Ok so after hours of messing around with red alert 2; installing it and switching and swapping files around i have come to the conclusion that olafs multiplayer downloads and martins optimiser / UOP are not compatible with Windows 8, as the buttons are not displayed etc and i have tried everything suggested to get around this including the windows 7 fixes etc.
However If i install red alert 2 from the original disk and upgrade it to 1.006 it works fine. But this means i am unable to have the new maps / ss / higher resolution.
I used Martins UOP and the old Red Alert 2.exe or ra2.exe (cant remember now) and that also worked to an extent. With this i was able to run the game in high resolution, play most new maps (even though they were listed it said MISSING:(map name) but most still loaded whilst playing.
The auto ss did not work.
I find this very strange that the original disks work with windows 8 but for some reason the xwis / martins downloads dont
Windows 8 Pro 64bit
Intel i5 3570k
Nvidia Geforce Gts 450
8GB corsair vengeance 1600mhz
Edited by Deownage, 08 January 2013 - 01:44 PM.