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Windows 7: Command and Conquerer generals crash

03 Feb 2010   #1
chrisssj2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Command and Conquerer generals crash

I got windows 7 ultimate 32 bit OS.

And generals and zero hour from the first decade pack don't seem to work...

I tried some compatibility mode aswell, but it won't work.

It returns an error with you have encountered technical difficulties, or windows popups a windows with the game has stopped working...

etc. What can I do to make this game work on this OS?

Thank you very much.


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03 Feb 2010   #2
wahoomcdaniels

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

What is your monitors default resolution? Command & Conquer Generals / Zero Hour / LOTR Battle for Middle-Earth all have issues with higher res (widescreen) monitors.

Look in the My Docs folder and see if a folder 'Command and Conquer Generals Data' exists. If it does, open the options.ini file and change resolution to 1400 1050 (or smaller values eg, 1024 768)

If the folder does not exist, create a new folder called 'Command and Conquer Generals Data' in the My Docs folder. Now open notepad and copy the following into notepad:

AntiAliasing = 5
CampaignDifficulty = 0
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = false
MusicVolume = 75
Resolution = 1400 1050
SFX3DVolume = 79
SFXVolume = 71
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
StaticGameLOD = High
VoiceVolume = 82

Now save the file using the filename options.ini (change the .txt extension to .ini) - making sure to save the file to:

My Docs\Command and Conquer Generals Data\

Then try running again. Hope it helps.
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04 Feb 2010   #3
CraXJaX

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I have this exact problem...
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05 Feb 2010   #4
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi chrisssj2 and CraXJaX,

Try right-clicking the game .exe (in Program Files) and selecting 'Run as administrator...' making sure the Compatibility is set to Windows XP (any SP). Let me know if that helps.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Feb 2010   #5
chrisssj2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The first solution works, creating an options file.
Thanks.
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06 Feb 2010   #6
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi chrisssj2,

Glad you were able to fix the issue. Enjoy the games! CraXJaX, did the same solution work for you?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

P.S. Thanks for your help wahoomcdaniels!
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06 Feb 2010   #7
CraXJaX

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well, I've uninstalled the game, giving up hope.. I'll try the fix after installing and let you guys know..
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30 Aug 2011   #8
darksaintx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've done the options.ini fix for Generals and zero Hour and all I get is the .EXE file has stopped working. I'm about to give up on this game
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12 Dec 2011   #9
Ajay1post

Windows 7 Premium 32bit.
 
 
Try this

Worked for me anyway, just 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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31 Jul 2013   #10
Ninjamoves

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I literally tried everything before comeing to this page, and I was soo frustrated.
BUT "Ajay1post" saved my ass. PUT THE OPTIONS.INI IN BOTH PLACES AND IT WORKS!

I know this is an old post, but you deserve some major credit, thanks a ton.
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