Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (RA2) is a strategy game (RTS) released in 2000 by Electronic Arts. The game was released for PC (Windows).
The game takes place between the Allied forces and the Russians in the United States after the Second World War. It is a fictitious world in which Russians, under the command of Romanov and Yuri, have taken over part of the US with the help of a brainwashing device (Psychic Beam) of Amirican citizens.
Red Alert 2 gameplay is no different from other such strategy games. You need to collect resources to fund the army, build buildings, etc. The game has 13 missions for each side of conflicts.
Install notes: For Windows 7+ operating systems, copy the DDraw.dll file from the dgVooDoo package to the place where you unpacked the game archive.
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Mike 2023-05-13Thank you so much Rob. It worked like a charm!
lyudmila 2023-04-30All time classic right here. Smash the decadent west with glorious communism!
Rob 2023-04-25I got it working in Windows 10, there is a very useful post on the EA support form. That will probably save a few people some time.
Copy paste from that forum, so all thanks should go to that guy for the solution:
The graphics system patch DDWrapper (http://www.bitpatch.com/ddwrapper.html) is known to solve graphics issues for many people. It may help with that one, too.
Download the zip file and extract "ddraw.dll" and "aqrit.cfg" into your game folder. Then, open the configuration file "aqrit.cfg" in Notepad, change the "ForceDirectDrawEmulation" option to 1, save the file, and launch the game.
Apparently, to fix the menus problem, these options in the dwrapper config file (aqrit.cfg) should help:
FakeVsync = 1
NoVideoMemory = 1
ForceDirectDrawEmulation = 1
After that make sure to set game.exe to run as Windows XP and probably also to run as admin (not sure if necessary). After that game.exe (and only this .exe) worked.
unregistered guest 2023-04-20if it shows
TXT preparecom failed
when you run it,
right click and run as administrator
Sam 2023-04-13Anyone can help me?
sergei 2023-01-24I need XDIS.DLL how can I get it?
sergei 2023-01-24how to open the downloaded file? zip, Explorer - doesent help
Mark 2023-01-04Game is starting up, loading screen/westwood movie appers. But the main menu is blank.
Booted as admin - win xp service pack 2
bam 2022-11-27binkw32.dll not found
bam 2022-11-27not working requires dll
adnan 2022-11-26im downlod it but not work at all there is text show say
TXT preparecom faild
wats should im do
pakikaki 2022-10-14pliz a love this game
Vuffu 2022-09-19I downloaded this yesterday and got it working, but when i opened up the folder to launch the game today, the application is missing, even the other 2 applications which should be there and launch the game incorrectly are missing. has anyone had experience with this and know a fix?
cityrat 2022-08-05you need drraw.dll to run it
John Timmermans 2022-05-01Just love it
Vladimir 2022-04-18great game, much bether like the new one
Paul 2022-03-16I get a message saying unable to set video mode
Busted Nut 2021-12-06I saved the install of the game before I messed it up with mods had a Russian version now trying to find and just copy and paste the backup I got if that gives you any ideas newer machine compatiblity setting to winXP sp3 run as admin
metacritics 2021-11-26thank you for this
jimmy 2021-11-03@coco same issue here, did you find a solution i wood love to play this game agin
John 2021-08-16@cameron same issue here, did you find a solution ?
command & conquer red alert 2 2021-08-07im using windows 7 32 bit it works for me no need to install it just right click the game and open
cameron 2021-08-02I cant get past the main menu. it doesnt let me select any options. anyone else have this same problem?
Julian 2021-07-12Cant play multiplayer.... any help ?
Jonn 2021-05-20This is sad, it runs the .exe files, but the visual is screwed. I can only see black, but I can hear the audio. Anyone know how I can fix this? I already changed the compatibility to Windows 98
Mon 2021-05-13got this error, unable to set the video mode, how to fix this?
