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    Default Red Alert - Unplayable Scroll Rate in Win XP

    Hey,

    After years away from the game I just downloaded the original Red Alert when they made if freeware over the weekend. Everything went fine with the install (Windows XP), but when I tried to play it the scroll rate was insane. I have it set on the lowest scroll setting and it zips across the screen wildly as I try to scroll. I have tried to do a little digging on my own and I have found very little in the way of useful information about this problem. Are there any solid fixes for this yet or is this an issue that remains unsolved for the time being? I will continue to play with the .ini file and see what I can come up with on my own, but any suggestions or help would certainly be helpful to say the least.

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    Hi DJRaiy,
    Go to your RA1 directory, run rasetup.exe and enable Back Buffer in Video Memory.
    If that doesn't work or makes the game stutter, try CPU Grabber instead:
    http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/...s.html#cpugrab

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    Thank you very much for the suggestions Chickendippers. Enabling Back Buffer in Video Memory did not seem to help the problem at all. I tried the cpu grabber and had it up to 85% without any affect on the scroll rate. I don't really want to try putting it much above that for any long term period of time because it is probably pretty hard on my cpu. Are there any other possible things to try that might fix the problem?

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    My apologies. On restart Back Buffer Video Memory did mostly fix the problem. It is a bit choppy but I can deal with that. Thanks for all of your help.

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    The point of CPU Grabber is to make sure your CPU works at 100%. This isn't in any way hurtful to your computer. It's designed meant to work at 100%.

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    Hi guys,

    I remember when i first got windows XP probably would have been about 2007 or so but i tried to download and install Red Alert 1 onto my computer but kept getting error messages.

    Is this game ok to be played on windows XP or will there be problems as the operating system was out long after the game itself?

    Thanks

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    Hi nathan,
    It works perfectly if you follow our guide: http://www.cncworld.org/index.php?pa...utorials/index

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    where can i download the red alert freeware?!

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    The links are in the guide.

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    That's why I didn't bother responding; too lazy to read then doesn't deserve my time.

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