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).

Versions in development:

008 - work in progress...

Available versions for download:

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


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USA Generals:

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.

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.

China Generals:

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.

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.

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 Hukum

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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32 comments by dcesarec on Oct 6th, 2014

So 008 FINAL version testing has started and things are looking
good... and hot. Currently there are no serious problems which could
delay releasing of 008 Final version.

After some attempts to find a reliable and trusty member, willing to play and help us, we have decided to post here.

So, we are looking for a tester. Yes, a tester... What does it mean? It means you will:

- Get the latest 008 version which is found nowhere
- Play with developers in real time, chat with us and become friendlier with us
- You will also be involved in gameplay balancing
- Opportunity to get in team later, if 009 project starts

What you need to have:

- Some actual gaming skills, we are not pro players, but we are good. We
dont need a beginner or noob, we want to play balanced 2v2 or 3v3 games
- Time to play almost every day/night (1-3 games)
- English knowledge
- Trusty relationship with us, you need to know that we make final decisions about changes
- Dropbox installed
- Hamachi installed
- Basic knowledge with FinalBIG (needed so you can insert files)

If you are interested and if you have what it takes, please leave some info below:
- How long you have played Contra
- How old are you
- What's your timezone (required)

Also, we have recently updated our website, and will keep updating it. It was left behind for a long time since Creator was absent, and he was the only one with the rights to make changes. Fortunately, he showed up and gave us what we needed to make changes. Contra.cncguild.net

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Contra 008 BETA 2

Contra 008 BETA 2

Jan 1, 2014 Demo 228 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

Mar 31, 2013 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

Dec 20, 2011 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

Dec 1, 2011 Patch 9 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

Jun 11, 2010 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...

Contra 007 Fixed AI

Contra 007 Fixed AI

May 22, 2010 Patch 69 comments

This is Contra 007 fixed AI. Now the game must not crash with it.

Post comment Comments  (3130 - 3140 of 4,239)
Tovarich Dec 22 2011, 7:38am says:

Не пора ли добавить Российскую сторону в этот мод.

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Taran.UA Creator
Taran.UA Dec 22 2011, 6:22pm replied:

Добавим! Сразу после Апача, Абрамса, Тополя-М, Ка-50 и другого очнь нужного!

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Shishkinbar Creator
Shishkinbar Dec 22 2011, 5:11pm replied:


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Tovarich Dec 26 2011, 2:50am replied:

буду надеяться,что русскую фракцию добавят.Можно позаимствовать некоторые идеи с модов: The End of Days или Rise Of The Reds

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Taran.UA Creator
Taran.UA Dec 26 2011, 5:48am replied:

Надежда умирает последней.

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YourGeezuz Dec 21 2011, 8:06am says:

What General Promotion Unlocks The tech Building PLZ Help.

-1 votes     reply to comment
ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Dec 21 2011, 8:39am replied:

You need Rank 3 to unlock Palace, Strategy Center or Tech Center.

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YourGeezuz Dec 21 2011, 5:19pm replied:

Yeah I Got That Down Thanks For the help.
Another question Do i Have To Unlock A Certain Power to get the tech buildings.
Because i am new to this mod and i am really impressed.

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YourGeezuz Dec 22 2011, 1:38am replied:

Nevermind U Wer Right Thanks

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Ahrimansiah Dec 16 2011, 7:26am says:

yep the problem was the launcher it will change some files that in result wont let any other mod or even original game play anymore, but if we install the mod our self nothing will happen!, though whenever i want to play another mod i need to delete the contra zero hour folder, and recover it after my game is done!

"as long as any folder with contra files remind in hardrive the other mods wont work Xenforcer have the same problem too"

is there anyway to fix this one so i can have contra on hardrive and play other mods?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Dec 16 2011, 7:39am replied:

There is something wrong. I can play every mod I want that way. Make sure you launch Contra through the "generals.exe" file in your Contra folder, don't use the launcher. I can't tell you more than this, because this is the way it works for me.
Your Contra folder must contain everything from your original ZH folder. Then replace every file when it asks you to replace or not, and you can launch Contra from there. Other mods are going to work too.

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Ahrimansiah Dec 16 2011, 3:25pm replied:

yep i did exactly like that, but still same problem with other mods as long as contra folder is in my hard drive, well thanx alot for all support and help though :)

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Ahrimansiah Dec 15 2011, 3:07pm says:

guys whenever i install contra it will cause all my other mods crash even when i uninstall the contra they do still crash this bug is really annoying how can i fix it plz???

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Dec 15 2011, 3:41pm replied:

Backup your original ZH files and when you uninstall Contra, replace all files with the original files. Or you can install Contra manually by copying all Contra 007 files. Create a new folder and copy everything from your ZH directory. Paste it in the new folder and put the Contra files in there. So, you will have Contra and vanilla ZH at once, but in different folders.
This may help you: Contra.cncguild.net

Contra 007 installs the following files:

00000000.016 (replaces the original ZH file)
00000000.256 (replaces the original ZH file)
Install_final.bmp (replaces the original ZH file)

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Ahrimansiah Dec 15 2011, 5:34pm replied:

thanx for fast support well i always make a new zero hour folder for each of my mods, but some how contra damage all other folders too, even when i delete whole zero hour contra folder still the problem exist until i reinstall the whole game and install all mods over again :/

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Ahrimansiah Dec 16 2011, 3:34am replied:

is there any chance that the installer in launcher replace all files in every zero hour folder u have? since i have 5 and all of them are broken now...

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Dec 16 2011, 7:03am replied:

Don't use the launcher! Just copy all Contra files and paste them in a separate folder, where the copy of ZH files are. So, you will have Contra launching from the new folder and ZH launching from your first folder.

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Contra is number 1!

Dec 4 2011, 12:38pm by Madin

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