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Best Answer ViperMkVII, 12 November 2016 - 04:46 PM

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?
 

You can hook Red Alert 3 with C&C:Online, so when you are going to start the game through the command center, a C&C:Online window will automatically appear.

Alternatively, you can start your mod first, then open your C&C:Online launcher (preferably with admin privileges), and click "Red Alert 3" button.

You can also create a shortcut to cnconline.exe (it's located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Revora\CNCOnline), append " -ui" to the "Target" field of shortcut properties, then you start C&C:Online using this shortcut, the " -ui" argument will be automatically passed to RA3 when you start the game, so you will be able to open Command Center with C&C:Online.

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#1 ChocolateOne

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 10:47 AM

I have read multiple times that it is possible to play the game with mods through the launcher.
I know I have to start the game through the command center and chose the mod in the 'Game Browser'-thingy.
But how do I do this process with the C&C Online launcher? I am trying to get the hang of it but with no luck.

Thanks for any help.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 12:39 PM

If you're using bibber's mod launcher, this post tells you how to launch online; How to run the Christmas Madness Mod. Maybe you could adopt that as required.

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Posted 12 November 2016 - 01:12 PM

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?
 



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 04:46 PM   Best Answer

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?
 

You can hook Red Alert 3 with C&C:Online, so when you are going to start the game through the command center, a C&C:Online window will automatically appear.

Alternatively, you can start your mod first, then open your C&C:Online launcher (preferably with admin privileges), and click "Red Alert 3" button.

You can also create a shortcut to cnconline.exe (it's located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Revora\CNCOnline), append " -ui" to the "Target" field of shortcut properties, then you start C&C:Online using this shortcut, the " -ui" argument will be automatically passed to RA3 when you start the game, so you will be able to open Command Center with C&C:Online.


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 05:23 PM

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?



Damn, you're right. Bibber does make quite of lot of stuff for RA3, just not that. Do what he says ^ :p

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 03:40 PM

Thanks worked!



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:09 AM

sorry to "revive" this thread but im having issues launching mods with C&C Online, playing the games as-is works fine, even the online functionality, for the record i have tried the solutions listed on this site such as running Compatibility Mode and even uninstalling Windows Update KB3086255, ive also tried making shortcuts of both the game EXE files and even C&C Online to use the "-ui" command line parameter

 

but when i try to make say, RA3 start in the Control Center mode (cant find out how to make an actual shortcut to control center, google isnt being any help) so that i can launch mods like RA3 Retarded Red Cocaine or RA3 Upheaval, i get a CA Public Key Patching Routine Failed error in the cased of Red Cocaine, Upheaval on the other hand actually works, except then it gives me the Cannot Reach Backend Server error when i try to connect to Online in-game aned it APPEARS to be trying to connect to the old Gamespy servers for some reason

ive tried everything ive found on this forum relating to this kind of issue and i cant figure out what im doing wrong

ive never tried to run mods since starting to use C&C Online so im sure theres something im doing wrong, i just dont know what

i wanted to try to get this working so i could play these 2 mods with a good friend, but if i cant get it working i cant really advise her on how to get it running, any help would be appreciated


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

sorry to "revive" this thread but im having issues launching mods with C&C Online, playing the games as-is works fine, even the online functionality, for the record i have tried the solutions listed on this site such as running Compatibility Mode and even uninstalling Windows Update KB3086255, ive also tried making shortcuts of both the game EXE files and even C&C Online to use the "-ui" command line parameter

 

but when i try to make say, RA3 start in the Control Center mode (cant find out how to make an actual shortcut to control center, google isnt being any help) so that i can launch mods like RA3 Retarded Red Cocaine or RA3 Upheaval, i get a CA Public Key Patching Routine Failed error in the cased of Red Cocaine, Upheaval on the other hand actually works, except then it gives me the Cannot Reach Backend Server error when i try to connect to Online in-game aned it APPEARS to be trying to connect to the old Gamespy servers for some reason

ive tried everything ive found on this forum relating to this kind of issue and i cant figure out what im doing wrong

ive never tried to run mods since starting to use C&C Online so im sure theres something im doing wrong, i just dont know what

i wanted to try to get this working so i could play these 2 mods with a good friend, but if i cant get it working i cant really advise her on how to get it running, any help would be appreciated

Hi, can you tell me which version of RA3 are you using? (Origin, Origin The Ultimate Collection, Steam, Disc)


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:58 PM

Origin via The Ultimate Collection



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

Origin via The Ultimate Collection

Did you install the Fixed Game Launchers? You can't run mods with Ultimate Collection without these fixed files.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:09 AM

yes i did that too



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:02 PM

Then, try to hook Red Alert 3 with your C&C:Online launcher.
Start your mod normally, a C&C:Online launcher will appear automatically, you need to click Red Alert 3 button on the C&C:Online launcher.
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Posted 26 January 2017 - 10:58 PM

 

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?



