VERSION 1.4 BETA NOW AVAILABLE! LAG FREE VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE! This is a recreation of the original Command & Conquer that was made over a decade ago that launched the whole C&C game franchise! All of the original units and themes have been recreated while some of the campaign missions have also been remade, currently there are nine missions available for GDI and Nod, please stand by as more of the original missions will become available once they are completed! Re-discover this classic game on the SAGE 3D Game Engine that C&C Generals Zero Hour is using! Plus you can explore events that occurred after the war ended when Kane was presumed dead by also exploring some new units that were developed and tested by both sides!
Tiberian::Dawn::Redux v1.4beta -> preview
My rating of nine, should be an indicator of what I think of this nice piece of mod work.
The presentation of this total conversion is very good, the explanation of what to do when you want to play other mods is clear (fetch the improved Launcher for v1.3) and since the launcher is a set of batch-routines, you can review the code to see what is done.
The only remark I have (after playing one skrimish map), is that I have to recopy two dirs from my backup-ZeroHour dir, when I want to play my other mods & vanilla ZeroHour, because the launcher doesn't restore those when you exit. Instead the v.1.3 improved launcer puts AIZH.big and Shaders2.big in your ZeroHour folder, which *contain* them.
For total compliance with other mods, I rename those 2 files and restore the original folders when I'm done with the game.
There is a clear warning about the AI scripts in the game, that need to be removed on site, but the waterplane that's also deleted was omitted by the author. It looks like all that's needed for the new launcher of v1.4 of C&C::TDR is a small batch-routine that copies the two dirs which need to be deleted back, just before the main batch-routine exits. Than the Improved Launcer for TDR v1.3 is 'patched' to v1.4 too :)
Regarding the gameplay, I can tell you that the classic cameos look very nice, the sound effects are good and the AI works quite well (I've played in medium mode). You need to orientate yourself in the beginning, if you've only played the first C&C game, but the road to discovery is quite nice, and you'll have a lot of fun with not only building your base, attack- & defense-structures, but also with the scenery. It's a lot of fun to be in this different ENV in ZeroHour
After only one map, I can tell you already that TDR v1.4 in combination with the improved launcher (and a backup of ZeroHour vanilla), guarantees you a great ammount of playing hours.
The mod overwrote my game disc, rendering not only the game itself unplayable, but the other three mods I had downloaded for Zero Hour as well. So all I was left with was this lackluster mod. Since Tiberian Dawn Redux overwrote the disc, uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't work either. If possible, I'd give this a 0/10 for such horrendous quality control.
OK, first of all I would like to say that in my personal opinion this is one of the best C&C mods I have ever played.
However, without taking any special favouritism, I also must state what I think needs improvement.
I Just played the latest version.
But from what I saw in the previous versions the playability is great, the units and structures are awesome, and the maps are brilliantly made.
The not so good things, are some of the units textures are poorly designed.
I don't know what is it with the huge yellow streak across the top of the screen.
It's very off-putting and almost unplayable.
I do like that this time they kept the launch simple and not having to go through all that command prompt business just to start the game.
Get rid of the yellow streak please.
Also the video scenes that are recycled from the original C&C are not of very good quality, and there are a lot of gigantic pixels flying on my screen, and can hardly define what's going on the video.
(Although in this version apparently there are no FMV's)
Other than that, it's a great mod, and I'm excited to see what's on the next version.
Overall a great mod, and definitively deserves a place on the top 10 Real time strategy mods.
Great game, some little things I would like to see changed though. The Construction Vehicle doesn't deploy correctly, that gets really annoying at times, and the game itself should really be optimized for lower-quality systems. My computer lags even on the lowest settings...
C&C Tiberian Dawn Redux brings you back to the one of the best C&C series with a fantastic remade gameplay, where you feel again in the Tiberian Dawn story and with graphics never seen before in C&C: ZH.
I confess there are lots of C&C:ZH mods, but any of them can beat Tiberian Dawn Redux.
The Mod is pretty awesome, I recommend it for players that are searching for a good gameplay, a good story and of course, Tiberium! 10/10
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