Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge – High Resolution Settings

Commanders, welcome to the frontline of digital warfare in Command & Conquer: Red Alert™ 2 and Yuri’s Revenge™. With technology constantly evolving, it’s time to enhance your strategic view with a higher resolution than the game initially offers. With visual insights from Ronin-MonoLogue, this guide will walk you through setting a custom resolution for an improved visual experience.


Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Preparing the Files:

Dive into the game’s directory to find the crucial .ini files that hold the key to unlocking your desired resolution. These files are:

  • DDrawCompat.ini
  • RA2.ini
  • RA2MD.ini

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Step 1: Edit DDrawCompat.ini
  1. Modify Supported Resolutions: Open DDrawCompat.ini with a text editor and navigate to the SupportedResolutions line.
  2. Insert Custom Resolution: Add your desired resolution to the list: SupportedResolutions = 640x400, 800x600, 1024x768, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, ensuring it follows the existing format.Screenshot from Ronin-MonoLogue
  3. Save Changes: Confirm your edits by saving the file, securing your first step towards enhanced gameplay clarity.
Step 2: Adjusting In-Game Resolution
  • Method 1: Directly set your in-game resolution as the screenshot below depicts. Example of setting in-game resolution directly
  • Method 2: Edit RA2.ini.
    1. Locate Resolution Settings: Find the lines ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight.
    2. Enter Custom Resolution: Change these values to match your desired resolution, for example, ScreenWidth=1920 and ScreenHeight=1080.
    3. Save Your Edits: Make sure to save the file after making these adjustments.
Step 3: Enabling High-Resolution Settings
  • Method 1: Activate “High-Resolution Settings” through the game’s main menu.
    1. Return to the “Main Menu”.
    2. Type “hires” to reveal hidden high-resolution options.
    3. A confirmation sound will play, indicating the availability of new settings.

    Visibility of high-resolution settings post-activation

  • Method 2: Apply the same changes from Step 2 to RA2MD.ini, ensuring consistency across both game modes.

Final Words:

With these steps, Command & Conquer: Red Alert™ 2 and Yuri’s Revenge™ will now display in your custom resolution, providing a more immersive and detailed battlefield view. However, the game may crash if you set the resolution too high. So we recommend you set it to 1920×1080.

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