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#1 soupfly

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:24 PM

I recently downloaded RA2 from the forum, but when I try to play there are no menus, when I alt+tab to desktop then return to the game the menus appear. Every time I make a selection this happens. I must return to the desktop for it to take place.

Also I should mention that I uninstalled and reinstalled, hoping that would resolve the issue.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

Intel graphics?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

Yes

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

Some things you can try...
  • Make sure that RA2's resolution is the same as your Windows resolution
  • Set RA2's Visual Details to LOW
  • Set your desktop to 16 bit color

Still buggy?..
Try running the game in a window:
(Right-click your RA2 icon > Properties > Shortcut tab > Target. Add -win to this line. Example. "c:\games\ra2\ra2.exe" -win)

Did it help?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

  • Make sure that RA2's resolution is the same as your Windows resolution - done
  • Set RA2's Visual Details to LOW - done
  • Set your desktop to 16 bit color - done
  • Try running the game in a window - "C:\Program Files (x86)\Red Alert 2\Game.exe"-win specified in the target box is not valid
Thanks for the possible solutions Fireworks, but the issue is not resolved.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

There should be a space before -win

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

There should be a space before -win

Thank you for clarifying that, I was completely lost on his post.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

There should be a space before -win

that made it so I could run RA2 in a window, but did not resolve the issue

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

So even in a window the issue is happening?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:45 PM

So even in a window the issue is happening?

yes

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Which operating system are you using btw?
Are you by any chance using a laptop?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Which operating system are you using btw?
Are you by any chance using a laptop?


windows 7

and yes it is a laptop

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

If you have one, connect an external monitor to it then run RA2 on that.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

If you have one, connect an external monitor to it then run RA2 on that.

I'll get one a give that a shot, if it doesn't work I'll just get a cd version and see if that works, thanks

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

look here http://communities.intel.com/message/150215

Edited by Ezer2000, 09 April 2012 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:06 AM

look here http://communities.intel.com/message/150215

thanks, - tried that, but nothing changed.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

thanks, - tried that, but nothing changed.

try this then http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/command-conquer-past-games/284289-common-problems-tfd-updated-04-02-2011-a.html

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

look here http://communities.intel.com/message/150215

- This actually did work, after I restarted the bug disappeared. Thanks agian for everyone's assistance!

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

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