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DOES THIS WORK ON WINDOWS 7??
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    SATANSBED posted on Oct 09, 2010 12:26:29 PM - Report post
     
    I have been trying to load Generals and Generals 0 Hour onto my new Windows 7 OS. Each time the game will not play. I also tried to load my C&C First Decade discs with no luck. Can anyone advise if/how to play these games on Windows 7?? Thanks
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    ThePrecursor posted on Oct 21, 2010 11:32:04 PM - Report post
     
    Yes It work on my Windows 7 (Build 7600) but you need to either run the TFD launcher an Administrator or manually run the game from the game directory as Administrator.

    To Run Game as Admin: Right click on the launcher icon or game icon and then property and then find the Compatibility and then locate the check box with "Run this program as the administrator" which show under the Privilege Level If you dont want it to run as admin just undo the guide I show you.



    Good Luck,
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    rsdash1981 posted on Dec 25, 2010 12:11:59 AM - Report post
     
    Steps to run game on Windows Vista / 7 32/64 bit

    1. Run the game... It will show the blue window (the one which appears when u start the game.) ... the game will abruptly end.
    2. Open Documents / My Documents folder... Search for Zero Hour Data Folder... Open it
    3. create an empty txt file, rename the txt file to options.ini
    4. Open the options.ini, copy and paste the below and save it..
    AntiAliasing = 3
    BuildingOcclusion = yes
    DrawScrollAnchor =
    DynamicLOD = no
    ExtraAnimations = yes
    GameSpyIPAddress = 5.208.86.221
    Gamma = 50
    IPAddress = 5.208.86.221
    IdealStaticGameLOD = High
    LanguageFilter = true
    MaxParticleCount = 5000
    MoveScrollAnchor =
    MusicVolume = 0
    Resolution = 1280 960
    Retaliation = yes
    SFX3DVolume = 29
    SFXVolume = 26
    ScrollFactor = 50
    SendDelay = no
    ShowSof****erEdge = yes
    ShowTrees = yes
    StaticGameLOD = High
    TextureReduction = 0
    UseAlternateMouse = no
    UseCloudMap = yes
    UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
    UseLightMap = yes
    UseShadowDecals = yes
    UseShadowVolumes = yes
    VoiceVolume = 38

    Note: Change resolution

    5. Right click on game shortcut on desktop, go to compatibility window and click on "Windows XP SP3" and Run as administrator and then click on apply.

    6. Now run the game from the shortcut.

    Voila...
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    ChaosX1987 posted on Apr 03, 2011 12:22:26 PM - Report post
     
    hey,

    Thought id get this old fun game out of my game drawer and go and play some good old rts as now they don't really exist anymore and well I tried everything the previous poster suggested and I got nothing except this error:
    "You have encountered a serious error. Serious errors can be causes by
    many things including viruses, overheated hardware and hardware that
    does not meet the minimum specifications for the game.Please visit
    etc..."

    So which makes me sad I really felt like playing it once again.
    obviously it not the hardware I set it to xp sp3 and administrator and added options.ini with the text also changed the resolution from bigger to smaller added it to exclusions as kaspersky gave a pop up if I wanted to allow the .exe and also some affinity in Task Manager so kinda out of ideas here, anyone got a light bulb hanging up there?

    Thanks
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    Weeman0000 posted on Feb 10, 2012 10:55:33 AM - Report post
     
    You also have to take read only off C:\Users\name\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data and make sure the account has full permition rights.

    Its a fault with W7 not allowing the game so store data, but if its still giving you an error reinstall, it could be all messed up from mods or a crack for another version of the game ect.
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