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[Red Alert 3] Unable to Launch Red Alert 3 with Bibber's Fixed Launcher and CnCOnline


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#1 GalaxyLeviathan

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

I HAVE READ THE HOW-TO THREAD

I am running origin the ultimate collection on a windows 8  pc. 12 gb RAM, 2 tb HDD, 3.4 hgz,

 

I cannot run bibber's launcher with cnc online. The launcher works perfectly fine without cnconline, I have tried hooking and unhooking red alert 3 several times and have even reinstalled everything including origin. I am also running as administrator. The game does not start through the cnconline luancher and all i get is an error: "Unable to launch Red Alert 3".

 

please help me! Thanks



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

Please could you post your error log.

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#3 Cooper_Atlas

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:27 PM   Best Answer

I am having this exact same issue. Hopefully I can expand on the issue some more.. The OP is slightly vague. Also, after typing all this up, I found a solution. :) So hopefully this will help everyone else down the road.

 

The highlights:

* I have TUC on Origin.

* I have the fixed custom launchers. (what a godsend, btw)

* I can launch the custom launcher WITHOUT C&C Online no issue (no hooking) and am able to select the mod (Upheavel in this case) and it loads just fine. This is accomplished using a shortcut to the RA3.exe file and appending the " - ui" to the end of the Target.

* I can launch the standard launcher WITH C&C Online (with hooking) with no issue and can play online just fine. This is running the RA3.exe directly. No shortcut, no " -ui" appended or anything. Plain jane vanilla RA3.

 

 

The issue is that I can't use the custom launcher with C&C Online (with hooking) to play the mod online. I just get the same error message above "Unable to launch Red Alert 3". So I can play online as vanilla, or I can play offline with the mod, but not online with the mod. :)

 

After checking the error log as described in the sticky mentioned above by ToxicShock, it had the following in it:

 

----- C&C:Online Launcher Start -----
Game: Red Alert 3
Red Alert 3 Install Path: E:\Origin Games\Command and Conquer Red Alert 3\Red Alert 3\
ERROR: CreateProcess() failed to start E:\Origin Games\Command and Conquer Red Alert 3\Red Alert 3\RA3.exe. Error: The requested operation requires elevation.
 
 
ERROR: Unable to launch Red Alert 3
 
Well it says "The requested operation requires elevation." SO! What I did was I ran the SHORTCUT with the " -ui" appended as administrator WITH HOOKING ENABLED in the C&C Online launcher. Sure enough, once I do that, the C&C Online launcher pops up, I click Red Alert 3 and it loads the customer launcher version for me where I select the mod, as if I was running the shortcut without hooking and not as administrator. I am then able to log in to the "GameSpy" servers as if I was running vanilla RA3.
 
Hope this helps everyone else.
 
 
EDIT:
To avoid having to right click and "run as administrator" every time you want to use your shortcut for this, you can go to the Properties of the shortcut (Right Click -> Properties) then clicked "Advanced..." from the Shortcut tab (should be loaded by default) then just check the "Run as administrator" box. Then apply and hit ok and voila.

Edited by Cooper_Atlas, 26 March 2015 - 03:48 PM.


#4 GalaxyLeviathan

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 01:59 AM

Apologizes for not posting the error log, here it is.

 
----- C&C:Online Launcher Start -----
Game: Red Alert 3
Red Alert 3 Install Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Command and Conquer Red Alert 3\Red Alert 3\
ERROR: CreateProcess() failed to start C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Command and Conquer Red Alert 3\Red Alert 3\RA3.exe. Error: The requested operation requires elevation.
 
 
ERROR: Unable to launch Red Alert 3


#5 GalaxyLeviathan

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:08 AM

Thank you Cooper_Atlas ur a life saver.






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