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A new test build of OpenRA is out, with the full Dune 2000 Harkonnen campaign

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OpenRA [Official Site] is a fantastic game engine, which enables you to play Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Dune 2000 on Linux. The latest test release is rather nice too.

To be clear on something, the OpenRA game engine is open source under the GPL, however, the actual games of course aren't. Thankfully, they were released for free by EA a few years ago so OpenRA simply downloads the free releases.

This latest test release is a good one, here's some highlights:

  • The full Harkonnen campaign in D2K
  • Refinements and improvements to several campaign missions in Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn
  • A fix for the AI cheating when it uses superweapons and support powers
  • Several other changes that should improve the AI behaviour and performance
  • Further improvements to memory usage and performance
  • Many improvements to the lobby system for online play

We're big fans of it here, having run tournaments live on Twitch as we take each other and members of the community on and we can highly recommend it if you're a fan of strategy games. We don't mention the time Samsai rage-quit.

You can download OpenRA from here.

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razing32 2 January 2018 at 9:58 am UTC
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Great to see work coming along on the project.
Also , there is a cool mod for OpenRA coming out with all factions from C&C :
http://www.moddb.com/mods/cc-tiberian-sun-project-nemesis
stretch611 2 January 2018 at 1:49 pm UTC
QuoteTo be clear on something, the OpenRA game engine is open source under the GPL, however, the actual games of course aren't. Thankfully, they were released for free by EA a few years ago so OpenRA simply downloads the free releases.
Oh, I did not realize this... I thought you needed the original disks to play. Is that true for everything that OpenRA plays? Dune, Red Alert, and Tiberium Dawn?
razing32 2 January 2018 at 3:41 pm UTC
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stretch611
QuoteTo be clear on something, the OpenRA game engine is open source under the GPL, however, the actual games of course aren't. Thankfully, they were released for free by EA a few years ago so OpenRA simply downloads the free releases.
Oh, I did not realize this... I thought you needed the original disks to play. Is that true for everything that OpenRA plays? Dune, Red Alert, and Tiberium Dawn?

For Red Alert and C&C it gets most of the content via a download but you need the disks for the videos if i recall.
For Dune 2000 you need the disk even for the music.
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