Red Alert: A Path Beyond brings the exciting storyline and epic clashes from the classic Westwood Studios game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert to realm of first person shooters, with a twist. We've remained loyal to the style and feel of the 1996 classic, while integrating content from its expansions Counterstrike and The Aftermath with a bit of updated history to add to the mix. Built off the W3d engine Westwood Studios built for classics such as Earth & Beyond and Command & Conquer: Renegade finished up in 2001, we help bring the fight to you as you play out your role as any one of a number of infantry classes participating in team-based combat that often involves land, sea, and air combined-arms clashes that just don't happen in any other game. Oh, and did we mention it is FREE?
Somehow, nearly 400 users were able to download RA:APB 2.1 via Desura this month. The problem is, we never made it available via Desura, and the bogus installation appears to not include the DirectX 9 components necessary to actually run the game.
Posted by Chronojam on Feb 27th, 2012
Late last year, Red Alert: A Path Beyond 2.1 became available for download. Reaching further back to last April, the older version RA:APB 2.0 was released here on ModDB with plans for a release on the Desura service, the ModDb answer to Valve's Steam platform. That fell through, however, and as of June 2011 we had given up on it happening and stopped bothering with that.
Somehow, a version of RA:APB 2.1 has become available for download (at least temporarily?) from Desura for February 2012. From what we can tell, around 400 users have been able to download and install a copy in the past three weeks.
The problem is, this installation from Desura does not seem to give you the vital Microsoft DirectX 9 components needed to play, and most likely won't install the Microsoft C++ components either. A warning is thrown and the game closes instead of connecting to a server.
Sorry for the trouble. We're trying to figure out what happened. If you're looking to download the game, please use the downloads section.