Command Conquer And Generals For Mac

 

Command and Conquer Generals is a very popular real-time strategy game, it is one of the oldest but well-liked game released back in 2003.

This game is little old so it’s probable that have some issues with Windows 10. There are many Windows 10 users who are suffering from different types of issues and errors while playing the Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour on their Windows 10 system.

So, today we will discuss the issues and their possible solutions. But before trying the solution, have a look at the system requirements. If you do not meet with the minimum requirement of the game then you may face the errors.

Command & Conquer: Generals is a real-time strategy video game and the seventh installment in the Command & Conquer series. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS in 2003 and 2004. The Windows version of Generals was developed by EA Pacific and published by EA Games, the Mac OS X version was developed and published by Aspyr Media. Command & Conquer and Red Alert are both remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members. Includes all 3 expansions, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus footage gallery, and over 7 hours of remastered music.

System Requirements for Playing Command and Conquer:

MINIMUM:

  • CPU: Pentium III or Athlon
  • CD-ROM: 8X Speed CD/DVD-ROM drive
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • HARDWARET&L: Yes
  • CPU SPEED: 800 MHz
  • VIDEO CARD: 32 MB AGP video card with Hardware T&L and DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
  • 3D: Yes
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (Windows 95 & NT not supported)
  • DIRECTX VERSION: 8.1 (included)
  • TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 32 MB
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 1.8 GB of free hard disk space PLUS space for save games and Windows swap file.

RECOMMENDED:

  • CPU: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
  • CD-ROM: 8X Speed CD-ROM drive
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • VIDEO CARD: 64 MB AGP video card with Hardware T&L and DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
  • TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 64 MB
  • 3D: Yes
  • CPU SPEED: 1.8 GHz
  • HARDWARE T&L: Yes
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DIRECTX VERSION: 8.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 2.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • PIXEL SHADER: 2.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 2 GB
  • DVD-ROM: Yes

Common Problems in Command and Conquer Generals:

  • Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour is unable to start
  • Showing message “Please login with administrator privileges and try again”
  • Command and Conquer Generals shows a black screen then exit
  • Command and Conquer Generals is launching
  • Command and Conquer Generals is throwing “you have encountered a serious error” message
  • Command and Conquer Generals gets minimized automatically

Now, coming to the main point of how to fix the above-discussed errors and play Command and Conquer Generals on Windows 10 flawlessly. To do this you have to apply the below-given solutions one by one and check for the game issue.

How to Fix Command and Conquer: Generals Issues in Windows 10

Solution 1: Try to Create a New Options.ini File

Try to modify one game file a little bit. Apply the below-given steps to do this:

Step 1: Go to C:UsersusernameDocumentsCommand and Conquer Generals Data folder

Step 2: Under this folder create a new text file with name options and paste the following into it:

AntiAliasing = 1

CampaignDifficulty = 0

DrawScrollAnchor =

FirewallBehavior = 1

FirewallNeedToRefresh = FALSE

FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0

GameSpyIPAddress = 10.0.0.2

Gamma = 50

IPAddress = 10.0.0.2

ConquerFor

IdealStaticGameLOD = Low

LanguageFilter = false

MoveScrollAnchor =

MusicVolume = 0

Resolution = 1024 768

Retaliation = yes

SFX3DVolume = 79

SFXVolume = 71

ScrollFactor = 16

SendDelay = no

StaticGameLOD = High

UseAlternateMouse = no

UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no

VoiceVolume = 70

Step 3: Save the file after changing the extension of this file from .txt to .ini, if you are unable to see the extension of a file then you have to enable file extensions for a known type of files.

Step 4: Once the new options.ini file created you can patch the game to version 1.04 if you want.

Step 5: Run the game and see if it works.

Solution 2: Check that your Windows 10 is Updated or not

Press the Windows Key + I to open up the Settings and then go to the Update & Security section.

Here, you will get the complete history related to your PC Update.

Click on the Check for updates button to check for any available update.

Windows will now check for updates and if any updates available then download them.

Once the updates get downloaded then they will be installed automatically when you reboot your PC.

After the completion of the update process check for the problem

Solution 3: Registry Tweak

Open the registry editor. To do this press the Windows Key + R and type regedit then press the Enter key.

After it, you have to navigate to the:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicessecdrv

From the right pane, you have to find secdrvDWORD and then double click on it to open its properties.

Now, you have to set its Value data to 2 and click on the OK to save all the modifications.

At last, exit from the Registry Editor and check for the issue.

Solution 4: Go with the Command Prompt

Open the command prompt with admin privilege by pressing the Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

After opening the command prompt you have to type the below-given command and press the Enter key.

sc config secdrv start= auto

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After running the command, try to run the Conquer on your PC.

