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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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Lonely_guy
Lonely_guy Jan 13 2014, 11:49am says:

First of all, good job, the game is fun :)
i have 2 Questions:
1) i have TFD DVD, is there no way i can get the music from it?
2) can i use custom music? if yes, how?

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SethXXX
SethXXX Jan 8 2014, 11:51am says:

One question: Is it #1 technically possible and #2 intended (somewhere in the future) to use red buildings and silver units for Nod in the TD mod? That would add even more original CnC feeling.

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pchote Creator
pchote Jan 8 2014, 8:09pm replied:

This is technically possible, and I'd like to do it in the singleplayer campaigns. I don't think it makes much sense in skirmish/online games where players can select their own colors.

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xMahoney
xMahoney Jan 4 2014, 9:31pm says:

Reminds me of the old Command and Conquer, THANKYOU!!! I would love it if you added this to greenlight on steam, keep it as a free game, so i can rack up all my hours of love for this game! Good Job!

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jan 7 2014, 1:51pm replied:

We are on Desura.com the Open Source Steam alternative which also does not charge us for that.

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TAK02
TAK02 Dec 30 2013, 4:17am says:

Perhaps it would be usefull for RA2 and it'd be nice if the prequisites for something were listed.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jan 4 2014, 8:51am replied: +1 vote   reply to comment
Sheepster_5
Sheepster_5 Dec 26 2013, 12:37pm says:

I'm not behind a firewall, I'm running W7 (64bit) and it keeps saying when I want to download the files after using the launcher:

Error: cannot connect to remove server.

I can't find anything on this problem. Pretty disappointing. I'm just going to assume the servers are down.

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pchote Creator
pchote Dec 26 2013, 2:31pm replied:

The server itself is fine, but we are currently having issues with the DNS. It should come right in a few hours.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Sheepster_5
Sheepster_5 Dec 28 2013, 2:52pm replied:

Works perfectly now. Thanks for the reply.

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