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OpenRA for classic RTS gaming version 20231010 is out now

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Turns out my RSS reader broke and so I missed a bunch of great stuff recently, like a brand new stable public release of the excellent OpenRA game engine for classic RTS games like Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000.

With a bunch of testing releases behind them, the crew of OpenRA launched Release 20231010. This is quite a big one with a rather large changelog full of goodies including

  • Four newly supported Red Alert missions.
  • Two newly supported Command & Conquer Covert Operations missions.
  • Added support for assets installation from GOG and Steam (including Flatpak Steam).
  • Added a player vote-kick system ingame.
  • Red Alert: Added player names next to the super weapon timers.
  • Dune 2000: Added smoke effects to damaged vehicles.
  • Added an option to prefer the dedicated GPUs on Linux laptops when starting via the .desktop menu entry.
  • A number of additions for modders and people using OpenRA for original games. Like an option for units to target themselves.
  • More work towards supporting C&C: Remastered.
  • Lots and lots of bug fixes.

Love to see OpenRA continue to flourish. Be sure to also check out D.O.R.F. Real-Time Strategic Conflict that's being made with OpenRA.

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5 comments

harre Oct 17, 2023
Nice to know it still getting improved. I'm looking forward to try it out with the remastered assets.

And can't wait until they get Tiberian sun missions in
Liam Dawe Oct 18, 2023
Quoting: harreAnd can't wait until they get Tiberian sun missions in
Yeah that I am particularly excited to finally see realized.
Lachu Oct 18, 2023
Why option to use dedicated GPU are added? Games like that should not need many GPU power, is not?
whizse Oct 18, 2023
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Quoting: LachuWhy option to use dedicated GPU are added? Games like that should not need many GPU power, is not?
It's just a simple one-liner added to the .desktop file, so why not?
Milanium Oct 21, 2023
Quoting: LachuWhy option to use dedicated GPU are added? Games like that should not need many GPU power, is not?

It is a modern RTS game disguised in the graphical assets of the original games. FAQ: This is not true to the original!
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