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Ho Ho Ho!!! As promised, we are here to bring you gifts from our workshop.

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Dear friends and fans... It has been a long ride since Contra 007 came out. Many years passed, many things happened, good and bad...

You all know that we changed team as we never expected we would. Many people are gone, busy with real life, our friends... Other bad things happened too, our precious was almost ripped off. We survived everything, gathered strength and continued our work. And yes, finally finished Contra 008 FINAL version.

We thank you all for your patience, sometimes it seemed we are not working. But we really had, learning new things, trying to find time for Contra and keep it alive.

Once again, I need to say thanks to these people who answered all my questions and helped us a lot. Track their mods and support them:

VectorIV
Zeke
Kris
Anubis
Anto111ka

Before we get to the real thing, we will give you small gift, for your patience. New remodelled units.

Demolition angry mob:

And, new model for Assault general, Underground Command Post:

I need to remind you that Predator_BG (my dear friend and equal partner in this project), has made launcher for all of you who want English voices, and don't like our new voices. You will also have the option to choose new music or original, running game with or without shellmap.

For pure and total enjoyment of 008 FINAL, I recommend you to play with New unit voices, and New music. Speaking of music, we are saying thanks to:

ToneSlave who was a part of our team, but due to RL couldn't participate more. He made menu music, lobby music, and credit music. Also,

Charlie Lockwood who made awesome music for Enhanced mod, and gave us permission to use it. You will see how awesome music it is when you start playing.

One more thing, please understand that GLA does not refer to any country, no matter of language. PLEASE UNDESRSTAND THIS AND TRY TO ENJOY CONTRA!!!

And now, just a small guidance to all generals, some tips:

As known, most annoying general. Make plenty of defenses, hide, build superweapons and take your enemy piece by piece. Valanx and Thor are great supporting units for defending base, or to eliminate important enemy units and structures. Saturn is the slowest super unit in game, but most effective. Great armor, building options, and weapon that takes every target.

General who relies on air force. We reduced the need for micro, F18 units now don't waste missiles, they retarget on another enemy unit. If you have some skills, you will own the map. Comanche is now main unit, he can take both air and ground units, be invisible and search for hidden units. If you reach rank 5, with auroras and Wyvern, you can take everything down in a few seconds.

Slow, but powerful tanks. If you are not very skilled with micro, and just like pure force, then this is the general for you. His tanks can match any other tanks on the battlefield. Laser Thor is very powerful. Omega tank, as super unit, is artillery which is good against structures and tanks. Make sure to protect power structures.

It's all about heroes. His strategy is hit and run with small, weak but fast units at start. But at the end, you have many heroic units. He is the only general in game who uses multiple limited units like: Terminator, Cyborg Commando, Seraph, Nemesis and Cylons. Combine them all together and assimilate your enemy.

Most people will complain about lack of defenses, but why would you need defenses if you play as the most aggressive general in game!? Push forward with deadly units, or sneak from behind and simply erase half of the map with Hadron Collider. The most powerful super weapon in game is available at rank 3. But beware, "if you build it, they will come"!

Strongest infantry units in the game. Used for various atacks. You can either use them in Troop Crawlers or spread them on the battlefield in swarms. This general gets 3 types of artillery units with each major rank. His ambush powers can ensure you victory. Spawn Bunker, Barracks and drop airborne units in the enemy base, clone them... and destroy everything.

Everyone saying his super unit is from hell. Well, maybe he is considering its the strongest unit in game and can take any unit face to face. But to come to that, you will have to use well balanced tanks. Great general if you lack micro skills, and if you just started playing Contra.

Do you like playing with fire? Then this is the general for you. Burn everything up. He has special strategy with fuel trucks which are available at rank 1 from Command Center and they are stealth. Fuel truck can spill fuel which can be ignited by almost any flame unit. If you sneak up with them in the enemy base, or on group of enemy units, your enemy will be shocked with his units burning.

You gotta love this general. Pollute both ground and air, and watch all enemy units coming at you almost dead from all this acid, toxin and silicon clouds. Fully upgraded Qaraqurt as super unit is a bringer of death. If you face this general, prepare some medics...

When playing as Assault general, you don't have to use any particular strategy. You have good tanks, and great artillery units. But at rank 3, you have Tunnel ambush power. If your enemy forgets about that, you can send all your units in his base, and make him regret his lack of knowledge and attention. This general has the best parts of each GLA general. Obstacles are cheap but hard to destroy, they can stop all units from passing the terrain.

You can make everything stealth, any unit and structure. At rank 5 you can even blackout the map of your enemies. Question remains, how will your enemy fight something which he can't see??? Sneaky and deadly general. No one loves to play against him. Do you?

This general will be noticed for sure. Explosions everywhere, traps for any purposes and special demolition attacks. Strongest Elbrus Storm and mobile nuclear super units which literally erase half of the enemy base. Once you start spamming with this general, your enemy will regret playing against you.

