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OpenRA is a highly moddable RTS game engine for classic Westwood 2D games. In fact Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 are implemented purely as mods on it. Tools are provided that allow you to add new units, maps and tilesets even create your own mod. Have a look at the wiki.

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Red Alert

sovietsThe RA mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of Command & Conquer: Red Alert. It is not just a clone of the original but has improved and rebalanced gameplay. The UI is modernised for higher resolutions and better usabiltiy. It has fully working multiplayer support for both internet and local play (via direct connect).

Tiberian Dawn

Tiberian Dawn The CNC mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of the original Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn game. As with Red Alert modern networking and rendering technology is used. Also new features are implemented such as snow terrain, neutral tech buildings and many glitches from the original have been fixed.

Dune 2000

ArrakisThe D2k mod for OpenRA is a reimagining of Dune 2000. A remake of the remake so to speak. It separates itself from the rest of the C&C series in terms of lore, certain game mechanics and file formats, but also shares a lot of technology with it's spiritual successors. Avoid the sandworms and build your base on stable foundations. The spice must flow!

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Playtest 20180825

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Notable changes in playtest-20180825 include:

  • Improvements and polish fixes for the player accounts system
  • Improved asset detection for community-patched versions of “The Ultimate Collection”
  • Fixed incorrect infantry death screams
  • Fixed crashes related to text input and bots in the lobby
  • Fixed the AI harvester control
  • Fixed units not always returning after being Chronoshifted in RA
  • Fixed crashes in several campaign missions
  • Fixed AppImage compatibility with Linux Mint

Updated Badge Selection

We are now also starting to award special profile badges to players who meet certain criteria.
See this forum thread for more information.

This playtest removes a couple of features that were not ready for prime-time, including the threaded renderer performance optimization on Windows. We found that this feature mysteriously interferes with the ability to restore minimized windows from the task bar, but don’t understand why! If you are a programmer with experience in multi-threaded OpenGL and SDL on Windows, please get in touch and help us debug this.

See the full changelog for all of the changes in this playtest, and head on over to our download page to try it out! We hope that this will be the last playtest before the next OpenRA release, so please report any other issues you know of via our forum, our GitHub issue tracker, or in the comments below.

Unit Spotlight #3 - The Lindwyrm

Unit Spotlight #3 - The Lindwyrm

C&C - Fanwars

In this week's unit spotlight, we present you the Lindwyrm, an interesting artillery unit from the Order of the Baneslayer.

Playtest 20180729 and other news

Playtest 20180729 and other news

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Hot off the presses, we are pleased to announce a new OpenRA playtest series. With your help, we hope to find and squash any lurking issues and produce...

Unit Spotlight #2 - The Prowler

Unit Spotlight #2 - The Prowler

C&C - Fanwars 5 comments

Here's another preview of a Fanwars in-game unit that you will be able to play with very soon! ;)

Dev Blog #4

Dev Blog #4

Shattered Paradise 5 comments

A summary of graphic changes and new in game mechanics.

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Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Windows

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Windows

Red Alert - Unplugged Patch

Patch v0.24 Alpha of the Red Alert - Unplugged standalone mod. The Alpha version represents the core gameplay of which will dictate the form of its planned...

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | MacOS (.zip)

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | MacOS (.zip)

Red Alert - Unplugged Patch

Patch v0.24 Alpha of the Red Alert - Unplugged standalone mod. The Alpha version represents the core gameplay of which will dictate the form of its planned...

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Linux (.zip)

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Linux (.zip)

Red Alert - Unplugged Patch

Patch v0.24 Alpha of the Red Alert - Unplugged standalone mod. The Alpha version represents the core gameplay of which will dictate the form of its planned...

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Winportable

Red Alert - Unplugged | v0.24 | Winportable

Red Alert - Unplugged Patch

Patch v0.24 Alpha of the Red Alert - Unplugged standalone mod. The Alpha version represents the core gameplay of which will dictate the form of its planned...

MustaphaTR's D2K Mod v1.1.1

MustaphaTR's D2K Mod v1.1.1

MustaphaTR's D2K Mod Full Version

Version 1.1.1 of MustaphaTR's D2K Mod for OpenRA.

Combined Arms 0.52.3 Standalone/Installer

Combined Arms 0.52.3 Standalone/Installer

Command & Conquer - Combined Arms Full Version

This is Combined Arms 0.5 updated to the latest OpenRA playtest. Now with installers. This file contains everything to launch the game on a Windows, Linux...

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Hello mod developers and everyone else!

This is surprisingly my first post here as I am a HUGE fan of this project. To me, this mod expertly recaptures what the original classics were, but it isn't afraid to explore ideas for making some fine-tune tweaks and necessary changes, whether it be for improved gameplay, fixing balance issues, modernizing the mechanics, etc. I am so very thankful for the hard, dedicated work everyone has put into making this mod a success. This truly deserves any and all of the praises it gets!

I do have some suggestions about the mod, though, especially now that certain subjects were brought up recently by the devs. So, please hang in there for the long read ;)

* Regarding the Hind debate *
Just like others here, consider me one who also feels that its placement with the Allies feels out of place (but I completely understand why it was moved there). So, hear me out, here are my ideas about this:

First, the Hind should be moved back to the Soviets, and then, if OpenRA's engine allows it (which, if I'm not mistaken, it can), let the Hind and Longbow BOTH be equipped with a chaingun (vs infantry only) AND missiles (vs vehicles/structures only). Both crafts in real life do have both weapons, after all, so it makes sense; remember, also, the original RA cinematic intro did feature a Hind shooting missiles.

