Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour that adds the Russian Federation, European Continental Alliance and is packed with overhauls and changes to the original factions. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - Rise of the Reds has a faction for everyone's tastes - even to take your opponents on land, air and sea!

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Hello Comrades! You have all waited for this for a long time and perhaps longer than we should have let you wait but all of that won't matter right now because we are finally done with our new release! There isn't much to say really, we have a lot of goodies prepared for all of you including new fluff, a trailer and of course the releases itself.

Posted by The_Hunter649 on May 27th, 2012


Hello Comrades! You have all waited for this for a long time and perhaps longer than we should have let you wait but all of that won't matter right now because we are finally done with our new release!
There isn't much to say really, we have a lot of goodies prepared for all of you including new fluff, a trailer and of course the releases itself.
Anyway, I will stop blabbering now and let you all have a look at the good stuff smile.gif


Version 1.7 includes a wide range of features and additions, including...

  • A fully redesigned Global Liberation Army that makes heavy use of tunnels and guerilla tactics. Spread your underground facilities across the map and unnerve your opponent with a plethora of dirty tricks, including a kill-based secondary income and a harassment-oriented airforce.
  • The steamrolling Russian Federation as a fully functioning faction with unique buildings, units and powers. Dominate the skies with heavy Hind helicopters, take the field with waves of ever-relentless Shock Troopers and crush your enemies with the unparalleled Sentinel Tank.
  • Many new buildings, units and powers for the old factions, the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have already been added in 1.5 but their arsenal is further expanded by the versatile American Bradley IFV and the missile-blocking Chinese Jammer Tower.
  • A fully functioning, efficiently designed navy that is only available on maps that are specifically suited for ship combat, realized by means of a unique system of capturable Naval Yards that avoids the technical issues usually associated with navies in the SAGE engine.
  • Several new Tech structures that can be captured to provide helpful advantages, such as Powerplants, Armories as well as all the Tech structures from Shockwave including the Airport, the Radio Station and the mighty War Fortress.
  • Many of the more subtle game mechanics have been revamped, including a more sophisticated tech tier system, an improved air/anti-air counter system and improved stealth/scouting mechanics.
  • Plenty of new maps that have been exclusively designed for ROTR, as well as restored Generals versions of all the original maps that underwent changes in Zero Hour.

North Africa, 2028
A large crowd stood waiting at the airport of Tripoli on what would otherwise have been an ordinary Monday morning. But this day was going to be different: While Chinese forces pacified the last pockets of GLA resistance in the ruined cities of Central Europe and the atomic mushroom cloud above downtown Hamburg slowly dissipated, the local populace had gathered in thousands to welcome the legendary heroes who made this vision a reality. A frenetical chorus of jubilations greeted General Mohmar 'Deathstrike' as he and his lieutenant Anwar Sulaymaan stepped out of the stolen European plane that evacuated them from the dying continent in the closing hours of the great insurrection. The Libyan government, along with most of north Africa, had been firmly in support of the GLA for years; what Western analysts initially lauded as an uprising for democracy at the start of the 21st century was quickly marred by corruption, infighting and stagnation. A few years down the line, the masses would once again flood the streets and revolt, but this time, under the banner of what was now known as the Global Liberation Army.


But after decades of endless warfare across all of central Asia, the middle east, north Africa and Europe, Deathstrike, with his greatest feat finally accomplished, grew tired, his thirst for blood and glory finally quenched. In the next few years, younger, more ambitious leaders started scheming against him as cell after cell slowly broke away from the cause. Then, triumph finally gave way to tragedy when a cowardly assassin whose allegiance remains unknown to history till this very day, put an end to the life and legacy of Deathstrike. Without their glorious leader, the local warlords and tin-pot dictators quickly re-assumed control, turning the once mighty organisation into a mere shadow of its former self. But Anwar Sulaymaan, Deathstrike's most trusted aide and, according to himself and his loyal followers, his only legitimate successor, would not allow this heresy to go unpunished. With the US still in isolation, the Europeans in disarray and China complacently savouring its supposed 'victory', Sulaymaan's battle-hardened army swept across Africa, re-absorbing the break-away cells while wiping out anyone who opposed him.


