This is not an engine in itself, this is just a term that can be used as a name for the "2D" RTS games Westwood Studios developed. They never officially announced, named or released this engine.

It was just added and named internally for purposes of ModDB by a member of the community.

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About OpenRA with 5 comments by Milanium on Apr 5th, 2014

Our first playtest of 2014 is long overdue, and marks a significant step forward from our holiday release.

A brief sampling of our full changelog is included below.General gameplay improvements include:

  • Air units can now attack-move and guard other actors.
  • Players can now place beacons on the map to signal teammates.
  • Time-delayed support powers will also place beacons.
  • Unit husks can now be force-targeted and destroyed.
  • Engineers (mechanics in RA) can salvage unit husks to return them to the battlefield.

User-interface improvements include:

  • A new mod selector interface, which now appears the first time you run OpenRA.
  • The offline skirmish mode from Tiberian Dawn has been added to the other mods.
  • Significant UI improvements for spectators and replays.
  • Integration with the OpenRA Resource Center for installing custom maps when joining a game.

Specific mod improvements include:

  • [D2K] Implemented concrete plates, and structural damage for buildings built on the ground.
  • [D2K & RA] Saboteur / Tanya can now place C4 on vehicles.
  • [RA & TD] Tanya / Commando can now place C4 on bridges.
  • [TD] Added several of the original campaign missions.
  • [RA] Added the Allies Phase Transport and and Soviet Hijacker units.
  • [RA & TD] A number of balance changes (see the full changelog for details).

Changes that impact mod and custom-map authors include:

  • Improvements to the Lua scripting API.
  • Removal of the legacy scripted missions.
  • The legacy (RA & TD) map converter has moved from the map editor into OpenRA.Utility.exe.
  • Added --upgrade-mod and --upgrade-map utility commands to automatically upgrade a mod or map targeting release-20131223 to the latest version.
  • A number of trait properties have changed from pixel or cell units into world units. Use –upgrade-mod to automatically convert these.

A significant issue was discovered with our Lua integration late in this playtest cycle. This shouldn’t significantly affect scripted missions, but caused the shellmaps (the animations that run in the main menu) to become unstable after some time. Rather than delay the playtest further, we have disabled the shellmaps until the issue has been fixed. The shellmaps will be restored before the next full release.


We have also been nominated for the Linux Game Awards Project of the Month for May 2014.

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If you’d like to help improve the profile of open-source Linux gaming, then be sure to vote for us (or one of our competitors, they are great projects too!).


A brief taste of our new playtest changes can be seen below:

Mod Chooser

The new mod chooser is styled after our website, and better highlights the official and custom mods.

D2K Improvements

Concrete plates have been added to D2K, and the turrets now integrate properly with walls.

Map Beacons

Beacons and radar pings will now notify you, your allies, and spectators of any important events.

Phase Transport

The Allied Phase Transport can transport three infantry, while remaining cloaked from enemy view.

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C&C: Red Alert

C&C: Red Alert C&C: Red Alert

Updated 1 year ago Released Nov 24, 1996 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, land...

C&C: Red Alert 2

C&C: Red Alert 2 C&C: Red Alert 2

Updated 5 months ago Released Oct 3, 2000 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Wielding strange new technologies and hungering for revenge, the Soviet Army invades America. Overwhelmed Allied forces, unprepared for the surprise attack...

C&C: Tiberian Sun

C&C: Tiberian Sun C&C: Tiberian Sun

Updated 2 months ago Released Aug 12, 1999 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun is the sequel to Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. Set in the early 21st century, Tiberian Sun once again pits the Global...

C&C: Tiberian Sun Firestorm

C&C: Tiberian Sun Firestorm C&C: Tiberian Sun Firestorm

Updated 2 months ago Released Mar 6, 2000 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Kane is dead. A new enemy has emerged. It's time to head up the Firestorm task force. Nod's experiments have unknowingly released a horde of cybernetic...

C&C: Yuri's Revenge

C&C: Yuri's Revenge C&C: Yuri's Revenge

Updated 2 months ago Released Nov 11, 2001 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

While the war waged between the Allies and Soviets Yuri was quietly scheming, planning, testing, and devising. History went on without him - Russian Premier...

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asvnix
asvnix Aug 28 2009, 3:04pm says:

Actually it's a 3D engine. THose one who work with it, know that is't a simple 3D

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Ferkhat
Ferkhat Jul 29 2008, 12:24am says:

So, my mod is a part of this. Hi guys :D

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Ferkhat
Ferkhat Jul 28 2008, 5:29pm says:

Shouldnt renegade be a part of this?

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InStars
InStars Aug 4 2009, 4:03pm replied:

renegate is not 2D.....

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[NE]Fobby[GEN]
[NE]Fobby[GEN] May 8 2008, 11:35pm says:

Me neither.

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teh_spy
teh_spy May 30 2008, 1:29am replied:

if it wasnt for this engine the games wouldnt be free like most engines

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cnc95fan
cnc95fan Apr 28 2008, 3:30pm says:

Not too sure about that.

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One_Winged_Angel
One_Winged_Angel Apr 13 2008, 5:16pm says:

Greatest Engine Ever!

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teh_spy
teh_spy Apr 19 2008, 11:45pm replied:

TRUE DAT

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