Twisted Insurrection is a critically acclaimed, standalone modification based on the Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™ engine. It features a complete redesign of the original game, set in an alternate “what-if?” timeline where the Brotherhood of Nod was victorious during the first Tiberian War.

Along with the total overhaul of the original game's visuals, sound effects, and packing an all-new original soundtrack (ft. Frank Klepacki), Twisted Insurrection brings you an entirely new arsenal of forces to command in massive single- and multiplayer battles. The game features multiple full-length solo campaigns and co-op missions for GDI, Nod, and the new GloboTech and Forsaken factions. Play over 50 brand new campaign missions and try your hand at challenge modes, re-imagined Tiberian Dawn missions and more. Customize your game experience by choosing from dozens of game modes and options.

The fate of the Earth lies dangerously unknown. Do you have what it takes to drag the shattered Global Defense Initiative out of ruin? Or will you crush all who oppose the will of Kane and his Inner Circle? The choice is yours commander.

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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Table of Contents

  1. What is Twisted Insurrection?
  2. How do I install Twisted Insurrection?
  3. Do I need Tiberian Sun to play Twisted Insurrection?
  4. Can I play Twisted Insurrection online?
  5. Where can I keep track of Twisted Insurrection?
  6. Where can I report bugs and share feedback?
  7. Why does the game freeze after I save?
  8. Why are Harvesters and some of the units invisible?
  9. What's ReShade and how do I use it?
  10. Will you add tabs and/or other modern features to the sidebar?
  11. My old custom map no longer works. How do I fix it?
  12. Will we see the addition of CABAL or the Scrin?
  13. Have you considered porting over to OpenRA?
  14. Can I use your assets in my own mod?
  15. Why is any new tech cut-off once there are 74 cameos in the sidebar?
  16. Will individual missions be selectable again in future releases?

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1. What is Twisted Insurrection?

Twisted Insurrection (TI) is a critically acclaimed, standalone modification of Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™. It features a complete redesign of the original game, set in an alternate what-if? timeline where the Brotherhood of Nod was victorious during the first Tiberian War.

Read the full storyline here.

Along with the total overhaul of the original game's visuals, sound effects, and packing an all-new original soundtrack (featuring Frank Klepacki), Twisted Insurrection gives you an entirely new arsenal of forces to command in massive single- and multiplayer battles. Choose between the old rivals GDI and Nod, or pledge your allegiance to the futuristic GloboTech or the elusive Forsaken. Play over 50 brand new solo and co-op missions, covert operations, re-imagined Tiberian Dawn missions and more. Customize your game experience by choosing from dozens of game modes and options.

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2. How do I install Twisted Insurrection?

Installation is very simple. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Download the mod from our official Mod DB site
  2. Extract the .zip package to an empty directory*
  3. Run TwistedInsurrection.exe

Pro tip: Twisted Insurrection uses an intermediary client app through which you can configure, set up and start the game. If you already have TI version 0.39 or later installed, you can update the mod via the update notification on the client.

*Twisted Insurrection is standalone, therefore it does NOT require Tiberian Sun to be installed. Attempting to install Twisted Insurrection on top of Tiberian Sun will NOT work.

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3. Do I need Tiberian Sun to play Twisted Insurrection?

No. Twisted Insurrection is standalone and runs by itself. You do not need Tiberian Sun or any other Command & Conquer game installed to play Twisted Insurrection. See the above warning.

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4. Can I play Twisted Insurrection online?

Yes. Twisted Insurrection uses CnCNet which makes online play a breeze. First, make sure you are connected to the internet, then click the CnCNet button on the client main menu. Log in with your prefered username, and you will be sent to the Twisted Insurrection multiplayer lobby. There you can host and join games and chat with friends. You can also visit other CnCNet games' lobbies.

If you encounter any problems with CnCNet, seek help from the support channels on their website.

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5. Where can I keep track of Twisted Insurrection?

Here's a list of all our official channels:

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6. Where can I report bugs and share feedback?

