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 6

The sixth news update of Contra 009 is here. With some videos again.

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Welcome back to another Contra update.

We haven't been resting all that much since the previous update. Dce making new gameplay changes and creating new models as well as testing all new changes online with Persun, and me fixing some bugs and working on maps.

A few new models were made for Cybernetic general. We present you the "Angel" walkers:

Angels

From left to the right:

- Remiel - anti-infantry walker which will replace Crab robot at rank 3

- Uriel - anti-tank walker which will replace Spider Tank at rank 3

- Hadriel - artillery walker which will replace Dominator at rank 3

Units have kept their former units' weapons and got a secondary weapon, Advanced Scan Systems.

Advanced scan systems are purchased with Advanced Data Transmission upgrade. It gives Angels a scan beam, which lowers targeted units' armor by 20%.

We will continue with model updates.


Here comes a trailer for the much anticipated Flame challenge mission. General Bao has risen from hell. Will you be able to endure the heat, general?


As you can see, heroes got new abilities which come very handy in battle.

Burton - can swim, and attack in water. With our own animations, Burton can now pass any obstacle in any map. Come across water and plant explosives on important enemy structures.

Terminator - due to his mechanical body, he can't swim, but he can now avoid being crushed by tanks, also, he can crush infantry as well as some obstacles. His size is visually increased too.

Lotus - is able to create holographic image of herself. This hologram is controllable by the player, can distract enemy defenses and units. Giving Lotus ability to escape, or provide diversion. Hologram has life time, and great armor.

Jarmen Kell - can create sandstorm, which covers him and nearby units. Enemies cannot see units, it is great for attacking or escaping. Enemy units also fire automatically at the storm, so your units can escape very easily. On snow maps, sandstorm is displayed as a snow mist.

That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the update. Stay tuned!

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WWB
WWB

Hello contra team,
First I would like to thank you for your fantastic Work! Great job!
Second, Question 1: Burton can pass any obstacle now, but the lava in the flame challenge map too?
Question 2: has the parasite ability for stealth general's kell been changed? I don't like that ability, Because the only thing I used it for was to draw fire from him, and not for recon.

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Tnx!
A1: yeah, lava is nothing much than a water with different texture. Gameplay wise, yeah, it looks funny, but there is nothing we could do...well maybe...
A2: parasite ability will most likely now be removed

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Tleno
Tleno

Is there any possibility of validating unit placement height without creating lag in Generals? That's how Starcraft 2 handles the lava in custom maps and that one original campaign mission - it periodically "picks" units and checks whether they are bellowed defined height, if they are, they take massive damage.

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

It is possible to make special objects which deal area damage and place them in the lava. In case something falls in the lava, it takes damage and dies.

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Guest
Guest

That could be very useful for tank general (Dizhèn tank sends all units flying)

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WWB
WWB

sorry, that was me
That could be very useful for tank general (Dizhèn tank sends all units flying)

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RicKJ:)
RicKJ:)

Thanks for this awesome mod.My question is:
Can you make a patrol system??

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WWB
WWB

I forgot to ask question 3: what voice does Bao have?
maybe you can change the parasite intosomething that draws attention from him if he is under fire

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Currently Bao uses Kwai general's voices. We have Parasite in our to-do list.

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VGAZero
VGAZero

D-ce I love you work :D

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Yes, lava is basically water with a different texture. However, on that map, lava areas are made to be impassable. Units will stop next to the lava and refuse to go through.

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-Grimlock-
-Grimlock-

meaningful and well fitting upgrades to all the heros,nice!
have you considered having one angel witch chooseable weaponset?
"from a modding perspective" would it be possible to even retrieve a chosen weaponset,so you can choose a new one?!

and the challenges are getting more and more complete,gotta love it

i never saw a mod having a new generals challenege besides contra.. you`re really good at this and to be honest i was not impressed with the cyber challenge.. but the boss general and this flame map really looks awesome!

from a fan perspective i must say ,to imagine the two big houses working together..makes you dream of the possibilities..and a whole new creation..
one couldn`t possibly phantom of the capabilities .. im drifting off here..

in summation.. good update!

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Chooseable weaponset would have to work as an upgrade, like on overlord. Unfortunatelly, we are tight with upgrades slots, so i didnt want to waste it on them. Having more R3 units is ok.

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albertliwagon25
albertliwagon25

great mod ,, but,, do you have income for this work?

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

No.

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Guest
Guest

then what is the purpose of continueing<(is that even correct?) updating the mod with no income?

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WWB
WWB

Making people happy is the best reward you can possibly get, mate!

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JuanDela_Cruz
JuanDela_Cruz

you can donate tho xD

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Ahmed_Foda17
Ahmed_Foda17

perfect work nice going guys thank you very very much .
but I got a question since you still working on Contra 007
why don't you add a navy ?? and why explosions and shell detonations over water is the same like it was on ground ??

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

We are not working on 007, but on 009.

Generals was not meant to have controllable navy. Ships have a glitchy movement and AI does not recognise ground and navy units. This means things such as AI trying to attack units out of reach and units stacking around water areas which slows the game performance down.

It is not possible to make explosions trigger a water splash effect if exploded on water in Generals.

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Guest
Guest

Any possibility that General Tao will atleast have basic defense like a simple bunker/gatling cannon or something similar?

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

No.

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LanceDemon97
LanceDemon97

Nice work on the mod.
can you bring back the original model for HMV?
beacuse this one is not cool, it's really ugly.

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TrapoX
TrapoX

How to install this update?

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WWB
WWB

you can't install this update. It will be included in the next release

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TrapoX
TrapoX

omg!
Thank you ^^

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Jerry0022
Jerry0022

Just great mod! :)

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Guest
Guest

wish could play it in July 14th

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WWB
WWB

Let me guess: you're French?

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ZunZero97
ZunZero97

a great mod

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Guest
Guest

dear mod team since ive installed the mod i cant play generals anymore wich i hate since everytime i start it up it gives the new screen and menu and i can enter all the teams etc in skirmish but when i press start to create the maps etc it shuts down completely plz help

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DonDiabolos
DonDiabolos

i saw i needed an account for propper help hence this post

this was my message.

Don

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

If you installed Contra manually, you have to move the mod's files out of the Zero Hour folder to play Zero Hour. It's a simple thing to do. If you run Contra by the launcher and you still can't play the vanilla game, there is something wrong on your end.

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TheLightningsBlade
TheLightningsBlade

Hey creators! Just wanna say those "Angels" look awesome, but can you please rename them to "Titans"? I feel Titans fits better.

Anyway, GLuck on Contra 9!

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

We call them "Angels" because they use angel names. In-game they are just called Uriel, Remiel and Hadriel, so it's not a big deal.

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TheLightningsBlade
TheLightningsBlade

Oh, okie! Seems fitting! BTW are they tougher than their past selves (Crab, Dominator etc.) or are they as just as tough as like in the past?

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Guest
Guest

Hi
thanks for 009 beta
so how do i upgrade to version 6 ?

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Hmmm...thats a tricky one. Usualy format C:\ helps.

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B4V
B4V

I Dont Know if already said, but in the Challenge Mode.
"My General" vs. Tao is not working, it stuck in the Cut-Scene. Is there a method to skip the Cut-Scene or to fix it?
(Contra 009)

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Yeah, got way too many complaints about it. Restarting the mission sometimes works. If it's the first general you play against, try to restart from the Challenge screen. It will be fixed in the next Beta.

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B4V
B4V

Ok, i will try it. Thx for the Answer.
PS. good work guys :D

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Guest
Guest

where is the link?

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

In the link.

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Its basically linkception!

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