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 12 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 15 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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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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Manny_F.
Manny_F. Jul 25 2012, 12:27pm says:

I really, really thank you so much for making this.
Back then, I started my CnC experience with Red Alert, and never got the chance to play Tiberian Dawn, until now. I have to admit that, when watching the intro, tears came to my eyes: it was a legend of videogame history and now I would finally play it!

I have a problem, though. After some time playing the game, the mouse gets blocked in the options menu, and thus becomes unusable! As a result, I can't save/load/abort the mission (actual in-mission gameplay isn't affected) and the cutscenes after such event play only the sound, with animation getting stuck in the first frame of the movie. What I'm doing wrong? I would appreciate your help.

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Jul 26 2012, 11:40am replied:

Hmm, blocked, as in, stuck in the middle? That normally only happens in windowed mode, if you alt-tab out of the program. Maybe alt-tabbing out and back in fixes it. If it doesn't, you can always disable cnc-ddraw in the config tool, that completely removes the system that does that. It'll also disable the stretching of videos to hi-res and such, though.

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Manny_F.
Manny_F. Jul 26 2012, 12:04pm replied:

Blocked as uncapable of scrolling/clicking. The only thing I can do then is pressing Esc to go back to game. But since I can't abort mission, I'm forced to close CnC through Windows Task Manager.

I'm not using Windowed mode also, and I previously attempted alt-tabbing and didn't work. I really tried several ways before actually asking here.

Anyways, I'll deactivate ddraw and see if that works. Thank you very much for the fast reply.

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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Jul 28 2012, 6:39pm replied:

Actually, you can perfectly go through the menus with the arrow keys and abort the mission and quit the game that way...

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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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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Jul 17 2012, 10:41am replied:

Well yeah, but that's quite unrelated to the fact the installer made an -incorrect- shortcut. That's been fixed months ago, though.

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