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  1. Well, real Miniguns are a specific type of Gatling gun, which is already on the list. Weapons held by "Minigunners" in TD and ZH were about the most inconsistent things in the entire series.
  2. Future Nmenth's Research Lab articles will contain multiple technologies to basically "wrap up" whatever I haven't covered yet until I run out of ideas. The following is a list of all the article ideas I have remaining. Some of these I am certain I will be covering eventually, others may be rejected even on the second pass. Kirovs Bio Reactor Cloning Combat animals (dolphin, dog, bear, squid) Gatling guns Orbital weapons Siege Choppers Vacuum Imploder Stratospheric Transport SHRINK Beam Particle Cannon Cybernetics Stealth Genetic manipulation If there is any technology I have not yet covered, is not on the list, and you think should be covered, offer your suggestions. I will add them all to list unless there is a specific reason they can't be covered.
  3. It is the first Monday of December, so it is time for another article from Nmenth's Research Lab. This month, we will examine the Nukes in Command & Conquer and see how they compare with real nuclear technology. This article marks the end of this format of Nmenth's Research Lab, which has now run for twelve months. Unfortunately, there are a finite number of concepts that can be considered throughout the series. That said, there are still many of some interest that were not covered, primarily due to insufficient material to stretch out into a full article. So when Nmenth's Research Lab returns in 2019 on the 7th of January, it will cover a range of lesser technologies instead of just one.
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    Nmenth's Research Lab: Nukes

    Luckily, that doesn't change anything. It is still a suicidal attack, just robot suicide instead of human.
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    Nmenth's Research Lab: Nukes

    To be honest, I'm not sure, which is why I didn't actually include them in the article. I think it might be possible, but as far as I know, no such device has ever been developed. And I suspect the reason for that is that it is unlikely such a weapon would be very efficient. It would probably require a lot of power to operate, have pretty bad range (since radiation is absorbed by the air, which is why the sun isn't currently killing us all right now and also why neutron bombs are so small - their blast area has to be smaller than the distance their radiation can reach), and probably would not be able to guarantee death as too many factors (such as exposure time, distance, and material between weapon and target) could interfere with it. "Living" through it would almost certainly be a horrible experience with possible later death due to radiation poisoning, or even later death due to cancer, which I'm sure would very quickly lead to it being banned as a war crime.
  6. Biblical genealogies span a ridiculous number of generations. Why stop at Cain's son when there is a whole family tree? I think the Biblical inspirations were kept pretty minor, and it may be better that way. It left C&C fans guessing as to Kane's true origins. While a son figure may have offered some interesting alternative stories, I think it would have drastically changed C&C as we know it. And since Kane is perfect as he is, any change from that is bound to have been worse.
  7. Nobody can say if a pirated version would work or not, since it isn't official, anything could be broken on it. There are also anti-piracy countermeasures intentionally put into the game that I am not very familiar with since I've never stolen the game. If you are currently using a pirated copy, then I would suggest getting a legitimate one first. It might not fix the problem, but it would be a waste of time trying to figure out the issue if it could just be down to that fact.
  8. Did you change the lines that are mentioned above? No, the game is not freeware.
  9. It is the first Monday of November, so it is time for another article from Nmenth's Research Lab. This month, we will examine the Drones in Command & Conquer and see how they compare with real unpiloted combat robots. A new technology will be explored in Nmenth's Research Lab on the first Monday of every month. Return next month on the 3rd when I take a closer look at Nukes.
  10. Don't worry, they will add all of that content at a later date that you can buy individually, each at the price of a complete, newly released AAA title.
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    Dev Detector: Eric Gooch

    Must be down again, it doesn't load for me...
  12. It is Tiberian Twilight, not Tiberium Twilight.
  13. A Tiberian Twilight remaster retconned remake would be ideal.
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    Nmenth's Research Lab: Mechs

    That doesn't even make sense... None of it matters though, a normal vehicle will always be more cost efficient and less vulnerable. You are just throwing insanely expensive technology at it in an attempt to get it merely on par with a tank. An Abrams tank costs about $9 million. With a bit of rough calculating, I estimate (with a high error margin, since some of those technologies haven't been developed yet) your proposed walker at about the same weight would cost well over one billion. Additionally, it would be slower (if it could move at all, since its joints are literally liquid), easier to spot, weaker, and have extremely high operational costs.
  15. It is the first Monday of October, so it is time for another article from Nmenth's Research Lab. This month, we will examine the Mechs in Command & Conquer and see how they compare with reality. A new technology will be explored in Nmenth's Research Lab on the first Monday of every month. Return next month on the 5th when I take a closer look at Drones.
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    Nmenth's Research Lab: Mechs

