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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). A single player campaign is currently being worked on.

Command & Conquer

GDI 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. The mod tries to optimize balancing and gameplay. Currently in early stages of development, but already playable. The spice must flow!

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10 comments by Phrohdoh on Jul 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to announce the availability of our July release, which includes 619 commits by 27 contributors.The feature list remains the same as for our July playtests, but this release benefits from additional testing and bugfixes. The main new features are:

  • The RA and TD game music can now be downloaded and installed from the in-game music player.
  • Capturing enemy structures in RA and TD will now let you build units from their faction.
  • The maximum tech level can be configured in the lobby options.

Other notable improvements include:

  • Fixed a number of crashes that were introduced in the last release.
  • Fixed issues that occurred when installing from CD.
  • Improved performance and memory usage.
  • Improved scroll-panel behaviour.
  • Added an option to lock the mouse cursor inside the game window.
  • Multiple players can now repair a building at an accelerated rate.
  • Added engine support for diamond-shaped (“isometric”) terrain (an important milestone for our TS mod).

As usual, the full list of changes compared with the June release is available on our wiki.

Capturing enemy structures in TD and RA will now allow you to produce their units.

OpenRA can now download the game music for RA and TD.

Tech levels can be configured in the lobby options for all mods.

Development is progressing well on our Tiberian Sun mod, but it is still several months away from a release.

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lyman21
lyman21 Aug 7 2013, 2:12pm says:

I am having a serious issue, I tried to loadup the dune mod. the server was down. There is no way to back out of the mod install screen. and if i reinstall it it comes up the same.

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lyman21
lyman21 Aug 7 2013, 4:02pm replied:

Never Mind. The server got back up. but the menu still needs the option to go back to the normal menu

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 8 2013, 10:21am replied:

Agreed, the C&C mod GUI already has this.

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Remero
Remero Aug 4 2013, 10:24am says:

When it will be possible to play in single player campaign for RA, C&C and Dune 2000?

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 4 2013, 2:16pm replied:

You can currently play custom co-op missions in Red Alert and the first two missions in Tiberian Dawn. The lack of a proper trigger system that is legacy compatible is responsible for the slow progress.

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 4 2013, 2:13am replied:

You are using Desura and the Launch button does nothing?

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jukujupats
jukujupats Aug 4 2013, 3:22am replied:

i m not using desura and about launch button yea , thanks for answering

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 4 2013, 3:24am replied:

Which launcher then?

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jukujupats
jukujupats Aug 4 2013, 3:43am replied:

all launcher named files what i found :S do i have to add game files to that folder to play or games are inside there ? like i run launch file and it starts to play ? :o

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 4 2013, 3:47am replied:

launch-game.sh is for Linux and OpenRA.Launcher.Mac is for guess which OS, just click the .exe or the desktop/start-menu shortcuts!?!

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