This mod adds some great new gameplay to the game. Virtually everything have been tweaked and modified and around 80 new units and 20+ new structures have been added. In combination with new generals, superweapons and powers. New music and sounds for some units.
This mod will take the fight to the sea in huge naval battles between submarines, destroyers, battleships and gunboats. It will take fighting in the sky to new levels with a broad variety of aircrafts and helicopters. The GLA can now participate in these fights. But the real battle will take place on the ground, engaging mammoth overlords, light vipers and specialised infantry units.

With tons of new and improved units to play with, Destructive Forces will keep you busy for hours! Skirmish is supported.

"This mod does what Zero Hour did to Generals, to Zero Hour! Each side is even more diverse than before, some Generals may be absolutely horrible against others, and some may be a fair fight. The only units that are shared even between the countries are the supply gatherers, and sometimes even that's not the case!"

Here are the new generals you get to play around with.

-Airforce General
-Tech & Naval General
-Commander in Chief
-Assault General

-Tech & Naval General
-Commander in Chief
-Artillery General
-EMP & Napalm General

-Stealth & Naval General
-United Arabs
-Terror Leader
-Toxic Warfare General

-Mother of all coalitions (MOAC)
-United Generals

14 new generals, more than 85 new units, new Generals powers and plenty of Naval units, what more could you ask for?

Designed for multiplay with unique strength and abilities for all different generals. A general superior in one type of game may be useless in another....

NOTE: This mod is for Zero Hour only, and for the English version. IF you have another version all in-game text will not display properly. To fix this : copy the contents in the English folder to your language-folder located in "gamedir/Data".

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Version 1.4 is now available for download (as soon as it has been approved by moddb).

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6 comments by XitArS on Feb 11th, 2012

About six years from initial release of this mod (that means about three weeks ago), I heard about C&C Generals 2 (release date late 2012). So I just had to once again play some Destructive Forces to relive some fun LAN moments. Now,  since this was a Skirmish-endeavor I couldn’t help but notice the lack of AI in this mod. And even though I know that I’ve said to myself in the past that fixing the AI was too complicated, I couldn’t resist starting up World Builder and play around. So I decided to start this last™ project with DF, codenamed “Make the AI use the SW for all sides, and add in some other AI enhancements like building units and attacking”. Now, I am nowadays a busy guy so the time-budget for this project was at max 2h/day for a period of two or so weeks (I like to “finish” things I start). Now, 40 or so hours later, with 80% of that being skirmish game-time, I hereby give you version 1.4 of Destructive Forces with working* AI, two new generals and some smaller changes.

You can grab the latest version here

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Destructive Forces V1.4 Automated Install

Destructive Forces V1.4 Automated Install

Feb 12, 2012 Full Version 40 comments

So, six years after the first release of Destructive Forces, I just had to give this project a proper closure. And what could be better than a working...

Destructive Forces V1.4 FULL

Destructive Forces V1.4 FULL

Feb 11, 2012 Full Version 42 comments

So, six years after the first release of Destructive Forces, I just had to give this project a proper closure. And what could be better than a working...

GameData.ini  (improved performance)

GameData.ini (improved performance)

Aug 7, 2010 Other 7 comments

This is the same file as include din the 1.4b full installation archive.

Destructive Forces for MAC (ZIP archive)

Destructive Forces for MAC (ZIP archive)

Aug 7, 2010 Full Version 4 comments

This is the exact same version as DF 1.3 but instead of embedded in an installer it is contained in a ZIP-archive. So MAC users should be able to extract...

Destructive Forces V1.3 (OLD)

Destructive Forces V1.3 (OLD)

May 5, 2009 Full Version 81 comments

**VERSION 1.4 now available** Ok, so I found the piece of data that I worked on for about a year ago, on a forgotten USB-stick. So I give you the latest...

Full DF soundtrack

Full DF soundtrack

Apr 29, 2008 Full Version 6 comments

This music-file contains all tracks used in Destructive Forces.

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vetteguy Jun 5 2006, 2:30pm says:

my computer was just overheated, it works fine now. I uninstalled your mod, but when i did and i was back on reg. generals zh my cursor was gone. for some reason once the mod is gone and i didnt uninstall the game, it corrupts the cursor file! i give your mod a 9- if the new units u made where better looking you'd recieve a 10. thanks

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XitArS Jun 5 2006, 1:21pm says:

Please make sure you have tried all the steps in troubleshooting section of the readme (you can find it in your gamedir and/or in the ZIP installation file).

Does it always happen, no matter how many AIs you battle and does it happen no matter which general you play? Does the crash occur after building a specific unit or just random?

