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  1. Another month, another update from Jim Vessella regarding the Command & Conquer remasters, this time focusing on the campaign screens in Tiberian Dawn, and how they will now be available for selection individually like in some of the later titles. Here's the full update from the C&C subreddit:
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    FinalAlert Map Editor broke

    Worst-case scenario, run it in a virtual machine with an older OS.
  3. About an hour ago, EA producer Jim Vessella posted a new update on the C&C and Red Alert remasters, along with the above shown render of the Aftermath Tesla Tank. Here is what he had to say: The original post is here. Relatedly, the old official Command & Conquer Facebook page has been resurrected the other day and will now also post about remaster updates.
  4. While most of you have never heard of the name Eric Martin, you will definitely remember the line "Are you picking this up?" from the beginning of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. Well, the connection is that Eric Martin is the actor who played General Mark Sheppard in the game. Through Frank Klepacki social media profiles, we've learned that Martin is in a bad medical condition and that his sister-in-law launched a fundraiser campaign to help cover the costs of his treatment and everyday bills alike, as his insurance company is not being at all helpful in the situation. Let's help him out, even a little bit!
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    C&C Remastered Update: Sidebar and Full Production

    This answer explains everything, doesn't it? The games of the tryhards.
  6. After a period of silence, EA producer Jim Vessella posted a new update on Command & Conquer: Remastered, this time concerning the sidebar, and entering full production. He had this to say: The post was originally made on the C&C subreddit.
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    C&C Remastered Update: Sidebar and Full Production

    What isn't "cartoony" to today's generation?
  8. GenTool, xezon's extension for Generals and Zero Hour, has finally received a new update, 7.5 to be exact. Here's what's new: New Features 7.5 Enabled reveal of random colors and start positions with Random Balance Enabled extra camera height in singleplayer missions Enabled low camera pitch values in singleplayer missions CNC Online: Added 2v2 ladder scoreboard and points preview Added menu display option to disable ticker/event/ladder displays Added support for chain loading other d3d8 files (d3d8x.dll, -proxy custom.dll) Added MDS checks for detecting maphack with buildings during replay playback Added support for custom camera heights in mods and custom maps (singleplayer, online) Fixes/Improvements 7.5 Disabled GenTool initialization in WorldBuilder Changed scroll speed value steps in GenTool menu Changed the ini file validation to accept the modification of a variety of UI related files Improved the screenshot feature to allow taking images without limitations (F11 button) Improved Anti Cheat Improved MDS performance Improved internal memory management and performance Fixed a bug that caused wrong ticker event times for American time zones (UTC-x) Fixed potential crashes Refactored major parts of code You can get it from the official GenTool website, or here from CNCNZ.com.
  9. The C&C 3: The Forgotten mod for Tiberium Wars, over 9 years after its previous update, just had a new release. Version 1.2.0 rebalances the Forgotten units, adds a new Fissure Tank projectile model by Egozi44, and fixes a typo in the Veinhole Monster superweapon's description. It's always nice to see old mods resume development!
  10. That last batch looks pretty neat.
  11. For many years now, Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge required elaborate procedures to run smoothly on newer systems. Earlier today, CnCNet released an update for their Yuri's Revenge client, version 4.27, which incorporates compatibility fixes (black screen, Alt+Tab), a wider range of screen resolutions in the ingame menus, LAN capabilities and campaign speed sliders for the singleplayer installations of both Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge. This means that you can just install the latest version of the client and run RA2/YR outside that client as you normally would for playing campaigns. It is, however, primarily meant for The First Decade and The Ultimate Collection versions of the games. You owe it to yourselves to get this update. Simply run your existing version of the YR client and let it download the latest update automatically, or if you don't already have it, get it from CnCNet's website.
  12. We've neglected the community side of the news in recent times, so here is a run-down of what's been happening in April: W3D Hub has included full C&C Renegade support to their launcher, updated their 3DS Max 2017 tool, and released Red Alert: A Path Beyond version 3.4.0.0. The site Arcade Attack has posted an interview with ex-Westwood and current Petroglyph programmer Mike Legg, talking about his work on Dune, Command & Conquer, Legend of Kyrandia and more. The Second Tiberium War, a standalone Tiberian Sun mod, was updated to version 2.1, including a full-length singleplayer campaign! The Ares DLL for Yuri's Revenge was updated to version 2.0p1, basing itself on the publicly unknown 2.0 from last September. It is now possible for units to deploy to different unit types than their original one.
  13. Less than an hour ago, EA producer Jim Vessella posted this first piece of art that will be used in Command & Conquer: Remastered - a faithfully recreated Construction Yard in GDI gold colours, along with a development update. He had this to say on the C&C subreddit:
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    First C&C Remastered Renders Published

