Jump to content

CnCNet Forums

Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Gaspuch62

Have to restart game if minimized.

Question

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

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.

Edited by Rampastring

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By [email protected]
      Hey, I don't receive the verification code. I've tried a couple of time in about 5 days.
      Thanks in advance!
    • By jh liton
      Why it happening very often after update to version 5.3. Connecting lost with cnc very often. Also game is crashing sometimes.
       
       
       


    • By Randz
      game is running extremely slow even at max speed
    • By damast862
      New to forums. 
      I'm sure some may recognize my nick.
      Since this newest update, my CNCnet will not run.  Right click on the program, click on "run as admin" and it's as if nothing happened. The game doesn't even attempt to run, and it does not give me a message. Tried restarting PC, re-installing the game to no avail. Any help or advice would be appreciated. 
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...