D-day! a mod that needs no introduction... but just in case:

D-day is a Would War II TC mod for the highly popular game Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge, is the largest & longest running mod for RA2 to date. With hundreds of highly detailed & accurate units from pre World War 2 to a hypothetical post war. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to fight the good fight on land, sea & air. There are eight playable countries in D-day, as well as several other non-playable ones.

The playable sides are:

  • America
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Hungary
  • Japan

The pride of D-day is the DTX terrain, which completely changes RA2’s cartoony look into a gritty WW2 landscape that has been heavily researched to create an authentic atmosphere. D-day also features maps of such places as Berlin, Stalingrad, Kursk, El Almain & even New York! Created using battlefield maps & period photos to get the highest accuracy possible.

PS: This page is rarely updated, the main site however is updated on a daily basis, please check there for the latest information.

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8 comments by Mig_Eater on Mar 29th, 2015

I haven't posted any new D-day news in three months, during that time I've been slowly working to finish all of the Japanese ground units. I'm nearing the end of this task and currently have over 30 new units to show, I hope to post them all in the coming weeks and to start things off here are some of Japan's first tanks.

To see more information and photos click on the images to go to their Wiki pages.

Ko-Gata Sensha
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Like many countries Japan's first tank was the Renault FT which they bought 13 of from France in 1919 and named Ko-Gata Sensha, which means tank model A. They were initially given to the cavalry who were very impressed a requested more, however in 1922 the Imperial Japanese Army decided that only the infantry units will be allowed tanks so they were all transferred. In 1929 several of them were sent to Manchuria were they successfully participated in several clashes with Chinese forces. By 1932 they were becoming outdated and gradually replaced with new designs, so all of the remaining vehicles were given to the IJA tank school where they were used for driver training until they were worn out.

Otsu-Gata Sensha
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After the success of the Ko-Gata Sensha the Japanese sought to buy more modern designs from France, however the French were unwilling to sell there latest designs to another country, especially when they were all needed to equip their own army. Renault however was working on a new version of the FT17 called the NC1, which the French Army had rejected so they were eager to sell to Japan. After going through trials back in Japan the engine was found to be underpowered so it was replaced with a more powerful Mitsubishi diesel engine, the armour was also upgraded and the weapons changed to indigenous Japanese designs. They served in Manchuria and China along with the Ko-Gata during the 1930's, by 1940 they were still in active service but were soon replaced with new tanks.

Type 92
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The Type 92 was Japan's first indigenous tankette, designed in 1931 for recon and infantry support with the cavalry. During that time though tanks were controlled by the infantry, to get round this restriction it was classified as an heavy armored car. exactly the same type of "reclassification" was also used in America with the M1 Combat Car. The Type 92 proved successful in China but tended to throw its tracks in high speed turns, to solve this problem the suspension and wheels were changed in later production models.

Type 97 Te-Ke
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Following the development of the Type 94 TK Hino Motors started work on an improved diesel powered version with a larger weapon. Initial trials of the prototype did not go well so Hino Motors went back to the drawing board and designed a larger version of the Type 94 TK with the diesel engine moved from the front to the rear and the turret moved to the middle. Production of the Type 97 Te-Ke started in 1939 and soon replaced the Type 94 TK on the assembly line.

Type 98 So-Da
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The Type 98 So-Da was an ammunition & personnel carrier based on the Type 97 Te-Ke, it could carry 10 infantry or 1 ton of cargo.

Type 100 Te-Re
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The Type 100 Te-Re was a artillery observation vehicle based on the Type 98 So-Da, the rear compartment that was usually used for storing cargo or troops was instead fitted with a large radio and observation equipment. Using these it would find and relay targets to artillery positions, then observe were the shells hit and give corrections.

Ingame the Te-Re works as a scout that can call in artillery strikes from off map.

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D-day v3.7b Patch

D-day v3.7b Patch

Sep 30, 2013 Patch 8 comments

This is a small patch for v3.7 that will fix several small but game braking bugs.

D-day v3.7 beta

D-day v3.7 beta

Jun 5, 2013 Full Version 18 comments

The latest release of D-day, which includes Hungary as a new playable county. The US Marine Corp as a new America sub-faction. Four new maps; Berlin...

D-day v3.6 beta

D-day v3.6 beta

Jun 6, 2012 Full Version 15 comments

The long awaited release of D-day! This beta includes six different sides (America, Britain, France, Soviet Union, Germany & Italy), with roughly...

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LPJGPR May 30 2014, 8:50pm says:

Hi there,

I tried following the installation instructions as laid out in the ARES download and the mod's readme, but I just got the vanilla version of Yuri's Revenge playing.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled both RA2 and Yuri's Revenge and this time installed the Launch Base programme to get around having to install ARES myself, but the mod isn't showing up on the Launch Base app at all.

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Mig_Eater Creator
Mig_Eater May 31 2014, 4:47am replied:

How/were did you install the D-day files? If you got the vanilla version of YR & didn't even see the D-day loading screen or menu then you've install the files in the wrong place.

Launch Base is no longer supported within the community and dose not work with D-day or the latest versions of Ares.

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LPJGPR May 31 2014, 9:16am replied:

I just left them in the unzipped folder and put that in the 'mod' folder Launchbase made since I had no idea it wasn't supported anymore.

I'm reinstalling everything, and it seems to me the installation order for the mod is;
1. Extract the folder 0.3RC1 to the RA2 directory (My YR doesn't install into a separate one)
2. Drop the ecachemd45.mix, expandmd45.mix & dday.pkt files into the RA2 directory.
3. Just open it with the included .BAT file

Is this broadly correct?

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Mig_Eater Creator
Mig_Eater May 31 2014, 11:30am replied:

Yes, you also need to patch YR to v1.001 for Ares to work.

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LPJGPR Jun 1 2014, 12:59pm replied:

Got it working yesterday. Brilliant fun, though I've noticed that enemy AI seems a lot more active than any friendly computer players. Still 10/10 though.

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sergioreynel May 30 2014, 2:53pm says:

if only this did not need ares :(

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Mig_Eater Creator
Mig_Eater May 31 2014, 4:48am replied:

Without Ares 75% of D-day wouldn't work :P

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Dynamo128 May 30 2014, 8:01am says:

We will see China too right? And possibly Brazil?

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Mig_Eater Creator
Mig_Eater May 30 2014, 10:09am replied:

China will be added in the future but not Brazil.

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FortressMaximus May 30 2014, 8:51am replied:

Let him finish the main parts of the mod, first. :p

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA May 24 2014, 10:48pm says:

ETA on next release?

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Mig_Eater Creator
Mig_Eater May 25 2014, 2:56am replied:

There is still lots to do but I'm hoping to release v3.8 before the end of the year.

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