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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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9 comments by Milanium on Oct 29th, 2014

Our Halloween 2014 release is now available, and is overflowing with both tricks and treats!
This release includes over 760 commits by 41 contributors since our July release.

The most visible change in this release is the redesigned in-game UI:

  • The RA mod has received a brand new sidebar.
  • Improved keyboard shortcut configuration, with new defaults based on Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3.
  • The in-game menu has been completely overhauled, and now includes information on mission objectives.
  • A new end-game score screen appears once a game is complete.

The other big focus of this release was a complete overhaul of our map scripting support for creating single-player missions and multi-player minigames. Our new Lua API is faster, more robust, and provides many new features that were not available in the older API (which has now been removed).

A large number of smaller features have also been included. A small selection from our full changelog includes:

  • The lobby now prevents players from choosing “cheating” colors that are too similar to 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.
  • Servers will now drop players with unresponsive connections to unfreeze stalled games.
  • Units will now properly move inside transports, instead of teleporting.
  • Tank turrets will now turn to face forward after the unit has finished attacking.
  • A number of small balance changes to the Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn mods.
  • Many more small bug-fixes and behaviour improvements.

Head over to our downloads page to grab the new release!

RA sidebar overhaul

The Red Alert sidebar interface has been given a much-needed facelift and a more compact design.

Improved single-player missions

Our single-player mission support has improved dramatically with this release. The bulk of this work is now complete, and so future releases will be able to add more campaign missions.

Connection notification

Game servers will detect when a player causes extended periods of lag, and disconnect them from the game. This should resolve the situations where a multiplayer game would freeze after a player drops.

Tiberian Sun progress

Work is slowly progressing on our Tiberian Sun mod. The features that we have been developing for TS
(such as EMP weapons and stealth generators) are available for use in mods and custom maps.

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Meyerm
Meyerm May 20 2014, 8:11pm says:

I had another idea for a mod. The RA universe hints that the Pacific war still happened, just not with the European war happening at the same time. So here's the story:

It's the beginning of 1945 and mobile construction technology has finally been perfected and mainstreamed. Japan, which still began it's conquest of the Pacific and bombed Pearl Harbor, is at war with America and the British commonwealth. However, Stalin soon sends Soviet forces from the west in a bid to gain more influence.

It's basically a prequel to Red Alert 1. Before the actual WW2 between the allies and the Soviets begins in 1946, various powers try to end Japan's threat and lay claim to their conquered territories. It would replace the allies with America and Britain as separate factions, and add Japan as well. Since it's a prequel, technologies like the chronosphere, iron curtain, tesla coils (maybe still them), mammoth tanks, etc. won't be present. Soviets would keep heavy tank, Britain (dark green) would have light tank, America (forest green) would have medium tank, and Japan (orange) would have a mix between medium and light tank.

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Comanche_Prime
Comanche_Prime May 23 2014, 10:26am replied:

If there isnt any of dat high technologies, so whats the point of it? Have only low-tech wont be awesome... its the first thing...
Second... Developers now busy with polishing finished stuff, and TS making...

Thats IMHO, so...
If you know that this idea has great potential - u can do it for your own, thanx to developers, its highly modable...

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cybermaxrus
cybermaxrus May 14 2014, 2:49pm says:

Still does not support Red Alert2?

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InStars
InStars Jun 25 2014, 5:39am replied:

You can add bounty so the developers of OpenRA implement it faster:
Bountysource.com

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bobsam
bobsam May 26 2014, 2:28am replied:

Not exactly the easiest thing to do dude.

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Meyerm
Meyerm May 3 2014, 1:10am says:

Has anyone considered a mod for the Dune 2000 portion of the game that adds Corrino as a 4th faction?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 20 2014, 5:38am replied:

I set up some sequences for a Corrino starport, heavy factory and someone even made a really good icon for the palace from the FMV sequences. Nothing is used at the moment. Feel free to send us your mission or new faction setup. Not sure if a mod of the mod could survive long enough outside the official repository. You may better contribute to us directly.

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Meyerm
Meyerm May 20 2014, 5:16pm replied:

I can't offer any assistance with coding, but may be able to help with balancing.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 21 2014, 11:20am replied:

Send your patches via Github.com

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Dan5
Dan5 Apr 26 2014, 1:24am replied:

Sorry I meant off* not of.

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