Generals Zero Hour Options Ini

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Command and Conquer Generals is a very popular real-time strategy game, it is one of the oldest but well-liked game released back in 2003.

This game is little old so it’s probable that have some issues with Windows 10. There are many Windows 10 users who are suffering from different types of issues and errors while playing the Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour on their Windows 10 system.

So, today we will discuss the issues and their possible solutions. But before trying the solution, have a look at the system requirements. If you do not meet with the minimum requirement of the game then you may face the errors.

System Requirements for Playing Command and Conquer:


  • CPU: Pentium III or Athlon
  • CD-ROM: 8X Speed CD/DVD-ROM drive
  • CPU SPEED: 800 MHz
  • VIDEO CARD: 32 MB AGP video card with Hardware T&L and DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
  • 3D: Yes
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (Windows 95 & NT not supported)
  • DIRECTX VERSION: 8.1 (included)
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 1.8 GB of free hard disk space PLUS space for save games and Windows swap file.


  • CPU: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
  • CD-ROM: 8X Speed CD-ROM drive
  • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • VIDEO CARD: 64 MB AGP video card with Hardware T&L and DirectX 8.1 compatible driver
  • 3D: Yes
  • CPU SPEED: 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • DVD-ROM: Yes

Common Problems in Command and Conquer Generals:

  • Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour is unable to start
  • Showing message “Please login with administrator privileges and try again”
  • Command and Conquer Generals shows a black screen then exit
  • Command and Conquer Generals is launching
  • Command and Conquer Generals is throwing “you have encountered a serious error” message
  • Command and Conquer Generals gets minimized automatically

Now, coming to the main point of how to fix the above-discussed errors and play Command and Conquer Generals on Windows 10 flawlessly. To do this you have to apply the below-given solutions one by one and check for the game issue.

How to Fix Command and Conquer: Generals Issues in Windows 10

Solution 1: Try to Create a New Options.ini File

Try to modify one game file a little bit. Apply the below-given steps to do this:

Step 1: Go to C:UsersusernameDocumentsCommand and Conquer Generals Data folder

Step 2: Under this folder create a new text file with name options and paste the following into it:

AntiAliasing = 1

CampaignDifficulty = 0

DrawScrollAnchor =

FirewallBehavior = 1

FirewallNeedToRefresh = FALSE

FirewallPortAllocationDelta = 0

GameSpyIPAddress =

Gamma = 50

IPAddress =

IdealStaticGameLOD = Low

LanguageFilter = false

MoveScrollAnchor =

MusicVolume = 0

Resolution = 1024 768

Retaliation = yes

SFX3DVolume = 79

SFXVolume = 71

ScrollFactor = 16

SendDelay = no

StaticGameLOD = High

UseAlternateMouse = no

UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no

VoiceVolume = 70

Step 3: Save the file after changing the extension of this file from .txt to .ini, if you are unable to see the extension of a file then you have to enable file extensions for a known type of files.

Step 4: Once the new options.ini file created you can patch the game to version 1.04 if you want.

Step 5: Run the game and see if it works.

Solution 2: Check that your Windows 10 is Updated or not

Press the Windows Key + I to open up the Settings and then go to the Update & Security section.

Here, you will get the complete history related to your PC Update.

Click on the Check for updates button to check for any available update.

Windows will now check for updates and if any updates available then download them.

Once the updates get downloaded then they will be installed automatically when you reboot your PC.

After the completion of the update process check for the problem


Solution 3: Registry Tweak

Open the registry editor. To do this press the Windows Key + R and type regedit then press the Enter key.

After it, you have to navigate to the:


From the right pane, you have to find secdrvDWORD and then double click on it to open its properties.

Now, you have to set its Value data to 2 and click on the OK to save all the modifications.

At last, exit from the Registry Editor and check for the issue.

Solution 4: Go with the Command Prompt

Open the command prompt with admin privilege by pressing the Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt (Admin).

After opening the command prompt you have to type the below-given command and press the Enter key.

sc config secdrv start= auto

After running the command, try to run the Conquer on your PC.

Solution 5: Try to Run the Game in the Compatibility Mode

Steps to Run the Compatibility mode:

First, you have to find out the Command and Conquer Generals shortcut and then right-click on it then select the Properties from the menu.

