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A quick (and simple) guide on how to open the RA3 Control Centre.

Posted by Com-Link on May 10th, 2009
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The RA3 Control Centre is needed to access the Game Browser, which is the Replay/Mod launch centre.

There are 2 ways how to open the Control Centre.

1: By going via the Start menu.
The Control Centre should be easily accessible via Start if you used the default install. For those who customized there installation:
Try to find out in which Start-folder you made the Start Shortcut. Then just follow the steps below, and shown on the image.
How to open via Start

Start -> (all) Programs -> Electronic Arts (default!) -> Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 -> Control Centre note: this is the DEFAULT!!! the map "Electronic Arts" will be created at install, but if you selected another map, search there!

2: Via the DESKTOP shortcut.

If you can't find the Control Centre, you can always try to edit your DESKTOP SHORTCUT (the shortcut you double-click to start RA3, located on your desktop).

How to open via Shortcut

How this works:
1: Right-click on the shortcut.
2: Select "Properties"
3: Recognize the TARGET LINE
DEFAULT EXAMPLE: "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Red Alert 3\RA3.exe"
4: Add " -ui" behind it.
Example: "D:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Red Alert 3\RA3.exe" -ui
NOTE: There needs to be a single space between the (...).exe" and the -ui!!!
If you just put " -ui" behind it and press "Apply", you'll be alerted that you entered a wrong target. With the space, it will work!
5: Press "Apply". If you DON'T receive any warnings, and the Properties screen just closes, it should be okay...
6: Double-click your shortcut. You should see the RA3 Control Centre popping up.


Now, go to Game Browser, and then switch to the "Mod" tab.
Then select the mod you want to play, and Have fun!

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tt0022 May 20 2009 says:

o lol

hollanse eigenschappen

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tt0022 Sep 8 2009 replied:

are you hollands? somting

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!!!karmenjell Jan 15 2013 replied:

@ com-link...thank you thank you thank you.

for sum reason, not in my start menu - has baffled me for long time.

now i can play mods. yay!!

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kannon_ball Jul 4 2009 says:

there is no game browser button in my control panel

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Com-Link Jul 11 2009 replied:

Then you need to patch the game to the latest patch.

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isko900 Jul 20 2009 says:


I have just Uprising and there is no game browser button in my control panel, what to do? And How to instal a new map in Uprising?

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GodofDarkness Oct 14 2009 says:

ya um i look and theres not mod file where you told me to go. should make one or somthing?

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mwamwaha Jan 23 2010 says:

if you want to install a new map in uprising you must go to: c:documents and settings\your username\application data\red alert 3 uprising\maps
if the map maps is not there just make him

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leebarguss Apr 18 2010 says:

Can't you just right click your shortcut and it's there?

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postal456 Mar 13 2011 says:

how do i do it for steam version??????????

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ARMofORION Oct 27 2012 says:

Just an FYI, anyone with the Ultimate Edition, this DOES NOT WORK. I have tried, and it doesn't launch the menu.

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gonekrazy6 Jan 16 2014 replied:

Commandandconquer.com this should fix your problem

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otowon Jan 27 2013 says:

Hey guys I have Red alert 3 Uprising and I can't find game browser patch 1.12 is compatible with Uprising

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USAFF Jan 30 2013 says:

Thanks A LOT!

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onsholo Mar 22 2013 says:

does this works with the steam version?if yes then where can i find the control center on the steam version?

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nigganigga135 Mar 1 2014 says:

game browser not there

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nigganigga135 Mar 1 2014 says:

where do i find it?

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nigganigga135 Mar 1 2014 says:

someone answer me!!

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SurgeantChan May 17 2014 says:


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seanz2314 Jan 30 2015 says:

I have uprising but i cannot see the game browser

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