1. thumbs up for you as you still play this awesome game
2. i had the same problem but i got it solved -check ingame options-
3. my problem which do still exist is that yuri's revenge exe is working but RA2.exe doesn't work
Thanks for the guide. I have a slight issue:
Host New iMac 27" running mavrick
Guest: Windows 8
I have the game working, game speed is good, only issue is the mouse courser when on the battlefield. I get 2 coursers, the in-game green one as well as a windows courser. Not a biggie, but for the fact that the windows courser runs at full speed but the RA2 courser lags behind.
I have had possible 2 improvements (but not 100% solutions):
1. reduce the resolution. I'm using the resolution tool to get full resolution of the iMac. This is the worst lag. If I reduce it, it improves. However, reducing the resolution does not stretch the screen. So the courser will go off the game window and not scroll the map. (I know about the right click scroll, but still you can still lose the mouse off the game window). But the whole point is to play FULL screen.
2. turn off mouse integration from VBox. I like this solution, because I believe it is the root cause of the issue. However, by doing so, I lose the mouse in the RA2 menus and pause menus. Therefore, almost impossible at such high resolution to even try to guess where the "Start Game" button is , etc.. However, once inside a battle, I only get the in-game courser and no lag, which is good! But the problem remains, no menu screen courser = for ever to even start a game.
Anyone else with this dilemma?
Thanks in advance
Hass, welcome to the forums.
1. Reduce the resolution
VirtualBox doesn't stretch, scale mode is half-stretch sibnce you still keep window borders... The stretch has to come from the host OS (Maverick) and not the guest (Win8).
I don't know if you have Retina display or what the native resolution is you're using but OS X allows to change resolution to lower not-native mode: in case that succeeds, try some from the list during the game of course. So you'll have to apply the same lower resolution in the VM, ra2md.ini.
2.Turn off mouse integration
It's an idea but you should try all modes before deciding: USB/tablet/absolute-pointing-device or PS2 mouse modes.
The thing is that the native resolution is pretty high so the lag might not be fixable by just changing mouse settings. First things you should try to increase graphic memory size in the VM.
For example: for a 2560 x 1440 I'd go above 32mb for sure. Running 3D acceleration might not fix it since the accelerated VM drivers are not quite stable. You can also test it out in a XP VM and see if it's snappier as a VM for the game.
Hello, I am new to these forms and I created this account to try and get Red Alert 2 to work on my laptop. I have a Windows 8.1 64 bit with 8 gb ram and intel core i7-4800Mq 2.7GHz.
I downloaded Ra2 from the Ultimate edition and I initially had a lot of problems. I added VideoBackBuffer=no and that fixed almost all of my problems. I also installed the CNC fixed launchers (found herehttp://www.commandandconquer.com/forums/index.php/topic/26695-fixed-launchers-for-the-ultimate-collection/) so that I could add argument modifications to the game launchers.
I must first state that the game runs perfectly in almost all scenarios. I have only one issue, windowed mode. I did have to edit the properties of all the exe files to be in windows xp package 3 compatiblility mode with 16 bitto even get windowed mode to work. When I run the game with "-win" I get these issues:
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As seen in the screenshots, the color pallet is almost solely green and purple. Also, the visible screen is always half the screen resolution the right side. The input,however, is still positioned for the full resolution. Is there any way to possibly get this game to work in windowed mode for me? I ideally don't want to use an more 3rd party programs (I love using the mental omega mod with ra2, and it also works fine, but not in windowed mode.
Iv'e been trying to play YR on a Dell Venue 8 Pro and I can't get the game to start without a mouse. I get "A mouse is required to play Red Alert 2(Yuri's Revenge)" message depending on the game I'm trying to run. Anyone get these games to work with a Windows tablet?
The posted screenshots are exactly what I get on Dune 2000 but ONLY if I minimize the fullscreen game and then maximize again (colors get distorted with gray and purple, and half the screen). Basically that's how 16bit color games look on 32bit resolutions.
I didn't find a solution either.
It seems that 16bit resolutions are entirely gone for the W8 desktop modes so I believe the game in windowed mode will never run properly if it can't support the available 32bit color modes.
You'll have to stick to full screen or run the game from a VM that can be windowed without issues (check other posts about running it in VirtualBox or VMware Player).
Never tested that one without a mouse...
If the game itself reports that a mouse is required than it looks like there is an internal check: mouse events are probably the only thing implemented + some keyboard buttons but it's an old game so there is no way touch events would get recognised.
Theoretically you'll have to install a mouse emulator that can translate mouse input to touch. I don't know anything in particular but that already exists for keyboards and joysticks so it is possible to get something similar for a mouse, an app for that.
(discussed here: http://www.eightforums.com/tablet-to...use-touch.html)