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Microsoft PowerToys If you have the Microsoft PowerToys system extensions installed on your system (including QuickRes and FlexiCD) you may experience a black screen upon booting C&C:RA, although the sounds may This should be entered on the host (dialing) machine, the guest (receiver) should use ATZ. Because of the vast number of machine configurations possible on PC's, C&C:RA may not autodetect your sound card correctly. Screen distorts after installing Microsoft DirectX 4.2.3. have a peek here

Anywhere from 6-8 players can play on these maps. ESS AudioDrive Under certain circumstances the autodetect code can incorrectly identify this card as a Soundblaster 16. It installs the game and required DirectX drivers just fine. MED = Generally means a medium sized map.

share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply iccb, Mar 1, 2012 iccb macrumors newbie Joined: Dec 27, 2009 Location: Finland #4 flucero219 said: ↑ So i would guess that Generals may be too much for an emulator but the other, older games should work. We strongly recommend that you avoid MSIPX and use either IPX.COM from Novell, or use IPXODI drivers compatible with your card. Sound Galaxy Basic 16 1.2.5.

I would think that this graphics card should have no problems with this game since it is newer than the game is but it is not a 3d accelerated graphics card. Windows 95 4.1. I know I have Direct X installed because I read to check that in a different thread. If you are using a 14400 or 28800 bps external modem with your 486 class system you should seriously consider installing a high performance serial card.

If you know that the detected card is definitely wrong you can override the selection and pick the correct card from the SETUP program. However, i tried right-clicking on the file RA95.EXE, and selecting Properties, Compatibility and ticking the option 640 x 480 resolution, but the error still remains! Not sure if that was helpful but this is all I know. All rights reserved Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Westwood Studios are trademarks of Westwood Studios, Inc.

Ccveteran15-02-2011, 09:20 AMThis question is solved. Thanks, i'm downloading the Aftermath expansion. Several functions may not work. The game speed should be satisfactory with sound effects on and music set to zero. 1.3.3. 486 Machines With External Modems If you have a 486 system with an external modem

I get the following error:Error - Unable to allocate primary video buffer - aborting.And conveniently enough, there's a blurb about it in the game's readme:4.2.3. If you have a Soundblaster compatible sound card from another manufacturer you may experience stuttering or popping in the sound, or even no sound at all. Recommended for 2-4 players. So far, I'm not very impressed.- Any help would be appreciated!EDIT: I Almost forgot to mention: In Windows 2000 under VMWare, this error does not occur and the game runs well

I noticed on the ftp site where I downloaded the original patch, there were 3 files there but I was only instructed to download 1 of them. http://fixpcproblemsinstantly.com/red-alert/red-alert-3-error-reading.php I'm running Windows XP and I read you need that patch to run Red Alert on XP. bunker53714-05-2010, 02:11 AMI am using Windows XP Professional, but I have no knowledge of setting up or running a virtual machine. My problem is the 95 version doesn't work.

Golden Sound Pro 16 1.2.8. And let me tell you, I'm ready to bash my head against the wall -- One emulator works great except for abysmal sound, and the other has perfect working sound except I also tried "256 colors", "disable visuals themes" and all the others options that i have. Check This Out General Troubleshooting 5.1.

Stay logged in Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Modem initialization problems If you encounter errors while initializing your modem (for example the message, "Cannot disable modem auto-answer") make sure that the modem speed is set to an appropriate value. AT\N1 BEST DATA SMART ONE 14400 . . . . . . . . .

THIPX32.DLL C&C:RA uses a custom DLL file for network play.

There is a menu here which allows you to enable read-ahead buffering of the CD (this seems to be disabled by default). I updated my Red Alert game to v1.08pe as well, just trying to get a network game working.Thanks

try running the game in dos mode. Thanks again. When I try to play the 95 version I get an error saying "The procedure entry point SMapLS_IP_EBP_12 could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll." What do I

Back to top Back to Support 2 user(s) are reading this topic 0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users Reply to quoted postsClear XWIS → News and Support → Support c&c boy05-09-2010, 07:23 PMHI I am new to this what windows do you have mrphantuan30-11-2010, 10:27 AMYes, that's the patch I installed. Anonymous form close (x) Front Page Mac Blog iOS Blog Roundups AirPort Apple Car Apple Deals Apple Pay Apple Stores Apple TV Apple VR Project this contact form Launching C&C:RA 3.2.

Please turn this setting off when playing C&C:RA. ============================================================================ 6. Game updates and patches If it becomes necessary to update your game, you can find game updates on our web page at http://www.westwood.com or at our FTP site (ftp.westwood.com). Like Show 0 Likes (0) Actions 5. Logged FekLeyrTarg 116 Re: "Error - Unable to allocate primary video buffer - aborting." « Reply #8 on: September 21, 2009, 08:22:21 PM » Btw:Don't forget to activate the compartibility

Transport Service Depot. 2 Transport Camo Pillbox Attack Dog Kennel 2 Light Tank Naval Yard Heavy Tank Sub Pen 2 Turret V2 Rocket Launcher 3 PT Boat AA gun Yak Airfield I guess I'll try installing that and see if that clears up the error... Register now! You can also change the size of the buffer, usually the bigger this is the better the performance will be, although this does take away memory from the rest of the

Setting higher than that can lead to a number of problems. Modem Performance Hints 1.3.3. 486 Machines With External Modems 1.3.4. We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. Have you installed parallels tools?

most likely was corrupted. Plug and Play Modems Certain Plug and Play modems require a Plug and Play device manager to be installed before they will function under DOS. Please, help me. Volume levels should be set to about half way. 1.2.8.

Improving movie playback performance The performance of C&C:RA in a Windows 95 DOS box is slightly slower than in a real DOS environment. If you are having difficulty obtaining sounds on this sound card try manually selecting the card in the SETUP program and entering the correct Port, IRQ and DMA settings. 1.2.7. Gravis Ultrasound 1.3. Re: Trouble with video / Video buffer error redpay May 15, 2008 3:57 AM (in response to Cody-7) 1st step is to ensure you have the most recent driver for your

You may be able to improve movie playback performance by going into the Windows 95 START menu and selecting SETTINGS\CONTROL PANEL, then double-click SYSTEM and click PERFORMANCE\FILE SYSTEM\CD-ROM. I updated my Red Alert game to v1.08pe as well, just trying to get a network game working. many of these games rely on directdraw which may be a little shoddy inside of parallels. Then go into the VM and take a look at the Advanced Display properties in the VM.