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#1 riz

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 11:51 AM


Please note this FAQ is no longer in use. Please direct yourselves to the same page here http://xwis.org/dr/node/7Note:
Support below is only provided by users for CnC games installed on MS Windows OS's without 3rd party mods, hacks or cracks. Other OS's/installs are not supported, for those you should use a support forum that deals specifically with your OS, mod or hack.

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<h3><strong>Click the topic you need help with</strong>
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XWIS & C&C General QUESTIONS
Connecting/Logging
XCL Ladder & Nicknames
XWIS Clans
Lobby
Reporting Cheaters

Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge
Tiberian Sun & Firestorm
Renegade
NOX
C&C95 and Red alert 1

C&C - The First Decade
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<a name="xwis"></a><h3><strong>XWIS & C&C General Questions</strong></h3>
<a name="xwis_connect"></a><strong>Connecting/Logging</strong>
When connecting to XWIS i get an error message saying Invalid serial SID(5681) or banned serial(5681).
When connecting to XWIS i get an error message saying Invalid serial SID(xxxxxx).
When I try to log in I get an error saying my password is too weak then I get disconnected.
I am having problems connecting to XWIS. I only get "Matching Server Not Found"
I am having problems connecting to XWIS. I only get "Fetching server list"
How do i upgrade my network card drivers?
My game crashes/freezes/disconnects me and i have been told to disable hyperthreading, what is and how do i do that?
My game crashes/freezes/disconnects me and i have been told to run in compatabilty mode, what is and how do i do that?
How and where do i ask a tech support question if i cannot find answers anywhere else?


<strong><a name="xwis_XCL_Ladder"></a>XCL Ladder & Nicknames</strong>
What does XCL Stand for?
What is XWIS?
Where is the ladder?
How do I create a nickname for XWIS?
How do I delete a nickname on XWIS? How do i retrieve a nickname that has been deleted?
I have lost my password for my nickname. How can I retrieve it?
What is the time limit for a game to count on XCL?
How do I search for a nickname on the XCL ladder?
When does the XCL Ladder tournament officially start and end? Where can I find a link to last month's ladder?
Where can I find a list of users who are online?


<strong><a name="xwis_XCL_clans"></a>XWIS Clans</strong>
Is 2v2 clanning supported by XCL?
How can I create a battleclan in XCL?
I keep seeing all these BattleClan games but i need to join one. How do I join a clan?
How do I leave a clan?
I have lost my clan manager password. How can I reset it?
I have lost my clan manager password and no longer have access to the email account I created the clan with. How can I get the password back?
Where is my WOL ranks and clans?


<strong><a name="xwis_Lobby"></a>Lobby</strong>
What do the honor badges in the Yuri's Revenge Lobby represent?
I haven't received my YR badge and it is a new month. When will I receive it?
How can I avoid spam and bad language in the lobby?
What is the XWISAdmin bot?
What are the lobby rules?


<strong><a name="xwis_Banning_cheaters"></a>Reporting Cheaters</strong>
What happens if I lose points to a cheater?
What is LaundrY ServicE
How do I report cheaters?
How should I write topic titles for cheat reports
What evidence is required for a cheat report?
Where can I find sync files.
Where do I find my gamestats?
How do i post screenshots and game recordings
In the FAQ's for RA2 it refers to a file, sync.txt, and then goes on to tell where this file is located. As I searched the proper folders I could not locate that type of file, could you enlighten me as to where it is or how to install it?
What is XGS? i keep hearing people can record ladder games then watch them back to see if they played a cheater.
My XGS player keeps crashing or takes a long time to load.
I can't view any of the games I have recorded with the XCC Game Spy recorder


<h3><strong><a name="ra2" target="_blank"></a>Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge</strong></h3>
How do I take multiple in-game screenshots? - I am a RA2 player
How do I take multiple in-game screenshots? - I am a YR player
How do I take external screenshots?
What other screenshot utilities are there for taking multiple screenshots?
How can I view the multiple screenshots I took with Ctrl C(RA2) or Shift S(YR)
How do I sign up for a tournament?
Where can I find a list of users who are online playing RA2?
Where can I find a list of users who are online playing YR?
How do I sign up for a tournament?
How do you patch Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge?
How to enable or disable Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall?
What are port settings for a proxy server or firewall for playing XWIS Online?
Where can I find the software drivers to update my computer?
Why does Yuri's Revenge crash whenever it starts up in Windows XP?
What can be done about the "Cannot connect to Westwood Online" error?
What can be done about the Internal Error?
How do I change my sound acceleration?
How do I end backround tasks?
How do you get a replacement serial number?
Why will Dcom2w98.dll not update?
Why does the game say that a mouse is required by the game when a mouse is there?
Why does the system reboot every time it finishes or ends an Internet game?
How do you manually uninstall Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge if the uninstall does not work?
Why is movie performance slow, choppy or stuttering for the game?
What can be done about the Westwood Online version being incompatible?
What happens if there is a violation of the EA Terms of Service?
What can be done about the error the Westwood Support Library is either missing or invalid?
Why does the game end and declare me the winner as soon as the game starts in an Internet game?
Why does my game crash or lock up?
Why do I receive internal errors?
What does illegal operation mean?
I receive a exception access violation error.
How do I delete temporary files?
What does 'Old File Not Found' mean while patching?
What can be done about the error: Failed to Initialize, Please Reinstall?
Why does Yuri's Revenge either lock up or take such a long time while loading?
What is the EA End User License Agreement?
What can be done about the errors while trying to connect to or start a multiplayer game?
What is Final alert 2 and where can it be downloaded?
Why does the installation crash upon entering the serial number?
What can be done about the Init Failure error or the Insert CD Rom error?
How do I update Direct X?
Shortly after starting to play, my base explodes and I automatically surrender. How can I fix this?
Why is my small radar mini-map completely messed up, rendered totally useless, in Internet games?


<strong><h3><a name="ts" target="_blank"></a>Tiberian Sun and FireStorm</h3></strong>
How do you patch Tiberian Sun and Firestorm?
Why does my game crash or lock up? Why do I receive internal errors?
How do you connect to another person using the modem on Tiberian Sun?
Where can I find a list of users who are online playing TS?
How do you manually uninstall Tiberian Sun and Firestorm if the uninstall does not work?
What are the system requirements for Tiberian Sun and Firestorm?
Why won�t my CD Rom drive recognize my disk after patching Tiberian Sun?
Why does Tiberian Sun only show a black screen when it starts?
Why is movie performance slow, choppy or stuttering for Tiberian Sun?
What can be done about the "Cannot connect to Westwood Online" error?
What can be done about the errors while trying to connect to or start a multiplayer game?
What are port settings for a proxy server or firewall for Westwood Online?
What can be done about the Westwood Online version being incompatible?
What can be done about the error the Westwood Support Library is either missing or invalid?
Where can I download the newest patch? How do I update my software?


<a name="rg" target="_blank"></a><strong><h3>Renegade</h3></strong>
When I try to login to Renegade I don't see any game servers.
Where can I get additional support for Renegade?
Where can I get support for Renguard?
Where can I find more information about Renegade? Where can I learn more about the transition from WOL to XWIS?
Where can I find a list of users who are online playing Renegade?
Where can one get a new Renegade FDS serial number?
How do you patch Renegade?
What�s in the 1.030 Patch for C&C Renegade?
What�s in the 1.015 patch for C&C Renegade?
Why does the Renegade patch process freeze?
How does one setup a dedicated server for Renegade?
What video cards does Command & Conquer Renegade support?
Why does Renegade ask to Please insert Game Disc, when the game disc is already in the drive?
Why do the textures in Renegade flicker or appear glitched?
What can be done about the cabinet error when installing Renegade?
How can you increase mouse performance in Renegade?
Where can I get support for LAN gameplay for C&C Renegade?
Is there a Map Maker/Editor for Renegade?
What are the minimum system requirements for C&C: Renegade?
Why are the walls transparent in Renegade?
Why won't Renegade install with a Kyro II card in the system?
Why are there no text on the buttons during the install of C&C Renegade?
Why does my game crash or lock up? Why do I receive internal errors?
What can be done about the Westwood Online version being incompatible?
How are flying units obtained and controlled in Renegade?
What are the game modes for Renegade?
Is there a level 1 walk-through for C&C Renegade?
What are the radio commands in Renegade?
How can you increase mouse performance in Renegade?
Is there a quick save key in Renegade?
How do you drive vehicles in Renegade?


<a name="nox" target="_blank"></a><strong><h3>Nox</h3></strong>
Why do I see Nox User's on the Online page, but I can't connect to any games?
How can I tell which players are on Nox or NoxQuest on XWIS?
What is NoxQuest and where can I download it?
Is there a way to get the NOX cursor to use on my desktop?
How do I Install/uninstall NOX?
Why is NOX repeating the patch cycle?
How do I troubleshoot any NOX Video and Sound issues?
Why do I have problems with my CD-ROM running NOX?
Why is the gameplay slow and choppy in Nox?
Why is there green tint over my screen in NOX?
How can I save/load games in NOX ?


<a name="ra1" target="_blank"></a><h3><strong>C&C95 and Red alert 1</strong></h3>
How do I setup CC&95 and Red alert 1 to play online?
My game is prompting me to install WChat. Where do I find it?
Why does my game crash or lock up? Why do I receive internal errors?
Why does the 'Unload Debugger and Try Again' error message occur?
What does 'Old File Not Found' mean while patching?
How to enable or disable Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall?
Why does the installation crash upon entering the serial number?
How do I find out what my IP Address is in Windows NT / 2000 / XP?
How do I find out what my IP Address is in Windows 95 / 98 / ME?
Will the games work in Windows 2000?
What can be done about the video and sound issues in the game?
Why can't the game connect online with or without a firewall?
Why aren't all of the multi play skirmish modes available single play skirmish games?
Why do I receive "Cannot Uninstall" error message in Command and Conquer?
Why do the New, Join, Use Map, and Random Map buttons overlap?
What can be done about the Games Out Of Sync error message?
How do you use the Red alert Terrain Editor?
How can you fix the 'Unable to allocate primary video buffer' error?


<a name="tfd" target="_blank"></a><h3><strong>C&C - The First Decade</strong></h3>
Why won't my First Decade CD work in my CD-ROM drive?
What can I do about Invalid Serial Error? I have installed using The First Decade Command and Conquer.
What is the TFD shortcut installer? What does it do?
I am running the First Decade and I can't get the Map Editor to work. The program tells me to Please insert a Red alert CD into the CD-ROM drive".
Why can't I play my old Command and Conquer games after I've installed First Decade?
What's new with Command and Conquer: The First Decade?
What are the minimum system requirements for Command and Conquer: The First Decade?
My game is prompting me to install WChat. Where do I find it?
Why can't I uncheck Red alert 2 or Generals during a custom installation?
Why does the game crash after a full black screen?
What can be done when the game locks up or freezes?
Why is the game crashing to the desktop after the splash screen?
Why is there graphical corruption in the game?
Why is there a 'transfer error' or 'patch failed' error during installation?
What can be done about the [Game].exe or program causing an error?
Where is the serial number? It does not appear on the back of the DVD case.
Why does the game say 'CD/DVD Emulation Software Detected'?
How do you improve online gameplay and lag?
Why are there 'Direct3D' or 'D3D' errors when starting the game?
Why does my game lockup with repeating sound?
Why does the 'Unload Debugger and Try Again' error message occur?
Why doesn't the DirectX version update after you install a new version?
Why is there a 'GET SETUP' error whilst installing DirectX?
Why is there a virus or file content warning during installation?
Why is there no sound in the game?
'Has not passed Windows logo testing' error when installing DirectX.
How do I obtain a site license for Electronic Arts games?
What is the Electronic Arts Warranty Policy?
Why does the autoplay screen not appear?


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#2 riz

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:55 AM

<h3><strong>XWIS & C&C General Questions</strong></h3>
<strong>Connecting/Logging On</strong>

<strong><a name="invalid_serial_5681"></a>When connecting to XWIS i get an error message saying Invalid serial SID(5681) or banned serial(5681).</strong>
If you receive this error in Red alert 2 or Yuri's Revenge, a reinstall of the game should fix the problem. The error can be caused by using a Windows Restore point or it can be a registry problem and indicates you are sending an empty serial number to XWIS.
If you receive this error in Red alert 1 or C&C95, Click here to download the XWIS connection tool and click reset on the tool.
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<strong><a name="invalid_serial"></a>When connecting to XWIS i get an error message saying Invalid serial SID(xxxxxx).</strong>
The causes of invalid serials are numerous, therefore we need <strong>specific details </strong>from you when you post a new topic regarding your serial.
<strong>Please put in the topic title</strong>
Invalid Serial.
<strong>And include in your post</strong>
Nickname's tried.
Error message SID(xxxxxx) <strong>exactly!</strong>
Where your serial comes from. A game you own or elsewhere?
If this serial has been shared amongst friends or elsewhere or has only ever been used by you.
Also, be patient, only a few people can check this for you and they are very busy, your problem will be dealt with in due time. Please do not bump unanswered topics as our help forum is already very busy.While waiting you may try to re-install your game ensuring that you enter the serial number exactly as it is on your book to rule out the posibility of a typo. Although WOL often let you on with an invalid, XWIS doesn't.You may also want to check through our cheat reports & archives section and let us know of any previous bans you(or friends on shared serials/nicks) have received from XWIS. Enter your nickname(s) here to search for cheat reports.If you are receiving this error and are running "The First Decade Command and Conquer" click here for instructions on how to resolve.
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<strong><a name="password_weak"></a>When I try to log in I get an error saying my password is too weak then I get disconnected.</strong>
To protect your account XWIS passwords must be strong.

The minimum requirements are:
1) Must be EXACTLY 8 characters long.
2) Must not be a normal word that can be found in a dictionary.
3) Should contain a mixture of numbers and letters, or lower case an upper case
4) Must not be a common number sequence.

Examples of good passwords (do not use these examples as your own passwords)
hL8ViMbE
g8m3RzrK
iLov3Ra2
ih8sc00l

Examples of Weak passwords
11111111
12345678
24681357
00002222
redalert
yourname
wargames
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<strong><a name="connect_match"></a>I am having problems connecting to XWIS. I only get "Matching Server Not Found" </strong>
Instead of clicking on Quick Match, click on Custom Match and an error message should appear in the lobby. The message won't appear for long, so take a screenshot of it. Press PrintScreen, then paste the image into Paint.

For invalid passwords, you can reset your password, click here for instructions on how to do so.
If you have too many nicks, logon with one of the nicks in the list, you won't be able to create anymore until you have made room on your serial. Click here for instructions on how to delete nicks.

If receive the invalid serial/banned serial 5681 error message, click here for instructions on how to fix the problem.If you have your own valid, unshared serial number and receive an invalid serial number error, click here for information on how to resolve the problem.
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<strong><a name="connect_fetch"></a>I am having problems connecting to XWIS</strong>. I only get "Fetching server list"

If you can't connect to XWIS with this tool, continue reading.

If you still can't login, open this <a href="http://xwis.net/downloads/XWISC.exe target="_blank">tool</a>, click Test, choose a game, choose a name and click OK.

After reading the README on firewall and router issues then reading how to upgrading your <a href="http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=9195&p_created=1086114721&p_sid=7i7TquRh&p_lva=& p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9ODkmcF9wcm9kcz03LDM0MywzNTEmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0zLjM1MSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=&p_topview=1" target="_blank">network card drivers</a>, disabling hyperthreading and running in compatability mode.
Open a topic, describe the problem and include the Test output in that topic.

