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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0 comments by Milanium on Oct 20th, 2014

Hot on the heels of last week’s playtest-20141012, we have just released a third and (hopefully) final playtest in preparation for our stable Halloween release next weekend.

Development over the last week has been focused on tidying up loose ends, and includes:

  • An overhauled observer/replay sidebar for the Red Alert mod.
  • An improved (and hopefully more robust) crash-detection mechanism.
  • Improved memory usage over the previous playtests.
  • Further improvements to our new Lua API, and the removal of the old API.
  • Further improvements to our packaged single-player missions.
  • Additional minor polish improvements and bug fixes.
Please take this playtest out for a spin and report any and all problems on our bug tracker!

Improved mission dialogThe observer/replay sidebar in the RA mod has been rebuilt to match the new player sidebars.

Improved mission dialogThe RA mod now includes the “Monster Tank Madness” mission. Can you evacuate Dr Demitri in time?

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InsaneTactician Aug 26 2013, 6:34pm says:

It won't let me DL the games, I had to grab my red alert CD and do it. It keeps saying cannot connect to remote servers, also I'm stuck on the Dune 2000 screen because I can't switch back to Red Alert.

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SeriousToni Aug 25 2013, 12:29pm says:

Oh man I wanted to try this but everytime I try to install it, the installer stops near the end and says: Installation aborted. Can anybody help? :( I have Win 7

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Milanium Aug 26 2013, 10:50am replied:

Please try again now. We just resolved an issue with one of our content servers. Github.com

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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 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 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 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 Aug 18 2013, 1:56pm replied:

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

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deadmanali Aug 18 2013, 10:54am says:

can't download it for windows

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Milanium Aug 19 2013, 11:49am replied:

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

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