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  1. After his suspicious silence in November, Jim Vessella posted on the C&C subreddit a short while ago about the announcement voice lines in C&C and Red Alert 1. It turns out that the original recordings could not be found. However, the voice actress of the Tiberian Dawn EVA, Kia Huntzinger, will reprise the role and has already re-recorded her lines in a professional studio. Alas, the voice actor of the Red Alert announcer, former chief of Virgin Interactive Entertainment Martin Alper, passed away a few years ago, but it was decided his voice lines will stay as they are, while Frank Klepacki will try to clean the audio as much as possible. Here is the full statement from Vessella: You can read the original announcement and hear the new EVA voice samples here.
  2. We finally have first video footage and a website with a before-and-after comparison for Command & Conquer: Remastered! Here's what Jim Vessella had to say: Fellow Command & Conquer fans, Crazy to believe it’s nearly been one year since we formally announced the C&C Remaster and began development with Petroglyph Games and Lemon Sky Studios. To celebrate this milestone, today we’re excited to showcase one of our biggest reveals on the journey so far - a first teaser of the game in action! And with this teaser comes an answer to one of your key questions from the past year: “Is the Remaster going to be in 2D or 3D?” We’re ready to share the Remaster has been developed in the classic 2D visual style, unlocking our ability to stay as authentic as possible to the original games. Below we’d like to provide more details on how we’re approaching these visuals, and why we felt the 2D style was the best fit for the project. As you may remember from one of the first posts, our plan is to remaster (not remake) the classic games. Creatively, this means our guiding light has always been to remain authentic to the original feel, and we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to achieve that goal. When we recovered the source code to C&C Tiberian Dawn and C&C Red Alert, this gave us a viable avenue to accurately match the core gameplay, feel, and signature look of the legacy titles. We felt the 2D style was the best way to bring all these elements together, and ultimately achieve the authenticity we were looking for. It’s been wonderful to see the passionate, artistic care taken by Lemon Sky and the team with this creative approach. Lemon Sky has re-concepted, re-modeled, and re-animated every gameplay asset from scratch - examples of which you’ve seen with the Construction Yard and Tesla Tank. Once it reaches the final stage as seen in those previews, we render and export the assets in 2D so they lineup frame for frame with the original visuals. In some cases like the Grenadier, this can mean over 600 frames for a single unit. This creative process has allowed us to modernize the game assets as you originally imagined them, and stay true to the gameplay you’ve known and loved for 25 years. In addition to the authenticity, we’re excited to reveal an extra benefit of this 2D approach is that Petroglyph has been able to utilize their deep familiarity with the source code to enable the real-time switching of Legacy / Remastered graphics in Campaign missions. This means at any time when playing a Campaign mission, you can tap a single key to smoothly toggle between the original assets at 320 x 200, to the Remastered assets up to 3840 x 2160. Playing with this toggle over the past several months has been a true joy, and we believe will be one of your favorite features in the Remaster. Along with the real-time toggling, you’ll have the ability to zoom the camera to take in all the high definition detail, with an effective zoom distance between the DOS and C&C Gold camera heights. You can see an example of these features in action in the associated video above (just in case you made it this far and haven’t watched it already). To get an even better feel for the visual difference, we encourage you to visit our new website site at: https://www.ea.com/games/command-and-conquer/command-and-conquer-remastered Here you can use an interactive component to see the Legacy / Remastered visuals playing side by side. Keep in mind some of the assets you’re seeing in these videos are still in progress (I’m looking at you, Tiberium Silo), as we’re continuing to fix bugs and polish items based on feedback from our colleagues, the Community Council, and all of you. We’re eager to hear your thoughts on everything you’re seeing in this post, so please share your comments in the thread below. Thanks for your support and participation, and looking forward to sharing more game assets in the months ahead. Cheers, Jim Vessella Jimtern