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Now navigate to the Compatibility tab and mark it Run this program in compatibility mode

Choose Windows XP from the list and check Run this program as an administrator.

Then click Apply and OK to save all the modifications.

After it, launch the Command and Conquer game again and check if the issue is still persisting.

Solution 6: Copy the Game Files

Navigate to the game’s installation folder and find out the game.dat file. Now, create a copy of the file in the same folder.

After it, erase the original game.dat file.

Change the name of the copied game.dat file to game.dat.

Again, find out the generals.exe and create a copy of this file. Erase the original and set the name of the copy file to generals.exe.

At last, try to play the game again.

Solution 7: Buy Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection

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If you have Command and Conquer Generals on a CD then your game might not work on Windows 10 because of some compatibility issues. To fix it, the only solution is to buy Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection or just purchase the digital version. The digital version doesn’t have any limitations and issues like the CD version.

There are lots of games that are not compatible with Windows 10, especially older games. But still, no official notification released by their developers that the game is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 10 or not. Though, if the entire trick fails to run this game then you can run Command and Conquer Generals on a virtual machine.

I hope these fixes helped in solving the Command and Conquer Generals issues. But if you are still facing issues while playing then try running Game Booster this will not only enhance the gaming performance but also improves low FPS.

It optimizes the responsive gameplay and boots the performance of your PC.


Sometime game error might appear because of an internal error present inside the registry, DLL, system files and others. So, to get rid of such types of situation you can use a professionally designed PC Repair Tool.

This tool will scan your entire PC and fix all types of errors and issues automatically and you can play your game with ease.

Hope this article helped you in solving your command and Conquer Generals issues.

Jack Adision

Always up to help others for their PC related issues, Jack loves to write on subjects such as Windows 10, Xbox, and numerous technical things. In his free time, he loves to play with his dog “Bruno” and hang out with his friends.


1) Mouse cursor is invisible.There are 2 possible reasons for this problem.
- You have old video drivers. Download and install the newest ones.
- You deleted 'Cursors' folder from the game for some reason. Reinstall the game.

2) You have disconnect (or mismatch) during multiplayer game.There are 2 types of mismatch: shortly after match start and later in mid-game.

- The first type of mismatch is caused by mismatch between human players' game files and occurs shortly after match start. Make sure everyone in the game is using the same version of the mod and is not using any file modifications or cheats.
There is another possibility. Some special multiplayer maps make map-specific modifications. Players have to exit and restart Zero Hour in order to fix this mismatch.
- The mid-game mismatch can be caused by coding errors (which we fix with new releases) and the poorly programmed game engine which allows mismatches to occur randomly without any obvious reason and does not give any mismatch logs for us to analyze. We have to deal with it.

3) It is impossible to use general's powers in multiplayer game. It happens when your ally exits the game and all his units become yours. This bug is connected with game engine and can not be fixed. Just don't exit the game when playing with allies. If it happened, you can fix it this way: destroy all Command Centers (or Command Trucks) of your former ally.

4) You can not select anything and can not push buttons with mouse.It happens sometimes when you exit to Windows and return to game. It is fixed this way:press ESC to open main menu and click 'Return to game'.

5) Missing general's powers shortcuts. It is not a bug. All special powers are stored insidea special icon, located on the right side of the screen where shortcut icons are as usual.If you are playing as GLA and you don't see your special powers inside, you have to buildCommand Truck from Factory (your first building as GLA).

Command And Conquer Options File

6) All units and buildings explode in 10-20 seconds of playing. It happens when you use pirate version or lost license key. The problem is solved with DatGen.
Put it into Zero Hour folder and run it once. It will not open any windows or display messages. It is ok.If it doesn't work, reinstall Zero Hour.

7) You can not build many units and buildings. It is not a bug. All versions of Contra since 003 use rank restrictions. You cannot build strategy centers, super weapons, heavy artillery units, some aircraft, and super units until after you have reached the correct rank. Most buildings and units are unlocked automatically when you hit Rank 3. The rest are unlocked at rank 5.

8) You can't uninstall Contra because you don't see it in Windows Control Panel. It is not a bug. Contra does not support this feature. To uninstall Contra, delete all files with '.ctr'extension from your Zero Hour directory.

