Red Alert 2 Wrapper Update!
IPXWrapper is a wrapper library which emulates IPX support while tunneling the packets over UDP. This allows you to run legacy games and other software that require IPX without having to install the IPX driver which is unavailable as of Windows Vista/Server 2008.
Red Alert 2 Wrapper update!
This happens if Aqrit's ddwrapper is downloaded and the ForceDirectDrawEmulation in aqrit.cfg is set to "1". To fix this, set it to "0":Alternatively, use any of the renderers that come with the CnCNet YR client or use the manual method from above.
This is a wrapper for NTCore's 4GB patching tool. Since a lot of people don't know how to properly apply the 4GB patch to Tiberium Wars, Kane's Wrath, and Red Alert 3, I decided to make a wrapper for it that automatically patches these games upon selection. Should work for Disk, Steam, and Origin copies.
This mod requires no software or launchers to operate, just a retail copy of Red Alert 2 (updated to 1.006). Scorched Earth also works perfectly with the downloadable XWIS version, but I can't be certain it will work with all other modified distributions. To extract the files, you may need WinRAR.
Windows 8/10 systems sometimes refuse to work correctly regardless, and in some cases it can be solved by using a DirectDraw wrapper such as CNC-DDRAW or TS-DDRAW. If you need to use a DirectDraw wrapper to get video working, you will need to follow Method #2, it will not allow the wrapper+game to run in Compatibility mode.
Also note that using a DirectDraw wrapper may require some configuring and testing to work perfectly, CNC-DDRAW in particular comes with a configuration executable, that will give you the option of applying various fixes for black screens or menu problems. Alternatively, TS-DDRAW will create an editable ddraw.ini after the first time running it, where you can adjust settings yourself. It may work out of the box, but it probably won't. Both wrappers will also allow you to choose which type of rendering engine to use, and depending on your hardware/drivers, you may find OpenGL to be incompatible, or that GDI rendering is too slow. You will need to experiment, but currently CNC-DDRAW has a wider range of overrides and fixes for compatibility breaking issues.
On a side note, don't forget higher resolutions like 1080p or 1440p are entirely possible with RA2, simply edit ra2.ini and find the values for ScreenWidth and ScreenHeight in the [Video] section. Enter your preferred resolution manually, start with the native screen resolution (unless you're using a 4k+ display, then use 1920x1080) as anything standard should work, but some video drivers may not like every possible resolution listed as available by Windows, so you may have to try an alternate. All testing and development of Scorched Earth is done at 1920x1080, which seems to be optimal for situational awareness, especially given some of the extended weapon ranges. The DDRAW wrappers may offer even more freedom via virtual resolutions.
Alternately, if the above compatibility mode settings just won't take, but Windows insists it has, then try removing all compatibility options (including the Run as Administrator) and renaming the included ecache07.mix to expand07.mix. This renaming instructs the game to load the file in a different order, and may cure the crashing problem, with the downside that every SE update will require this procedure too. Renaming the file is incompatible with running the game in older Windows Compatibility+Administrator modes, it has to be one or the other.
Scorched Earth is still BETA, mostly because there are pending feature updates/changes and more custom terrain to be added, but it is a very mature project. I've developed some tools to help automate error discovery, so there should not be any glaring mistakes that will cause a crash. If anything odd or catastrophic happens, please leave a comment, or sign up to ppforums.com and post in the Scorched Earth development thread under Public Mod Announcements subforum.
I'm not sure what that is, but I suspect it's a driver/directx issue, and you should try method #2 with the CNC-DDRAW wrapper installed. You can experiment with the renderer options in the ddraw.ini after the first load.
An Alert is a dialog that presents users with information or collects information from the user using inputs. An alert appears on top of the app's content, and must be manually dismissed by the user before they can resume interaction with the app. It can also optionally have a header, subHeader and message.
When using Ionic with React or Vue, ion-alert can also be placed directly in the template through use of the isOpen property. Note that isOpen must be set to false manually when the alert is dismissed; it will not be updated automatically.
In the array of buttons, each button includes properties for its text, and optionally a handler. If a handler returns false then the alert will not automatically be dismissed when the button is clicked. All buttons will show up in the order they have been added to the buttons array from left to right. Note: The right most button (the last one in the array) is the main button.
Optionally, a role property can be added to a button, such as cancel. If a cancel role is on one of the buttons, then if the alert is dismissed by tapping the backdrop, then it will fire the handler from the button with a cancel role.
Alerts can also include several different inputs whose data can be passed back to the app. Inputs can be used as a simple way to prompt users for information. Radios, checkboxes and text inputs are all accepted, but they cannot be mixed. For example, an alert could have all radio button inputs, or all checkbox inputs, but the same alert cannot mix radio and checkbox inputs. Do note however, different types of "text" inputs can be mixed, such as url, email, text, textarea etc. If you require a complex form UI which doesn't fit within the guidelines of an alert then we recommend building the form within a modal instead.
IPXwrapper is a winsock wrapper which transparently tunnels IPX packets over IPusing UDP port 54792. To use it, simply copy ipxwrapper.dll, wsock32.dll andmswsock.dll to the directory containing your legacy program.
IPXWrapper also works for other games that require IPX, including C&C: Red Alert 2, Army Men RTS, Lords of Magic SE, Dark Reign, Diablo I (see detailed Diablo setup here) (List updated based on comments, thanks for any input!).
Dynamic content which updates without a page reload is generally either a region or a widget. Simple content changes which are not interactive should be marked as live regions. A live region is explicitly denoted using the aria-live attribute.
aria-live: The aria-live=POLITENESS_SETTING is used to set the priority with which screen reader should treat updates to live regions - the possible settings are: off, polite or assertive. The default setting is off. This attribute is by far the most important.
Normally, only aria-live="polite" is used. Any region which receives updates that are important for the user to receive, but not so rapid as to be annoying, should receive this attribute. The screen reader will speak changes whenever the user is idle.
As aria-live="off" is the assumed default for elements, it should not be necessary to set this explicitly, unless you're trying to suppress the announcement of elements which have an implicit live region role (such as role="alert").
A website specializing in providing information about planets provides a dropdown box. When a planet is selected from the dropdown, a region on the page is updated with information about the selected planet.
As the user selects a new planet, the information in the live region will be announced. Because the live region has aria-live="polite", the screen reader will wait until the user pauses before announcing the update. Thus, moving down in the list and selecting another planet will not announce updates in the live region. Updates in the live region will only be announced for the planet finally chosen.
One way around this would be to first clear all the contents of the live region (in this case, set the innerHTML of both and to be empty), and then inject the new content. However, this can sometimes be unreliable, as it's dependent on the exact timing of these two updates.
Normally, only aria-live=\"polite\" is used. Any region which receives updates that are important for the user to receive, but not so rapid as to be annoying, should receive this attribute. The screen reader will speak changes whenever the user is idle.
As aria-live=\"off\" is the assumed default for elements, it should not be necessary to set this explicitly, unless you're trying to suppress the announcement of elements which have an implicit live region role (such as role=\"alert\").
As the user selects a new planet, the information in the live region will be announced. Because the live region has aria-live=\"polite\", the screen reader will wait until the user pauses before announcing the update. Thus, moving down in the list and selecting another planet will not announce updates in the live region. Updates in the live region will only be announced for the planet finally chosen.