  3. EA producer Jim Vessella, true to his monthly schedule of remaster updates, has today posted about the in-game soundtracks and the jukebox feature, including some comments from veteran composer Frank Klepacki, and a sample of some of the remastered tracks - Act on Instinct, Demolition, and Fogger. Fellow Command & Conquer fans, I wanted to start this post by saying I’ve seen all the comments with the desire to see in-game footage, and thought it would be helpful to provide some context on the timing here. Essentially, we want to make sure we have all the supporting assets in place (like an updated C&C website) before revealing the in-game content. This will allow us to utilize some more flexible media components for the reveal, and ultimately help our awareness so we can get more gamers excited about C&C and the Remaster (which is beneficial for all of us). And while I cannot provide an exact date, getting all this in place is one of my top priorities and I’m crossing my fingers it can happen soon. But overall, our gameplay implementation is right on schedule, with Petroglyph currently focusing on getting the Nod campaign all stitched together. In the meantime, we wanted to share some special content with you for this post. If you remember, earlier this year we asked the community to provide input on our approach for the soundtrack, including what versions of the tracks you wanted to see in the Remaster. All of us on the team listened intently, and we heard a general consensus for having the most variety possible. So with that request in hand, we pushed hard to include all the versions of the tracks. This means the classic low fidelity versions (without voices), the original soundtrack versions now remastered (with voices), and then of course the Remastered versions of all classic tracks. This will also include many of the rare / unreleased tracks, several of which have never been heard before in higher fidelity. But getting there wasn’t always easy, and here’s an overview from Frank describing the remastering experience: “The process of going through every single piece of music and bringing it to a higher quality standard has been quite a journey back in time for me, and I’m really glad that all of these tracks will finally be heard in full high quality for the remastered game experience. After combing all possible archives, a handful of tracks were just nowhere to be found – this included ‘Snake’ and ‘Fogger’ from C&C Red Alert. One thing that I did back in the Westwood era, was mirror my home studio with the same gear I had at work, and fortunately I had kept much of it all these years. So I started there, and I went to painstaking detail and trial and error to track down and match as much of the exact original sounds and instrumentation I could find, to recreate these songs from scratch in order to have the best high quality versions once again for the remaster. Hearing these new versions, especially in stereo now, is a whole new experience.” To add it all up, between the classic and remastered versions of the tracks, we’re clocking in at over 10 hours worth of music across 175 tracks! Now, with that much music and variety, we figured players would need a way to organize all the music content. So we are excited to share that the Jukebox will be making a full comeback in the Remaster, and be more enhanced than ever before. The Jukebox will allow players to create their own playlist utilizing any combination of music to their desire. Easy to use filters help the sorting process, and for the first time you can listen to Red Alert music in Tiberian Dawn or vice versa. This feature was a labor of love for Frank and some of the original Westwood engineers on the project, who wanted to deliver the best music experience possible for the community. Overall we just can’t wait to put the Jukebox in your hands, and see all the unique playlists the community puts together. As a special treat to celebrate this post about the soundtrack, Frank has put together a compilation of several Remastered tracks for your enjoyment. You’ll be hearing a sample of the Remastered versions of Act on Instinct (without voices), Demolition (which was never included on the OST), and Fogger (which Frank described above as being recreated from scratch in high fidelity). To help provide a comparison, each track also includes a short intro of the classic low fidelity version as heard in the original game. And finally, you may notice there’s an unchecked box called “Bonus” in the Jukebox. Well, we haven’t forgotten about the voting you did earlier this year on your favorite tracks, and as such we’ll have a special surprise to reveal at a later date : ) As always thanks for your ongoing patience and support, and we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on the soundtrack details, Jukebox, and the music itself. Cheers, Jim Vessella Jimtern You can read the original announcement and listen to the tracks on the C&C subreddit.
  4. 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:
  5. 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.
  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.
  7. 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:
  8. 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!
  9. True to his apparently monthly reports on the Command & Conquer remasters, EA producer Jim Vessella posted on Reddit just now: The poll is in a separate Reddit thread that you can upvote individual tracks on, but not reply. Get voting for your favourite tracks, Frank is sure to do something super-awesome with them, whatever that something may be.
  10. Mere minutes ago, EA producer Jim Vessella posted an update regarding the status of the original C&C source codes and what engine they will be using for C&C Remastered and Red Alert Remastered. This debunks a long-standing belief in the community that the source codes of Westwood-era titles have been lost, which is definitely good news!
  11. About half an hour ago, Jim Vessella posted an update on the progress with Command & Conquer: Remastered and Red Alert: Remastered on the C&C subreddit, which we bring you in its entirety:
  12. This video alone will tell the story. C&C 1 and Red Alert 1 are the first to get remasters, Frank Klepacki is back, and Petroglyph Games is involved. More info here.
