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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Damfoos May 13 2015, 8:40am says:

I can't play OpenRa on my laptop (Samsung NP-N150) even with the updated (from Samsung site) videocard drivers, it says:
"OpenRA requires OpenGL version 2.0 or greater and detected 1.4"

Can I do something with this?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 17 2015, 7:26am replied:

No sorry, both Intel GMA 3150 graphics and Intel Atom N450 CPU are below the minimum hardware requirements.

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Damfoos May 19 2015, 9:28am replied:

That's sad :(

Another question: could you make the OpenRA use external string files for all the ingame text (menu items, tooltips, unit names), just like the RA2 and following had the .str/.csf files? Maybe my info is outdated, but from what I saw, all the descriptions and tooltips are written directly in unit codes, what is not comfortable to edit quickly (somebody may want to translate stuff, in the future). Asking as a nonpro-translator.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 19 2015, 1:49pm replied:

We have l10n support for the UI though it is completely unused at the moment. Github.com

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L()KI Apr 26 2015, 9:03am says:

Oooooooeeewh. Looks so sweet.

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hellodean Apr 10 2015, 8:05pm says:

some feedback/suggestions
i think that the allies could do with a anti-air vehicle,
no superweapons being an tick option would be good
the (normal) A.I. could do to build a few more base defenses

will volkov be in for the soviets at some point?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 17 2015, 7:28am replied:

The introduction of Volkov wasn't well perceived and we lack artwork for a cameo icon, so probably not.

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Maggy_ Apr 13 2015, 3:29pm replied:

No superweapons option would be cool. Getting nuked randomly is not fun.

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hellodean Mar 30 2015, 9:38am says:

since there have been tweaks in the unit lists so far, will there be any additions to the dune or tib sun games? like anti infantry turrets in dune?
(perhaps inspired by battle for dune flame, gas and machinegun) and a few more units to distinguish the factions a bit more. a new aircraft each or something would be cool

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 31 2015, 3:32pm replied:

The current goal is to revert back to the original Dune 2000 balancing, not to drift away from it further. Github.com

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hellodean Apr 1 2015, 12:49pm replied:

well thats your decision to make fair enough, dune 2000 is a good game in its original state.
but personally i liked the improvements that you did with the other games and would encourage you in that direction.

promotions, added/teaked units, structures and support powers, UI tabs, garrisonable structures, game options. etc. these have enhanced the game majorly

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Milanium Creator
Milanium May 20 2015, 1:50pm replied:

You can voice your concerns at Github.com At the moment the bounty system is discussed to be removed from the Dune 2000 mod.

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