But his charismatic leadership and 'convincing methods' could only get him so far. To the chagrin of General Yusuuf, a Saudi cleric and leader of the GLA's most hardline religious wing, Sulaymaan managed to broaden the populist appeal of the organisation: Unlike Deathstrike's GLA which was centred around religious fundamentalism and an odd mix of pan-Turkic and -Arab nationalism, Sulaymaan's GLA would grow to accept every possible current of exploitable violence, ranging from freelance mercenary forces over disenfranchised African militaries to western anti-government anarchists. Financed through oil, drugs and diamonds, his numbers and influence grew larger, eventually surpassing those of the old GLA in the sense that for the first time in the organisation's history, the GLA was in a position to not just be mere guests in a country whose government tolerated them. Thus, Sulaymaan became obsessed with his personal dream of a 'warrior heaven on Earth', an idea which he soon turned into a bloody reality in central Africa. In his vision, the origin of humankind itself would become the first true GLA 'nation', a place solely dedicated to violence and the raw ferociousness of the human condition; a haven of total freedom for those who are strong enough to take it and a refuge for all who opposed the deceptions and hypocricies imposed on them by any scapegoat of their choosing, be it the West, the East, the rich, the elites, the 'man', the 'system', or the very concept of order itself.


As Sulaymaan started building his empire, outside forces quickly arrived to challenge his vision: American corporatists bought their way into Africa to benefit from the continent's great resource boom while the Chinese put an end to the pirate nation of Somalia with a full-scale invasion and occupation. Meanwhile, the Europeans had re-built their countries and re-organised as what they now called the European Continental Alliance. Sulaymaan's north African allies were the first to suffer from their furious retaliation for the humiliation that he and Deathstrike had inflicted upon them and to the south, the up-and-coming Russian Federation had taken control of the lands, further destabilising the delicate balance of power between the global players. By 2040, the stage was set, the players in position...And Sulaymaan's warrior nation, now firmly established in the heart of the divided continent of Africa, was ready to prove its might!


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SlayerX3
SlayerX3 May 28 2012, 12:01am says:

So the guy in charge of GLA is an ominicidal maniac?

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TheReviewer
TheReviewer May 28 2012, 7:40am replied:

Has anything changed :p

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies! May 28 2012, 5:59pm replied:

Since when was the guy in charge of the GLA not Omnicidal?

They don't seem to be the very liberating sort, taking slaves and using extremely contagious, biological weapons on everyone that annoys them. :P

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GLATechGeneral
GLATechGeneral May 28 2012, 1:35am says:

Finally!

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CaptainIstvan
CaptainIstvan May 28 2012, 2:22am says:

amazing story when Generals 2 is launched SWR team should start to make it available even there, because 3 faction are too plain with 5 factions and with the breathaking storyline this most be made to Generals 2 as well.

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MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller May 28 2012, 7:50am replied:

if there is a sdk for it.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Butthurt
Butthurt May 28 2012, 9:22am replied:

EA has announced that Generals 2 will not support mods.

+4 votes     reply to comment
Scorpiain
Scorpiain May 28 2012, 12:58pm replied:

Dissapointing really, though understandable, frostbite 2 is still their little baby and they are not willing for all its secrets to be plucked apart in modding..

Still.. damn shame.. Shockwave... destructive forces.. ROTR.. all make generals THE best C&C for replayability..

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Stubbornpony
Stubbornpony May 29 2012, 12:46pm replied:

But you can't make a good game without mods, a game is for everyone.
The developer is never capable of making a perfect game. Only with the help of mods, a perfect game can be achieved.

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Orac|
Orac| May 28 2012, 3:28am says:

Ah, a GLA Anarchist sect. Cool.

I'll be downloading this after exams.

+2 votes     reply to comment
NEST!
NEST! May 28 2012, 5:26am says:

this is a great story

+3 votes     reply to comment
Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke May 28 2012, 5:47am says:

Amazing good story ;)

+2 votes     reply to comment
stormtroopera
stormtroopera May 28 2012, 6:03am says:

I love this story & the mod !

+2 votes     reply to comment
jklgarry
jklgarry May 28 2012, 7:24am says:

-snip-

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fenneck89[GER]
fenneck89[GER] May 28 2012, 8:45am says:

Why isn't there the Littlebird?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Zeke_Dlyoung
Zeke_Dlyoung May 28 2012, 9:41pm replied:

Temporarily replaced by cobra. Little bird will return after the generals are added.