  13. As the first voting phase for ModDB's Mod of the Year is approaching its end, here's most of the recent mod updates we've had from the community: The Second Tiberium War standalone TS mod will receive campaign missions, with the first GDI one having already been shown. It will also have a full Navy for both GDI and Nod, as well as improved urban and rural and props and tiles, including docks. GDI will also receive a Command Center structure. World Axletree, a YR mod, has a new GIF of a new support power in action, as well as new buildings. Combined Arms' developer has shown new Soviet units and changes, including the new Frogfoot. Red Alert History's next release will feature another set of new units and buildings that have been revealed recently, mostly all of them from RA2: The Allied Refinery & Ore Truck, The Soviet Refinery, The Soviet War Miner, The Soviet V3 Launcher, The Allied Prism Tank, The Soviet Tesla Tank, The Allied Grand Cannon and finally, the Soviet War Factory. Tiberian Sun Rising has released a new article showcasing Mutated Tiberium wildlife in the C&C3 engine, as well as Drop Pods and The Fist of Nod. C&C Generals: Frontlines' version 0.3 has been released. It notably includes a new unit for General Leang, the Skunk AFV. You can download it here. Mental Omega's Foehn faction will receive a new unit: The Orcinus. CnC Final War's version 1.0b is now live, which includes many new features, such as updated Empire Buildings, a robotic miner, new buildings for the Legion faction and much more. You can read the full developer blog here, which details all the changes. YR Red Resurrection patch 2.2.10 is now available, bringing with it some changes to the European faction as well as teasing future campaign missions. You can download the patch here and read the 2.2.10 release blog update here. Finally, you can read a retrospective blog post from OmegaBolt, detailing how the mod has evolved over the past 8 years and how it will evolve from here on, as well. One Vision has just released new details in a short blog post about its upcoming 0.92 update, which features mostly updates to some subfactions' unit upgrades, as well as showing recharge times for support powers. Tiberium Essence: In a surprise update that came seemingly out of nowhere, Carnius has just revealed yesterday that he will release the 2.0 Alpha version of Tiberium Essence sometime before Christmas Day, an update which will include The Forgotten as a new, fully-playable faction.
  14. hello, in genesis it states that cain had a son named enoch, his first born. given that a lot of cnc refrences are biblical was it a missed oppertunity of westwood/ea/ea pacific to include a character named enoch? could enoch have been the brotherhood's tactical ai instead of the names cabal or legion? could a character enoch have been nod's usurper like seth or marion? please give me your feed back, i'd love to hear your opinions thanks, also this post was directed for the tiberium series in general but i could find a good category so i decided to post it here, sorry if i slipped up
  15. Here's a set of new developments all throughout the community in the recent days: VG247 has revealed that Warren Spector, creator of Deus Ex, has worked on a first-person Command & Conquer RPG game that was cancelled by EA, adding that it would've taken a lot of inspiration from Deus Ex. No further information was given on this cancelled project. Deep Impact, a total conversion mod for Zero Hour, has been cancelled by its team, No Life Studios. The latest beta build of the mod was released "as-is" and can be downloaded here. The Second Tiberium War mod has been updated to version 2.0, which can now be downloaded. It replaces several units from its older versions and from Tiberian Sun, as well. Eternal Cronus, a new total conversion for Yuri's Revenge set in an alternate Red Alert future, has released its first in-game shots of structures from one of its new factions. A Generals-based total conversion mod for C&C3, aptly titled "Generals", has released in-game footage as well as in-game screenshots. CnC: Final War, a well-known Yuri's Revenge mod which has just recently been released, has new screenshots, showcasing the return of Soviet Service Depots, a new EuroCoal unit and the new Allied Navy, all of which will be a part of patch 1.0b. C&C Generals: Frontlines, a small mod for Zero Hour, has received an alpha release. Star Wars: Command & Conquer - Tiberium Empire, is a total conversion for C&C3 that was announced last month. Aside from having a long name, it brings about most of the well-known factions from the prequel and original Star Wars trilogy into C&C3, by altering the lore so that Tiberium makes its apperance in the Star Wars universe. Its sole developer, Quinn-G, is already showcasing progress on the mod. Project Tomahawk:Storm, a mod for classic C&C Generals rather than Zero Hour, has just been updated to version 1.1. You can also browse the mod's gallery for in-game screenshots of the latest version. Kane's Wrath Unofficial Big Bang patch 1.04, a Kane's Wrath mod, the Wolverine has just received a graphical upgrade and GDI will now have a Field Trooper Drop Pod support power. Madin, the developer of the C&C: Red Alert History mod for C&C3, has shown several new additions for Release 7 of his mod, with more on the way in the coming days. Shown so far are the Airforce Command, Harrier, Mirage Tank, Soviet Multi-Drone, Mammoth Tank and Ore Trucks. The Doom Desire total conversion mod for Yuri's Revenge has had 2 new structures revealed for its Essence Faction: The Aural Resonator and The Assembly Plant.
