So this is an old thread I made back on the old forums, which is essentially designed to be a one- stop thread for common problems. I will continue to update this as solutions to new problems pop up:
Ok. i am building this thread here as a point of reference to anyone who has an issue that has been dealt with by the volunteers who dedicate time in this board to help others out. If you have anything to add, just ask me, and i will add it. I will also add new solutions on here more regularly
Also note that in some tech support answers, there are solutions for 64 bit Operating Systems. This is no indicator that EA supports 64 bit Operating Systems in their game, it just means someone else has encountered this problem in the past and has found a solution on their own
1.12 keyboard bug
splash screen loading issuesOriginally Posted by apt.pupil
here is a video tutorial on removing the splash screenOriginally Posted by apt.pupil
I have installed Red Alert 3, but i can not locate my registry key
UPDATE: i have now done a youtube video:Originally Posted by apt.pupil
Connectivity and internet issues
how to reset the network IP address shown in the game’s network settingsOriginally Posted by apt.pupil
Go into the Red Alert 3 folder.
- Hold the windows key on your keyboard and press the r button.
- In the run dialog box, type %APPDATA% and press enter.
- This works for both – XP and Vista.
When in that folder you'll see the Options.ini file, open it.
GameSpyIPAddress = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (naturally there are other numbers)
To reset the routing for RA3 change these numbers to
Or simply remove the whole line.
Save and exit the file and online should work.
Mouse unresponsive or disappears during gameplay
solution: This appears to be related to your version of the .net framework being out of date. This is not an essential update, so it is not the first thing people think of to update, if at all.
how to check your version of .net framework:
- Press Windows Key + R
- Typeand press enterCode:regedit
- Open the following folders in the windows Registry Editor
- Internet Settings
- User Agent
- Post Platform
And tell me the bottom .NET version number. I will place an image of what it should look like:
Currently the latest version of the microsoft .net framework is 4.0. It is a free download, and you can grab it here.
If that fails, a second solution is to go into your mouse options in the game and disable the mouse trails. Your mouse may disappear if you enable mouse trails, because windows will try and put trails on the in- game cursor when that isnt possible.
Game performance slow/crashingOriginally Posted by stanash
Originally Posted by apt.pupil
Originally Posted by apt.pupilOriginally Posted by apt.pupil