Do not forgot to use a good descriptive topic title!
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<strong><a name="network_card_drivers"></a>How do i upgrade my network card drivers?</strong> <a href="http://support.ea.com/cgi-bin/ea.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=9195&p_created=1086114721&p_sid=7i7TquRh&p_lva=& p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9ODkmcF9wcm9kcz03LDM0MywzNTEmcF9jYXRzPTAmcF9wdj0zLjM1MSZwX2N2PSZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPWFuc3dlcnMuc2VhcmNoX25sJnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=&p_topview=1" target="_blank">Answer</a>
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<a name="hyperthreading"></a><strong>My game crashes/freezes/disconnects me and i have been told to disable hyperthreading, what is and how do i do that?</strong>
Pentuim 4 processors have a new technology called "hyperthreading" This can be disabled by entering your systems setup screen by pressing F2 or DEL at bootup (BIOS). Disabling hyperthreading will cause no ill effects on your PC and can be re-enabled at any time.
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<a name="compatability"></a><strong>My game crashes/freezes/disconnects me and i have been told to run in compatabilty mode, what is and how do i do that?</strong>
CnC games weren't designed with the current operating systems in mind. XP isn't officially compatable with the games. The majority of users have no problems but those who do experience random lockups, crashes etc. are advised to try running the game as if it is on an older OS.To run the games in compatability mode, right click on your games main icon, and select properties, the next dialogiue box that opens will have a "compatability" tab at the top, enter that and look for the drop down box containing the lists of older OS's. select one then "apply" and "OK"
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<strong><a name="tech_support"></a>How and where do i ask a tech support question if i cannot find answers anywhere else?</strong>
Read this informative tutorial on making help topics within strike-team, Following these simple instructions will speed up the response time and improve the quality of response from our Help Team. Help Tutorial
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<strong>XCL Ladder & Nicknames</strong>

<strong><a name="XCL"></a>What does XCL Stand for?</strong>
XCC Community Ladder
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<strong><a name="XWIS_define"></a>What is XWIS?</strong>
Click here for full details
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<strong><a name="XCL_ladder"></a>Where is the ladder?</strong>
Click here then select the game you play
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<strong><a name="nick_create"></a>How do I create a nickname for XWIS?</strong>
Registering a nickname on XWIS is as simple as logging in.
Simply connect to XWIS, and login with your desired username and password. Once you have logged in that nickname is registered for you. Choose a strong password, one that others won't be able to guess easily. Examples of good passwords can be found here.
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<strong><a name="nick_delete"></a>How do I delete a nickname on XWIS? How do i retrieve a nickname that has been deleted?</strong> Answer
If the nick to be deleted is not in the ladder and more than 32 days old, go to the Delete nick page( RA2 & YR) Delete nick page(TS), and Delete nick page(REN) fill out the form and press delete. Once you have deleted the nickname, you cannot get it back.
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<strong><a name="nick_pass"></a>I have lost my password for my nickname. How can I retrieve it?
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There is no way to retrieve your password if you have lost it. However you can reset your password. Click here for instructions on how to do so. Note that this will reset all of passwords registered on your serial.
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<strong><a name="bailtime"></a>What is the time limit for a game to count on XCL?</strong>
On XCL a game counts immediately after it has started provided there is no lag.
This measure is in place to stop players bailing for unfair reasons.
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<strong><a name="ladder_search"></a>How do I search for a nickname on the XCL ladder?</strong>
You can search by full or partial nick by entering the name in the search box at the top of the ladder.

<strong>To search by partial nick : </strong>
You can use the following wildcards
<strong>% (percantage sign) </strong>: use if you are unsure of more than one letter in a nick
for example if you only know part of a nick use a % to represent the bit u dont know
So if you were searching for DonCarlo you could type
Don% and it would bring up DonCarlo
or %Carlo if you only knew the end of the nick
<strong>_ (underscore)</strong>: use if you are unsure of just 1 letter
For example if you did not know if I spell my name as DonCarLo or DonCario
you could type DonCar_o and it would find my nick
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<strong><a name="ladder_info"></a>When does the XCL Ladder tournament officially start and end. Where can I find a link to last month's ladder?</strong>
The tournament starts on the 1st day of every month at Midnight XCL TIME/GMT and finishes on the last day of every month at Midnight XCL TIME = GMT).

When the ladder ends it automatically gets saved here previous month's ladder. A copy of the previous month's ladder will always be found at that location.
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<a name="online_general"></a><strong>Where can I find a list of users who are online?</strong>
http://strike-team.net/xwis/onlinelist/
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<strong>XWIS Clans</strong>

<strong><a name="2v2_clan"></a>Is 2v2 clanning supported by XCL?</strong>
Yes 2v2 clanning is fully supported.
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<strong><a name="clan_create"></a>How can I create a battleclan in XCL? </strong>
You can create a battle clan by going to this page for RA2/YR XWIS BattleClans, TS XWIS BattleClans , REN XWIS BattleClans
Invite players into your clan by using this link Invite - RA2/YR XWIS BattleClans, Invite - TS XWIS BattleClans , Invite - REN XWIS BattleClans
You can advertise your clan so others can join here.
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<strong><a name="clan_join"></a>I keep seeing all these BattleClan games but i need to join one. How do I join a clan?</strong>
If you want to join a clan then you can check out the clan adverts sectionor you can make a post in the player applications section to advertise yourself. Check the XWIS Hosted Clan Forums to see if any of the hosted clans are recruiting.

Never, under any circumstances give out the password to your XWIS nickname. Once you have been invited into a clan, go into the lobby and type /join_clan "<"insert clan name">" to join. eg. /join_clan myclanOr, you can join an by inputing the nickname that was invited into the clan, the password for that nick and the clan join password into the following pages: Join RA2/YR Clan, Join TS Clan, Join REN Clan
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<strong><a name="clan_leave"></a>How do I leave a clan?</strong>
Never, under any circumstances give out the password to your XWIS nickname. Go into the lobby and type /leave_clan "<"insert clan name">" to leave. eg. /leave_clan myclan Or, you can leave an by inputing the nickname that was invited into the clan and the password for that nick into the following pages: Leave RA2/YR Clan, Leave TS Clan, Leave REN Clan
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<strong><a name="clan_password"></a>I have lost my clan manager password. How can I reset it?</strong>
Enter your clan name and email address for RA2/YR clans here, TS clans here, REN clans here. Once you have received the email, click the link in it to confirm the password change.
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<strong><a name="clan_password_email"></a>I have lost my clan manager password. I cannot retrieve the password because I access the email account I created the clan with.</strong>
Get all members of the clan to leave the clan and recreate it. Admins will not retrieve the password for you.
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<strong><a name="wolranks"></a>Where is my WOL ranks and clans?</strong>
Ranks gained on the WOL ladder are no longer valid. The old ladders are now totally defunct. A list of XWIS clans can be found at http://xwis.net/xwi/ (for RA2&YR) http://xwis.net/ts/xwi/(for TS) http://xwis.net/rg/xwi/(for REN) Clans registered on WOL are no longer valid. This happened as the database switched from WOL over to XWIS. We recommend you create your clan on XWIS as soon as possible. Links to all of the clan managers can be found here http://xwis.net/xcl. For your own benefit, use a valid email address when creating the clan as without, there is no way to retrieve/change the clan administration password should you need to. The only way to get the pass back without a valid email address is for all members to leave the clan, then remake it. Don't ask admins to retrieve passwords for you.
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<strong>Lobby</strong>

<STRONG><a name="yr_badges"></a>What do the honor badges in the Yuri's Revenge Lobby represent?</STRONG>
Posted Image Private   0-31 points
Posted Image Corporal 32-60 points
Posted Image seargeant 61-80 points.
Posted Image lieutenant 81-150 points
Posted Image   major 151-250 points
Posted Image   colonel 251-500 points
Posted Image   Brigadier General 501- 1000 points
Posted Image   General 1001-1500 points
Posted Image   5-Star General   1501 - 2001 points
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<strong><a name="yr_badges_receive"></a>I haven't received my YR badge and it is a new month. When will I receive it?</strong>
When the month comes to an end and you knew you got over the certain amount of points required to get a badge, i.e 501 pts for 1 star badge, please do not make a help topic about it, if you got enough points at the end of the month for a badge it will be given to you in due time.It is done this way to prevent cheaters obtaining badges that they dont deserve.
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<strong><a name="lobby_avoid"></a>How can I avoid spam and bad language in the lobby </strong>
<strong>Bad Language filter</strong>
You can avoid bad language in the lobby by clicking Options (on your game menu) and selecting "Filter Bad Language"

<strong>Spam - Ignore Feature</strong>
You can now add annoying people to your ignore list by typing the following commands in the lobby
<strong>/ban </strong><nick>
<strong>/ignore </strong><nick>
<strong>/unban</strong>
<strong>/unignore</strong>

Using the /ignore command stops you from receiving pages, and spam, or any chat from the person you ignore.
The /ban command bans players from your current game channel.
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<strong><a name="lobby_XWISadmin"></a>XWISAdmin Bot</strong>
Additionally there are anti-spam bot and Lobby Guards in the XWIS lobbies that issues chat bans for breaking the lobby rules.
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<strong><a name="lobby_rules"></a>* * * Lobby Rules * * *</strong>
Do Not Flood/Spam The lobby.
Do Not Use Bad Language In The Lobby.
Do Not Impersonate The Lobby Admins.
Do Not Impersonate Other Players.
Using square brackets may trigger this ban, so avoid using them!
Coercing others to trigger Chat Bans and other forms of
unsociable behaviour can result in a manual Chat Ban.
Offensive nicknames will be permanently chat banned.

<strong>* * * IRC Relays, Game Spammers, Lobby Spammers * * *</strong>
The use of anything other than the game to connect to any of
the XWIS servers is prohibited.
Promoting of non XWIS related websites, cheats/cheat sites
will result in a permanent serial ban.

This is to control advertising, spamming, flooding, swearing,
and other forms of unsociable behaviour to help to
keep the lobby's a fun environment for all age groups.

The bot will issue 15 minute Chat Bans. Which means you will
not be able to chat in the lobby for 15 minutes if you get
banned. However, you will be able to chat whilst playing games.
You will need to leave the server and log back in
to start chatting again after your ban ends.
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<strong>Reporting cheaters</strong>

<strong><a name="lose_cheater"></a>What happens if I lose points to a cheater?</strong>
Report the cheater with full proof at the XCL GAME REPORTS CENTRE and you have your points returned shortly.
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<strong><a name="laundry_service"></a>What is LaundrY ServicE?</strong>
LaundrY ServicE is a nickname used to show that a cheater has had his rank reset.You will see an entry in their game stats that show the number of points that were taken from the rank and the LaundrY ServicE nickname to show that they have been reset and banned.
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<strong><a name="report_cheaters"></a>How do I report cheaters?</strong>
Report all cheaters at the XCL GAME REPORTS CENTRE.

To avoid incorrect accusations please follow these guidelines when posting about cheaters. Only post if you are certain that you have been cheated. A hunch that someone cheated because they had more tanks or buildings is not enough.
Conclusive evidence must be provided.
Topic titles should be correctly written.
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<strong><a name="cheat_topic"></a>How should I write topic titles for cheat reports?</strong>
The topic title should include the opponent's torunament nickname or clan name, and the type of offence that was committed. For example:
"QM N0LiF3 - President Cheater"
OR
"OM3RTA v CH3ATS - Out of Synch Wash"
This makes for easier reference.
Please avoid the temptation to make topic titles such as "Argggggghhhhh" and "Ive been cheated again". They give no information and just create extra work.
Note: Inappropriate Topic Titles in this section will be edited.
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<strong><a name="cheat_evidence"></a>What evidence is required for a cheat report?</strong>
The following should be provided in a cheat report.
[*]<strong>Game stats</strong> copied and pasted from <strong>XCLadder</strong> records
[*]<strong>Summary of the game</strong>, the map, and a description of how you was cheated.
[*]<strong>Screenshots</strong> that shows the cheating in action, e.g. reconnection error, image of president, etc...
[*]<strong>DPL information or Opponent's name</strong> must appear on screenshots.
[*]<strong>To prove washing</strong> a wash by disconnect you will need to prove that you were winning mainly with screenshots therefore take a few screen shots of KEY action in EVERY game
[*]<strong>Sync file</strong>, if you got a reconnection error attach the sync file from that game to your post.
NOTE : if you wish to prove your opponent is cheating in RA2 you must submit a XGS replay as well as the relevent evidence from the above list
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<strong><a name="sync_files"></a>Where can I find sync files?</strong>
If you receive a reconnection error in a game, a sync file is created. Sync files have filenames of the type "syncX.txt" where X is a number (e.g. sync3.txt). You can confirm its the correct one by opening it - you will see your opponents name near the top of the text. To Locate the Folder where the sync files are stored:

<strong><a name="sync_files_ra2"></a>Red alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge</strong>
To find the RA2 Folder:
Double Click on My Computer.
Double Click on the C: folder.
Double Click on the "Westwood" Folder.
Double Click on the "RA2" Folder.
Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to substitute the appropriate drivers and folders in lieu of the previous ones.
Browse the folder to find the "SyncX.txt" files and double click to open the file in NotePad.

<strong><a name="sync_files_ra2_tfd"></a>Red alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge - C&C The First Decade</strong>
To find the RA2 Folder:
Double Click on My Computer.
Double Click on the C: folder.
Double Click on the "Program Files" Folder.
Double Click on the "Command & Conquer The First Decade" Folder.
Double Click on the "Command & Conquer Red alert™ II" Folder.
Double Click on the "RA2" Folder.
Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to substitute the appropriate drivers and folders in lieu of the previous ones.
Browse the folder to find the "SyncX.txt" files and double click to open the file in NotePad.


<strong><a name="sync_files_ts"></a>Tiberian Sun</strong>
To find the SUN Folder:
Double Click on My Computer.
Double Click on the C: folder.
Double Click on the "Westwood" Folder.
Double Click on the "SUN" Folder.
Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to substitute the appropriate drivers and folders in lieu of the previous ones.
Browse the folder to find the "SyncX.txt" files and double click to open the file in NotePad.

<strong><a name="sync_files_ts_tfd"></a>Tiberian Sun - C&C The First Decade</strong>
To find the SUN Folder:
Double Click on My Computer.
Double Click on the C: folder.
Double Click on the "Program Files" Folder.
Double Click on the "Command & Conquer The First Decade" Folder.
Double Click on the "Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™" Folder.
Double Click on the "SUN" Folder.
Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to substitute the appropriate drivers and folders in lieu of the previous ones.
Browse the folder to find the "SyncX.txt" files and double click to open the file in NotePad.
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<strong><a name="game_stats"></a>Where do I find my gamestats?</strong>
Go to the XCL ladder
Click whichever ladder you play on
Then enter your nickname in the search box.
click on your name to show your entire games list.
find the game that you are making a report about and click the number on the left under GID (Game ID)

<strong>GID </strong>Player A Player B Duration Scenario Date
4030 ornesking W +14 nosisit L -7 08:52 Little Big Lake 02:12 05-06 36 0 1

this will then give you the full gamestats for that game as below

<strong>GID Player A Player B Duration Scenario Date
4030 ornesking W +14 nosisit L -7 08:52 Little Big Lake 02:12 05-06 36 0 1
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nosisit killed bought left captured
units 2 14 1
buildings 0 10 0 0
infantry 5 21 0
planes 0 0 0
ornesking killed bought left, captured
units 10 27 24
buildings 6 14 9 0
infantry 20 6 1
planes 0 0 0 </strong>
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<strong><a name="post_files"></a>How do i post screenshots and game recordings?</strong>
Go to the XCL Game Reports Section and make a new post there.

You will see a "file attachments" section at the bottom of your post screen. Browse to the file on your computer and the file will be uploaded when you submit your post. You cannot upload bmp files, they must be converted to jpg first. Use Irfanview to convert bmp files to jpg.
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<strong><a name="no_sync"></a>In the FAQ's for Ra2 it refers to a file, sync.txt, and then goes on to tell where this file is located. As I searched the proper folders I could not locate that type of file, could you enlighten me as to where it is or how to install it?</strong>
If you do not have a sync file you are probably lucky enough never to have been cheated by reconnection error.The sync.txt file is only created when a game ends in a reconnection error producing an "out of sync wash".If you are not sure what this error looks like you will see some examples in the cheat report forum.If you do get a reconnection error when you were winning a game, look in your RA2/SUN directory for the sync file for that game and add it to your cheat report.
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<strong><a name="XGS"></a>What is XGS? i keep hearing people can record ladder games then watch them back to see if they played a cheater.</strong>
Brief instructions are given in the readme file included in the XGS download.
More information can be found in the following guides:
<strong>Quick Guide to XCC Game Spy (XGS)</strong> - recommended for experienced users/players
and
<strong> Detailed Guide to XCC Game Spy (XGS)</strong> - recommended for novices
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<strong><a name="XGS_crash"></a>My XGS player keeps crashing or takes a long time to load.</strong>
Remove all of the XIF files created by XCC game recorder from the replays folder. You can store them in another folder or delete them. The replay folder is located in C:\westwood\RA2\replays or C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer Red alert™ II\RA2\Replays.
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<strong><a name="XGS_view"></a>I can't view any of the games I have recorded with the XCC Game Spy recorder</strong>
Start running the Game Spy recorder after you have deployed your MCV in a on online game. Starting the recorderin skirmish mode or before you have deployed your MCV will not work.






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Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:52 PM

Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge






How do I take multiple in-game screenshots? - I am a RA2 player



The best method is to use the built-in screenshot facility within RA2. To take a screenshot in RA2:



Press CTRL + C (ra2 only)(this is the default shortcut).
Everytime you press CTRL + C a new file is saved to your C\westwood\ra2\directory in .pcx format. You can take several screenshots per game very easily without having to go to windows.
If you wish to upload any of these files in the Games Reports Forums you will need to 1st convert them to jpeg format.



