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#1 Jackige

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 02:10 PM

When I am searching for an oppenent in Red Alert 2 Quick Match, a line of message said Extra maps not enabled. What's that? I lost the extra maps? How to solve it?



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:03 AM

Anyone here? Help!



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Posted 19 July 2018 - 10:30 AM

If you installed Ra2 with your CD you get only the original maps and if you download the Xwis multiplayer you'll get extra maps?! http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/177134-downloads/



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 06:34 AM

If you installed Ra2 with your CD you get only the original maps and if you download the Xwis multiplayer you'll get extra maps?! http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/177134-downloads/

Thank you for your reply.I bought and installed Ra2 and Yuri from the Origin platform. It seems that the Origin edition does not support the extra maps and the xwis multiplayer edition has been modified more than the extra maps. Is there a way to combine the two edition into one? Thanks again anyway.



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Posted 28 July 2019 - 10:15 PM

I don't think so?! 
You better page an admin/moderator to get quicker answers m8  https://xwis.net/forums/index.php/user/18053-hardman/

 

Afaik the Xwis multiplater edition is basically the same as Ra2 Origins, (u can still use the old maps when playing custom games, they are still in quickmatch also i think)

...but comes with an auto screen SS that takes a few screen shots while you are playing(anti cheat tool) extra new maps and some old original maps that are edited, to fix bug and map balance(ore/money) to make it fair for both players)

Also you can change your resolution much higher than the standard reso in the menu option.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

I don't think so?! 
You better page an admin/moderator to get quicker answers m8  https://xwis.net/forums/index.php/user/18053-hardman/

 

Afaik the Xwis multiplater edition is basically the same as Ra2 Origins, (u can still use the old maps when playing custom games, they are still in quickmatch also i think)

...but comes with an auto screen SS that takes a few screen shots while you are playing(anti cheat tool) extra new maps and some old original maps that are edited, to fix bug and map balance(ore/money) to make it fair for both players)

Also you can change your resolution much higher than the standard reso in the menu option.

Seems that the xwis version cannot rewrite the original version of Origin. If you do so the game cannot be launched correctly. I am wondering what the sense of the Origin version of ra2. Legacy? If you wanna play xwis, you have no choice but redownload the xwis provided version. That's sad.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:38 PM

The Origin version works as well, without maps and other enhancements, doesn't it?

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:55 AM

The Origin version works as well, without maps and other enhancements, doesn't it?

Its true, but the the Origin version doesn't support high resolution in XWIS which is the badest thing.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:35 PM

Its true, but the the Origin version doesn't support high resolution in XWIS which is the badest thing.

Then how about this: from the folder where your Origin RA2/YR is installed, simply grab everything that has the ending .MIX, .MAP, or .YRM

(the first one contains all sorts of game files, the last two are the formats for the maps, skirmish or campaign, even co-op)

and copy-paste/move/dump it into XWIS folder.

 

Alternatively, go into the XWIS folder and copy-paste/move/dump all .EXEs into Origin RA2/YR folder.


Edited by TAK02, 23 August 2019 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:22 AM

Then how about this: from the folder where your Origin RA2/YR is installed, simply grab everything that has the ending .MIX, .MAP, or .YRM

(the first one contains all sorts of game files, the last two are the formats for the maps, skirmish or campaign, even co-op)

and copy-paste/move/dump it into XWIS folder.

 

Alternatively, go into the XWIS folder and copy-paste/move/dump all .EXEs into Origin RA2/YR folder.

Oh, i don't think that's a good idea. The previous one works fine but the ra2.exe and Red Alert 2.exe was runing without menu texts. And the later one has the same problem as the previous and additionally it cannot enter the custom game hall while the game crash immediately. 


The Origin version works as well, without maps and other enhancements, doesn't it?

I am wondering rather than a solitary XWIS client why not a XWIS patch for existing installation which will be definitely more helpful and straightdorward, especially for Origin version users, for there are the most of the Red Alert 2 players.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:22 AM

What would make it more helpful and straightforward?

Patching / messing with an existing installation seems prone to errors.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:04 PM

The previous one works fine but the ra2.exe and Red Alert 2.exe was runing without menu texts. And the later one has the same problem as the previous and additionally it cannot enter the custom game hall while the game crash immediately.


I am wondering rather than a solitary XWIS client why not a XWIS patch for existing installation which will be definitely more helpful and straightdorward, especially for Origin version users, for there are the most of the Red Alert 2 players.

 

Have you tried using CnCNet? It comes with a variety of renderer DLLs. Here are a couple of links for the DLLs and fixes.

Switch between them until you find the correct one for your system.

Worst case scenario, you'll have to brew your own cocktail of render DLLs, and I hope you already know that may end up exploding worse than the nuke from RA2 Allied 04.

 

https://ppmforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=44960

https://ppmforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=564264#564264

https://ppmforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=44326

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwQ4qBPJMQ

https://ppmforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=574752#574752

 

Patching / messing with an existing installation seems prone to errors.

 

Usually, you'd be correct. But XWIS lacks in several areas in terms of game files, unlike Origin or CD copies. C&C/WW games up until YR and Emperor (maybe Renegade too) will work fine as long as you don't mess with the EXEs and DLLs or break too much in the INIs, MIXs, CSFs, SHPs, HVAs, VXLs, BNKs, etc.

A simple copy-paste of MIXs from one working game distribution to the other working distribution won't break anything, only add to the latter (if the latter's corresponding files are lighter than the former's because, for example, the campaign missions and cutscenes are not included in XWIS, thus maps(md)0x.mix and language.mix/langmd.mix are much smaller than they should be).

The only reason I see XWIS being of any use to many in this day and age is by providing the bare minimum they'll need to run RA2/YR, and can then expand on using CnCNet or mods.


Edited by TAK02, 11 September 2019 - 02:05 PM.



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