Rise of the Reds – or ROTR for short – improves upon the C&C Generals formula while also adding its own distinct elements to it. Most notably, the mod adds two completely new factions, the tank-heavy Russian Federation and the defence-oriented European Continental Alliance. In addition, the three original factions China, USA and GLA have been greatly expanded and redesigned in a variety of ways, with several new units, buildings, powers and abilities to explore and combine in your in-game tactics.

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Greetings Comrades! Rise of the Reds version 1.5 is here! We've added a plethora of new content including many new units, improved AI that will use new units and tactics against you, an entirely new tech tier, and much more!

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Thanks for tuning in to this frequency, comrades. It has been a long time but it is with great pride that we release Rise of the Reds 1.5! This brings many exciting changes to your battle software. You can see all the changes in the document included with your briefcase. We hope you have fun and that you enjoy a few of the secrets we kept hidden. You should now go test your new toys and don't forget to give us your feedback!



Note: the screen cap in the top right is of an older internal beta where the Chinook hadn't been replaced with the Osprey yet.


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Soul_XP
Soul_XP

It's about time you released this :P.

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

Eh, well, if we released it three months back, you prolly wouldn't get the Osprey, new Senti, Blackhawk, and a bunch of other units. So perhaps it was worth the wait. =w=

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Soul_XP
Soul_XP

I quite pleased that the AI is using the new stuff, I also like the flame thrower upgrade for the Han :).

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

Well, while it's cool that they're using new stuff, it's not cool that I almost got owned by Medium AI on quite a few occasions because some stupid Helo flanked my base. =w=

Although Han's flamethrower is kick-*** regarless if you're using it or if you're getting BBQ'd by it. =D

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SоrataZ
SоrataZ

"Eh, well, if we released it three months back, you prolly wouldn't get the Osprey, new Senti, Blackhawk, and a bunch of other units. So perhaps it was worth the wait. =w="
Saying it like that was obviously not the best choice, however as you know, I am happy as all others too you released it. Btw, you could give an update the next time with the tech cards in work and call it 'instructions for commanders' or something ^^

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█Brunez█
█Brunez█

It was realized???
YEAH!!!!!!!!

P.S.: I will only can to download this on 23th September, because now is to late and tomorrow I will not stay home all day long =(

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alax
alax

hallelujah

its finally here

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rodrodenas
rodrodenas

thanks a lot SWR team.

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Just_West
Just_West

Nice to see the Generals pros hard at work :p

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supjay
supjay

awesome work!!! can't wait to try this when i go home :)

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Pyroninja41
Pyroninja41

Wait, I thought that 1.5 was supposed to add the GLA and the ECA. It doesn't. I'm seriously disappointed.

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supjay
supjay

Those 2 factions would be added before version 2.0. Probably in the next release. Developers had been specific about this. You should visit the ROTR forums to get the most up to date info regarding the mod.

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

No, we've always said that we'll add ECA and GLa 'after the 1.5 release'. Apparently a lot of people's hopes blinded themselves, and they read the statement wrong.

Sorry to disappoint, but that's just the way it is. :\

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supjay
supjay

What i meant was that it would be a release between 1.5 and 2.0 :)

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smacky!
smacky!

oh man - w/e, i don't care, i've been waiting so long for this! and at just the right time, too - contra's great, but i've *really* been waiting for this...

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Warlock_23
Warlock_23

Thanks SWR for using your spare time - to make everyone's gaming experience better!

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erebusjr
erebusjr

Sort of suspected SWR would do something as grand as this after a long lull ;). Thx !

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Ziabl_mc
Ziabl_mc

Ура!!! Дождался))) Yahoo!!!!

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wiilixx
wiilixx

HOLY CRAP!!!

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

is this version going to be on Crosus because im still unable to get it to work if i install it with your installer?

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

I doubt they'll be a Crosus version. In all seriousness though, if you've got a normal copy of ZH v1.04 and you install it to the right directory (most of the time simply the default directory), it should work on XP, Vista, and Win 7.

If you've got TFD, remember to tell the installer to install in the right directory. If you don't have a clean copy, do a clean install. (uninstall everything on and including ZH, DELETE the ZH folder, install ZH and patch to 1.04). If you do a clean install, it almost always works.

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imperialgerar
imperialgerar

incredible, I thought they would in December as usual. good to be reminded that I had left the forum because he was recognized as Russiashockwave, but now finally enjoy the version 1.5 ... jejeje

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Leonall
Leonall

So how precisely are you supposed to defend yourself against the Hard USA A.I early game helicopter spam when THE CHINESE GATLING IS A RIDICULOUSLY SLOWLY FIRING PIECE OF **** THAT GETS GUNNED DOWN BY FEW BLACKHAWKS!?

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

I actually don't know; I generally don't survive long against Hard AI 1v1s. I try to build a lot of cheap missile Inf and any cheap AA vehicles early when facing Hard US, as well as trying to build some basic defenses here and there.

I also try to build a second base somewhere else if I survive long enough, but that doesn't happen often. =w=

Ja, if anyone can beat Hard AIs 1v1, well then, holy **** you are good! o_0

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MachakTom
MachakTom

I did ;)

Thank you!!! Very good mode.

btw han flamethrowers seem kinda too strong. Buildings disappear after few seconds...

