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C&C generals Game.dat not responding/Directx8.1 higher ; msg. FIX

Discussion in 'Games' started by MCRfan020100, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. MCRfan020100

    MCRfan020100 Thread Starter

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    Ok, if you're having problems with c&c Generals; saying: Game.dat not responding. AND generals saying "Make sure you have Directx 8.1 or higher" messages. OR BOTH. I HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU.

    Game.dat:

    if you use Win 7/Vista:

    Install the game as usual, download and install the latest patch.
    Then navigate to your user data directory:

    C:\Users\XXXX\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Data
    or
    C:\Users\XXXX\Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data

    and inside these folders, you should create a txt file called "options.ini".
    Add the following commands:

    BuildingOcclusion = yes
    DynamicLOD = yes
    ExtraAnimations = yes
    FirewallBehavior = 9
    FirewallNeedToRefresh = FALSE
    FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0
    GameSpyIPAddress = 0.0.0.0
    Gamma = 50
    HeatEffects = yes
    IPAddress = 0.0.0.0
    IdealStaticGameLOD = Low
    LanguageFilter = false
    MaxParticleCount = 5000
    MusicVolume = 49
    Resolution = 1680 1050
    Retaliation = yes
    SFX3DVolume = 64
    SFXVolume = 57
    ScrollFactor = 80
    SendDelay = yes
    ShowSoftWaterEdge = yes
    ShowTrees = yes
    StaticGameLOD = Custom
    TextureReduction = 0
    UseAlternateMouse = yes
    UseCloudMap = yes
    UseDoubleClickAttackMove = yes
    UseLightMap = yes
    UseShadowDecals = yes
    UseShadowVolumes = yes
    VoiceVolume = 70

    To create this file (for all those who don't know) Right click desktop>New> open up Notepad ; and simply copy and paste the information above into the file. Then save the notepad file's name as "options.ini" (without the quotations) & save as type should be all files. Start up your game and enjoy! I'm not sure if compatibility mode effects anything, but I ran it without any of that nonsense (no admin privileges either).
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Directx 8.1 or higher error (even tho u have Directx11):

    NOTE: (IF U HAVE BOTH OF THESE ERRORS POPPING UP THEN DO THE GAME.DAT SOLUTION FIRST THEN RUN C&C. THEN YOU WILL GET THE DIRECTX OR HIGHER MESSAGE. THEN DO THIS PART.)

    Now For this problem ; delete the .options.ini files in both c&c folders. NO QUESTIONS JUST DO IT

    It worked for me :p also if ur still having problems tell me in the comments below :DD.


    PS: For those who rly dont know what to do (if u have both problems) :

    Do solution no.1 (Game.dat not responding) THEN RUN C&C
    After...
    Do Solution no.2 (DIRECTX 8.1 OR ABOVE) THEN RUN C&C

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Intel_Xtreme

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    This should be a sticky.
     
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Rob Moderator

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    We cannot make stickies for every game that someone posts a "possible" solution for, it can be searched in the forums and that is sufficient.
     
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