C&C Generals Demo

As expected a demo for Command and Conqueror: Generals is now avilable for download and has been premiered at nZONE (no one dares to tell us if it is exclusive or not). No content description is available. In related news the official website for the game has been relaunched and now contains more information on the upcoming Zero Hour expansion pack. Gamer's Hell Local Download:
  • Command and Conqueror Generals Demo (404 MB)
  • Command & Conquer(tm) Generals Demo (c) 2003 Electronic Arts Inc. All rights reserved. For more information on the full version of Generals, visit GENERALS.EA.COM 1. GETTING STARTED 1.1. Installation and Uninstallation 1.2. Microsoft DirectX 2. TROUBLE SHOOTING 2.1. Before You Start 2.2. The Minimum System Spec 2.3. Known Video Card Issues 2.4. Known Sound Card Issues 2.5. Virtual Memory Settings 3. ADVANCED DISPLAY OPTIONS 3.1. Options Explained 1. GETTING STARTED 1.1. Installation and Uninstallation Please follow these steps when installing the Command & Conquer(tm) Generals demo: 1. Double-click on the demo executable. 2. You will be prompted by a window that gives you the option of choosing where on your hard drive to extract the contents of the demo executable. 3. If the location specified in the field under "Unzip to folder:" is satisfactory, press the "Unzip" button, and proceed to step 5. 4. If you wish to change the folder where these files will be extracted to, either type in the location manually in the field under "Unzip to folder:", or use the "Browse..." button to select from an existing folder on your hard drive. 5. After all the files have been successfully unzipped, open the folder where you unzipped the contents of the demo executable file. 6. Double-click on "setup.exe" and follow the on-screen instructions provided with InstallShield. Please follow these steps in order to uninstall the Command & Conquer Generals demo: 1. Open up your Control Panel from the Start Menu. 2. Choose "Add or Remove Programs". 3. Scroll down the list of installed software until you reach "Command & Conquer Generals Demo" and click on the "Remove" button. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions provided with InstallShield. Additionally, you can also uninstall the demo using the following: 1. Bring up the All Programs list from your Start Menu. 2. Go to the Program Folder that you chose to add the demo program icon to. The default Program Folder is "EA GamesCommand & Conquer Generals Demo". 3. Click on "Uninstall Command & Conquer Generals Demo". 4. Follow the on-screen instructions provided with InstallShield. 1.2. Microsoft DirectX: The Command & Conquer Generals demo is a Microsoft DirectX application. This demo requires that you have version 8.1 of Microsoft DirectX installed on your system. To download this version, please visit www.microsoft.com. 2. TROUBLE SHOOTING 2.1. Before You Start: Before running Command & Conquer Generals, be sure that you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards installed onto your PC. You can download the appropriate drivers from your video and audio card manufacturer's Web site. Be sure that you have disabled anti-aliasing in your Windows display properties before running Command & Conquer Generals. Leaving this feature enabled might conflict with some of the game's effects. Do not run any other programs in the background, as this may conflict with Command & Conquer Generals. This includes any virus-protection program that you have running. If you should experience problems running Command & Conquer Generals after changing something in the game's Options, you can always revert back to the default settings by deleting the "options.ini" file. If you're running Windows XP, you can find this file by double-clicking "My Computer" icon, opening the "My Documents" folder, and then opening the "Command and Conquer Data" directory. If you're running Windows 98, 98SE, ME, or 2000, simply double-click on the "My Documents" folder located on your Windows desktop, and then open the folder named "Command and Conquer Generals Data." The "options.ini" file will be located in there. 2.2. The Minimum System Spec: The minimum required system specifications to run Command & Conquer Generals is as follows: * OS: Windows XP/ME/2000/98 (Windows 95/NT not supported) * CPU: 800 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor * RAM: 128 MB * CD/DVD-Rom Speed: 8x * Hard Drive Space: 400MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games, Windows swap-file, and DirectX 8.1 * Video: 32 MB AGP video card using the Nvidia GeForce 2, ATI Radeon 7500, or more recent chipset with DirectX 8.1 compatible driver * Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible PCI 16-bit sound card * Input: Keyboard, Mouse Recommended system specifications: * CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon processor * RAM: 256 MB or more * Video: Nvidia GeForce3 or better Direct3D capable video card Note: Some PCs equipped with the VIA KT133a chipset might encounter problems with the Command & Conquer Generals demo. 2.3. Known Video Card Issues: For optimum video performance, we highly recommend that you run Command & Conquer Generals with an AGP video card. PCI video cards are generally much slower than AGP cards, and you may experience abnormally slow performance and poor graphics with a PCI-based graphics card. Additionally, the video cards listed below are below our minimum supported specs. * Leadtek Winfast GeForce 2 GTS (AGP, 32MB) * SiS Xabre (AGP, 64MB) * Gainward Xabre 400 (AGP, 64MB) Additionally, Some Nvidia GeForce 2 MX owners may experience some stuttering problems during movies. If you attempt to run Command & Conquer Generals at 1600x1200 with a 32MB Nvidia GeForce 2 video card, the game may crash to the desktop. If this happens, try reducing the game's resolution. Under all resolutions, you may experience that some objects like trees, walls, and pillars will flicker briefly. If this happens, saving and reloading your game will resolve the issue. 2.4. Known Sound Card Issues: Before running Command & Conquer Generals, be sure that you have your sound card's latest drivers installed onto your PC. You can download the appropriate audio drivers from your sound card manufacturer's Web site. Command & Conquer Generals does not support any ISA sound cards. If you own an ISA sound card, you will experience stuttering or dropped sound effects as well as frequent pauses during gameplay. 2.5. Virtual Memory Settings: Command & Conquer Generals may need to use more RAM than is present on your system. Windows will automatically take care of this by using what is known as "Virtual Memory," which uses space on your hard disk to simulate the memory it needs and swaps data back and forth from your hard disk as required. Ensure that the maximum setting is at least 512MB. 2.6. Windows XP Issues: Limited user accounts are not supported by the Command & Conquer Generals demo. You must have administrator access to install or uninstall the demo. If you are playing under a Limited User account, you must use the Run as Administrator option. 3. ADVANCED DISPLAY OPTIONS 3.1. Advanced Options Explained If you are experiencing slow framerate during gameplay, you can try adjusting one or several of the Advanced Display Options under the Options menu in the Command & Conquer Generals demo. To access the Advanced Display Options, choose the Custom option from the Detail pulldown menu. Turning off the following options will improve game performance. * 3D Shadows: This toggles showing the dynamic 3D shadows that units and buildings in the game. * 2D Shadows: This toggles showing 2D shadows in the game. * Cloud Shadows: This toggles the appearance of moving cloud shadows on the ground in the game. * Extra Ground Lighting: This toggles the appearance of detailed lighting on the ground in the game. * Smooth Water Borders: This toggles smooth water borders along the shores in the game. * Behind Building: This toggles the silhouettes of any units that are standing or moving behind structures. * Show Props: This toggles the appearance of trees and shrubs that are scattered throughout the various levels in the game. * Extra Animations: This toggles extra effects like tree-swaying motions in the game. * Disable Dynamic LOD: This toggles the automatic adjustment of the game's detail level. Leave this unchecked for optimum performance. * Texture Resolution Slider: Moving the slider to the left will reduce the visual clarity of the textures in the game, but it will also improve performance. * Particle Cap Slider: Moving the slider to the left will reduce the amount of particle effects, like explosions and dust clouds, that appear in the game, but it will also improve performance.
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