Commander of Nod's northern forces, programmer, hacker, reverse-engineer, game designer and a 東方 lunatic who enjoys swimming in the cherry blossom -colored sea.

Original creator of the CnCNet client that is used by almost every active Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 mod.

Co-leader of Dawn of the Tiberium Age. CnCNet programmer. Tiberian Sun game engine reverse-engineer. Ex-mapper, AI coder and technical assistant of Twisted Insurrection. Author of about half of DTA's maps and missions as well as the lovely AI.

Enjoys all cute things and large groups of enemy units to wipe out.

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For those interested, I just launched a page on Patreon: Patreon.com

If you've been enjoying my stuff and feel like providing extra incentive to C&C modding, whether it's for CnCNet, the client, Tiberian Sun engine hacks, or more content for Dawn of the Tiberium Age, you are now have an option of saying "thanks" in a financial form. There's multiple tiers to choose from, hopefully they're good enough for covering any financial situation.

I'm copy/pasting my whole Patreon introduction below, in case you're interested in reading it:

I'm a programmer, hobbyist game designer, reverse-engineer and 2D graphics artist. I'm mostly occupied with Command & Conquer mods and related tools and best known as the original author of the CnCNet Client, creator of various advanced C&C Tiberian Sun engine hacks, and the co-leader of Dawn of the Tiberium Age (DTA).


Lately I've also been working on a new map editor for Tiberian Sun / Dawn of the Tiberium Age with advanced features, like terrain generation. I've also contributed to the "Vinifera" TS engine extension project.

Most of the work I've done is related to behind-the-scenes code on the game engine that can't be demonstrated visually. Overall I've written multiple tens of thousands of lines of code for Command & Conquer games, pioneered several trends in modding from automatic updates to CnCNet multiplayer, and practically all current classic Command & Conquer projects use my code to a significant extent - especially Tiberian Sun mods.

All of my code is open-source and while my work is often motivated by DTA, I share my creations openly with the wider TS and C&C community and provide support to other projects. I'm financially stable, but some people have previously told me that they'd like to donate. If you'd like to provide some extra incentive for my projects in the form of financial "thanks", this page provides you with an option for that - regardless of whether you're a fan of my content for DTA or my contributions to the wider community.

Regardless of which tier you are on, if you subscribe, feel free to get in touch and inform me what kind of C&C content you enjoy! Whether it's more content for Dawn of the Tiberium Age engine hacks or client features, I'm interested in hearing what made you subscribe.

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chenfan7810
chenfan7810

So you are the founder of CncNET. Nice to meet you!

I always think that this mod can be a campaign in the future, connecting Command & Conquer 1 and red alert 1. Let's talk about how Kane brought down Soviet, and finally let the meteorite fall on the Tiber River and bring Tiberium( Instead, refer to the setting of renegade 2)

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Nice to meet you, another fellow weeb.

I'm not the founder of CnCNet however. Although I've been one of the key developers for the past 8 years.

We in DTA have been thinking of creating such a campaign to connect the storylines, but it'd take a lot of work and ideally assets that we don't have the staff for (such as videos or at least art for story-telling). Story-telling through briefings and text triggers is very limited.

That's why we've so far stuck to telling simpler stories through missions and short campaigns instead of making one "official story" for DTA.

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chenfan7810
chenfan7810

I love dta mod and love northern Europe.

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Yuriana
Yuriana

Rampastring, has marcado nuevos paradigmas. A mí, en lo personal, se me complica usar el Cliente, aunque admito que ha embellecido mi mod, que es personal, y no tiene posibilidad de promoción. Vivo en Argentina. Aquí hay pocos que han jugado C&C Yuri´s Revenge (el juego que estoy modificando desde hace más de siete años).Hay modders latinoamericanos excelentes. Pero no llegamos a formar un equipo como Mental Omega. Aunque imagino que puede ser posible. Yo me he embarcado en la aventura de traducir YR al español, pero en mi mod. ojalá que algún día retomes la aventura del modding. Eres joven. Yo, que a mis 48 años aun tengo ganas de romper las rulesmd. ini, celebro las genialidades como la tuya.
saludos desde Argentina.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Thanks for the kind words! And good luck with your modding adventures! Personally however, I have to say that... after so many years, it feels good to move on, and I'm confident leaving the client on Kerbiter's capable hands.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

PS. Some people have been wondering whether the remaster would kill off DTA. At the moment I can't see that happening, not only because of the aspects mentioned in the blog post, but also because DTA offers lots of unique features, such as the ability to mix the TD and RA sides in the same game, the hundreds of original singleplayer and co-op missions and multiplayer maps, and its new terrain. I'd actually be glad if the remaster turned out so great that it killed our mod - the lack of good official C&C games is a big part of why DTA is as big as it is in the first place ;) I could then move on to modding and playing the remaster instead.

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Ollerus
Ollerus

Hello again. Months ago C&C Remastered has revealed their Soundtrack/Jukebox (https://twitter.com/OfficialCnC/status/1187065096205287426?s=20). Now I'm thinking if the client could have something like this as well that could play ingame music. It's just a random idea and I don't know if it's possible to load music from mix files, but it could still be a nice addition if it actually comes into being :)

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

It's an interesting idea and I've thought of it. There's some issues with it though, like potentially breaking campaign triggers that force the game to play a specific track.

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A.Productions
A.Productions

Hello. Is there a GameOptions.ini file for Tiberian Sun? I wish to add two more factions (along with GDI and Nod) but I cannot seem to find it. I see it in the Twisted Insurrection mod and the Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Games but not Tiberian Sun. What do I do about this? Thanks.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

This version has it: Moddb.com

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