ontra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals.


  • Introduced Ranking system, in which that certain buildings and units can only be built when a certain general's rank is achieved. Players get awarded for their combat efficiency.
  • 3 New Generals - USA Cybernetic, China Flame and GLA Assault.
  • A.I. is greatly enhanced.
  • Introduction of "Super Units". The limit is 1 per player (like hero units). Super units require 5th rank. Each general has a unique super unit.
  • Neutral Tech Structures reappear after a while after they are destroyed.
  • Deep variety of gameplay tactics and strategies.
  • Wide choice of units, buildings, special powers and upgrades.
  • New graphics and sounds.
  • All 12 generals were made as diverse as possible. The gameplay for each general is unique.
  • Simplified micro management (since Contra 008).
  • Each faction speaks its own language (since Contra 008).
  • Increased stability in multiplayer games (since Contra 008).

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Available versions for download:

008 FINAL - ModDB
008 BETA 2 - ModDB
008 BETA - ModDB
007 - ModDB Revora
006 - ModDB FileFront
005 - ModDB FileFront
004 - ModDB FileFront
003 - ModDB FileFront
002 - ModDB FileFront


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USA Generals:

Air Force - Malcolm "Ace" Granger

Air Force general depends on speed and precision. He requires skillful
control and is heavy on micro management. While being a powerful general
the skill and experience required makes him difficult for many
beginners to play.

Laser - "Pinpoint" Townes

Laser is a versatile general strong in call situations. He is flexible and has
units to fill every combat role. As a result he has no weaknesses other
than being a specialist at nothing.

Super Weapon - Alexis Alexander

Advantage of this general is easy micro and very simple strategy. Almost the same
vs all enemies - build up around enemy until he dies. However, you
should not ignore other abilities.

Cybernetic - Algrin "A.I." Ironhand

The generic feature of this general is his mobility, which allows to move
an entire army very fast and create numerical superiority at desired
areas of the battlefield. His basic strategy is unstoppable maneuvering
along enemy base perimeter. If he finds a weak point in defense, he
moves there instantly and destroys the most significant targets.

China Generals:

Nuke - Tsing Shi Tao

Nuke General must rely on aggression to defend his base. He has no defenses
to hide behind while you wait for your nukes to load. The absence of
defense structures forces the player to be more active and aggressive.
Use your units to carry out counterattacks for defense and support your
main attack with super weapons.

Infantry - "Anvil" Shin Fai

Infantry is a volatile general given to decisive victories or defeats in the
early game. As expected, he relies on masses of infantry in the early
game, later reinforced by more infantry. In the late game he gains
powerful artillery strikes supported by the same infantry.

Tank - Ta Hun Kwai

His strategy is easy to understand, but not as easy to implement:
build more tanks and attack. But everything has its details.

Flame - Huang Lin Bao

He has the same strategy as tank general, but another means for its
implementation and another battle tactics. His vehicles are not as
armoured as tank general's ones, so he has to use artillery and
different tactics and tricks, instead of forcing his way through.

GLA Generals:

Toxin - Dr. Thrax

Toxin General specializes in area attacks and damage over time. He is
especially effective vs mobbed units and hordes. If well played, you
will find all of your positions unapproachable for the fields of acid
and poison.

Demolition - Rodall "Demo" Juhziz

He is a versatile and powerful general with demanding micro management needs.
Since almost all units are disposable, you must use them with care,
directing almost all kamikazes manually. The more assiduously you play -
the more complex it becomes for enemy to defend from your endless flows
of kamikazes. If you play properly, you can defeat any other general.

Stealth - Prince Kassad

While at a glance his units are weak and poorly suited of combat, Stealth
General is a deceptively powerful general using infiltration and
surprise to his advantage. He has long range sniper units capable of
attacking with impunity against units lacking stealth detection. He is a
challenging general to play, but has a strong reward for the effort

Assault - Mahmud al Huchum

Assault is a flexible general with flexible units. He is low micro management and well suited
for most players. While having no spectacular abilities he also has no weaknesses.

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Hi people!!!

We are still making gameplay changes every day in order to balance the game. Fixing bugs, and inserting new stuff.

This time most changes got Infantry general. Introducing "Patria Family" vehicles, which will replace existing troop crawlers, Feng Yong artillery and ECM tank.

First one is machine gun troop crawler

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Available at rank 1, armed with machinegun, which is effective vs. infantry and air units. Replaces gatling troop crawler. Has 4 sitplaces for your soldiers.

Anti tank troop crawler

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Armed with light anti tank turret, available at rank 1. Has 3 sitplaces (4th goes for turret operator)

Artillery troop crawler


Replaces old artillery. Available at rank 1. Has 3 sitplaces.

Propaganda troop crawler.


Available at rank 3. Heals forces and gives firepower bonus. As the previous propaganda TC, has 8 sitplaces.

ECM troop crawler


Replaces old ECM tank. Deviates missiles, turns off vehicles. Has 4 sitplaces and available at rank 3. Great addition to your forces.

Grenade troop crawler


Best troop crawler version. Available at rank 3. Armed with grenade launcher, effective vs. all ground targets. Has 4 sitplaces.

All troop crawlers can be upgraded at rank 3 with special "Advanced Engineering" upgrade. This upgrade gives all troop crawlers additional health, and allows them to move over water. But due to all the weight, they lose their speed. So you will have to decide if you want the upgrade or not, depending on situation.

