Renegade X Open Beta 1 released!
February 25, 2014, 08:20:39 PM by Tore
Open Beta 1 of Renegade X a free fan made recreation of C&C: Renegade has been released! Go get it from Renegade-X.com.
New RA mod announced! Command and Conquer: Civil Warfare
February 21, 2014, 07:39:19 PM by Tore
Jacko released a new mod for Red Alert today called Command and Conquer: Civil Warfare which contains a lot of different balance tweaks to the original Red Alert. Below is a gameplay video.
I'll let Jacko describe the new sides himself.
You have the two armies - The Allied People's Army (APA - Allies) vs The Royal Black Hole Army (BHA - Soviets)
Both of these factions are totally different from the other.
The APA use conventional tactics and weapons that have been tried and tested for many years, thus they are stable, simple and averagely powered.
The BHA, however, use many discarded and prototype technologies that were either a bit ineffective, expensive, or were simply deemed too dangerous to use by the APA. A lot of their weapons are derived from flame or tesla weaponry.
The Goal of the APA overall is to protect civilians from attack of any nature, and to ensure the defense of the nation.
The Goal of the BHA however is to assume control of the country as part of their grand plan for global domination, where civilians and soldiers are generally seen as expendable.
If you're interested in this new mod check out the announcement topic.
Renegade X release is just a few days away!
February 21, 2014, 07:28:46 PM by Tore
We do not cover much about C&C games released after 2001 on this website, but once in a while something interesting shows up and since news has been quiet here for a while, it would be nice to see it be used.
Renegade X is a fan made recreation by Totem Arts of C&C: Renegade the one and only first person shooter game in the C&C series. Released in 2002 C&C: Renegade was based in the world of the original C&C. While the development team of Renegade did take some liberties with the story and units from the original C&C (aka Tiberian Dawn) it was a good game after most of the release bugs were sorted.
Renegade X will cover the multiplayer aspect of C&C: Renegade (C&C mode), it has faithfully recreated many of the gameplay elements while adding new things like capturable tech buildings
I'll let the Renegade X team describe Renegade X in their own words.
Renegade X started as a mod for Unreal Tournament 3, but after the release of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) they took it upon themselves to made a stand alone game. Being based on the UDK allows Renegade X to have graphics, effects and sounds on par with modern games while being able to scale good enough to run on computers that aren't as recent.
Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
2.0+ GHz processor
2 GB system RAM
SM3-compatible video card
4 GB free hard drive space
Windows Vista 64 SP2
2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
4 GB system RAM
NVIDIA 200 series or higher graphics card
Plenty of HDD space
Renegade X has been in development for 7 years. It has come a long way since it was called Renegade 2007. It releases on February 26th for free, no "free to play", no premium accounts, no micro transactions, 100% free.
If you're interested keep up to date on the Renegade X news at http://renegade-x.com and maybe you will see some of us on a Renegade X server on the 26th!
A new version of PortableRA has been released!
January 04, 2014, 02:13:10 PM by Tore
Iran has released a new version of PortableRA the details can be read below.
A new beta version of PortableRA has been released. PortableRA is a Red Alert 1 game download which comes with all the latest community fixes and patches. It is modular in that it can be downloaded as a small 13 MB minimum package with campaign, music and videos added later. Of course there's also an automated PortableRA installer and a videos installer. Support for videos and music from the PlayStation 1 only Red Alert: Retaliation game is also included. It is known to run on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. It also runs on Linux and Mac OS X under Wine.
The new version can be downloaded from http://iran.cnc-comm.com/redalert
It comes with the community made ra303p patch, which adds a lot of new features and fixes bugs and crashes. Features include:
- Support for high resolution
- Completely no-CD
- A powerful configuration tool and simple launcher.
- Ability to enable/disable the game expansions on the fly (expansions are included with PortableRA)
- New music can be added to the game with a simple INI control file
- Tons of mission fixes
- Support for showing custom missions in the game main menu and support for mini-campaigns
- Multiplayer AI fixes and optional enhancements
- Support for simple graphical and sound mods which work online (e.g. beta Tesla Tank and grenadier throwing sound)
- Fixes for at least 20 different game crashes.
- And MUCH more for a total over 146 features/fixes/changes!
A full feature list for the ra303p patch can be found here.
The main new features/changes in the new PortableRA beta release are:
- The new CnCNet 5 is included by default instead of the older CnCNet 4. There are over 200 Red Alert players online on CnCNet 5 every European evening. The new CnCnet 5 is a massive improvement over CnCNet 4 and has been in development for 9 months.
- Newer version of the ra303p patch is included with more fixes and features.
Happy new year!
December 31, 2013, 04:01:25 PM by Tore
2013 has been a interesting year for the C&C community. Some important bits include the cancellation of the new C&C game, the highly successful release of CnCNet 5, the release of Mental Omega 3.0, and the release of the Dawn of the Tiberium Age 1.12.
In the new year we can expect the release of Renegade X and a release from Twisted Insurrection!
Have a happy new year everyone!