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Version 1.8 - December, 2005 Issues addressed: 1. Compatibility patch to support multiplayer with C&C The First Decade.
Version 1.7 - October, 2003 Issues addressed: 1. FORCE FIRE - CHINA's Gattling Tanks can no longer force fire through buildin gs. 2. RALLY POINTS - Added rally points to the GLA Tunnel Networks. 3. IMPROVED ONLINE STATS - Made improvements to the code that tracks statistics and disconnects in online games. 4. CRASH FIX - Fixed a crash bug related to the Particle Cannon. 5. DESYNCH FIX - Fixed a mismatch that occurred when ordering a unit to attack right after they exited a building. 6. REGION ACCURACY - User tooltip in the Custom Match lobby now correctly displ ays the user's region. 7. HERO RADAR ICON - Jarmen Kell, Black Lotus and Colonel Burton now have a spe
28910. you will have to spe cify which port you want Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour to use for communi cating with other players.GLA s Scud Storm now has the correct damage radi us when upgraded with Anthrax Beta. The game will need to talk to external servers that use the following port numbe rs.Added an audio cue to the communicator to alert users to an incoming message. CHAT SOUND EFFECT .Firewall Port Override values can now be set on the Options menu from the Main Menu. After you enter a port number. or you experience problems connecting to other players. 8.July. . SCUD STORM ANTHRAX BETA BUG . 6667. If you use the port override fea ture. Assign the port you want to us e to the port override entry. 29920 UDP ports: 4321. To do this. TEXT FIXES . These ports need to be open in your firewall in order to play on Generals O nline: TCP ports: 80. 5. You will need to open the chosen port in your firewall for communication with pl ayers external to your firewall or NAT device.repaired this entry so it functions correct ly.Re-prioritized the Korean and Chinese IME windows on the Save/Load screen so they now sort on top of all other windows . will now correctly g ive the user a disconnect stat. CHINESE AND KOREAN IME WINDOW ORDER . 27900 If your firewall does not allow outgoing packets to open ports to incoming traff ic. as well as Ctrl-Alt-Delete or the Alt-Tab menu. ALT-F4 MULTIPLAYER EXPLOIT .6 . the port you have chosen can not be masqueraded by a NAT device. 10. be sure to hit Acc ept. FIREWALL PORT OVERRIDE OPTIONS ITEM . There is a box labeled Firewall Port Override . Version 1. 2003 Issues addressed: 1. 3.Fixed text errors in the tooltips for USA Drone Armor and CHINA Nuclear Tank upgrades.cial icon on the radar map.1 of the Readme for more information on using this INI entry. 9. 2.China s Gattling Tank now correctly moves slower whe n it is damaged. See section 2. 29900. go to the Main Menu and then select Opti ons.Quitting the game during a multiplayer match us ing Alt-F4. 4. Direct Connect does not support firewalls. FIREWALLPORTOVERRIDE INI ENTRY . CHINA GATTLING TANK BUG .
US s Cold Fusion Reactor Control Rod upgrade cost decreased from 800 to 500. re-enable the feature in the advan ced options.Fixed a glitch that caused some graphics corruption to a ppear for owners of NVIDIA's GeForce FX video cards. and then load a map. and Generals powers buttons.5 Issues addressed: 1. GENERAL BALANCING ISSUES: China s Gattling weapons now require Line of Sight to fire. STAT RECORDING INACCURACY: Made sure the online stats are tracked correctly. Also fixed the ability for pl ayers to hack their Generals points in multiplayer games. CHEAT HACKS Fixed the ability for players to cheat by giving themselves auto matic build.Added feature to allow players to play with right click action interface. CRASH FIX Fixed a crash that occurred when you disable the behind buildings fe ature in the advanced options. ALTERNATE MOUSE INTERFACE . 13. 11.Addressed a problem where unit occlusion was caus ing people with old video cards to see invisible units. 10. China s MiG Armor cost increased from 500 to 1000. QUICKMATCH RESOLUTION ed to 800x600.6. 12. not their region. Also changed arrow keys to support map scrolling. China s MiG cost increased from 1000 to 1200. The resolution for QuickMatch games is no longer limit 9. Version 1. GEFORCE FX GLITCH . Initial disconnecting players will be tracked and wins/losses will be correctl y tabulated. These lobbies are: 1 vs 1 2 vs 2 3 vs 3 4 vs 4 Free4All ClanWars Asia Europe N America No Supers Mod Maps Newbies 7. upgrade. Movement and actions are handled via right click on the mouse. BEHIND BUILDINGS GRAPHIC . MULTIPLAYER LOBBIES The lobbies have been renamed to allow people to congreg ate based on the type of game they want to play. One note to remember: At the Disconnect Voting screen players MUST wait for the count d . 8. exit the game.
