Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
Exhibit: Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2

Hardware & Operating Systems

Date OS Comments
2000 Win 98 Hardware requirements seem modest. I ran RA2 on a laptop with 64 MEG of RAM and there were no slowdowns. On my Celeron-466it ran flawlessly. To my surprise the game does not require a 3D accelerator card. I guess the philosophy is to make the game accessible to the widest possible audience. The Graphics have a "cartoon" feel which actually fits perfectly with the tongue-in-cheek story and gameplay.
2008 WIn XP I fired the game up again to see if it would run in WIndows XP. Yep, no problems. There was one annoying trait though, which caused me to quit after a few skirmishes and campaign missions. The DVD drive runs flat out while you are playing (only during the campaign I believe). Not only is this noisy, but I've worn out optical drives out before with continuous running.


Boot camp explains the basics.