9) AI does not do anything.There can be 2 possible reasons. First. You use unfinished multiplayer map without paths and markers for AI. Finish your multiplayer map or use another one. Second. Something happened with AI. You probably tried to install the mod manually.Make sure that you renamed /Data/Scripts/ folder (read the manual install instructions again).

10) Game crashes. Zero Hour can not be started - crashes instantly.- Make sure you have the latest Zero Hour patch - 1.04.- Make sure you don't have any other mods in your Zero Hour folder (some of them can corrupt your game).A clean reinstall will fix any corrupted Zero Hour folder.

11) Game crashes. Zero Hour starts normally, but crashes after 10-15 minutes of waiting in main menu.It happens someimes. The reason is unknown, but it is connected with Shellmap. You can turn off Shellmap to avoid thisproblem. In order to do so, check the 'Quickstart' box in the Contra Launcher. If you have Contra installed manually, right click on Zero Hour shortcut and choose 'Properties'.
There will be a string similar to this:
'C:GamesGenerals Zero Hourgenerals.exe'
Add '-noshellmap' parameter.
'C:GamesGenerals Zero Hourgenerals.exe' -noshellmap
Click 'Ok'. This is all. Shellmap will be replaced with a splash screen and the game will load faster.

12) Game crashes. Zero Hour starts normally. You try to start a skirmish or multiplayer. You switch to unofficial maps - it crashes. It does not even show you the list of maps.Your 'Maps' folder is clogged. You installed too many maps or some of them are corrupted. I recommend to leave the maps you want to play now and move the rest of them to different folder.

13) Game crashes. Zero Hour starts normally. You try to start a skirmish or multiplayer. You select a map successfuly and click 'Play Game'. Loading process starts and crashes.The map you selected is not adopted for Contra. Try another one.

14) Replays are recorded incorrectly.
Replays can be corrupted if you play a skirmish game, loss and click 'Restart Game'.If you want to record correct replay, do not use restart button.

15) Game crashes when you watch replays.
Open Options.ini, which is located in 'My Documents / Command & Conquer Zero Hour Data /' and look at StaticGameLOD option. It must be set to 'Low', 'Medium' or 'High'. If it is set to 'Custom' then change it to 'High'. It will solve the problem.

16) You can not set screen resolution you want.
Open Options.ini, which is located in 'My Documents / Command & Conquer Zero Hour Data /' and look find 'Resolution' string. Set screen resolution you need, save the file and start the game. Everything will work properly if your video card supports new resolution.

17) Do you often lose in-game sound when minimizing Generals?
We have a very simple fix for you. Press Esc, go to Options and just click Accept. You will now have your audio back.

18) Have you ever gotten the 'Your serial is already in use' error, but it's actually your ghost/clone inside the game lobby?
There is a fix for that. While still in LAN lobby, click on Create Game, then go Back to the LAN lobby and your ghost will disappear from the game you were trying to join.

19) Experiencing a graphics glitch?
If you are getting triangular graphics glitch, that one is not caused by your video drivers. Try disabling Heat Effects in Custom settings and reducing Particle Cap.
If you are getting pink (missing) textures, make sure you can run Zero Hour first. Your installation might be corrupted and a clean reinstall is required.

20) The game can now be run under Windows 7.
1. Go to 'C: / Users / [your name] / Documents /' folder
2. Create 'Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data' folder if it is absent. Go into this folder.
3. Create a text file called Options.ini inside it.
4. Put the following content into Options.ini:
AntiAliasing = 2
CampaignDifficulty = 1
FPS = 61
FirewallBehavior = 0
GameSpyIPAddress =
Gamma = 42
IPAddress =
IdealStaticGameLOD = High
LanguageFilter = false
MusicVolume = 0
Resolution = 1600 1200
Retaliation = yes
SFX3DVolume = 61
SFXVolume = 54
ScrollFactor = 50
SendDelay = no
StaticGameLOD = High
UseAlternateMouse = no
UseDoubleClickAttackMove = no
VoiceVolume = 0
5. Right click on Zero Hour shortcut and set 'Windows XP Service Pack 2' compatibility mode.
6. Profit.

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