[How to] Red Alert 2 & Yuris Revenge on Windows 8
Some people reported problems running Red Alert 2 or Yuris Revenge on Windows 8. Others dont have any problems while others do so I decided to write a how to. The idea is simple. You need to create a virtual machine and run Red Alert 2 inside the virtual machine. I suggest you to run Windows 7 since XP is a very old operating system.
Step 1 - Download VMware Workstation Player (free version), go to http://www.vmware.com/products/player/ and install it
Step 2 - Open VMware
Step 3 - Click on Create new virtual machine
Step 4 - Select load iso from disk and select the Windows 7 iso. Note: you dont need a serial, you can add it later on your own ;-)
=> If you dont have a Windows 7 .iso file you can download it via torrents at The Pirate Bay for example. I suggest you to search something like "windows 7 english iso". Maybe this one? http://kuiken.co/torrent/6121498/Windows_7_32_Bit_(Iso)(Bootable)(English) Note: this is not illegal! You can add the serial later.
Step 5 - Change some settings for the virtual machine when installing it. Read the install carefully! I suggest you the following settings:
- Disk ~30GB (if you like to play other games later you have some space left for it)
- RAM memory ~2GB
- Cores 2
=> Windows 7 32bit needs atleast 15GB diskspace and 64bit 20GB. When your virtual machine doesnt need more than 4GB RAM I suggest you to stay on 32bit since it takes less space than 64bit.
Step 6 - Start the installation of Windows 7 and run it, I think 99% of us have installed it once before so it isnt a problem for you ;-)
Step 7 - Your virtual machine boots up and works fine. Go to xwis.net (preinstalled Internet Explorer) and download Red Alert 2 or Yuris Revenge! Enjoy.
* Make sure you close some applications to lower the amount of RAM used on your system before starting your virtual machine. Check via crtl+alt+del.
* If you maximize the virtual machine you will notice that its very small (800x600 default). Change to resolution inside Windows 7 to the same reso as your fysical machine.
Edited by ImNewButOld, 17 March 2013 - 01:39 PM.