Contra 008 FINAL


And at the end, some installation instructions. Thanks to Contra launcher you can now have other mods in your Zero Hour folder. Extract all files from archive and folder "Contra008FINAL" to Zero Hour folder, start Contra Launcher and enjoy.

This version is mostly focused on online gaming. So please, join us on Tunngle. Challenge is finished, so you can enjoy brutal enemy too. Skirmish is working, but it's not polished to the end. Mostly known problem is that if you use Panic Attack as stealth general, it can cause crash, but it happens 1/5 times.

For even better experience, download GenTool.

Visit C&C:Online. It is a GameSpy emulating server for modern Command & Conquer games, adapted to work for all the Command & Conquer games affected by the GameSpy closure (Generals, Zero Hour, C&C 3, Kane's Wrath, Red Alert 3). You can still play your favourite C&C online like before, without the need of third-party software.

Release changelog

Until the next adventure (Aliens!??), we wish you Happy Holidays. Join us online and support Contra everywhere :)

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predator_bg
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Xalimur
Xalimur

nice

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nr14
nr14

yesyesyesyesyes

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venomvirus96
venomvirus96

i have a problem .... why when i run the launcher it runs the zero hour . not contra !?

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d-ce Author
d-ce

Please give us more info:

- what OS do you have?
- have you extracted all from archive main folder?
- do you have First Decade?

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AlmiranteZ
AlmiranteZ

thanks! *-*

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tsfan
tsfan

I'd shake your hand if I could, you guys deserve it!

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Guest
Guest

Yes, Yes! YES!!! FINALY!

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KonaTek
KonaTek

*tears shed*

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roman9441
roman9441

love this mod cool

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fallen18
fallen18

Challange!!!! Finally!!! THX!

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d-ce Author
d-ce

Join us in Tunngle. Meet other people and players and have good fun playing with real people!

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zero99913
zero99913

Thank you Contra Team!

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Drweegee1337
Drweegee1337

Looking really good, will download and play when I get the chance!

I had concerns in the 008 Beta 2 because China (especially Flame General) didn't really have any way to counter GLA Mortar Buggies. They were too fast for any ground units and the lack of Iron Dragons at rank one really took away your only real counter them.

Maybe I just don't know how to counter them, will see if it's easier in 008 FINAL before judging.

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Guest
Guest

General Tao's challenge map is bugged. His intro nuke artillery keep shooting at the intro forces until they're all dead and nothing happens. The camera just stays there while the nuke artillery keep shooting at the ground while the player has no control at all. Because you can't skip the intro Tao's map is unplayable.

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

Keep restarting the game until you pass the intro. It is a strange bug we just discovered. Usually works after 2-3 restarts.

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DrunkenAnimes
DrunkenAnimes

I've beaten Tao's challenge. I've discovered that simply restarting it multiple times still won't pass the intro. However if the player was quick enough to take control the dozer/worker and build a barrack seconds BEFORE the intro, the intro works fine afterwards.

Just to report about the bug and ways to bypass it.

P.S. The Guest above is me, was lazy to login. :/

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rockerx
rockerx

It's happening to me as well I did restart the game but nothing happened! Can you help please!

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Galacticruler
Galacticruler

I'm conflicted on weather to have a heart attack or a boner....

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m27cn
m27cn

Thanks Contra Mod Team!

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WyvernX2
WyvernX2

Yay Finaly!

but GLA - Demolition General NEVER EVER worked before and not working NOW too :(

He builds barracks Few soldiers and attack by 1 soldier every few minutes :(
and all GLA generals Seems to stop playing about 1 hour later ingame and Music stops playing too

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Insites
Insites

When I play against AI as any general and any difficulty they just freeze after some minutes of the game. They stop attacking me. Just spamming units at their base. Kinda collecting them to make a rush or something but it never happens. Also they spam and send rangers (or other generals' similar units) to my base. Of course they just die on their way. China doesn't use mines at all. A tooltip says you need like 4 trucks for China or 2 chinooks for USA at one supply center. So why the hell does AI make a thousand of them crawling there and waiting me to drop some **** at them! If you capture an oil derrick, AI start sending one trooper every minute there. It runs totally ignoring all your forces, just tries to capture it. I really like Contra 008 mod, but to be honest, it's a dumbest AI I've ever met in any Generals mod. What is the beta stands for if the **** happens in the final version?

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Insites
Insites

Multiplayer is nice though

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WyvernX2
WyvernX2

The AI of some Generals especially GLA is very bugged right now
i don't think it's something with my Game or System or Anything else 'cause

This never happens me in Contra 007 even without the fix for it
they just do nothing or taking Sooo long to advance
like i said
after 40 minutes of play GLA stops doing anything lol
:(

(Done some more tests)
and going to do more now.

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Guest
Guest

Should I have "the first decade" to run the game
I had a serious error... HELP PLEASE...
Mention me please..FACEBOOK

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

It does not matter what version of Zero Hour you have. You can play Contra if you install it properly. I need to ask you some questions. Have you installed Zero Hour 1.04 patch? Do you have any other mods in your folder (and which)?

