This mod is intended to make Red Alert more realistic, more balanced, more dynamic and more fun. It is a edit of the "rules.ini" file located in the installation folder. **It contains; 1-Auto heal mechanics. 2-Better pricing, range and hit points. 3-Units now move at similar speeds and group better. 4-Game-play is faster. 5-AI is more reactive. 6-Soviet and Allied units are more balanced (eg. Soviets have access to pillbox and gunboat). This mod aims to highlight the brilliance of this RTS classic with features and game-play more akin to modern RTS games without compromising the original game. Both campaigns are still fully playable and satisfying. You might be surprised how intense skirmishes can get, and how quickly you can assemble a mighty fighting force (which you'll need to survive). With this mod, micromanagement has been curtailed, and strategy is king. The original Red Alert is back with a vengeance!
The Alpha release of this rules.ini mod. Version A.1 (New Update! (23/09/2018 17:30 UTC+1:00) PLEASE RATE!
The early access Alpha release of "The Rules of War" a rules.ini mod.
For both Red Alert + Aftermath expansion.
New Update! (23/09/2018 17:30 UTC+1:00)
+This update addresses some AI base building and unit creation parameters (plus the mine layer has been tweaked back to 5 mines)
This download contains a Winrar (zip) file, in that file you can find the edited "rules.ini"+"aftrmath.ini" and copies of both original rules. Simply overwrite both "rules.ini" and "aftrmath.ini" in the main Red Alert folder (installation folder). I recommend you make your own backups just in case.
Once the new "rules.ini" file is in the installation folder of Red Alert, the changes should take place immediately the next time you start the game (seems to be save compatible).
To really see the difference it makes, play a skirmish mode game against the AI (under multiplayer).
The mod is intended for playing through the campaign for both sides. Although certain missions are particularly easy even on hard difficulty, I'm looking at you Allies mission 2 (if wholly satisfying).
*This mod was created using the freeware version of Red Alert from; Cncnet.org recommend downloading Red Alert (aprox 1GB) from that site. It comes with all aftermath missions, original campaigns, music and videos, plus a launcher interface optimized for Windows 10.*