Command & Conquer Generals Maps: How to Create a Compressed Map Folder

This page details how to correctly create a compressed folder (.zip file) for your Generals or Zero Hour map that you have created before submitting it to our website.  By following these guidelines, you help speed up the map review process and the uniformity of and ease-of-installation for maps downloaded from C&C Labs.

Step 1. First, you must open the My Documents folder, in which C&C Generals stores its data. One way you can access this folder is via the desktop. As shown in the image below, click on the "My Documents" icon on your desktop. You can also access the My Documents folder via your Start Menu.

Step 2. Second, you need to open the Command and Conquer Generals Data folder, if your map is for C&C Generals. If your map is for C&C Generals: Zero Hour, you need to open the Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data folder, as seen below. These are the actual folders in which Generals and Zero Hour store most of your game data.

Step 3. Next, you need to open the Maps sub-folder. This is where fan-created maps are stored.

Step 4. When creating your map with World Builder, you should have saved it in its own folder inside this maps folder. The folder name should be the same as that of the map.

For the next step, please select an option below:

To continue, you must either be using Windows XP, or you must have WinZip installed. If you are not using Windows XP, please install the latest trial version from before continuing.

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