OpenRA - Open Source CnC and Red Alert

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Dario ff, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 19, 2008
    Recently, an Alpha test has been released for the open source Command & Conquer & Red Alert clone OpenRA! It works on Windows, OS X, and Linux!

    Red Alert and CnC have been free for a while, so they use the same assets. Though you need to copy the music from your CD or download the files from their forum, ready to use on OpenRA.

    It supports most resolutions, though it doesn't really scale that well. You see much more gameplay area, but the units and the GUI looks awfully small on big resolutions...

    It's quite neat that they have their own lobby server, so you can find other matches online! Don't expect too much though, I was only able to find one once.

    Still, I have a question, what's the copyright status of games like these? I mean, they're freely taking the assets and putting them in their own clones. Even if the game is free, isn't that still a problem? Or I guess it's just if the copyright holder cares.

    Anyway, give it a try and get out some nostalgia warmy feeling when hearing that robotic voice. :P
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Looks really great. Will try it out when I have some more time. Especially the C&C1 stuff is interesting to me. :)
  3. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I'd love to use that, given some more time in the oven. An updated engine, more options for modders and support for higher screen resolutions and new operating systems are never a bad thing.
  4. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 26, 2010
    but only MP, and no plans for SP

    looks promising mind, certainly one to keen your eyes on