Command & Conquer (a.k.a. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn or simply C&C/C&C1; the game is also often unofficially called Command & Conquer 64 for the Nintendo 64 port) is a 1995 real-time strategy video game produced by Westwood Studios for MS-DOS and released internationally by Virgin Interactive. It was the first of twelve games to date to be released under the title Command & Conquer; six subsequent titles having since continued the story set as sequels with one acting as a prequel, along with the production of several spin-off games. Met with universal acclaim by consumers and critics, Command & Conquer was released for seven separate platforms along with becoming the initiator of the Command & Conquer franchise, and today generally is considered as the title which originally defined and popularized the modern real-time strategy genre.

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About Command & Conquer Unofficial Patch 1.06 with 2 comments by Nyerguds on Jul 1st, 2014

I promised this ages ago, but today, they're finally here: the Command & Conquer video packs to go with the full game download! As usual, I'm not ignoring the German and French C&C players in this, and have uploaded basic video packs for all three main languages. Obviously, you can also add these to a normal CD-based game install to make it fully no-CD, though with the rapid disappearance of 32-bit Windows OSes, and the fact the CD installer is 16-bit, I suspect there aren't too many of those left.

This whole thing was a lot less simple than it seemed; the German version of The First Decade / The Ultimate Collection gave me quite some trouble with all this, since it dumps all its videos in the main game folder, which royally messes up any adding of videos you might want to do, since bare video files in the game folder override anything else you add.

"But, Nyerguds," you ask, "why would you need to add more videos, if you already have them?" Well, just for fun, of course. Which brings me to the second part of this exposition: video addon packs!

If you go to the "addons" section of the Project 1.06 ModDB page, you will see that the translation packs have been moved there from the Download section. And you'll undoubtedly also notice something else that has been added there: the aforementioned video addon packs!

As you probably know, C&C95; v1.06c r3 comes with English, German, French and Japanese languages built into the game, and the current language packs allow you to add British-English, Spanish, Polish and Brazilian-Portuguese to that. And, an Italian pack is coming very soon, too! But while the configuration tool makes it really easy to switch between game languages, the basic video packs still contain videos in only one language, and if you install a different video pack, it'll simply replace the videos by the other language.

This all changes with video addon packs. By abusing a small loophole in the No-CD system of the game, I have developed a way to add videos for all languages! Mind you, the option has been in the 1.06c r3 patch all along; it's the little "Folder to use as CD: Subfolder of the game folder named like the language code" option in CCConfig. This allows the game to always select videos specifically added for the chosen language.

So if you, for example, download the English videos base pack, you could add the German, French and Japanese videos as addon-packs, which means that switching the language in the configuration tool also automatically makes the game use the videos for that language!

And now, in terms of translation packs, there's another nifty thing. About two years ago, a guy named "wolfstain" had the idea to subtitle the C&C briefing videos in Spanish! This is a rather messy process that includes converting the original videos to frames, adding the subtitles on these frames, and then converting them back (which is not as easy as it sounds). Here you see the neat end product of that:

It seems the Italian translators I'm working with are also interested in taking this route, so, more such subtitle-video-packs could be coming in the near future.

I technically also possess a Russian fan-dub of the briefing videos (and a Russian language pack), but since Siberian_GRemlin seems pretty possessive of his stuff, I won't upload that here unless he gives me permission. I'd prefer keeping this stuff centralized, but, ah well. If you're interested in getting that, I suggest you, eh, google his name or something.

On to the second point. Or is that the third point? Whatever! I've updated the installers of both the full game pack and the patch to include some sorely-needed peripheral updates. These include:

  • For the patch: support for handling the nasty all-users compatibility mode set by The Ultimate Collection.
  • The new CnCNet 5 tool. Though, you obviously don't need to re-download the game just for that. Just get it from their site :)
  • An updated version of CnC-DDraw, which allows you to stretch the game videos to full screen even when you stretch the game using the "Nearest" scaling filter. (Thanks to Iran for that one)
  • An updated CCConfig tool that supports the CnCNet and CnC-DDraw changes.

So, that's it for now! I know, I should really get back into dumpster-diving into Westwood code, to release a new patch with shiny new features, but we'll burn that bridge when we get there, right?

Nyerguds, out!

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renefrijhoff5 Jun 8 2014, 4:18am says:

It would be nice to have a slower scrolling speed as it's currently way too fast. So when I found this patch, I tried it out. Well I do have a slower scroll speed, but thats about it. It completely messes up the graphics when scrolling (doesn't matter which resolution, although the bigger the resolution, the bigger the mess). So I have to revert to the unpatched version.

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Nyerguds Jul 1 2014, 1:38pm replied:

You know, I'd see this kind of comments much faster if you'd reply to the actual article instead of the general comments on the C&C game.
As for your bug...
1. Read the patch FAQ. I explain these things in there.
2. It's caused by the missions being smaller than your game resolution, so there's not a lot I can do about that. Increasing the game resolution doesn't magically make missions bigger, hmm?
3. It keeps baffling me how people manage to exit the game to complain about this bug, without noticing that the simple act of opening the ingame menu, which is a necessary step to exit the game, FIXES THE ISSUE.

I'll go ahead and add a #4 here. The graphic messup is a purely cosmetic thing, which in no way prevents you from playing on and finishing the mission.

Oh, and maybe I can squeeze in a #5? Sure, why not. Here we go: playing on the original game resolution ALSO completely fixes this issue. And the patch allows completely free resolution control, if you just bother to open the configuration tool.

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TAK02 Jan 3 2014, 2:08am says:

I don't know wether it's a glitch or not: At the bigining of every skirmish, AI strikes with all starting units. When I look around the whole map, I never find the AIs base, which I doubt exists. Worse, I can't change the starting cash (5000).

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Nyerguds Jun 6 2014, 4:47am replied:

Skirmish in the C&C95 v1.06 patch doesn't include bases. More info about that can be found in the patch readme file, and on the moddb page of the patch.

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TAK02 Jun 9 2014, 11:34am replied:

Thanks for the illumination. Now I know I have to build up defences asap.

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Nyerguds Jul 1 2014, 1:45pm replied:

A fun way to play Skirmish is to use Capture the Flag mode, and do surgical strikes against the mobile headquarters of the AI armies :)

It's a pity the "timed hunt" logic used in the multiplayer AI doesn't adapt to the number of units it has though. It'd be much nicer if they didn't all rush at once after a while. The logic was meant to just give a steady stream of enemies.

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ripamoramee1 Feb 4 2013, 10:48am says:

Odd yellow stuff? That's detailing.

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Nyerguds Aug 14 2013, 4:13am replied:

You know, comments (even snarky ones) related to my news article are better put in the comments OF the article, rather than here in the place which is meant for general comments about the game...

And no, it wasn't detailing, since only one frame of the 32-frame rotation sequence had it :p

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MadWolf Nov 4 2012, 1:47am says:

command and conquer ultimate edition has been released the command and conquer and The Covert Operations has 225 MB of .VQA files i think you can delete all the .VQA

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Nyerguds Feb 16 2015, 4:44am replied:

I made a cleanup script for that stuff. It's included in the unofficial 1.06 patch ;)

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