A group for any fans of Command & Conquer Generals
This is a small package with the new units Fritz has created for the game C&C Generals: Zero Hour. He decided to make all of them available for the public a long time ago, but his website has since gone down, so I'm uploading them here for those who need them. Some of the units are based on existing chassis models from the game, Fritz used them to maintain a "close to the original" look.
Battlemaster Mk II - The Tank General's upgraded Battlemaster tank with boosted armour much better against missiles and slightly better against tanks. The standard Battlemaster gets upgraded to this MkII when you research the Autoloader upgrade. Only for the Tank General.
Chinese Light Tank - Can be upgraded to a light tank destroyer. In the w3d model there are both turrets. Currently found in the Tank General side.
An older tank destroyer - was given to the Tank General before, but currently not in the mod. Can be found in the "Additional" folder in the package.
A new model for the Gattling Tank - Looks way better than the standard one. No changes in the code necessary, it's just a replacement model.
A new model for the Dragon tank - Has twin barrels and new weapons for it and Fritz also boosted its HP to 400, since it looks sturdier than the original.
Storm MLRS - Currently found in the Infantry General files.
Typhoon MLRS - found in the general Chinese army.
Devastator tank - Everyone's favorite. Intended for the Nuke General, fires small nukes like the Nuke cannon, can get the Neutron shell upgrade, and can be detonated like a medium nuclear bomb. Also blows up like a nuclear bomb when destroyed. Can be found in the Nuke general army.
A Mammoth tank model - Another favorite. Fritz could not fit it anywhere. It can replace the Overlord, it even has a point for the Overlord's mounted weapons. Can be found in the "Additional" folder in the package.
A MiG31 fighter-bomber - Fritz made it just because it's so damn cool. Originally Fritz intended it to be a heavy interceptor, but currently it is a fast bomber, similar to the Aurora, but not as invincible. Can be found in the general Chinese army, and in the Nuke general army, where it can get a nuke upgrade.
Iron Dragon - This is the old chinese plane from the Beta that didn't make it in the final game. Credit goes to The_Hunter and ChrisV80 for bringing it back to life. It is used as a ground-attack plane for the Infantry and the Tank Generals, since Fritz didn't want to give them the fast MiG-31 bomber.
M270 MLRS - Replaces the Tomahawk. Has two fire modes - one fires multiple small missiles, similar to the Typhoon, but weaker. The other mode fires two long-range Tomahawk missiles. Found in the general US army, and the Airforce general army. The right one is the Superweapons General's boosted version that fires more powerful missiles.
LOSAT tank destroyer - A very powerful anti-tank unit. Fires salvos of 4 anti-tank superfast missiles for a total of 480 damage. Reloads for 12 seconds after that. Found in the general US army only.
Mortar truck - Sort of a light and fast artillery unit, good against everything but quite effective against massed infantry. Found in US, Airforce and Superweapons armies.
Particle Tank - Arguably Fritz's best model so far. Used by the Laser General. It has quite long range since the Laser General has no artillery of any kind. Found only in the Laser General army.
Fritz also fixed the Auroras' proper skins, the Airforce and the Superweapons Generals are supposed to have their own that are in the game but not coded.
A few notes on the overall changes in Fritz's mod
- Tanks and infantry missile launchers are no longer accurate, and will miss
- USA has an upgrade for its tanks that makes them accurate again.
- The Infantry general's Tank Hunter is also accurate and can shoot at aircraft,
which the generic Chinese Tank Hunter cannot anymore.
- All basic long-range units have their ranges doubled.
- The Inferno artillery is not very accurate.
- Rates of fire for tanks have been reduced and ranges increased.
- Some tweaks of armour: buildings are harder to destroy with armour-piercing
damage, but easier with explosive damage - more resistant to tanks, less to
artillery and long-range missiles.
- China has flamethrower infantry (not listed below, but included in the mod
- The MiG is no longer multi-role. It carries 4 air-to-air only missiles. There is
a MiG31 bomber instead.
Since it is far from a complete mod, it is not precisely balanced and not all
units are tweaked. It is provided as is, so that you can get an idea what
environment the new units were created for.
How can you use Fritz's units?
You can use them in your mod in any way you like, provided you give him credit. He
recommends that you use them with the weapons that he has provided them with, but
you are free to change them.
In the package below you will find a .big file, that is the mod, ready to play. In
the "Additional" folder you can find the Mammoth and the Tank Destroyer models.