Then, for giving each helicopter its weaknesses/strengths (while still maintaining that sense of balance), there should be subtle differences in firepower between these two air units. For an example: The Hind was originally chainguns only, so let it deal more damage than the Longbow's newly acquired chaingun; the Longbow was originally missiles only, so let it deal more missile damage than the Hind's. Another example (or in addition to the above): the Hind could have a higher capacity for its chaingun ammo than the Longbow, but the Longbow could have a higher capacity for missiles than the Hind. Differing variables to make for an interesting and balanced gameplay. It might take some effort to get the balance feeling just right, but I do believe with enough tweaking and gameplay tests, it can be accomplished. Again, this is all dependent on if the engine can allow this. What do you guys think about this possibility? Can this work? Of course with the Hind returning to the Soviets, it's possible that further balancing may need to be done for the Yak and Mig to ensure each unit is desirable in their own way.

Now, as for the Soviets having airfield units and the Allies not, I'm actually just fine with that. There are multiple things that the Allies have which the Soviets do not have, and vice versa. With that said, though (and this is me just thinking out loud), what if the Allies did also have access to an Airfield? I'd think that only one jet would be plenty; just enable the jet to have an anti-infantry nose cannon AND anti-vehicle missiles, which will basically balance out the Soviet's Yak and Mig. For the role, the Warthog would make perfect sense (I know it's in TD, but it could function well here too - just as there were originally other units ported over to RA from TD) Again, just thinking out loud with this, but I'd be curious to hear what other people might have to say of it.

* Regarding the Kill Bounties *
I personally am okay with this. In my opinion, it's a nice, extra feature to have for players during MP, as an OPTION if they wish to have it; depending on the map, I believe there are even necessary times for having this. So, I wouldn't remove it from RA. For those who are less in favor of it, perhaps it would be best and feel less invasive for RA (and other mods) if it weren't as the default, but rather, you'd have to check the box in the options tab? Simple change. By the way, the mod for TD (and Dune 2000?) used to have this feature, I believe, but it's currently not available - I'd say bring it back, for the same reasons it be available for RA.

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Other thoughts while I am here sharing...

* The APC moved to the Soviets *
I don't think the American-made M113 APC should be with the Soviets. It's not as unsettling as the Hind being moved to the Allies, but, still, for the same reason, it feels a bit off. My suggestion about this is: Since creating a new vehicle can be a welcomed idea (when necessary and appropriate, such as the useful and fitting Mobile Flak), let the Soviets have another new vehicle for transporting infantry, which, I believe, should be based off of the BTR-60, and then move the M113 APC back to the Allies where it should be. I think I read somewhere of somebody else making a similar suggestion as this, so it's good to know I'm not the only one who thinks this.

Then, since the Allies and Soviets will each have their own type of APC with differing appearances, how about call the Soviet variant "Light APC" and either leave the Allied APC as just "APC" or rename it as "Medium APC" (personally, I'd lean more towards the latter)? Just like there is a "Light Tank", "Medium Tank", and "Heavy Tank".

And, since the Soviets do not have an air transport (they should never have the American-made Chinook, btw), should this BTR-60 unit have a unique ability about it? Could/should it be able to also traverse in water just like the real-life vehicle can?

And/or, with the Hind (hopefully) back to the Soviets, and since these can be used for transporting personnel in real life, should it be allowed to transport a single infantry or 5?

And/or, what about possibly enabling the Soviet's new Mobile Flak unit to carry a single infantry (just like the Allied Ranger now can)? Therefore, if the Hind and Mobile Flak BOTH were allowed to carry some infantry, perhaps then a new Soviet APC wouldn't be necessary; the original APC should still go back to the Allies, though.

Well, that's everything I got for now, and it's probably more than enough food for thought, anyhow :)

Thank you for reading, and thank you for this awesome project!

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Why have the mods no original tech tree and new units?
I would like if i can play these with original trees in skirmish, especially Tiberian Dawn (back in the day, it has no skirmish). But Turret and Machine Gun Tower for Nod? What? Please add Vanilla Versions of the games like the original

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pchote Creator
pchote

We don't have the manpower to maintain these as official projects, but there is a RA Classic mod that aims to provide this for Red Alert: Github.com

I am not aware of any similar projects for Tiberian Dawn, but we provide all the tools you or someone else would need to start one using the Mod SDK.

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Ranger-X
Ranger-X

I was having some trouble playing Red Alert or Dune 2000 on OpenRA. I kept getting an error message saying "The request was aborted: could not create SSL/TLS secure channel." I assume it wants me to install the old files from a CD, but I don't have the CD. Only Tiberian Dawn works. What can I do to fix this problem so I can play RA and D2K?

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pchote Creator
pchote

This was caused by some configuration changes on the main website during the last 24 hours. It should be working again now.

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BishopPL
BishopPL

This should be on steam :O

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MachoMan89
MachoMan89

Is there a nice guide showing how to get mods working out? It was simple, now it is a bit complicated

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Milanium Creator
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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

get patreon and charge one dollar for each release!

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Milanium Creator
Milanium

There is Salt.bountysource.com if you want to help cover the fees for hosting the servers.

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flames09
flames09

Edit: I found the Github page haha, whoops. Might be handy if you just had a tutorial article here on ModDB that links straight too it :P

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