A new war rages between Israel and Syria, while the USA and China continue to fight against the GLA, turning the local Mid-East crisis into A GLOBAL CRISIS. "A_Global_Crisis" brings Israel and Syria (from the Mideast Crisis total conversion mod made by Isotx, with their permission) into C&C Zero Hour, with all of the original C&C ZH factions, campaigns and Generals challenge missions, BUT with some great new changes like realistic artwork and new units + an additional United-Nations Boss General!

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CanadaMan7 Apr 6 2008, 12:22am says:

The abrams looks *great*

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ka1000 May 4 2008, 7:52am says:

good work, i always liked the open-space desert warfare from Vgenerals. this looks promisisng!

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Abra Author
Abra May 5 2008, 3:41pm says:

Thanks! : )

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syrian_hokum148 Jun 28 2008, 11:52pm says:

hey america should have apaches too..and of corse their main favourite.."the black hawk"....also super combras you know..but no need to do stuff wich takes atleast 4 hours per unit..the mod is great it's self

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Abra Author
Abra Jun 30 2008, 4:29am replied:

Yeah, well… we had a big discussion about this at our forums.
The thing is that Israel already has Apaches, Cobras and Black-Hawks in this mod,
While the U.S. has the Comanche (which supposed to be more modern than the Apache, but in reality the project was canceled), and the Chinook (which has the exact same role as the Black-Hawk in-game, but has more room for soldiers).
So, since the U.S. already has units that do the same things, and because I would like each side to have its unique units – I won't add Apaches, Cobras and Black-Hawks to the U.S. factions.
(Same thing goes for the F-15 and F-16 which only Israel has in this mod, since the U.S. already has the F-22 Raptor, the Aurora bomber and the F-117 stealth fighters).

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ChadaFACE Jul 27 2008, 10:48am replied:

What about the F-35 JSF?

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Abra Author
Abra Feb 2 2010, 12:47pm replied:

You mean for the US?.. No. Because they already have the F-22 Raptor which is better, and actually the F-22 and the F-35 have the same role in-game.
Additionally, I think that the F-22 Raptor is a very cool jet-fighter and it's already in Generals/ZH, so why bother to change that?

BTW, the UN Boss General uses the F-35 JSF in this mod ( Moddb.com ). ;-)

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SCO4ever Aug 21 2008, 4:02pm says:

do any of the new tanks have co ax guns?

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Abra Author
Abra Aug 21 2008, 6:52pm replied:

No, because coaxial guns usually ruin the gameplay, since it makes the infantry virtually useless.

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Flotsam150 May 14 2009, 1:01am replied:

Aw for crying out loud.
The main gun doesn't kill in one hit?
Then now no coaxial MG.


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Abra Author
Abra Jun 11 2009, 4:51am replied:

There are at-least 2 good reasons for that: Game-play and balance;

In real life, tanks have more chance to miss infantry because infantry can take cover. This is one of the things that this game cannot simulate, so instead tanks shells are simply less effective against infantry.

If a tank could kill a man in one shot in this mod or had a coaxial gun, then infantry would become useless, don't you think?

Additionally, this mod is only SEMI-realistic. It is realistic because it has many real life units and such which make the mod interesting and eye appealing.
BUT it's also UNREALISTIC because there're also many unrealistic/experimental/futuristic units (such as the Aurora, Comanche, Chinese MIG, Nuke Cannon, Israeli THEL and other laser units), the GLA does not exist in real life and China is very iconic (old style uniforms and unit colors instead of modern camouflage).

Remember! This is just a computer game, therefore it suppose to be fun and cool. Nothing more.
Have fun! :)

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xdxsadd Apr 20 2012, 6:31pm replied:

hey can u fix the textures of the chineese please? like atleast the infantry please :/

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SCO4ever Aug 31 2008, 10:53am says:

ah ok

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XxBaconbitzxX Sep 2 2008, 5:40pm says:

That Abrams is an absolute beast, and so is the Merkava

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Bludger1 Sep 14 2008, 6:51am says:

lol, Abra really knows what he's talking about. Throw a random military unit at him and he has already heard about it before. He would know what the OICW stands for and when the development was first started on it...... lol

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Abra Author
Abra Sep 14 2008, 9:26am replied:

Yeah well... I like military related issues and this kind of stuff. :p

OICW = Objective Individual Combat Weapon. ;-)

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Bludger1 Sep 17 2008, 5:07am replied:

...... :/

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Flotsam150 May 14 2009, 1:03am replied:

Will the Rangers get OICW's?


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Abra Author
Abra May 27 2009, 12:46pm replied:

Not really... :P

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surabaya☭190889 Jan 24 2010, 5:15am replied:

but maybe for burton..? i know that weapon is special..

