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.

Features:

  • 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).

Versions in development:

009

Available versions for download:

009 BETA - ModDB
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
given.

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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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.

Mod of the Year Awards


Contra 008 Final and 009 Beta changelogs (part 16 & 17)

Contra 008 Final and 009 Beta changelogs (part 16 & 17)

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Contains an unposted changelog of Contra 008 Final and the 009 Beta changelog.

Contra 009 Beta gameplay videos

Contra 009 Beta gameplay videos

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In anticipation of Contra 009, we decided to post some in-game videos. Check some of the new features.

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 3

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 3

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New Contra 009 autumn update, brings you more toys to play with.

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 2

Contra 009 work in progress - Update 2

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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.

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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. !!! CLICK ON "Read more..." TO SEE THE...

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Contra 008 FINAL

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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

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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!

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Contra 008 BETA

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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 (007 ONLY)

Contra 007 Net Fix (007 ONLY)

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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 (007 ONLY)

Contra 007 Chinese Translation (007 ONLY)

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

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D_Lan
D_Lan

Bring back english speaking GLA and China!

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lucashitman
lucashitman

predator any ETA on AI and challenge fixes really like to try the generals out on a chllenge

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

They will come with the next release. ETA is unknown.

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king_ghidorah93
king_ghidorah93

Since Laser General cannot be defeated even if you wasted him, I tried him in Challenge and got to Boss General. To report some bugs, Boss General's super weapon timers do not reset when you destroy the special buildings and my rank never increased from rank 1 even after I eliminated dozens of her units. Also some of the infantry models do not walk right.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Everything you noted is already known to us. Challenge bugs and infantry models will be fixed.

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CommanderDef
CommanderDef

About rank in Boss mission, it was also in 007 and I thought it's a purpose. Gives her quote "suicide is not a kind of attack" a meaning, haha.

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W0rldEmperor
W0rldEmperor

Hey i cant win in GLA mission 2 with 008, i destroy every convoy, and then its appears after the Guan Wu convoy an convoy of invencible neutral Efreets and you lose when they reach your base map border.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

I don't recommend playing the Campaign in 008 Beta. It's just a bunch of unfinished missions without a storyline.

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Sithis44
Sithis44

are you taking donations at this point? i like what i see and i'm willing to make one.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

We don't take donations.

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Guest
Guest

You like birds? I am sithis just not loged in.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

The parrot is photogenic, isn't it? :)

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Sithis44
Sithis44

i may have missed your reply but i wanted to know, whats your favorite overlord tank?! :)

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Nuclear Overlord.

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