Solution 5: Try to Run the Game in the Compatibility Mode

Steps to Run the Compatibility mode:

First, you have to find out the Command and Conquer Generals shortcut and then right-click on it then select the Properties from the menu.

Now navigate to the Compatibility tab and mark it Run this program in compatibility mode

Choose Windows XP from the list and check Run this program as an administrator.

Then click Apply and OK to save all the modifications.

After it, launch the Command and Conquer game again and check if the issue is still persisting.

Solution 6: Copy the Game Files

Navigate to the game’s installation folder and find out the game.dat file. Now, create a copy of the file in the same folder.

After it, erase the original game.dat file.

Change the name of the copied game.dat file to game.dat.

Again, find out the generals.exe and create a copy of this file. Erase the original and set the name of the copy file to generals.exe.

At last, try to play the game again.

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Solution 7: Buy Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection

If you have Command and Conquer Generals on a CD then your game might not work on Windows 10 because of some compatibility issues. To fix it, the only solution is to buy Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection or just purchase the digital version. The digital version doesn’t have any limitations and issues like the CD version.

There are lots of games that are not compatible with Windows 10, especially older games. But still, no official notification released by their developers that the game is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 10 or not. Though, if the entire trick fails to run this game then you can run Command and Conquer Generals on a virtual machine.

I hope these fixes helped in solving the Command and Conquer Generals issues. But if you are still facing issues while playing then try running Game Booster this will not only enhance the gaming performance but also improves low FPS.

It optimizes the responsive gameplay and boots the performance of your PC.

Conclusion

Sometime game error might appear because of an internal error present inside the registry, DLL, system files and others. So, to get rid of such types of situation you can use a professionally designed PC Repair Tool.

This tool will scan your entire PC and fix all types of errors and issues automatically and you can play your game with ease.

Hope this article helped you in solving your command and Conquer Generals issues.

Jack Adision

Always up to help others for their PC related issues, Jack loves to write on subjects such as Windows 10, Xbox, and numerous technical things. In his free time, he loves to play with his dog “Bruno” and hang out with his friends.

Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour
Developer(s)EA Los Angeles
Publisher(s)EA Games(Windows)
Aspyr Media(Mac OS X)
Director(s)John Salwitz
Designer(s)Nathan Levites[1]
Programmer(s)Jeffrey Lee Brown
Artist(s)José Albanil
Eric Kearns
Composer(s)Bill Brown
Mikael Sandgren
SeriesCommand & Conquer
EngineSAGE
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
September 22, 2003
Mac OS X
February 2005
Mac OS X re-release
March 12, 2015
Genre(s)Real-time strategy
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Command and Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour is the expansion pack for the 2003 video game Command & Conquer: Generals. Zero Hour added several new abilities and units to each side, and a new mode of play called Generals' Challenge, along with a lot more changes, new features and bug/glitch fixes.

Background[edit]

Zero Hour contains 3 new campaigns of five missions each, one for each side, with their chronological order being USA first, Global Liberation Army (GLA) second, and China last. Unlike the previous campaigns, which were noted by Command and Conquer fans for not having full motion video cinematic sequences during mission briefing, the Zero Hour campaigns return to that Command and Conquer tradition, each showing a live-action video of a news reporter of the respective side giving details about the situation and instructions for what to do behind the current mission. The plot behind the Zero Hour campaigns picks up where it left off at the end of the previous campaigns.

Plot[edit]

USA[edit]

The beginning of the US campaign relates to the GLA's success in the previous game. The GLA uses the Baikonur Cosmodrome to fire a toxin warhead at a US naval base in Northern Europe, prompting the US to respond before another missile can be fired. A Chinese assault on the base had previously failed, so the US uses the powerful Chinese arsenal to overrun and destroy the missile silo using a B-2 Bomber. The US then tasks itself with watching over the relief effort by the United Nations in Mogadishu, however GLA incursions make the relief mission difficult. A US carrier group in the region provides aerial cover as US forces storm a secret GLA base, unintentionally discovering documents relating to 'Dr. Thrax', a GLA General and scientist who plans to develop Anthrax Gamma Toxins. The US discovers from the documents that Dr. Thrax has a secret lab at Mount Elbrus, and so sends a team led by Colonel Burton to destroy it and liberate prisoners of war along the way, while the Chinese operative, 'Black Lotus' gathers intelligence from across the river dividing the region. The US then leads a successful invasion on Iranian oil fields funding the toxin program, but it is soon learnt that Dr. Thrax has already developed the agent and plans to fire missiles loaded with the toxin at major US cities. A US led assault on Dr. Thrax's complex, supported by disillusioned GLA separatists, allows the US to capture the missile sites before they can be launched. It is also implied that Dr. Thrax was killed in the assault.

