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:

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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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Contra 009 work in progress - Update 2

6 comments by d-ce on Jul 31st, 2015

We are back...

Again, hi folks..!! This is a second update of the new Contra 009 version. As always, we are working on all segments, as much as we can. We are still lacking staff, so I'm hereby inviting anyone interested, but with some skills, at least basic ones, to join us.

I will show you some pics of changed things. As usual, let's start with USA.

- This is Mosquito drone for Cybernetic general. Mosquito drone is used as special power, and it replaces A10 Thunderbolt Strike. Mosquito drone appears as reinforcement unit, and kills enemy infantry units only. It appears in 3 levels, each level has a different number of drones (3, 5, 7). Mosquito is very useful if you fight vs. infantry general. Or you simply need some backup vs. suiciders, Black Lotus etc.

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- Next one is Shark drone. As said before, USA Strategy Centers have unique weapons when you use Bombardment Battle Plan. SW has Ion Tower, Laser has Railgun weapon, and Cybernetic has Shark drone. This drone is very useful vs. ground units. But it can be taken down with any AA weapon.

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- China also had some makeovers. As you probably saw, Zhu Rong got a new model.

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- China Tank general got new structure. It's Overlord Headquarters. This structure is very important to Tank general. It is available at rank 3. Limited to 1 at a time, costs much, consumes power and it is revealed on the map to enemy players. But, it gives 15% discount to all Overlord based units, repairs all Overlord based units all over the map (as long as it exists). It also grants upgrades for Tank general, such as Uranium Shells, and Nuclear Tank upgrade. Structure can be captured and used by other China generals.

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- Some GLA improvements. This is new Scorpion model. All 3 salvage variants.

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- And new Bomb Truck with his Bio Bomb and High-Explosive Bomb variations.

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Don't think this is all what we have done, as I said before, there are plenty more of changes in game balance, upgrades, and even particles. We test the new version every day and try to bring as much polished version as possible. So, I won't list all changes, because they are subject to change while testing. Also, you saw new animals and stuff, which will also appear on official maps.

- I would like to point you to a Contra 008 FINAL tournament, register here: Contra 008 FINAL tournament

Good players from this tournament will be able to join us in our every day new version testing, playing with us, suggesting new things and much more.

As for the end, I think I can say that the next update will be public 009 Beta release. So enjoy what we have done so far, apply for the tournament, test your skills, meet new people and wait for the new release ;)

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Contra 008 FINAL

Dec 25, 2014 Full Version 282 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

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Jan 1, 2014 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!

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Mar 31, 2013 Demo 552 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 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

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...

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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier Apr 17 2012, 3:39pm says:

Wait a minute here, the globe above says there are alot of visitors from China, but this game is banned in China, so what the fiddelsticks is this all about?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Apr 17 2012, 3:59pm replied:

This doesn't mean that they can't visit this page.

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Apr 17 2012, 5:45pm replied:

And maybe "alternate ways" to get the game?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Apr 18 2012, 12:14pm replied:

Yes. This is possible.

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Ahrimansiah
Ahrimansiah Apr 17 2012, 12:20pm says:

first of all thanx alot for sharing this nice mod
second GLA is not based on arabics to speak arabic... its acutely afghan ppl and they dont speak arabic...
no insult to arabian ppl but i found arabic language pretty annoying wish we could have a normal version were everyone speak english, i really do prefer the evil english speech of GLA
since me and many ppl neither understand chines nor arabic
thanx again

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GeneralKhan
GeneralKhan Apr 18 2012, 10:47pm replied:

I think GLA is based on the whole terrorist organizations of the world. And also Afghan people speak arabic.

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Ahrimansiah
Ahrimansiah Apr 19 2012, 6:09am replied:

1. afghans speak "dary farsi" which is almost farsi
En.wikipedia.org
2. GLA is not based on whole every terrorists country, u know it wont hurt if u research about c&c generals era and role a little! and see how different each nation and country looks
3. study and research is a good thing when u wana talk in public :P

anyway my whole point is english language is better for all factions! its more fun when u understand what ur units are saying AND wont accidentally insult anyone

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shinmarwan
shinmarwan Apr 17 2012, 9:08am says:

so there will be arabic languages right ?

are you using arabic people ?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG Apr 17 2012, 11:12am replied:

Of course.

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Arch_Enemy
Arch_Enemy Apr 17 2012, 6:54am says:

awesome guys keep up the good work looking forward for new updates :)

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GeneralKhan
GeneralKhan Apr 17 2012, 12:38am says:

Why the Demo General has no super tank?

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Arkanium
Arkanium Apr 17 2012, 5:50am replied:

Moddb.com

This is the Demo General's Efreet, or 'super demo truck'.

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