We are always looking to improve the quality of Twisted Insurrection and squash any bugs that are left crawling around. If you have come across any issues or see anything that could be improved, please head over to one of our support channels and let us know as soon as you can:

Note: Please keep in mind that, as Twisted Insurrection is not a finished product, there may be a few placeholder relics from Tiberian Sun. These will be replaced in due time, but until then, please do not report placeholder graphics.

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7. Why does the game freeze after I save?

The game hasn't actually frozen, it's a rendering issue which causes the menu to become invisible. This is caused by an incompatible renderer. Exit the game, go to the client settings, and on the display tab, select a different renderer. The best renderer depends on your system setup, but CnC-DDraw and TS-DDraw support most modern systems.

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8. Why are Harvesters and some of the units invisible?

This happens if you've installed Twisted Insurrection on your Tiberian Sun directory. TI is standalone, meaning you must install it on an empty folder. See Question #2 for more information.

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9. What's ReShade and how do I use it?

ReShade is a post-processing visual effects utility that lets you modify and improve the game's visuals in real-time. You can tweak colors, lighting and apply various pre-defined visual effects (shaders) such as bloom and light rays.

To use ReShade in Twisted Insurrection, follow these steps:

  1. In the TI client settings, select either the CnC-DDraw or TS-DDraw renderer.
  2. Turn on Enable ReShade shaders.
  3. Once you're in-game, use the Home key to open the ReShade menu. You can use one of the included presets, or make your own by following the tutorial.

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10. Will you add tabs and/or other modern features to the sidebar?

Unfortunately the sidebar is one of the TS engine's many hardcoded limitations. Unless someone figures out how to reverse-engineer the sidebar, we have no way to change it.

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11. My old custom map no longer works. How do I fix it?

Use MapTool's update profile to update it. You can access this tool in the Map Editor's Tools menu, or in the Map Editor folder in your TI directory.

After you've updated the map, open it in a text editor like Notepad, find the [Basic] section, then add this line under it:

GameModes=

List any game modes there that you want the map to appear in, e.g. GameModes=Default,Meat Grinder,Unholy Alliance,Twisted Dawn

Note that the it's written as GameModes. There may be an older key called GameMode which is redundant.

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12. Will we see the addition of CABAL or the Scrin?

In this alternate timeline, CABAL evolved via a slightly different path. The smug AI is still the Nod equivalent to GDI's EVA, but not as independent as in Firestorm. As for the Scrin, it is unlikely they will make a direct appearance.

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13. Have you considered porting over to OpenRA?

So much time and effort has gone into building TI on the TS engine, it's unlikely that we'll start over on unfamiliar grounds. At least not in the foreseeable future.

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14. Can I use your assets in my own mod?

Generally no. Twisted Insurrection and all of its assets, with the exception of original Tiberian Sun assets and public assets as listed in the credits, are property of the Twisted Insurrection Team. You are not permitted to use any proprietary assets from Twisted Insurrection in any public project without explicit permission from the developers.

If you wish to use our assets for your own private and personal use, this is of course allowed, but any form of redistribution of the mod assets is strictly forbidden, with or without credit unless you've been given permission.

Twisted Insurrection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Creativecommons.org

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15. Why is any new tech cut-off once there are 74 cameos in the sidebar?

This is the result of a work-around developed to prevent the whiteboy-bug (named after the modder that discovered it), which crashes the game if there are more than 74 cameos available.

The work-around prevents these crashes, however it does so by capping the amount of cameos you can see in the sidebar. This is one of the reasons why tech content is not available in certain game modes.

That's all for now. Hopefully these resolved any questions you might've had. If not, then feel free to reach us.

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Twisted Insurrection: Version 0.9 Released

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Twisted Insurrection 0.9 (Full Version)

Twisted Insurrection 0.9 (Full Version)

Full Version 27 comments

Full game, including in-game movie cutscenes. See the other file if you wish to save time and download the movies later via the client. How to Install...

Twisted Insurrection 0.9 (No Movies)

Twisted Insurrection 0.9 (No Movies)

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Full game, no in-game movie cutscenes. Use this version if you want a fast download. You can download the movies later via the client. How to Install...

Twisted Insurrection OST

Twisted Insurrection OST

Music 15 comments

The complete Twisted Insurrection Original Soundtrack in MP3 format.

