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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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18 comments by Milanium on Mar 29th, 2015

The next release is drawing closer as we enter the feature freeze phase of the development cycle with this new playtest.

You can help our efforts to create a stable and balanced release by testing and reporting bugs or giving feedback on our various social media sites and forums, or simply in the comments section below.

Since the last playtest, we have continued our focus on the Dune 2000 mod, which has received a brand new sidebar. The sandworms feature has been polished, and harvester insurance has been added, so if you lose your only harvester to a sandworm, it will be replaced automatically, for free!

Those players that mourned the loss of the left-click orders option will be glad to hear that is has returned, better than ever. A new contributor took it upon himself to re-implement it in a way that avoided the numerous problems the earlier implementation had.

Other highlights include:

  • In sell mode, a structure’s tooltip will show the expected refund value.
  • Spy planes in Red Alert will no longer lure your anti-air capable units across the map.
  • Airplanes will now fly higher and not push helicopters out of their way anymore.
  • Harvester logic has been improved to make use of all available refineries and to avoid blockages.
  • New missions: Allies03b and Allies05a for Red Alert, and GDI05a, Nod02a and Nod02b for Tiberian Dawn.
  • More memory usage and performance improvements.
  • On Linux, the .orarep file extension will be associated with OpenRA so that replays can be started from a file manager with a simple double-click.

The changelog has the full list of fixes, changes and new features.

Head over to our download section to find the playtest installers.

A note on map compatibility: already with the last playtest a new map format was introduced which is not backward-compatible with last October’s release-20141029. This means that if you have downloaded custom maps from the Resource Center or elsewhere, these maps will have been automatically updated to the new map format once you have run this or the previous playtest. If you later go back to the release version, it will not be able to parse the new map format and crash. You can avoid the problem by either deleting the contents of your map folder, or by making backups of the map folder and restoring that when you switch back to release-20141029. We should have mentioned that in the news post for the last playtest already, and apologize for any inconvenience that omission caused.

Random Countries
It is now possible to select a random country from among each side in Red Alert, Allies or Soviets.

Refund value in tooltipTooltips now show the refund value when sell mode is activated.

Dune 2000 sidebarThe new Dune 2000 sidebar.

Tiberian Sun Snow PreviewBehind the scenes, the work on the Tiberian Sun mod reached another milestone

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Superheavytank
Superheavytank Mar 7 2014, 12:16am says:

The game runs fine for me until roughly ten minutes in when it starts stuttering for no reason.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 7 2014, 10:23am replied:

Github.com gives some advice on how to debug that.

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 10 2014, 5:23am replied:

Create Game → Change Map → Category: Campaign

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CreepyOwl18
CreepyOwl18 Mar 4 2014, 1:07pm says:

Are there plans to have Red Alert and Tiberian Dawns huds the same?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 5 2014, 3:45am replied:

The plan is to make them share code again, but not to make them visually identical.

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PUOjACKz
PUOjACKz Mar 3 2014, 3:56pm says:

Maybe a converting tool or a parsing tool in order to just import the old mission files and make them working in OpenRA, without re-creating them from scratch?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 5 2014, 3:42am replied:

Everything but trigger logic can be automatically converted. Try Resource.openra.net Requires signing in first.

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DustinWolvs41
DustinWolvs41 Mar 3 2014, 4:35am says:

Any further plans for future updates?/builds?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Mar 5 2014, 3:40am replied:

See Github.com for the next playtest milestone.

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DustinWolvs41
DustinWolvs41 Mar 6 2014, 3:24am replied:

K

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