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 to bring 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.

RSS Issue with lagging videos and game abort

A configuration issue has been identified in the july 1 2014 release, that causes lagging in the videos and when aborting a mission. Here's how to fix it.

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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.


Good to know, thanks for the heads up!

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