The Past Ain't What It Used To Be...

The first Command & Conquer received its last official update on the 21st of June, 1996. Since then, the game has been ported to Windows (as "Gold" version), and re-released in the big "The First Decade" and "The Ultimate Collection" collection packs, but has never received any more bug fixes.

The C&C Gold Patch 1.06 project aims to bring this classic into the new millennium, by fixing the old bugs, supporting higher resolutions, and adding new modding and mapping possibilities. It also contains an addon-based language system, allowing anyone to create translation packs for the game.

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Apparently the version of CnCNet 5 included in the patch didn't work... so I fixed that.

Additionally, I've been informed various times that the game has a bug where the mouse freezes when you open the in-game menu. I knew that the fix to this was to enable Win95 compatibility mode, but unfortunately, the config tool removed compatibility if CnC-DDraw was enabled, because that's the way it worked best on WinXP (on which the patch was originally developed).

That has been fixed too now; the tool should now set the appropriate compatibility mode for every situation.

Italian language pack released!

Italian language pack released!

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An Italian language pack was created, with the help of the wonderful people of the OldGamesItalia website :)

Issue with lagging videos and game abort

Issue with lagging videos and game abort

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A configuration issue has been identified in the july 1 2014 release, that causes lagging in the videos and when aborting a mission. Here's how to fix...

Video packs and small updates

Video packs and small updates

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Video packs have been added to the downloads and addons sections, and the game / patch downloads themselves have gotten minor updates, too.

Warning to everyone who downloaded the full game pack before April 9

Warning to everyone who downloaded the full game pack before April 9

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An error in the full installer made the CnCNet desktop icon run C&C95.exe instead of cncnet.exe

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C&C95; v1.06c revision 3 patch

C&C95; v1.06c revision 3 patch

Patch 49 comments

The Command & Conquer Gold v1.06c revision 3 patch. Updated with improved cncnet5 support on 07/02/2017

C&C95; v1.06c revision 3 full game installer

C&C95; v1.06c revision 3 full game installer

Full Version 45 comments

Complete No-CD game installation pack of C&C Gold v1.06c r3, without videos, with all music included. Videos can be found separately in the downloads...

Command & Conquer English Videos Base Pack

Command & Conquer English Videos Base Pack

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This can be added to your game to give you the English videos. If you want to add additional videos for other languages, use the addon-packs. The other...

Command & Conquer German Videos Base Pack

Command & Conquer German Videos Base Pack

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This can be added to your game to give you the German videos. If you want to add additional videos for other languages, use the addon-packs. The other...

Command & Conquer French Videos Base Pack

Command & Conquer French Videos Base Pack

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This can be added to your game to give you the French videos. If you want to add additional videos for other languages, use the addon-packs. The other...

C&C95 v1.06c revision 2 full game installer (old)

C&C95 v1.06c revision 2 full game installer (old)

Full Version 3 comments

Complete No-CD game installation pack of C&C Gold v1.06c r2, without videos, with all music included. This is only kept here for archiving reasons...

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Guest
Guest

For some reason, I can't start a new single player campaign. The new game icon is bright green and when I click it, nothing happens.

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Nyerguds Creator
Nyerguds

Uh. Did you download and install the game from ModDB here? That sounds more like you're trying to run CnCNet, and not the game itself.

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Guest
Guest

Any recommended settings tips for the C&C Gold Configuration app on Windows 10 with a 4K screen at 3840x2160 resolution?

No matter how many different "Visual options" I change in the app, I can't get the game to run properly. The startup video & main menu's top half of the screen are always cut off and the mouse speed is so fast it doesn't allow me to select anything.

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Guest
Guest

Found the solution: Right-click with your mouse on the C&C95;.exe file and choose Properties, go to the Compatibility tab and select "Override high DPI scaling behaviour. Scaling performed by Application" that will let the game run normally with the default settings.

The only setting I changed in the C&C Gold Configuration app was under Visual options to turn on "Stretch videos to full resolution". Very cool how easy it is to change everything. :)

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Nyerguds Creator
Nyerguds

Glad you figured it out. Yeah, DPI scaling gets in the way of many old games.

I don't recommend running C&C in anything near your native resolution, though. That'll just give refresh errors all throughout the game. There are stretching options in the config tool. I recommend keeping the actual ingame resolution around or below 1024x768.

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Guest
Guest

Hi I can not get the patch to install keeps coming back with "Game is not found in selected directory..." I have tried a number of options but patch can't seem to tell its in the C&C directory
Any ideas to install?

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Nyerguds Creator
Nyerguds

Uh. Are you sure you're trying to install it on the right game? This patch is not for Red Alert or Tiberian Sun, only for the Win95 version of the first C&C game.

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Weird bug (With C&C, not with the patch) that I found. Dunno if this is really already known or not. If A harvester that is in the process of returning gets destroyed before it docks, the return animation on the refinery will play forever unless another harvester wants to return there.

And a weird performance issue on my machine that I haven't been able to find a fix for yet. On the map screens the game will COMPLETELY freeze for the duration of the animation, though it will return completely fine after the point the animation would normally be finished.

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Nyerguds Creator
Nyerguds

Does the return animation thing also happen for the player? I just thought it was a quirk in AI refineries; they always seem to be stuck doing that when I start destroying enemy harvesters.

As for the freeze, I know about it. Just open C&C95;.exe's properties and enable Win95 compatibility mode. I should really update the config tool to fix it; the patch was made on WinXP, and currently the config tool is set to always disable compatibility modes, since it worked better that way on XP...

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mrmiffmiff
mrmiffmiff

Minor correction: At least on Windows 8.1, Win95 or Win98 compatibility modes seem to get the game to try to reference invalid instructions, causing it to not launch. Turning off DDraw fixes this, but that's obviously not a prferable solution. Off a hunch I took what you said about XP literally and set to XP SP3 compatibility, fixed the map screen bug and game ran perfectly. So XP is better here.

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Nyerguds Creator
Nyerguds

Ah, thanks for the info. Don't have win8/8.1 myself.

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