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 12

Second December update for Contra mod, bringing you short insight in progress.

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Hi all!

First, we need to disappoint all of you who were awaiting a Contra 009 Final or another Beta release.
We decided not to release another version for these holidays.

...that's one way to start an update....

The reason is simple. We didn't have enough time to test and balance properly all the stuff we made and changed. Last year we were so excited to show you progress that we released some units with serious balance problems (like Ratel II, or Centurion tank with bonus).

Now we want to correct this, we will rather wait a bit more and release Contra 009 FINAL next year.
This is our plan, but please keep in mind that, if a car hits me or PredatorBG while we are walking down the street minding our own business, that plan MIGHT change (so don't ask for exact release day).

...some other less important reasons might delay release too, like WW3 or cancer....

So, we already said thanks to all of you who support us, and voted for us on MOTY. It is also great to see our community growing bigger on Discord channel. Once again, we are inviting you all there. Arrange games, make new friends, chat, and you might even get access to Developer version.

Last update was about amazing AI changes, this one will be about some model updates. Together with models, there are plenty of code changes too, which of course cannot be shown with renders.

Let's start!

airifeld

GLA Airifeld had major flaws with its appearance in game. So model is changed. It also contains only two units. Since GLA air units don't need to land on airfield, once they are in air, you can still produce as much as you like with only one airfield.

b fighter

AF Burton A-10 strike was annoying and overpowered in many cases. So his ability is changed and replaced with another unit. This fighter can take down a single unit without causing massive damage to nearby structures and units too. Unlike A-10, fighter is also affected by stealth upgrade.

nest

Cybernetic general is constantly being balanced. It's a thin line between being OP or a very weak general. New structure is called Spider Nest. This structure is small, cheap and easy to build. It is stealth all the time. Attacks nearby enemy units by releasing small Spider Mines. It is great when you need to stop Dragon tank, or any rush unit while you still don't have TOW missiles upgrade.

vorta

Another thing for Cybernetic general is Vorta (yes, I'm a Trekkie). Vorta is a secondary supplies gatherer. Half of the price of Harbinger, but it also brings half the amount of supplies. It is faster and can be used well in some critical situations where you need smaller amount of money but faster.

And last improvement is Nemesis N2
nemesis1

Old Nemesis is improved and replaced with this unit. His role is changed too. He is not a battle oriented unit anymore. In fact, he comes with 8 Cylons loaded inside. Thanks to Nemesis N2's great armor, you can transport them anywhere you like.

nemeis2

Of course, this also means Cylons as power drop, are not available anymore. Instead, you can drop a squad of Cyborgs. This is all balance wise.

So, there you go. Even while I'm writing this, another stuff is being made, nice and warm Christmas cookies, but these are all for me.

We wish you all Happy Holidays, and see you next year!

Woooooooooosshhhh (that's a sound of me flying off with my jet pack).

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SalmanEhjail
SalmanEhjail

keep up the good work guys
best update ever

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IvanderLim
IvanderLim

Very nice update guys
Keep it up

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The_Witch-King
The_Witch-King

amazing work guys, The Airfield looks awesome!

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Tleno
Tleno

Really really dig the Nemesis design... but will it have anything else beyond dropping some super elite infantry it comes with? Like providing them or itself with regeneration while away from harm or whatever? Or work as detector? Or something?

Anyways Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas and all that!

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d-ce Author
d-ce

He has small laser gun for now, but yes, i am thinking on some connection with Cylons. We will see what can be implemented.

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Damfoos
Damfoos

It's nice to see more stuff for GLA, AFG and the aliens, but those flat but at the same time glowing engines are absolutely killing me. Do you not see it looks like a painted cardboard? Why not add some depth to these engines, by making an actual exhaust hole there (with a reverted cone)?

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d-ce Author
d-ce

Engines are covered with particles in game and it looks good.

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WARMACHINE-2000
WARMACHINE-2000

And most importantly bro they aren't aliens :)

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Guest
Guest

how to get new update guy

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d-ce

Im not your guy, buddy!

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Valik225
Valik225

I'm upset because there will not be a new version on these holidays (I really like Contra mod and look forward to release

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Noctis_Caelum
Noctis_Caelum

I liked the previous version of Nemesis more and it's bad news for me that AF Burton will be weaker without A-10 strike :) But the rest update is nice, thanks for your work!

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Ghost::Recon
Ghost::Recon

Contra The best

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Guest
Guest

my CONTRA 009 BETA2 hangs a lot, what should I do?

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d-ce

Stop calling it.

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albertliwagon25
albertliwagon25

very nice update.. i'm stay

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d-ce

Thanks, im Murph

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Guest
Guest

Really need to give Nuke General base defences. Fighting Juhziz is impossible without them!!

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

We will reduce Juhziz challenge's difficulty.

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Ooood
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Hi, how to download the mod

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AnwarJ
AnwarJ

You guys are awesome! Thank you a lot

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LAPSAFA
LAPSAFA

nice work i m play this mod many times please uplode this new updates.

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