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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fixing Generals Zero Hour Lag on Twilight Flame

If you are here, that means you are desperate to know how to fix the LAG when playing C&C Generals ZH.


recap:
PC specs: VERY HIGH for the game
Graphics: MAX with resolution and camera modded to work at 1440x900

Game: Skirmish
Map: Twilight Flame
Players: The user, 2 Hard Armies (at least)

Gameplay: The first 15 minutes are fine, after that, the game lags to a halt making it unplayable.

Solution: Hehe, well, don't use Twilight Flame, use an alternative.

Explanation: The reason the game lags is the bad map design of Twilight Flame, the map's routing is bad, so when the AI is controlling the units, it will be disrupted by the bad routing and goes into a loop making the game run very slow.

Fix: Use the alternative map named Timberline, by spyVspy, found HERE

extract it, put it in "Documents\Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data\Maps\"

the map should be a folder named "timberline" found in the Maps folder.

Usage: Launch the game, go to single player, select skirmish, click on select map, go to unofficial maps tab, choose Timberline.

Have Fun!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip. However, I downloaded the file and extracted it with unrar, but I can't seem to find a file named timberline there. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. i am so sorry for this inconvenience, the link was wrong, i fixed it now

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  2. Also, deleting the Microsoft windows update, kb3086255, helped me get back onto twilight flame.

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  3. Also, deleting the Microsoft windows update, kb3086255, helped me get back onto twilight flame.

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  4. I love this map! Unfortunately We can't use it in multiplayer. =(

    Thanks for the assist!

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