GameSpy has a Ladder now and claims to be the fastest server.. check it out and dont forget to try the Red Alert skins and sound scheme

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If you have router trouble on GameSpy try http://www.gamespyarcade.com/helpers/workshop/routers/ and http://www.gamespyarcade.com/helpers/workshop/portmagic/

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Download Red Alert (8.18mb) If the link is down try here Mirror download. No patch or cd required! This is already patched to 3.03 Unzip the file to C drive. Read the directions inside the folder and you won't have any problems. This is very simple to install, but since there are alot of pc noobz out there I had to write a big explanation. Works for win 98 and win xp for sure. If your screen resolution is too small, try clicking rasetup in your ra folder and check the other resolution.

Download KeyBoard Express v2.7b (580kb) It allows you to issue just about any series of keystrokes to your windows applications with the touch of a key. Click KEY UP/DN to make CTRL, ALT, SHIFT hold down or release. I use this code for ALT+1... <CTRLD><F9><CTRLU><F10>E<SHFD>1<SHFU><CTLD>1<CTLU><F9> This code bookmarks screen, goes to war factory bookmark, selects all, shifts tanks into team1 and goes back to previous screen. All that happens in a blink! This program starts in hiding so you must open it and CTRL + right click to activate. Go to Options click "place in system tray" then click Program Activation key, System Tray icon only. IF you don't do this then you will get poped out during game if you press CTRL + right click. Go here for a further explaination.

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Three GameSpy Red Alert 1 skins Use Winzip to Unzip the folder to your GameSpy Skins folder (C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Skins). Make sure you don't have a subfolder inside. After you unzip, type "/skin Name of the Skin" in the lobby to change skins.

GameSpy Red Alert 1 sound scheme Link fixed jan.10,05 has a few Mplayer sounds added! (1.26mb) Unzip to GameSpy Sounds folder (Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Sounds). Open GameSpy and press Ctrl + P, click Sounds and make sure Red Alert is selected under Sound Scheme. To program GameSpy to make a sound when someone types your nickname, click Chat and then click Priority word list, this will make the sound "Wake Up!" from Mplayer. Make sure that none of the Sounds are selected as "Mute" ... "chat message arrived" is usually a "Muted Event" by default. This sound scheme was last updated on 8/02/02.

Download Services.zip and unzip to "C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Services\". This will change the Planet CnC icon and URL to a Cases ladder icon and URL, planeturl to http://www.igl.net/mred/, max # to 777, min # to 1, Game Info URL to the RA message board and make gamespy log onto the Red Alert chat room. These files are read only so that gamespy cannot change the icon or urls back to the original.

You can launch GameSpy and automatically log onto the RA lobby by pasting this URL in your browser http://www.gamespyarcade.com/features/launch.asp?svcname=redalert Make a shortcut to this web page on your desktop. Right click the shortcut and select properties then click change icon and type the full file name of aphex.exe (C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Aphex.exe).

GameSpy Chat Commands

  1. Type the first letter of a players nickname that is in the lobby and press Tab.
  2. Type /me and then your message.
  3. Press the UP and DOWN arrow keys to scroll the last words you typed in chat.
  4. Type /gscmd usr_profile to get your GSA ID #.

Download v3.03e patch
Unzip the patch to your RA folder (C:\WESTWOOD\REDALERT\). Go to the folder and click "Ra95.exe", you will be prompted to install C:\Westwood\internet. Login GameSpy, press CTRL+P, Games, Select "Red Alert" under "My Games", change the program location (C:\WESTWOOD\REDALERT\RA95.EXE).
Host a game, Launch, it should launch RA and you should see "4player internet" in the bottom right corner. Click "Multiplayer game" then "Network" and wait for the players to appear.
Go here for further help

Download Patchfix (32kb) and patch the RA95.DAT, not RA95.EXE, then you can play maps without [digest] (P4) and see clan channels. Clan Channels screenshot. Gameroom screenshot.

Download Red-Alert_Manager_0.98   to install RA to your hard drive so you can play without the CD, speed up RA gameplay and load RA without the intro. (you have to click "RA Options" to disable the intro) This program comes with the 3.03 patch and 1.08 patch. Click here to learn more.

  1. Check "Install RA from CD" Note: If you play at WW you must make a new folder to install. Example: C:\WESTWOOD\PATCH
  2. Check the patch you need
  3. Install WOL API if you don't have it Note: It will say "WOL API has been detected" if you have it installed already
  4. Check Apply 4Player fix
  5. Check "Remove CD protection" so you can play without the CD
  6. Click Apply

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To play at WW (Westwood) and GS (GameSpy) you need 2 RA's installed. 1 for WW and 1 for GS, because they use different versions to play. If you don't want to play at WW then you only need 1 RA.
Create a new folder (C:\Westwood\RA v3.03e) .. Install RA to the new folder. To do this click "My Computer" right click the drive your RA CD is in and select "explore" click "setup95" click "install" make sure you install RA to the new folder for the GameSpy version, you do not need to install Wchat for this version.
RA Patch installation.

Download the CCRA1 Editor  to put structures, units and infantry on a map. Unzip the file to your RA directory and run "c&c-raed.exe". Select the drive your RA CD is located. Press F11 to open the c&c-raed.doc to learn all the commands. Download The Red Alert Single Player Mission Creation Guide

Download Westwood Bot v2.2 VB6 is needed for this program to work Download VB6 You can use Westwood bot to play custom maps in tournament channels. Click Force and type the exact name of the Scenario you want to use. Set Notify to Active when you are not watching your channel, the Bot will make a sound when someone types something in the next line of chat. If you have a problem with the idle machine then Find msstdfmt.dll, Cut msstdfmt.dll, Go to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM, Paste msstdfmt.dll, Drag & Drop msstdfmt.dll onto Regsvr32.

Internet Tips

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  2. To view a page in a new window right click the hyperlink and select "Open in New window"
  3. Right click on a webpage and select "View Source" to view the HTML codes.
  4. Hold your right mouse button down and drag it over some text then hold down Ctrl and press C (Ctrl+C) to copy then Ctrl+V to paste. Right click a link and then click "copy shortcut" to copy the URL.
  5. Use the Back button to go back to the page you were previously looking at.