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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We received some great feedback on our Halloween playtest, and have been hard at work over the last two weeks fixing the issues that have been reported. Thanks to everyone who has tried the playtest and reported bugs or other feedback!

We are now happy enough with the stability and integration of all the new features to mark today’s new playtest build as the first release candidate for our upcoming December release. We encourage you to give this release a good try out, especially if you like to play competitively online, because if we don’t hear your balance complaints now then you will be stuck with them for the next few months until our next release! You can report any issues you have by filing a bug or joining our IRC channel.

This release fixes several general issues, including:

  • Fixed a hang when exiting the game under Windows
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed the color validator to be bypassed
  • Fixed Battlefield News never updating for some players
  • Improved polish and integration of the global chat channel

Fixes for the Dune 2000 mod include:

  • Fixed repair depots not repairing units, and buffed repair rate
  • Fixed missing unit crates
  • Fixed incorrect unit armor / damage statistics
  • Improved behaviour of Spice Blooms
  • Improved behaviour of Thumpers and Worms
  • Tweaked support power timers and Ornithoper Strike damage

We further iterated the Red Alert mod balance:

  • Fixed units not targeting enemy units under the fog when GPS is available
  • Reduced Spy Power Plant infiltration power-outage time to 20 seconds
  • Improved the speed, sight, and passenger count of England’s Phase Tank
  • Improved the cooldown between jumps for Germany’s Chrono Tank
  • Improved Russia’s Tesla Tank by allowing them to attack while moving
  • Fixed M.A.D. Tanks destroying trees
  • Fixed several issues in the single player missions

The Tiberian Dawn mod received some fixes too:

  • Fixed Visceroids spawning when infantry are crushed
  • Fixed issues with the C&C64 - GDI01 and Nod05 missions
  • Improved the Nod delivery plane landing animation

As usual, you can find the installer for your operating system on our download page!

Editor copy/paste

Surprise bonus feature! Copy/paste is now available in the map editor.

The second Big Team Tournament concluded yesterday, and was a huge success. Two teams of 11 players battled over the last week to a 30—30 tie. The tie was resolved with a final battle between the two team captains, which ended with a decisive victory for Team Kyrylo!

Replays for all 61 tournament matches are available here (summary), and the first batch of archived live-streams can be found on hamb’s YouTube page. Games from FiveAces’ and SoScared’s streams will be exported and uploaded in the coming days.

Thank you to all of our players, our fantastic live streamers FiveAces, SoScared and Hamb, and to everyone who watched the streams and participated in the live chats on Mumble and IRC!

Playtest 20151031

Playtest 20151031

3 weeks ago News 14 comments

Halloween is upon us, and the latest OpenRA playtest is full of new tricks and other treats.

Release 20150919

Release 20150919

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Playtest 20150830

Playtest 20150830

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Another playtest on the road to our next stable release is ready!

Playtest 20150808

Playtest 20150808

3 months ago News 7 comments

A number of new features, fixes, and performance improvements make this a significant improvement over the last playtest and the June release.

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hellodean Aug 10 2015 says:

bug to report. on the mission soviet 04a, i found that some of the enemy reinforcements units were stacking on top of each other in the bottom left hand corner rather than attacking

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OrangeNero Aug 13 2015 replied:

look for a mod called The Red Alert for Red Alert 3.

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GraionDilach Jul 18 2015 replied:

It uses the original Red Alert graphics. It can't be as good - because they're the same. CS/AM artwork are even included.

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R-Man Jul 11 2015 says:

so.... red alert 2 when ?

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php_bg Jul 14 2015 replied:

Short answer - ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Long official answer - after TS is done.
Long unofficial answer - you can get the unofficial (and very WIP) RA2 mod now from Github.com

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Gleb_AA-Gun Jul 7 2015 says:

I have a question dear creator. I didn't saw, but is there the Chrono Vortex on Red Alert?

Like, that black cloud that has some odd color changes that murders everything in it's path?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jul 9 2015 replied:

Not on the agenda at the moment. Read Github.com for details.

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Guest Jun 28 2015 says:

Why do choppers rearm in the air and how do i change that ?
And how can i disable the OP plane ?
(talking about C&C 95 )

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GraionDilach Jun 29 2015 replied:

Knowing which plane you consider OP would help. The choppers rearm in air because individual unit queues render aircraft relatively useless if they'd keep the bottleneck of rearming in the pad.

You can change both within your installedfolder/OpenRA/mods/cnc/rules/aircraft.yaml, just look for SelfReloads: regarding the helicopters. You probably will have to tinker with the weapons of that aircraft you consider OP, which you fill find in one of the yamls within the mods/cnc/weapons.

Keep in mind these would be local changes.

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Guest Jun 29 2015 replied:

The Airstrike fly-in A-10, as its the only plane in C&C95;.
That is seriously the reason for this drastic change ? It seriously breaks the balance as this way of use has never been intended for the helis. Reminder that if the case all pads are occupied next heli in build queue would fly in from map's edge in the original.
Cant you avoid the stapling via hooking in the build queue of helipad into weapon factory ? The pad would still build the copter, this only serves to hinder the issue.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jun 30 2015 replied:

The reason behind the A10 rebalancing was to be consistent with the cut scenes and make this a large splash damage support power. You will notice that it is only effective against unarmored vehicles and infantry. We adapted the other units so you can't really compare this to C&C:Gold anymore.

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CreepyOwl18 Jul 31 2015 replied:

Youtube.com Made this video to show what units survive and airstrike. Not very many.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jul 31 2015 replied:

Send a patch via Github.com to request a balance change.

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GraionDilach Jun 29 2015 replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Jul 1 2015 replied:

im playing this since first dos edition, stop being silly there ;p

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Guest Jul 1 2015 replied:

Can you guys recreate the originals in OpenRA as an submod very please ? I dont hold much of those so called "Balance changes" either.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jul 1 2015 replied:

You can play the originals via Cncnet.org

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GraionDilach Jul 1 2015 replied:

You're free to recreate the classic mods, but no developer is interested in maintaining such a mod.

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