Some other small visual changes are with flame general. Immolator tank got new "Dragon Tail" turret. This turret shoots Lava shells, which are effective vs. everything. But mostly used vs. tanks.

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And last one goes to Cybernetic general. Commando unit got a new model.

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Predator is working with AI lately, and also he is improving and adding new stuff to challenge maps. Many animals were inserted in maps, and maps are looking better with each change.

At the end, I need to say thanks to TheHunter649 , he is giving me some advices with new things I encounter (about coding), and sharing codes with me.

So, 'till the next update ;)

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 2

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 2

2 months ago News 14 comments

Another update part of new Contra 009 version. In this update, we are showing you new makeovers, but also want to invite you to an event.

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 1

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 1

4 months ago News 46 comments

The Contra saga continues as we bring you a new update.

Contra 008 FINAL released!

Contra 008 FINAL released!

9 months ago News 46 comments

Ho Ho Ho!!! As promised, we are here to bring you gifts from our workshop.

Attention!!! Tester needed!!!

Attention!!! Tester needed!!!

1 year ago News 32 comments

If you ever wanted to try and test newest version before its final releasing...then this article is for you...

Contra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds...
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Contra 008 FINAL

Contra 008 FINAL

9 months ago Full Version 326 comments

Contra 008 FINAL version is here!!! Long work is finally done and now you can enjoy full 008 version. Please read the installation instructions carefully...

Contra 008 BETA 2

Contra 008 BETA 2

1 year ago Demo 230 comments

Contra 008 Beta II. Happy New Year to all of you!!! We are happy to inform you that Contra 008 Beta II release is ready!

Contra 008 BETA

Contra 008 BETA

2 years ago Demo 553 comments

The long, long awaited BETA is finally here! We, members of Contra Project Team, thank you for all the wait! It has been years since the last release...

Contra 007 Net Fix

Contra 007 Net Fix

3 years ago Patch 39 comments

You get disconnect (or mismatch) during multiplayer games? Contra 007 Net Fix is here. This patch requires Zero Hour 1.04 Patch and Contra 007. It's not...

Contra 007 Chinese Translation

Contra 007 Chinese Translation

3 years ago Patch 8 comments

Chinese translation for Contra 007 has been completed. Thanks to Oops2005. Just copy file to ZH folder.

Contra 007 Map Fixes

Contra 007 Map Fixes

5 years ago Patch 17 comments

When Contra 007 was released, it had new multiplayer maps. But they were locked because of an error. This fix unlocks 5 new maps. Install: Unpack it and...

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abdu0101 Oct 4 2015 says:

can you make each faction have its own unique commando unit, i mean if you can make each faction have a unique tank called "Super Unit" then why don't you do the same on infantry and call them 'HEROES' it would be a great thing!

i can imagine it right now:

USA Airforce - keep it the same.

USA Laser - keep it the same but remove stealth ability and increase damage or maybe health and maybe in the future you can make a new model.

USA SW - meh keep it the same.

USA Cybernetics - just saw the new cybernetic commando model IT'S FREAKING AMAZING, JUST KEEP IT THE WAY YOU LIKE.

China Nuke - instead of a stupid girl with small nuke C4 and Core I69 laptop Just replace her with an infantry with Nuke rocket launcher like the nuke tank hunter but with more health and firepower and stuff like that.

China Infantry - keep it the same or if you like give her a small gun.

China Tank - still trying to get an idea...

China Flame - Yeah would like to see a small infantry with such massive flame firepower YEEEAAH but with limited range just like all other flame weapons.

GLA Toxin - an infantry with a gun that fire acids on tanks, toxins on soldiers and silicon clouds on aircraft maybe this will be the only hero that can take out aircraft.

GLA Demolition - a stealth infantry with armed AK-47 that can build demo traps, C4 chargers on buildings and tanks and finally suicide with small but powerful Nuclear explosion.

GLA Stealth - keep it the same since it fits perfectly with stealth general.

GLA Assault - well this one is going to be an infantry with Multi purpose weapon all i can imagine is an heavily modified AK-47 just like boris but can shoot down aircraft i don't know if that is really OP.

all GLA commandos + USA SW commando + USA Airforce commando + China infantry commando, will have stealth all other commandos or as i called them "Heroes" will not have stealth.

Please note this is only an ideas i'm not trying to push you to do something or anything i just love the mod and want the best for it, and without you guys we will never know what to do after EA canceled generals 2 and f***ed up C&C 4.

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abdu0101 Oct 4 2015 replied:

Also i forgot to mention that once i complete school i will buy a new computer and start learning modeling to join the Contra team :D .

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Mr.Cylon Oct 7 2015 replied:

Cool :D

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Mr.Cylon Oct 4 2015 says:

I have the problem that the AI does not do everything! I have the AI Fix but it does not help

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Oct 4 2015 replied:

AI Fix is only intended for Contra 007. Do not use it on 008. Have you tried reinstalling Zero Hour?

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Mr.Cylon Oct 7 2015 replied:

Yes, and now the AI does do more but not very much and very slowly

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Mr.Cylon 3hours 43mins ago replied:

I watched the battle a little bit longer and saw that the AI at rank 1-2 does do not much but at rank 3 they play normally.

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hugston Oct 3 2015 replied:

IS there any release date confirmed? When do we expect 009 to come?

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d-ce Creator
d-ce Oct 3 2015 replied:

Beta 009 this year!

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Contra is number 1!

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