Open-Source reimplementation of Westwood’s Command & Conquer: Red Alert game engine, updated to use the hardware acceleration of modern video cards using OpenGL and OpenAL for sound playback. It runs natively on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The game was designed with modifiability in mind, but is not identical to the original. Campaigns and mods made for the legacy game won't work out of the box.

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The next major OpenRA release is imminent, so you might want to have a look at the upcoming features.

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If not, just jump directly to the downloads page and grab the latest playtest installer to help us getting feadback.

TibBucks

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Yes, we finally managed to add the highly demanded pay2win features to OpenRA!
Buy TibBucks, our own virtual ingame currency and get your hands on our premium bonus content.

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Spend TibBucks to paradrop tank armies anywhere
on the map or use it to speed your constructions up!

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Customize your units by buying hats for them.

New ColorPicker

Our color picker has often been criticized for blocking too many colors and not giving much to select from. Fortunately our fellow comrade ‘pulse’ took a look at it.

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The old color picker was just not intuitive enough and has been replaced
by this non-restrictive, user friendly gem.

Brexit news: Britain also leaves the Allies

No worries! We plan to readd them later as own faction (“RTG”, the “Real Tough Guys”). They’ll be joined by other Commonwealth members/oceanian nations like Australia and Atlantis.

The United States of America will fill in the empty spot in the Allies’ rows. They got +200% build speed increase on concrete walls and also have access to Kennels and Guard Dogs. Instead of Tanya they’ll get their own hero unit: Donald J. Trump himself! His special abilities are: the best. Just believe us, he has the best and most tremendous abilities.

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Furthermore, we removed the ability to form teams.
It wasn’t a great feature to begin with.

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To compensate for the newly introduced factions,
France will get a +210% faster surrender bonus.

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TAK02
TAK02

Even though this is an Apiril's fools joke, you can't help but wonder which features are really planned, and which ones aren't (the 'new' color picker might actually be usefull)
Also: Why do people think that the Frenchies surrender before any one else? I mean, I watched Tiberium Catastrophe and Tiberium Ecstasy and the Frenchies appear to be the biggest scaredy cats around. But why? Did I miss something?

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Milanium Author
Milanium

None of this is planned except maybe the player authentication whose screenshot is used for the in-game currency humor. French surrender is a joke on sterotypes. The 3D color picker from www.colorotate.org would in fact be totally over-engineered for a game. Sometimes people forget this is a game developed by hobbyists.

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naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

That reputation for France really only started at the beginning of WW2, when the French government formally surrendered to Nazi Germany in June of 1940.
While I can see how surrendering is often the tactical move, giving up the whole country when your enemy is as objectively evil as the Nazis were seems a pretty **** move.
Historically though, the French have a fairly impressive record.
Of the 125 major european wars fought since 1495, the French have fought in 50.
Out of 168 battles since 387 BC, they've won 109, lost 49, and drawn 10, for an outstandingly high 65% victory rating.

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khoiman
khoiman

Technically the reputation started in WW1 where they lost and the reputation was solidified during WW2 where they lost to the same tactic again (Pouring through the Ardennes forest again). They also got a lot of flak for being one of the major contributing factors for how terrible the ending negotiations of WW1 went despite only being in the bargaining position due to other nations hard work.

I'm not saying this make fun of the french, but it is how other nation saw the french during that time period. Thus they got the legacy of being able to act tough but lose by giving up when it actually counts the most.

Regarding april fools. I loved all the jokes. Can we please get a mod that let's tanks have hats?

Also the tib bucks is giving my nightmares of Tiberium alliances P2W.

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Rowen5
Rowen5

No, in WW1 they held against the most powerful country of Europe by that time as Germany was the most populated country in Europe (except maybe imperial Russia, maybe...) and had a better and wider industry (on that last point France was lagging behind).

To be honest, it's a bit funny to see how people don't realize that countries rises and fatally falls, to keep the same example, France was dominating Europe durring it's first revolution and empire, but it eventually came to an end. The same happened to a lot of other countries, they had their moment of glory, but that's not ever lasting...

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naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Aw, I thought that new colour picker looked pretty cool. Tremendous even.
I started this post off thinking it wasn't an April Fools joke since it wasn't posted on April Fool's Day, but that was cleared up pretty quick ;)
Could you add to the colour picker the quick option to choose the few original, strong, bold colours from before? 95% of the time I just want them, but I have to slide around on the colour map trying to get it right.

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Milanium Author
Milanium

Yes, the ModDB authentication delayed this too much. By the way: you can use any color chooser to pick a player color. It is saved in the settings file and can be edited. See Github.com

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MASTER_BATES
MASTER_BATES

BRILLIANT

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Heffernan
Heffernan

how do the tanks drive away after the crew left them? WTF!!!!

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Rowen5
Rowen5

this is le power of mighty white flag !

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SeriousToni
SeriousToni

OMG best April fools post since years! xD

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