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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

Windows - 2000

Alt names 命令与征服:红色警戒2, Command & Conquer: Alerte Rouge 2, Command & Conquer: Alarmstufe Rot 2, C&C:RA2
Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in United States, Canada
Genre Strategy
Theme Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Developer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Perspectives Isometric, Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.56 / 5 - 575 votes

Description of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Windows

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (aka 命令与征服:红色警戒2, C&C:RA2) is a video game published in 2000 on Windows by Electronic Arts, Inc.. It's a strategy game, set in a real-time and sci-fi / futuristic themes.

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How to play Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Windows

Step by step installation available on reddit: You'll need to mount the images first, read our how to page.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 has an addon available: Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge, don't miss it!

Comments and reviews

Eddie 2018-01-20 0 point

I love this game but I don't know how to download full version. Can you help me? Please tell me how to download it.

TOMI 2017-12-31 -2 points

BULLSHIT... Zip files after extract mounted with deamon or virtual clone - both not workin. not soviet nor allied setup.exe doesnt respond. I got autorun but after that nothing.. ;/

Bill 2017-12-20 0 point

Mind blowing experience

Praxus 2017-12-03 5 points

I download the ISO, Mount the image successfully, but no matter the compatability settings I select, the closest I get to installing anything is the install screen that shouts at you about classified stuff. After that, nothing.

Inthetape 2017-12-01 0 point

I am brazilian and 01/12/2017 i'm playing. This Game is the best. Thank you.

asd 2017-11-29 -1 point


Tanya 2017-11-29 2 points

is this download like the others? because when i click my red alert 2 is is just black screen and only can hear the sound

Iwaki 2017-09-23 -2 points

I remember my friends playing this while I was playing Emperor Battle for Dune. It kind of felt like going back to the stone age with the bad graphics of Red Alert 2

A Few Questions 2017-09-17 1 point

I followed the steps given and they did work perfectly for me. However can someone please answer a question I have? How should I go about installing yuri's revenge now that I have red alert 2 installed? Specifically, I want to know if all of the files for yuri's revenge should be placed into the folder I have red alert in. Also, do the the image files in yuri's revenge need mounted the same way the files in red alert 2 needed to be, or are there additional steps I need to follow before the game works? Please answer if you can and thank you a lot.

Aaron 2017-09-15 0 point

I think Red alert 2 cool

IT WORKS JUST FINE 2017-09-13 3 points

@Andy or anyone who can help. I have followed Andy's steps perfectly, as far as I can tell, up to step five. I do not seem to have any IMG files, namely the soviet and allied files so I cannot mount them and am stuck. Please help me however you can.


Like Andy said. Download the RA2 ISO file from this page first (about 1.4GB). Then unzip the file inside.

Then go here: . Download the program.

The install the program above.

Go to the unzipped file, find Ra2 Allied.img and Ra2 Soviet.img.

Follow the rest of Andy's instruction.

Note: I managed to play this game just fine. I even uninstall it sometimes, and install it again. Because the game too addictive. I can't even focus on my homework. LOL!

Ar Pan 2017-09-10 0 point

lack "binkw32.dll" file

Donny 2017-08-22 -1 point

This is awesome.
Thank you guys I can play RA2 well in my windows 10.

Guest 2017-08-16 1 point

Thanks with the 'Virtual CloneDrive' info. I got past the disc image corrupted popup. it was able to mount with no problem and I was able to simply install the game.

lie 2017-08-02 1 point

I love red alert

Niroh 2017-08-01 0 point

RA2 didn't have Tim Curry or George Takei like the 3rd did. But still an awesome game I spent way too much on as a kid!

Dane 2017-07-31 0 point

Love the old version

K2Y5 2017-07-25 3 points

To clarify the steps above the Multiplayer files are the files you will use to play the game. You only need to download the ISO files from this site in order to obtain the .mix files as mentioned above.

This quote below:

"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"

Refers to the Multiplayer version you installed NOT the ISO version from this site.

Again, when you mount the image files from the ISO version, copy the .mix files to the multiplayer version and make sure it's the .exe files from the multiplayer version that you modify the compatibility options for.

Waterloo 2017-07-21 0 point

I love old version of the game

C&CNut 2017-07-13 -2 points

Cant get this to get past the install screen on Windows 7 machine. Installer pops up, I press "Install" and nothing happens. Waste of time and disk space

azli 2017-07-05 1 point

i cannot open game in single play. Why?

RoadToZion 2017-07-03 -1 point

How do you install this?

Phyxs 2017-07-03 -3 points

How do I install the game on Windows 10?

SALAH 2017-06-18 0 point


blackmamba 2017-06-17 0 point

i really like this game ever since tnx....

clint 2017-06-03 -2 points

nice game

nigga 2017-05-28 0 point

this game is lit yo

3ar3ar 2017-05-28 0 point

thanks so much

NATASHA 2017-05-27 0 point


Chris 2017-05-22 2 points

Andy, you are my hero. Thanks!

ahmed 2017-05-16 0 point


TJ 2017-05-15 0 point


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?

sherif 2017-05-08 0 point


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 -2 points

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?

john 2017-04-28 0 point

very good games

Andy 2017-04-26 15 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
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: - 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.

ahmed 2017-04-25 2 points

I love this game too much

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?

kareem 2017-03-30 0 point


shaney 2017-03-21 0 point

Another corrupted zip file. Gee what's new? Great site by the way.

Ze Luiz 2017-03-01 1 point

Dont get install.....error cd incorrect....i dont now

sidou 2017-02-12 0 point

nice one

milo 2017-01-27 0 point

love this game

Gran Mujahid 2017-01-03 0 point

I love this game too much

killore 2016-11-16 -1 point

the download only part 1 ... where is the part 2 ???

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 1 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
LG DosCross

ra2 2016-08-27 1 point

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.

Jun 2016-07-25 1 point

it's awesome free software

Ky 2016-06-29 2 points

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 11 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)

2. I read through the forum post here: 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.

Rex 2016-05-18 4 points

Can anyone here give a proper method for installing this game?

StrandedCat 2016-04-11 3 points

autorun is working but when i clicked the install button nothing happen

Gamerzz 2016-02-16 2 points

It says disc image corrupted.

Phil 2015-12-14 -2 points

Download Virtual CloneDrive (Freeware) from

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 0 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.

fry 2015-11-30 2 points

anyone know how to get this game to run? i downloaded it, but there are no applications or game launches in any of the folders

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