You’ve successfully downloaded a map! Great! Now what to do with it to make it work. Well it depends:
A) I use the CnCNet client to play RA2 & YR.
Lucky you! The steps are quite simple! You only need to extract the maps using winrar or any other tool and place the map in the custom maps folder. Where is that? Well find your Red Alert installation. In that folder you should find another folder called MAPS. Open that folder and inside are two more, one called CUSTOM and one called Yuri’s Revenge. Place the map you’ve downloaded in the CUSTOM folder.
Most of the maps on this site have the .map ending ( file extension), those maps are ready to go. If the downloaded map has .yrm or .mpr ending then you need to change it to .map or the CnCNet client won’t recognize the map.
B) I don’t use the CnCNet client to play RA2 & YR
To install maps you’ve found on this site you have to place the maps in the folder where Red Alert 2 is installed. Typically, Red Alert 2 is installed at one of the following locations:
C:\Program Files\EA Games\Command & Conquer The First Decade\Command & Conquer Red Alert(tm) II\RA2
However most of the maps on this site have .map ending. These maps won’t be recognized by the game. You’ll need to change the .map to .yrm for Yuri’s Revenge or .mpr for Red Alert 2.
Good luck commander!