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" collection pack, 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.
An error in the full installer made the CnCNet desktop icon run C&C95.exe instead of cncnet.exe
Posted by Nyerguds on Apr 8th, 2012
Due to a small error in the full game installer, the desktop icon for CnCNet doesn't work as it should. The icon should run CnCNet.exe, but instead simply points to C&C95.exe. This means that running the shortcut will not make you connect online as it should, but will just run the game normally.
I have updated the installer pack now, but if you downloaded the pack before April 9 2012, you will have an incorrect CnCNet desktop shortcut.
Note that this does not apply to people who only downloaded the patch; the patch doesn't make any desktop shortcuts. Only the full game installer is affected.
The incorrect shortcut will look like this:
The icon should show up like this:
So if you have an incorrect icon, open its properties, and make it point to "cncnet.exe" instead of "C&C95.exe"