Contra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals.

Report RSS Contra 009 work in progress - News Update 13

Happy Easter! News Update 13 is here! It's about time.

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Welcome to another Contra update and Happy Easter!

This time it took longer to release a news update, but the work never stopped since the last update. There's work behind the scenes and there's work you see in news such as new models. After all, we posted News Update 11 and 12 one week apart like never before, while keeping them detailed.

WMD render

Weather Manipulation Device (or WMD) is in the spotlights again. But why this model again? A sudden game crash was preventing us from inserting the model with all the initial details. Fortunately, that was fixed and the model was successfully inserted and looks as good as planned.

Tokamak render

Laser general's Tokamak super power plant got a texture overhaul and it glows on night maps.

SalvF render

Salvage Factory is a new building for Assault general. It was about time for Assault to get a special building since Stealth has Jammer Station, Toxin has Chemical Lab and Demo has Airfield. This new building is of course still being tested, but currently, it is available at rank 3 and costs $3000. Salvage Factory drops a salvage crate at the red mark each few seconds. Players have to manually place their tank on that spot in order to get the crate. In addition, "Recycling" upgrade is now available for research at this structure, thus at rank 3. We have some more ideas for this structure which may become active abilities.

SDI render

The good old SDI Cannon is now a good new SDI Cannon. All stats remain unchanged.

One good screenshot follows up. Let's not forget about the standard way of showing cool stuff, hey! Infantry general's Troop Crawlers...

newtcs

... but it's not over yet. Particle and sound effects have also been improved without performance cost.

Before we end this update, we want to link you to Maelstrom's twitch. He streams Contra every Saturday, showing new content while testers play online: Twitch.tv
He was very generous to record new voice lines for Angel robots, and is planning to do some more for other units.

And as usual: Link to Discord.

Hope you enjoyed!

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hamzahiary
hamzahiary

Nice update developers ❤

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JoshZemlinsky
JoshZemlinsky

Glad to see you guys are still working on this ^^

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

SDI Cannon looks super lovely, well done :o

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Damfoos
Damfoos

Wow, that's a nice SDI cannon. Finally something American that doesn't look overly sci-fi as if aliens made it (*cough* cyber *cough* general *cough*). I see your textures improved greatly, these new troop crawler skins also fit the overall scheme much better than the old monochrome green ones.

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Mcsquizzy440
Mcsquizzy440

Awesome Work, I'm super glad that there is still work being done on this mod!!

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vaxxonpc
vaxxonpc

-Hype boner increases-

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albertliwagon25
albertliwagon25

wow.. nice... update

i'll be waiting for the release.......

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ZRRepublic
ZRRepublic

Sweet! Excited for the full release! :D

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

Gosh, I love this friggin' mod.

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cylonc
cylonc

is contra009 final has missions (GLA,USA,CHINA)

im glad to see you guys still working on contra 009

thanks <3

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Guest
Guest

hi, where can i download this new update? thanks

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

You can't.

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Guest
Guest

How sad ;-)

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Guest
Guest

Good mod
Shane you didn’t make skirmish have a easy mode instead of just hard ir very hard
Trying to learn all the new building and getting whooped
Why would you remove other difficulties???

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Easy AI is making a return in 009 Final.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Hi! Still askin...don't you think that Laser Burton's Lightsaber ability is too strong, men :)
In Persun's video on youtube "How to play Laser" he was rapin' Overlords with this one. Why should he have this ability???

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Lightsaber will be rebalanced. However, he will stay. AI is still not finished and the thing that was missing was scout unit within tank horde. Same, and even more damage would do stealth hijackers, bomb trucks, suiciders, etc.....

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bagman17
bagman17

Очень жду релиза!

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LAPSAFA
LAPSAFA

How i can play usa china and gla compaing?

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

You can't because it doesn't exist.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Hi! May be it's too late but I've recently noticed xd
Scolopendra model is awful xd

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Also new F-35...probably it's effective (does Air still have "Frog missile" upgrade?) But seems like boring...just twice ammo...
Previous F-35 was more interesting...

