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 at bringing 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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1 comment by Nyerguds on Jul 8th, 2014

After the last release, I noticed in some tests of the new installer that the game seemed to hang for about 5 seconds at the start of every video, and when aborting a mission.

Thanks to talbin on the CNCNZ forums, the cause of this issue has been pinpointed. In the game folder, inside "ddraw.ini", there is an option that says "singlecpu=true". This should be changed to "singlecpu=false". I have no idea how that snuck in there, especially since it is not among the options editable through the configuration tool.

The installers of both the patch and the full game pack have been updated to fix this issue.

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Command & Conquer German Videos Base Pack

Command & Conquer German Videos Base Pack

Jul 1, 2014 Movies 0 comments

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

Jul 1, 2014 Movies 0 comments

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...

Command & Conquer English Videos Base Pack

Command & Conquer English Videos Base Pack

Jul 1, 2014 Movies 5 comments

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...

C&C95 v1.06c revision 3 patch

C&C95 v1.06c revision 3 patch

Apr 5, 2012 Patch 16 comments

The Command & Conquer Gold v1.06c revision 3 patch. Updated with cncnet5 and TUC support on 01/07/2014

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

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

Apr 5, 2012 Full Version 16 comments

Complete No-CD game installation pack of C&C Gold v1.06c r3, without videos, with all music included. Updated with CnCNet 5 on 01/07/2014

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

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

Dec 10, 2011 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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stalkerforever
stalkerforever Oct 24 2012, 4:55pm says:

somebody play online with me!!

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stalkerforever
stalkerforever Oct 23 2012, 12:48am says:

saw a bug when at 800x600 with original C&C aspect ratio, where on the right bottom side there was a static image of what was going on in the screen. thanks for the patch though, i appreciate it very much. btw when do ppl log on to Network usually? i wanna play with someone XD

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Oct 25 2012, 6:47am replied:

That bug is mentioned in the FAQ, and fixed simply by opening and closing the main menu. It's not related to the aspect ratio, but occurs any time you play on a resolution that's larger than the currently loaded game map.

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Hidamari
Hidamari Oct 6 2012, 11:42am says:

are the AI players in skirmish mode supposed to have no MCV ? they just have a collection of units with no way to build a base, even if you set bases to on..

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Tore29
Tore29 Oct 6 2012, 7:47pm replied:

Read the FAQ :)

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Oct 10 2012, 3:19pm replied:

Thank you, Tore!

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Manny_F.
Manny_F. Jul 29 2012, 11:53am replied:

In fact, I can't. For what I could piece together, it's not like the mouse's really "blocked", but rather, the menu seems to cause an amount of lag so massive it's impossible to effectively scroll or use the arrows. Once, I managed to bring the menu with the arrow exactly over the "save" option and even click on it. But when it came to name the save file, it wouldn't respond.

Anyways, I won't bother you anymore with this. I deactivated ddraw and now works fine. I can live without hi-res for a 1995 game. All I wanted was to play it properly, and that's what I'm doing right now. Thanks a lot for your time :)

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Aug 1 2012, 9:15am replied:

Ehh, you seem to misunderstand something here. The high resolution itself is 100% built into the GAME, and doesn't need CnC-DDraw at all.

CnC-DDraw only gives the game windowed mode, can stretch the game's videos to fullscreen in high-res, and allows creative stretching of the game's resolution for aspect ratio correction.

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Manny_F.
Manny_F. Aug 1 2012, 11:04am replied:

Ok, I get it, thanks for the heads up.
Sorry if I sound a bit too dumb at times. I don't know how it works, I just know it works now.

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Aug 2 2012, 4:54am replied:

well, if you start CCConfig, and disable the CnC-DDraw checkbox, only the advanced options at the bottom will go away. The original resolution controls at the top will remain ;)

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