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#1 Medium Tank

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hi there,


I'm having lots of trouble getting the D-Day mod to run, even though I followed all the instructions in the Readme file. When I run RunAres.bat as administrator, the command prompt appears for a second then closes. I tried running it through gamemd.exe, and while the game loaded, most of the graphics were unchanged from Yuri's Revenge, and many things were missing.


Here are the steps I took to install:


  • I used a legal copy of the Yuri's Revenge (It was installed from a retail version of The First Decade)

  • Made sure Yuri's Revenge was patched to V1.001 (I tried installing the patch but it crashed. After running the game, I noticed it was already updated to that version)

  • Dragged the contents of dday V3.7.7z and the 0.3RC1 folder into the Red alert/ Yuri's Revenge directory

  • Downloaded and installed the Visual C++ 2010 runtime files from here

  • Set the compatibility modes for gamemd.exe, RA2MD.exe, RunAres.bat, Syringe.exe and YURI.exe to Windows 98/Me (I later tried Windows XP Service Pack 3 with no luck)


I don't think I missed anything out. I have no idea what I did or did not do to prevent the game from running. I even tried installing D-Day V3.6.7 with the same results. I hadn't installed any other mods to Red Alert 2 - this was the first.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this mod looks fantastic.



Edited by Medium Tank, 15 July 2013 - 04:45 PM.

#2 Graion Dilach

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Please upload your syringe.log file that appears in your game folder.


Also, I'd check this page as well. http://ares-develope...ternet-security

Edited by Graion Dilach, 15 July 2013 - 05:58 PM.


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#3 Medium Tank

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Here is my Syringe.log file: http://www.mediafire...7fq/syringe.log


I seem to have got it working... I just ran RunAres.bat normally, instead of as administrator. Thanks anyway :)

Edited by Medium Tank, 15 July 2013 - 07:58 PM.

#4 Mig Eater

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:50 AM

I'm glad you got it working & thanks for a thorough bug report, I wish everyone would post like that.

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