    Carbon nanotubes have extremely high tensile strength, but because the tubes are hollow, they will buckle under torsional stress. Because of this, the joint itself would not be able to be made from CNTs, but If the joint was surrounded by CNT "muscles," they may absorb some of the torsional stress from the joint into the CNTs as tensile stress, where they would be more effective. However, this system would assume the joint is unpowered and just has to survive the stress. Just enclosing the joint in CNTs for additional strength alone would interfere with whatever system is actually supposed to drive the joint. Making functional synthetic muscle from CNTs would be an interesting idea, but I'm not sure how possible it would be. Even assuming it was possible, it would be ludicrously expensive. Also, the CNT "muscle" would require a very complicated system to cause it to contract and expand, which would likely be very delicate and vulnerable in a combat scenario. I imagine a damaged CNT-based limb would be very difficult to repair too, so field maintenance would almost certainly be unthinkable and at the price they would demand, just replacing damaged limbs would be far too costly. Even if you had infinite funds though, CNTs are not magical unbreakable materials and will still have their own limitations. If the size, weight, or speed of the mech is too great, the limbs will still rip themselves apart.
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    Dev Detector: David Silverman

    The prevalence of that idea is probably why C&C went on a steep downward trend and we're now left with Rivals. Only seeing positive responses seems to indicate a limited sampling... Also, all of the negative testers have probably long stopped playing the game. I really hate this theory. If we support Rivals, we won't get more C&C, we'll get more Rivals.
  18. It is the first Monday of September, so it is time for another article from Nmenth's Research Lab. This month, we will examine the weapons employing Magnetism in Command & Conquer and see how it compares with reality. A new technology will be explored in Nmenth's Research Lab on the first Monday of every month. Return next month on the 1st when I take a closer look at Mechs.
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    Which canceled game do you wish got released?

    Games over all? Who knows. Within the C&C series, I'd go for Renegade 2. Tiberium and Generals 2 got exactly what they deserved, if only Tiberian Twilight had met the same fate...
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    Version 1.0 of Rivals is the worst version ever

    It is an unfinished game, supposedly still in "pre-alpha" (I have objections to them clinging to that development stage, but that is their officially stated stage at this point). Bugs are not only unsurprising, but completely expected. And cosmetic bugs, though the most obvious to the observer, are super low priority to the developer. Fixing game-breaking bugs is going to be the main focus, not minor animation bugs. I'm not defending Rivals here; Rivals sucks. I am defending game development.
  21. Major names in major companies don't get fired, they "choose to move on." Basically they are blackmailed, leaving them with one and only one option; to quit. That's simply how it works in the business world.
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    Does anyone here invest in Bitcoin?

    Huh, that reminds me of something I read somewhere. Hmm, now who was it and where did they say it... Oh, that's right!
  23. This topic was created with a false premise, the creator is deleting their own posts, and the conversation is going nowhere. So closed.
  24. Due to a repetition of people questioning why their Red Alert 2 or Yuri's Revenge is not working properly, I have decided a pinned topic regarding this is necessary. First of all, if you are attempting to run an illegal, cracked, torrented game, that is almost guaranteed to be your problem right there. Buy a legal copy, it is against the forum rules to discuss illegal copies so don't even bother asking if you can't even bring yourself to pay for a real version. If we find out you are using an illegal copy, your posts/topics will be closed/deleted and we will not help you. I will not get into specific errors here, but if you have a legal copy, here are a couple thing to try before starting a new topic. Set compatibility. Manually set the game compatibility by right-clicking the EXE and setting it there or run the Compatibility Wizard. Set compatibility mode to run as Windows 98 and to run as administrator. Just having an Administrator’s account isn't good enough. Download the RA2/YR Clean Up tool. If you have done any modding or have used any mods before, stray files can cause problems, this program can remove all additions to your RA2 directory. Reinstall. A nuisance perhaps, but sometimes this is exactly what needs to be done. If you have a legal copy and tried everything on the above list, then tell us your specific problem and we will go from there.