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WyvernZ7
WyvernZ7

I installed contra 007 and 008 beta 2 (it's worked)
I had installed FINAL It's Worked
but when I formatted PC AND still contra
I have serious (C : FORMATTED / D: NOT FORMATTED)
everything (007 - beta 2 - final) installed on a copy of generals
with the first decade 1.04 - and Generals 1.8
Help Please.. I loved final so so ( Speciality when play skirmish )
):

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

Try doing the 23rd trouble solution from Contra.cncguild.net

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WyvernZ7
WyvernZ7

And I tried a lot
(DELETE AND ISTALL AGAIN)
AND I TRIED OTHER OS VER
(WIN 7 AND 8 (X86 or X64)
Cause my processor is x64 Based

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Guest
Guest

its not work with my ?
the original one work good ( I mean Zero Hour ) but when I instal the Contra 008 FINAL
I have this message " you have encountered a serious error ....." and exit
what I do please ?

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

Have you updated Zero Hour to version 1.04?

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ernstpua
ernstpua

Hi I seem to have a problem in that the whole thing launches well, like the skin of the menu is there, but when I go to select my army/general, it's still the original ones

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Primaltreeman
Primaltreeman

female ranger does not have a poison death voice

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

Thanks. We'll check this.

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Primaltreeman
Primaltreeman

Also the air force general challenge still crashes for me after a while, could you look into that as well? Thanks

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

There's no way to fix random crashes. I say random because there's nothing that looks it could be causing a crash. One time the player will finish the game with no problems, another time the game will crash. We have only fixed the crash which ALWAYS happened after 10 minutes on this map.

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WyvernZ7
WyvernZ7

this is ULTIMATE GAME..
Really thx now it's working

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WyvernZ7
WyvernZ7

the game is awesome but..
Why I have crashes when I attack with a big bombs ? (like : MOAB-High explosive bomb - Laser shells - Nuclear Missile - or any big attacks from star general)
Help... when I see this bombs the game is crashes

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WyvernZ7
WyvernZ7

then give me a serious error

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Guest
Guest

contra launcher.exe is not a valid win32 application

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

Install it manually.

Instructions:
1. Put all files from Contra008FINAL into your Zero Hour folder.
2. Rename !Contra008.ctr to !Contra008.big.
3. Rename !Contra008EN.ctr to !Contra008EN.big OR rename !Contra008RU.ctr to !Contra008RU.big if you want Russian language.
4. Rename !Contra008VOrig.ctr to !Contra008VOrig.big OR rename !Contra008VLoc.ctr to !Contra008VLoc.big if you want English unit voices.
5. Rename !Contra008MNew.ctr to !Contra008MNew.big OR rename !Contra008MStandard.ctr to !Contra008MStandard.big if you want vanilla soundtracks.
6. Rename Scripts folder to Scripts1 (which is located inside Data folder).
7. Start the game from generals.exe.

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Battlemeister
Battlemeister

any word on fixing the issues with the glitched Generals challenge AI?

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Raptor_007
Raptor_007

Hey there, thanks for all the work done on this. I got 008 installed and running, but I when I do a Skirmish, even on the hardest AI, it's like I'm playing against a 7 year old. At first I tried it on the lowest setting, but the AI only built 2 structures and never sent anything except a few infantry at me.

Anyway, am I the only one experiencing this? Do I need to do anything differently?

C&C: The Ultimate Collection through Origin
Contra 008 Final was manually installed by me (modifying the file extensions)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help would be appreciateed.

Thanks!

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ThePredatorBG
ThePredatorBG

GLA Toxin and GLA Demolition AI have this problem. Try playing against other generals.

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raducjj
raducjj

where is WEB DEFENSES for SUPERWEAPONS general?
i use to love that a lot in my challenge games and i have seen that in the map against her she has them!

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aylwincherian
aylwincherian

Challeng9 for demolition...Iloosemy commandcentre before the intro movie finishes....please advice how toresolvethis

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maxaus15
maxaus15

I followed these instructions for win32 error:

"Instructions:
1. Put all files from Contra008FINAL into your Zero Hour folder.
2. Rename !Contra008.ctr to !Contra008.big.
3. Rename !Contra008EN.ctr to !Contra008EN.big OR rename !Contra008RU.ctr to !Contra008RU.big if you want Russian language.
4. Rename !Contra008VOrig.ctr to !Contra008VOrig.big OR rename !Contra008VLoc.ctr to !Contra008VLoc.big if you want English unit voices.
5. Rename !Contra008MNew.ctr to !Contra008MNew.big OR rename !Contra008MStandard.ctr to !Contra008MStandard.big if you want vanilla soundtracks.
6. Rename Scripts folder to Scripts1 (which is located inside Data folder).
7. Start the game from generals.exe."

But now it says you have encountered a serious error. :(

Please help.

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