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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).

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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15 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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ttyborg
ttyborg Sep 15 2013, 12:51pm says:

Will the campaigns of the original games (with videos between the missions) be available in a future release? Maybe as separate mods? It would be awesome. :)

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Scott_NZ Creator
Scott_NZ Sep 16 2013, 11:34pm replied:

It's likely. We already support importing the original campaign maps, just not their mission logic.

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BuzzSaww
BuzzSaww Sep 13 2013, 2:51pm says:

Hey all.. i need some help! i have lost my main menu in OpenRA.. i lost it when i installed the C&C & Dune2000 mods.. i have unistalled the game and installed it again and theres still no main menu.... Does anyone know what i should do to fix it ? ??????????

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Sep 14 2013, 9:08am replied:

Install the latest release we just published ~30 minutes ago which fixes a lot of problems.

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BuzzSaww
BuzzSaww Sep 14 2013, 12:21pm replied:

Still no luck :(

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BuzzSaww
BuzzSaww Sep 14 2013, 12:34pm replied:

I also seem to have lost the red frame that is around the main background.. Is there away to change the screen size with out the main menu ?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Sep 14 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Hard to understand what your problem really is. I suggest you join the IRC channel for some live help.

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BuzzSaww
BuzzSaww Sep 14 2013, 2:18pm replied:

i did just that and got the help and i got it fixed.. ( i had set the screen resoltion to high )
Thanks :)

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Evulant
Evulant Sep 3 2013, 1:05pm says:

Why is the online mode so deserted? :|

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Sep 3 2013, 1:22pm replied:

Because this project is not very popular yet. Openra.ipdx.ru Go spread the word to change that :P

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Evulant
Evulant Sep 3 2013, 6:30pm replied:

Btw. when will you implement units being transferred to an ally if he / she disconnects / surrenders?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Sep 4 2013, 1:11am replied:

No one has started to work on that so there is no ETA for the feature. You can speed things up by putting some bucks on it via Bountysource.com or send a patch yourself.

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Evulant
Evulant Sep 3 2013, 3:50pm replied:

Ah I see, I'll see what I can do!
Right after I posted that, I met a lot of players. I've been in four 4vs4, one 1vs1 and one ffa today. I can absolutely confirm that it was awesome! :]

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