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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truenightmare Dec 24 2013, 7:55am says:

I have encountered a fatal error with the current release (release not playtest) it automatically shutdown before it even started

which file do I need to look at to find out the error?

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Scott_NZ Creator
Scott_NZ Dec 24 2013, 6:54pm replied:

exception.log. The crash dialog View Logs button should open a directory which contains exception.log

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SethXXX Dec 19 2013, 3:28pm says:

I must be blind, but...can someone tell me how to access the Map Editor on Mac OS X? Does it even exist?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Dec 20 2013, 3:15pm replied:

It is not shipped on Mac OS X because of severe stability problems in the WinForms implementation of that platform. The current plan is to move it in-game Bugs.open-ra.org to also re-use our polished renderer instead of the ugly hack currently in place.

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SethXXX Dec 20 2013, 5:41pm replied:

ok, thanks for the information. So I'll just map on my Windows partition.
Anyway, keep up the great work!

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Templarfreak Dec 17 2013, 8:53pm says:

Does the engine support the pseudo-isometric system like in TS yet?

And if not, is it still possible to kinda fake it?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Dec 19 2013, 9:01am replied:

Not yet. You can try and play with Github.com and Github.com

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AlgerianGeneral1 Dec 9 2013, 3:18pm says:

look this looks very cool but i want more details and is it possible to make my own game? AND DOES IT WORK WITH VXLS?even im a modder

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Dec 9 2013, 5:08pm replied:

Of course, have a look at Github.com

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billhilly Dec 8 2013, 11:13am says:

Can someone make a game like "Jet Set Radio Future" ?

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dan9550 Dec 16 2013, 11:35pm replied:

^ This was me btw wasn't signed in for some reason :S

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