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.

RSS Contra X work in progress - News Update 2

We are back with another update four months later.

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Welcome back to another update! It took longer than we expected. This time we don't have any new fancy model renders to show, but we did some progress on the HD interface and visual effects. But that's refreshing, right? Let's get into it!

We based our interface on Control Bar Pro by FAS and xezon. We did our own little adjustments to fit our theme and expanded the control bar to hold 4 buttons extra, which was already standard to Contra. Small buttons are extra crisp as well! We are trying to raise the bar and make Contra X as polished as possible - better looking and more stable than 009 in all aspects!

HD Interface USA

HD Interface China

HD Interface GLA

Time for the promised new visual effects. We hope you find them more appealing, as we do. There's more in progress, but we cannot show them yet, as they are at a very early stage. The person behind them is Sagittarius, who keeps aiming high!

Below we present the new bullets. They are now clearly visible and travel in a straight line rather than in a curve. Shells are very similar, just bigger.

New Bullet FX Ingame

Ion Cannon beams are not static as before, but animated and with proper fading.

New Ion Cannon FX

Toxin streams have become concentrated mists.

New Toxin Stream Ingame

Acids.

New Acid Stream FX

And just a random screenshot of the new laser turret model in-game, with better laser visuals as well.

New Laser Turret Ingame

Four more units have been voiced by Haubibban who's a new voice actor in our team:


The Skirmish AI fix which we mentioned in some comment replies in the past is still in our plans and will probably be released as Hotfix 3, but we don't have a date. We realize that Skirmish AI broke in Patch 3 leaving a big cut in the overall quality of the mod and we will try to patch it up as promised.

Last but not least, we also want to announce that Contra will be featured in the Zero Hour Anniversary event on the 24th (this Friday)! There will be a tournament. If you want to participate, read the details and sign up here: Gamereplays.org The games will be streamed live.



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Varamir
Varamir

Brilliant ! All the best team. Eagerly waiting for the next patch

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Radu273
Radu273

great work guys!

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TacitusPPK
TacitusPPK

Love that new toxin sprayer effect!
And please tell me(
Are you planning to buff Flame General's Anti-armor ability? cuz Bao is weak when facing enemies' heavy tanks due to lack of heavy anti-armor weapon, IMO it will be great if Immolator gets something like Thermite weapon as its basic one, Anti-infantry and structure should not be its main purpose as Bao already has A100 and classic Dragon Tank now.

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

Yes, we are planning to change Immolator's Dragon Tail addon with something better.

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SomePlayer20210131
SomePlayer20210131

Wow, another news update. Love new effects and the HUD interface. I can't wait for the latest release to come out soon. But overall to say nice work, Contra developer team, keep it up!

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Strogglet15
Strogglet15

Hey, I have a question specifically for the Laser and the Turrets. Don't want to be seen nitpicky about it though, I am merely curious.

So, as it is pictured in that screenshot there, you can see either the turret or the laser (or both) are aiming incorrectly at the target.

I was wondering, what causes this that makes both Turret & Laser (T&L) aim inaccurately? Can it even be fixed so they're both accurate?

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ThePredatorBG Author
ThePredatorBG

I believe turret pitch is always slightly inaccurate, from many personal observations, and it's not an actual error on our side, but I'll keep it in mind and make sure to check it.

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GAWR-GURA18334
GAWR-GURA18334

Can't wait

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PK_demon
PK_demon

New inteface is very bad.

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Negrogarcka
Negrogarcka

Have u planed to make a new model of Leonidas SuperUnit because in my opinion looks like a toy, dont see my words like mad, It is a pain in the *** in challenge but would be more intimidating.

And other question, maybe have u planned to make a own superunit of China Boss, it would be great.

Anyway thanks for all modders for doing this possible, You have made the games come alive. My respect for you.

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d-ce Creator
d-ce

Yes, Leonidas already has new model, but it is not finished yet!

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TacitusPPK
TacitusPPK

Awesome! Can't wait for the new apperance.

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asamandar2000

tttt

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CommanderSatko
CommanderSatko

Looking forward to this! I love the work you guys have done!

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GAWR-GURA18334
GAWR-GURA18334

When did Contra X come out?

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aliwe
aliwe

when I try to run the game using nvidia graphic card on my laptop , it show this massage
you don't have privilege to select the graphics processor in this menu
any fix for this ?

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