GLA[edit]

The start of the GLA campaign begins with Dr. Thrax's second in command (it is implied that the player acts as this person) being pursued by the Americans through an unknown city in the Middle East. Despite intense Tomahawk bombardment by the Americans, the General manages to evade the American pursuers and escapes from the area in a plane. With the whereabouts of Dr. Thrax still unknown, the GLA command is in complete disarray resulting in several splinter cells being formed to seize power. One such General, Prince Kassad uses stealth technology to which is vital to the GLA's war effort. Having abandoned the GLA cause, the loyalists in turn attack Kassad's base in Egypt, acquiring the stealth technology and killing Kassad in the process. Now equipped with the new technology, the GLA launches a series of covert operations in the Mediterranean, aimed at destroying the US fleet based there, including the USS Ronald Reagan, a powerful super carrier. The GLA remarkably achieves this feat by using a captured Particle Cannon to sink the carrier. Shaken by the decisive victory, rumors begin to spread that the US is unwilling to continue its war against the GLA and will begin pulling troops from its bases in Europe. The GLA seize this chance and land commandos on the US West Coast to steal toxins and US Army equipment from inside America. Jarmen Kell leads the attack, and ultimately succeeds in forcing the bulk of US forces be withdrawn from Europe to defend the homeland. The GLA, once again seizing the chance of a weaker American presence in Europe, launches an assault on US Central Command Base in Stuttgart, capturing Chinese and US bases and using the stolen hardware in the attack. The assault succeeds, and ushers in the period of GLA control over Europe.

China[edit]

Angered and embarrassed by the GLA's use of Chinese weaponry in taking Europe, the Chinese respond by deploying nuclear weapons against the terrorists. Survivors of the nuclear attack at Stuttgart prompt the Chinese to remove the GLA threat and liberate Europe in the process. But as the Chinese mobilise in Europe, a massive GLA assault against a nuclear reactor complex near Yencheng almost results in another GLA incursion inside China's borders. Though the reactor's defences were considerably crippled, the attack is ultimately thwarted and the Chinese successfully secured their borders once more. Determined to eradicate the GLA in Europe, the Chinese begin the counter-offensive in Germany, but international opinion of the Chinese will determine how well they will be received, so restraint is placed upon the Chinese to not deploy their nuclear weapons here. The city of Coburg is heavily defended by the GLA, but the Chinese resolve manages to push back the defenders, ultimately wiping out the GLA in the region, as well as allowing European opinion towards the Chinese to skyrocket. After taking serious losses to the Chinese, the GLA begins a mass withdrawal from Europe, but part of the route will pass a PLA base in Halberstadt, which is outfitted to intercept the retreating forces. Having lost almost all of its forces present in Europe, the GLA has but one last stronghold based in Hamburg. The Americans manage to rally enough forces to attack the base, but the GLA ambushes the American base, capturing it and using the US hardware to put a halt to the Chinese juggernaut. The Chinese manage to acquire US technology themselves, and push towards the heavily fortified GLA base. After heavy fighting, resulting in massive casualties on both sides, the Chinese emerge victorious and takes its place as the world's sole superpower. Meanwhile, it is implied that after the war, America, severely weakened by the war and upstaged by China, adopts a policy of isolationism.

Gameplay[edit]

In addition to the three factions from the vanilla game, three playable generals have been added to each faction, each with his or her strengths and weaknesses, as well as unique units and/or modifications to the standard arsenal.

Generals' Challenge[edit]

In this mode, the player takes on the identity of one of the nine generals and battles other generals one by one, ultimately confronting a powerful boss general who utilizes technology from all three factions. This game mode is a median between the campaign and skirmish game modes, as in a general challenge the game starts unevenly with your enemy base already built, however, there are no other objectives rather than destroying all of the opponent's buildings to win.

Online play[edit]

Custom games can have up to eight players playing in one online game. Players can also set-up LAN games, with the number of players allowed depending on the speed of the host's Internet connection (modem, router, etc.)

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings84%[2]
Metacritic83/100[3]

The editors of Computer Gaming World nominated Zero Hour for their 2003 'Expansion Pack of the Year' award, which ultimately went to Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^Levites, Nathan. 'EA Competitions'. EA Games. EA Games.
  2. ^'Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour for PC'. GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  3. ^'Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour for PC Reviews'. Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  4. ^Editors of CGW (March 2004). 'Computer Gaming World's 2003 Games of the Year'. Computer Gaming World (236): 57–60, 62–69.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

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