    I will never understand people who see "cartoony" designs in everything. Stylized and in certain aspects simplified even, sure. But cartoony? Wut?
  15. A YouTube mirror is now live:
  16. Even though GDC 2019 ended just over two weeks ago, the Command & Conquer Post-Mortem with Louis Castle, Erik Yeo, Steve Wetherill and Frank Klepacki has just now been made publicly viewable on the GDC Vault website. Have a look at how the original C&C was made!
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    RA2 In-Game Problem

    I think it's due to an error with permissions for writing into the system registry while installing the game. The game itself may install fine but if it doesn't have permissions to write necessary registry files (including the serial key), the DRM system triggers and the result is well-known. Installation with admin privileges is a must.
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    Blast from the past

    He's such a noob sometimes.
  19. Eric Alan Martin, a Las Vegas actor who is best known to the Command & Conquer community for portraying General Mark Sheppard in the original 1995 game, sadly passed away earlier today. Despite a large turnout for a fundraiser meant to help covering his medical and other bills, and his strong desire to fight on, his medical condition was unable to improve. His sister-in-law, Tammy Martin, posted this in an update on the GoFundMe page: Our condolences go to his family and friends.
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    Original RA2/YR CDs vs. Windows 10

    Use these guides instead. https://cncnz.com/features/technical-support-help-guides/installing-command-conquer-red-alert-2/ https://cncnz.com/features/technical-support-help-guides/installing-command-conquer-red-alert-2-yuris-revenge/
  21. Some of you who have the original 2000/2001 discs of Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge may have noticed that the setup executable refuses to run on Windows 10 (at least the 64-bit version). I have attempted to go around it, which involves some registry file fiddling and manual file extraction, and it seems to work as far as installation goes, but I still can't get the games to work. Please note that the registry files have my own directory set because I didn't have the time to seek out and test how to do the CurrentFolder method. The procedure does tell you how to change that. With that said, here's a copy of my post from CnC-Comm: Please tell me where things are going wrong and how to set up the games themselves. A hint may lie in this link, but it may not work for you: http://cnc-comm.com/community/index.php?topic=4296.msg31975#msg31975
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    Daily C&C Trivia

    Not really the topic to be in for this discussion, but game assets change as development time goes on. In some games it happens more than in others, though these days few developers bother to change their early assets. But back in the mid/late 90s, devs were not above manipulating images with Photoshop-alikes to make promo images for the public. Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 2 are particularly guilty of that. There are more WIP screenshots in our gallery, and at CnC-Comm.
  23. I've decided to make a topic with lesser known tidbits about C&C and its covers, manuals, inside errors or possible Easter eggs... whatever I can think of. ENTRY 1 - May 16th, 2013 KANE'S WRATH COVER When looked at closely, Kane's mask has a reflection with Westwood's original Tiberian Sun render of CABAL, albeit without the logical side flip. The Croatian-localized cover mistakenly states that the expansion adds up 2,5 GB to hard drive usage instead of 4 GB. It is possible that Algoritam (the book and multimedia selling company that localizes games in Croatia) did not receive the movie files that would complete (and surpass) the correct hard drive usage. Unlike many localizations in Europe, the Croatian ones do not change the movie voiceovers, so EA likely did not consider this neccessary.
  24. On Friday, W3D Hub posted a pretty intense update on what they've been doing behind the scenes lately. Apart from a new intro that goes with their logo inspired by Westwood's 1998-2003 orb logo and a run-down of what they've accomplished from their 2018 roadmap, they've announced that the W3D Hub launcher now supports the regular C&C Renegade with the option of installing the latest version of Scripts, an announcement for the W3D Kit that will accomodate many needs of Renegade modders, a new wiki for W3D engine development called the Tacitus, and last but definitely the most, the first public release of W3D tools for 3D Studio Max 2017 that is meant to support model formats from C&C Renegade, C&C Generals/Zero Hour and the Battle for Middle-earth titles. More details can be found in their official post.
  25. Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle is doing quite a few interviews lately. The latest one in this spree of retrospective conversations is for Game Informer, where he spoke about the Command & Conquer series, but also many other periods from his long career. Definitely worth a watch!
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