Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge – How to Set Custom Resolution

A guide to show you how to set a custom resolution.

Guide to Set Custom Resolution


To set a custom resolution that is higher than what you are able to select inside the game, you have to edit three .ini files that are inside the game’s folder

  • C:\Program Files\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Command & Conquer Red Alert II

The three files you are looking for are:

  • DDrawCompat.ini
  • RA2.ini
  • RA2MD.ini
Step 1

First, you have to put in your resolution in the first file (DDrawCompat.ini). Open it in the text editor put in your resolution at the SupportedResolutions line. So for example, it could then look like this

SupportedResolutions = 640×400, 800×600, 1024×768, 1920×1080, 2560×1440

When you are done, save it.

Step 2

Edit the second file (RA2.ini). The lines you are looking for are


Edit these two lines and put in your resolution. So for example, it can look like this:


When you are done, save it.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 for the last file RA2MD.ini and you are done.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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