Tiberian Sun windowed mode

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To run Tiberian Sun windowed mode, you’ll have to follow these steps:

  1. Change your color quality to 16 bit. To run Tiberian Sun in windowed mode you’ll first have to change your desktop color quality to 16bit otherwise you’ll get this error:
    This product requires a 16bit pixel depth
    To change your color quality:

    • Windows XP – Right click on your desktop > Properties > Settings tab > Set your color quality to 16bit.
    • Windows 7 & 8 – Right click on your desktop > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > Monitor tab > Set your colors to: High Color (16bit)
  2. Add the -win option to your shortcut. Now right click on your Tiberian Sun shortcut, select properties and then in the target field after the quotations put a space and then type:
    e.g. “C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer(tm) Tiberian Sun(tm)\SUN\Game.exe” -win.
  3. Run Tiberian Sun from this shortcut to run in windowed mode.

If you’ve followed the above steps and are still having issues with Tiberian Sun windowed mode, please post in the comments below. To increase your chances of a solution being found include as much detail as possible (which version of the game you’re running, what operating system you have, what video card you have and steps to reproduce the issue). Screenshots are also very useful!

    October 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It is necessary to say that you need to download hyper’s 2.03 patch to run the game in windowed mode!

    December 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

    no its not, shut the hell up

    Hi, so I’ve got the game running. I didn’t put it in windowed mode because the window was very, very small. The game ran fine until I tried to save it. It saved and froze. Are these the menu issues mentioned when not playing the game in windowed mode?

    Also, how can I make the window in windowed mode larger?

      From what I’ve heard running in windowed mode solves a bunch of menu related issues on Windows 8. As for how to make the window larger, increase your resolution :)

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