  16. Another quick overview of recent interesting events: Red Alert: A Path Beyond has been updated to version 3.3.0.0 recently, which not only sports a new interface and a usual array of bug and balance fixes, but also new units (MiG, Cruiser), new models for others, and MSAA support. The PC Gamer article on the beloved Mental Omega APYR mod is now finally readable internationally online. Check it out here. Gamasutra announced that Westwood Studios co-founder and proclaimed Godfather of RTS Louis Castle will be holding an hour-long(!) post-mortem presentation on the original Command & Conquer at the GDC next March.
  17. The Chronoshift is now officially open source! NOTE: Chronoshift is the new title for the RedAlert++ project. It has taken almost 10 long years of blood, sweat and tears to get us to this point, but it does not mean we are done just yet! A cleaner version of the codebase which we have been working on for the past couple of years has been pushed to the GitHub repo and we will be continuing to clean up and rewrite our currently private hosted code, and then continue all development of the project publicly on GitHub. As it stands at the moment, Chronoshift requires the original Red Alert 3.03 installation as it hooks our code into the binary and allows us to test with 1:1 accuracy. But as we develop the codebase we will be also writing the code in preparation for when we can build a fully stand-alone binary. You might be asking, "Why develop another Red Alert engine from scratch, if we already have FreeRA, FreeCNC, OpenRedAlert and OpenRA?" FreeRA, FreeCNC and OpenRedAlert are far from complete and appear to be abandoned, while OpenRA is focusing on reimagining the classic Westwood RTS titles with modern era twists such as features found later Command and Conquer titles or other RTS games. Our focus is on a classic recreation with great attention to detail on the core mechanics, more akin to OpenDUNE, hence the Chronoshift project. At this time, Chronoshift has to be built with a specific compiler due to the way it hooks into the original binary, but we are in the process of also setting up an automated build system that will allow you to download the required files without going through the build process, allowing a greater number of people to help us with testing. The Chronoshift project is hosted on GitHub under our group, (which also hosts the Thyme project: https://github.com/TheAssemblyArmada/Thyme) The Assembly Armada, which you can visit here https://github.com/TheAssemblyArmada You can visit Chronoshift on GitHub: https://github.com/TheAssemblyArmada/Chronoshift In the meantime... Join the official Discord server for Chronoshift! Join the Discord Server now!
  18. Exactly 23 years ago, on 26 September 1995, Westwood Studios shipped the first 200.000 copies of the iconic real-time strategy Command & Conquer. The history that followed has been recorded many times (and purged from inaccuracies even more times), but let's just say that there are very few other games from 1995 that are still played to this day. So what better way to celebrate that than a game night? Tonight at 21:00 CEST, we will host a game night in Command & Conquer Gold! You can read all the relevant information, rules and link to the installation/patching guide right here.
  19. Attention, all users of The Ultimate Collection on Origin! Bibber has uploaded version 1.20 of the fixed TUC launchers which should hopefully resolve the issue created by the most recent game updates on Origin. You can download them from his website, or here on CNCNZ.com. Make sure to follow our complete guide on properly installing and patching all games within this compilation!
  20. I've recently reminded to play Red Alert 2, one of my favorite oldy game. I have an iMac so I've known that it's not gonna be so simple. This is what I tried: PortingKit - didn't work Crossover - didn't work xQuartz - didn't work( I barely know to use it) PlayonMac - didn't work So I've done something 2 day's ago, and I started the game from it's Installation folder. I clicked on "gamemd.exe" and choose to start it with Wine. It worked!! But yesterday it didn't. I know Ive done something along with that wine trick but I can't remember what and I'm so angry about it... I tried: DDWRAPPER, C&C:GraphicsPatch, editing the RA2MD.INI file, the video section, putting everything to value "1". NOTHING! The game is starting but with a really nasty GRAPHIC PROBLEM. White tiles along with black one appear and when it enters the menu, a black or white tiles are FLASHING at the TOP and in the MIDDLE of the User Interface. Everything is flashing and if I start a new game, it tickles and flashing just like a broken bulb of light, idk. I will leave some pictures.Sorry for my bad english. System Specs: OS X El Capitan iMac (24-inch) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 800 MHz 8800 GS 512 MB I really wanna play this game so much. Thank you!
