Prepare to unleash the absolute latest in modern weapons technology against the world's most powerful Generals in Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour. In the next era of military strategy and might, you'll need to command a more technologically advanced arsenal to defeat new, more powerful enemies.
Fixed launchers for the games in Origin's Command and Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. Re-enables command-line parameters for the games, adds in some missing registry keys, and adds in some community patches automatically. These launchers ARE NOT the same as Bibber's; made with an entirely different programming language, and the functions used in the source are not related to those used in Bibber's. I made my own launchers for the community to use based on how I think they originally should have worked since Bibber doesn't want his up anywhere public anymore (his decision, of which I respect). License file included with download. Permissions about redistribution detailed in there. Have fun :D
This installer includes my custom fixed launchers for Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. These fixed launchers re-enable command-line parameters to pass through to your games; and this installer will also add in some missing registry keys that re-enable the ability to use custom maps. These launchers also make it to where you can launch directly from the games’ respectful game exe’s (e.g. CNC3.exe)--completely bypassing the launchers entirely.
Hope y'all enjoy :D
These launchers aim to emulate the now-publicly-unavailable fixed launchers from Bibber. I have re-created the launchers from scratch using AutoIT--they ARE NOT the same launchers that Bibber made. The source code used to compile these launchers and the installer ARE NOT the same as Bibber’s; therefore, NOTHING IN THIS INSTALLER IS COPYRIGHTED BY BIBBER--I made sure of that as to avoid any possible copyright stuff with him. I don't want to mess with any of that crap; I respect him for his work, and I respect his decision in taking down his launchers. I just want to make my stuff work how I want it to work, I want my games to work how I want them to work (in that I want them to work as they should have from the get-go), and I want to share my stuff with the community since it all works great for me.
TLDR: The launchers themselves are of my own work (as you can see in the details of the exes’ properties); everything else is owned by their respectful owners (e.g. the No-CD patched exe’s, any community patches included in this installer, any artwork used in the installer wizard, the games themselves, etc). Bibber is the OG that inspired me to make my own launchers for the community to try out. These launchers are similar to Bibber's--they are NOT direct copies of his, since that would infringe on his copyright (of which I respect).
Finally, use these launchers at your own risk; and I hope they help you out as much as they've helped me out.
PLEASE disable "Origin In Game" and the "Cloud Saves" feature for each game prior to using the installer. Doing so will save you a lot of headaches and incompatibilities. The "Origin In Game" feature most notably will overwrite the fixed launchers for your games when you try to launch them--it's like a pre-launch check of the game files. You can disable them by right clicking your game in your Game Library in the Origin desktop app, selecting Game Properties, then unchecking the boxes for each feature.
The installer features a game selection page where one selects the game they want to add the new launchers to. The installer then replaces the following:
If you want any other features included in this installer, feel free to add an issue and label it with the "feature request" label.
The 1.06c patch made by Nyerguds is also installed as a necessary feature. Permission has been granted to me to use this patch by Nyerguds within my installer. The patch includes bugfixes and other features to enhance the overall gameplay of C&C95 along with making the game properly compatible on most modern machines. More info available here concerning the 1.06c patch:
Thank you again, Nyerguds, for allowing me to include your patch in this launcher.
Since this is a recurring issue with both games, the installer automatically removes "dbghelp.dll" from both game directories as to avoid the on-launch-crash that occurs (Technical Difficulties, Serious Error, etc).
Another recurring issue is the fact that one can't use custom maps right on download with these five games. The installer adds in the needed registry key for these games to recognize custom maps.
To launch Kane’s Wrath directly, and to launch the Game Browser interface for it, I would use this in either the Target field in a shortcut or as a command in the Command Prompt:
In the Origin desktop app, I would put this in Game Properties > Advanced Launch Options for Tiberium Wars/Kane’s Wath:
In the Origin desktop app, right-click your games’ portraits and select the “Repair” option.