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

That's the advantage of flame weapons, they are strong against buildings. You wouldn't have noticed this because the only other flame unit is the Dragon tank, which has crappy armor.

You have to remember that the Flamethrowers get shorter range, less effectiveness than armor and costs a pretty penny.

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mickkk3
mickkk3

If you are fighting hard US, its best to defend your base until the attacks are getting smaller and smaller(likely because of their resources running out, could be harder and more fun if this didn't happen). Finding ways to destroy their airfields are very helpful coz those nighthawks prove to be quite a nuisance if not dealt with(I lost a defence line of almost 15 tesla coils and 10 kashtans+tons of men and tanks...)
Ow btw great mod, cant wait for the ECA units to join in the party :D

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goandtour
goandtour

nice ! :D

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eci5
eci5

I'M SO EXCITED!!!

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iRiE_ASiAN
iRiE_ASiAN

Make a MAC version!!!!

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smacky!
smacky!

yes - a MAC version would be nice...tried to install using the files from the .exe, but no AI showed up - DK why this would be...hopefully super_kev will come to our rescue, or the SWR team is planning to release one soon for us (TIA if so!!!)...otw, it looks to maybe be another one we may be out of luck on...booohoooo!!!

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OzzyD
OzzyD

when I installed it, i get an error wich something to do with copying a .bmp file. I unstalled the older versions.

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nidmeister
nidmeister

Are you running Vista or Windows 7?

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nidmeister
nidmeister

Some Vista and Windows 7 users are having trouble running the mod.
Windows will open the command line interface (black window), but will immediately close it again.

This is resolved by copying a fresh Vanilla ZH folder (C:/Program Files/EA Games/C&CZH) into a new folder, say "C:/Games" for example. Install RotR to that folder.

TFD works the same, except you will have to copy your TFD directory.

When doing this, please make sure it is a clean copy that you duplicate, with no mods installed. And when installing multiple mods at the same time with this method (It can be done), then you should always keep a backup version of the clean folder safe, for you to copy when installing other mods that don't run by launchers.
This will take up a lot of space, but is a good safety measure to avoid having to re-install.

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

ok i just tried the clean install and copy like was suggested and i still get the black window that opens and closes in a split second. i hope yall do put this on crosus like all the previous versions.

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

Here's some professional advice from Nidmeister:

"Some Vista and Windows 7 users are having trouble running the mod.
Windows will open the command line interface (black window), but will immediately close it again.

This is resolved by copying a fresh Vanilla ZH folder (C:/Program Files/EA Games/C&CZH) into a new folder, say "C:/Games" for example. Install RotR to that folder.

TFD works the same, except you will have to copy your TFD directory.

When doing this, please make sure it is a clean copy that you duplicate, with no mods installed. And when installing multiple mods at the same time with this method (It can be done), then you should always keep a backup version of the clean folder safe, for you to copy when installing other mods that don't run by launchers.
This will take up a lot of space, but is a good safety measure to avoid having to re-install. "

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cHr0n0sPh3r3
cHr0n0sPh3r3

Ugh it doesnt like me, I can't get the mod to run, i have TFD and i run 64 Vista. During isntallation it says something about writing over some write protected files. When i over write andi run RoTR it just goes to the banner then crashes and gives me a critical error. Can someoen help me?

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

OK, two things. Make sure you're installing it to the right location in the TDF folders. If that wasn't your issue, I suggest you uninstall ZH, DELETE the folder, and then reinstall ZH, and the install RotR 1.5. That should fix most problems.

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Yuribeard7
Yuribeard7

i did all that uninstall/reinstall copy/paste and everything else that has been suggested and it simply does not work. i run the installer as administrator and the game itself the same. i even tried compatiblity mode and it still does not work. for me the only thing that has made it work is Crosus that is why i keep saying i hope you put this version and future versions on Crosus as was done with previous versions. it cant really be too much to ask that you keep doing what you have already been doing if you catch my drift.

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Goldencosine
Goldencosine

Thanks, just thanks Swr :)

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RockerFox
RockerFox

wow nice back story. Also i liked the updates you made to all the faction buildings, units and powers. keep up the good work.

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HeartbreakOne
HeartbreakOne

CommanderJRB must be proud of all of you...
Great job... =)

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LR01
LR01

Does anyone plays this online?

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kricagaus
kricagaus

all right!!!!! hope the next patch has ECA and GLA. thanks.

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

Well, I don't think we'd include the GLA and ECA in a patch; two brand new factions should warrent a new release. That being said, 1.5 has it's fair share of bugs, which should be fixed with a small patch down the line. This quick fix patch will likely bring little new content, so the next PATCH (if we have one), won't have ECA or GLA.

The next RELEASE is when we plan to introduce ECA and GLA.

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HeartbreakOne
HeartbreakOne

Maybe THAT'S what kricagaus was talking about...

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Arena_Baller
Arena_Baller

Crosus this please

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

I can't give any guarentees, and it's not going to be in the near future.

Why don't you install it the normal way? It's got an installer, uninstaller, and it's a non-destructive mod, so it shouldn't cause any problems.

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benis76
benis76

When is a mac version being released?

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NergiZed Author
NergiZed

It's likely in the pipeline, we've already got the banner done and what not, but it's gonna take a little while ongere.

Sorry, but the majority comes first. :(

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