3/10/03 Issues addressed: 1. online matches need to be pla yed for over 25 seconds in order to record a win. GENERAL BALANCING ISSUES: Bug fixed in MiG damage code where upgraded napalm did too much damage to targets. RELOADING COMANCHES. 4.) Tunnel Network Build Time improved from 20 seconds to 15 seconds (ini se conds. the voting button has been removed from any 2 player game Disconnect S creen. GLA Bomb truck health up from 220 to 250. 2. not game seconds. Ge nerals now actively removes duplicate games in order to make finding and joining matches easier. ROCKET BUGGIES: Made sure the Rocket Buggy and the Com anches can reload reliably. All the chat rooms in the custom match lobby now have their own dedicated li st of active games. Tunnel Network gun damage increased from 10 per shot to 15 per shot. lobbies. 6. Fixed occurrences of the same game appearing multiple times in the lobby. GLA Arms Dealer build up time decreased from 50 to 40 seconds (ini seconds. This is t o discourage players from artificially bolstering their rank and stats through a dummy account. Now. Also. BUGGY MISSILE TRACKING AFTER UPGRADE: Made sure the missiles continue tracki ng targets after the player upgrades the Rocket Buggy. 7. Changed the rules for disconnections. only the players who disconnect f rom the game or physically lose their connection to the Internet are charged wit h a disconnect. GLA FAST BUILD BUG: Fixed exploit that allowed multiple Workers to speed structure build times. Added a new 25 second on Generals online.4 . 3. Worker health up from 100 to 140. Overlord build time increased from 20 to 25 seconds. US BARRACKS EXPLOIT: Lowered the number of Rangers that appear after a US Ba rracks is destroyed. 2. phantom use 8.own to finish. Scorpion Tank now builds in 10 seconds instead of 14. Now. or disconnect. . 4. not game seconds. A player that exits this screen before the count down is done wi ll receive a disconnect. DOUBLE PLANE WEAPONS CAUSE INCORRECT DAMAGE (All planes): Made sure that tar gets take damage correctly when multiple ordinances hit a target simultaneously. loss. 5.) Version 1. SOME USERS ARE SEEN IN THE WRONG GAME LOBBIES: Fixed this so that rs wouldn t be seen in misc. 3.
big file or user-created directory. Marauder hit points increased from 430 to 490.exe target p ath.generals. Fixed the missing artwork for the "random private" rank in Generals online. Nuke Cannon changed so it moves the same speed when damaged.5. Fixed language filter stability. Fixed the rank hack where some players appear to have a higher rank than the y should. You should no longer see the "Lost connection to Generals online" error when your connection is still act ive. Serious Error info: If you encounter this error frequently. Version 1. Stealth Fighter hit points increased from 120 to 140. Fixed some instances of the "serious error" crash.com to help us diagnose the problem.big. Damaged spee d increased from 60 to 120. Implemented the following balance changes: Tunnel Network build speed increased from 5 seconds to 20 seconds. The cor rect path would like this: "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command and Conquer Genera ls\generals. You will not receive a response as th is email is exclusively set up to help us collect data. Make sure to include EAsy System info which is located in your installed directory. not faster. Fixed improper disconnections from the game lobby.ea. 12. Added a new 4 player Multiplayer Map: Rogue Agent 13. followed by the name of any user-created .txt file which can be found in your Command and Conquer Generals Data folder. Make sure to check the message boards at www. 9. 10. Increased the allowed time for game to negotiate matching between players.com for user suggested workarounds.exe" -mod MyGeneralsMod. Added a new command line for mod developers that lets Generals run user-cre ated content. 8. QuickMatch stability and matching . You should also include you r ReleaseCrashInfo. 6. you may also send an email to seriouserr or@ea. 7. Explosion damage done by Chinese Nuke Tanks when they are destroyed is reduc ed from 25 to 10. All user-created content must be placed in the "Comm and and Conquer Generals Data" folder within your "c:\Documents and Settings" di rectory.2/20/03 Issues addressed 1.3 . Aurora speed increased from 90 to 120 after it drops its bomb. 11. Simply add the "-mod" command line after the generals.
