Dawn of the Tiberium Age (DTA) is a stand-alone mod that combines Tiberian Dawn (C&C 95) and Red Alert using the Tiberian Sun engine. The project's aim is to allow people to both play and mod TD and RA, while having all of the benefits of the TS engine.

All 4 factions (GDI, Nod, Allies, and Soviet) of the original games are included and can simultaneously battle one another on over 100 original multiplayer maps. This can be done either in classic mode (which matches the balance of TD and RA1 as closely as possible) or enhanced mode (which adds many new features and competitive balance improvements).

DTA also features dozens of challenging, unique singleplayer missions as well as co-op missions that can be easily played over the community-driven CnCNet online service.

Since this is a stand-alone mod, you don't require anything but the mod itself to be able to play: the original game is not required.

This mod is still actively being worked on, so you can expect frequent updates and if you find any bugs, please report them so that we can fix them as soon as possible.

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GDI - Nod - Allies - Soviet


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DTA 1.19 Is Here!

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Greetings Commanders!

It has been a great year for Dawn of the Tiberium Age! A LOT has been going on both within the community, and behind the scenes. DTA's official Discord server has opened to the public, and we have seen a surge in online games.
The development team have lately been teasing some of what we've been up to for the past year-and-a-half, and are now ready to release 1.19 in all its glory. This patch features big reworks, as well as new content and technical improvements. Let's first take a look at the new unit rosters:

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Chrono Tank:

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One of the big catalysts for our changes to the Allies was our desire to improve upon the Chrono Tank mechanically, making it much more user-friendly and letting it continually teleport. Doing away with the deploy logic also means its build limit is now properly enforced. To boot, it has a cool new weapon that uses weaponized chrono tech to essentially take apart its target.

Chrono Tank


Tank Destroyer:

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We know some players liked utilizing multiple Chrono Tanks as fire-supporters, and we wanted to expand upon the somewhat limited Allied roster. The Tank Destroyer is unique in being sort of a hybrid unit, it's more sturdy than most fire supporters, but has a price to match.

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Enforcer:

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The new Allied epic unit. A rolling fortress holding heavy MG positions and rocket troopers inside its massive armour. Its damage isn't very powerful, but it has the highest health in the game so it will take a lot of power simply to outlast it. It can also deploy, opening up the back compartment into a fully functional barracks.

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Chrono Vortex:

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We thought it was a bit uninteresting that 3/4 factions had the same superweapon. So with that, the Allies now use the chronosphere to spawn a chrono vortex, inspired by the phenomenon in Red Alert 1, to deal gradual damage in a huge area.

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The Longbow is now also considerably stronger. All in all, the Allies have more tactical options and a more diverse unit roster in 1.19, and can excell at both sneak attacks, but also at forming a powerful army.

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Disc Launcher:

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While GDI's army is very solid and versatile in a fight, the short range and inaccuracy of their MLRS meant they struggled to handle fortified positions that included counter-artillery.
The Disc Launcher is their new dedicated artillery. It magnetically propels explosive discs that hit the first target they reach. Being more advanced than standard artillery, they require the tech center and are a little pricier.

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We have also given some love to two of GDI's most iconic units: the Grenadier and Orca. GDI much like the Allies should now have more viable tactical options.

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Termite:

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The Termite has been removed as a buildable unit, as the subterranean logic was needed to make the new chrono tank work. The unit itself was seldom useful and didn't really have a place within the game due to being almost impossible to balance.

Microwave Tank:

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The Microwave Tank was too situational, and synergized poorly with the rest of Nod's arsenal. Instead, it is now a laser based fire-support unit. Its strength lies in its versatile damage type and ability to drive away and shoot at an enemy simultaneously. Its gradual damage may not seem powerful at first, but a few can quickly melt any target they focus on.

Laser Tank

Cyborg:

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We have received some feedback that fans found it too lore-breaking to have an infantry carrying a laser in the TD era. The Cyborg now has a new weapon unique to him, pneumatically propelling unstable tiberium shards that explode into a cloud of tiberium gas.
We also gave him more hitpoints so he's stronger in direct combat.

SSM:

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The SSM will now be the standard Nod artillery unit for two reasons: the epic SSM was too mundane for an epic unit and its gameplay wasn't good for balance, and we wanted Nod to be more unique and not share a unit with another faction.

Flame Tanks:

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This unit has always struggled to find its place, and rather than just giving it absurdly high stats to compensate for its shortcomings, we decided to give it a cool new animation that also allows us to give it just a little bit of a higher range, as well as make a damage buff be more in line with its visuals.

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Harbinger:

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Nod's new epic unit, built with secret knowledge from the Tacitus. It fires a giant ball of plasma so powerful it sends out deadly arcs of energy around it as it flies, and explodes for area-of-effect damage. Its strength dissipates the longer it goes though, so the user has a choice between a safer range and maximum rip-and-tear.

Recon:

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Nod's early game recon armies were found to be vastly overperforming, and so we have given bike/buggy some stats decreases.

With a tech center that now offers more of an increase in power instead of only situational ambush units, and a balanced early game with a stronger late game, Nod's power progression should now be much more steady and offer more variation in playstyles.

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While we haven't given the Soviet any new tech as we think their roster is already quite big and varied, we have taken some balancing steps to also give them more viable choices and help them survive expanding onto the map better.
We did give Volkov a unique new weapon; a Gyrojet rifle shooting rocket-propelled bullets. His damage is the same overall but he fires a little faster, so kiting with him now takes more effort.

