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Below is the official step-by step guide to playing Tiberian Dawn (C&C1) online, both the original version and from the C&C The First Decade compilation DVD.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the network patch.
  2. Extract thipx32.dll to somewhere like your desktop
  3. Copy the patch file into the C&C 95 installation directory, by default this is located at C:\Westwood\C&C95 or C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer(tm) for The First Decade version.
  4. It should ask you to confirm the replacement of thipx32.dll, click yes.
  5. Download and install the Westwood Chat software.

Playing Instructions:

  • Start the game. For TFD users, launch it from The First Decade menu:
  • TFD Launcher

  • Select Internet Game from the Main Menu. If you get a message stating that you must install Westwood Chat and register an account, cancel the message and press ALT + TAB to manually launch Westwood Chat:
  • C&C will minimize and Westwood Chat will launch.
    Log in to Westwood Chat with your XWIS username - if you have played any C&C game in the compilation (except Generals) online since 2005, you have a username. If not, enter the username and password you would like to use and it will be registered for you. For more information see our online section.
    If Westwood Chat does not launch, manually launch it:
  • Create a C&C game being sure to untick the "Tournament Match" option. Click the "Start the Game" button after the other player has accepted the game options. In the picture below it is grayed, but it will be clickable once your opponent has accepted the game options:
  • If you do not want to create a game, you can join a C&C game instead by viewing the open games in the right hand column. Click ‘Accept options’ when you are ready to begin the game:
  • After the host launches the game both players will see C&C maximize with the following message display:
  • C&C will then minimize again and Westwood Chat will display the following message:
  • C&C will then maximize and the user will be in game. If the game does not maximize click the ‘Command & Conquer’ taskbar button to maximize it:



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