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Windows 7: Command & Conquer Generals Launch Problem Solved

27 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Command & Conquer Generals Launch Problem Solved

for anybody that wants to know how to play c&c generals on Windows 7, here it is:

1.install the game (duh...)
2. goto documents
3. right click c&c generals data and goto properties.
4. goto security and give your account all the (read/write)rights. click ok
5. open notepad
6. typ this in notepad(copy/paste):
AntiAliasing = 4
BuildingOcclusion = yes
CampaignDifficulty = 0
DrawScrollAnchor =
DynamicLOD = yes
ExtraAnimations = yes
FirewallBehavior = 3
FirewallNeedToRefresh = FALSE
FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0
GameSpyIPAddress = 127.0.0.1
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 127.0.0.1
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = true
MaxParticleCount = 4861
MoveScrollAnchor =
MusicVolume = 55
Resolution = 1024 768
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 79
SFXVolume = 71
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes
ShowTrees = yes
StaticGameLOD = Custom
TextureReduction = 0
UseAlternateMouse = no
UseCloudMap = yes
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
UseLightMap = yes
UseShadowDecals = yes
UseShadowVolumes = yes
VoiceVolume = 70

(it is highest quality, but you can change this later)
7. save as: options.ini (w/out capital letters) save it in the c&c data map.
8. close everything
9. run as admin and under win xp compatibility
10.launch the game!
11.Play the game!!!

this works on all versions of generals and generals zero hour.
if it doesn't work for you then post your problem and i will try to help you


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12 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Premium 32bit.
 
 

Try this as well if the above does not work..


thought i would post this as it may help others.

First install i got the serious error popup box.Tried the options.ini fix in the My documents cnc folder posted everywhere on the net but no go .Tried all compatibility modes but still no good.so deleted and did a clean install after a cc clean of course.

After the clean install (no patches) this is how i got it working.Most of it is info i scoured from different places on the net but not once did i find what i did in the last step.

1. right click on the Command & Conquer desktop icon go to Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> Select your username -> Tick "Replace Owner" box -> Apply.

2. Went to documents, openc&c generals data folder and made a new txt doc, paste in the following..


AntiAliasing = 1
BuildingOcclusion = yes
DrawScrollAnchor =
DynamicLOD = no
ExtraAnimations = yes
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = true
MaxParticleCount = 5000
MoveScrollAnchor =
MusicVolume = 55
Resolution = 1024 768
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 79
SFXVolume = 71
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes
ShowTrees = yes
StaticGameLOD = Custom
TextureReduction = 0
UseAlternateMouse = no
UseCloudMap = yes
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
UseLightMap = yes
UseShadowDecals = yes
UseShadowVolumes = yes
VoiceVolume = 100

Save as options.ini make sure saved as All in lower tab.

Tried game no go.

3.Set compatibility to game for xpsp3

Tried game no go.

4.Went to explore disc and ran the dx setup hoping it would place the older files needed, then having a brain fart i thought, maybe that options.ini should also live in the main folder so right click game icon,open file location, then copied and pasted the options.ini into the main folder, also putting one in the data folder in the main game folder just in case.

5.Bam..game works fine.

I realise i should have tried it directly after doing the directx8 run but i forgot as i was then thinking about putting the options.ini in the game folder a a lot of games i have had in the past need these sort of files to be where the game is actually installed to work.

So i tcould be a result of all of the above working together or just the directx or just putting the options.ini in both places.

Hope this helps anyway
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11 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Actually this happens in Laptops having Windows 7 installed because from which I've learned is that it's the problem of resolution. In Windows XP the options.ini file doesn't has any resolution line added.
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29 Dec 2013   #4

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Directx error

Hello,

I've tried all the things you suggested, but I still get the Directx error:

Please make sure you have DirectX 8.1 or higher installed. Also verify that your video card meets the minimum requirements.


What should I do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
moreover

I'm pretty good with pc's, but not the tech stuff. I've checked this site: Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements to see if my laptop can handle the game and it said it can.

Can you please help me?
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08 Jan 2014   #6

Windows 7 Premium 32bit.
 
 

Guys i wish i could help more but i don't have any other answers sorry excepting the one that worked for me

good luck
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