Once again, please read through the readme. Also, remember that the AI code is NOT properly configured yet. So playing against many hard AIs may result in a crash. Some generals have a better working AI than others... Try fighting them on medium instead. I will make a full AI support eventually, even though this mod was made for multiplayer and not skirmish ;)

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jkinho May 23 2006, 8:31am says:

What an unbelieveable upgrade to "C&C reborn V5 the last stand" I have no words to describe it, you guys did just what I wanted to be added!!! its almost like you read my mind!!!

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namman2 May 22 2006, 3:48am says:

could post some some pictures please?

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drakon2k May 14 2006, 3:35pm says:

Is not as good as I expected it.

A few points:

a) It should do more damage.
b) Different shockwaves, so GLA buildings can be totally destroyed as well.

There's another 16min nuke which perfectionally handles this. Here is the Link to it :) Maybe you could use it or create something similar to it.

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XitArS May 14 2006, 9:12am says:

I appreciate your feedback. When it comes to the size of certain units it's an easy fix to rescale them. When i ran a test of the naval units i used a non included map that had about 90% water on it so size didn't matter then :P. I do have a range of superweapons, but they are not fine-tuned enough to be implemented ..yet. When it comes to stability, try to pinpoint why/when they occur and maybe they can be fixed. Also be sure to read throug the troubleshooting section in the readme. If you're playing against hard AI players you would most probably encounter a crash eventually since I havn't modified the AI code properly.

The "Uber-nuke" is extremley powerful, and thus the extreme countdown. If detonated over a base, pretty much everything will be wiped to ash. I may want to degrade it a little though....

I am aware of the GUI bugs, will fix them all in the next release.

C&C Generals ZH has a limit of 14 generals, so adding a new would be equal to removing another.

Anyways, please continue to report your experience ;)

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drakon2k May 13 2006, 11:53am says:


I just playtested the Mod and I really like it.

Only problem is that it is very unstable, often it freezes(while the music is still playing) and you have to restart or an serious error appears. Also something is wrong with China(without any general). Either it's the Naval Yard or that M3A(or something like that) tank, I don't know, but everything the building is finished/I ordered one tank it freezes.

Some other feedback:
-Scrap that uber-big naval destroyer, it's simply too big.
-More different superweapons for the US/GLA would be fine.
-I'm not sure as I couldn't test the chinese naval units yet, but incase there are no Subs, it would be nice if both the US and CHINA would have different kind of subs, I'd say one attack-sub and one which is capable to attack ground with cruise missile which can be upgraded to have a nuclear warhead.
-A few realistic tanks for the GLA/China would be good, in other words tanks like a T34/85 and a T55(though you could simply rename the "militia tank" to "T55") and for the chinese tanks like the Type 98 or maybe even some russian hardware, such as the T72/T80 with reactive armour upgrades.
-That uber-nuke from the chinese infantry general ... I couldn't test it, as it takes 17 minutes to load but the game crashed soon after I built it, so I wanted to ask, how effective is it? Or did you take the "megaton bomb" mod?(which would be fine too, as I love it). Also, shouldn't the Nuke General rather have that one?
-About the generals. It would be nice if you would rename them as they're supposed to.
-It would be nice if you'd somehow manage to get the names right, so it for example is "Battlelord" and not "MISSING: TANKBUILTBATTLELORD".

And a view into the future(probably just dreaming though):
-Would be nice to have some new generals.
-Maybe even a new country, Russia or Europe(Germany? They probably got the most interesting hardware, so why not? :P)

Okay, enough :)

I give the mod a 8/10 because of the bugs, without the bugs I'd give a 9.5/10.


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vetteguy Jun 4 2006, 7:17pm says:

mod is excellent, my only problem w/ it is that once i play it for about 15 min in skirmish, the game goes off and says i have techinical diffiiculties! please respond

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Tyranick Nov 23 2006, 3:21pm says:

Ive done my best to divert people to focus their attention on this mod so hopefully more support will be on the way :D

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TVC15 Jan 28 2007, 12:43pm says:

Nice elevation Xitarse please clue me in.
In your mod DF 1.1 you manage, like no other modder , to give the user the elevation a decent zoom in and zoom out on whatever map. I really appreciate that in ZH And detest the **** out of NOT finding it in a mod vers.
Could you please give me the dope on how to do this ( do I edit ZH INI file or what ) I am not a modder or developer myself Im only asking for a simple edit of a simple file or two so I can fix ZH that way - the way you have it . If you would be so cool pls email me at

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

just some bug need to fix
and better AI
if the bug fixed and get better ai

this will rock :D

Oct 27 2009, 3:43am by h0devil

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