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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14 comments by Milanium on Jun 30th, 2015

Work has been progressing well on our next development cycle, and we are today making a snapshot of this work available in the form of a new playtest release. playtest-20150628 focuses on behind-the-scenes improvements, but also includes a collection of new features and bug fixes.

The most visible changes in this playtest include:

  • Removed the “Enemy unit detected” notification, by popular demand.
  • A collection of TD balance changes based on player feedback. [#8303]
  • Use the repair cursor or order a unit to a repair depot. In D2K a carryall will pick up the actor. [#8056]
  • Units built from the starport in D2K now work with the “select units by type” hotkey. [#8212]
  • Improvements to the player name and color validation. [#8137, #8380]
  • New missions: Nod06b, Nod06c (TD), Soviet02a, Soviet05 (RA), Atreides01a, Atreides01b (D2K).
  • A collection of polish fixes for maps, tooltips, and unit artwork.

On the technical front, improvements include:

  • A collection of fixes for issues found using Coverity Scan.
  • Several new lint tests to detect common YAML errors in maps and mods.
  • Changes towards a more consistent set of rendering traits. [#8171]
  • A Significant rework of the shroud code to prepare for TS shroud and scripted map area changes.
  • Improved support for compiling and running OpenRA on BSD operating systems.
  • Improvements to our Lua API for map authors.

For the full changelog, please refer to the changelog page on our wiki.

Our new in-game map editor has also received a collection of bug fixes, and the ability to view and edit the area outside the playable map area. The old map editor (which we inadvertently broke in the last release - sorry!) has been removed.

If you encounter any problems or bugs (especially anything related to the shroud or any new crashes), then please let us know on our bug tracker or the comments below.

Red Alert Soviet05 screenshot

Press CTRL + P to take a screenshot. The hotkey binding is configuarable via Settings - Input.

Carryall repair delivery

Use the repair cursor in D2K to signal a Carryall to transport an actor for repair!

New map editor

The new map editor is more stable, and updated maps now show correctly in the map selection screen.

TS Shroud

A preview of things to come: work is nearly complete on rewriting the shroud logic to support terrain height.

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Guest Jun 28 2015, 7:40am says:

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GraionDilach Jun 29 2015, 4:36am replied:

Knowing which plane you consider OP would help. The choppers rearm in air because individual unit queues render aircraft relatively useless if they'd keep the bottleneck of rearming in the pad.

You can change both within your installedfolder/OpenRA/mods/cnc/rules/aircraft.yaml, just look for SelfReloads: regarding the helicopters. You probably will have to tinker with the weapons of that aircraft you consider OP, which you fill find in one of the yamls within the mods/cnc/weapons.

Keep in mind these would be local changes.

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Milanium Jun 30 2015, 12:37pm replied:

The reason behind the A10 rebalancing was to be consistent with the cut scenes and make this a large splash damage support power. You will notice that it is only effective against unarmored vehicles and infantry. We adapted the other units so you can't really compare this to C&C:Gold anymore.

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Guest Jul 1 2015, 11:10am replied:

Can you guys recreate the originals in OpenRA as an submod very please ? I dont hold much of those so called "Balance changes" either.

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Milanium Jul 1 2015, 12:35pm replied:

You can play the originals via Cncnet.org

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GraionDilach Jul 1 2015, 12:21pm replied:

You're free to recreate the classic mods, but no developer is interested in maintaining such a mod.

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