Artillery

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Artillery combat is receiving a bit of an overhaul in 1.19. The Soviet V2 has been re-balanced and artillery recieved a buff to their hit points, so V2's no longer obliterate entire groups of enemy artillery with one shot. In turn, artillery now doesn't kill groups of infantry quite as quickly, so it shouldn't invalidate their use the same way. GDI's new Disc Launcher gives them the option of using counter-artillery.

Defenses

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We are removing the feature of defenses expanding a player's build radius as it gave a huge bias towards long-ranged defenses. Crawling both for expansion, allowing coverage of an area far from one's base, and worst of all crawling towards an enemy's artillery faster than they could destroy the defenses contributed to artillery being underutilized, and certain factions over-performing. Many players also felt that it was a cheap and boring tactic.
Plus some of us still remember the Night of the Obelisks...

Miscellaneous


1.19 also contains a bunch of smaller yet significant balance improvements to existing units, and you can of course find the exact details on these in the changelog.
Furthermore we would like to ensure the community that we ARE working on improving naval balance and are already actively testing new solutions, but felt that was better left to its own release.

New content


With 1.19 we are also releasing both new maps, missions and mapping assets. The multiplayer maps are:

As well as the co-op mission Nuclear Winter, an action-packed mission with lots of explosions and mixed factions.

Nuclear Winter


And the single-player mission A Bridge Too Few, that will hopefully teach novice players a few new tricks.

BRIDGE


Mappers will find some new stuff in the editor, including assets to make bridges look *much* more decorative, some decorative details like shooting range targets and traffic cones, as well as a few interior assets made compatible with the desert theater.

Finally, we would just like to thank all of our players for your continued support and interest in DTA! While we are excited for the release of the TD and RA1 remasters, we feel DTA with its tons of unique units, hundreds of maps, exclusive missions, as well as improved balance, still holds its own and offers something entirely unique. The TS engine still holds options for us that even the remasters couldn't provide, including our Co-Op missions. We hope you fans feel the same way, and DTA will live on as long as people continue to play it!

If you don't have Dawn of the Tiberium Age installed already you can get it from the download page now! And if you do already have it installed, just run the client and let the auto-updater do its thing. See you soon!

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Vertigo_M
Vertigo_M

Hey everyone,

one beautiful, beautiful mod you've got here... also playing it via lan with a group of friends everyweek now...see it becoming a habit :) keep up the good work (1.19 is great, love the vortex)

one question though...why, but WHY do allies need to build a tech center for a medium tank, when soviets only need war factory for their HEAVY?...makes no sense to me and kinda imbalances the game

also, you guys open for map submissions?

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Glad to hear that you like the mod!

The Allies have the Light tank as their Tier 1 tank. While not as sturdy or powerful as the Heavy tank, its speed allows the Allies to perform fast hit-and-run harassment attacks or even quick rushes early on, while the Soviets can't do the same with their much slower units. The strong Allied Turrets and Pillboxes also make it fairly easy for them to defend against the other factions' superior raw power and tech up to Tech Center.

We're open for map submissions. If you create a map that matches DTA's high detail and gameplay standards, we'll gladly include it in the mod.

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Vertigo_M
Vertigo_M

thanks for your answer! you're making a valid point, i guess i'll have to play more up to the said advantages

regarding the map, how can i submit it?

oh, and one technical issue we're having, figured i could just as well ask you this way...we're having frequent problem when loading saved games (auto or manually saved, regardless), the game frequently crashes, or when it actually does load, connection problems usually occur, which is never the case when we start the session anew.
any ideas what could be the problem, or whom to contact for any assistance?

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

The easiest places to submit maps are our official Discord server Discord.gg and our forums at Project Perfect Mod: Ppmforums.com

Unfortunately multiplayer saved games have a tendency to crash especially if you "chain-save" them (iow. if you load a save, then save, and later try loading the new save). It's an engine bug that's very hard to fix and practically nothing can be done about it at this point of time. Maybe in the future as game engine reverse-engineering efforts have got further.

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zoom_3000
zoom_3000

New Dawn of tiberium age gameplay review, have fun!

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy

I can't start the client. It keep saying I have an incompatibility between my graphic card and the dx11 client. Mine is a 1050, that shouldn't be possible. I have win 7.

The XNA client needs Net.Framework 4, but I already have 4.6.1 so I can't install it.

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

You can install .NET 4.0 despite already having 4.6.1 installed. The versions do not exclude each other.

Do you have the latest Windows updates installed, including Service Pack 1?

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy

Yes, I'm on SP1.

I tried, but the installer from microsoft refused, it said I already have a later version and cannot proceed.

I figured out how to get it work though. Apparently after using the online installer instead of the moddb link I can get clientogl.exe to work. XNA and dx11 still refused to run, but at least I can play now. Haven't seen any crash so far.

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smederijtubalkain
smederijtubalkain

Hi all,

Really like this mod.
Playing it with a group of friends almost every evening now.
Is there any way to export the player stats out of the game so we can set up a ranking ladder on our page ?

keep up the great work

grts

Daan..

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Rampastring Creator
Rampastring

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the mod!

You can view your stats from the main menu -> Extras -> Statistics. Right now there is no way to export the stats other than checking them manually after each game though.

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The Dawn of the Tiberium Age: ****: Look For the Dawn Dawn of the Tiberium Ages (DTA) is a Tiberian sun mod that looks to recreate the game that started it all, Tiberian Dawn. In that regard, DTA is a massive success, with the mod capturing the look, spirit and feel of the original game. It does not stop there however, as DTA takes Tiberian Dawn to the next level, including skirmish modes and online support for fans. Graphically, DTA mimics it's ancestral father perfectly, the charmingly simple…

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