Running Red Alert 2 on Windows XP

By Dugonius
Jan 31, 2005
  1. Hi-
    My brother just recently purchased a red alert pack (includes RA 2, Yuri, T Sun, renegade etc) and we can't get Red Alert 2 to run.

    It installed without any issues, only when you open the program you get a black screen for a second, and then you are returned to windows as if nothing has happened- no explanation, no window pops up.

    I have tried every possible combination of compatibility setting, I have downloaded and installed the latest update patch, and still exactly the same thing every time.

    I was really looking forward to some nostalgia with Red Alert- can anyone help me????


  2. ronny

    ronny TS Rookie

    Did you upgrade w/ the latest patch from Weswood. Should be patched to 1.006.
  3. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    I dont think that Red alert 2 is compatible with Win XP it's an old game, try running the program compatibilty Wizard found under Start/All programs/ Accessories it may work although I wouldn't be suprised if that doesn't as that util doesn't seem to do anything for getting old programs to work. The only way i have managed to get most of my old games to work was to duel boot XP with Win98 and run the games from Win 98.
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