+1 vote     reply to comment
fenneck89[GER]
fenneck89[GER] May 29 2012, 7:27am replied:

Okay thank you

+1 vote     reply to comment
HerrMisterMe
HerrMisterMe Jun 5 2012, 5:39am replied:

You can enable it in the CommandSet.ini

+1 vote     reply to comment
MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller May 28 2012, 10:36am says:

sorry guys tsrx is standby now coz i'm playing rotr

+1 vote     reply to comment
Metalloid
Metalloid Jun 4 2012, 7:11am replied:

We hope you'll take breaks otherwise TSRedux will have a delay of a month ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
DarkMajor21
DarkMajor21 May 28 2012, 1:50pm says:

I am very happy!

+1 vote     reply to comment
toxictouch
toxictouch May 28 2012, 2:12pm says:

the day this is released is the day my PC won't read disks

T_T

+1 vote     reply to comment
Galacticruler
Galacticruler May 28 2012, 4:37pm replied:

noCD patch

+1 vote     reply to comment
C&C-Pickled
C&C-Pickled May 30 2012, 10:26pm replied:

You need a CD to install a game... :/

+1 vote     reply to comment
Superjeno
Superjeno May 31 2012, 3:15pm replied:

Install it already then haha :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
Galacticruler
Galacticruler May 28 2012, 4:36pm says:

this is epic!
but i had a random crash....why?

+1 vote     reply to comment
carl0324
carl0324 May 28 2012, 5:49pm says:

Russia are very strong :) haha

+2 votes     reply to comment
kimosx
kimosx May 28 2012, 7:35pm says:

YAY ME i live in EGYPT AKA< an area controlled by People's Republic of China > the good side : at least gona get good prices for anything made by china wait a sec everything is made by them :) YAY ME forever the bad side i am F***ed :D i cant tell them apart i mean no offence nice mod dude time to run

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mezoomozaa
mezoomozaa May 28 2012, 7:40pm says:

Finallyyyyyyy ,thank you <3

+1 vote     reply to comment
BlitzboyII
BlitzboyII May 28 2012, 8:22pm says:

Absoloutely EPIC!

+1 vote     reply to comment
zman111
zman111 May 28 2012, 9:11pm says:

im gonna have to re-install Generals from TFD arnt I

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nazara
Nazara May 29 2012, 12:25pm says:

I would have loved it even more if you gave the story a bigger emphasis on realism.

The idea of a "Warrior Nation" is immature. It seems like the idea was taken from LoTR or something else.

I really wold rather want to see a conspiracy going on,like in deus ex for example.

USA: Dying superpower,uses diplomacy,intimidation and proxy wars.
China:Newborn superpower,uses bluntforce to fix issues.
Russia:Aspiring superpower,uses dirty alliances with the enemies of those above to defeat them.
GLA:Aspiring nation, Guerilla tactics and religion.

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killacan
killacan May 31 2012, 3:07pm says:

hello, i just downloaded rotr and every time i start my c&c zero hour it gives me a error message saying that i don't have direct x 8.1 installed. i started trying to mess with at and found the thingy to run in windowed mode which works, its just kinda small for my huge screen. this only started happening after in installed rotr. plz help. thx :)

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Metalloid
Metalloid Jun 4 2012, 7:18am replied:

Check your monitor driver in device manager
You can read the tutorial I have written on a similar problem (on my moddb page).

+1 vote     reply to comment
LordChimera
LordChimera Jul 5 2014, 9:43pm replied:

How did you make RotR run in windowed mode?

+1 vote     reply to comment
B.O.M
B.O.M Jun 4 2012, 2:38pm says:

You...are...GODS!!!!

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dark_general
dark_general Jun 5 2012, 8:20pm says:

I think scorpion tank is a bit overpowered and crusader tank is too weak!

+1 vote     reply to comment
KelesethRUS
KelesethRUS Jun 6 2012, 4:17pm says:

GREAT MOD!!! spasibo vam!!! from Russia.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Boris31430
Boris31430 Jun 11 2012, 12:03pm says:

hey all,please anyone can help me?i want to play this game Rise of the Reds what should i do first?should i have generals ZH first ?

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