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#1 XXXBattlemeitser

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:34 AM

 i havent fiddled with zero hour since 2014, so im.. more then a LITTLE rusty T_T

 

basically, i have the C&C Ultimate collection version on origin (my C&C:TFD DVD is gone), and even with the fixed launcher and the command line option to start the game  without Origin's mini-launcher, it still launches vanilla zero hour T_T

am i doing something wrong, or....

 

sorry for being a pain. dieing to try the new version, so....



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

 i havent fiddled with zero hour since 2014, so im.. more then a LITTLE rusty T_T

 

basically, i have the C&C Ultimate collection version on origin (my C&C:TFD DVD is gone), and even with the fixed launcher and the command line option to start the game  without Origin's mini-launcher, it still launches vanilla zero hour T_T

am i doing something wrong, or....

 

sorry for being a pain. dieing to try the new version, so....

Read the comments by Iron_Alpha10 and see how he got it fixed. http://www.moddb.com...page/8#comments



#3 Teteros

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:14 PM

First of all, please make sure you can see full file extensions in your operating system.
 
Change the .ctr extension of the following extracted contra files to .big like so:
!Contra009Beta.big
!Contra009BetaEN.big
!Contra009BetaMNew.big
!Contra009BetaVLoc.big
 
...or whichever files suit you. If you'd like the russian language version get !Contra009BetaRU.ctr
Default zero hour music? Use !Contra009BetaMStandard.ctr instead of !Contra009BetaMNew.ctr, and so on...
(after renaming extension from .ctr to .big)

Navigate to game data directory in documents:
(WIN+R and type => %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Command and Conquer Zero Hour Data )
create a file called options.ini and populate it with the following:
Spoiler
 
set your resolution, tunngle IP, settings, volume and whatever else and save it.
if all else fails, try starting generals.exe as admin and/or with DPI scaling off in its properties.
 
Serious errors:
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#4 Segfault

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 03:39 AM

I did a manual install for my version of C&C from OS X's app store and it works great except for missing text. The solution for Contra 008 is extracting generals.csf from the ContraEN.big file and placing it in /Data/English/ however I don't have a working .big extractor for OS X, can someone with a Windows machine do me a favor? 



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:03 PM

Here's the generals CSF file:

 

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing



#6 predator_bg

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 06:36 PM

Did you rename !Contra009BetaEN.ctr to !Contra009BetaEN.big when installing manually? What language is your game?

 

I have an idea for a possible solution. First, move !Contra009BetaEN.big out of your Zero Hour folder. Second, you must take the generals.csf and paste it inside the Data\*your game language* folder.

 

Here's how the English language .big looks like. It contains directories for all Generals localizations.

enen.jpg


Edited by predator_bg, 18 December 2015 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:58 AM

I can only get a manual install working, because I couldn't get the launcher to work properly. While the launcher technically works, it kept saying it couldn't find the files.


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