FEATURES: Technical Support & Help Guides – Installing Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

This guide will show you how to install Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 on modern operating systems, with different sections covering different releases of the game.

I have the retail DVD version.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Insert the Red Alert 3 disc to your DVD drive.
  3. If you are not using Windows XP, exit the autorun and run EASetup.exe from the disc as administrator.
  4. Install the game as you normally would.
  5. Patch the game to version 1.12, the latest official patch. You can use the English patch from our site linked below, or one of these mirrors for all languages.
  6. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set RA3.exe to always run as administrator.
  7. Run the game.

Download RedAlert3_english_patch1.012.exe (421 MB)

I have the Steam version.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Download and install the game from the Steam client as you normally would.
  3. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set RA3.exe to always run as administrator.
  4. Run the game.

I have the Origin version bought separately.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Download and install the game from the Origin client as you normally would.
  3. After the installation is complete, right-click on the game’s cover in your Origin library, click “Game Properties” and disable Origin In-Game/cloud saves. This will prevent Origin from overwriting any manual edits to the game.
  4. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set RA3.exe to always run as administrator.
  5. Run the game.

I have the Origin version from The Ultimate Collection.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Download and install the game from the Origin client as you normally would.
  3. After the installation is complete, right-click on the game’s cover in your Origin library, click “Game Properties” and disable Origin In-Game/cloud saves. This will prevent Origin from overwriting any manual edits to the game.
  4. Apply Bibber’s fixed launchers for The Ultimate Collection.
  5. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set RA3.exe to always run as administrator.
  6. Run the game.

Download cnc-ultimate-collection-launchers.zip (23.7 MB)

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