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Red Alert 3: Uprising, like its predecessor, apparently prioritizes the dedicated graphics card over the dedicated one in systems with two GPUs. If the dedicated card runs the game slowly because it is not as powerful as the dedicated one, this may result in severe slowdown when running the game at Ultra Settings. Normally this fix is simply accomplished by using the Windows 10 graphical setup to select the High Performance GPU, but Red Alert 3 requires an extra step:
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Red Alert 3: Uprising, like its predecessor, apparently prioritizes the integrated graphics card over the dedicated one in systems with two GPUs. If the integrated card runs the game slowly because it is not as powerful as the dedicated one, this may result in severe slowdown when running the game at Ultra Settings. Normally this fix is simply accomplished by using the Windows 10 graphical setup to select the High Performance GPU, but Red Alert 3 requires an extra step:
 
# Go to the "Data" folder, it would normally be located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Red Alert 3 Uprising\Data."
 
# Go to the "Data" folder, it would normally be located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Red Alert 3 Uprising\Data."
 
# You will see several files with the ".game" extension. You must rename the file "ra3ep1_1.0.game" to "ra3ep1_1.0.game.exe" (simply add the ".exe" extension).
 
# You will see several files with the ".game" extension. You must rename the file "ra3ep1_1.0.game" to "ra3ep1_1.0.game.exe" (simply add the ".exe" extension).
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# Add "ra3_1.12.game.exe" to the list, left-click on it and select options, then click on "High Performance".
 
# Add "ra3_1.12.game.exe" to the list, left-click on it and select options, then click on "High Performance".
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Revision as of 12:04, 3 July 2022

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising cover
Developers
EA Los Angeles
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
SAGE 2.0
Release dates
Windows March 12, 2009
Reception
Metacritic 64
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Sci-fi
Series Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising on HowLongToBeat
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising on IGDB
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising guide on StrategyWiki
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising on MobyGames
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising on Wikipedia
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor 1997
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
OpenRA (unofficial) 2010
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection 2020
Renegade X (unofficial) EA

Key points

No multiplayer.
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1]

General information

Command & Conquer Wiki - A wiki for everything Command & Conquer-related
Red Alert 3 on CNC.community
Uprising section on CNCNZ.com
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
Requires online activation
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM. Retail release includes no disc, the key can be redeemed through Origin.
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Windows
Origin
Origin
Windows
Origin
Origin
Bundled with other games in the franchise up to Tiberian Twilight.
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Origin
Windows
Humble Store (unavailable)
Origin
Windows

Essential improvements

Command & Conquer Ultimate Collection Fixed Launchers (Origin)

An unofficial patch that provides a slight enhancement to the default launchers provided with the Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection version (fixes registry entries and allows command line arguments to function properly).

It can be downloaded from ModDB.

Skip intro videos

Delete or remove file[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies
  2. Find and delete, move or rename RA3_EA_logo.vp6

Switch GPUs

Set a Default Graphics Card in Windows 10

Red Alert 3: Uprising, like its predecessor, apparently prioritizes the integrated graphics card over the dedicated one in systems with two GPUs. If the integrated card runs the game slowly because it is not as powerful as the dedicated one, this may result in severe slowdown when running the game at Ultra Settings. Normally this fix is simply accomplished by using the Windows 10 graphical setup to select the High Performance GPU, but Red Alert 3 requires an extra step:

  1. Go to the "Data" folder, it would normally be located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Red Alert 3 Uprising\Data."
  2. You will see several files with the ".game" extension. You must rename the file "ra3ep1_1.0.game" to "ra3ep1_1.0.game.exe" (simply add the ".exe" extension).
  3. Open “Settings.”
  4. Select “System” then “Display.”
  5. Beneath the “Multiple displays” section, click on “Graphics settings.”
  6. Choose the app via the pull-down menu: ...
  7. Once you've selected the app from the drop-down menu, click the “Add” button.
  8. Add "ra3_1.12.game.exe" to the list, left-click on it and select options, then click on "High Performance".
  9. The game will now run on the dedicated graphics card instead of the integrated one, ensuring maximum performance.

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\<Localized Red Alert 3 Uprising>\Profiles\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\<Localized Red Alert 3 Uprising>\<user-id>
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/24800/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
For unlisted resolutions see Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use -win parameter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Borderless fullscreen windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Might be affected by the texture quality.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 30 FPS.[1]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Set custom resolution[3]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Red Alert 3 Uprising\Profiles\<user-id>\
  2. Open options.ini.
  3. Change Resolution xxx xxx to your desired resolution.

Input

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Korean
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Issues fixed

Game crashes on startup with an "application error" when launched from executable (Steam)

Create missing file
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Create a new file named steam_appid.txt.
  3. Open the file and insert the game's Steam application ID (24800).
  4. Save the file.
The game will still require an active Steam client to run, but will no longer crash on the attempt to run directly from the executable.

Game does not start (Origin, The Ultimate Collection)

Disable Origin In Game[citation needed]
  1. Select the My Games tab in Origin.
  2. Right-click Red Alert 3/Uprising and select "Game Properties".
  3. Check the "Disable Origin in Game for this game" option.
  4. Click OK and launch the game.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes On2 VP6

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo
Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2100 (XP)
Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2800 (Vista)
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X800
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/24800/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (24800) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References