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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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8 comments by Milanium on Sep 27th, 2014

The biggest change in this playtest compared to our July release is the overhauled in-game interface:

  • The RA mod has received a brand new sidebar.
  • A new end-game score screen appears once a game is complete.
  • The in-game menu now shows an objectives panel in all mods (previously only available in the TD mod).
  • New keyboard shortcuts have been added, and the default keys have changed to match Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3.

RA sidebar overhaul

The Red Alert sidebar interface has been given a much-needed facelift and a more compact design.These UI changes are still a work in progress, and further refinements will be made before the final release. If you have feedback on the new design then please let us know during this playtest period!The full Changelog lists many of the other improvements, bug fixes, and balance changes that are included in this playtest. A few notable improvements include:

  • The lobby now prevents players from choosing colors that are too similar to each other or the terrain.
  • Veteran units gain improved reload time and accuracy, and elite units will now heal over time.
  • Planes will maintain their distance from each other in a similar fashion to helicopters.
  • Several of the Tiberian Dawn campaign missions have been updated with mission objectives.
  • A number of small balance changes to the Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn mods.

A lot of work has gone into our new Lua API for scripted maps that was introduced with our June release. This new API offers improved performance, stability, and integrates with the new mission objectives system. If you have written any scripted maps then please use this playtest as an opportunity to port your maps to the new API, and please file a bug if there are any missing features. The old API will be removed in the near future.

Mission objectives

Several Tiberian Dawn campaign missions have been overhauled with objectives and other improvements.

RA aircraft

Planes no longer bunch together, which makes them much less vulnerable to enemy AA.

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hellodean
hellodean Aug 24 2013, 8:12pm says:

seems to be a bug ordering units to move to a location on the mini map doesnt seem to work properly

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doom2.fan
doom2.fan Aug 18 2013, 5:15pm says:

It doesn't install,it says it couldn't install OpenRA,my OS is Windows 8,already tried running as admin...

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 20 2013, 1:13pm replied:

Try to install the latest playtest instead of the stable version. It has some bugs fixed in the Windows installer scripts.

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ltrobertcole
ltrobertcole Aug 18 2013, 1:24pm says:

I can't download Red Alert Content when I launch the game. Says unable to connect.

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 18 2013, 1:56pm replied:

See Github.com for alternative ways if the content delivery system gets overloaded.

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deadmanali
deadmanali Aug 18 2013, 10:54am says:

can't download it for windows

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Milanium
Milanium Aug 19 2013, 11:49am replied:

Did you try to get it from Open-ra.org or Desura?

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TaShadan
TaShadan Aug 12 2013, 3:49pm says:

Like that C&C Red Alert and Dune2000 have hotkeys for building construction. Will this feature be added to C&C Tiberian Dawn aswell?

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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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