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Have to restart game if minimized.


When I play C&C Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge, I frequently get a problem in which if the game is minimized (or otherwise not the top window.) and I try to bring it back up, it comes back up as a tiny unresponsive with the sound still playing. I can't make it bigger, and on the off chance that it's still full screen, it's unresponsive to my input and I have to Alt-F4 and start over.
This happens if I click off the screen when I run dual monitor set up, if I click the edge of the screen with one monitor, if I leave my computer for long enough for the computer to turn off the screen, and sometimes at random if Windows decides it needs to be minimized for whatever reason.

I hope this is something I can fix with the right settings, but I haven't found any other settings that work well yet.

Could it work better in a virtual machine?

Game settings:

In-game Resolution: 1600x900

Client Resolution 1280x800 (Recommended)

Detail Level: High

Full Screen Client Checked

Renderer TS-DDraw

Client Theme: Yuri's Revenge Theme

Windowed Mode: Unchecked

Back Buffer...: Unchecked

My system settings and specs:

Screen Resolution: 1920x1080

Second Monitor when used: 1280x1024

OS: Windows 10 Home

RAM: 16 GB
CPU: Intel Core i7-4720HQ

GPU: Nvidia 960m

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There is no certain fix for the issue. The only thing you can try is changing the renderer. If you play at your desktop resolution, you can also give borderless windowed mode a try (possibly with a different renderer, TS-DDRAW doesn't tend to handle windowed mode well).

I also use a dual monitor setup btw, to avoid clicking the area of the second monitor I recommend using software that can be used to lock the cursor to one monitor with a hotkey, such as Swap Screen.

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On 9/8/2017 at 11:24 AM, Ezer_2000 said:

I changed renderer to DxWind and this was a solution for me, but game is lagging on huge battles now. If you don't like this solution you can try to disable your windows key (link).

This helped me. DxWind with Windowed mode fixed everything. Thank you. And since leaving the window doesn't crash the game display, I don't have to worry about clicking the edge of the screen or accidentally pressing the windows key.

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