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, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals.

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A long awaited 009 beta release is here. Download it, test it and help us improve gameplay, balance and fix bugs.

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Dear Contra players,

with small delay, we are bringing you first 009 release. As already known, our team which consists from 3 people (d-ce, ThePredatorBG, and our tester Persun) was working on 009 beta for about a year.

But real life took from us even more time which we would dedicate to this project. So many plans and ideas are still not implemented in 009 release. However, many new things are inserted, many things are improved and fixed. You can read a detailed changelog here: Moddb.com

We encourage you to download this version, which is better than 008 Final in many aspects. Play it with friends, and play it with us.


Join us either on Hamachi in this network: generalsgentlemen (Pass: generalsgentlemen); keep in mind, players on this network play all kind of ZH mods.
Or you can join us in Tunngle, in Contra 009 room. We are looking forward to playing some online games.

Also, please support us by voting for us. No matter of winning something or not, it means a lot for us by knowing that people are still liking this project.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

The first mrfck!!!
Downloading!!!)))

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Mr.Cylon
Mr.Cylon

So lets see how Contra 009 is! Im really happy that Contra 009 is out now!

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Zocker4ever
Zocker4ever

Ultimate it really is.

I thought development of Contra for ZH stopped and you want to continue the work for the mod on another engine?

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Battlemeister
Battlemeister

Completely unable to play.

launcher is not compatible with the origin Version, even with the command-line switch to force origin to launch the game as zero hour directly without giving the popup to select Gen or ZH, it still launches as vanilla.
oddly enough, it applies quickstart/windowed mode if you have them selected
could i have instructions for a manual install since i have no memory of what to do? >.<

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Contra runs with Origin and it's confirmed by many players. Look here: Forums.revora.net it could be an installation error on your end.

Manual install: Moddb.com

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Battlemeister
Battlemeister

thanks for the response >.< dunno what going on >.< maybe my download got corrupted/truncated?

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bluewario
bluewario

Try again, then come back with result,s good or bad.

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Umer4500
Umer4500

Whats the TRAILER music name ????

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Music used is shown from 4:05 to 4:15.

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Guest
Guest

Why are the boss generals doesn't build something in scrimish?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Boss generals are not available in Skirmish, because they were meant for Challenge. How did you get to play with/against them in the first place?

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LanceDemon97
LanceDemon97

salam alikum
whats up contra team
im very thankful to you guys for this amazing mod
im playingyour mod long time ago i think 4 or 5 years ago since contra 006 and before months i have tested last 2 mods 007 and 008 and there are some really huge new things
so before i test 009 cuz its on download... i want to talk about some change that i personally as old player doesnt like it

1-is the missions in USA and CHINA and GLA there was no missions jfor china and gla and usa only 2 missions then it crash i like to see full missions in all generals becuse its really intresting and better than zero hour missions

2-i wonder if u can bring back 3 thing. first the models of all the 12 generals of tanks and solider i really didnt like the the new models the 006 models are way much better and its look really special , second is that you have to bring back general kai (infinatry general) becuse he is badass and i he was really annoying to compete and i didnt see him in 007 and 008 and the challenge look way too easy without him and general juhziz map in challenge on 006 its way to hard than the new maps on 007 and 008 , third i wonder if u can increase the difficulty of all the generals in both skrimikh and challenge cuz sometimes i the look really ridiculous to fight with so u have increase the difficulty of them or bring us some new 8 location maps to play 1 against 7 in that case it will be fun

3-all generals are pretty cool and every one of them has his own personalty but in challenge and skrimiksh i dont see that because not every single one of them but the most of them gathering their troops and attack me from one side and i have already army and defense and i can stop them in way or another so if there is anything u can do with this thing i will be really thankful just like surround the base and and enter the base or attack defense with planes or long range troops then start the real attack or hit the defense with superwapon the enter the base just like these ways or something

4- if u make the rival(computer) gain exp faster than now and make him start with money more than u its really gonna be a bloody

5-i really really want to have own exp in game just like u enter a battler in skrimiksh against 7 player and when u whan u will have 1000 exp and so on untill u have 10000 exp and u unlock a new general just like china boss gla boss and usa boss and open new maps and new challenge have 2 generals against u in special map just like these thing it will be more addictive to play/

thats what i have i know its long but its basics i didnt talk about every snigle troop in the game/
thank for this badass mod and keep up the good work i wish u all the best in life and gaming of course :)

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

1. Campaign is slowly being worked on. Many missions, but I am working on my own...

2. General Fai was added in 009 Beta. Maybe increasing the difficulty of Insane is not a bad idea. It is not as insane as it was in 006.

