Mental Omega APYR Patch 3.3.1 Released


 

Patch 3.3.1 has been released for the Mental Omega APYR mod for C&C Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge. This update brings bugfixes (including fixing the crash that occured when trying to launch any mission for some players), balance changes, a new naval unit for all Epsilon subfactions - the Nautilus, new maps, new challenge maps, more Act Two campaign missions (save for the Foehn). Read the full changelog here. You can download the patch here or use the launcher to do it for you.




C&C Renegade's 15th Anniversary


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Just a couple of days ago, on the 26th of February, marked the 15th anniversary of Command & Conquer Renegade. Way back in 2002 Westwood Studios finally released Command & Conquer Renegade after a long and delayed build up. There was much excitement in the C&C community as we were actually getting our first taste of a first person shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe. Reality set in when most fans discovered the single player was rather average, but the real gem of the game was the multiplayer mode. Something we came to know simply as "C&C Mode". Nothing matched it at the time, it was different. It was fast paced. It truly was unrivalled gameplay. The idea was simple, yet so effective. Two sides, one resource, first one to destroy the enemies base wins. The focus was on points and the amount of damage you dished out, rather than straight out kills. So it really meant nothing if you had 2 kills or 20 kills in a game. I remember spending many long hours into the night in game after game, it was kind of addictive. Tanking rushing, Engineer rushing, deploying your Ion or Nuke beacons, chaotic infantry skirmishes and more.... Renegade had it all! Hard to believe all of that was 15 years ago.

 

The good news you can still play the classic Renegade online but the best way in these modern times is get to Renegade X. Renegade's unmatched, unrivalled gameplay lives on. Renegade X is free to download and free to play. It is made by C&C fans for C&C fans and considered a tribute to Westwood Studios' original creation. Visit the Renegade X site more information and to download the game. Share your favourite Renegade memories with us in this new topic.Thanks to W3D Hub for the news image.




C&C Music Monday - Motorized


 

Here we go with this week's pick for C&C Music Monday. And it's back to the Red Alert 2 soundtrack for this one with "Motorized". Part techno, part rock, mixed in with a deep base sound. Another classic Red Alert 2 track from Frank Klepacki. And as always, don't forget to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.




More Tiberium Concept Art


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Some more great looking concept art from the cancelled Command & Conquer FPS game, Tiberium, has been found on the website for Duane Loose. He was one of the many artists who worked on the game during it's concept and design stages. There are 16 new images showing a battle scene, Tiberium fields, some Scrin concepts and more. Some of the images also appear to be from the Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars concept stage, based on the dates and image descriptions. Some more interesting reading in the form of these PDF files.

You can view all the new images inside our Tiberium Concept Art gallery (pages 7 and 8), or on the artists own site.




Tiberian History - The 8th Release


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The 8th release of C&C3: Tiberian History mod is out and is now available to download. This release features new additions to the game including new units for both GDI and Nod factions as well as various music tracks and bug fixes. Players should make sure that C&C3 is updated to version 1.9 before installing this update to avoid problems. More information about this release as well as download links are available here.




Throwback Thursday for 23rd February


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In this week's Throwback Thursday, we look back at the one instance where the player was not briefed directly in any mission, but got status updates from the field from obviously biased news reports, in C&C: Generals - Zero Hour. The reporters, Omar Bin Ghazali (GLA's ARC), James Seabury (USA's BNN) and Sun Meiying (China's BCTV) were also apparently reading from prompters if you look closely, hinting at the apparent intention to portray these news reports as mere propaganda from all sides, as is most often the case in wars we have in the real world. The reporters were played by Mike Saad, Julian Stone, and Catherinne Dao, respectively. Julian Stone would later lend his voice in Battle for Middle-earth II and Rise of the Witch-king, as well as play Dr. Alphonse Giraud in C&C 3: Tiberium Wars.

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don't forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you've missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.




RTS + FPS? - Investigating Tiberium


 

GVMERS has a new video that takes a close look at the long since cancelled Command & Conquer first person shooter, simply called "Tiberium". For those who don't know, Tiberium was in development by EALA back in 2007 and 2008 before it was abruptly cancelled in September 2008 due to the game’s failure to meet quality standards set by the development team and the EA Games label. This new video looks back at what could have been and from what I can see, it does include some never before seen footage of the game in action. Watch it in the video above. A real shame Tiberium never got released, it the had potential for a new spin off franchise. Something that could rival the likes of the Battlefield franchise or even the Call of Duty franchise. Who knows, we could all been playing Tiberium 3 by now. Thanks to HOPE1134 on our forums for the news tip.




C&C Music Monday - Glory


 

Here's this week's pick for C&C Music Monday. From the C&C Generals soundtrack it's "Glory", one of the GLA tracks. Compared to the rest of the GLA tracks, it has a catchy beat. But it does feature some ambient parts and meaty sounding guitar riff. Remember, don't forget to share this on social media using the hash tags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday.




Community News - Mid-February 2017


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There's been a lot of news in the Command & Conquer community to cover, so here's a quick overview of what's going on:

  • The first release of the Red Alert 3 version of the Generals 2 mod has been published.
  • Nyerguds' 1.06c patch for Command & Conquer: Gold received a hotfix (labeled update 4) that resolves a compatibility problem with CnCNet.
  • The updated version of Kane's Wrath 1.02+ map packs, R12b, has been made available. These maps have many issues fixed, and are played by mid- and high-level players.
  • On Saturday, February 18th, the third annual Free-For-All tournament in Kane's Wrath took place, lasting a total of six hours. Recorded live commentary by IISpartacus (joined in finals by Masterleaf) is available here.
  • Yesterday, CnCSaga.com found 7 more pieces of concept art from the cancelled Red Alert Alliances, which show that the Empire of the Rising Sun was also to appear.
  • The CnCNet spawner code for Tiberian Sun has been made open to the public on GitHub, with the languages being C and x86 Assembler.

Check out more news in our C&C Community News forum. If you have any community news of your own you want to share, feel free to send us a news tip.




Throwback Thursday for 16th February


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Those of you who follow our Throwback Thursdays know how many actors we've featured. How about some fake actors this time? In the second Allied mission in C&C Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge, called "Hollywood and Vain", three Hollywood action heroes join the Allied fight against Yuri's army - Flint Westwood, Sammy Stallion, and Arnnie Frankenfurter. As they are parodies of Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger respectively, their unit quotes are comprised almost entirely of references to their movies. Sadly, patch 1.001 removes their unique quotes and names, and has them all sound like regular GIs, while being renamed to Cowboy, Bodybuilder, and Hero respectively.

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don't forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you've missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.



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