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Windows 7: Problems with Command and Conquer 3

15 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit RC7100
 
 
Problems with Command and Conquer 3

Hi all.
I have installed Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, and have been trying to get it to run.
When I try to launch it I get the following Direct X error, and the game closes:
Please make sure you have Direct X 9.0 or higher installed. Also verify that your video card meets the minimum requirements, and that you do not have hardware acceleration disabled in the Display control panel.
I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, RC7100 and have a Radeon 4890 (see sys specs for further details).

I'm pretty sure that the graphics card "meets the minimum requirements".
Running Dxdiag shows I have DirectX 11, and I also install DX 9.
My current display driver doesn't allow me to change settings to enable hardware acceleration via the control panel, but in ATI's Catalyst Control Center I couldn't find anything relevant that wasn't already checked. Also downloaded the latest video drivers for my card.

On a possibly unrelated note I've been having problems with Guild Wars and Red Alert 3, when I try to run either of them in full-screen mode the screen goes totally black (sounds are normal), and then gradually turns bright white in patches. Alt-tabbing or force-quitting results in serious monitor flickering for a minute or so once the desktop appears. Guild Wars is now played windowed, although following today's tinkering RA3 seems to work fine again in full-screen).

Any help much appreciated.




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16 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Hi
I have installed C&C3 without problems BUT I had so many problems installing Age Empires 3. I was getting similiar message to you for that game.

I completely uninstalled game after four goes. Including in registry and all folders deleted. Reinstalled in completely new place. C drive/games. Before even attempting to load installed latest patch! Turned off Norton's Internet Security which I feel is causing a lot of issues on my computer and voila the game played.
Good luck.
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01 Sep 2009   #3

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

I keep getting a weird Disc Error for the Movies.big file when trying to install C&C3
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03 Sep 2009   #4

Vista
 
 

I also had many problems installing Age Empires 3...
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04 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

i get the same exact error did you ever figure it out? I have a laptop with the integrated 3200.
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05 Nov 2009   #6

Win7 7100 / WinXP SP2
 
 

It FINALLY installed when I put the installer on WinXP SP3 mode and turned off any drive emulation software
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09 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

I just downloaded C&C3's 1.09 Patch and updated to Directx 11. Then Ran the Shortcut "As Administrator" Works perfectly fine now.
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25 Jul 2010   #8

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AeonGamer View Post
It FINALLY installed when I put the installer on WinXP SP3 mode and turned off any drive emulation software

Could you explain how to do this? Please and thank you
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