3. This would require complex scripting.

4. Very Hard and Insane gain XP faster. They start with more money too. But they don't attack very frequently.

5. What we have planned is playing vs. USA, China and GLA Boss one by one in 3 new challenge maps.

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narawy
narawy

اخوية ماطول انته عراقي متعلمني شون اشغلها شو اكمل النسخ ومتشتغل

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Guest
Guest

hello
ı have problem all gla general dont work the star power whyy

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Build Command Truck to gain access to general's powers.

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Castraman
Castraman

Hey Contra team,
I like this mod very much.
I am playing it now for a while, and currently playing 009.

BUT tonight i'm going to a friends house and he's gonna download it to cuz i told him about it.

But here is my question: i want to play online with him with other players, or i wanna play in a room rest filled with AI. How do i accomplish this?

Please help me with this ASAP, i am looking forward to it for a while now and i would be very grateful. :)

Thanks and regards, CJ

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Malandrao
Malandrao

first time i lose in 2 rolls for the insane ai, damn i love it!! its so damn hard.
best mod ever!

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Snarki
Snarki

Старичок "SAGE" давно разменял свой десяток лет, но все еще умудряется тормозить в свежем трейлере "контры"...:(

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HitlerSensenHans
HitlerSensenHans

Follwoing Problem i have installed the mod manually but aber i start a game the flame robot and explosive ai sell theri headquarters after its start and the ai on insane is so easy that i tjink i play on easy because they build no money buildings. Could you help me i love the mod but as to play is boring.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Did you rename "Scripts" folder as stated in the instructions?

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iTouch
iTouch

I have windows 7 64bit. I'm playing the game without problem but when I use moab or nuke something like big explosion, Its closing and giving error(technical difficulties). Please help me

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HitlerSensenHans
HitlerSensenHans

sure

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

The AI will sell its buildings at start if you play Contra with Zero Hour AI scripts. Do a clean reinstall and make sure "Scripts" folder is given another name. I have nothing else to add to this post.

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DarkAceLord
DarkAceLord

is there a possibility for battleships or 3 new generals which are naval?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

No.

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d-ce Author
d-ce

YES! There is a possibility for battleships or 3 new generals which are naval!

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Sphx
Sphx

Hi,

Firstly I want to say a huge thanks for all your hard work on this mod – it’s quite simply amazing! 

A question, a friend and I and are playing via Hamachi network against A.I and quite often have “Mismatch” errors, is this still somewhat unavoidable when playing against A.I? Or is there some fix/trick/settings I can do/change? We're playing on version 008Final.

Thanks in advance!
S.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

It's a classic error in Generals. However, it is known that Stealth general's Panic often causes mismatch. Avoid using it. That special power was removed in 009 Beta.

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Sphx
Sphx

Thought so, thanks for the reply buddy.

Last night we switched to 009 Beta, seems a lot more stable. Also reverted to playing only “official” listed maps as the unofficial ones seem a little more prone to crashing.

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Sphx
Sphx

Also noticed when hosting a game it can be quite laggy? Is this also normal (optimization issue?)

My rig is pretty good and the game is installed on an SSD. Just wondering

Thanks again!

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Huge amounts of AI, especially on huge maps such as Twilight Flame, cause terrible lag. It doesn't matter if you have a good or a bad PC nowadays. The game is old and it's not optimized to run on the newest hardware by utilizing its full power. If you have bad performance, you can try playing on smaller maps.