  21. It's time for another Throwback Thursday! Today, we feature the iconic GDI unit from the first Command & Conquer from 1995, the original Mammoth Tank. This tracked monstrosity had dual cannons with which it punched 120mm holes through any armour, while it countered infantry and aircraft with its twin missile launchers. It was as expensive and slow as it was massive and powerful, and was the only iteration of this vehicle that required a Repair Facility instead of a Tech Center equivalent to be built. In every Command & Conquer game that was released afterwards, except for the Pogo-exclusive browser games, the Mammoth Tank or a redesigned equivalent made an appearance. 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.
  22. This week's pick for Music Monday is Rain In The Night from the original Command & Conquer. Unusual for an RTS game, this is a very calming track, complete with sax tracks! A new track will be posted next Monday. And as always, don’t forget to share this on social media using the hashtags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday. Also be sure to follow our new C&C Radio feature on the main site for more C&C music!
  23. In today's Throwback Thursday, we remember the origins of yet another Command & Conquer icon - the Obelisk of Light. It's been present in every single Tiberium universe game, and has remained fundamentally the same since its first appearance. In the original Command & Conquer, it was Nod's advanced anti-surface defense structure and the counterpart to the GDI Advanced Guard Tower. Zapping everything in a wide range, the Obelisk of Light made sure no GDI scum came close to Nod bases, and making a powerful and satisfying sound when doing so. 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.
  24. It's now possible! Thanks to the lead programmer at http://www.goldeneyevault.com and to Nyerguds (the Creator of the revised 1.06c version of C&C95 found here: http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/cnc95upd/cc95p106/) it is now possible to add your Command & Conquer 1995 map to the four years newer Command & Conquer 1999 that was redone in 3D for the Nintendo 64. To start off I'll note that i was surprised to learn that the file formats for the INI are the exact same! And thanks to a tool that Nyerguds has made up for us we can easily convert the .bin maps to .map (which is what C&C64 uses instead of the bin). There's also an additional file for maps that a .IMG extension and is responsible for the 3D terrain effect seen on the C&C64 that you'll see in the images below. I'll also note that it's not essential to have the .IMG file to play your map you just won't have the 3D terrain effect. In fact, it's not even essential that you have the .map (bin) file either, so you can play maps that are clear of terrain other than trees/tiberium/buildings/units/triggers etc. I'm not an experienced tutorial writer, so bear with me! Also, before I start i want to say that almost all the Covert Operations missions are in the Command & Conquer '64 game/ROM, but are not playable unless you hex edit the ROM (which is easy to do, and I might actually show you how to do that here as well). For more information on the hidden secrets of the N64 game, read here: https://tcrf.net/Command_and_Conquer_(Nintendo_64) (written mostly by Nyerguds) To start off, you'll need these tools to do this awesome process: First the main tool called Universal N64 Compressor: http://www.goldeneyevault.com/viewfile.php?id=213 A Command & Conquer 64 ROM: (I'm using the US version) http://romhustler.net/rom/n64/command-conquer-1 Project 64 version 1.7 or above: (Right now I prefer 1.7) http://www.pj64-emu.com/downloads/project64/binaries/ Nyerguds's PC<->N64 map converter: http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/project_stuff/2013/CnC64MapConverter/release/ (Take the latest version; the one at the bottom) RTool 64: (this is v2.07. Some newer v3 betas are available in the same folder) http://n64.icequake.net/mirror/www.dextrose.com/files/n64/transfer_tools/bb-rt207.zip HxD Hex Editor: http://download.cnet.com/HxD-Hex-Editor/3000-2352_4-10891068.html The reason why I listed Project 64 was because It's the only emulator that comes with the working Glide64 video plugin which is the only plugin that runs C&C64 properly. You could download the 1964-ultrafast emulator that overclocks the emulator which makes C&C64 not lag at all except the only problem is is that the video plugin it uses doesn't quite run it as well everything is dimmed for some reason but you can try it out if you want. Also i couldn't get the Glide64 with that emulator or any other emulator. download 1964-ultrafast here: www.emulation64.com/files/info/944/1964-ultrafast.html/ Before we open the Universal De compressor we'll want to open Nyerguds's CnC64MapConverter so that we can convert your maps bin file to a .map file. When you open it, it should look like this: Now click 'load scan result' and select one of the included .nms files. You'll see there is one for desert and one for temperate. so click the correct one for the map you have. After hitting OK, you'll see some stuff on the list which you usually don't have to get involved with. The "default high byte" and "default low byte" are used to fill in cells that can't be converted. If you leave them empty, they'll automatically use the right bytes for 'clear terrain', so just leave them empty. (They're filled in on the image