FEATURES: Technical Support & Help Guides – Installing Command & Conquer: Renegade

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

I have the retail CD version.

  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Insert the Renegade disc 1 to your CD/DVD drive.
  3. If you are not using Windows XP, exit the autorun and run setup.exe from the disc as administrator.
  4. Install the game as you normally would. Change to disc 2 as necessary.
  5. Patch the game to version 1.037, the latest official patch. You can use the English patch from our site linked below, or one of these mirrors for all languages.
  6. Apply the latest version of Tiberian Technologies scripts.
  7. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set Game.exe and Renegade.exe to always run as administrator and in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3.
  8. Apply your desired settings (resolution, graphics levels…) from WWConfig.exe in the game’s directory. This will require two tries (both of which have to end with an action other than just cancelling), as the first launch will have fewer options.
  9. Run the game.

Download Renegade_1037_English.exe (22.8 MB)

I have the The First Decade version.

Although the installer of The First Decade enables you to select the games you wish to install, this guide assumes that you intend to install C&C: Renegade only. For a more complete solution, check out the guide titled Fully Updating The First Decade.
  1. Make sure you have installed DirectX 9.0c by these guidelines before proceeding.
  2. Insert your The First Decade disc to your DVD drive.
  3. If you are not using Windows XP, exit the autorun, and run setup.exe on the disc as administrator.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen. Choose a custom installation, and for the time being, select C&C: Renegade to install.
  5. If you did not disable User Account Control on your computer, install The First Decade to a folder which is NOT Program Files (x86).
  6. Wait for the installation to complete.
  7. Apply the latest version of Tiberian Technologies scripts.
  8. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set Renegade.exe to always run as administrator and in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3.
  9. Apply your desired settings (resolution, graphics levels…) from WWConfig.exe in the game’s directory. This will require two tries (both of which have to end with an action other than just cancelling), as the first launch will have fewer options.
  10. 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. Apply the latest version of Tiberian Technologies scripts.
  6. If you are not using Windows XP, browse to the directory you installed the game to and set Renegade.exe to always run as administrator and in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3.
  7. Apply your desired settings (resolution, graphics levels…) from WWConfig.exe in the game’s directory. This will require two tries (both of which have to end with an action other than just cancelling), as the first launch will have fewer options.
  8. Run the game.

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

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