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#1 Posted : Monday, November 19, 2018 12:09:43 PM(UTC)
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this guide explains how to set the game to the perfect resolution, get borderless windowed mode (also called "fake fullscreen") and how to make the game startup as fast as possible, even removing the EA banner.

Step 1:
Install Gentool (you probably already have)

Step 2:
Measure/make up your mind on how big you want your game to be displayed. In my case I want it to cover everything but the windows taskbar.

If unsure make a screenshot with the print key on your keyboard, paste it into mspaint and measure the desired size:

My screen resolution is 3840x2160. From the height (2160) I subtracted the height of the Windows Taskbar (in my case 60 pixels), so my game is supposed to be 3840x2100 pixels.

Step 3:
Right Click your Generals/ZH game shortcut and go to its Properties. You will find a value called target.

Something like this will be in there:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour\generals.exe"

Add the following behind the last ":
-win -quickstart -xres 3840 -yres 2100
(add a SPACE at the beginning, between the last " and the first -)

So you turn it into this precisely:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour\generals.exe"
-win -quickstart -xres 3840 -yres 2100

- win forces windows mode

- quickstart removes shellmap
- xres and -yres force change the resolution, obviously enter the values from earlier

Step 4:
Start the game, open the Gentool Options with the Insert Key and change this value:
Window Position -> Full

You can also use the "cursor lock" if you want, to make your mouse curser not leave your game window.

Step 5:
Navigate to your ZH directory
C:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour

Go to the folder \Data\English\Movies (language folder might differ) and delete/rename the files:

Step 6:
Congratz, your game will now start lightning-fast and without any b/s.

Edited by user Monday, November 19, 2018 1:39:17 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, November 20, 2018 12:29:04 PM(UTC)
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WoW , Thank you ...
This "-win" thing really saved me .
After I broke my Hard , Those I gave my laptop to insert a new one , Just Installed Windows 10 and that my friend was the end of SAGE (C&C generals , C&C 3 , what so ever) for me , It took a day to reinstall everything and C&C Generals would work correct that next day I found it minimizing whenever I tried to open it , No matter how many clicks I gave the Task bar Icon It just would go Full screen and minimized again in a sec , there are many programs conflicting with win 10 , I'm going to take 7 back in a week but till then thankfully I can use this .
Thanks again .
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 9, 2021 5:28:30 AM(UTC)
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Thats really great idea and information, thx!

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#4 Posted : Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:37:42 AM(UTC)
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Does this work for Generals too?
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#5 Posted : Saturday, January 15, 2022 2:10:16 AM(UTC)
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