It Came From Red alert! is a mod that brings the original Red alert into Red alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.
It requires Red alert 2: Yuri's Revenge V1.001.
Beta Releases 1 and 2 do not require additional patches, Beta Release 2.5 requires Rock Patch 1.08SE for all features to work correctly, Beta Release 3 requires NPatch Special Edition #0019 or newer for all features to work correctly and Pre-release Candidate 1 does not require any additional patches.
ICFRA! has had over 86000 downloads across its various releases.

If you have difficulty uninstalling the mod then read this post.

The mod was started on 25th November 2006 and was first publicly announced on the 29th November 2006. Beta R1 was released on the 1st of December 2006 followed by BR2 on the 2nd of January 2007. Like BR2 before it work has immediately began on BR3, but some serious errors found in BR2 lead to an BR2.5 bugfixing release on the 7th of January. BR3 was released 14th October 2007.
Pre-Release Candidate 1 was released on 20th December 2012 so that the latest version of the mod from my computer was actually available to people.

The mod originally started as a coding-only mod so that I could play something resembling Red Alert with the newer interface features like right click scrolling and turned into something way beyond that. It's been consistently popular since the first version was released with a steady trickle of views and downloads even to this day.

Thank you all for the kind comments the mod has received over the years and I'm sorry I never managed to finish it, especially as it got so close to being totally done.

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There were some articles in the "Features" section of the ICFRA ModDB profile that were written before ICFRA PRC1 was released so I have updated them.

The most important one is the uninstalling article as it was showing an out of date file list and an out of date screenshot of the deactivation prompt so I fixed those.

I also updated the about article and the version information article to include the information about PRC1.

Finally I've added a different format for the ICFRA PRC1 download, called PRC1z, which has the mod's files in a .zip file rather than using the .exe launcher created by XCC Mod Creator. If you already have the mod and it is working correctly you do not need to pay any attention to the new download, it's just for people who can't get the mod to run via the .exe version.
Please note that if you use the PRC1z version you are manually copying files into your game directory to install the mod and you will have to manually delete them to uninstall the mod. Instructions and a list of the mod's files are included in the download but you should probably backup your game install directory before installing the mod just to be safe. I am not responsible for you making a mess of your game directory!

The new format is here.
And of course the .exe launcher format is still available here.

Hello?  Want a new updated version of ICFRA?

Hello? Want a new updated version of ICFRA?

2 years ago News 0 comments

So... here's a newer but still unfinished version of ICFRA!

Asset theft and some updated screenshots

Asset theft and some updated screenshots

5 years ago News 3 comments

A statement regarding a recent asset theft, and some new screenshots to replace the outdated ones.

Daz interviewed at Revora

Daz interviewed at Revora

6 years ago News 0 comments

Following up on the feature in Total PC Gaming Issue #18 Revora have run a feature on the mods hosted by them that appeared in the magazine. There's an...

Download counts and print media

Download counts and print media

6 years ago News 1 comment

I've just done a little bit of maths and worked out It Came From Red Alert! has had 86734 downloads since Beta Release 1 was released and ICFRA! is in...

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ICFRA! Pre-release Candidate 1z (Dec. 2012 .zip)

ICFRA! Pre-release Candidate 1z (Dec. 2012 .zip)

2 years ago Full Version 1 comment

(Newest December 2012 Version in .zip format) After four beta releases (1,2,2.5 and 3) the number of reported bugs had flatlined, as such I was planning...

ICFRA! Pre-release Candidate 1 (Dec. 2012 Version)

ICFRA! Pre-release Candidate 1 (Dec. 2012 Version)

2 years ago Full Version 5 comments

(Newest December 2012 Version) After four beta releases (1,2,2.5 and 3) the number of reported bugs had flatlined, as such I was planning to release a...

ICFRA Beta Release 3 (Oct. 2007 Version)

ICFRA Beta Release 3 (Oct. 2007 Version)

8 years ago Full Version 18 comments

(October 2007 Version with NPatch requirement) Beta Release 3 of It Came From Red Alert! THE MOD REQUIRES NPatch SE #0019 TO FUNCTION CORRECTLY WHICH...