Important Note: you cannot take a screen shot of a reconnection error in this way. Read below.


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How do I take multiple in-game screenshots? - I am a YR player


The best method is to use the built-in screenshot facility within RA2. To take a screenshot in YR:



Press SHIFT + S (YR only)(this is the default shortcut).
Everytime you press SHIFT + S a new file is saved to your C\westwood\ra2\directory in .pcx format. You can take several screenshots per game very easily without having to go to windows.
If you wish to upload any of these files in the Games Reports Forums you will need to 1st convert them to jpeg format.



Important Note: you cannot take a screen shot of a reconnection error in this way. Read below


How do I load my screen shot on to my report


When you are making your post, go down to the bottom of the page and you will see a browse button.
Click that button and use it to browse to the place where the screenshots are on your hard drive.
select a screen shot then click the button that says "Add this attachment".
Repeat until you have added all the screenshots you need.


Make sure the screenshots are in jpeg format 1st.


If you need further help with this please make a topic in the HELP section of the forum

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How do I take external screenshots?


SHIFT + S(YR) & CTRL + C(RA2) only work if you are actually in the middle of a game. If you are in any other screen like the:

Game Room,

Scores Screen,

Disconnect Screen,

Lobby or if you recieve a reconnection error

Then follow the instructions below :

Press the PrtScrn key on your keyboard. This takes only one image and copies it to your clipboard. You then have to do Edit > Paste (or CTRL + V) and paste it into any aplication that accepts images such as Paint.
Note: When you use "Print Screen" you can only take 1 screenshot at a time so you must make sure you paste the last one before taking another.



Please note: A reconnection error means you are no longer in the game and hence only taking external screenshots will work (such as the PrtScrn method).

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What other screenshot utilities are there for taking multiple screenshots?


A Utility called ScreenGrab is available for download from this site.
This utilty will make it easy for you to save multiple screen shots to a location of your choice if you do not want to use the methods above.

You can also make multiple "external" screenshots using this utility.


Click here to download ScreenGrab

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How can I view the multiple screenshots I took with Ctrl C(RA2) or Shift S(YR)


You can find the pcx files in the C:\westwood\RA2\ or C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer Red alert™ II\RA2 folder.
The file names will be in the format of SCREEN0XXX.PCX, with XXX being a number from 001 to 999.
You should just be able to double click the file and it will open in a graphics program such as paint.

You can also download Irfanview If you need to post it on to the forum just convert it to jpeg.

If you need any further help please post in the help section of the forum.

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How do I sign up for a tournament?

Check here for information on UBZ tournaments.

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Where can I find a list of users who are online playing RA2?

http://strike-team.net/xwis/onlinelist/index.php?server=ra2

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Where can I find a list of users who are online playing YR?

http://strike-team.net/xwis/onlinelist/index.php?server=yr

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How do you patch Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge?


You can run the auto-patch program.

Click on the Start button.

Select All Programs.

Select the Westwood folder.

Click on the game you want to update.

Select Auto-Update.

The game should now automatically patch.



If you play online, through XWIS's servers, you will receive the latest update of the game (if one is available) automatically, each time you log on.


If you still cannot get the patches you can retrieve them from the Westwood FTP site.

Download the corresponding patch for your country from this list
Click on the patch needed.

RA21006 for Red alert 2

YURI-1001 for Yuri's Revenge

There is a two letter code at the end of the patch this is representative of the language of the patch.

CH : Chinese

DE : German

EN : English

FR : French

KO: Korean.

Select Save in the window that pops up.

In the Save As window make sure Desktop is selected in the Save in: section at the top of the window.

Click Save and the patch should save to your desktop.

Once it is saved to the desktop double-click on the patch to install it.



If this fails to work for you, then try downloading them from Strike-Team


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How to enable or disable Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall


Open Network Connections.

Click the Dial-up, LAN or High-Speed Internet connection that you want to protect, and then, under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection.

On the Advanced tab, under Internet Connection Firewall, select one of the following:


To enable Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), select the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box.

To disable Internet Connection Firewall, clear the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box.

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. If you clear the Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet check box, the firewall on your computer is disabled, and your network is vulnerable to intrusions. You should not enable Internet Connection Firewall on virtual private networking (VPN) connections or on client computers because ICF will interfere with file and printer sharing. ICF cannot be enabled on the private connections of the Internet Connection Sharing host computer. Internet Connection Sharing, Internet Connection Firewall, Discovery and Control, and Network Bridge are not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

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What are port settings for a proxy server or firewall for playing XWIS Online?

Why does the game end and declare me the winner as soon as the game starts in an Internet game?


XWIS Online is a matching service only. When you select other users to play with, and hit Start Game... XWIS matches your IP address with the other players and then passes the information to the game.
From then on, all communication is happening directly between the host and the other player(s).



If one of the players has a poor connection, (low ping rate, etc), the user may get disconnected during the load process. If this happens, the user left in the game when it starts is instantly declared victorious. The only solution to this is for the user to only play with similar connections, or make sure both users have all background programs shut down prior to launching the game.
Red alert 2 version 1.005 and 1.006 supports NAT - Network Address Translating, commonly used when sharing Internet connections, through Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), or programs like Sygate. This can also happen if you are behind a firewall or proxy server behind your Internet connection. Please check with your Internet Service Provider to see if this is the case.



Click here on ending your background tasks.

Click here for instructions on how to setup your router/firewall

Check here for further troubleshooting instructions.

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Where can I find the software drivers to update my computer? Answer

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Why does Yuri's Revenge crash whenever it starts up in Windows XP?

Unfortunately, Yuri's Revenge is not officially supported in Windows XP, but many people have been able to run the game with the Compatability Mode feature in Windows XP.

To activate Compatibility Mode:


Right-click on the Yuri's Revenge shortcut.

From the drop down menu select Properties.

Select the Compatibility tab.

Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for:

From the drop down menu select Windows 98/ME

Click Apply then OK.

Double-click on this modified shortcut to run the game.

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What can be done about the "Cannot connect to Westwood Online" error?

There could be a firewall or other security program stopping the signal. Check your port settings/firewall

Make sure any programs that could be conflicting with the game are not running.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.


If you have another computer on the same network try connecting online with that system. If it runs on another computer on the same network you may need to reinstall the Westwood Online program.

Put in the CD for the game. When the auto-run comes up, cancel out of it.

Double click on the My Computer icon.

Right click on the Game CD, from the drop down menu select Explore.

Double click on the Setup.exe program. This will start the install program.

It will get to a point where the install will ask you what to install. Uncheck everything except for Westwood Shared Internet Components.

Click next. The install should be quick as the online program is much smaller than any of the games.

If asked to overwrite any programs say yes.

Try connecting through the game again.

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What can be done about the Internal Error?

The most common cause is background tasks. These programs can cause conflicts within the game.

Click here on ending your background tasks.


This error could also be caused by driver's conflicts in the system.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

Some advanced sound functions can cause errors in older games. Try lowering the systems sound acceleration.

Click here for instructions on changing your sound acceleration.



If those steps fail you my have to uninstall the game then reinstall it.



Finally you might try the game on another machine to see if you get the same error. If you do it could be a bad CD.

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How do I change my sound acceleration?



Often time sound distortions or repetitive glitches can be the cause of a bigger problem. Sound driver conflicts can be linked to not just sound distortions and glitches but random and specific crashes during a game. You can temporarily disable some of the advanced audio processing techniques to try and bypass these issues by lowering your DirectX sound acceleration. To lower your sound acceleration, do the following:



Click Start.

Click Run.

Type in DXDIAG into the available text field, and press OK.

Once the DirectX Diagnostic tool has loaded, click on the Sound tab.

This tab will show you your sound device and drivers.

Warning : Should this tab be blank, refer to your computer manufacturer for the proper sound drivers.

In the DirectX Features section, adjust the slide bar from where it is currently to Basic acceleration.

Warning : This may disable advanced audio features which worked previously in other games. Should you notice a negative change in any other game, simply change the acceleration level back to where it was or to Full Acceleration.

Click the Exit button.

Start your game, and verify that the game now works properly.

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How do I end backround tasks?

You may not know it, but chances are that you have a variety of programs running in the background on your computer eating up system resources. These programs can range from installed applications to hidden spyware, and are generally running without your knowledge. Closing these unnecessary background processes will help boost system performance in your game, as well as free up system resources which may be conflicting with the game. This is something you can do before starting the game every time you wish to play, and which will not permanently affect your computer. Please click on one of the links below to be directed to instructions custom tailored for the Operating System you are running:



Windows 95/98 & Windows ME

Windows 2000

Windows XP



To close unnecessary programs on Windows 95/98 or Windows ME, do the following:



Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard at the same time, and press the Delete key once.

Warning : Do not press Delete twice, or you will re-start your computer.

Click on any program listed in this window, other than Explorer and Systray, then select the End Task button.

Repeat the previous steps until only Explorer and Systray are listed.

Note : Some programs can be stubborn and not close the first time you attempt to, usually requesting to close the program a second time will force it closed.

Note : Following these instructions will not affect your computer permanently, these programs will return the next time you restart your computer.



To close unnecessary programs and processes on Windows 2000, do the following:



Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard at the same time, and press the Delete key once.

Click on the Task Manager button to launch the Windows Task Manager.


Follow these steps to close unnecessary programs:

Click on the Applications tab to view the list of active programs.

Click on any program listed in this window and select the End Task button.

Repeat the previous instructions until all programs have been closed.

Follow these steps to close unnecessary processes:

Click on the Processes tab to view the list of active processes.

Click on any program listed in this window, other than those listed directly below, and press the End Process button.

Csrss.exe

Explorer.exe

Internat.exe

Lsass.exe

Mstask.exe

Smss.exe

Spoolsv.exe

Svchost.exe

Services.exe

System

System Idle Process

Taskmgr.exe

Winlogon.exe

Winmgmt.exe


For more information on these default processes, you can visit this Microsoft Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q263201

Repeat the previous instructions until all unnecessary processes have been closed.


To close unnecessary programs and processes on Windows XP, do the following:



Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard at the same time, and press the Delete key once.

Click on the Task Manager button to launch the Windows Task Manager.


Follow these steps to close unnecessary programs:

Click on the Applications tab to view the list of active programs.

Click on any program listed in this window and select the End Task button.

Repeat the previous instructions until all programs have been closed.


Follow these steps to close unnecessary processes:

Click on the Processes tab to view the list of active processes.

Click in the User Name column header to organize the processes by login.

Click on any program listed next to your Windows login, other than EXPLORER.EXE and TASKMGR.EXE, then select the End Process button.

Warning : Do not close any processes running under SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, or NETWORK SERVICE.

Repeat the previous instructions until all programs associated to your Windows Login are closed except for the following two:


TASKMGR.EXE

EXPLORER.EXE

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How do you get a replacement serial number?

Misprinted or Invalid Serial Replacement:

If you meet one of the following criteria, and you are within the 90 day warranty period, you can send a request to Electronic Arts for a replacement serial number.



The serial number is illegible or missing characters.

The serial number is not printed on the lower left portion on the back of the jewel case, inside the jewel case, or on the back of the manual.

A Technical Support Representative deems the serial number provided with the game as invalid.

When sending a request for a replacement serial number, please include the following:



The original insert from the back of the jewel case displaying the invalid or misprinted number, or the manual displaying the invalid or misprinted number.

Explanation of the situation

First and Last Name

Return Address

Email Address

Phone Number

Mailing Address:

Electronic Arts Customer Warranty

209 Redwood Shores Pkwy

Redwood City, CA 94065


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Lost or Missing Serial Replacement:

If you meet one of the following criteria, you can send a request along with a nominal fee to Electronic Arts for a replacement serial number.



The product is 90 days past the purchase date

The original serial number has been discarded or lost

When sending a request for a replacement serial number, please include the following:



A money order for $10.00 USD (per serial number requested) made payable to Electronic Arts.

The proof of purchase page from your manual (If you no longer have the manual, include one of the game disks as verification of ownership.

Note: If sending a disk as verification, please send it using a traceable method as Electronic Arts is not responsible for products not in its possession.


Explanation of the situation

First and Last Name

Return Address

E-mail Address

Phone Number

Mailing Address:

Electronic Arts Customer Warranty

209 Redwood Shores Pkwy

Redwood City, CA 94065






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#4 riz

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:56 PM

Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge (continued)







Why will Dcom2w98.dll not update?


If you are receiving an error regarding the Dcom2w98.dll not updating, you need to reinstall your Shared Internet Components.



Insert the install disk of the game.

Cancel out of the autorun.

Double click on the My Computer icon.

Right click on the CD that contains the game CD.

From the drop down menu select explore.

Find and click on the Setup.exe program. This will start the installer.

One of the opening screens will ask you what you want to install. Unselect everything but the Shared Internet Components.

If you are asked to overwrite the preexisting file say yes.

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Why does the game say that a mouse is required by the game when a mouse is there?

There could be a couple of issues behind this error. Background tasks, mouse drivers, or USB devices could cause this issue. These games were made before the advent of USB. While the majority of the time this causes no problems, issues can sometimes arise.


Make sure any non-vital programs are turned off before playing.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.



Make sure that you have updated any possible mouse driver that is available. Please contact the manufacturer of your mouse for more details.



If your mouse is USB, try unplugging all non-essential USB devices. This list can include:

Internet Cameras

Scanners

Joysticks

Printers

Flash Drives

External Drives

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Why does the system reboot every time it finishes or ends an Internet game?

Some users are having their system completely reboot or lock up every time they complete a multiplayer game.



So far this problem seems to be directly related to network cards. Make sure you have all of the firmware updates and such for your card. We have traced this to a chip used by a few of the cards out there. These updates should be on the manufacturer's website. You can also try installing a NIC with a different chipset.



If that fails it could be background tasks or other system updates.


Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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How do you manually uninstall Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge if the uninstall does not work?


An improper installation or corruption of the game data can not only prevent the game from loading, but can cause the game to crash at seemingly random but very specific points in the game. When such an occurrence happens, it�s best to manually remove all of the components to make sure that next installation does not run into the same issues. To do a manual uninstall for Red alert 2 and expansions, follow these steps (instructions referencing an expansion you do not own should be ignored):



Delete the game folders.



Click on the Start button.

Click on the Run button.

Type C:\Westwood into the text field, and press OK.

Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to type that into the text field in lieu of the previous path.

Right-click on the RA2 folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Once deleted, click on the Start button.

Click on All Programs.

Click on the Westwood folder.

Right-click on the Red alert 2 folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

If you have Yuri's Revenge you also want to right-click on that folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes

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Delete the game registry keys.(Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.)



Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP, click on File on the tool bar, and select Export.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Export Registry File�

Check All under Export Range.

Type registry_archive into the File name field, and click Save.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.



Follow these steps to remove the game registry keys from your system. (instructions referencing an expansion you do not own should be ignored):



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

Double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Double-click on SOFTWARE.

Double-click on Westwood.

Right-click on the folders listed below and select Delete:

Red alert 2

Yuri's Revenge

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Click on the minus sign next to Westwood.

Double-click on Microsoft.

Double-click on Windows.

Double-click on CurrentVersion.

Double-click on Uninstall.

Right-click on the following folders, and choose Delete to remove them:

Red alert 2

Yuri's Revenge

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.

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Follow these steps to restore your registry, should you notice any issues after removing the previous keys.



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP do the following:

Click on File on the tool bar, and select Import.

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME do the following:

Click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Import Registry File�

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

Your registry is now successfully restored; close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.

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Why is movie performance slow, choppy or stuttering for the game?

If you are having poor performance when watching the in-game movies, there are a few problems that may be occurring.



Usually poor performance indicates slower video card or processing power in a computer. If your system is low on the requirements to run the game, you may want to try ending any programs running in the background prior to starting the game. Also running at a lower screen resolution (change to 640x480) can help too.



Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

To change the resolution please follow these instructions.

Right click on the desktop.

From the drop down menu select properties.

In the new Display Properties window select Settings.

You should see a slider bar titled Screen Area or Resolution. Move the sliderbar to the left to 640x480.

Click the Apply button.

Click the OK button.

Please refer to the Readme.txt installed with the game, or the manual, for more tips on increasing performance.



However, if your machine far exceeds the requirements to play the game, and you're still having performance issues the problem is simply driver incompatibility. Please make sure that your Video and Sound drivers are completely up to date.

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What can be done about the Westwood Online version being incompatible?

What can be done about the error the Westwood Support Library is either missing or invalid?

If you are receiving an error regarding the version of Westwood Online or your Internet components not being up to date, AND you are using Renegade, Tiberian Sun, or Red alert 2, you need to reinstall your Shared Internet Components.



Insert the install disk of the game.

