Thanks a lot for this!! I had actually downloaded C&C Generals as well as C&C Generals zero hour together.. the steps suggested by you worked perfectly with C&C generals but it is not working with C&C generals zero hour..I m using a Intel Core i5 64bit win 7 with a ATI radeon graphics...
when i install the latest patch all the games run without the disk. however generals & zero hour show the splash screen for about 2 secs then the screen goes black for another 2 secs before returing back to the windows screen.
Update: i also have a mod for zero hour. and when trying to activate that i get a pop up massage saying cannot find generals.exe. also my sicurity when not disabled flags generals.exe messege follows "c:\..|generals.exe behavior similer to pdm.keylogger"
I am not computer friendly at all I tried understanding your description on how to make command and conquer work on windows 7 but I can't figure it out, I have a HP Pavilion dv7-4280us Entertainment PC and I just wanna figure out how I can play the game I tried EA support but they pretty much told me I was SOL. HELP PLEASE! I bought the game command and Conquer the first decade if it makes any difference.
Just set the compatibility to vista instead of xp and it should work. I did it for the root .exe's under the install directory for generals and zero hour. Not for the main launcher (maybe that would do it, idk).
My issue was when I changed the options.ini I couldn't update the program. (remember to install direct x) 1. I needed to do a clean Reinstall of command and conquer generals. 2. Updated the Command and Conquer game with it's patches (and dont play the game yet). 3. got rid of the read only and Changed the compatibility to Windows XP service pack 3 and always run as administrator (make sure all users can make changes). 4. opened the options.ini, then pressed the Save as button to All Files. Then typed in options.ini
I tried the fix posted on the help forum but deleting the file didn't fix generals zero hour problem ( Please make sure you have Direct X 8.1 or higher installed. Also that your video card meets the minimum requirements.) this ran on my pc for months so not the video card also the generals runs fine just not zero hour. anyone know how to fix this?
i can't start the game, i have general, zero hour 1.04, rise of the red 1.7, then this one installed but after the launcher show up there is pop some "technical dificulties" window, i've tried the rotr repair button but it still crashes the same like before --... 2b1af7f3a8