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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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zombie_keupon
zombie_keupon Feb 19 2014, 6:32pm says:

Great game!
But lacks detail is that you can capture ennime struture but you can not create their unit or building.

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DustinWolvs41
DustinWolvs41 Feb 4 2014, 6:26am says:

This game rocks!

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Gunship_Mark_II Online
Gunship_Mark_II Feb 3 2014, 4:32pm says:

TotalBiscuit just rewied your game lads ( Youtube.com ), and he really liked it, so expect to get lots of new fans/downloads. You did a really great job, thank you for supporting/developing it for all this years. Kudos.

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PUOjACKz
PUOjACKz Jan 26 2014, 9:21am says:

Maybe something should be introduced in order to let the user change (in a more specific way), the Tech Tree, maybe having the most high tier units, but not the superweapons?

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak Jan 25 2014, 1:41pm says:

CRAZY IDEA : Vector graphics.

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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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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jan 16 2014, 12:09pm replied:

1) known issue, see Bugs.open-ra.org
2) yes, but not recommended, we only support uncompressed WAV and weird legacy Westwood file formats.

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Lonely_guy
Lonely_guy Jan 16 2014, 12:55pm replied:

Thanks for answering^^
1) i tried to download the 2 files at the end of the page, but i get 404 error
2) i already have a .mix file (from a ra2 mod), can i somehow use it?

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Milanium Creator
Milanium Jan 16 2014, 2:00pm replied:

You will need to edit the YAML file Github.com

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Lonely_guy
Lonely_guy Jan 16 2014, 2:31pm replied:

now i need to figure out how this file works :D
Thanks again for the answers and keep up the good Work :)

P.s. can't wait for the Ts/Ra2 mods^^

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