Cancel out of the autorun.

Double click on the My Computer icon.

Right click on the CD that contains the game CD.

From the drop down menu select explore.

Find and click on the Setup.exe program. This will start the installer.

One of the opening screens will ask you what you want to install. Unselect everything but the Shared Internet Components.

If you are asked to overwrite the preexisting file say yes.

The installation should be very short. Once done, go ahead and try connecting again.

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What happens if there is a violation of the EA Terms of Service?

It is possible the offending account will be blocked due to a �Terms of Service� or In-Game rules violation. Breaking any of the Terms of Service or Rules of Conduct can get your account terminated. If the account is only suspended for violating the Terms of Service or Rules of Conduct it will, the suspension will always be for 72 hours. Usually, the first offense on an account will result in a 72 hour suspension. Any offense after the first can result in the account being terminated.



Please be aware that in some cases accounts are terminated on the very first offense, if that offense is severe enough to warrant it. In most of these cases, there will be an email sent to the email address that we have on file for them to describe the reason that the account was blocked.

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Why does my game crash or lock up?

Why do I receive internal errors?

What does illegal operation mean?

I receive a exception access violation error.

Internal errors can be caused by a few things. If you are simply trying to start a new game, connect to a network game, or just navigating through menus, it is usually being caused by a shared memory conflict. To resolve this conflict, all programs running in the background should be closed out prior to launching the game. To do this, hit [CTRL]-[ALT]-[Delete] and "End Task" on each task until all that is left running is: "Systray" and "Explorer". You may need to End Task on a program several times if it is not ending the first time. Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.


The second most common reason for crashing, locking up or internal errors is outdated drivers.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.


If you are having problems with Renegade, click here to find out if your video card is supported.

Some advanced sound functions can cause errors in older games. Try lowering the systems sound acceleration.


Click here for instructions on changing your sound acceleration.


This could be due to various CD-rom reading errors. While most times the game will display an error about
reading the CD, in this circumstance it does not necessarily display such an error.

Click here for instructions on CD-Rom troubleshooting.

Make sure any non-vital programs are not running in the background.

Click here for instructions on ending backround tasks.

You may be having an internal error due to a corrupt save game or game file. Please try to load another game, or restart the mission you're receiving the error on.


If you feel the error is happening for no reason at all, please uninstall/reinstall the game.

Click here for manual uninstall instructions. This will ensure you do not have a corrupt game file causing the problem.

Finally, restart your machine and reinstall the game. Make sure 'Shared Internet Componants� is checked [X]. Patch your game to the latest version.

Click here for instructions for patching your game.

Finally you might try the game on another machine to see if you get the same error. If you do it could be a bad CD.

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How do I delete temporary files?

Remnants of an installation or patch are stored by Windows as temporary files, which can prevent the re-installation or starting of that program. These temporary files are normally created to temporarily store information in order to free memory for other purposes, or to act as a safety net to prevent data loss when a program performs certain functions. These temporary files however can trick the games installation program into thinking that the game is already installed, or that a patch is installed when the patch has not been applied properly. Because this can cause complication, it becomes necessary to delete these useless remnants to give your system a clean slate prior to launching or installing a piece of software. To delete your Windows temporary files, click on the link below for the operating system you are running:



Windows XP

Window 95/98 & Windows ME



To delete your Windows temporary files on Windows XP:

First you will need to delete the standard Windows temporary files:

Click on the Start button.

Click Run.

Type temp into the available text field and click OK.

Click on one of the files in the folder that just opened, and press Ctrl and A to select all of the files in this folder.

Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

When prompted if you are sure, choose Yes to All.

Next you will need to delete your specific logins temporary files:

Click on the Start button.

Click Run.

Type C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Temp in the available text field and click OK.

Note : Be sure to specify your Windows login without the greater than/less than symbols, in the bolded area above.

Click on one of the files in the folder that just opened, and press Ctrl and A to select all of the files in this folder.

Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

When prompted if you are sure, choose Yes to All.





To delete your Windows temporary files on Windows 95/98 or Windows ME:

Click on the Start button.

Click Run.

Type temp into the available text field and click OK.

Click on one of the files in the folder which opened, and press Ctrl and A to select all of the files in this folder.

Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

When prompted if you are sure, choose Yes to All.



If you are having difficulties finding all of your temp folders, and you are running Windows XP, you can try right clicking on my computer, choosing properties, then choose the advanced tab. Click the Environment variables button. Note the values of your TEMP and TMP environment variables (in both the user variables and system variables). The values will be the directories where your temp files are stored. Delete the files in these directories. Alternatively for other OS's, you can go to the command prompt and type SET to find the values of the TMP and TEMP variables for the current user.

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What does 'Old File Not Found' mean while patching?

If you are receiving a PATCH32.DLL error or an Old File Not Found error, you will need to do the following:



Completely uninstall the game.

Delete all directories that relate to the game.

The default directory would be C:\Westwood\(game name).

Delete all files in your Temp directory.

Click here for instructions on clearing your Temp file.

Ensure that you have at least 500MB of free hard drive space.

Once this is done reinstall the game and download the patch again.

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What can be done about the error: Failed to Initialize, Please Reinstall?

The "Failed to Initialize, Please Reinstall" error is typically caused by missing files, especially .dll or movie files. If the game is not properly installed, you will receive this error. Please uninstall the game, and then reinstall it normally through the setup program.



Click on the Start button.

Select the Control Panel

For 98/ME users select Settings then Control Panel

From the list select Add/Remove Programs.

Find the game there and click on the button that says Change/Remove.

Follow the on screen instructions to remove the game.

When that is done, insert the game cd into the CDROM drive.

Select install and follow the on screen instructions.

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Why does Yuri's Revenge either lock up or take such a long time while loading?

This is usually attributed to multiple cdroms. If you have multiple CD read devices (i.e. CDRom, CDRW, DVD, etc.) then try placing a CD in all of those devices. It does not matter which CD you place in those devices so long as one of them is the Yuri's CD, but you may have better load times if one of the disks is a Red alert 2 disk and the other is Yuri's Revenge. If you continue to have problems, you may want to search for updated drivers for those devices.



There is also an update available through the Auto Update Feature located in the Start Menu.



Click on the Start button.

Then select Program Files.

From the list choose Westwood then Yuri's Revenge.

Start the Auto Update program by double clicking on it.


It is the 1.001 Update and should resolve this issue. The version number for the update may be hire at this time.

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What is the EA End User License Agreement?

YOU MUST READ THIS PRODUCT LICENSE (THIS "LICENSE") CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS SOFTWARE, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS LICENSE AND ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY PROMPTLY RETURN THE UNUSED SOFTWARE AND RELATED MATERIALS TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU OBTAINED THEM FOR A FULL REFUND.



WARNING: THIS LICENSE CONTAINS "RULES OF PLAY" WHICH, IF VIOLATED, MAY AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO PLAY THE GAME IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT. THIS LICENSE ALSO CONTAINS WARNINGS WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT TO WHICH YOU MAY BE EXPOSED.



1. GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE. Westwood Studios, Inc. ("Westwood") hereby grants you (either an individual or an entity), the end user, the limited, non-transferable right to use this one copy of this software/cartridge product, and any accompanying electronic files and printed materials (collectively the "Product"), on any single computer or game platform only for your personal use and enjoyment. This License is your proof of license to exercise the rights granted herein and must be retained by you. Westwood may terminate this License if you fail to comply with any of the terms contained herein.



2. COPYRIGHT AND RESTRICTIONS. You have no ownership rights to the Product. The Product is owned
by Westwood and/or its suppliers, is distributed exclusively by Electronic Arts Inc. ("EA"), and is protected by the United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. EA and Westwood retain all rights not expressly granted herein. You must therefore treat the Product like any other copyrighted material (e.g. a book or musical recording).



The Product is licensed to you only for your personal use and enjoyment and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever. You may not loan, rent, lease, give, sell, offer for sale, sublicense or otherwise transfer the Product, or any portion of the Product or anything incorporated therein, including any screen display, sound or accompanying documentation, to any third party, nor may you permit any other person to use the Product in exchange for remuneration. Further, you may not place the Product on any computer, communications, or other system or network that would allow multiple users to access it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in one case you may transfer your rights under this License on a permanent basis provided you transfer this License and the Product, including all accompanying printed materials, while retaining no copies, and the recipient agrees to the terms of this License. If the Product is an update, any transfer must include this update and all prior revisions.



You also may not copy, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute, transmit, decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer or attempt to reverse engineer or derive source code from, all or any portion of the Product or anything incorporated therein, including any screen display, sound or accompanying documentation, or permit or encourage any third party to do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Product contains personal computer software, you may either (a) make one copy of the software solely for backup or archival purposes, or (b) transfer the software to a single hard disk provided you keep the original solely for backup or archival purposes. Further, if the Product contains a map or level editor, you may use the editor in accordance with the instructions in the accompanying documentation to create maps or levels for your personal use and enjoyment, and you may allow others to use such maps or levels for their personal use and enjoyment, but in no event may such maps or levels be exploited commercially in any manner, by you or any other person or entity.



3. COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION PROHIBITED. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing restrictions, specifically you may not offer the Product on a pay-per-play basis or on a computer system or network to which you lease or rent access to others, electronically distribute the Product, or any portion of the Product or anything incorporated therein, including any screen display, sound or accompanying documentation, or, if the Product contains a map or level editor, sell or permit any third party to sell maps or levels you create for use with the Product. Commercial exploitation licenses are available in certain circumstances by contacting EA or Westwood as set forth at the end of this License.



4. GAME SERVERS. The ability to operate this Product over the Internet is dependent on the availability of servers to connect your game with other game players. Without limiting the generality of any other provision of this License, although at the time of the initial commercial release of this Product, EA and/or Westwood maintains servers with which you can connect to play the Product over the Internet, neither EA nor Westwood guarantees that it will continue to maintain those servers or that any server will be adequate for your use or maintained for any period of time and there is no guarantee that pricing for access to servers will not change in the future.



The only authorized method of accessing any server to use the Product is by using an unmodified copy of the Product as distributed by or for EA. You shall select and then use any such server all at your sole cost, expense and risk, including any communication costs, such as telephone charges and/or Internet access fees.



Neither EA nor Westwood shall have any responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity for selecting a server, any technical, service or other problems or difficulties that you may experience in connection with connecting to or using a server, any player's or server operator's compliance with any rules or procedures set forth in this License, the acts or omissions of any player or server operator or any cost or expense incurred by you in connection with the selection or use of a server, or otherwise in connection with any server.



5. APPROPRIATE GAME PLAY; RESPONSIBILITY FOR GAME PLAY. You agree to not take any action or pass any communication, either in or through the Product, that interferes with another player's ability to enjoy his or her play of the game or which is objectionable or inappropriate. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, examples of unacceptable behavior include harassing, threatening, embarrassing or intimidating another player or person or entity, transmitting any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, profane, offensive, obscene, harassing, defamatory, vulgar or hateful communication or material, or any racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable communication or material; impersonating another person or entity, including, without limitation, an EA or Westwood employee or representative, an employee or representative of the operator of the server, another player or an information provider; disparaging the Product, EA, Westwood or any of their representatives or employees, the server operator or its representatives or employees, any other player or any other person or entity; and, intentionally or unintentionally violating any applicable local, state, national or international law, regulation or treaty. You are completely and solely liable for all communications and other activities of every kind and nature conducted by or through your screen name/log-in name.



6. LOSS OF PRIVILEGES. In the event that you engage in conduct prohibited by this License, or otherwise commit any other breach of this License, then one or more of the following may occur: you may be issued a warning; your account's chat or other communication abilities may be turned off; use of your account may be temporarily or permanently blocked; and your use of any other on-line gaming or other similar account that you then or may in the future maintain with the operator of the server, EA or Westwood or their respective affiliates may be temporarily or permanently blocked.



7. NO MONITORING OR PRIVACY. Communications in connection with the Product are not private and often occur in real-time. Although the rules regarding appropriate game play are set forth in this License, no person or entity will, as a matter of policy, screen, edit, monitor or police the content of the communications or other materials transmitted by players, and therefore there is no promise or guarantee that other players will not provide content or access to content that players or their parents may find objectionable or inappropriate. Notwithstanding the lack of any policy of screening, editing, monitoring or policing the content of the materials or communications transmitted by players, you acknowledge and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, the operator of the server may, in its sole discretion, monitor some, all or none of the "chat" and other areas of the game for adherence to this License, choose to act upon inappropriate use of "chat" features or game play, collect, disclose, distribute, compile and otherwise use for its purposes, as it deems appropriate, any and all data and information gathered from use of the Product and its "chat" features.



8. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. The Product, including all accompanying written materials, are provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in Restricted Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software Clause at FAR 52.227-7013�(1)(ii) or FAR 52.227-19. Publisher is Westwood Studios, Inc. 2400 North Tenaya, Las Vegas, NV 89128. Distributed exclusively by EA.



9. LIMITED WARRANTY. You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the Product is at your sole risk. The Product is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind, except that EA warrants that the software/cartridge will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of the Product's initial purchase. Any implied warranties on the Product are limited to ninety (90) days. SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON DURATION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.



10. NO OTHER WARRANTIES. WESTWOOD AND EA DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR, TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, STATUTORY, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT. NEITHER WESTWOOD NOR EA WARRANTS THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR THAT THE PRODUCT IS WITHOUT DEFECT OR ERROR OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED.



11. CUSTOMER REMEDIES. Westwood's and EA's entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at EA's option, either return of the price paid for the Product or repair or replacement of the Product that does not meet the Limited Warranty set forth in Section 4, and that is returned to EA with a copy of your receipt. In no event shall Westwood's or EA's liability with respect to this limited warranty exceed the cost of replacement of the media on which the Product is recorded. The Limited Warranty set forth in Section 4 is void if failure of the Product has resulted from accident, abuse, misapplication or any wrongful act by you. Any replacement of the Product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. Neither these remedies nor any product support services offered by EA or Westwood are available for this U.S.A. version Product outside of the U.S.A.



12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL EA, WESTWOOD OR ITS OR THEIR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF EA OR WESTWOOD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES AND/OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL WESTWOOD'S OR EA'S LIABILITY BY OPERATION OF LAW, IF ANY, BE GREATER THAN THE PRICE YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCT. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NO DEALER, DISTRIBUTOR, AGENT OR EMPLOYEE IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY MODIFICATION OR ADDITION TO THIS WARRANTY.



13. GENERAL. This License sets forth the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior negotiations, understandings and agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties hereto concerning the subject matter hereof. This License is governed by the laws of the State of California. This License is severable. Should any provision of this License be held to be void, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall not be affected and shall continue in effect as though such unenforceable provision has been deleted herefrom. The name of this License and the headings of the sections of this License are inserted merely for convenience and shall not be used or relied upon in connection with the construction or interpretation of this License. For more information about EA's or Westwood's licensing policies, please write: Electronic Arts Inc., 209 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065-1175, Attention: General Counsel.

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What can be done about the errors while trying to connect to or start a multiplayer game?


Connection errors tend to be caused by a few things.



There could be a firewall or other security program stopping the signal.

There could be version incompatibilities.

Any number of background tasks could create a conflict.

There are several steps you can take to resolve the situation.



Make sure any programs that could be conflicting with the game are not running.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

Make sure your firewall/router is configured properly.

Click here for instructions on configuring up your firewall/router.


If there is a special map or mod attached to the host, this could cause connection issues.

The games should have the same maps installed especially if these maps are used in the match.

If the game has been modified try the following:

Uninstall the game on all of the systems involved.

Delete the game directory where is was installed.

Default location will usually be in C:\Westwood.

Reinstall the game and patch or click here for instructions on patching TS.

Try to connect once again.

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What is Final alert 2 and where can it be downloaded?

The Final alert2 Map Editor tool is beta software and is not supported by EA Customer Service. If you need additional help you may want to try the many Red alert user groups on the web.




You can download Final alert 2 (FA2) from XWIS by clicking here.

Official map packs which you can download can be found here.

Official XWIS maps can be found here.

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Why does the installation crash upon entering the serial number?

There could be a few explanations for this problem. The most common problem is that you have programs running in the background that are conflicting with the installation. The second most common problem is with DirectX drivers.


Make sure that any other non-essential programs are turned off before running the install.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.


Make sure that all of the drivers are up to date for the system.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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What can be done about the Init Failure error or the Insert CD Rom error?

There can be a couple of causes for this. It could be caused by either an incompatibility with the cdrom drive to a bad registry entry with the game.



For the cdrom drive you can follow these troubleshooting steps.



Click here for instructions of CD-Rom troubleshooting.



