Go Back   Forums > Abandonia.com > Troubleshooting > General compatibility fixes
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-06-2004, 05:10 PM   #1
Stroggy
Home Sweet Abandonia

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Cambridge, England
Posts: 1,342
Default Red Alert on Windows XP

well I had some spare change and decided to finally buy a new copy of red alert (my other cd is broken)
So after setting up the compatibality and everything I unstall it
everything is fine.

First problem:
I can't run the windows 95 version, whenever I try I get the following erromessage: "the procedure entry point SMapLS_IP_EBP_12 could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.DLL"

oddly enough the dos version works like a charm without even using dosbox or anything else.
Now this also means the resolution is even worse than usual.
But I can live with that (no pain no game, eh?)

now the problem is the sound.
music and movies work fine (a bit choppy the first few seconds but after that it runs smoothly)
but the voices of the units ingame are poor, very poor.
For example instead of "yes sir" I hear "ye ir"
I've tried other sounddrivers in the install, but either it doesn't find it or I don't hear any sound.

The answer would usually be simple:
run it in dosbox
or
run it with VDMsound

doesn't work
DosBox takes a long time and then I end up with a black screen.

On to VDMsound then.

It thinks a bit, then it asks me to insert the Red Alert cd (which is inside)
doesn't work.

so, what am I to do now?
Stroggy is offline                         Send a private message to Stroggy
Old 02-07-2004, 12:45 PM   #2
Ioncannon
Abandonia Homie

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to Ioncannon
Default

Alright is a easy fix. Go to WEstwoods old ftp server (Its still up btw) and download the C&C Gold patch for windows xp. It also works for Red Alert. Put the dll file in the REDALERT folder and it will overwrite the old .dll. Then right click on RA.exe and set the compatability to Windows 95. Thats All Have Fun

-A big C&C Fan
Ioncannon is offline                         Send a private message to Ioncannon
Old 02-07-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
Ioncannon
Abandonia Homie

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to Ioncannon
Default

ahh found the ftp its: ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/ has all your westwood needs. Any game by westwood there is the patches and demos.
Ioncannon is offline                         Send a private message to Ioncannon
Old 09-10-2004, 09:25 AM   #4
radiv
Abandonia nerd

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ,
Posts: 63
Default

The patch removes network play in this great game, and unless someone makes a IPX --> TCP/IP emulator... may great dosgames in network are lost forever.
radiv is offline                         Send a private message to radiv
Old 05-11-2004, 10:29 PM   #5
Ioncannon
Abandonia Homie

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to Ioncannon
Default

why don't you just use Westwood Online?
Ioncannon is offline                         Send a private message to Ioncannon
Old 06-11-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
Caged
Game Wizzard
 
Caged's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fitchburg, United States
Posts: 265
Default

what is westwood online? I didn't even think anyone played the old dos games multiplayer anymore
Caged is offline                         Send a private message to Caged
Old 07-11-2004, 06:18 PM   #7
Ioncannon
Abandonia Homie

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 558
Send a message via MSN to Ioncannon
Default

Westwood online i what all westwood games (xcept C&C Generals) run on. Whenever you go play online with Tiberian Sun, Renegade, Red Alert 2, Dune 200, Emperor Battle for DUne... Its all on Westwood Onilne.
Ioncannon is offline                         Send a private message to Ioncannon
Old 28-12-2004, 11:32 AM   #8
Kestral
Abandonia nerd

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ,
Posts: 65
Default

I have the same problem =D
Kestral is offline                         Send a private message to Kestral
Old 03-01-2005, 12:48 AM   #9
Laziter
Newbie

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ,
Posts: 2
Post

Quote:
Originally posted by Ioncannon@Jul 2 2004, 12:45 PM
Alright is a easy fix. Go to WEstwoods old ftp server (Its still up btw) and download the C&C Gold patch for windows xp. It also works for Red Alert. Put the dll file in the REDALERT folder and it will overwrite the old .dll. Then right click on RA.exe and set the compatability to Windows 95. Thats All Have Fun
That's not necessary..
All you have to do is making the setup file Win95 compatible and install the game.
Then you go to whereever you installed the game and make RA.exe Win95 compatible, that should do the trick and you'll even still be able to play over network (just don't forget to install the IPX protcol)

/Laziter
Laziter is offline                         Send a private message to Laziter
Old 03-01-2005, 06:16 AM   #10
JJXB
Pi-voh
 
JJXB's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Godmanchester, England
Posts: 850
Default

doesn't work. go to ra.afraid.org and download the beta patch there that adds full compatability with windows and network play (through gamespy as well)
__________________
~Ceramic White PSP Status~
FW: 5.00 M33-6
Memory Stick: 8gb
JJXB is offline                         Send a private message to JJXB
Closed Thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red alert :P Mousazz Blah, blah, blah... 7 14-09-2008 10:57 AM
Playing Red Alert On A Windows 2000 Pro System sdonline General compatibility fixes 5 09-07-2005 02:15 PM
Red Alert Anyone? metalfiend Mle Island 6 22-04-2005 01:16 PM
Red Alert For Windows Xp jackolope General compatibility fixes 1 02-04-2005 02:57 AM
Windows Xp - Windows Explorer Search Braindead Tech Corner 2 05-01-2005 08:41 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 02:57 PM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.