Command & Conquer: Renegade

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For the fan made multiplayer remake, see Renegade X.

Command & Conquer: Renegade
Command & Conquer: Renegade cover
Westwood Studios
Electronic Arts
Westwood 3D
Release dates
Windows February 26, 2002
Metacritic 75
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Vehicles Flight, Helicopter, Tank
Art styles Stylized
Themes Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Sci-fi
Series Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer: Renegade on HowLongToBeat
Command & Conquer: Renegade on IGDB
Command & Conquer: Renegade on MobyGames
Command & Conquer: Renegade 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


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Small but dedicated community.

General information

W3D Hub - A community dedicated to modding Command & Conquer Renegade
Command & Conquer Wiki - A wiki for everything Command & Conquer-related
Renegade section on
Renegade section on


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]. Bypassed by Tiberian Technologies Scripts
Bundled with other games in the franchise up to Tiberian Twilight.
Included with EA Play.
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


The Origin version is already patched to the latest version.
  • Retail Renegade patch v1.037 can be downloaded in many languages from CNCNZ.

Tiberian Technologies Scripts[edit]

Patch 1.037 is not required as it will be automatically applied if not found.
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, as well as numerous code optimizations.

GameSpy replacement[edit]

Use community-run master server
Ensure you have the latest version of the Tiberian Technologies Scripts installed.
  1. Download and install the W3D Hub launcher from this link.
  2. Upon running the launcher, it will detect your Renegade installation automatically.
  3. If it doesn't detect automatically, click on the Renegade icon in the launcher, followed by "Import Game". Navigate to game.exe in your <path-to-game> and select it.
  4. You should now be able to join Renegade servers through the launcher.
  5. If you run into any trouble, a more in-depth guide can be found in this thread.

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\[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes


In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Stretched by default. Use Tiberian Technologies Scripts. Resolution is set externally via wwconfig.exe
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).
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

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


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


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


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 2, A3D 2.0.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Retail only.
Retail only.


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

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
128 See GameSpy replacement.

Connection types


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.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4. Important tweaks (required) see profile introdution. Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

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]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


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

System requirements[edit]

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


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).