Step 1: Get Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge
You can now buy a digital copy of all 12 Command & Conquer games from the EA Origin Store.
If you own a physical copy of Red Alert 2 (not the TFD version), installing the game from the disc no longer works on Windows 10.
Note: There is information on how to use your discs.
If you already own the game via The First Decade or digitally via Origin, skip this step.
More information on which C&C games have been officially been released as freeware can be found here.
Step 2: Apply Fixes for Windows 10
The CnCNet patch is the essential community update for Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge. It contains many bug fixes and makes the game compatible with the latest versions of Windows.
Note: Yuri's Revenge must be installed for Red Alert 2 to work with CnCNet.
Step 3: Play Singleplayer!
To play the Campaign after installing the CnCNet patches, simply launch the game normally or from Origin!
Step 4: Play Multiplayer!
Using the CnCNet Launcher, you are now able to battle it out against others Online or play offline skirmish games.
- Run the CnCNet Launcher using the Yuri's Revenge CnCNet Shortcut that the install will have created.
- To look for online games, using the CnCNet Launcher click "Play Online".
If you own a physical copy of Red Alert 2, installing the game from the disc no longer works on Windows 10.
- To redeem your copy of Red Alert 2 on Origin, follow these instructions.
Odd Graphical Glitches and Rendering Issues
- If you experience any graphical glitches, click on "Options" and experiment with the different "Renderer" options.