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Abra Author
Abra Feb 2 2010, 12:48pm replied:

Well... maybe in the future. ;-)
But I don't promise anything... :P

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GGK-69 Mar 17 2010, 10:44am replied:

well,the abrams cameo...i think i've seen that before..wait is it from Guns Girls Lawyers Spies game?lol just asking dont be mad... =)

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Abra Author
Abra Mar 22 2010, 4:38am replied:

LOL, No. The Abrams cameo is from the internet somewhere... :P

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KniveZ_LS Jan 24 2009, 3:01pm says:

abrams = awesome! Merkava sucks though

and yes F-22 is much pimper than F-35 :P

anyway great work abra...no really release te mod already :)

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Idanbotbol May 27 2009, 5:10pm replied:

As far as i remember Merkava mk 4 is better than the M1A2 Abrams in many aspects so i wouldn't say that it sucks comparing it with the abrams.
btw F-22 and F-35 aren't playing the same roles, F-35 is more of a tactical bomber than the F-22 while the F-22 is an air superiority fighter with electronic warfare and ground attack roles and so on...

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Abra Author
Abra Jun 3 2009, 11:10am replied:

IN REAL LIFE, the F-22 is an air superiority fighter (with addition ground strike abilities) while the F-35 is a multirole strike fighter.
Additionally, as Gen.Reaper mentioned, there's an aircraft carrier version of the F-35 while there's no such model of the F-22.

I know all that. BUT what I SAID was that the F-35 and F-22 have the same role IN-GAME! NOT in real-life (modern design advanced jet fighters with anti-air and anti-ground capabilities) so since the F-22 Raptor is already in-game and I think it's cool enough – I didn't bother to add/replace it with the F-35. SO FAR.

In the future, I might add the F-35 as the U.N. main fighter (instead of the F-22) and as the U.S. aircraft carrier fighter (again, instead of the F-22).
Since Israel is participating in the F-35 JSF project, I thought I might add an F-35 strike as a special ability upgrade for the Israeli Air-Force specialization (again, maybe in the future). But anyhow, at-least for Israel, the F-35 will NOT be available for standard use at the air-base.

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(2142)Gen.Reaper Jun 3 2009, 12:31am says:

Actually thr F-35 can be launched from carriers, F-22s can't

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(2142)Gen.Reaper Jun 6 2009, 2:09am says:

What about the Future Combat System?
So far I have not seen The FCS in any ZH Mod to date.

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Abra Author
Abra Jun 9 2009, 4:15pm replied:

IMO the USA ground and aerial drones make good implementations of the FCS and it's already in Zero-Hour! :)
So I probably shouldn't spend valuable time on adding more of these… don't you think? ;-)

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(2142)Gen.Reaper Jun 6 2009, 2:28am says:

Most of the Main System and Sub Systems are still just concepts ,but the first brigade is expected to be operational in 2010. And Generals takes place in the 2020s.

So I bet by then, The Future Combat System will be fully operational.

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(2142)Gen.Reaper Jun 6 2009, 1:08pm says:

I made a small error the First Combat brigade is expected to be operation in 2015. So by the time Generals take place, there will be at least 2 or 5 brigades operational. It is expected to be fully operational in 2030

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Yuribeard7 Aug 21 2009, 10:31am says:

actually the M1A2 Abrams is the most advanced MBT in the world with its 120mm main gun and its superior armor whos composition is classified. no other tank can match it at all as the U.S. Military has never lost a single Abrams in combat. The Merkava is not even close to matching the Abrams. it is slower than the Abrams and overall old technology. at least by U.S. standards its old tech anyway.

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Abra Feb 2 2010, 1:30pm replied:

The M1 Abrams is a great MBT indeed. :)

But saying that "the U.S. Military has never lost a single Abrams in combat" is not exactly true and a huge exaggeration;
About 20 M1 Abrams tanks were lost during the 1st Gulf War ( En.wikipedia.org ).
More than 20 were lost in Iraq since 2003 ( Atimes.com ).

Anyway the Merkava IV tank is VERY advanced and without getting into the useless debate about "What's better", the Merkava Mk. IV is definitely at the same class of the M1A2 Abrams.
( En.wikipedia.org ).

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SSFitzgerald Aug 30 2009, 8:13pm says:

Great abrams, one of the best I've seen for ZH

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tankhunter1234 Oct 28 2009, 11:36pm says:

who is the abrams for

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Abra Feb 2 2010, 12:50pm replied:

The USA of course. ;-)

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yaik7a Feb 25 2010, 2:56pm says:

Then some T-80 kills everyone.

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AbramsGunner Mar 13 2010, 6:08pm says:

Nice but i wish it had the co-axial gun but o well

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AM-Israel Sep 15 2010, 9:05pm says:

וואלה אחי אני יודע שאתה מישראל יש לך אחלה מוד הורדתי אותו ופיששש אתה תותח! יהיה עוד בקרוב? :)

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Abra Author
Abra Nov 3 2010, 6:02am replied:

Thanks. :)

I'm not going to release another versions of this mod any time soon.
If and when I will - it'll take some time - and it would probably be just for bug-fixes and AI improvements.

BUT I DO plan to release a map-pack someday (Middle-East style maps).

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