because that's an older version of the converter) Now you're ready to hit 'Convert bin to map' and select your bin file. It will then ask where you want to save your map... probably in the same place, so there you go, that's done! Now moving on to the decompressor program. One more thing we'l need to do before getting to the universal decompressor is to open and use RTool so extract that somewhere then open it and all you have to do is what's shown here in this picture: So yeah select your C&C64 rom and click change image format and you're done with that! That's required to make your rom editable. Now you'll want to extract Universal N64 Compressor somewhere, and have your C&C64 US ROM ready, preferably in an empty folder, so, yes, create a folder and put your C&C64 ROM in that folder first. You'll see why in a moment. Now open GEDecompressor.exe and you'll see where you can select a range of games, so select Command & Conquer of course: After that, just next to that, click 'Load/decompress game', go to the folder you created and select your C&C ROM. Now you'll see a loading bar as a bunch of files pour down the menu screen. Wait for it to finish. When it's done, do this: Scroll down until you reach the mission .ini files, and from there it's almost as simple as selecting the map file you want to replace with whichever map you want to insert there, except that there are size limits for each map, especially when dealing with the ini's. Luckily when you hit "Inject file into ROM", if the file you are trying to insert is bigger than the file you're replacing it with, it will warn you if you are replacing a file that is smaller than the one you're inserting. So if that comes up you're usually best to hit 'no' and find another file to replace that has enough room for the map you're inserting, otherwise part of your map will get cut off and you'll find that out ingame. Assuming you have a .ini and a .map to insert, once you have found slots to insert them in where there's no size problems, take note of which map filenames they were that you replaced. It's also important to note that the name of your map before you insert it doesn't matter, so your map that you are wanting to insert can be called anything like gdrhgsdfg.ini for example. The only filename you need to remember is the one you replaced. So let's say hypothetically you chose to replace scg15ea.ini with your ini and scb07ea.map with your map(bin) file (for future reference). Now click 'save ROM' and save it somewhere, preferable outside the folder which is now littered with extracted files. Now that your map is inserted we need to make it playable, so open the hex editor I linked you to (or any hex editor you may already have; should be similar enough) and open your N64 ROM that has the maps inserted. One thing you'll want to do is this: at the top, go to 'Search' and go down to 'Goto' and type in the address "20D4EA". It should bring you to a large list of map filenames seen here: (You can expand your view to 48 which is what i use to make it easier to see) So let's say your mission is a Nod mission, so let's use the slot that's for NodSpecOps1, so change 'SCB21EA' to 'SCB45EA' for example, since we know that filename is not used. If it's a GDI mission you have to change 'SCG30EA' to 'SCG45EA'. Note that the number 45 in your filename dictates the build level. so yes the build level option in your ini file is ignored in the N64C&C for some reason. so all filename numbers that are 15 and above are buildlevel max which is 15 (Construction yard vehicle buildable) It's also important to note that the G and the B in the map filenames dictates whether or not you have a Nod or GDI sidebar menu, with yellow or red units. The minimap also changes: it gives desert terrain for Nod and temperate terrain for GDI. So if you insert a Nod map and call it 'SCG20EA' You'll be playing as nod but with a GDI sidebar, with yellow icons for the buildings/units Anyway, moving on, we need to get to the next list of filenames so we can line up the maps we inserted with the SCG/B45EA names we chose, so now under search click 'Goto' again and go to this address: "461449" you'll see a different list of filenames now, and my maps I've inserted are 'scg15ea.ini' and 'scb07ea.map', so we need to find those and rename them to the map filename we chose above, which was 'SCG45EA' (or 'SCB45EA'). So in this case, it should look like this for mine: See how the slots where my maps were inserted are now changed to match our Special Ops slot and map name. Now all you have to do from your hex editor is save your ROM and load it up in Project64, go to the SpecOps slot you used and play it (or if you chose a mission map slot between 1-15 just go to that map and play). Oh, one last thing in Project 64! Go to settings and change your video plugin to this Glide64 like this: It runs the game almost perfectly, and all other video plugins seem to have problems. There were more details i wanted to get into, especially with what you can do with the hex editor, so i may edit this tutorial in the future. I hope I didn't miss anything and I hope i detailed everything well enough for people to follow. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me anytime if you happen to be confused about something. Cheers! Here are some Pictures of Custom levels Here's an example of a tiny map and what it looks like in the map editor vs in the game
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