Emperor Corrino has issued a challenge that the House which can produce the most spice will control its source, the desert planet Dune, with no rules as to how the Houses can achieve the goal. Meanwhile, Lady Elara of the Bene Gesserit and bound concubine to the Emperor, secretly takes the commander - the player - into one of the Heighliners, a person whose bloodline and future the Sisterhood had checked. According to Elara, they saw many visions of the commander dying many times—and only in one vision does the commander live and even rise to control massive armies and bring peace to Arrakis.

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Release 20151224

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The OpenRA development team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are proud to announce the Christmas 2015 release of OpenRA!

I've got a present for ya!

— Commando

40 developer elves have toiled long and hard to fill your stocking with lots of fixes, improvements and long-awaited features.

In particular, this release introduces the global chat channel that is shared across all mods, which will allow you to meet up with other waiting players and arrange matches without joining servers. Going along with it is a re-design of the ingame server browser as well as the skirmish lobby.

Global chat lobby

The channel is available from outside the game as well,
by connecting to irc.openra.net:6667 channel #lobby using your favourite IRC client.

Also new in this release is a game speed selector, a feature that many people have often and repeatedly asked for over the years, and now it’s finally here, for multiplayer, single-player skirmish and missions!

In addition, OpenRA now offers an additional way of scrolling the map similar to the way it worked in the original Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 (by right-clicking and moving the mouse). To use it, select the “Joystick” scrolling option in the input settings dialog.

A change we are sure many will rejoice to hear is that units will now start with the “Defend” stance by default. No more losing units that decided to hunt after enemies without your explicit orders!

Another big focus of this release has been overhauling our Dune 2000 mod. We have added Thumpers, spice blows, and rebalanced all unit and building statistics to more closely match the original game.

Dune 2000

The Red Alert mod has received some much-needed balance changes, with a focus on making the country-specific units more interesting and useful. The changes are too numerous to list them all here, have a look at the changelog for all the details. There are also a total of five new missions for the Soviet single-player campaign, which means that it is the first of our campaigns to be 50% complete!

The Tiberian Dawn mod also includes two new single-player missions, as well as some minor balance changes and several new multi-player maps.

As usual, we not only have treats for our players, but for modders as well. The map editor has seen further improvements, such as a cash counter and a copy and paste function. There are also new traits for weather and lighting effects, more flexible Missile and DeployToUpgrade logic, as well as new additions to the Lua API. As usual, use the OpenRA.Utility to upgrade your mods or maps to this new release. Be warned, however, that there are couple of changes this time around where it unfortunately wasn’t possible to offer an automated upgrade path. Most of these are mentioned in the changelog, the OpenRA.Utility will alert you to the remaining ones when it runs.

There are a lot more minor changes and bugfixes, so take a look at the full changelog if you want to unwrap all of the details.

Grab the installer now for your operating system from our download page!

We hope you’ll enjoy this newest installment of OpenRA! Have fun!

December Release Candidate 2

December Release Candidate 2

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We received a lot of feedback on our last two playtests, and we tried to address as many of the reported issues as possible. Thanks to everyone who has...

Playtest 20151031

Playtest 20151031

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Halloween is upon us, and the latest OpenRA playtest is full of new tricks and other treats.

Release 20150919

Release 20150919

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NEW BATTLE CONTROL SOFTWARE AVAILABLE. PROCEED FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, COMMANDER.

Playtest 20150808

Playtest 20150808

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A number of new features, fixes, and performance improvements make this a significant improvement over the last playtest and the June release.

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ZeroBits
ZeroBits

The Original

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JaceColeman
JaceColeman

How do i fix it when theres a split half screen thing?It's messed up and unplayable

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Otter.
Otter.

I fondly remember this game :)

Even after seeing the film I don't know why, I must have misread it somewhere, but for years I thought that the spice was actually a really efficient and clean fuel (which was also renewable by the worms) and that is why the planet was sought after, hence the famous "He who controls the spice controls the universe". The one who controls the fuel, controls the space travel.
I know since then it's a drug and it IS some way used for space travel through the navigators, but to this day I still think it makes more sense as a fuel source only (well at least for me)

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roman9441
roman9441

I love this game

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THEAQIB
THEAQIB

This game and it's forefunner began the RTS revolution....
I justt love this game....

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Meyerm
Meyerm

I have the PS version of this. Graphics are low quality, but 3d. That one actually has two colors per faction. Main color is whatever color is chosen by the player (or just blue, red, green in campaign depending on faction), but additionally Harkonnen always have a red secondary color, ordos have green, and atreides blue regardless of primary color. In campaign there's also yellow for smugglers, brown for Fremen, yellow-green for mercs (or just yellow. When combined with grey primary color it may look different), and purple for Corrino's Sardaukar.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

The game had some great features like the sandworm and the pavement, I find it sad that these are not picked up by newer rts games.

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PsionicAssassin
PsionicAssassin

Dune, worlds first RTS game.
If westwood hadn't made this, who knows maybe Warcraft and Star craft wouldn't exist.

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BladeRunner162
BladeRunner162

God i love this game!

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kvaker7
kvaker7

sux best dune was on sega dune the battle for arrakis

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Genghis91
Genghis91

sega dune was cool, this certainly does not suck though.

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