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The_Mastodon Jan 7 2011 says:

oh well I still think the nuke is way under powered, anyways the you Npatch link in the mod disription doesn't work when I click it(have I've seen that before :d), it says "Internet Explore couldn't load the page. can you give me another link or maybe fix the link in the disription.

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DazJW Creator
DazJW Jan 11 2011 replied:

Fixed the link, thanks for highlighting that.

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AlliedG Jan 13 2011 replied:

Hey Daz, are you aware of Ares DLL?

Most of the features you want from NPatch you will get in Ares including true radar jammers and RA1 spy functionality. I recommend looking into.

Also Mig Eater is moving D-Day over to Ares and I'm developing a Ares modification too.

Nice to see the updates btw.

Also not sure but add me on messenger if you haven't already?

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The_Mastodon Jan 7 2011 says:

The Para troopers and sky sentry/spy satelite doesn't work, when they have charged/loaded and you click them nothing happons they just start re-charging/loading can you please fix this? For I believe you can accomplish perfection, thank you.

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The_Mastodon Jan 7 2011 replied:

Oh and one more thing, the Nuke seems WAY under powered could you please make it as devasting as a real nuke? and make the cost 5000+ or just make it alot more powerfull. I alway been so disapointed by the originale nuke from RA1.

oh thanks for the quick reply :)

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Orac| Jan 12 2011 replied:

Well, the Nuke in RA always seemed to me to be a tactical nuclear weapon rather than some earth splitting super-superweapon. Personally, this is the way I prefer my SWs, anti-turtling measures but not massively overpowered in every situation.

Brilliant mod, btw. I'm still playing it :D

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DazJW Creator
DazJW Jan 7 2011 replied:

Sounds like you don't have Npatch installed.
Go to the mod's download listing and click on "read more +".

And no, I won't be changing things like that beyond how they are in Red Alert. That would defy the point of the mod.

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bartpp7 Nov 27 2010 says:

Daz will you be changing over from NPSE to ARES by chance?

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DazJW Creator
DazJW Jan 3 2011 replied:

I've reworked the mod so it doesn't need any of the extra patches. One or two things aren't quite the same but it's better for compatibility, makes it easier to use and means the mod won't be broken by things being changed in the third party patches.
Whether I'll ever get the thing out I don't know, it's still on my desktop as a thing to do but I'm not doing any modding at the moment. I've moved to doing photography.

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TiberFCSL Oct 24 2010 says:

I've seen the screenshots and WOW!!!! what a great mod!!!!! But I don't like some of the graphics, even when they are not bad at all. I'll be clear because I want to help: the construction yard and its straight lines, the upper part of the gap generator, the low poly count of the soviet barracks render, the little size and not-black-color of the Iron Curtain and the over-sized Allied turret heads. I think everything else is almost perfect.
I don't want to be annoying, but do you remember what was Paradox Device? It was a similar mod with the same objective as this one, but it's dead from a long time ago. The good news is that they released lots of SHPs on PPM, free for everyone, and honestly, most of them look far better than the ones from this mod. So I recommend you to check them out and maybe do some replacements to make your mod better, here's the link:
Keep the good work!!!!!!!! Now I'm downloading the beta, can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!

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DazJW Creator
DazJW Jan 3 2011 replied:

Yeah, I do remember Paradox Device. I remember Merophage from when he was called Spider-man_2099. In fact I think it was him who sent me some RA2 colour scheme textures (Soviet/Allied/Yuri colours) that were used on the ICFRA! units before I changed it to remappable only.
I agree their graphics are better than mine - Merophage is a much better modeller than me - but they went for an RA2 level of graphics while I've tried to keep a only-slightly-better than Red Alert lever of graphics so those shps aren't really suitable for ICFRA!.

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Very nice designs based on original C&C: Red Alert, that's all.

Jan 12 2011 by Darkkoril

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