C&C2: Tiberian Sun is the sequel to C&C: Tiberian Dawn. Set in the early 21st century, Tiberian Sun once again pits the GDI against the Brotherhood of Nod in a struggle for control of the planet. With an epic storyline that unfolds as play progresses, players learn the reasons behind the worldwide outbreak of Tiberium and what happened to the notorious Nod leader Kane, who was presumed dead at the end of the first C&C.
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Long time no see. As is often the case, real life, game releases, and general apathy have gotten in the way of development. But as always, we've been working away in a big way on a lot of things. Most substantially is the campaign - with maps, map scripting, and mission-specific art all having a lot of time and effort put into them. We've also gone back over some of the partially complete assets and pushed them up to a final and finished status.

Years ago, a set of civilian structures were released to the public by Vef, based on his work for various iterations of his own TS and RA2 projects. They were a good addition to Tiberian Odyssey and so were quickly incorporated, and were similarly snapped up quick by numerous other mods. They had one major problem though: The artwork for the structures was incomplete, and totally lacked damage frames. This is a big issue because with more than 30 buildings in this set these civilian assets make up a large chunk of our set as a whole. Over the past couple of weeks I have made damage states for almost all of Vef's buildings. Without having the source 3D models this was a big challenge, but now that it has been overcome the set will be a lot more useful.



Mapping continues on both the GDI and Nod campaigns. My intention for a first release is to have the opening act for both sides fairly complete, which probably only clocks in at about 20 missions total, including the odd branch and divergence from the main thread of the narrative.

We recently filled an important hole in the Nod campaign, having finally worked out how to tie Nod's epilogue with the end of the Firestorm Crisis to the main thrust of their act I. Treatments for these early missions have been written and maps are early work in progress. With these two beginning missions readied, we will have an unbroken chain of finished (though not all scripted) maps from mission 1 to mission 9 with at least one of diverging path.

GDI's act I is a lot less full of choice since GDI is a reactive force in the C&C canon so choice only builds up as things to react to do, and that relies on Nod doing interesting things. Nonetheless, missions continue to be written, mapped, and scripted occasionally which is nice.

Forgotten forces bunker down in the captured ruins of an old GDI base


The rail lines leading into Algiers


A GDI Cruiser and escort anchored in the harbour, ready to help coordinate the evacuation


It is my opinion that a good campaign should also present something unexpected to the player. To follow through on this belief I have been making special assets for use in the campaign. Some of these provide the focal point of a specific mission, some are simply valuable assets to sprinkle throughout as a set-dressing and lore building exercise. There are a few things I intend not to spoil right now, but it's worth letting a little bit of it slip for interest's sake:


Here we see various units intended as command vehicles, heavy enemies, or powerful allies (among other things). Some are work-in-progress, like the Nod Command Ship on the middle right of the second image.



This is one of a number of assets designed to reflect GDI's wasteland research facilities.


That's all I can think of right now. Hopefully we'll take a little less time to get around to a news update next time, but hey - life is a complex thing. Until next time!

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yoda589
yoda589

now i wish i could find my tiberium sun original, firestorm and the ultma!

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RuffeDK
RuffeDK

I want Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, but wont buy that damn First Decade. The game is freaking 10 years old! Will it ever be for free download?!

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER

why not joust download it !!!

http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/111197801/tiberian+sun?tab=summary

AND JOUST USE Utorrent .......google it !!!

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InStars
InStars

Well you can wait for Twisted Insurrection, which will be a free game based on Tiberian Sun engine.

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Cjslayer16
Cjslayer16

LMAO for you I have all the older games and I didnt buy that pack :) got them in a special thing some odd years ago for my bday :) cheap too like 20 bucks or something :)

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

Where, what pack? ^^ With 2CD editions? :-D

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Rigelblast
Rigelblast

Tiberian Sun is one of my favourite RTS games. The storyline, music and maps are great. This game also has its own ambience. There is a large and versatile selection of buildings and units and the difference between the sides, GDI and NOD, is significant. So, C&C:TS is a splendid game and I give it a 10/10 rating.

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER

YOUR ABSOLUTLY RIGT !!!!!!!

CGC TIBERIAN SUN FOREVER !!!!!!

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Hidamari
Hidamari

Tiberium Dawn: Untouchable
Tiberian Sun: Great
Tiberian Wars: bought half a year ago but not played :S

Red Alert: Untouchable
Red Alert 2: Dross
Yuri's Revenge: More Dross

Generals: Dross
Zero Hour: Untouchable

I privatley modded Zero Hour and now I just cant stop playing it. It just rules far too much!!!

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SplicerXp
SplicerXp

Tore29

EA hadnt owned westwood all along because the company was made in 80's or 70's

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Tore29
Tore29

@SplicerXP

That was exactly what I said....

Westwood Studios was founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates. In 1992 Westwood Associates was renamed to Westwood Studios and sold to Virgin Interactive. In 1998 Westwood was bought by Electronic Arts (EA), in 2003 (or something) WS became "defunct" and renamed to EALA. (Many former WS employees quit, some created Petroglyph games, and others did what they wanted to do after they quit working for EA.) blah blah blah.........etc. etc.

And for your information I was quoting another guy that said Westwood was a part of EA from the beginning.

Why can't we all stop this EA vs WS debate? It's stupid IMO. (EA isn't evil and WS was not a "victim".)

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willyTHERAVEGER
willyTHERAVEGER

wow... dident know that

but i think that EA ARE!!! EVIIIIIIIIIIILLLL !!!!

OH and i love WESTWOOD !!!!

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SplicerXp
SplicerXp

Fair enough i dont like argueing to much :P

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