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    Red Alert 2 Installer fails on New PC

    I am a huge fan of C&C, but I have just got a new PC and Generals while being good, does not apeal to me as much as Tiberian Sun or Red Alert, Specs to the left under my name.

    When I try to install Red Alert 2 on my computer for a LAN the installer fails. It says that Setup.exe has to close for some reason

    I have done some searching and I worked out from Google it might be something to do with my SATA HDD? I got that impression for here: http://www.ntcompatible.com/Red_Aler...se_t34131.html

    But to be honest, I am completely clueless as to why it might fail?

    Anyone know why it might not work, or how to get it to work? I have tried compatability options, and I am running XP Pro. I have another computer which it installs on fine running the same OS, and Firewall, Anti-Virus, etc. So I am pretty sure its some hardware incompatablity?

    *Appologies if this is the wrong sub-forum to post this*

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    Lack of support for windows xp springs to mind..... and also new generation hardware. The new decade pack is out and it is made to avoid these problems.

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    OMG THANK YOU!

    That pack contains everything below! I am presuming its all changed for Windows XP and newer systems, it sounds too good to be true. And there are patchs availible for LAN with RA1 and C&C! Thank you Neo, I never knew that! I am sooo happy!

    Command & Conquer Gold
    Command & Conquer Covert Operations (EP)
    Command & Conquer Red Alert
    Command & Conquer Red Alert Aftermath (EP)
    Command & Conquer Red Alert Counterstrike (EP)
    Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun
    Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun Firestorm (EP)
    Command & Conquer Renegade
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge (EP)
    Command & Conquer Generals
    Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour (EP)

    This rules so much. The patch for anyone who is intrested to get the first games online is here: http://strike-team.net/nuke/html/index.php and I have found and ordered it from here: http://www.play.com/play247.asp?pa=s...C&title=898224

    Again, Neo, Thanks!!!
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    i have the sold out version of red alert 2, which cost a fiver a couple of months back, and it works fine on my pc running xp...

    if yours is an old version, try getting updates etc...

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    No prob dude. Big fan of c & c myself and am getting it for added support. Ive heard that we aint seen the last of c & c either
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    have any patches been released that fix the XP SP2 problems or does it mean getting this whole new game pack? [yet more expenditure...]
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    Tried running it under emulation mode?

    Right click the setup.exe (or whatever) and choose properties.
    Now choose the compatibility tab, and try the various modes therein.
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    @fathazza - I don't think i can update my copies of RA2 until i install it, without buying a newer disc... ie First Decade.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Stone
    I have tried compatability options
    @dangel - Sorry, I have tried compatability. And it failed.

    @shiato storm - I think EA just released first decade for that reason. To be honest, for £25 for every C&C game, you can't really go wrong. But I see your point. I already own 3 copies of RA2 and 2 copies of TS, so its anoying having to buy the same game again.

    Then again, I am looking forward to EA making a "good and proper" sequal to C&C (Generals does not count), I don't mind buying this if it makes them relise that C&C is still good and they shoudl invest time into it. I thought it was dead after Westwood were no more.

    Damn I hope this works, else I have bought 2 copies of First Decade for nothing, lol. Keep an eye on the forums for "2 copies of TFD for sell", lol.

    Thanks for your suggestions though. I am just going to blame Microsoft for not making things as compatible as I would like, hehe.

    Thanks Again.

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