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Throwback Thursday for 2nd July

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Here we go with Throwback Thursday for this week. Most of us don't like ants, but in the case of Counterstrike in 1997, the first add-on for Red Alert from 1996, they were a secret campaign. Similar in style to the hidden dinosaur fun park missions in Command & Conquer. It Came From Red Alert was a bit more detailed. Once Counterstrike is installed with Red Alert the secret ant missions were accessed by holding down the Shift key and left clicking on the speaker graphic in the main menu of the game. The four mission campaign sees you as the Allied Commander fighting off hordes of giant ants. Eventually eliminating the Queen Ant. After the dinosaurs in Command & Conquer and the ants in Red Alert, Westwood abandoned any form of secret stuff like this in future games.


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I just played this last weekend, it is one of the last few missions I never played back in the day.


It took a while finding a patch that would work with Windows 10. I recommend everyone to use this RA1 installer: http://funkyfr3sh.cncnet.org/ forum thread: http://cnc-comm.com/community/index.php?topic=1918.0


I couldn't find it linked from cncnz's command & patch, so it took a while to find it.

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