Service Depot: Installing Command & Conquer DOS & The Covert Operations

This guide will show you how to install Command & Conquer for DOS and its The Covert Operations expansion pack.

On modern systems, it is impossible to run applications which are meant for DOS without using a tool like DOSBox-staging. For information on how to use it, check out their official tutorial.

  1. Insert either Command & Conquer disc to the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Run setup.exe and install the game.
  3. Repeat steps 2-3 with The Covert Operations disc.
  4. Patch the game to version 1.22, the latest official patch. (mirrors)
  5. Run the game through a DOSBox batch file pointing to C&C.exe.

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