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This summarizes the steps needed to be taken to get the game and the mod to work properly in general on the new systems.

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1. Install the game just like you would; the original then the expansion, and then patch the game.
2. Try launching the game. If it doesn't launch (assuming your screen flickers a few times before crashing/closing), then create "options.ini" in your "Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data". Edit the file using notepad, and then place the code below into it, and save:

AntiAliasing = 1
BuildingOcclusion = yes
CampaignDifficulty = 0
DynamicLOD = yes
ExtraAnimations = yes
GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
Gamma = 50
HeatEffects = yes
IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
IdealStaticGameLOD = Low
LanguageFilter = false
MaxParticleCount = 5000
MusicVolume = 55
Resolution = 1366 768
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 79
SFXVolume = 71
ScrollFactor = 60
SendDelay = no
ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes
ShowTrees = yes
StaticGameLOD = Custom
TextureReduction = 0
UseAlternateMouse = yes
UseCloudMap = yes
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
UseLightMap = yes
UseShadowDecals = yes
UseShadowVolumes = yes
VoiceVolume = 70

3. Right click to properties on your "generals.exe". Go to compatibility, set "Compatibility Mode" to "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" and check "Run this program as an administrator", then "OK". Your unmodded game should work properly by now.

4. Assuming you're continuing to install this mod, just install it by going through the instructions packed with the download, or by watching Youtube.com
***ENB will not work unless "Compatibility Mode" is unset. However, by doing that, you will not be able to play on fullscreen. The game will simply crash (at least on my laptop.)***
5. Make sure you set the settings on the mod launcher first BEFORE launching the mod.
6. ???
7. Profit.


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landro117
landro117

Does this count for any previous versions and such?

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VectorIV Author
VectorIV

This should work universally if you experience the same as me.

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landro117
landro117

Alright thanks
Btw i see you a lot in the comments of other mods, you're funny XD

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VectorIV Author
VectorIV

Thanks. My ultimate lifetime dream is to become an Internet comedian.

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DAFFYGAMER
DAFFYGAMER

i followed the instruction but when i open the game it disaapears gain pls help me

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DAFFYGAMER
DAFFYGAMER

when i open the game it becomes a small box in the screen and then it disappear pls help me

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nitebones
nitebones

Its really a shame as this was one of my most loved games yet I cant even get it to work fro windows 10, :( I have tried everything the game will just not launch, no error message nothing, even the disk wont start up unless I tell it.

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VectorIV Author
VectorIV

Tried cracked .exe?

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DAFFYGAMER
DAFFYGAMER

sir i followed all rules above but still its not working on my windwows 10

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Thirsty_Hirsty
Thirsty_Hirsty

It's not just this game sadly, the reason why I've gone back to 7! I have too many older games that wouldn't work. Crack does work though I think seem to remember

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rigby250
rigby250

ho do you install for the cd version?

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Guest
Guest

Hi, seems like a great mod. i have successfully installed and launched on Win 10, however when i select single player, all options are 'greyed' out except skirmish!?

how do i play single player campaigns?

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alkapone81
alkapone81

did you ever figure it out?

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majid70
majid70

This patch is good for general game, but after a few minutes of the game comes out. Please let video or image tips to solve the problem because I do not know English

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niallwexeire
niallwexeire

Thanks! this worked for the Directx 8.1 error :P

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agenthunk
agenthunk

ok everyone basically for the Command and Conquer Generals base vanilla game follow the instructions as mentioned with Admin privilige in the document file(assuming you got the file from a google.mediafire something site)and do the steps....
you will get the crash,but that is because you did not go into the file directory and right clik the exe and go to properties and select xp service pack 2 and run as admin....it worked for me

that is the first one....

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agenthunk
agenthunk

repeat steps for second installation if your doing cracked copy...from this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5bBkx7pFLo

it is pretty simple and I got the first one to work correctly...then i went to install the second one the same all with admin privilges....

the zero hour works...exactly like he said above with the creation of the options.ini file...

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Thank you for this!

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bilalahmed
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thank you so much VectorlV, very appreciated.
for those who are suffering from the "error occured......." issue, just follow the instruction mentioned by vectorlV, the game will work perfectly.
Thanks again

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SomaPL
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Does this game work with certain copies of the game? It crashes upon launch on any sort of options.

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Did you install the mod patch?

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gribble12345
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theres no cursor :/ cant play this at all.

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