If it is a registry issue then uninstall both Yuri's Revenge and Red alert 2 then reinstall. Click here for instructions on how to manually uninstall.

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How do I update Direct X?

The DirectX program created by Microsoft is critical in making sure that a game works properly. DirectX is considered the middle-man between your computer hardware and the game you are trying to run. If DirectX doesn�t work properly, neither will the game, so it�s best to re-install it should you run into a problem with this program. To install or reinstall the newest version of DirectX, follow these instructions:



Click on the following link to Microsoft�s DirectX download site:

www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads

Click on the Get DirectX Now link.

Select your language from the available drop-down box, and click Go.

Click on the Download button on the upper right-hand side of the window.

Click on the Save button.

Click the Desktop button on the left of the window to designate your desktop as the download location.

Click the Save button to start the download.

Once the download is completed, double-click on the file you downloaded to your desktop.

Follow the prompts during the installation, to install the latest version of DirectX.

Once the installation is complete, verify that the installation worked by launching the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Click the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type dxdiag in the available text box, and press OK.

On the System tab, make sure that the version of DirectX listed matches the version listed on the Microsoft website above.

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Shortly after starting to play, my base explodes and I automatically surrender. How can I fix this?

That usualy means there hs been an error reading the cd protection.

This can be caused by some no-CD crack programs. These types of programs are not supported by XWIS.

Exit the game, restart your computer and try again. If this doesn't solve the problem:

Try cleaning the CD/DVD.

Try the CD/DVD in a different drive.

Click here for instructions on CDRom troubleshooting.

Try manually uninstalling the game. Click here for instructions on how to do so.

Reinstall the game, patch and try again.



Why is my small radar mini-map completely messed up, rendered totally useless, in Internet games?

This can be caused by alt-tabbing while the game loads.

To fix this, change your desktop colour settings to 16-bit instead of 32-bit.








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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:00 PM

Tiberian Sun and FireStorm




How do you patch Tiberian Sun?


You can run the auto-patch program.

Click on the Start button.

Select All Programs.

Select the Westwood folder.

Click on the game you want to update.

Select Auto-Update.

The game should now automatically patch.



If you play online, through XWIS's servers, you will receive the latest update of the game (if one is available) automatically, each time you log on.


If you still cannot get the patches you can retrieve them from the Westwood FTP site.

Download the corresponding patch for your country from this list
Click on the patch needed.

TS203 for Tiberian Sun

There is a two letter code at the end of the patch this is representative of the language of the patch.

CH : Chinese

DE : German

EN : English

FR : French

Select Save in the window that pops up.

In the Save As window make sure Desktop is selected in the Save in: section at the top of the window.

Click Save and the patch should save to your desktop.

Once it is saved to the desktop double-click on the patch to install it.

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How do you connect to another person using the modem on Tiberian Sun?

If you are having problems connecting to another person using the modem, try the following:



Click on the Start button.

Click on Settings.

Click on Control Panel

Click on Modem

Click on Properties

Click on the Connection tab

Click on the Advanced tab

Make sure that Use Flow Control is checked, and set to Hardware.

Make sure Error Control is set to Compress Data.

Then, add to the extra settings field S12=0 and S0=4.

S0=4: Makes the modem wait for the 4th ring before picking up the call.

S12=0: Sets the modem delay to 0.

You may also want to consult your documentation or call your modem manufacturer to ensure that your modem is TAPI compliant. Tiberian Sun (and all Westwood games) use the TAPI standard for modem communication.



In addition, you might try switching who is calling and who is answering. Occasionally some modems may have difficulty receiving calls from a particular type of modem.

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Where can I find a list of users who are online playing TS?

http://strike-team.net/xwis/onlinelist/index.php?server=ts

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How do you manually uninstall Tiberian Sun and Firestorm if the uninstall does not work?

An improper installation or corruption of the game data can not only prevent the game from loading, but can cause the game to crash at seemingly random but very specific points in the game. When such an occurrence happens, it�s best to manually remove all of the components to make sure that next installation does not run into the same issues. To do a manual uninstall for Red alert 2 and expansions, follow these steps (instructions referencing an expansion you do not own should be ignored):



Delete the game folders.



Click on the Start button.

Click on the Run button.

Type C:\Westwood into the text field, and press OK.

Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to type that into the text field in lieu of the previous path.

Right-click on the SUN folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Once deleted, click on the Start button.

Click on All Programs.

Click on the Westwood folder.

Right-click on the Tiberian Sun folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

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Delete the game registry keys.(Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.)



Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP, click on File on the tool bar, and select Export.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Export Registry File�

Check All under Export Range.

Type registry_archive into the File name field, and click Save.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.



Follow these steps to remove the game registry keys from your system. (instructions referencing an expansion you do not own should be ignored):



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

Double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Double-click on SOFTWARE.

Double-click on Westwood.

Right-click on the folders listed below and select Delete:

Tiberian Sun

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Click on the minus sign next to Westwood.

Double-click on Microsoft.

Double-click on Windows.

Double-click on CurrentVersion.

Double-click on Uninstall.

Right-click on the following folders, and choose Delete to remove them:

Tiberian Sun

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.

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Follow these steps to restore your registry, should you notice any issues after removing the previous keys.



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP do the following:

Click on File on the tool bar, and select Import.

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME do the following:

Click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Import Registry File�

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

Your registry is now successfully restored; close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.

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What are the system requirements for Tiberian Sun and Firestorm?

Operating System:

Windows 98

Windows 95

Windows NT

Please note Windows Millennium (ME), Windows 2000 and Windows XP are not officially supported for this product.

CPU:166 MHz Intel Pentium

RAM: 32 MB

CD/DVD-Rom Speed: 4x

Hard Drive Space: 200 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games, Windows swap-file

Video: 2 MB video card with 16-bit color. No hardware acceleration required.

Sound: Microsoft compatible sound card

Keyboard

Mouse

Additionally, the following specifications are required for multiplayer:



28Kbps or faster modem

TCP/IP Internet connection or Local Area Network running IPX

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Why won�t my CD Rom drive recognize my disk after patching Tiberian Sun?

When your CD Rom drive won't recognize your disc or you CD does not work there are several things you can try.



Some people have had problems since the 1.17 update with having their CD recognized. To fix this, try updating to version 2.02, which was released on February 29, 2000. You can use the autoupdate feature when you first insert the game CD, or you can download the patch directly from our website (http://www.westwood.com).



If that fails to work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game. If needed, delete the entire Westwood directory from your C: drive after uninstalling. After reinstalling the game, use the autoupdate feature (or download directly) to update the game to 2.02. Updating to 2.02 from the original install has been found to fix this problem. However, if this doesn't work... uninstall the game, then reinstall, and wait to upgrade after a new patch is released. This will ensure that your game will continue to work properly.

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Why does Tiberian Sun only show a black screen when it starts?

There can be a couple of reasons why the screen is black at the start.



Make sure our resolution is at 800x600.

Right click anywhere on the desktop.

From the menu that appears select properties.

From the Display Properties window select the settings tab.

Under the Screen Resolution there is a slider bar. Slide it until it reads 800x600.

Select apply then OK. Your screen should then resize.



Make sure the drivers for the system are up to date.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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Why is movie performance slow, choppy or stuttering for Tiberian Sun?


If you find that the movie performance is slow, choppy or jerky, try reducing the CD caching.



For Windows 95/98:

Click on the Start button.

Then select Settings.

Click on Control Panel

Select the System icon.

In the System Properties box, click the Performance tab.

Then click the File System button.

From the File System Properties box, click the CD-ROM tab.

Note the Supplemental Cache Size setting so that you can reset the cache size if need be.

Now set the Supplemental Cache Size to Small. This should have a marked effect on movie performance.











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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:01 PM

Renegade




When I try to login to Renegade I don't see any game servers.

This usually indicates your password is invalid or the nickname you are trying to login with is already registered by someone else.


Go to "My Information" and uncheck the box to login automatically or click delete account.
Then when you attempt to connect it will prompt you for a password or nickname and password.
To change your nickname the "automatically connect" box must be unchecked. Check the MOTD (message of the day) for an error message. If you have forgotten your
password you can reset it, click here for instructions. If you have too many nicknames on your serial and wish
to delete some of them click here for instructions on how to do so. Note that once nicknames
have been deleted, they cannot be retrieved. Do not ask for them to be undeleted.

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Where can I get additional support for Renegade?

http://www.renegadeforums.com

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Where can I get support for Renguard?

http://www.renegadeforums.com

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Where can I find more information about Renegade? Where can I learn more about the transition from WOL to XWIS?

http://www.renegadewiki.com/

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Where can I find a list of users who are online playing Renegade?

http://st.haz3d.com/index.php?server=rg

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Where can one get a new Renegade FDS serial number?

You no longer need an FDS Serial number to run a Renegade Server. You can now use your normal game client serial to host a Renegade server.

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How do you patch Renegade?

There are three ways to patch Renegade, through the game itself, through the start menu and from the FTP site.



To download the patches automatically:

From the games main menu select Multiplayer Internet.

Select Westwood Online.

In the new menu select Advanced Game Listings.

It should test for bandwidth then patch, if one is available.




To run the auto-update:

Click on the Start button.

Select the Program Files.

From the list choose Westwood then Renegade.

Double click on Renegade Auto Update.




To download the patches manually:

Click here to go to the Westwood FTP site.

There will be a list of the patches available. The most recent is the Renegade_1037 patch.

Double click on the language you need and you will get an option to save the file.

Save the file to your desktop.

To install the patch simply double click on the file.

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What�s in the 1.030 Patch for C&amp;C Renegade?

Below is a list of all new features/fixes added to Renegade:



Two maps and flying vehicles have been added to the game. Flying units are only available on the maps that support flying vehicles: walls air and city air.



Flying vehicle controls:

Jump to go up: default is (Spacebar)

Crouch to move down: default is �

Hold down Ctrl key while pressing (a) or (d) to strafe

Forward to accelerate: default is (w)

Back to reverse: default is (s)

Right to turn right: default is (d)

Left to turn left: default is (a)



Fixed a bug where the harvester lost its pathfinding information and could be found driving into walls.



Fixed a problem with flickering meshes on ATI cards.



Fixed a number of chat bugs on Westwood online.



Added support for the mod community.



Multiplay hosting: The host can now choose a Mod package as the multiplayer game.

Note that you cannot host a laddered game using a Mod package.



Includes several performance enhancements that should remove occasional stuttering and pauses.

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What�s in the 1.015 patch for C&amp;C Renegade?

Below is information about version 1.014, released February 2002.

Version 1.014 changes (02-28-2002)



New Key Assignment

Q assigned to Vehicle Gunner toggle. This key adds the ability for each user to set whether or not they allow someone else to be the gunner of their vehicle. For this new key configuration setting to work you must erase the CONFIG directory under the DATA directory and restart the game.



Single Player

Reminder!!! The F6 key is assigned to the Quicksave function.

Bug: Fixed where you could accidentally delete level files from the load game menu



Multiplayer

Multiplayer balance tweaking

Improved Obelisk targeting.

Added new version mismatch error display when trying to join a game server with a different version via GAMESPY.

Bug: Fixed the price of a Beacon being doubled in certain circumstances. The price will never be doubled.

Bug: Fixed the first person hands of a non-stealth soldier appearing to be stealthed under certain circumstances.

Bug: Fixed cost doubling not reflected properly when power plant is destroyed, after quitting and restarting a game.

Bug: Fixed the case where being shot while crouching and placing a beacon would stop you from re-spawning.

Bug: Fixed bug which allowed manipulating the hosting options to generate illegal combinations.

Bug: Fixed the situation where you destroy the airstrip while a vehicle is being delivered and the vehicle would be invisible.

Additional minor bug fixes.

The following changes are no longer valid as Clan support is no longer available.

Various Chat modifications and bug fixes.

Various Dedicated Server modifications and bug fixes.

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Why does the Renegade patch process freeze?

Make sure that the patch is actually freezing. Some patch files, like Always.dat, are large files and can take several minutes to apply. Please wait up to 8 minutes for the patch to fully install.



If the patch is still freezing there are a few steps you can take.



Make sure that you have enough space in your temp file for the download.

Click here for instructions on clearing your Temp file.

Make sure there are no background tasks running.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

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How does one setup a dedicated server for Renegade?

Click here to download the Word Readme file on how to setup a dedicated server.

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What video cards does Command &amp; Conquer Renegade support?

Click here for a list of video cards that supported for Renegade.

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Why does Renegade ask to Please insert Game Disc, when the game disc is already in the drive?

If the game is launched from the Auto Run screen, this will happen. If you launch the game from the desktop icon, instead of the Auto Run screen, the game will load normally.



Put the Game Disc into the drive.

Cancel out of the Auto Run menu if it come up.

Double click on the shortcut on the desktop.

You will then be taken to the games Main Menu.

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Why do the textures in Renegade flicker or appear glitched?

This is most likely happening because of outdated Video Card drivers. Please visit your video card manufacturer's website to download the latest drivers. After you install the latest drivers, please reinstall DirectX 8.1.



Click here for instructions on updating your Direct X.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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What can be done about the cabinet error when installing Renegade?

Cabinet errors are caused when the compressed information on the CD is not unpacking correctly.



These errors are usually resolved by following the CD troubleshooting steps below.

Click here for instructions of CD-Rom troubleshooting.



If that fails you can try to install the game on another system. If you get the same error it could be a bad CD.

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How can you increase mouse performance in Renegade?

If your mouse speed is too slow, decrease your video resolution.



To do this, right click on the desktop.

From the drop down menu select properties.

In the Display Properties, select the Settings tab.

You will see a sectioned called Screen Area or Resolution.

Move the slider bar to the left one notch.

Click Apply then OK. Try the game again.

If your mouse speed is too fast, increase your video resolution.



To do this, right click on the desktop.

From the drop down menu select properties.

In the Display Properties, select the Settings tab.

You will see a sectioned called Screen Area or Resolution.

Move the slider bar to the right one notch.

Click Apply then OK. Try the game again

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Where can I get support for LAN gameplay for C&amp;C Renegade?

PlanetCNC

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Is there a Map Maker/Editor for Renegade?

For instructions on creating your own Renegade maps click here.



Once you have done that run the Renegade Tool Installer.



Click here to run the Installer.



If you require further assistance there are several map making sites that have excellent walkthroughs on making maps for Renegade.

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What are the minimum system requirements for C&amp;C: Renegade?

The minimum required system specifications to run Command & Conquer Renegade are as follows:



Operating System:

Windows XP

Windows ME

Windows 2000

Windows 98

Note: Windows 95 and NT are not supported

CPU:400 MHz Intel Pentium II

RAM: 96 MB

CD/DVD-Rom Speed: 4x

Hard Drive Space: 1 GB free hard disk space plus space for saved games, Windows swap-file, and DirectX 8

Video: 16 MB AGP video card

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Sound: Directsound DirectX 8 compatible sound card

Keyboard

Mouse

Additionally, the following specifications are required for multiplayer:



One set of game discs per player. Disc 1 and Disc 2 cannot be used simultaneously for multiplayer games.

Internet (2-32 players): 56Kbps or faster direct Internet connection

Network (2-32 players): TCP/IP compliant network

Dedicated Servers (32 players): 2Mb internet connection.

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Why are the walls transparent in Renegade?

This issue is usually due to one of two things.



An unsupported video card trying to run the program.

Click here for a list of supported video cards.


A driver for the video card being out of date.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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Why won't Renegade install with a Kyro II card in the system?

If you are using a KYRO II, the game will fail to install on WinXP or Win2K because of a conflict between the Bink video player used by Renegade and the KYRO drivers. This may be fixed in a future driver release by KYRO, but in the meantime, you can get the game to install by:



Right click on the desktop. Select properties form the drop down box.

Select the Settings tab.

Click on the Advanced button.

Select the tab that says KYRO properties

Check the Force Texture Compression feature

Install Renegade.

Go back to steps 1 through 5 and uncheck the Force Texture Compression

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Why are there no text on the buttons during the install of C&amp;C Renegade?

This is most likely happening because of outdated Video Card drivers. Please visit your video card manufacturer's website to download the latest drivers. After you install the latest drivers, please reinstall DirectX 8.1.



Click here for instructions on updating your Direct X.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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How are flying units obtained and controlled in Renegade?

To get access to flying units, the game must be patched with all of the latest patches. This is done automatically when you try to log into the online servers. You also need to be on a map that supports flying unit. Currently there are three maps that had flying units.



C&C_City_Flying.mix

C&C_Glacier_Flying.mix

C&C_Walls_Flying.mix



There are six types of movement when operating a flying unit.



Up press the Jump key (spacebar by default).

Down press the Crouch key (C key by default).

Left press the Left movement keys (A key by default).

Right press the Right movement keys (D key by default).