Twisted Insurrection 0.8 Russian Localization

Twisted Insurrection 0.8 Russian Localization

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This is a community-made Russian language pack for Twisted Insurrection version 0.8.0.7. Это сделанный сообществом русификатор...

[Old Version] Twisted Insurrection 0.8

[Old Version] Twisted Insurrection 0.8

Full Version 55 comments

How to Install: 1. Download the .zip file 2. Extract the contents to an empty directory 3. Run TwistedInsurrection.exe

[Old Version] Twisted Insurrection OST

[Old Version] Twisted Insurrection OST

Music 5 comments

The complete Twisted Insurrection Original Soundtrack in MP3 format.

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nikrib
nikrib

The game crashes whenever I produce NOD Stinger with "Twisted Insurrection has encountered an internal error and is unable to continue normally." report. Has anyone else ever encountered this?

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NODBrother
NODBrother

Quick question on the map editor side: How do I remove a veinhole monster from the map?

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ErastusMercy Creator
ErastusMercy

Open the overlays list in the map editor's sidebar, you'll see Erase Overlay, that'll do the trick.

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teztez
teztez

sons of Cain subfaction has a weak hero,"Ghost".it cost 2000 and practically an engineer/hijacker with one time use.Please give them a better hero.And also make Forgotten playable in skirmish mode.

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hugoalbertocf
hugoalbertocf

Please help me Because I get this message when executing it "please run the game client instead"

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ErastusMercy Creator
ErastusMercy

That happens when you run the game.exe, the TwistedInsurrection.exe is the one you want.

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Noble_cat
Noble_cat

Very epic progress
It would be great if one day TS could support other game languages...

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petrmatveev
petrmatveev

I think, that campaign is too hard even on easy. I finished on hard all campaigns of original TS and Firestorm, but I can't complete first GDI mission in TI. I tried for a couple of times, but every time the end is same: i failing the first mission and uninstall the game. It would be great to make campaign easier. Thank you!

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PolishedPole
PolishedPole

1st mission is not that hard
You just gotta know the map around a bit
Send humvees and Owen north-east to the UN blockade and along cliffs move into the base
From then on just guard base's eastern flank with ranger blob, explode all bridges you can find with two Abrams tanks and then stick most ranger blobs to southern edge of the city, and a bit to guard the base.

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petrmatveev
petrmatveev

Strange. I have another first mission. I need to protect meeting. And i have no tanks at all.

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ErastusMercy Creator
ErastusMercy

Capturing the GDI base is completely optional, the mission can be done without it but you'll have a much easier time if you do. If you're interested in taking the base it's best to do that first before the entire base is sold off.

As PolishedPole mentioned, the fastest way into the base it to go East. Cross the bridge, you can easily skirt around the Nod soldiers there, don't try to pass the UN blockade. Follow the North East road a little till you see a gap between the low cliffs to the right of the road (if you see the settlement or the other blockade you've gone too far). Go off-road there should be one or two Nod soldiers, deal with them then traverse the low cliffs just south of the fight. If done right it should loop you around the UN blockade and take you out between the base's Weapons Factory and RADAR. Then you'll get control of the base which will allow you to train more infantry, making the mission a lot easier. Unless you attacked the UN forces that is.

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PolishedPole
PolishedPole

Tanks are inside the base near southern guard towers.
Also, small note - in TI almost all units are glass cannons for C&C standards, so make sure you don't pick them unfavorable opponents (ex. your infantry against their flame tanks with monstrous splash damage, your tanks against their surprisingly-damaging rocket dudes in trees)
When fighting against Nod or GT, combined arms tactics are an absolute must.
Against GDI it's sightly less important because they don't have proper anti-tank infantry, but it's still worth it because GDI quite often outmatches your infantry with their shock troops, your tanks with their heavies...

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petrmatveev
petrmatveev

Thank you! But i still think that is bad game design: i have no clues (aka recon data) what to do.

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ErastusMercy Creator
ErastusMercy

The briefing text informs you that you can rally the base to your cause and it's location is revealed from the start.

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petrmatveev
petrmatveev

Its look like i live in parallel universe. I will re-read briefing again. Thank you!

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