Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Windows - 2000
Description of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Windows
Developed by Westwood Studios, Inc. and published by Electronic Arts, Inc., Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (also known as 命令与征服：红色警戒2, Command & Conquer: Alerte Rouge 2, Command & Conquer: Alarmstufe Rot 2, C&C:RA2) is a strategy game revolving around real-time, sci-fi / futuristic. It was published in 2000, feel free to download and play it now!
Want to play online? Go to https://cncnet.org/red-alert-2.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 has an addon available: Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge, don't miss it!
Comments and reviews
Dolby 2017-05-15 2 points
I am using Windows 7, 64bit. I can get it to work without putting it into 95/XP mode. I don't have any screen issues requiring additional tools (ddwrapper) either. The only issue i have is, there are no cutscenes.
I've downloaded a pirated version from another site, and it worked apart from the cutscenes. Been reading somewhere they only work with a CD, so i downloaded the ISO image from this site on here. Now, i can't get it to install.
It prompts me to put in my administrator password for 3-4 times & nothing happens, even with 95/XP mode. Same thing happens with my original disks. So, my question is, does anyone else have cutscenes with the image from this site?
Anom 2017-05-01 1 point
I extracted the disc file but when i tried to mount, it says disc file is corrupted
Nico 2017-04-30 -1 point
Andy, thank's so much for the detailed guide and links. With your help, I got it up and running and it looks like both campaigns will work (only tried allied one so far).
Also wanted to note that my music works fine too, and I didn't copy and files over from the virtual discs. One question though - My memory could be failing me, but I thought you could set up teams when skirmishing with AI on RA2? Or did that come in a later patch then 1.006?
Andy 2017-04-26 3 points
So I managed to get this working on Windows 10, after following Harv's comment. It works perfectly!
Though, there were a few extra steps, so just in case it helps others, I thought I'd write up a clearer set of instructions
1. Download & install the Red Alert 2 Multiplayer file from here:
2. Download ddwrapper.zip: http://bitpatch.com/ddwrapper.html
Within the zip file, copy the two files aqrit.cfg and ddraw.dll into the directory where you installed Red Alert 2
Using a text editor, edit aqrit.cfg so that ForceDirectDrawEmulation = 1
3. Follow the instructions here to install a Windows 8/10 compatibility fix.
Basically (I'm just repeating what the website says):
a. Download files from here:
http://web.archive.org/web/20160322003041/http://cncftw.com/Data/2_Patches/Red_Alert_2-Windows_8_and_10_Fix.zip - admin note: file available in the game extras of this page
b. Double click on the BAT file which is labelled "Double Click Me"
c. Copy and paste the files from the "Game Files" folder into the folder that you installed your game in.
d. On the file game.exe - Right click Properties Compatibility Settings
Reduced Color Settings = 16-bit
Run this program in Compatibility Mode = Windows 7
Run this program as administrator = Checked
Disable scaling on high DPI settings = Checked
4. At this stage, try running the game by double clicking game.exe
Note - Only game.exe worked for me, ra2.exe and Red Alert 2.exe seemed to freeze soon after running.
Try clicking on a Single Player New Campaign but it will display an error. Almost there!
5. Use Virtual CloneDrive to mount the IMG files from this website in the zip.
(Ignore the built in IMG mounter in Windows which gives you an error message.)
6. Using Virtual CloneDrive, mount the Ra2 Allied.img file.
On the new CD-ROM in your Windows Explorer = Right-Click Open
Copy the maps01.mix and movies01.mix into your Red Alert 2 game directory.
Allow overwriting of existing files in that directory (those files contain no data)
Unmount the Ra2 Allied.img, and now mount the Ra2 Soviet.img file.
Now copy the map02.mix and movies02.mix into your Red Alert 2 game directory.
7. Start the game up again using the game.exe file... And hopefully it works!
Note: There was no music when I played the game, which was fine with me.
I suspect you also need to copy in the music theme.mix file into the game directory which is located here:
Thanks to Harv for setting me in the right direction for this.
B Rock 2017-04-20 0 point
Ok i moved the .mix files from the cd images to the game directory. I copied both allied and soviet. It asked to copy and replace or keep and change the name of some of them. So i can play soviet, but i cant play allied missions cant figure it out. Anybody know what to do or the proper way to copy the .mix files?
B0rnesto 2016-10-07 0 point
Try emulating an old Windows 98 system using VMWare, it's free and easy. Here's a link to a pre-compiled VMWare image ready for abandonware.
Bryan 2016-09-06 0 point
Why can't I just download and play? Way too much trouble. I have played this game and it is fun but not worth all the hoops, freezing and viruses searching for the right download. Nothing but trouble.
DosCross 2016-09-04 0 point
Hi harv. I have a problem. I copy and pasted the .mix files in the c&c multiplayer folder and changed the compatibility mode. But when i`m in the menu the text is invisible so i cant read anything. Did i copy the .mix files wrong ? please help
ra2 2016-08-27 2 points
managed to get it working in win 7...
installed virtual clone drive 5500 and put the images on a separate folder (btw...the images are encrypted so i took out the encryption just avoid issues)
setup the virtual drive and created a shortcut for the setup. set compatibility to xpsp3. ran setup. when finished, I set the game icon compatibility to xpsp3.
ra2 2016-08-27 0 point
if i'm not mistaken, the images are in "Clone CD" format and that's why slysoft's virtual clone needs to be installed...a version that is backward compatible with these images.
Ky 2016-06-29 0 point
Mounted in Virtual Clone drive. Autorun working great. Click install and nothing happens.
romanti 2016-06-14 3 points
those memories..... LAN parties with friends, and "stupid" old mechanical mouse ball jam :)
Harv 2016-06-14 8 points
So I ran into some problems installing on Windows 10 but I eventually did get them worked out and the game is running smoothly:
1. Use Virtual Clone drive and not the built in Windows 10 img mounter (Thanks Phil) https://www.redfox.bz/en/download.html
2. I read through the forum post here: http://xwis.net/forums/index.php/topic/182917-need-help-to-install-red-alert-2-on-windows-10/ Apparently the CD's came with a specific type of DRM that is no longer supported in the new versions of Windows.
3. I installed the multiplayer only version from the forum post. Then I mounted the allied CD and copied all of the .mix files to the game directory. Then I mounted the soviet CD and copied all of the .mix files to the game directory.
4. Enjoy! This should work for Yuri's revenge but I have not tested yet.
StrandedCat 2016-04-11 3 points
autorun is working but when i clicked the install button nothing happen
Phil 2015-12-14 -2 points
Download Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware) from http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html
should run working for me in Windows 10
Nasri 2015-12-10 1 point
i cant install the game.
so i mount the img file with daemon tools and then i clicked the setup.exe but its not running. i change the compatibility into windows 98/windows me and run it as an administrator and it still not working.
when i'm open task manager processes setup.exe become ~ef7194.tmp and disappear.
Skipper 2015-12-02 1 point
Same problem, it only downloaded half a gigabyte, and I can't open it, the extracted file has a name somethingCD2, but nothing about CD1. And I can't open it anyway, don't know what program or app to use. I had to use 7-zip to unzip it.
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