Forward press the Forward movement keys (W key by default).

Backwards press the Backwards movement keys (S key by default).

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What are the game modes for Renegade?

There are four (4) game modes in Renegade.



Single Player � This mode allows you to be a true �Renegade� by putting you smack-dab in the middle of the GDI vs. NOD campaign. This is a challenging game mode that requires great skill. Are you up for the challenge?



Multiplayer Internet � You can play against opponents from all over the world using Westwood Online.



Multiplayer LAN � You can play opponents over a Local Area Network (LAN).



Multiplayer Practice � This game mode is for you rookies that need skill refining. This is purely a simulation of C&C Mode for multiplayer. This is one (1) player game mode.

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Is there a level 1 walk-through for C&C Renegade? How do I finish the first mission?

Below are step-by-step instructions for Level 1 of Renegade.

This level starts on the beach. A GDI base has been destroyed just down the beach to the right. Run in that general direction. You will meet up with some GDI soldiers. Find the ladder and use the �E� key to climb up.



*Many of the soldiers will drop items to help you on your way. These include ammo, weapons, armor, and first aid kits.



To the right is a GDI guard tower. Enter the tower and climb the ladder (approach the ladder and press the �E� key). At the top of the tower there is a sniper rifle. There are three cargo trucks in this base. Use C4 to destroy them and collect any weapons/ammo that drops. Climb the ladder at the power plant to find the sniper rifle. You should now have enough ammo for the next stage.



Notice the other path at the rear of the destroyed base. Walk in that direction looking down the path. There is a closed gate and beyond that you will notice another guard tower. Switch to your sniper rifle and zoom in. You will notice that a Nod Officer mans the top of the tower. He has the ability to call for reinforcements. He will do so until you eliminate him. Snipe him and there will be almost no reinforcements.



Be careful for there are a number of Nod soldiers around the ConYard. Use your sniper rifle to remove them. Run up to the GDI POWs that were being held. They will tell you that the base commander ran up a path behind the ConYard and that he is carrying something important: a new prototype weapon beacon. Run up this path dispatching a few Nod soldiers on the way. You will soon come to a small tool shed where the commander is hiding. He will give you the beacon. Save it. You can use it later. Gather up any remaining supplies. From here you can return to the destroyed base, or head down the path. Almost behind the shed is a small mine. Inside the mine is a data disk that will reveal some information for you of you retrieve it. However, entering the mine will give you some damage from Tiberium poisoning. Be sure to get it quickly if you want it. It is not necessary to get. From here you can return to the destroyed base, or head down the path. You can return to the base to rearm yourself with anything you left behind. When you return to the base, all of the GDI forces that have gathered during the assault and rescue receive a ride from a GDI transport helicopter. You�re on your own now, but they leave some supplies for you. Once you are ready to proceed, return to the shed and follow the path.



As you follow the path you will come across a few Nod soldiers. Remove them. Further up is a group of Nod Tanks. Do not engage! Approach slowly and a GDI air strike will remove them for you. Quickly move around and climb the guard tower. Retrieve the green pass card. Looking out from the tower you will notice a gate, and beyond the gate you may see some Nod turrets and a few soldiers. Snipe the soldiers. Climb down from the tower and approach the gate. As you do so you will get a call for from a GDI gunboat. They are taking Nod Turret fire and need you to remove the turrets soon or they will sink. If you do not do this secondary mission quickly, the GDI gunboat WILL sink and you will not get some prized reinforcements! Quickly switch your weapon to C4 (press the �9� key). Run up to each of the two turrets and place one C4 explosive on each turret by pressing the left mouse key. Make sure you are not too close to the charges when you press the right mouse button, detonating the explosives. The explosives can kill you. They destroy both turrets. Rapidly switch to a rifle and finish off the Nod soldiers around you while running to the beach. At the beach you will notice there is a destroyed GDI Transport that left some equipment on the beach. Retrieve the C4 and sniper ammo. While doing so the GDI Gunboat captain thanks you and sends you a little gift. A GDI Medium Tank! Once the transport leaves, approach the tank and enter it by pressing the �E� key. You now have control of the tank. Drive to the short path that leads off of the beach and climb the hill. At the top you will notice a number of Nod soldiers and officers about. Eliminate them being careful not to attack any civilian structures (civilians there). There is also a Nod Cargo truck. Destroy it. Once the Nod forces have been cleared, exit the tank (�E� key again) and approach some of the civilians. They will tell you about a path at the top of the hill behind the shed. There are some stashes of ammo and first aid kits about. Gather them if you need them.



You now have a choice to make. You can take the tank and rumble through the tunnel or you can leave the tank and take the path the civilians told you about. Either way is ok as you can always return to this area. Take the hidden path slowly and you will get some good targeting opportunities with your sniper rifle. Be sure to eliminate the officer standing on the bridge. Be careful of the gun emplacements. They don�t turn too well and you can get behind them. Do so and place a C4 charge behind the two nearest. Destroy them both. You may notice the Nod Light tank patrolling the area. One shot from him and your mission is over. Permanently. Make sure you avoid him. After you destroy the two gun emplacements, return to the path and go get your tank! Now clear the tunnel of Nod infantry with your tank. Just as you get to the end of the tunnel, you can turn left and eliminate the final gun emplacement safely. You are now ready to take on the light tank. If you time it correctly, you can destroy the GDI damaged hummer just as the light tank passes it, doing some damage to the tank. You should be able to finish off the light tank easily. Follow the path to the small bridge. There are a number of obstacles here that will force you to leave your tank and finish the mission on foot.



Cross the bridge and turn right. There is a path that leads to cave behind the waterfall. Go ahead and explore the cave. As you enter you will see something crawl through the tiberium pool towards you. This is a Visceroid! It will chase you all the way out. Return to the tank and use it to run over the visceroid. Exit the tank and return to the cave. You may be in time to watch a pair of Nod soldiers lose badly to a pair of visceroids. Take this opportunity to finish off the visceroids. Once this is done, gather the stash of weapons and equipment found here. Switch to the flamethrower and enter the other tunnel. As you get to the end of the other tunnel a Nod assault helicopter will drop down and fire on you. Using the flamethrower you may be able to destroy the helicopter, but you must do it quickly as he flies off in a hurry. Do not exit the tunnel yet. This is a great perch for some good sniping opportunities. There are several Nod soldiers around and in the guard tower ahead. Once these are gone, you can exit the tunnel and use C4 to destroy the Nod Tiberium Harvester. Doing this will slow down the number of Nod soldiers appearing throughout this mission. If you need to, you can return down the path to the tank and other supplies that you left behind.



On the return trip from the tank to the guard tower you will notice a path that leads left. Take this path. As you do so, you will be informed that some clergy need to be rescued. Keep an eye on your EVA unit as it tells you were your enemies are. Carefully remove them and safely escort the clergy to the now waiting helicopter. Be sure to visit the belfry of the church as a stash of flamethrower ammo is there. Once the clergy are safely away, follow this path up to the tower, which you had cleared just before rescuing the clergy. Climb the tower and retrieve the yellow access card.



Continue up the path and clear the next two guard tower areas. You can enter the second tower to get a good view of things to come. As you approach the last tower you are advised that you need to destroy the Hand of Nod. You are also told that if you take out the nearby SAM site you will get some GDI help from additional soldiers being airdropped in the area. Fight your way down and destroy the Sam site with some C4.



Now you need to destroy the Hand of Nod. You can stay outside and if you have enough ammo can destroy the Hand without entering, if a lot of things go your way. Or you can enter the Hand and fight your way to the MCT (Master Control Terminal) and destroy it with some C4. I like placing the Ion Cannon Beacon on the front door (but anywhere close is good enough). One shot and the Hand is destroyed. This removes a good number of Nod Soldiers from the mission and again lowers the amount of reinforcements you are likely to encounter. No matter how you destroy it, you should still enter the Hand and clear the entire structure of Nod infantry. There is a weapons cache and a few civilians to rescue. You also need the Red Access card found inside. If you use the Ion Cannon beacon on the hand, it will kill the civilians.



Once the Hand is destroyed, you need to face off against the Nod buggy that was driving around before you took out the Hand. Switch to a flamethrower and face off with the buggy. The buggy doesn�t last long, but it can still kill you by driving over you or even with gunfire. Make sure you take evasive maneuvers when attempting to fight the buggy.



Now move on up the path again. You receive information that a Communications center is in the area and that it is disrupting communications for GDI. To top it off, your EVA unit goes offline. Now you are tasked with destroying the Communications center. You need to hack the communications center before you destroy it though so that it will help release the lock of the detention center located behind the CommCenter. Once again you are told that if you destroy the nearby SAM site, you will get a few reinforcements to help you. Take out the SAM site and then enter the CommCenter. When you enter from the front listen closely. You can hear Cain speaking to one of his underlings. Clear the room and move to the right. You get to meet Cain, albeit through a hologram. Note the exchange. Finish clearing the structure of Nod forces and find the computer. Walk up to the computer and press the �E� key to hack the mainframe. Once this is complete, feel free to blow the center and exit the building.



Locate the detention center at the rear of the CommCenter and walk up to the entrance gate. Use the �E� key to press the gate lock button, releasing those inside. The mission ends and you see the end_mission cinematic.

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What are the radio commands in Renegade?

Below is a list of the Radio commands or hotkeys usable in multiplayer:



ALT + 1 displays - �I need repairs!�

ALT + 2 displays - �Take the point!�

ALT + 3 displays - �Move out!�

ALT + 4 displays - �Follow me!�

ALT + 5 displays - �Hold position!�

ALT + 6 displays - �Cover Me!�

ALT + 7 displays - �Take Cover!�

ALT + 8 displays - �Fall Back!�

ALT + 9 displays - �Return to Base!�

ALT + 0 displays - �Destroy it Now!�

You can view the set above by holding down the ALT key while in game.




CTRL + 1 displays - �Building needs Repairs!�

CTRL + 2 displays - �Get in the vehicle!�

CTRL + 3 displays - �Get out of the vehicle!�

CTRL + 4 displays - �Destroy that vehicle!�

CTRL + 5 displays - �Watch where you�re pointing that!�

CTRL + 6 displays - �Don�t get in my way!�

CTRL + 7 displays - �Affirmative!�

CTRL + 8 displays - �Negative!�

CTRL + 9 displays - �I�m in position!�

CTRL + 0 displays - �Enemy spotted!�

You can view the set above by holding down the CTRL key while in game.




CTRL + ALT + 1 displays - �Attack the base defenses!�

CTRL + ALT + 2 displays - �Attack the Harvester!�

CTRL + ALT + 3 displays - �Attack that structure!�

CTRL + ALT + 4 displays - �Attack the Refinery!�

CTRL + ALT + 5 displays - �Attack the Power Plant!�

CTRL + ALT + 6 displays - �Defend the Base!�

CTRL + ALT + 7 displays - �Defend the Harvester!�

CTRL + ALT + 8 displays - �Defend that structure!�

CTRL + ALT + 9 displays - �Defend the Refinery!�

CTRL + ALT + 0 displays - �Defend the Power Plant!�

You can view the set above by holding down the CTRL + ALT key while in game

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How can you increase mouse performance in Renegade?

If your mouse speed is too slow, decrease your video resolution.



To do this, right click on the desktop.

From the drop down menu select properties.

In the Display Properties, select the Settings tab.

You will see a sectioned called Screen Area or Resolution.

Move the slider bar to the left one notch.

Click Apply then OK. Try the game again.

If your mouse speed is too fast, increase your video resolution.



To do this, right click on the desktop.

From the drop down menu select properties.

In the Display Properties, select the Settings tab.

You will see a sectioned called Screen Area or Resolution.

Move the slider bar to the right one notch.

Click Apply then OK. Try the game again.

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Is there a quick save key in Renegade?

A complete list of hotkeys can be found on the inside cover of the game manual as well as in the patch readme.txt.


The F6 key is the Quick Save key in Renegade. This will make a save labeled Quick Save A in your saved game list. You can reload this save by clicking on the saved game in the saved game list and click the Load button.

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How do you drive vehicles in Renegade?

These are the necessary keys to drive a vehicle in Renegade:



E to enter and exit a vehicle

Mouse and mouse buttons to use the weapons

Forward to accelerate: default is (w)

Back to reverse: default is (s)

Right to turn right: default is (d)

Left to turn left: default is (a)

Remember that in Multiplayer, you must first purchase a vehicle at the purchase terminal. It will then be available at either the War Factory (GDI) or at the Airstrip (NOD).








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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:02 PM

Nox




Why do I see Nox User's on the Online page, but I can't connect to any games?

The majority of NOX players on XWIS are playing NOXQuest. NoxQuest adds cooperative mulitplayer and includes the 1.2 (latest) patch for Nox.



You can download NoxQuest here: ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/archive/westwood/Nox/Quest/

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How can I tell which players are on Nox or NoxQuest on XWIS?

Check the online page for Other CNC games: http://strike-team.net/xwis/onlinelist/index.php?server=other. Nox and NoxQuest players are shown separately.

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What is NoxQuest and where can I download it?

NoxQuest adds cooperative mulitplayer and includes the 1.2 (latest) patch for Nox. The Add-on enables endless multiplayer quests. You and your mates encounter more powerful
creatures after each Quest is completed.



You can download NoxQuest here: ftp://ftp.ea.com/pub/archive/westwood/Nox/Quest/

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Is there a way to get the NOX cursor to use on my desktop?

You will not be able to use the NOX cursor on your desktop.

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How do I Install/uninstall NOX?

If you need to install or uninstall NOX, try this:



To Install:



- Insert the NOX CD.

- Wait for the AutoPlay menu to appear.

- Select [Install].

- Follow the on-screen instructions.



If the AutoPlay menu does not appear:

- Double-click the [My Computer] icon

- Double-click the CD icon

- Double-click the Setup icon (setup.exe)

- Follow the on-screen instructions



During installation, you will be prompted to enter your product serial number. This number can be found at the base of the rear of the jewel case containing the game CD. This serial number is unique to your copy of the game and it is important that you keep it in a safe place in case you ever need to reinstall the game. It is also important that you not give your serial number to others as this may result in your inability to play the game online.



To Uninstall:

There are 3 ways you can uninstall NOX:



1) Uninstall from AutoPlay Menu:

- Insert the NOX CD.

- Wait for the AutoPlay menu to appear.

- Select [Uninstall].

2) Uninstall from Start Menu:

- Click on the [Start] button.

- Highlight "Programs".

- Highlight "Westwood".

- Hightlight "Nox" .

- Click on "Uninstall Nox".

3) Uninstall from the Control Panel:

- Click on the [Start] button .

- Highlight "Settings".

- Click on "Control Panel"

- Double-click on "Add/Remove Programs".

- Find and select "Nox" from the list.

- Click the [Add/Remove] button.

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Why is NOX repeating the patch cycle?

Updates are be automatically downloaded. We've found that some people have problems where the patch downloads, but then when Nox restarts it says it has to download the patch all over again.



This has only been found to happen with modified versions of Nox. This could be an intentional modification, or possibly an accidental corruption of the game files. Either way, it's recommended that you completely uninstall the game, then delete the c:\westwood\nox directory. Reinstall the game and download the latest patch.

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How do I troubleshoot any NOX Video and Sound issues?

NOX uses Microsoft's DirectX technology for sound and graphics. This means that your video and sound card drivers must be 100% DirectX compatible. Most new computers come out of the box with DirectX support installed. Try starting NOX before installing DirectX to see if your computer is already set up with DirectX compatible drivers. If not, you can install DirectX 7.0 from the NOX CD, or download the latest DirectX version at www.microsoft.com. It is important that you reinstall DirectX after updating your video and sound card drivers.



Most sound and video cards will work fine with the drivers included with DirectX, however, if you experience problems you will want to contact your sound or video card manufacturer and obtain the latest DirectX drivers for your hardware.



To find your video/sound card manufacturer, follow these steps:

- Right-click on the "My Computer" icon.

- Click on "Properties".

- Select the [Device Manager] tab .

- Click on the "+" next to "Display Adapters" or "Sound, video and game controllers" .

- Your video/sound card will be listed here

- If you don't see your video/sound card manufacturer listed here, ir you don't have Internet access, contact your manufacturer directly and request the latest DirectX compatible drivers.



After downloading the drivers, follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing

Remember to reinstall DirectX after updating any video/sound card driver.



Signs indicating you need an updated driver:

- You receive a DirectDraw or DirectSound error

- Game crashes or hangs

- Sound cuts out or stutters during gameplay

- Screen goes black and system hangs when launching the game

- Windows desktop becomes distorted or corrupt



What to do if problems still occur after drivers have been updated:

- Make sure your video and sound hardware is 100% DirectX compatible. (Check with your manufacturer for details).

