Red Alert 2 Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MyDigito, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    Red Alert 2 is not working properly Windows 8. Moves like a snail. What's this? Heroes 3 not problems.
     
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  2. zokstar

    zokstar MDL Novice

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    try running it in WinXP compatibility mode?
     
  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Win8 is not a real OS. Use Windows 7 or Windows XP Service Pack 3 if you want to play games. ;)
     
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  4. hpz

    hpz MDL Novice

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    It work on windows 8 pro lenovo y56o
     
  5. jilingshu

    jilingshu MDL Novice

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    Check your video driver?
     
  6. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    Win 7 not to hear the sound. Win 8 at least sound but moves like a snail. Driver is ok. Win XP is also available, but sometimes I'm in Win 8 and would like to play a little bomb.
     
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  7. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    In windows 7 it works fine, i even tested it on a x64 machine :rolleyes:

    Update all your drivers
    Update the game
     
  8. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    I tried Win 7 but have no sounds on My PC.
    All drivers are shipshape.
    Game updated 1.006 portable.
     
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  9. idxakep

    idxakep MDL Novice

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    Not a real OS? Why you even bother if it isn't? Some old games aren't working even with compatibility mode under older Windowses. Win 8 is awesome and people living in the past, like when every new system comes.
     
  10. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    No, it's not. :D
    I'm not bothering anymore...:bye1:
     
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  11. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    That's why the Red Alert 2 is a well made and I play it for 10 years, when I live. Maybe it is really a hardware fault. I do not know, I look.

    Thank you for your answers!
     
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  12. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    #13 steven4554, Nov 28, 2012
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    While we are on the subject, is there a fix for Tiberian Sun with Firestorm? cause when i get to the Main Menu and i click on options, it freezes until i press ESC button.

    Update - Found out the reason, Win8 doesn't have directdraw anymore! :(
     
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  13. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    Works pretty well already, after Windows updates. Some bugs are. A little bit more and I can play RA_2 :clap3:.
     
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  14. MyDigito

    MyDigito MDL Member

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    #15 MyDigito, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015
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    Change .ini (attach RA2.7z) your pc video settings and paste game dir.
    Mine is ScreenWidth=1600
    ScreenHeight=900

    [Video]
    ScreenWidth=1920
    ScreenHeight=1080
    StretchMovies=no
    VideoBackBuffer=no

    Right click gamemd.exe; ra2md.exe compatibility -> change settings all user -> Compatibility to XP sp3 or you can leave it to default -> reduced color mode = 16bit -> Checkmark Run as admin = ok >>ok






    View attachment RA2.7z
     
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