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 ra2.exe 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
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 unless running ra2.exe...
Also I can confirm alt tabbing the game crashes to black screen.. Also I have to cntrl alt del to end the game
Windows 8 Pro 64bit
Intel i5 3570k
Nvidia Geforce Gts 450
8GB corsair vengeance 1600mhz
Edited by Deownage, 29 January 2013 - 03:21 PM.