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Red Alert available for free!

by Steven Williamson on 1 September 2008, 12:20

Tags: Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), PC, Strategy

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With the 13tth anniverary of the Command & Conquer franchise this week, EA is celebrating and also promoting the upcoming release of Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert, by giving away a copy of the original game for free!

You can download Command & Conquer: Red Alert from the official site.

The following screenshots are from Red Alert 3, which is due for release in Q4, 2008.














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I'm not a massive fan of RTS unless I can win it with a balance of power type playstyle. Build up a huge army with as many men and tanks as possible then just attack the base and hopefully win!!!

Played Red Alert 2 in its day and must admit I did quite enjoy it, wasn't to much management I found and it was easy to pick up and play. I got Supreme Commander a few weeks back from ASDA for a fiver instore and just can't get away with it at all.

Vista users may have a little trouble with this one so to save having to look about for it heres how you get it working!

Install the game running the setup.exe file in compatability mode for Win95

Install he 108 patch which can be downloaded directly from here :

ftp://ftp.westwood.com/pub/redalert/updates/RA108USP.EXE

Once installed set the compatability on the games exe file to Win98/Me

Set the resolution to 640x480

That should be it, should work fine!
It's got to be worth a download hasn't it? Think I'll pick it up when I get home :)
Well, I just tried it with the instructions I put up that I found on the Vista forums and I get a DLL error on startup and it won't go any further. Will keep having a tinker to see if I can get it going.
Ahh Red Alert….soooo many hours spent playing that game. Really did enjoy that during my time at university. :)

Thumbs up to EA for making it free :)
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Well, I just tried it with the instructions I put up that I found on the Vista forums and I get a DLL error on startup and it won't go any further. Will keep having a tinker to see if I can get it going.

I found this out yesterday, keep getting error, so gave up. Running Vista 64bit. Hopefully you'll get it to work :)