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The most important one is the uninstalling article as it was showing an out of date file list and an out of date screenshot of the deactivation prompt so I fixed those.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

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

Asset theft and some updated screenshots

Asset theft and some updated screenshots

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A statement regarding a recent asset theft, and some new screenshots to replace the outdated ones.

Daz interviewed at Revora

Daz interviewed at Revora

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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

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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)

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)

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)

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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Dutchygamer
Dutchygamer

Shame there ain't much progress... Thanks though for posting a small piece of text about me and the map ;)

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

Yeah - every now and again a do a fair bit, then get sick of the awkwardness of working with RA2 and start doing stuff in Unreal Engine 3 instead :P

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teh_spy
teh_spy

any new progress? it's been almost a half a year since you gave a new blog and the current release more then a year old!

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

Unfortunately not, as I explained to someone in a PM not long ago:

"I'm not sure if there'll even be another version sadly, RA2 is very awkward to work with and the ridiculous situation with a number of different unofficial patches makes it quite awkward to play mods. I've pretty much moved onto Unreal Engine 3 when I do any modding, but it's alot less often than I used to. Building graphics, terrain graphics and AI coding (which are the three big jobs left) are three of the most awful, tedious tasks associated with RA2 modding which puts me off coming back to it. However, I did return to doing some work on ICFRA towards the back end of last year (a few coding tweaks, a graphics fix or two and a half finished version of the first Allied campaign mission) and it's entirely possible I'll do so again."

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teh_spy
teh_spy

Nooes!!11..

What about for like Hl2 or w3d engines?

Or releasing what you have already completed?

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

I considered porting to C&C3 or RA3 but to move to a 3D engine would require 99% of the art assets to be remade as they're built in a way that only suits being rendered as sprites or converted into voxels. They're far too messy to unwrap and texture.
And there's a project that's already made significant progress in creating RA1 in RA3.

Since saying I wouldn't work on the mod again I've done some stuff (in April 2009 as talked about in the mod summary at the top of this page but at the moment I'm off modding completely (in any engine).

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MortalMaxx
MortalMaxx

Looks great, but what is the chronominer doing there?

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

Doing where?
It was replaced with the Ore Truck.

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BigCheese256
BigCheese256

Can you plzzzzzzzzz add a skirmish mode that makes ICFRA! like the renegade mod A Path Beyond coz' i love APB!!!

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

It wouldn't really work, APB is a stripped down version of Red Alert so that it works with Renegade gameplay. An RTS with the limited buildings (and inability to replace them) wouldn't work.

APB is free anyway, playing that would make much more sense.

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moven352003
moven352003

thanksssssssssssssssssss

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Crystan
Crystan

I realy love your Mod. It makes me Sad to hear that youre no longer developing it. Any chance of release a version where the last Bugs are fixed (like the non visible fireball)?

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DazJW Creator
DazJW

I've just been looking over my bug notes and I seem to have two lists with the same things in them apart from one list has two extra entries. If I can get my head around the notes I'll try and fix a few things.

There's already a version on my HD with the flameball fixed, but sadly you can't patch mods that use the XCC Mod Launcher system and that on it's own isn't worth a release.

Also, there's talk at the moment of another Rock Patch (Rock Patch was the original .exe modification, the guy doing that quit and someone else made NPatch, but the guy who did Rock Patch is making a Rock Patch 2 called Ares) which might let me tweak some things - so for now I'm waiting on more concrete details about Ares.

There WILL be another release I'm just not sure when yet.

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

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