ELEVEN 2021-05-11I cant install it, it said "error - unable to open video mode" how can I fix this please?
jerry 2021-04-14after download the zip file how to install it ?
general commander 2021-03-15games run fine, use that game.exe and compability to windows xp if you are using windows 10, it throws me out at first soviet campaign, maybe only but idk, need further testing later
domz 2021-03-05just run red alert 2 as administrator
none 2021-01-23thanks for it
Minanda 2021-01-05It worked. Thanks!
Coco 2020-12-26I got this error, unable to set the video mode, how can I fix it please
Reza 2020-11-24every body have win 10 64 Bit use CNCnet to play it
its working solution but just for multiplayer and skirimish mode
amer 2020-11-13still not working and needs xwis.dll files
khalil 2020-10-17i have made the compatible issue with the game.exe but it still cant work
i have win 10 64 bit
AAA 2020-09-26For the ones facing Menu Disappearing issue, set compatibility mode to Windows 98 or Windows XP of the file game.exe. Use game.exe, NOT ra2.exe or Red Alert 2.exe
nier 2020-08-30can u help me to open
Eddie 2020-08-15i open the game but the menu its in the middle of screen ... can press new game or anything like that ..anyone know how to fix it ? thx
OWEN 2020-08-01Guys, tried to run this in Windows 10.
It can load initial screen, but it did not show the menu to play. Anyone has the same issue?
Machinegun 2020-07-21Youll need to install Direct X to get the. Dll files
Gamer 2020-06-20@Timo - just set Compatibility Mode to Windows 98
Avi 2020-06-16thanks for the files !! (if file has no extension , just rename it to any with .zip extension and extract!)
KKKKKK 2020-06-15That is so good...I love this game...I hope you can uploud more CNC game.
timo 2020-06-13i getting this error " txt_preparecom_failed" how to fix?
DAVE 2020-06-02the game does not work but with the fix from the comment it played, the problem is that the menu comes out and disappeares so fast i cant even play
Danilo R 2020-05-26I love this game. brings all my memories in this game.
windows10 2020-05-23install virtualbox, and then install windows xp on virtual box
Jake from State Farm 2020-05-14I have the same problem as Douwe. The menus zip by so fast and I cannot see what is on the them and the stats when i play the game. Is there a way to get this fixed?
Download and Play 2020-04-24visit cncnet.org to play red alert 2 online
Hamed 2020-04-20I download it but it did not work on Windows 7 asking me for DLL file, and not sure what to do
osmar from brazil 2020-04-19a tela ficou toda preta, só escuto a trilha sonora , muito boa mas a tele fica somente preta
MAJEED 2020-04-17HOW TO DOWNLOAD IT ON WINDOWS 10 ???
Yaser 2020-04-14I downloaded the file, then unzipped it, but I tried running all .exe files, but none is working. So which file is the one to open or what to do?
arnold rinaldi 2020-04-10this game take me back to the old time when i was a kid in 1996
Arslan 2020-04-03Bro , extremely grateful. i was trying and have downloaded the game from many sites but none worked. No bugging nor errors ... Bravo !
AndroidGuy 2020-03-26Hey guys, the fix for Windows 10 & 8:
You just download the file and follow the instruction on the website.
It worked for my Windows 10 :)
PS: Antivirus might detect and delete an important file, so turn it off if you want.
Douwe 2020-03-12So on my end the menu zips by at light speed, so how do I slow the game down until I can play it properly? Thanks in advance for helping :)
bink 2020-03-04If file has no extension - just add zip extension :)
Passerby 2020-03-02How do i run the installer? downloaded file has no extension
silly person 2019-12-06run in compatibility mode
talaat 2019-11-15how to install the file not open can you help
Mat_sparroW 2019-05-26Teringan nak main game ni dalam adroid
Chenhe Jiang 2019-05-25this game is pretty good I liked it
romel m 2019-05-11brings all the good memories
John Berlin 2019-04-07Awesome memories!