ACCURATE 1. General connection fixups behind routers (multiple players behind the same router.2.2. UNSUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS 5. Known Issues: Playing Command & Conquer Generals on more than one PC behind a D-Link router mi ght lead to a disconnect error. 1. Special thanks to forum regular HautKarl for the following information.2.1. KNOWN FIREWALL ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS 1.4. Also. 1. Refresh button added to Custom Lobby 4. Wireless SMC Routers: Below. NOTE: This configuration is only for those experiencing connection problems sett ing up a game Online in Command & Conquer Generals behind a SMC Wireless Router/ . More accuracy in number of players per game in Game List MISC. Communicator requests addition of buddy to both players. you will find instructions on how to open the ports of an SMC wireless ro uter. Known Issues Wireless SMC Routers Linksys Routers Other Routers 2. 1. Spaces in front of games in Game List no longer allowed 8. Ping tolerance icon adjustment to make more useful 10.1.3. KNOWN FIREWALL ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS 1. STABILITY ISSUES AND HEAT 3. Game List/Player List no longer pops to the top occasionally 5. refreshing the player IP after a failed connection) 3. Game Lists/Player Lists alphabetize in upper and lower case 9. VIA CHIPSET USERS 4. Player List no longer jumps. incoming messages get a sound effect 7. making it difficult to click on a name 6. 1. NOTES & ISSUES 1. etc.2 PATCH ISSUES 1.
XX. Look for it in the SMC instruction manual. the first Trigger port was 29900 so the line will be: FirewallPortOverride = 29900 d) The file should look now something similar to this: FirewallBehavior = 1 FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0 FirewallPortOverride = 29900 GameSpyIPAddress = XXX. as this is the protocol used by Generals. 1. Then go to the folder named Command and Conquer Generals Data and double click in the file named Options. Once again.1 (this is the defaul t IP address for the SMC Wireless router. select UDP. if you changed this address. Now you should be at the main menu of the SMC setup program. You have defined a range of 10 ports per co nnection between 27900 and 27921. In the Public Type option.XX.ini b) Look in the file for the lines: FirewallBehavior = XX FirewallPortAllocationDelta = X c) You have to add a new line FirewallPortOverride that specifies the first o f the trigger ports that you already defined when setting up your firewall. c) Repeat this process adding a new rule per computer that will be used to pl ay Generals online. however other firewalls might need wider ranges. do not use an y standard ports or a range that might include a standard port. To do that. then you should type the address that you entered the first time that you configured your router). a) Add a triggering port per computer. then use the default one. Click in the menu named NAT.XX Gamma = 48 IPAddress = XXX. d) Once you are done. Now you have to set up one rule per computer connected to the router that will be used to play Generals. Now you have set up each of the computers so each one uses a specific port in your firewall to initiate the connections.Firewall. 2. It is important not to use a standard port. 4. click the Apply button. You have setup forwarding rules for just two computers. You ll be prompted for your login and password. H ere you will set up a range of ports.XX IdealStaticGameLOD = High .2. In t he above example.XXX.168. If you have never changed your password.XXX. then click in the submenu named Special Applications. The Trigger Port specifies which port is used to initiate the connection. open MS Inter net Explorer and in the address box type http://192. As you can see below we setup rules for 2 computers and we used port 29900 for the first computer and 29 910 for the second computer. 3. SMC routers seem to work correctly if you provide a range with 10 p orts. These instructions show how to setup your SMC Wireless Router to open certain po rts in the firewall when Generals tries to create or connect to an Online game. Go to the configuration program for your router. a) Go to the first computer that you are going to use to play C&C Generals an d open the My Documents folder. although other SMC firewalls might work with similar setups. In the Trigger Type option select UDP as this is th e protocol used by Generals b) In Incoming Port Range we have to specify the ports that the router will e nable whenever the computer establishes a connection through the Trigger Port.
changing the FirewallPortOverride value to the correspondent Triggering Port that you define d while setting up the router (Point 3 of this document). then use the default one. It is important not to use a standard port. a) In Application Name enter the name of the first connection. Here you will setup a range of ports.168. In your case. 1. Click on the tab labeled Advanced settings. You ll be prompte d for your login and password. Generals2. Once again. and in the address box. 2. You are ready to play Command & Conquer Generals Online. NOTE: This configuration is only for those experiencing connection problems sett ing up a game Online in Generals behind a Linksys Router/Firewall. 6. c) In Incoming Port Range you have to specify the ports that the router will enable whenever the computer establishes a connection through the Trigger Port. type http://192. Special thanks to forum regular HautKarl for the following information. however other firewalls might need wider ranges. b) Trigger Port Range specifies which ports are used to initiate the connecti on. then click in the tab named Forwarding. . This ca n be found in your Linksys instruction manual.1. If you have never changed your password. y ou will define a range of 10 ports per connection between 29901 and 29940. you will find instructions on how open the ports of a Linksys router in o rder to play Command & Conquer Generals online. If you changed this address at any time. 5. It can be anyt hing. 3. this is just so you can differentiate them. As you can see in the example below. 1. you will only need one per computer.1 (This is the defau lt IP address for Linksys routers.3. do not us e any standard ports or a range that might include a standard port. In the picture below you can s ee we used ports 27901 to 27904. Linksys routers seem to work correctly if you provide a range with 10 ports. To do that open MS Intern et Explorer. you should type in the address th at you entered the first time that you configured your router). or the Computer name for that connection. Now you should be at the Main Menu of the Linksys setup program. therefore you will enter the same port number in both boxes. then click in the Refresh NAT option. At th e bottom of that screen will be a button named Port Triggering. Now start the game in each computer and go to the Options menu. etc. Linksys Routers: Below. These instructions will show you how to set up your Linksys Router to open certa in ports in the firewall when Generals tries to create or connect to an Online g ame. We suggest you to use Generals 1. Go to the configuration program for your router. Click on this button.LanguageFilter = false MaxParticleCount = 3000 MoveScrollAnchor = e) Save the file and repeat this process in the other computers. Now you have to setup one rule per computer connected to the router that w ill be used to play Generals.
