How to Install Rise of the East

Rise of the East is not a standalone mod and requires files from Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge in order to function. It is also recommended to create a separate folder for the mod and not to extract it into your existing Red Alert 2 directory if you have CNCNet installed as it will overwrite files.

Below is a list of files needed from your vanilla Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge folder:
  • BINKW32.dll
  • BLOWFISH.dll
  • gamemd.exe (patched to v1.001)
  • ra2.mix
  • ra2md.mix
  • language.mix
  • langmd.mix

Installation Guide

Installing the mod is very easy, just follow the steps below and if you run into any issues during installation or after please refer to the troubleshooting section further down the page.

  • Step 1 - Download RotE 2.1 here
  • Step 2 - Extract the mod folder anywhere
  • Step 3 - Copy the 7 files mentioned above from your RA2 folder into the mod folder
  • Step 4 - Run the REClient.exe file to open the client

Once the client is open, it will prompt you to configure it (if it is your first time). It will also scan for any updates available.


I've put together a list of common issues and questions with known solutions. For anything not listed below please do join our discord server and leave us a note. :)

  • I have 2.0.3 installed, can I install 2.1 over it?
      No, 2.1 is not compatible with 2.0.3. It simply changes and adds too many things. Installing it over 2.0.3 may introduce visual errors and cause online desyncs.
  • My game won't start, my client keeps minimising then coming back up
    1. This is a common occurence when using the CNC-DDRAW renderer, try using a different one such as TS-DDRAW-2 or restart your computer.
  • I keep getting a Syringe.exe error when I launch a game!
    1. Try giving your client admin rights. (right click on REClient.exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > tick "Run this program as an admin" and hit OK.
  • I get a white driver warning message ingame when using ReShade
    1. The most recent nVidia driver update is the cause, it currently only happens with CNC-DDRAW and may not affect all but has been reported by a few. Disable ReShade or use a different renderer.
  • My mouse is lagging ingame
    1. Your computer or settings is not optimized for ReShade. To test this, while ingame press the home button on your keyboard and change your preset to the OG one. If your mouse moves smoothly then it means either your renderer selection or your computer specs is not suitable for ReShade. Alternatively you can disable ReShade via the client Options.
  • My Map Editor is showing weird terrain textures :(
    1. In order to use the map editor without terrain palette issues you need to do the following:
    2. Download this zip file
    3. Extract the 2 files into your mod folder
  • I can't start the client, I keep getting an error or a Kabooom message!
    1. Go into your Resources folder and try opening all of the following until your client works:
    2. clientdx.exe
    3. clientxna.exe
    4. clientogl.exe

    5. If none of the above work, please go on our discord and upload your client.log file to the #bug-reporting channel.
      Your client.log file is located in the Client folder.

For everything else not listed above please follow the link below to join our Discord:

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