Damn, you're right. Bibber does make quite of lot of stuff for RA3, just not that. Do what he says ^ :p

 

 

Hmm? What did you mean?


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:01 AM

ive tried hooking the game too, even with that done it still gives me the same problems that i detailed about each specific mod in my first post

but thats why its baffling me so much, as far as i can tell ive done everything the way its supposed to be done, yet clearly something isnt right because the mods arent functioning properly or even at all



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:04 AM

ive tried hooking the game too, even with that done it still gives me the same problems that i detailed about each specific mod in my first post

but thats why its baffling me so much, as far as i can tell ive done everything the way its supposed to be done, yet clearly something isnt right because the mods arent functioning properly or even at all

Hmmm... Just to be sure, I guess your steps are the following right?
1. You started origin
2. You launched control center
3. Since the game is hooked, you see a C&C:Online launcher instead of control center
4. You start the real control center by using C&C:Online launcher
5. You started your mod through control center
6. You get a CA public key error from launcher
7. The game has been started, but you cannot log in
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 05:13 AM

partially correct, the one that gives the CA Public Key error wont even let the mod launch PERIOD..it just resets me back to the Control Center, its the OTHER mod which launches fine but wont let me login to C&C Online because for some reason it makes the game want to connect to the defunct Gamespy servers

RA3 Retarded Red Cocaine is the mod that gives the Public Key error, RA3 Uprising (the original by Bibber, available on his website) is the one that launches but then tries to connect to the old Gamespy servers INSTEAD of C&C Online

but other than that, yes, those are the steps followed

i even tried a fresh reinstall of Origin, C&C Online and finally RA3 followed by Bibber's Fixed Launchers, and the problems still persisted

ill go follow the steps again just to make sure i didnt do a step out of order for sake of troubleshooting and being certain, but ill have to wait and do that tomorrow morning as ive got limited hours to try and get some sleep before somethin important tomorrow



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

But that just applies to Kanes Wrath, doesn't it?



Damn, you're right. Bibber does make quite of lot of stuff for RA3, just not that. Do what he says ^ :p

 
Hmm? What did you mean?


I had assumed that you made a mod launcher for RA3 but, correct me if I'm wrong, you did not.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

I had assumed that you made a mod launcher for RA3 but, correct me if I'm wrong, you did not.


I made one for KW. ;)
TW and RA3 don't need any mod launcher as they can access mods via shortcut (-modConfig) or Game Browser (-ui) by default.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:32 PM

partially correct, the one that gives the CA Public Key error wont even let the mod launch PERIOD..it just resets me back to the Control Center, its the OTHER mod which launches fine but wont let me login to C&C Online because for some reason it makes the game want to connect to the defunct Gamespy servers

RA3 Retarded Red Cocaine is the mod that gives the Public Key error, RA3 Uprising (the original by Bibber, available on his website) is the one that launches but then tries to connect to the old Gamespy servers INSTEAD of C&C Online

but other than that, yes, those are the steps followed
i even tried a fresh reinstall of Origin, C&C Online and finally RA3 followed by Bibber's Fixed Launchers, and the problems still persisted

ill go follow the steps again just to make sure i didnt do a step out of order for sake of troubleshooting and being certain, but ill have to wait and do that tomorrow morning as ive got limited hours to try and get some sleep before somethin important tomorrow

Then... can you post your Error Log generated during these 2 situations?

See this thread: How to report issues


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 10:15 PM

partially correct, the one that gives the CA Public Key error wont even let the mod launch PERIOD..it just resets me back to the Control Center, its the OTHER mod which launches fine but wont let me login to C&C Online because for some reason it makes the game want to connect to the defunct Gamespy servers

RA3 Retarded Red Cocaine is the mod that gives the Public Key error, RA3 Uprising (the original by Bibber, available on his website) is the one that launches but then tries to connect to the old Gamespy servers INSTEAD of C&C Online

but other than that, yes, those are the steps followed

i even tried a fresh reinstall of Origin, C&C Online and finally RA3 followed by Bibber's Fixed Launchers, and the problems still persisted

ill go follow the steps again just to make sure i didnt do a step out of order for sake of troubleshooting and being certain, but ill have to wait and do that tomorrow morning as ive got limited hours to try and get some sleep before somethin important tomorrow

 

How are those mods installed? If they change the main game files or copy the whole RA3 installation instead of using the "proper" way EA envisioned (calling RA3.exe with -modConfig argument), the C&C:Online launcher will not work with them.


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