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For my first blog post here, I decided to give you a bit of useful information.
While Nyerguds's 1.06c patch is awesome and improves the game in many ways, some oldschool maniacs (like myself) occasionally prefer to play the original 1.04a version of C&C 95, from the days when Westwood still existed... before the dark times; before EA.
One of the most annoying bugs that could haunt you in this version of the game is a crash that happens whenever one of your units gets to the top of the map. This is not only extremely frustrating, but it also makes certain missions impossible to complete.
How to fix this - it's surprisingly easy. Just press Ctrl-Alt-Del and go to the tab, which shows the currently running processes. Find the process ctfmon and stop it. This will effectively eliminate this bug and let you play in peace.
Also, to reduce the probability of bugs & glitches, make sure you turn on the following compatibility options for C&C95.exe - "Run in 256 colors", "Disable Visual Themes", and "Turn off advanced text services."
There are two important things to keep in mind:
- Running sophisticated text processing applications (e.g. MS Word) will make the ctfmon process come back - so you may have to kill it again.
- If you use several languages, your language bar will be disabled as long as ctfmon is away. So you'll have to activate it in order to bring the language selection back online.
Of course, C&C 95 is very old and occasionally you will notice other minor bugs. You will just have to live with them... or upgrade to 1.06c ;)