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Red Alert 2 issue

by FredeSpangberg
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Red Alert 2 issue

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Hi Origin,

 

I've just reactivated my Origin membership to play C&C Red Alert 2. Unforturnatly i get a Blackscreen everytime i run the game, how could that be?? Really hope you can help...

 

BR

 

Frederik

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@FredeSpangberg Take a look in the C&C board

 

I am pretty sure there was a post where it explained how to fix that problem.

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Ok thx, can you tell me where to find that post?
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@FredeSpangberg should be either here or here

 

Maybe @Nyerguds might be more helpful, as he is the local specialist in all the old C&C titles. Not only he might be able to pinpoint the exact post, but he knows by heart how to make those old titles work on a Windows 10 PC.

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Hero

@FredeSpangberg

If you just search for "red alert 2 black screen" you get loads of answers... including this one I've posted around a load of times:

 

The graphics system patch DDWrapper is known to solve a multitude of graphics problems in RA2, including the "black screen" issue.

Download the zip file and extract "ddraw.dll" and "aqrit.cfg" into your game folder. Then, open the configuration file "aqrit.cfg" in Notepad, change the "ForceDirectDrawEmulation" option to 1, save the file, and try running the game again


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Hi, I am doing exactly as you say, and as soon as I go to save the change notepad file, it says I don't have permission to change it, and wont let me save the changes.
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@RichTBiscuits 

That is a side effect of setting your games folder to a path inside the Program Files folder. Either change that and install the games elsewhere, or start Notepad as administrator and then open the file manually using File -> Open in the administrator-rights Notepad window.


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