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I followed the steps given and they did work perfectly for me. However can someone please answer a question I have? How should I go about installing yuri′s revenge now that I have red alert 2 installed? Specifically, I want to know if all of the files for yuri′s revenge should be placed into the folder I have red alert in. Also, do the the image files in yuri′s revenge need mounted the same way the files in red alert 2 needed to be, or are there additional steps I need to follow before the game works? Please answer if you can and thank you a lot.

@Andy or anyone who can help. I have followed Andy′s steps perfectly, as far as I can tell, up to step five. I do not seem to have any IMG files, namely the soviet and allied files so I cannot mount them and am stuck. Please help me however you can.


Like Andy said. Download the RA2 ISO file from this page first (about 1.4GB). Then unzip the file inside.

Then go here: . Download the program.

The install the program above.

Go to the unzipped file, find Ra2 Allied.img and Ra2 Soviet.img.

Follow the rest of Andy′s instruction.

Note: I managed to play this game just fine. I even uninstall it sometimes, and install it again. Because the game too addictive. I can′t even focus on my homework. LOL!

To clarify the steps above the Multiplayer files are the files you will use to play the game. You only need to download the ISO files from this site in order to obtain the .mix files as mentioned above.

This quote below:

"Within the zip file, copy the two files aqrit.cfg and ddraw.dll into the directory where you installed Red Alert 2
Using a text editor, edit aqrit.cfg so that ForceDirectDrawEmulation = 1"

Refers to the Multiplayer version you installed NOT the ISO version from this site.

Again, when you mount the image files from the ISO version, copy the .mix files to the multiplayer version and make sure it′s the .exe files from the multiplayer version that you modify the compatibility options for.

I am using Windows 7, 64bit. I can get it to work without putting it into 95/XP mode. I don′t have any screen issues requiring additional tools (ddwrapper) either. The only issue i have is, there are no cutscenes.

I′ve downloaded a pirated version from another site, and it worked apart from the cutscenes. Been reading somewhere they only work with a CD, so i downloaded the ISO image from this site on here. Now, i can′t get it to install.

It prompts me to put in my administrator password for 3-4 times & nothing happens, even with 95/XP mode. Same thing happens with my original disks. So, my question is, does anyone else have cutscenes with the image from this site?

So I managed to get this working on Windows 10, after following Harv′s comment. It works perfectly!
Though, there were a few extra steps, so just in case it helps others, I thought I′d write up a clearer set of instructions

1. Download & install the Red Alert 2 Multiplayer file from here:

2. Download
Within the zip file, copy the two files aqrit.cfg and ddraw.dll into the directory where you installed Red Alert 2
Using a text editor, edit aqrit.cfg so that ForceDirectDrawEmulation = 1

3. Follow the instructions here to install a Windows 8/10 compatibility fix.

Basically (I′m just repeating what the website says):
a. Download files from here: - admin note: file available in the game extras of this page
b. Double click on the BAT file which is labelled "Double Click Me"
c. Copy and paste the files from the "Game Files" folder into the folder that you installed your game in.
d. On the file game.exe - Right click Properties Compatibility Settings
Reduced Color Settings = 16-bit
Run this program in Compatibility Mode = Windows 7
Run this program as administrator = Checked
Disable scaling on high DPI settings = Checked

4. At this stage, try running the game by double clicking game.exe
Note - Only game.exe worked for me, ra2.exe and Red Alert 2.exe seemed to freeze soon after running.
Try clicking on a Single Player New Campaign but it will display an error. Almost there!

5. Use Virtual CloneDrive to mount the IMG files from this website in the zip.
(Ignore the built in IMG mounter in Windows which gives you an error message.)

6. Using Virtual CloneDrive, mount the Ra2 Allied.img file.
On the new CD-ROM in your Windows Explorer = Right-Click Open
Copy the maps01.mix and movies01.mix into your Red Alert 2 game directory.
Allow overwriting of existing files in that directory (those files contain no data)
Unmount the Ra2 Allied.img, and now mount the Ra2 Soviet.img file.
Now copy the map02.mix and movies02.mix into your Red Alert 2 game directory.

7. Start the game up again using the game.exe file... And hopefully it works!

Note: There was no music when I played the game, which was fine with me.
I suspect you also need to copy in the music theme.mix file into the game directory which is located here:

Thanks to Harv for setting me in the right direction for this.

RB181 HAHA. Are you retarded? Your little Reddit post has just as much copyright protection that this abandoned game has (probably even less). Nobody is going to court over a copyright claim on abandonware. Also, Reddit doesn′t give a shit if your content gets linked to from some website. Good luck on getting it removed. LOL

Andy, thank′s so much for the detailed guide and links. With your help, I got it up and running and it looks like both campaigns will work (only tried allied one so far).

Also wanted to note that my music works fine too, and I didn′t copy and files over from the virtual discs. One question though - My memory could be failing me, but I thought you could set up teams when skirmishing with AI on RA2? Or did that come in a later patch then 1.006?

Ok i moved the .mix files from the cd images to the game directory. I copied both allied and soviet. It asked to copy and replace or keep and change the name of some of them. So i can play soviet, but i cant play allied missions cant figure it out. Anybody know what to do or the proper way to copy the .mix files?

  • Release name: 命令与征服:红色警戒2, Command & Conquer: Alerte Rouge 2, Command & Conquer: Alarmstufe Rot 2, C&C:RA2
  • Year: 2000
  • Platform: Windows
  • Released in: United States, Canada
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Theme: Asia, Europe, North America, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, War
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Developer: Westwood Pacific
  • Perspectives: Isometric, Bird′s-eye view, Free-roaming camera

18 thoughts on “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 – Download”

  1. i was playing c&c ra2 and yuri when the others were playing counter strike, half life or age of empires. 🙂 i′m playing it again. it′s so cool!

  2. You linked to my Reddit guide for installing Red Alert 2 on modern Windows. I do not approve. Distributing ISO images of the game CD′s, which is what you are doing, is illegal. If you want to play this game, buy it!

  3. BULLSHIT… Zip files after extract mounted with deamon or virtual clone – both not workin. not soviet nor allied setup.exe doesnt respond. I got autorun but after that nothing.. ;/

  4. I download the ISO, Mount the image successfully, but no matter the compatability settings I select, the closest I get to installing anything is the install screen that shouts at you about classified stuff. After that, nothing.

  5. I remember my friends playing this while I was playing Emperor Battle for Dune. It kind of felt like going back to the stone age with the bad graphics of Red Alert 2

  6. Thanks with the ′Virtual CloneDrive′ info. I got past the disc image corrupted popup. it was able to mount with no problem and I was able to simply install the game.

  7. Cant get this to get past the install screen on Windows 7 machine. Installer pops up, I press "Install" and nothing happens. Waste of time and disk space

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