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Joe Kucan reddit AMA Coming Up

Joe Kucan, along with his brother Daniel, will be having a reddit AMA on the 31st of July. As all Command & Conquer fans know, Joe Kucan is most famous for his role as Kane, the leader of the Brotherhood of Nod. His brother, Daniel, has appeared in a couple of the Command & Conquer games as well.

 

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You can check the full reddit AMA schedule for more. Just look at the list under "Upcoming AMAs" on the right sidebar. Thanks to one of our long time forum regulars, recover, for the news tip.

GenTool 6.5 Released

GenTool, the popular add-on for C&C Generals and Zero Hour which enhances the gameplay experience, especially in multiplayer, has been updated once again. GenTool is a recommended download for all C&C Generals and Zero Hour players. Version 6.5 is highlighted by new support for C&C: Online, as well as other improvements and bug fixes.
 

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New Features 6.5

  • Added game access to cnc-online.net servers (Revora)
  • Added Auto Updater

Fixes/Improvements 6.5

  • Fixed a crash when launching a Generals Campaign mission
  • Fixed cursor lock with dual monitor setup
  • Adjusted UI content

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You can download version 6.5 from CNCNZ.com using the link above, or head to the official site for the download.

The Future of PC War: Where is Command & Conquer Going?

The Bitbag has recently posted a new article called The Future of PC War: Where is Command and Conquer Going? It takes a very quick look back at the history of the franchise, reviews the cancellation of the last game, and then attempts to explain the current status of our favourite franchise. A sample can be read below.

 

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The last that we’ve heard from a Command and Conquer title was when Victory Games announced continuations and reboots for the games. However, as of this writing, Victory Games has succumbed to the pressure of reviving a hugely successful franchise that has since gone to slumber. And as a result, Victory Games was forced to cancel the projects they were working on that was C & C related and not short after, they themselves packed camp.

 

What was the issue with this? Was it because of the RTS that Westwood Studios successfully sold, even if it was a red flag to most other studios? This red flag is the resource gathering introduced in games like Red Alert and the Tiberian series, and of course, in the popular Blizzard series StarCraft. Other studios just didn’t see the sense of it, or didn’t know how to make it work; hence, it is pointed out as one of the reasons why Red Alert and similar titles in C & C’s fold just didn’t survive.

 

Follow this link to read the full article.

OpenRA July Release Available Now

The latest stable release of OpenRA (release 20140722) has been made available for download. The feature list remains the same as the playtests released earlier this month, but this release benefits from additional testing and bug-fixes. The main new features are....

 

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  • The RA and TD game music can now be downloaded and installed from the in-game music player.
  • Capturing enemy structures in RA and TD will now let you build units from their faction.
  • The maximum tech level can be configured in the lobby options.

Other notable improvements include....

  • Fixed a number of crashes that were introduced in the last release.
  • Fixed issues that occurred when installing from CD.
  • Improved performance and memory usage.
  • Improved scroll-panel behaviour.
  • Added an option to lock the mouse cursor inside the game window.
  • Multiple players can now repair a building at an accelerated rate.
  • Added engine support for diamond-shaped (“isometric”) terrain (an important milestone for our TS mod).

Visit the OpenRA site for the download.

Doom Desire - Vintarid Faction Unit Previews

The Doom Desire mod for Yuri's Revenge has returned to the news after a long period, almost a year and half to be exact. This latest update previews many of the units in the Vintarid faction, such as the Rethan Assimilator, Kerzer Frayer, Dedara Retriever, Vintarid Cleaver and more. Watch a video of them in action below.

 

 

Check out the full update right herefor more info and extra screenshots.

Renegade X Beta 3 Coming Soon

The Renegade X team have posted another status update that includes a preview of the new look Renegade X Launcher. Also posted, is the list of preliminary changes that are expected in Beta 3.
 

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Visit this topic on the Renegade X Forums for the full update. If you're really keen, you can test the new Renegade X Launcher for yourself right now.

Quick Fixes for Twisted Insurrection Public Beta 5

Despite all the hard work and based on feedback from players, it looks like some extra updates have been applied to the latest release of the Twisted Insurrection mod for Tiberian Sun.

 

 

Find out what's new and how to update by following the link in the above Tweet.

Twisted Insurrection Public Beta 5 Released

Public Beta 5 of the Twisted Insurrection mod for Tiberian Sun has been released. A few days earlier than originally announced. After lots of hard work, there has been an incredible amount of work done to Twisted Insurrection since the release of Public Beta 4 back in late 2012, the mod is almost unrecognisable from all of it's previous releases and feels much more complete and polished than ever before.

 

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Twisted Insurrection - Public Beta 5 Features:

  • Windows 8 Support
  • All new Skirmish/Online set-up Options
  • Completely Standalone (No CD/TS Required)
  • A new in-depth story-line
  • Completely revamped graphics
  • Over 40 new single-player campaign missions
  • Over 100 new multi-player maps
  • Smoothest ever game-play
  • Excellent online game-play
  • Official CNCNet Support
  • All New Units
  • All New Structures
  • Enhanced Skirmish and AI
  • Custom cinematics
  • An all new Original Soundtrack
  • Over 1200 changes since Beta 4!

Visit the Twisted Insurrection site for more details and the download.

Cartoon and Conquer #85

Cartoon and Conquer #85:

 

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Next on 1st of August.

Sole Survivor in Hi-Res

The often forgotten Command & Conquer game, Sole Survivor, still has a small group of dedicated fans. And some of these fans have finally managed to enable high resolutions in Sole Survivor. As well as a few other discoveries.

 

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It looks like this is still a work in progress and not available for download right now, but you can check out some extra screenshots in this topic on the C&C Communications Center Forums.