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Command & Conquer: Renegade

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Command & Conquer: Renegade
Command & Conquer: Renegade cover
Developers
Westwood Studios
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Westwood 3D
Release dates
Windows February 26, 2002
Command & Conquer: Renegade at Wikipedia
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 1999
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2002
Command & Conquer: Generals 2003
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 2007
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising 2009
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight 2010

For the fan made multiplayer remake, see Renegade X.

Key points

Small but dedicated community.

General information

EA's Official Command & Conquer site
Official Renegade Forums
W3D Hub - A community dedicated to modding Command & Conquer Renegade
Command & Conquer Wiki - A wiki for everything Command & Conquer-related

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Origin
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Bundled with other games in the franchise up to Tiberian Twilight.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official 1.037[edit]

Required for native online play.

Tiberian Technologies Scripts[edit]

Patch 1.037 is not required as it will be automatically downloaded.
A fan made patch containing new additions, most notably including a new Vsync checkbox along with the ability of changing the quality settings for the shader and post process effects.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Westwood\Renegade\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\save\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Use Tiberian Technologies Scripts. Resolution is set externally via wwconfig.exe
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Stretched by default. Use Tiberian Technologies Scripts. Resolution is set externally via wwconfig.exe
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Use Tiberian Technologies Scripts. Set in wwconfig.exe
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Use Tiberian Technologies Scripts. Set in wwconfig.exe
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Editing file[3]
  1. Download and install XCC Utilities
  2. Launch XCC Mixer.exe
  3. Open <path-to-game>\Data\always.dat
  4. Extract cameras.ini to <path-to-game>\Data\
  5. Open cameras.ini and modify any of the FOV= values to your desired ones
  6. Save the file

Notes

This will be flagged as cheating by any game servers that run anti-cheat plugins and may result in an auto kick or ban.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

External audio settings.
External audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2, A3D 2.0.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

In-game network settings.
In-game network settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
128
Online play
128 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3840, 4005, 4808, 4810, 4995, 7000-7002
UDP 1234-1237
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Settings in config tool are not saved[edit]

Right-click the WWConfig.exe file and select "Run as Administrator"[citation needed]

Stuck at the Renegade config popup[edit]

Make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date[citation needed]

Missing main menu text[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]

Press Esc to exit Renegade, then restart your computer or sign out.

Applying config settings[edit]

On the Scripts 4.1 patch there's a small bug where the highest available resolution is shown as being the first one, the last resolution being 1440x900.
Instructions[citation needed]
  • Find WWConfig.exe in <path-to-game>\Command And Conquer Renegade and select your currently used display in order to change the video settings.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy, Westwood Online

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 96 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 950 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References