then click the "Refresh NAT" option.XXX.ini b) Look in the file for the lines: FirewallBehavior = XX FirewallPortAllocationDelta = X c) You have to add a new line FirewallPortOverride that specifies the first o f the trigger ports that you already defined when setting up your firewall. Check your manuf acturer's documentation before applying any changes. Thi s issue will manifest itself in the form of a "Serious Error" message. click the Apply button.mersenne. it will cause the system to become unstable.4.XX Gamma = 48 IPAddress = XXX. 1.XX.XX. You are ready to play Command & Conquer Generals Online.htm . 2. In o ur example the first Trigger port was 27901 so the line will be: FirewallPortOverride = 27901 d) The file should look now something similar to this: FirewallBehavior = 1 FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0 FirewallPortOverride = 27901 GameSpyIPAddress = XXX. I f your system cooling is inadequate. 4. 5. try applying similar settings to the rou ters listed above in order to connect to others players online. Now start the game in each computer and go to the Options menu.org/freesoft. and possibly crash. and/or a blue screen crash. Other Routers: If you own a different brand of router. Here are some diagnostics that you should run in order to find out if your syste m is stable: Prime95 http://www. e) Once you are done. changing the FirewallPortOverride value to the correspondent Triggering Port that you define d while setting up the router (Point 3 of this section). very heavily. This will cause the hardware to dissipate a lot of heat.XX IdealStaticGameLOD = High LanguageFilter = false MaxParticleCount = 3000 MoveScrollAnchor = e) Save the file and repeat this process in the other computers. a) Go to the first computer that you are going to use to play C&C Generals an d open the My Documents folder. Then go to the folder named Command and Conquer Generals Data and double click \ in the file named Options. Now you have setup each of the computers so each one uses a specific port in your firewall to initiate the connections.d) Repeat this process for each computer connected to your router that will b e used to play Generals online.XXX. STABILITY ISSUES AND HEAT Command & Conquer Generals taxes computer hardware. 6. particularly CPU and system memory.
If you continue to experience problems with the game after installing the 4-in-1 drivers. VIA CHIPSET USERS We found that users with VIA motherboard chipsets for AMD and Intel CPUs will en counter crash problems with Command & Conquer Generals. 3. Prime95's Torture Test is a more reliable way to test your system's stability. run the Torture Test until your PC passes the self-diagnosti c.sisoftware. I . ACCURATE 1.com and download the latest 4-in-1 drivers. These include the following c hipsets: 3dfx chipsets Nvidia TNT2 ATI Radeon Mobility ATI Radeon 7200 S3 ProSavage Kyro and Kyro II chipsets Intel 810e integrated chipsets If you attempt to run C&C Generals with any of the chipsets listed above. If you own such a mother board. Be sure to let it complete a full pass at least once.2 Patch. 4. downlo ad VIA's version 4. or a chipset from a completely different manufacturer.ftp://mersenne.org/gimps/p95v2212.memtest86. Memtest86 www. Not having the correct VIA drivers could manifest itself in the form of a "Serious Error" message. Sandra http://www. Sandra also has a BurnIt test to examine the stability of your system by running a series of tests continuously. please go to http://www. UNSUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS Command & Conquer Generals will work properly with ATI Radeon 7500 or newer chip sets.net/?dir=dload&location=sware_dl_x86&a=&lang=en Various diagnostics included in this program.viaarena. or a "Serious Error" message. This software will also tell you y our motherboard and CPU's temperature. and/or a blue screen crash. The game will not run properly if your computer has an ATI or Nvidia video card with an older chipset than the ones listed on the box. and Nvidia GeForce 2 or newer chipsets. 5.com Use Memtest86 to test your system memory's stability. you mi ght encounter a blue screen crash. Always make sur e that you have installed your manufacturer's latest drivers before running the game. However.2 PATCH ISSUES Some users have patched C&C Generals using incorrect and incorrect 1.38 of the 4-in-1 drivers.exe When using Prime95.
com or the normal Generals Onli ne autoupdate then you likely have the . If you downloaded 1.2 from any server other than ftp.ea.f you have done so you will need to reinstall C&C Generals to allow the game to work properly.
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