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GeneralTowness
GeneralTowness

I need trainer for contra 009! please anyy boy post me link for trainer for contra 009 i using pech V-1.04

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treble1341450283
treble1341450283

Hello. I am playing Generals from "The First Decade".
I can't play Contra with it.
Could you please tell me how?

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mano2
mano2

I'm using the version from The First Decade too and it's running perfectly even with Shockwave installed.

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Chturtle02
Chturtle02

I'm having some trouble with the Contra Launcher. It states this when I try to run the game itself" If you have one or more .bug files opened, close them and try again. You also can launch Contra if generals.exe is already running". I have tried many times with this same outcome. I don't have any other files open when I run it and generals.exe is not running.

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z741
z741

Small typo I just noticed. Demo general plane crash says crush to ground. should be crashes to ground.

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mano2
mano2

It's indeed a great work. Since I didn't found any bug report / suggestion topic or thread I'm writing my remarks here.

Bugs:
* Generals Challenge crashes at the first level (against Air Force General)
* Tomahawk Storm uses Particle Cannon sound
* GLA Beacons damages surrounding buildings
* Game randomly crashes when Strategic bombing is present

Remarks:
* I know a lot of people mentioned already but I agree with them about difficulty - as someone who works 8-9 or more hours a day not necessarily enjoys losing the game 5-6 times... it should be fun if choose easy. So I think more people would prefer this mod if it would cover more ages. I know young people got a lot of time on their hands most of the time but there are some of us who can't sit here 10-12 hours just to beat one map on the generals challenge.

* Demolitions general is too strong for example to the Nuke general. He doesn't have any defensive building so the match ends within 10 minutes maximum.

* I think the removal of the defensive buildings was a bad idea. Every faction should have at least one.

* The ranking system is awesome - I love it! It really lengthens the gameplay!

* The new units are great, especially the special ones with higher rank.

* Skirmish is now actually balanced - if the enemy start when I start it's fair (not like in generals challenge)

* The static menu is a bit odd - I know that a shell uses more resources but it won't have to be a big map it can be a building surrounded with the new units (similar to vanilla generals)

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

I am looking at Challenge versus Granger from time to time, trying to find the cause of the error.

It's impossible to add new announcer voices. There are only three super weapons possible to edit - Scud Storm, Nuclear Missile and Particle Cannon, which are hardcoded.

GLA beacons work this way. I'll see if I can do something to improve the way it works.

What makes you think that it's Strategic Bombing that causes the game crash?

I guess I'll have to make "Easy" easier.

I see that the lack of defense structures in Nuke is more demanding in Challenge mode because of the constant attacks you have to defend from. But in multiplayer games, we don't find it a problem at all. It has been the same for years and many professional players know that Nuke can deal with this if played right.

There is a shellmap. In some cases, you have to run the game as administrator with Windows XP SP3 compatibility for it to appear. And don't use "quickstart".

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storms
storms

I

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juliussitohang
juliussitohang

Found bug in chalenge play GLA Stealth General stage #1, that is im using GLA Stealth vs USA Air Force. In 10 minutes early games start, game crash / technical difficulties.

played again at the same chalenge GLA Stealth General stage #1, versus USA Air Force Again. also has trying save game in 5 minutes, save again minutes 10, then unexpected, the game crash 1-2 minute after save my game, technical difficulties.

then i load game, 1-2 minute after load, crash again. my GLA didnt build anything, im in defending my base with Quadcannons, maybe CPU (USA Air Force) is in build something so it make game crash. please help, im so loved with quadcannons with 2 marks and 3 level savage. LOL. Thanks

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jimmy.aramouni
jimmy.aramouni

Hi Contra Team,
i have an idea and i dont know if it would be doable for this mode.
I thought of adding a feature where allies could trade and buy units and building from each other would be nice.
Like let us say a GLA team can buy an airport from a USA team and hell have airforce option.
I think that would make it more challenging and interactive.
Also, if you could add an option to sell building and units for more convenience.
Like a factory or trade center that does that.
For example, with Airforce General, and when you get to the 3rd rank, you need to get rid of old aircrafts and build new advanced ones. Its nice to be able to sell them instead of sending them over for destruction.
Thank you for taking ideas into consideration. :)

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