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.
The 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). A single player campaign is currently being worked on.
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.
The D2k mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of Dune 2000. A remake of the remake so to speak. The mod tries to optimize balancing and gameplay. Currently in early stages of development, but already playable. The spice must flow!
Our first playtest of 2014 is long overdue, and marks a significant step forward from our holiday release.
A brief sampling of our full changelog is included below.General gameplay improvements include:
User-interface improvements include:
Specific mod improvements include:
Changes that impact mod and custom-map authors include:
A significant issue was discovered with our Lua integration late in this playtest cycle. This shouldn’t significantly affect scripted missions, but caused the shellmaps (the animations that run in the main menu) to become unstable after some time. Rather than delay the playtest further, we have disabled the shellmaps until the issue has been fixed. The shellmaps will be restored before the next full release.
We have also been nominated for the Linux Game Awards Project of the Month for May 2014.
A brief taste of our new playtest changes can be seen below:
The new mod chooser is styled after our website, and better highlights the official and custom mods.
Concrete plates have been added to D2K, and the turrets now integrate properly with walls.
Beacons and radar pings will now notify you, your allies, and spectators of any important events.
The Allied Phase Transport can transport three infantry, while remaining cloaked from enemy view.
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