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Windows 7: C&C: The First Decade Red Alert 1 and C&C 1 graphic distortion issue.

25 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
C&C: The First Decade Red Alert 1 and C&C 1 graphic distortion issue.

Okay, so, awhile ago I bought C&C: The First Decade, and really enjoy it, but there is one small problem.

When I attempt to play Red Alert 1, or Command & Conquer 1 from the disk, it looks very distorted.

Here is a screenshot of what I see:

When it's supposed to look like this:

The second image is one I obtained from Google Images (sorry for the size, it's the only one I could find of the menu), and the first is a direct screenshot.

It's equally as distorted in-game as well. This does NOT happen with Red Alert 2, Command & Conquer 2, Yuri's Revenge, Renegade, Generals, or Zero Hour, which are also contained on the disk.

Computer specs are in my profile.

My monitor is a 23" flat screen monitor, with 1920x1080 resolution.

Any way to fix this problem?

Note: I have already attempted uninstalling and reinstalling it to fix this problem, with no sign of improvement.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #2
Chalky Emultion


Try running the game in Windows 2000/98 compatibility mode, including 256 colors mode...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I tried that, and it didn't seem to help it. :/
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02 Mar 2013   #4
Chalky Emultion


Have you installed the unifficial patch for The First Decade?

Command & Patch - Command & Conquer: The First Decade - Unofficial Patch
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2015   #5

Windows 7 64bit

I have recently found a solution to this problem. Go to your control panel and change your desktop theme to Windows classical theme. Then while still in your control panel change your resolution to the lowest (preferably 800x600).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2015   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Check out the solutions in this thread. There's a downloadable installer for RA1 that'll run it without issues on modern OS'.

Essential games compatibility updates needed - and request regarding soundtracks - Answer HQ
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 C&C: The First Decade Red Alert 1 and C&C 1 graphic distortion issue.

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