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How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:07:33 PM »
Sometimes you can't use EF launcher, but you can play Eastern_Front by creating a shorcut following these steps:

  • Right Click over the desktop->New->Shorcut
  • Enter your CoH directory, in example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\Company of Heroes Relaunch\RelicCoH.exe" -dev -mod Eastern_Front -nomovies (with quotes)
  • Enjoy Eastern Front!

Remember to double check if you are writing the correct path creating the shorcut.

You can add the following parameters to your shorcut:

-dev                     this enables developer options (also allows you 
                         to play custom maps not formated as a ".sga")
-nomovies                this skips opening intro movies.
-noclip                  no videos when starting the game, saves your "Esc"-key
-unlock_all_missions     exactly what it says
-nosound                 disables the sound system.
-refresh xx              sets the game refresh rate (ie. -refresh 60).
-minvidmem 32            this works around the video-memory check
-novsync                 disables Vsync (for higher fps then 60).
-notriplebuffer          disables triple buffering
-perftest                use with -novsync to dump a log file of the performance
                         test to \documents\my games\coh\logfiles
-nolitter                used with DX10 and removes the "litter" objects that busy up the world.
-speech                  disables unit in game speech
-fastload                reduces loading time


While there are no limits of what commands you can use at a given time, all this stuff must be used under your own risk.


Remember to always update your game manually because you aren't going to use the autoupdate feature of the launcher.

Cannot download the patches? Look here!


Thanks to @Frehelias from Blitzkrieg community for giving me this idea(and the last two parameters ;)) and thanks to @Lethal Dosage from RelicNews Community for sharing his knowledge about this.

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 06:40:06 AM »
this is the same way to create a shortcut when im using corsix ??? ??? ???(ofcourse putting dev -my_mod....etc)

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 08:16:24 AM »
this is the same way to create a shortcut when im using corsix ??? ??? ???(ofcourse putting dev -my_mod....etc)
I never used corxis in that way so, i assume it is :-\.
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 03:11:35 PM »
it cant find the coH directory  ???

Post Merge: February 25, 2011, 03:15:07 PM
the error says
the file:C:\Games\THQ\Company of Heroes cannot be found ???
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 03:19:48 PM »
it cant find the coH directory  ???

Post Merge: February 25, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
the error says
the file:C:\Games\THQ\Company of Heroes cannot be found ???
that's because there is a low chance that your path would be that... that's why i put Remember to double check if you are writing the correct path creating the shorcut, it would be difficult to represent all the possible paths... hence i made just an example ;).
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 03:24:16 PM »
ok.. :P then how do i find the correct path?

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 03:25:52 PM »
ok.. :P then how do i find the correct path?

... don't know, but we can guess :).

do you have CoH on steam?
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 04:25:47 PM »
 :)
uhm no i installed the game normal just plain COH from a store bought disc :D

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 08:56:18 AM »
Check if you have CoH at:
C:\Program Files\THQ\Company of Heroes\

if you have 64 bits OS try:
C:\Program Files(x86)\THQ\Company of Heroes\
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 09:52:18 AM »
ok.. :P then how do i find the correct path?

1) Using keyboard, press "windows" key (the one, that has got windows emblem on it) and then, while still pressing that "windows" key, press "f" key. Search window must appear.
2) Use the picture, provided below. That will also require you to use your keyboard, and, probably, a mouse as well.
3) The location of the file should be that very correct location you need

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2011, 10:25:25 AM »
ok.. :P then how do i find the correct path?

1) Using keyboard, press "windows" key (the one, that has got windows emblem on it) and then, while still pressing that "windows" key, press "f" key. Search window must appear.
2) Use the picture, provided below. That will also require you to use your keyboard, and, probably, a mouse as well.
3) The location of the file should be that very correct location you need

Best wishes!
lol ;D!! Bingo :).
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 06:04:55 AM »
I tried to make the shortcut as specified and I verified my directory.  But when I click my shortcut it only brings up the file.  Do I need to do something different or is there something I don't have enabled?

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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 09:00:17 AM »
I tried to make the shortcut as specified and I verified my directory.  But when I click my shortcut it only brings up the file.  Do I need to do something different or is there something I don't have enabled?
Fixed... xD. Please check the first post.
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 09:14:47 AM »
I hate to bear bad news, but I corrected the shortcuts and it gives my cursor the loading icon then nothing happens.  Almost feels like I'm not going to get to play this mod.

Update: I got it to work now.  I just made a new shortcut and it look a minute but it loaded finally and I went into a game and it seems to be running fine.
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Re: How to create an Eastern Front shorcut
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 09:23:26 AM »
Did you put the quotes on the shorcut's path?

"C:\Games\THQ\Company of Heroes\RelicCoH.exe" -dev -mod Eastern_Front

They should be there.

Are you sure you installed EF in the correct path?

When the installer asked you the path you should put a something like this:

C:\Games\THQ\Company of Heroes

If you installed EF in a different location, it won't work.
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