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This tutorial is intended for those who encounter errors installing and running C&C Generals: Rise of the Reds.

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ROTR Manual Installation

The Instructions support multiple mods; no launcher, just generals.exe with barebones game

PC
1. ensure your Zero Hour is patched to 1.04 and works properly
2. copy C:\Games\Zero Hour\ to C:\Games\ROTR\ (repeat for each mod e.g. copy C:\Games\Zero Hour\ to C:\Games\Shockwave\)
3. run ROTRBeta_185.exe and install to an empty directory e.g. C:\tmp_rotr
4. copy C:\tmp_rotr\ .gib files to C:\Games\ROTR\ and rename all to .big
5. copy C:\tmp_rotr\0000000.016, 00000000.256, Install_Final.bmp and overwrite the ones in C:\Games\ROTR\
6. copy C:\tmp_rotr\Data\Movies\ROTR_Intro.bik to C:\Games\ROTR\Data\Movies\
7. copy C:\tmp_rotr\WorldBuilder_ROTR.exe to C:\Games\ROTR\
8. delete C:\Games\ROTR\Data\Scripts

Test run C:\Games\ROTR\generals.exe and see if it works. Make a backup of the directory and registry at this stage helps to avoid repeating the above steps.

You can now choose to install two optional components before cleanup with Uinst_ROTR_Beta185.exe
C:\tmp_rotr\ROTRMapPack_V2.exe

You should skip SWRNet as it's integrated with the ROTR Launcher.
C:\tmp_rotr\SWRNetSetup.exe (also required .NET4.0 and SWRNet update)

Mac
1. ensure your Zero Hour is patched to 1.04 and works properly under CrossOver(Wine)
Assuming your Generals and Zero Hour are installed in C:\Games\Generals\, C:\Games\ZeroHour\ in CNC Bottle
2. Duplicate Bottle - CNC to ROTR
3. Open with bottle in ROTR and install ROTRBeta_185.exe into an empty directory e.g. C:\tmp_rotr
4. Finder - go to "/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/CrossOver/Bottles/ROTR/drive_c/tmp_rotr"
5. copy /tmp_rotr/ .gib files to /Games/ZeroHour/ and rename all to .big
5. replace /tmp_rotr/0000000.016, 00000000.256, Install_Final.bmp under /drive_c/Games/ZeroHour/
6. copy /tmp_rotr/Data/Movies/ROTR_Intro.bik to /Games/ZeroHour/Data/Movies/
7. copy /tmp_rotr/WorldBuilder_ROTR.exe to /Games/ZeroHour/
8. delete /Games/ZeroHour/Data/Scripts

Create launcher with "/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/CrossOver/Bottles/ROTR/drive_c/Games/ZeroHour/generals.exe" -xres 1024 -yres 768 -quickstart

You can now choose to install MapPack before cleanup with Uinst_ROTR_Beta185.exe
/tmp_rotr/ROTRMapPack_V2.exe
SWR.net does not work due to Windows virtual LAN driver cannot be implemented in CrossOver(Wine)

Note:
Beta Test version follows the same process, read ROTRIntrl_Lnchr.dat as text for details on file placement.

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Is there a video tutorial?

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