Hello, this is a little heads up if you are thinking about upgrading to windows 10 regarding the compatibility with commandos games, I have ran in to a few problems, and you will need to follow these workarounds to get the games working.
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
Error message saying (DirectX 5 not found)
For the GOG (and any other digital download sites) version go to the game directory where you installed BEL, then rename comandos.exe to something else i.e commandos.exe (with 2 m's instead of 1)
For the retail (CD) version you will need to follow this video tutorial: https://www.youtube....h?v=uORcQETJzEU
For the Steam version it should work out the box with the new update. If it doesn't however then you can follow this video tutorial: https://www.youtube....h?v=S8fOhilKGvs
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
The GOG and Steam, and other digital download versions should work fine.
For the retail (CD) version, follow this video tutorial:
Commandos 2: Men of Courage
Works fine. (Make sure you install the 1.2 international patch or a no cd exe if you are using the retail version of the game otherwise it won't start)
Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
The menu screen flickers, the sniper scope is the wrong colour, and it instantly crashes whenever you pick the sniper's sniper rifle, rendering any mission involving the sniper unplayable. The same happens if an enemy sniper tries to aim at you, the game instantly crashes. Making most of the game unplayable.
All the crashing and graphical problems can be fixed by running the game in windowed mode via a program called D3Dwindower, you can read more and instructions on how to do that here: https://www.gog.com/...ns_improvements
If you have a 1080p or higher resolution desktop i'd recommend using a widescreen mod for c3 along with this workaround as a 800x600 window will be rather small, You can get this from:
I recommend using the 1280x720 or 1280x800 option as anything higher seems to be glitchy.
Another solution to fix the game is by downloading the files from this site and then extracting them into your Commandos 3 directory, this will fix the game in full screen mode by fixing the flickering menus and all the crashing problems, however the graphical issue with the sniper scope will still remain. (thanks to herbert3000 for finding):
Commandos: Strike Force
If none of the methods above fixed the problem then theres a few more steps you can take:
Make sure DirectPlay is enabled, open Control Panel, go to "Programs and Features" then click on the "Turn windows features on or off". Tick the "DirectPlay" option under "Legacy Components".
Install the latest DirectX runtime (June 2010), download here and run the installer, and when prompted extract the files where you want. Next go into the extracted files and run the "DXsetup.exe", and install that. Now you can delete the folder if you want. Now after these 2 steps restart your pc.
Edited by robb, 21 February 2016 - 01:23 AM.