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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).

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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13 comments by Milanium on May 24th, 2015

It has been a month of busy development. Time to get back to testing!

The major changes this time around include:

  • A whole new in-game map editor, with many benefits over the old editor.
  • Improved system integration with openra:// server join URLs. Give it a try from our live server list!
  • Implemented production building upgrades that unlock additional technology for Dune 2000.
  • Several enhanced classic missions have been added to the Tiberian Dawn mod.
  • In the Red Alert and D2k mods you will now be notified upon encounter of enemy units.

Unfortunately, an oversight in the way that we package our windows installer meant that the performance of our Windows release-20150429 builds was much worse than it should have been. We have fixed this for playtest-20150524, so Windows players should find the game runs about 30% faster!
Also general performance improvements have been integrated that affect all platforms. Kudos to RoosterDragon for his continued effort to optimize our source code.

The refined system integration adds a lot of convenient features:

  • Hardware cursors will now work more reliably on Microsoft Windows.
  • On Mac the dialogs won’t hijack finder and the dock icon won’t get lost upon restarting.
  • Linux AppStream compatible software centers will now show a nice preview.
  • Double-clicking an .orarep file will now directly start playback of the replay.

Our new in-game map editor took over a year of development time, and it was worth it!

  • It is truly cross-platform as it uses our game UI; finally a map editor on Mac OS X!
  • No more rendering glitches. Almost WYSIWYG editing, because we re-use the game renderer.
  • Support for all file formats, i.e. voxels, isometric terrain and Dune 2000 sprite actors.
  • You can now keep an overview of installed custom maps and delete them in the same menu.

Click Extras - Map Editor from the main menu in any mod. To all our enthusiastic mappers out there: Your feedback is invaluable at this stage. We will remove the legacy OpenRA.Editor.exe in the nearby future.

Great news for tinkerers. You can now use voxels in your own mods and maps. See our updated trait documentation. The Lua API for mission scripting has also been enhanced while we proceed to implement remakes of the original campaigns.

More details and links to pull request can be found on our changelog page.

You can find the installers for a variety of supported operating systems in our download section.

Please report problems on our bug tracker. We plan to do a new stable release based upon these changes soon.

Red Alert map chooser

Keep track of your thirdparty maps from OpenRA Resource Center
and delete unwanted ones in the updated map chooser.


Tiberian Dawn mission Nod06a

One by one the results of the student project to import the original Tiberian Dawn missions is integrated.
Thanks to the THM course instructors for their creative teaching methods.


Dune 2000 building upgrades

The on-going quest to finalize the Dune 2000 mod has reached a new milestone
with building upgrades which re-create the original tech tree.


Tiberian Sun in-game map editor

The in-game map editor is also a vital part of our Tiberian Sun support initiative.


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Templarfreak
Templarfreak Mar 31 2014, 5:31pm says:

Hey, whenever you do finish the setting up of stuff for Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2, how quickly do you think you'll get their mechanics introduced?

Such as Jump Jets, Hovering, Mind Control, Waves (Like for the Disruptor), Magnetron stuff, garisonable structures, Firestorm, and other things like that?

Also, what about introducing mechanics that are being used for ARES? Such as Trenches, advanced Reverse Engineering logic...

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Apr 5 2014, 7:44am replied:

Better don't ask when something is ready as this is a hobbyist project without deadlines and whenever there is free time, cool new stuff gets added. Everything is implemented from scratch and included when we think it makes the game more fun. We have garissioning and vehicle hijacker new in playtest-20140405 and repairable bridges since the holiday release. All those things were inspired by TS/RA2, but we also added scorched and capturable husks just recently which I liked in TW. :)

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak Apr 5 2014, 4:51pm replied:

It's more out of curiosity and not expectation. I don't expect it to be done or be done quickly, and I'm not trying to pressure anyone.

I just want to know how well you guys have things planned ahead or just if you plan to introduce any of these features at all. xP

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Apr 6 2014, 1:41am replied:

You can stalk us to see what comes next at Github.com

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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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