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OpenRA has been updated with more Dune 2000 missions and plenty more

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OpenRA [Official Site], the fantastic open source game engine to run games like Red Alert, Command & Conquer and Dune 2000 has a new release today.

The biggest change is that you no longer run OpenRA directly to then see a "mod chooser" to pick your game, instead there's a launcher for each game. They've done this to support multiple installs of OpenRA and to improve modding support with their SDK, since OpenRA can be used to make entire games.

They also have a new addition to the UI, a bottom bar with frequently used commands:

More highlights:

  • Automatic discovery of LAN games in the Multiplayer browser.
  • Nine more campaign missions for D2K, which is now half way complete!
  • New search and filtering options in the Map editor.
  • Installing missing maps from the Replay browser.
  • Improvements to the Global Chat UI.
  • Significant performance and memory improvements relating to music playback.
  • Community-driven balance improvements to Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn.

You can read the announcement here. They already have a download up for Debian/Ubuntu for this new version, haven't checked the others myself.

Absolutely love this project, since I'm a huge fan of the early Westwood strategy games. We've had a blast in the past doing Linux gaming tournaments using OpenRA, like the time Samsai rage quit after getting annihilated.

9 Likes, Who?
Samsai 14 October 2017 at 8:03 pm UTC
QuoteAbsolutely love this project, since I'm a huge fan of the early Westwood strategy games. We've had a blast in the past doing Linux gaming tournaments using OpenRA, like the time Samsai rage quit after getting annihilated.
I am not mad you brought this up again. I am just disappointed.
liamdawe 14 October 2017 at 8:08 pm UTC
Get good scrub.
coolbober 14 October 2017 at 9:16 pm UTC
I played so many hours in Dune 2000... OpenRa is one of the best projects. Thanks!
Fenix2412 15 October 2017 at 9:45 am UTC
Samsai
QuoteAbsolutely love this project, since I'm a huge fan of the early Westwood strategy games. We've had a blast in the past doing Linux gaming tournaments using OpenRA, like the time Samsai rage quit after getting annihilated.
I am not mad you brought this up again. I am just disappointed.
Disappointed? I love when he brings that up :>
Guy Fawkes 15 October 2017 at 10:30 am UTC
Samsai
QuoteAbsolutely love this project, since I'm a huge fan of the early Westwood strategy games. We've had a blast in the past doing Linux gaming tournaments using OpenRA, like the time Samsai rage quit after getting annihilated.
I am not mad you brought this up again. I am just disappointed.

It was heroic to take Brütal Legend that much, really. Last fridays livestream was another Samsai classic.
Kunamashina 15 October 2017 at 10:41 am UTC
No OpenSUSE rpm available with the latest build ... pitty
pete910 15 October 2017 at 12:22 pm UTC
KunamashinaNo OpenSUSE rpm available with the latest build ... pitty

However, Antergos has
DMJC 15 October 2017 at 8:19 pm UTC
I can't wait for the Dune2K campaign to be fully implemented I hope they add support for the cutscenes though, the formats are all known. Mplayer has an implementation and the format is well documented.


Last edited by DMJC at 15 October 2017 at 8:20 pm UTC
Milanium 8 November 2017 at 9:25 am UTC
KunamashinaNo OpenSUSE rpm available with the latest build ... pitty
It is now available on the Open Build Service.

Sorry for the delay. The new ModSDK created some technical challenges.
Kunamashina 9 November 2017 at 3:49 am UTC
Milanium
KunamashinaNo OpenSUSE rpm available with the latest build ... pitty
It is now available on the Open Build Service.

Sorry for the delay. The new ModSDK created some technical challenges.

Thank you so much
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