- Install the latest updates for Microsoft Windows, including any Service Packs available.

- Check your CD-ROM drive.

- Sound is streamed from the CD-ROM drive, if the drive is not working correctly it can cause sound to skip .

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Why do I have problems with my CD-ROM running NOX?

We have determined that many older or outdated CD-ROM drives may have problems reading the state-of-the art CD media on which Nox has been printed. As a result of this, some users of such drives may experience difficulties reading the CDs before or after a successful installation.



If this is the case, you may want to consider upgrading your CD-ROM drive. We also recommend that you contact your CD-ROM or computer manufacturer and let them know you're having difficulty reading some CDs. They can usually provide a solution / replacement to help with the newer CD formats.



If you are using a Plextor drive, a possible solution is to download and install the updated Plextor Manager version 1.04. When you have that installed, you can go into the Enhanced Properties for your drive by highlighting your CD-ROM drive icon and right clicking to select Properties. On the Settings tab you will see a box labeled Prevent Low Speed Reading. This has been known to help with some read issues.

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Why is the gameplay slow and choppy in Nox?

Many performance issues can be attributed to unnecessary programs running in the background. Your first course of action in troubleshooting should be to end all of these that you can. Click here for information on ending background tasks.



If ending background tasks does not clear up the issue, try fine-tuning your game's video settings. Check out the Video Option Controls from the Options menu at the main screen. These settings allow you to change your video resolution as well as some other settings. Tweak these settings to get the best performance out of your system.



Unlocked DX Surface

Soft Shadow Edge

Translucent Console

Render Particle Glow

Fade Objects

Show Tooltips

Draw Front Walls

Translucent Front Walls

High Res Front Walls

Lock High Res Floors

Textured Floors

Render Bubbles

Render Gui

For a description of what each of these options does, check page 24 of the manual.

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Why is there green tint over my screen in NOX?

Laptops can be known to have problems supporting games due to the integrated video and sound hardware. Nox may appear with a green tint on some laptops, especially with NeoMagic video cards. This can only be resolved by using the 8-bit graphic option. You can select this by clicking on the Options button from the main game menu. Remember that reducing the screen size and turning off some graphic options (explained on page 24 in the manual) can improve the overall performance in Nox.

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How can I save/load games in NOX ?

To SAVE a game in Nox, follow these steps:



1) Press [Esc] to bring up the menu.

2) Select the fourth button (Save/Load).

3) Select a slot to save the game in (note: selecting the first slot is the Auto-save slot and games saved here will be overwritten).

4) Select "Save". Your game is now saved and a description is written for the game and a time stamp is applied.



To LOAD a game in Nox, follow these steps:



1) Press [Esc] to bring up the menu.

2) Select the fourth button (Save/Load).

3) Select the game description you want to load.

4) Press "Load". You will be asked to verify that you want to load this game.

5) If this is the game you want to load, press "yes". If this is not the game you want to load, press "no". You will then be taken back to the list of game descriptions to choose from.






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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:07 PM

C&C95 and Red alert 1




How do I setup CC&95 and Red alert 1 to play online?

Click here for setup instructions.

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How do I find out what my IP Address is in Windows NT / 2000 / XP?


An IP address is a set of numbers that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent across the Internet. It's sort of like your telephone number or street address. It identifies your computer on the internet or network.



To find out your IP address in Windows NT, 2000 or XP:



Click START > Run and type in command. Press Enter.

At the command prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.

The Windows IP Configuration will appear. Note down the number next to IP Address. . . This is your IP Address.

Type exit to close the command prompt window.

Notes:



- When making a note of your IP address, don't forget to copy down the dots in-between each number.

- If you connect to the internet using a modem or ADSL, your IP address will mostly likely change every time you connect to the internet.

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How do I find out what my IP Address is in Windows 95 / 98 / ME?

An IP address is a set of numbers that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent across the Internet. It's sort of like your telephone number or street address. It identifies your computer on the internet or network.



To find out your IP address in Windows 95/98/ME:



Go to Start, then Run, and type in winipcfg, then click OK. The IP Configuration screen will appear. In the drop down box towards the top, there will be several listings.

If you use a modem or ADSL to connect to the internet, then select PPP adapter.

If you have a cable modem or are on a network, then select the entry for the network card (they usually have the words 'ethernet adapter' in them).

Once the correct item is selected, the line that reads IP address should contain a set of 4 numbers separated by a dot. An example might be 123.45.678.90. This is your IP Address.

Notes:



- When making a note of your IP address, don't forget to copy down the dots in-between each number.

- If you connect to the internet using a modem or ADSL, your IP address will mostly likely change every time you connect to the internet.

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Will the games work in Windows 2000?

Electronic Arts does not officially offer support for any of our products running on Windows 2000, unless otherwise stated on the game box. Windows 2000 is an operating system based on an operating system specifically designed for networking (Windows NT 4.0) and aimed at business as opposed to the average home user.



Many of our games that were designed for Windows 95/98 will not detect Windows 2000, as an optimized operating system, and therefore may not properly install.



Also, most of our games that use Microsoft's DirectX may not function properly in Windows NT or Windows 2000. This is because DirectX was created as a Microsoft standard for running games in Windows 95 and 98. Even though DirectX is included with Windows 2000, it has been optimized for the Windows 2000 environment but may still have problems with some Windows 95 & 98 games.



Like in all Windows operating systems, to get any game to run in Windows 2000 you will need to make sure that you get the latest drivers for your hardware (video card, sound card, etc.) installed on your system. As well as all service packs available for Windows 2000.



Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

Click here for information on updates for Windows 2000.

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What can be done about the video and sound issues in the game?

Many of the issues with the Command & Conquer games can be handled by system resources.
These games rely heavily on several system factors. Background tasks, driver incompatibility,
advanced audio and sound options, and operating compatibility can affect these older games.



Make sure any non-vital programs are not running in the background.

Click here for instructions on ending backround tasks.

Make sure that all system drivers are up to date.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

Click here for instructions on updating your Direct X.

Sound Acceleration can be lowered to reduce the chance of conflicts with advanced sound effects.

Click here for instructions on changing your sound acceleration.

The game uses the Temp folder to save sounds and graphics in order to access them quickly. Clearing the Temp folder should improve performance.

Click here for instructions on clearing your Temp file.



If you are running XP, you might try running the game in compatibility mode.

Click here for instructions on using Compatibility Mode.



Turning on or off various advanced video settings could affect the performance of the game.
For more information on this please contact your video card manufacturer.

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Why can't the game connect online with or without a firewall?

If you attempt to play any of these games from behind a firewall or router you may need to clear ports. Here are lists of the ports that need to be cleared, listed by game.



Red alert: UDP 5400, 4000 If you run ICQ, make sure it is closed before running Red alert online (because ICQ also uses port 4000). If you have Internet Connection Sharing enabled, you will need to enable ports 1234 and 1140 on your host machine as well.



Command & Conquer Gold: UDP 4000 and 4010-4016



Dune 2000: UDP 4000 and 4010-4016

If you do not know how to set up your firewall or router please consult the manual that came with it. We also have some of the more popular models listed in the link below.

Click here for instructions on configuring your router.

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Why aren't all of the multi play skirmish modes available single play skirmish games?

The only modes of game play in single play Skirmish are Battle and Free for All.
All other game modes are available when playing a network game over a Local Area Network (LAN),
or when playing on XWIS. These modes can also be dependant on the map. Some maps will not have all of the
modes available to them.

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Why do I receive"Cannot Uninstall" error message in Command and Conquer?
How do I manually uninstall C&C95?

An improper installation or corruption of the game data can not only prevent the game from loading, but can
cause the game to crash at seemingly random but very specific points in the game. When such an occurrence happens,
it�s best to manually remove all of the components to make sure that next installation does not run into the same issues. To do a manual uninstall for Command & Conquer and expansions, follow these steps:



Delete the game folders.



Click on the Start button.

Click on the Run button.

Type C:\Westwood into the text field, and press OK.

Note : If you changed the install path for the game during the initial installation, you will need to type that into the text field in lieu of the previous path.

Right-click on the Sun folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Once deleted, click on the Start button.

Click on All Programs.

Click on the Westwood folder.

Right-click on the C&C 95 folder and select Delete.

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.



Delete the game registry keys.(Warning: Changes to the registry can cause your computer to operate improperly, so please follow these instructions exactly as they are written.)



Follow these steps to back-up the registry so that should something go wrong, you can restore your system back to a working state:



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP, click on File on the tool bar, and select Export.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME, click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Export Registry File�

Check All under Export Range.

Type registry_archive into the File name field, and click Save.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.



Follow these steps to remove the game registry keys from your system. :



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

Double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Double-click on SOFTWARE.

Double-click on Westwood.

Right-click on the folders listed below and select Delete:

Command & Conquer 95

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Click on the minus sign next to Westwood.

Double-click on Microsoft.

Double-click on Windows.

Double-click on CurrentVersion.

Double-click on Uninstall.

Right-click on the following folders, and choose Delete to remove them:

Command & Conquer 95

When prompted if you are sure, select Yes.

Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.



Follow these steps to restore your registry, should you notice any issues after removing the previous keys.



Click on the Start button.

Click on Run.

Type regedit into the available text field, and press OK.

If you are using Windows 2000/XP do the following:

Click on File on the tool bar, and select Import.

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

If you are using Windows 95/98/ME do the following:

Click on Registry on the tool bar, and select Import Registry File�

Select the file registry_archive.reg and click Open.

Your registry is now successfully restored; close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top right corner of the window.

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Why do the New, Join, Use Map, and Random Map buttons overlap?

This is a problem when Windows is set to use Large Fonts (125% normal size.)



To fix this, return Windows to the Small font size:



For Windows 98/95/ME:

Right click on the desktop.

Then select properties from the drop down menu.

Click on the Settings tab.

Click on the Advanced button.

There should be a font size box, use the pull-down menu to select Small Fonts.

Click OK.



For Windows XP :

Right click on the desktop.

Then select properties from the drop down menu.

Click on the Settings tab.

Click on the Advanced button.

In the top of the General tab, is a drop down menu for the Display DPI
setting, choose Normal size (96 DPI).

Click OK.

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What can be done about the Games Out Of Sync error message?

There can be a few causes for this:



A player has used a mod or editor program on his copy of the game. That person will need to reinstall the game to connect properly.

The games are not the same version. Upgrade both games to the same version number.

A file may be corrupted; try reinstalling

The two machines differ greatly in speed. Try setting the game speed on the faster machine to half. If you are playing a serial game, make sure that both machines are using a fast serial port (16550 UART or better)

If the game is over the Internet the connection is lagged out, causing packet loss.

Beyond the hardware issues one of the major ways around many of these is to simply uninstall and reinstall the game.



Click on the Start button.

Click on All Programs.

Select Westwood.

Select Command & Conquer 95
C
lick on Uninstall Command & Conquer 95.

Once this is done. Insert either the NOD or the GDI disk.

Once you receive the option, select Install.

Follow the instructions on the screen to install.

Do this on both machines and now you should be able to connect just fine.

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How do you use the Red alert Terrain Editor? Answer

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How can you fix the 'Unable to allocate primary video buffer' error?

The unable to allocate primary video buffer error is caused by one of two things:



The DirectX drivers were not installed correctly.

Click here for instructions on updating your Direct X.

The video card drivers are not up to date with DirectX.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.






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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:07 PM

<h3><strong>C&C - The First Decade</strong></h3>


<strong><a name="TFD_CD"></a>Why won't my First Decade CD work in my CD-ROM drive?</strong>

The Command and Conquer: The First Decade CD is actually a DVD-ROM.
In order for your computer to read this disc, you must have a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW drive.
CD-ROM or CD-RW drives will not be able to read the disc.



Make sure you have the proper hardware to read this disc.
The compatibility of your drive is usually embossed on the front of the tray that slides out when the drive ejects.
Look for the DVD ROM symbol.



For further assistance, please contact your computer manufacturer or local retailer.



Electronic Arts Warranty Policy can be found here.

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<strong><a name="invalid_serial_TFD"></a>What can I do about Invalid Serial Error? I have installed using The First Decade Command and Conquer.</strong>

If you're encountering the invalid serial error, you have to rename the Woldata.key file in
C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade to Woldata0.key.

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<strong><a name="TFD_shortcut_installer"></a>What is the TFD shortcut installer? What does it do?</strong>

The XCC The First Decade Short cut Installer can be dowloaded by clicking here.
The installer installs direct shortcuts and also fixes the invalid registry keys.
The installer is completely silent, so just check your Start Menu after running it.

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<strong><a name="TFD_map_editor"></a>I am running the First Decade and I can't get the Map Editor to work. The program tells me to Please insert a Red alert CD into the CD-ROM drive".</strong>

Append -CD. to the command line when running the map editor. Don't forget the period after the -CD.

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<strong><a name="TFD_play_old"></a>Why can't I play my old Command and Conquer games after I've installed First Decade?</strong>


As a long-time fan of the Command and Conquer series, you may have individual installations of the game on your system.
If this is the case, you may notice when attempting to install The First Decade that you will be prompted to
uninstall those individual games before proceeding.



If you proceed without uninstalling, The First Decade will install 'on top' of the existing copies.
While the First Decade games themselves will install to a new folder structure, old registry entries will be
overwritten and corrupted. Attempts to launch the old versions of your games will fail.



If this happens, you should be able to continue playing The First Decade without incident.
However, should problems arise, we recommend a full uninstall and reinstall of all Command and Conquer
titles on your system. If the Uninstall program provided with each game does not work, please see the
following for help with a manual uninstall.


Command and Conquer Gold, 95, Covert Ops

Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun and Firestorm

Command and Conquer Red alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge

Command and Conquer Generals and Zero Hour - <strong>Note - XWIS does not support Generals and Zero Hour.</strong>


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<strong><a name="TFD_whats_new"></a>What's new with Command and Conquer: The First Decade?</strong>


Command and Conquer: The First Decade brings together the first ten years of the popular RTS strategy series, Command and Conquer in one convenient DVD. While the actual content of the games remains largely untouched, each game installed through First Decade comes with the latest patches. In addition, some of the older games that previously were unable to run on Windows XP are now playable.




Command & Conquer (Aug. 1995)

Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations (April 1996)

Command & Conquer: Red alert (Oct. 1996)

Command & Conquer: Red alert�The Aftermath (Sept. 1997)

Command & Conquer: Red alert Counterstrike (Mar. 1997)

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (Aug. 1999)

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Firestorm (Feb. 2000)

Command & Conquer: Red alert 2 (Oct. 2000)

Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (Oct. 2001)

Command & Conquer: Renegade (Feb. 2002)

Command & Conquer: Generals (Feb. 2003) - <strong>Note: XWIS does not support Generals and Zero Hour.</strong>

Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour (Sept. 2003) - <strong>Note: XWIS does not support Generals and Zero Hour.</strong>

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<strong><a name="system_requirements_tfd"></a>What are the minimum system requirements for Command and Conquer: The First Decade?</strong>


The minimum required system specifications to run Command & Conquer: The First Decade are as follows:



Operating System: Windows XP (Administrator rights required)

CPU: 800 MHz or faster

RAM: 256 MB or more

Disc Drive: 8x or faster DVD Drive

Hard Drive: 9.8 GB if installing the entire DVD

Video: DirectX 8.1 compatible video card

NVIDIA GeForce 2 (or greater) or ATI Radeon 7500 (or greater) chipset required

Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card

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<strong><a name="wchat"></a>My game is prompting me to install WChat. Where do I find it?</strong>


If you are getting an error while attempting to connect to online services, and you get a message prompting
you to install WChat from the CD, follow these directions. WChat does not come included with the First Decade.
Please note that WChat is no longer supported by Electronic Arts.



Close your game.

Click here to download Westwood Chat.

To Download the version of WChat for languages other than english click here.

For example, WC4221E.EXE for English, WC4221F.EXE for French, etc.

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<strong><a name="tfd_ra2_generals_install"></a>Why can't I uncheck Red alert 2 or Generals during a custom installation?</strong>

Yuri's Revenge and Zero Hour must be unchecked first if you do not wish to install Red alert 2 or Generals.
Since Yuri's Revenge and Zero Hour are expansions and require the base game in order to install properly,
the installer will insist on installing them unless they are unchecked.

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<strong><a name="tfd_crash_black_screen"></a>Why does the game crash after a full black screen?</strong>


Crashing after a black screen can be caused by a few different things, including (but not limited to)
an incompatible video card, older drivers for a compatible video card or sound card, or a corrupted version of Direct X.
There are several steps we can take to try and resolve this issue.



First ensure that all of the games minimum requirements are met.

The minimum system requirements can be found on the bottom of the game packaging.
You can also search our FAQ's for these requirements.



