HEAR YE! HEAR YE! The RA2 QM Map Patch has now been made active in the QM!
The QM Map Patch is now several years old and has undergone numerous updates. With rigourous testing and careful attention to input from the community, the map patch offers players the chance to expand the map pool for quick matches and custom games. Below the installation instructions are map preview images as well as a list of previous updates. Any further updates will be refered to in this topic, and detailed extensively in a seperate, dedicated page.
Players may manually select which maps are made active for quick matches by setting their map preferences at http://xwis.net/control_panel/
Notes for Installation:
If this is your first time downloading the patch, make sure RA2 is NOT open, then run The Launcher
After the installation has completed, starting red alert 2 via ra2.exe will automatically keep the patch up-to-date.
UPDATE: Over the past week we have been continuously releasing patch updates that correct various bugs. This has caused some incompatibility with players using older versions. The patch is self-updating, however if you have had any recent problems with the patch please follow these steps to ensure you have a properly working version.
1) make sure ra2 is closed
2) Run "remove xwis maps.exe" found in your ra2 directory
For TFD: C:Program FilesEA GamesCommand & Conquer The First DecadeCommand & Conquer Red Alert™ IIRA2
For Ra2 CD: C:WestwoodRA2
3) Download the patch by right clicking this link and choosing "save target as"; save to ra2 directory
4) Run "Launcher.exe"
This will ensure you have the current version of the patch; from this point on, starting ra2.exe will keep your patch up-to-date.
To restore the stock version of RA2, run "remove xwis maps.exe".
Features of the New RA2 QM Map Patch:
* 12 Very Carefully Chosen Maps
* Automatic Installation of the RA2 QM Reso Patch
* Fixed Versions of Cold War and Snow Valley (Movement bugs fixed!!! No more stuck tanks!!!)
* Automatic Patch Updates (never required to manually run the patch again)
The current active maps as of June 14, 2011 are:
Cold War (fixed)
Little Big Bay
Snow Valley (fixed)
Tour of Egypt
Tournament Map Q (Mirrored)
Urban Marine revisited
Once again, the map patch is now active in QM play! Please give it a try, and report your experiences here!
Special Thanks to:
Frank Razenberg (zzattack on ST) - The creator of the patch
Olaf van der Spek - Enabled the patch for QM play + MADE XWIS
Grant (neogrant on ST) - created awesome images for patch promotion and assisted in promoting the patch
DonCarlo - Officially promoted the patch through ST
And thanks to everyone who helped us test the maps, and provided feed back in the discussion topics!
Since this patch is brand-new, we expect some bugs to still be present. If you encounter any, please uninstall the patch (run "remove xwis maps.exe" in your RA2 directory), and contact zzattack before publicly stating the patch doesn't work and potentially scaring off people who would otherwise give the patch a try. We will do our very best to get your problem fixed as soon as possible.
If this does not resolve your problem, please make a seperate topic in the help area. - XWIS HELP
04/01/2011: please see here for the most current update
12/19/2009 THE QM MAP PATCH UPDATE HAS BEGUN!!! Please see here for more details!!!
Edited by rumblesom, 10 October 2011 - 04:42 PM.