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Also with comanches...Air becomes just "A lot of rockets" general...

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rotterdam
rotterdam

And also xd
That Cyber's anti air robo chiken looks ridiculous
I've told ya xd

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Aahhh...robo chiken...again those "Uriels" etc
So awful

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Forgot to take the pills rotterdam?

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rotterdam
rotterdam

I don't know, seems like Seraph is the only acceptable "chiken" model in this mod. The mod is awesome, men. But chiken...(and Scolopendra ofc).

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Well, if its not acceptable to you, i will remodel them. I dont want an 3D expert to be unsatisfied. But just before i remodel them, please check one more time chicken legs, and "Angels" legs, and compare them...and then come back here and read what you wrote.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

I mean that the whole conception of chicks is bad :D
(Seraph is an exception)
And also the conception of spiders, walkers xd

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rotterdam
rotterdam

I'll try to explain. You see...other generals have standard tank-vehicle conception style. That's why Cyber falls out of the cage :D
Drones're good, Drones Controller is awesome!!! Yos see?)
By the way Infantry's Fortress super unit is also not ice :D
It looks like a big piece of sh*t on tracks (sorry but it's)

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

You see, ill try to explain it to you. The condition which you have now, must be connected with some brain disorder, or with the lack of brain at all.

You cannot connect few comments in one.
Cyber falls out of the cage because of walkers, but Seraph is exception!? You make sense same as an idiot taking an IQ test.

I do really hope that someday in your life you will come across walkers concept and rich your poor life. And i really hope that this is only a phase in your life, and that someday you will be able to grow few neurons :D You see?

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Out of cage, man :D
Seraph just looks not bad that's the reason.
But other walkers're poor xd

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rotterdam
rotterdam

And also I have a question. In some Persun's video I've heard that Auroras're fixed now (something with their invulnerability). I want to know exactly what was done.

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Guest
Guest

can someone help me how to update? everytime when i play challenge vs airforce its crash how to fix it?

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Jarhead229
Jarhead229

thats normal, they are trying their best to fix it

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XCASYX
XCASYX

Would be also an easy mode for those who want to experiment with the new buildings and units around?

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Yes, there will be an Easy difficulty, but you will still need to rank up in order to unlock higher tech.

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ryancaesar12345
ryancaesar12345

AI please more intense and aggressiveness. for more points income. tnx =D

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ryancaesar12345
ryancaesar12345

and new units?

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rotterdam
rotterdam

By the way. There is an interesting fact that airplanes in Generals can't stay in place for a long time (when've received "move" order). And after a few laps they return to their airfield. Not like other units. So the question is WHY? And can it be fixed finally?

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Jarhead229
Jarhead229

Make them guard airspace or just guard, it makes them circle the area you made them guard on. It's not a bug that needs fixing, its a feature itself as some people sometimes accidentally move planes on an area they aren't supposed to put them on and didn't notice them.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Hey)

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rotterdam
rotterdam

And by the way of course...Toxin's superunit looks awful.
The way it looks and the way it attacks.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

May be the model is nice, but the way like attacks look...

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rotterdam
rotterdam

See, USA have satellite
GLA have that flying man
Well, China have signal mines ability - but it's an ability, it costs general points...other fractions don't have to waste points to reveal the enemy.
So question is clear?

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Jarhead229
Jarhead229

China is already the faction that is mostly used for finding stealth units, also they got the internet building thingy which allows you to upgrade them to see the enemy command center and the another upgrade for seeing everything every once in a while. You should be thankful they at least got an ability to view areas like the US and GLA does even tho they can't do that in the original.

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kykypy3a1530883378
kykypy3a1530883378

дайте плиз ссылку на скачку

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GeneralTowness
GeneralTowness

thepredatorbg Please tell me When this update will be released when it can be downloaded from your website because it is really too good and I like it very much!
  Tell me from the date when it will be set to download from your website> Moddb.com <
My respect and my little generality GeneralTowness

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