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OpenRA is a highly moddable RTS game engine for classic Westwood 2D games. In fact Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 are implemented purely as mods on it. Tools are provided that allow you to add new units, maps and tilesets even create your own mod. Have a look at the wiki.

Built-In Mods

Red Alert

sovietsThe RA mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of Command & Conquer: Red Alert. It is not just a clone of the original but has improved and rebalanced gameplay. The UI is modernised for higher resolutions and better usabiltiy. It has fully working multiplayer support for both internet and local play (via direct connect).

Tiberian Dawn

Tiberian Dawn The CNC mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of the original Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn game. As with Red Alert modern networking and rendering technology is used. Also new features are implemented such as snow terrain, neutral tech buildings and many glitches from the original have been fixed.

Dune 2000

ArrakisThe D2k mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of Dune 2000. A remake of the remake so to speak. It separates itself from the rest of the C&C series in terms of lore, certain game mechanics and file formats, but also shares a lot of technology with it's spiritual successors. Avoid the sandworms and build your base on stable foundations. The spice must flow!

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7 comments by Milanium on Aug 8th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the second playtest on the road to our next stable release. We have now entered the feature freeze phase, which means that we have stopped adding new features and instead focus on fixing any bugs that you might find. That means that we need your help with testing, testing, and some more testing! Please report any bugs or problems you encounter on our bug tracker. Thank you for helping to improve OpenRA!

We are happy to announce that we have finally addressed a few long-standing performance issues that caused significant lag spikes in the mid to late game. As part of this work, the AI has become a lot smarter about base building, uses support powers more reliably, and harvesters are less likely to become stuck.

Music playback has received quite a lot of changes. Map authors now have much greater control over music, including the ability to specify default (starting) music as well as custom victory and defeat tracks.

Other changes include:

  • Spies in the Red Alert mod have received a major overhaul, making them much more useful.
  • Paratroopers can now be selected and given orders before they land.
  • Two new single-player missions have been added, Soviets 04a and 04b.
  • Single-player missions have been polished, and Allies 05 has received a new ultra-hard difficulty.
  • Mission replays can again be viewed through the replay browser.
  • A warning message is now given when a server admin selects a map with custom rules.
  • Range circles are now visible to allied players and spectators.
  • Players can now hide the in-game UI (using a hotkey, bound to Ctrl+Shift+H by default).
  • We now support installing game content from The First Decade DVD.

Of interest for modders and mappers will be the addition of new Lua API functions. Disguising spies, capturing or infiltrating units and buildings using scripting is now possible. Other newly available functions can be used to play arbitrary sound files, flash the screen, and control the new palette effect trait.

Of course we did not only add new things, but also fixed bugs and annoyances. Here’s a small sample:

  • A number of crashes have been resolved.
  • The score screen can now be closed to have a look at the battlefield after the match.
  • The ‘Options’ button will no longer blink without reason in skirmish maps.
  • The duration bar on chronoshifted units in the Red Alert mod is no longer visible to enemy players.
  • The aircraft and helicopter cruise altitude in the Red Alert mod has been increased again.
  • The unit duplication crate bonus has been removed from the Tiberian Dawn mod.

For all the gritty details check out the full changelog.

Grab the installer for this playtest from our download page and give it a try!

Custom map rule warning

The game will warn players in the lobby when the host selects a map with custom rules. This should help combat the small number of dishonest players who adjusted rules to their advantage.

Veteran unit production after infiltration

Infiltrating an enemy production building with a spy will let you build veteran units.

Observer range circles and hidden gui

Allied players and spectators can now see the range circles from units and buildings.

New Lua API functions can be used to simulate simple weather effects.

Work continues on our Tiberian Sun mod which still isn’t ready for release. Check out these clips from a recorded developer test game!

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Aug 19 2015 says:

Whats the reason behind the Soviet Flak Truck in OpenRA? I can't remember it from the original game. Was it a cut unit?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Aug 21 2015 replied:

It was inspired by the successor RA2.

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Aug 23 2015 replied:

Yeah I thought so. But why? Did you feel that there was something missing in Soviets arsenal?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Aug 23 2015 replied:

It was added a long time ago without a rationale for balancing. Github.com

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Aug 17 2015 says:

ETA on Tiberian Sun? When it's done or more specific?

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SMIFFGIG
SMIFFGIG Aug 17 2015 replied:

This is the best way to monitor progress
Github.com

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet Aug 17 2015 replied:

thanks!

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Twilio
Twilio Aug 12 2015 says:

Milanium, and you started to work on the regime of ion storm in the Tiberian sun?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Aug 21 2015 replied:

We have scriptable lighting and ambient sound tracks so far, but nothing in the direction of the thunderbolts.

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hellodean
hellodean Aug 10 2015 says:

bug to report. on the mission soviet 04a, i found that some of the enemy reinforcements units were stacking on top of each other in the bottom left hand corner rather than attacking

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