Dawn of the Tiberium Age (DTA) is a stand-alone mod that combines and enhances Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert using a heavily customized Tiberian Sun engine. Featuring all 4 factions (GDI, Nod, Allies and Soviets) with extremely polished gameplay, DTA allows you to mix and match the factions as you'd like in tons of new multiplayer maps and challenge yourself in dozens of original missions.

Features:

  • 37 new singleplayer missions, 37 new co-op missions and over 150 original multiplayer/skirmish maps!
  • Enhanced mode brings competitive balance and new units that stay loyal to the spirit of the original games
  • Classic mode for the enjoyers of the very original experience
  • Active multiplayer community on Discord
  • Stand-alone - the original games are not required!
  • New custom map editor for creating your own maps!

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Dawn of the Tiberium Age Version 11


Prepare for battle, Commanders! A major update for DTA has arrived, and it includes our new Advanced AI! Check out its trailer below!


Advanced AI is a new game option that entirely replaces the base-building logic of the original TS AI engine. To list some of its features, the new AI:

  • dynamically base-crawls towards Tiberium and Ore fields, places refineries near them and so harvests the map much more efficiently
  • builds multiple factories when its economy allows it to produce units at a faster pace
  • places defenses towards the direction where its enemy is, instead of randomly placing defenses everywhere like the original AI did
  • considers proximity to enemy when placing down buildings; for example, super-weapon buildings and helipads it tries to place far away from its opponent, so those buildings are harder to destroy
  • cheats less: because the AI plays smarter, we found it can be a challenge even with reduced monetary cheats!

These changes make the AI much more interesting and fun to play against, especially on big maps with lots of resources to harvest!

Advanced AI Defensive Line

The Advanced AI checks the direction of its enemy when placing down defenses, which often makes it build formidable defensive lines.


QoL Improvements

The new AI is far from the only improvement in version 11. There's also a bunch of bugfixes, balance changes and QoL updates! There are too many of them to list individually in this news, but we'll highlight one specific item.

Message List


The message list, usually shown top-left, is now instead drawn at the bottom-left of the screen, like in most modern RTS games. The top-left message interface simply doesn't scale very well to modern widescreen displays. There is, however, a toggle for this in the client if you prefer the classic behaviour.

New multiplayer maps

Like almost all DTA updates, version 11 also comes with new multiplayer maps! Some older maps have also been remade as improved versions.


[2] Field

New version of [2] Field by Chronoseth. The similarly named C&C Renegade map converted into RTS form.


[3] Top o' the Hill

[3] Top o' the Hill, from Yuri's Revenge, remade for DTA by Chronoseth


[6] Cool Down

[6] Cool Down by BaghiraRTS


[6] Stormy Valley

[6] Stormy Valley, from Tiberian Sun, remade for DTA by Rampastring


[8] Red Mountain

[8] Red Mountain by Rampastring


[8] Arctic Circle

[8] Arctic Circle, from Red Alert 2, brought to DTA by Chronoseth


Stability fixes

Anyone who has ever played Tiberian Sun or its derivatives know that the engine has historically suffered from severe instability-causing bugs.

Co-Op Multiplayer has been particularly problematic. When playing against AIs, many players have sometimes seen a "Synchronization error!" (also known as "Reconnection error") dialog stop their game. These sync errors have been very hard to debug and figure out, but we've finally made progress and managed to reduce these errors by a significant number.

Desync dialog

The dialog above has been significantly less common for us while testing DTA v11 compared to earlier versions.


In addition to fixing desyncs, we also fixed one AI-related bug that could sometimes cause random crashes.

Change Log and Downloads

For more detailed information about changes in DTA version 11, check the full changelog.

As usual, if you have DTA installed already, you can fetch the update by using the client's updater.

Otherwise, you can download DTA from our Downloads page here at ModDB.

We've had great fun playing Skirmish and Co-Op against the new AI, and we hope you will also enjoy it to at least the same degree. See you on the battlefield, Commanders!

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Megaauthor
Megaauthor

Guys, regarding the bunny mission.

When Nod forces came and deploy (On Hard mode) Nod base just build Power plant and Hand of nod... and that's it. What gives?

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Hmm. It has worked fine for us before, although it's been some time since any of our staff played the mission.

The map doesn't have anything wrong at a quick glance, I guess we'll have to retest it.

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Megaauthor
Megaauthor

I'm guessing its quiet recent, since I remember playing the same map and the Nod forces did build their base while their reinforcements tries to stop me from reaching their premature base.

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stamstamstam
stamstamstam

Why is it so damn complicated to run this game on a 4K monitor?

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Bittah_Commander Creator
Bittah_Commander

Make sure to lower the in-game resolution to at least 1920x1080, otherwise many maps will be too large to fit on the screen and units will appear too small to be efficiently controlled.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

What is the problem? Do you get some sort of error message or...?

We have some fans with 4K monitors who are running DTA without issues.

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stamstamstam
stamstamstam

I've tried lowering the desktop resolution, I tried all possible ingame resolutions in the menu too.
The ingame is either too small or the UI is out of frame.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Typically 1280x720 should work fine and also look decent on a 4K display, since it can be 3x-upscaled to exactly fit a 4K monitor.

Can you provide a screenshot or other image of the "UI being out of frame"?

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Ston3Cold
Ston3Cold

Congrats on the awesome update with the Advanced AI. I was wondering is it possible to force the game into widescreen somehow? Even if its stretched :)

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

It should work on widescreen if you just go to Options in the client and pick a widescreen resolution for "In-game resolution".

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