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Heres abit more info:

im playing the game from a disk image (.isofile) i have to dreat a virtual drive with power iso then mount the disc image with power iso and the when i go to 'computer' it lists the virtual drive with my other drives i double click on it and the game loads.

Im lost as to where i can type the "-windowed"

sorry if im missing the point im abit stuipid.

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Open the "disc" by right-clicking and selecting Open. Then find the executable file, create a shortcut and Windows should send it to the desktop since the ISO is read-only. Head to the desktop, find the shortcut and do I what I mentioned in my last post.

I also play games from ISOs, because I don't and won't have a CD drive. I boot into OS install discs with USB, as everyone should.
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Heres a little more info

im playing the game from a disc image (.isofile), i have to create a virtual drive with power iso then i mount the iso to my virtual drive (F) then i go to 'computer' and it list the virtual drive with the rest of my drives, i double click on it and it plays.

so where do i type '-windowed' ?

please help

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post #14 of 32
Within the ISO there has to be an actual launcher .exe file or a shortcut .Ink file, this is the one you add the switch to.

You have to right-click the actual launcher and select properties.
Here you can add any parameters to the Target.

Like so:

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Create a shortcut to the executable that runs when you double-click the drive in Computer. Right click the shortcut, go to properties, in the "Target" box you'll see something like: "C:\\Program Files\\Company\\File.exe"

change it to:

"C:\\Program Files\\Company\\File.exe" -windowed

then run the shortcut.
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sorry about the double post.

Ive gone into the file found the autorun thing and created shortcut on desktop when i go to properties the target field read:

F:\\autorun.exe

i type -windowed at the end so it looks like this

F:\\autorun.exe-windowed

click apply

and it gives me the following message:-

The name F:\\autorun.exe-windowed specified in the target bos is not valid.Make sure path and file name are correct.

What have i done wrong?

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Originally Posted by owenmod View Post
sorry about the double post.

Ive gone into the file found the autorun thing and created shortcut on desktop when i go to properties the target field read:

F:\\autorun.exe

i type -windowed at the end so it looks like this

F:\\autorun.exe-windowed

click apply

and it gives me the following message:-

The name F:\\autorun.exe-windowed specified in the target bos is not valid.Make sure path and file name are correct.

What have i done wrong?

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'-windowed' is NOT the flag for any Command and Conquer games.

The windowed flag is '-win'

For example:

"Game.exe" -win
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The file im looking for will it be application in file type?

NB -win didnt work either.

im not sure that this autorun file is the right one.

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The file im looking for will it be application in file type?

NB -win didnt work either.

im not sure that this autorun file is the right one.

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Yes, it's an Application (Normally .Ink filetype)

It won't be the autorun, that is for a different function.

It should be something like:

'Command and Conquer 3: Kanes Wrath' with a special icon.

This is the launcher and it should point to the game executable itself, for example:

Target:
"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\EA Games\\Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour\\generals.exe" -win
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