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Various Cheats and Hints

Cheat mode:
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use a text editor to edit the "rules.ini" file in the game folder. You can change units health, cost, weapon, shield and other game options.

View credits:
Click on the Westwood logo at the title screen.

Destroy your teammates:
To kill your allies/teammates, hold [Ctrl] and select a soldier or vehicle that is on your side.

Unlock everything:
When starting a skirmish game, build everything you can see on the right-side menu. You will be able to build new things. Keep doing this until everything is unlocked. But make sure you build an Ore Refinery first, so you can get money easily.

Destroying enemy ore trucks:
The Allied mine layer may be the best weapon against enemy ore trucks. First, determine where the enemy ore trucks are passing. They usually stick to the sides of trees, shores and ridges. Bring your mine layers to the proper location and lay a lot of mines onto the exact path of the truck. Get out once the mines have been laid. Be careful not to let the mine layers get claimed by enemy forces.

Throw grenades anywhere:
Use the following trick to allow grenadiers to throw grenades across the entire map. Press [Ctrl] to force them to throw a grenade on the nearby ground. When the grenadiers reach back to throw, click on a target anywhere and the grenades will land at that location. The grenadiers must be selected the entire time. Note: Stop the grenadiers after they begin to walk towards the target.

Ore truck defense
If infantry are attacking your ore truck, simply use the ore truck to crush them.

Mine Layer defense:
When fighting on a island and enemy transports keep landing, get your Mine Layers and set them just on the beach as far to the water as possible. The transports will be stuck there, and will not be able to open. Note: If the mines blocking them explode, they will release their contents.

Making cruisers accurate:
Cruisers will miss when firing at something in the distance. Hold [Ctrl] and click to force them to fire on the ground and a little above the target.

Cruisers without protection:
Cruisers can fire at water-vehicles by force firing on the target. However, it will not do as much damage as if normal target was attacked.

Create ants:
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Make a map using Red Alert Map Editor, Save the map and exit the editor. Use a text editor to edit the map file in the game folder. Search for the following lines:

(Basic)
NewINIFormat=3 (this may be a different value in your game)
Name=River of Gold (this may be a different value in your game)
Copy the following entries below those lines.

(General)

;Warior Ant
(ANT1]
Name=Nin10dolord's Warior
Image=ANT1
Name=Warrior Ant
Prerequisite=weap
Primary=Mandible
Strength=125
Armor=heavy
TechLevel=1
Owner=allies,soviets
Sight=3
Speed=6
Cost=700
Points=40
ROT=8
Tracked=yes
Crewed=no
NoMovingFire=yes
GuardRange=5

;Fireant
(ANT2]
Image=ANT2
Primary=FireballLauncher
Name=Fire Ant
Prerequisite=weap
Strength=75
Armor=heavy
TechLevel=1
Owner=allies,soviets
Sight=3
Speed=8
Cost=700
Points=40
ROT=6
Tracked=yes
Crewed=no
NoMovingFire=yes

(ANT3]
Image=ANT3
Name=Scout Ant
Prerequisite=weap
Primary=DepthCharge
Strength=85
Armor=light
TechLevel=1
Owner=allies,soviets
Sight=3
Speed=7
Cost=700
Points=40
ROT=9
Tracked=yes
Crewed=no
NoMovingFire=yes
GuardRange=5

Spying:
Although you may think your spy is safe if no dogs are present, tanks are still dangerous. They will not shoot at your spy, but will instead try to crush him.

Throw grenades anywhere:
Use the following trick to allow grenadiers to throw grenades across the entire map. Press [Ctrl] to force them to throw a grenade on the nearby ground. When the grenadiers reach back to throw, click on a target anywhere and the grenades will land at that location. The grenadiers must be selected the entire time. Note: Stop the grenadiers after they begin to walk towards the target.

Ore truck defense:
If infantry are attacking your ore truck, simply use the ore truck to crush them.

Spying:
Although you may think your spy is safe if no dogs are present, tanks are still dangerous. They will not shoot at your spy, but will instead try to crush him.

Saving units:
If you are under attack by enemies that are coming by bridge, transport, APC, or Chinook, destroy them quickly to cut them off.

Fire anywhere:
Using Tanya, (like grenadiers) it is possible to fire anywhere on the map. Ask Tanya to force fire somewhere then just as she is about to fire another round, aim for an enemy. It is very tricky but it is easier to do if the game speed is set to slow.

Easy kill with Chronoshpere:
Chronoshift a rifleman at the farthest place where the enemy can reach. Many of their units should go to attack that rifleman. Let them kill the rifleman. The enemy's units should stay where the rifleman was located. Send a team of eight to ten Apaches over to attack the Power Plants. Repeat this process as needed

From: petey_smiff, Aug 21, 2008

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