Also, be sure you have the latest drivers available for your video and sound card.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.


Make sure any unnecessary background tasks are terminated. These tasks could interfere with the running of the game.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.



Make sure you have any patches for the game that are available.

Click on the Start button.

Select All Programs.

In the list of programs find the game folder.

The default should be in the EAGames or EASports folders.

In the game folder there should be a Check for Update or Auto-Update icon. Double-click on that icon.

It should now log on and check for updates.


During installation, on occasion some files that contain graphics for the background, maps, players etc. may
not be installed, or copied to the hard drive from the CD rom/DVD correctly. You might need to completely
uninstall the game try reinstalling it.

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<strong><a name="tfd_crash"></a>What can be done when the game locks up or freezes?</strong>

There are a variety of different ways a system can "lock up" or freeze during gameplay.
The steps below will give you a better idea on where the issue may lie.



If the screen is blank and nothing is happening there are a few immediate things you can try.



Hold down the Alt button and tap the Tab key. This should minimize the window.

Hold down the Alt key and tap the F4 key. This should close the current window.

If your keyboard has one, hit the Windows button. This should bring up the Windows start bar.

Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys, then tap delete once. This will bring up the task manager.
From here you can manually shut down the game.


If these steps fail to get you out of the lock up you will have to restart your system.
If you cannot turn the system off normally try holding in the power button for ten seconds.



Once the computer is back up, try the following to troubleshoot this situation:



Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements for the game.

Click here for assistance in finding the minimum requirements for the game.

Make sure your drivers and system files are as up to date as possible. The computer might be giving an instruction to a device that simply does not know how to proceed.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

Make sure that there are no extra programs running in the background that might interfere with the games execution.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.


Some of these lock ups could be sound related. Lowering sound acceleration is a good way to test this.

Click here for instructions on changing your sound acceleration.



Make sure that you have all the patches that are available for the game.

Click on theStart button.

Select All Programs.

In the list of programs find the game folder.

The default should be in the EAGames or EASports folders.

In the game folder there should be a Check for Update or Auto-Update icon. Double-click on that icon.

It should now log on and check for updates.



If the above steps fail, uninstall the game completely then reinstall it.



Also, you can try the game on a separate computer. If the same thing happens, then it could be a bad disk.

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<strong><a name="tfd_crash_splash"></a>Why is the game crashing to the desktop after the splash screen?</strong>

Crashing after the first game screen or splash screen can be caused by a few different things,
including (but not limited to) an incompatible video card, older drivers for a compatible video card
or sound card, or a corrupted version of Direct X. There are several steps we can take to try and resolve this issue.


First ensure that all of the games minimum requirements are met.
The minimum system requirements can be found on the bottom of the packaging for the game.

Click here for assistance in finding the minimum requirements for the game.


Also, be sure you have the latest drivers available for your video and sound card.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.


Make sure any unnecessary background tasks are terminated. These tasks could interfere with the running of the game.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.



Make sure you have any patches for the game that are available.

Click on the Start button.

Select All Programs.

In the list of programs find the game folder.

The default should be in the EAGames or EASports folders.

In the game folder there should be a Check for Update or Auto-Update icon. Double-click on that icon

It should now log on and check for updates.

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<strong><a name="tfd_graphics"></a>Why is there graphical corruption in the game?</strong>


Graphical corruption is usually a conflict with the video card or other display settings in the system.



Verify that your video card meets all system requirements, and it is using the newest manufacturer video drivers.

Click here for steps on verifying requirements and driver versions.

Adjust your desktop resolution to 1024x768 for the best compatibility with your game.

Click here for steps on changing your desktop resolution.

If you have raised any video/graphics settings in the game from their defaults, lower them back to their default setting.

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<strong><a name="tfd_patch_error"></a>Why is there a 'transfer error' or 'patch failed' error during installation?</strong>

Transfer errors during installation can be caused by a number of conflicts.
There are steps you can take to remove the source of conflict before attempting to reinstall the game.



End all background tasks to prevent conflicts with other programs.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

Empty your Temp folder to prevent file conflicts.

Click here for steps on emptying your Temp folder.

If you have a secondary DVD disk drive try the installation from there.


Basic installation troubleshooting steps will help prevent conflicts with the installation program, itself.
Click here for installation troubleshooting steps.

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<strong><a name="tfd_game_exe_error"></a>What can be done about the [Game].exe or program causing an error?</strong>

This is a generic Windows error. These errors happen when the game either makes a request that the computer
does not understand or fails to respond with correct data. The computer picks up on this error, but since it is
not a specific error, all it can do is give this generic error response.



When troubleshooting these generic errors we have several steps we can take.



Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements for the game.

Click here for assistance in finding the minimum requirements for the game.



Make sure that you have all the patches that are available for the game.

Click on the Start button.

Select All Programs.

In the list of programs find the game folder.

The default should be in the EAGames or EASports folders.

In the game folder there should be a Check for Update or Auto-Update icon. Double-click on that icon.

It should now log on and check for updates.



Make sure that there are no extra programs running in the background that might interfere with the games execution.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.


Make sure your drivers and system files are as up to date as possible. The computer might be giving an
instruction to a device that simply does not know how to proceed.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

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<strong><a name="tfd_serial"></a> Where is the serial number? It does not appear on the back of the DVD case.</strong>

The serial number is located on the back of the game manual. Be sure to keep the manual in a secure
location so that you can reference it when needed.

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<strong><a name="tfd_DVD_emulation"></a>Why does the game say 'CD/DVD Emulation Software Detected'?</strong>
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<strong><a name="tfd_lag"></a>How do you improve online gameplay and lag?</strong>

Online gaming is a fairly involved process. Several factors can contribute or take away from, a fun online
experience. When troubleshooting online performance you have to keep in mind that you are not only dealing with
your computer, but also the computer you are connecting to. Every computer your signal passes through can also
affect the speed and overall quality of an online game.



Information transfer on the Internet is handled by shuttling bits of information, known as packets.
For example, when you visited this web page all the parts of the page were passed to your modem in packets.
Playing online games, is simply a matter of passing packets back and forth between your computer and a server.



One issue possibly affecting high-speed connections to our online games is one of packets. Many high-speed modems
have no minimum specified packet size for outbound packets. When given a smaller packet, a correctly configured
router will pad the packet to an acceptable size, and then will pass the information along. In the case of
the older Internet router code, these packets may not be padded and can be discarded or corrupted before
continuing along to the game server. The information passed through your modem to our servers may be corrupted or
discarded - resulting in lost information, disconnects, lag, and other problems.



To check into this packet loss you can run a trace route program to see if there is any major loss on the way.
EA uses a trace program that was originally made for one of EA's games. This program can be used for any online trace.



Run UOTrace to determine routing factors.

Click here for instructions on using UO Trace.

Another issue is the speed with which your system processes the data and sends it our again. If your system
meets the minimum requirements for the game make sure the system also meets the requirements for playing on the Internet. These extra requirements can include:

Proper connection speed

Higher memory requirements

If your system has any virus scanning or Internet security software running these to, can slow down your signal.
These programs check every packet that goes in or out of the system. Make sure that all non-essential programs
are turned off before starting the game.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

Along with background tasks make sure the system is running in top performance. Make sure all of the drivers are up to date. If the drivers are up to date then it reduces the chance of system hang ups which could create lag.

Click here for instructions on updating drivers.

Ingame details and options can impact packet size and speed. The more details you have turned on, the more information the game has to process. If you have any filters for text, these can also slow down the game. Try lowering options to speed up game play. Here is a small example list of things that could slow down online games.

Translation filters for incoming text.

Error logging

Obscenity filters

High end lighting effects

High graphic details

In-game viewing distance.

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<strong><a name="tfd_direct3d"></a>Why are there 'Direct3D' or 'D3D' errors when starting the game?</strong>

These errors result from a conflict with your video card.



Open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Click here for steps on opening the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Verify that you meet all requirements for the game, especially the video card requirements as this error relates to a video option.

Click here for assistance in finding the minimum requirements for the game.

On the Display tab, make sure that Direct3D Acceleration is set to Enabled.

Click the Enable button if it is set to Disabled.

If Direct3D is N/A then you will need to contact you system or video card manufacturer to correct this.

Make sure you have the newest manufacturer video card drivers.

Click here for assistance locating video card drivers.

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<strong><a name="tfd_lock_sound"></a>Why does my game lockup with repeating sound?</strong>

If the game locks up with a sound loop this can often be caused by a conflict with the sound card.
Often the sound card's hardware acceleration must be adjusted to communicate properly with the game.



In this case it will be necessary to lower the system's sound hardware acceleration to Basic.

Click here for steps on adjusting sound hardware acceleration.

Additionally it is important to ensure that all background tasks have been ended. Applications running in the
background can result in random lockups occurring within the game.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

After all background tasks have been ended it is advisable to empty the Windows Temp folder.

Click here for steps on emptying your Temp folder.

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<strong><a name="tfd_lock_debugger"></a> Why does the 'Unload Debugger and Try Again' error message occur?</strong>

Typically this is related to a debugger that comes with either the ULead software for an AMD processor,
or the software for an Audigy 2 sound card. These are relatively easy to disable.



Disabling the ULead software debugger that comes with an AMD processor just requires renaming a file.



Click the Start button.

Click Search (it may be called Find on some computers).

Select All Files and Folders.

Type amdfix.sys in the search box.

Once found, right-click on the amdfix.sys file and choose Rename.

Rename the file to amdfix.sys.old.

Restart your computer.

You should no longer receive the error (assuming you do not have another debugger running). If the ULead
software reports any errors, simply remove the .old from the file name, but you will need to rename it again
before playing the game.



Disabling the software that causes the conflict with Audigy 2 software requires changing an option in the software.



Click on the Start button.

Click on All Programs.

Click on Creative.

Click on Sound Blaster Audigy 2.

Click on the Welcome Menu.

On the lower right hand side, click on Do Not Show This Again.

Click on Close.

Restart the computer.

The error should no longer occur. If it does, you may need to uninstall the Audigy 2 software and
install drivers without the extra software.


Check to locate information on your sound card and finding drivers
for it if you require more assistance.



Another solution is uninstalling the Audigy 2 software package and installing the Audigy 2 with the Drivers Only option.


Closing down all unnecessary background applications will help prevent the error as well.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.

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<strong><a name="tfd_directx"></a>Why doesn't the DirectX version update after you install a new version?</strong>

This is typically due to an improper installation. Try reinstalling DirectX directly from Microsoft's
webpage to allow it to update. If your system still doesn't allow DirectX to update, contact your system
manufacturer for further assistance in installing DirectX as it is a system program from Microsoft.


Click here for information on reinstalling DirectX

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<strong><a name="tfd_autoplay"></a>Why does the autoplay screen not appear?</strong>

When the autoplay screen does not appear, this is usually due to processes running in the background
that conflict with the game.



First, make sure the game disk is in the drive. If you have a DVD-edition disk, please make sure you are
using a DVD-rom drive and that all of the background tasks have been shut down.

Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.



Now you can start the game manually.

If you need to start the installer:



Open My Computer.

Right-click on the game disk icon and choose Open.

Double-click on the Setup icon. This will start the installation.

If you want to play the game (it has already installed):

Double-click on the game icon on your desktop or in the Start Menu. This will start the program.

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<strong><a name="tfd_getsetup"></a>Why is there a 'GET SETUP' error whilst installing DirectX?</strong>

This error is typically due to a conflict in the system files. You can, however, manually replace a
file that should allow you to install DirectX.



Insert the game disk into the drive.

Open My Computer.

Right-click on the game disk icon and choose Explore.

Open the DirectX folder.

Right-click on the dsetup.dll file and choose Copy.

Close the window.

Re-open the My Computer window.

Open the Local Disk C: drive.

Open the WINDOWS folder.

Open the SYSTEM32 folder.

Right-click on any empty space in the folder and choose Paste.

Close all open windows.

Now run the installation again.

If the issue persists, you should reinstall DirectX directly from Microsoft's webpage.

Click here for information on reinstalling DirectX

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<strong><a name="tfd_virus"></a>Why is there a virus or file content warning during installation?</strong>

Virus protection programs can stop, block, or otherwise prohibit proper installation of many programs.
Before installation, please completely turn off and disable all such protection programs, then end all unnecessary
background tasks and processes.



Click here for instructions on ending your background tasks.



After closing those, you can run the installation program. When this is complete you may turn your protection programs back on. We do not recommend running protection programs when you are running the game, either, if conflicts (such as not allowing saving) occur.

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<strong><a name="tfd_sound"></a>Why is there no sound in the game?</strong>

If there is no sound at all in the game, this is usually due to a miscommunication in the hardware itself.



Check the volume level on your speakers to make sure they are set to an audible level.

Check the connections from your speakers to both the computer and a power source.

Check the volume settings on your computer to make sure they are set to an audible level.

Locate the speaker icon for volume next to the clock on the taskbar.

Right-click on the icon and choose Open Volume Control.

Make sure nothing is muted.

You may want to set all the sliders to full volume until the issue is resolved (at which point you can adjust the sliders to suit you).

Make sure that you have a sound card not only installed, but recognized by the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Click here for steps on using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

Verify that your sound card meets the requirements for the game.

Click here for assistance finding the minimum requirements.

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<strong><a name="tfd_winlogo"></a>'Has not passed Windows logo testing' error when installing DirectX.</strong>

This is a known system conflict that has been documented by Microsoft
(who produce both your operating system and the DirectX program). Please contact Microsoft or
your system manufacturer for further information and troubleshooting for this issue.



You can also visit Microsoft's Support site at http://support.microsoft.com.

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<strong><a name="tfd_site_licence"></a>How do I obtain a site license for Electronic Arts games?</strong>

If you own a LAN game center (a physical and permanent business location offering PC and/or console games)
in the United States or Canada, you can obtain a site license authorizing the use of certain games published
by Electronic Arts.



iGames is a company that offers services for game centers. They manage EA�s game center site license program.

To obtain the site license:



Register your game center as a Standard or Advantage iGames member at www.igames.org.

Log into your iGames account

Go to the licensing section and apply for the EA Site License.

You will be required to fill out the Site License Agreement and purchase all games for use in the game center through the designated sales channel.



If you would like more information, please contact license@igames.org or call iGames directly at (650) 917-9888 ext 223.

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<strong><a name="tfd_warranty"></a>What is the Electronic Arts Warranty Policy?</strong>

NOTICE: Please refer to the original documentation that came with your product for warranty replacement
information specific to your product.



Product Exchange or Return:

If you meet one of the following criteria and you are within the 90 day warranty period, you can return the product to Electronic Arts for a replacement.

The product was determined to be defective by an Electronic Arts Technical Support representative.

The product has been determined to be incompatible with your computer by an Electronic Arts Technical Support Representative.

The product will not work on your computer because you do not meet the requirements.



When sending us your product, be sure to include a photocopy of the sales receipt showing the date of purchase, as well as the Requested Information shown below.



Product Replacement:

If you meet one of the following criteria, you can send your product along with a nominal fee to Electronic Arts for a replacement product.



The product is 90 days past the purchase date

The product has been scratched, broken, or has been damaged in another fashion.



When sending us your product, be sure to include a check or money order for the amount shown in the replacement costs section made payable to Electronic Arts, as well as all of the information in the requested information section below.



Make all checks payable to: Electronic Arts



Documentation Request:

If the purchased product does not contain a manual in either a physical or electronic form, and you are within the 90 day warranty period, you can return the product to Electronic Arts for a replacement. When sending us your request, please be sure to include a photocopy of the sales receipt showing the date of purchase as well as all of the information in the requested information section below.



Documentation Replacement:

If the manual has been lost, or you wish to purchase a printed version of the manual, you can request that one be sent to you. When sending us your request, please be sure to include a check or money order for the amount listed in the replacement costs section made payable to Electronic Arts, as well as all of the information listed in the requested information section.



Make all checks payable to: Electronic Arts



Requested Information:

Explanation of your situation

First and Last Name

Return Address

E-mail Address

Phone Number


Replacement Costs:

PC-CD products: $13.00 USD

Playstation 2, Xbox, or Xbox 360 products: $20.00 USD

Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, or Sony PSP products: $15.00 USD

Sony PlayStation products: $15.00 USD

Nintendo Gameboy, Gameboy Color, or Gameboy Advanced products: $15.00 USD

Jewel Case Classics products: $7.50 USD

Manual (Documentation) replacement: $5.00 USD


Mailing Address:

Electronic Arts Customer Warranty

209 Redwood Shores Pkwy

Redwood City, CA 94065



Note: We strongly recommend that you send your product using a traceable delivery method. Electronic Arts is not responsible for products not in its possession.






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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:15 PM

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