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    News - Red Alert available for free!

    EA is celebrating the Command & Conquer anniversary by offering Red Alert for free!
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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    I'm not a massive fan of RTS unless I can win it with a balance of power type playstyle. Build up a huge army with as many men and tanks as possible then just attack the base and hopefully win!!!

    Played Red Alert 2 in its day and must admit I did quite enjoy it, wasn't to much management I found and it was easy to pick up and play. I got Supreme Commander a few weeks back from ASDA for a fiver instore and just can't get away with it at all.

    Vista users may have a little trouble with this one so to save having to look about for it heres how you get it working!

    Install the game running the setup.exe file in compatability mode for Win95

    Install he 108 patch which can be downloaded directly from here :

    ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/redalert/...s/RA108USP.EXE

    Once installed set the compatability on the games exe file to Win98/Me

    Set the resolution to 640x480

    That should be it, should work fine!
    Last edited by Ferral; 01-09-2008 at 12:45 PM.

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    It's got to be worth a download hasn't it? Think I'll pick it up when I get home

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Well, I just tried it with the instructions I put up that I found on the Vista forums and I get a DLL error on startup and it won't go any further. Will keep having a tinker to see if I can get it going.

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Ahh Red Alert....soooo many hours spent playing that game. Really did enjoy that during my time at university.

    Thumbs up to EA for making it free

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    Well, I just tried it with the instructions I put up that I found on the Vista forums and I get a DLL error on startup and it won't go any further. Will keep having a tinker to see if I can get it going.
    I found this out yesterday, keep getting error, so gave up. Running Vista 64bit. Hopefully you'll get it to work

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    I'm running 32bit Vista but should imagine that it will be the same error I am getting. If I can work it out I will and post up results

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    If you are not downloading this you are insane!!

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    I'm just wondering if it's DRM infested
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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    I'm just wondering if it's DRM infested
    DRM free

    I suggest you use some slowdown emulator like scummvm or similar to play for convenience
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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Cheers for the heads up. Downloading now. And woooof RA3 looks great! Girls, guns and emperors ... what more does a RTS need

    Note to the Hexus mods/important people. Have Hexus considered doing a weekly download round up?
    Game giveaways such as this are becoming more common and there are a lot of old titles out there available on shareware licenses. Perhaps every couple of weeks you could search out a classic title that’s freely available and do a little background section on it? It need not be limited to games either. Useful freeware apps could also be included...

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    I swear this is a repost?
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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twigman View Post
    I swear this is a repost?
    It's not! Just a bit late with twigging on that it was out

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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twigman View Post
    I swear this is a repost?
    I did post it a couple of days ago - HERE, but this thread is the Hexus official news (they're a bit late )
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    Re: News - Red Alert available for free!

    Sweet!

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