Throwback Thursday for 14th December

Throwback Thursday for 14th December

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This week in our Throwback Thursday feature, we feature the chopper with a license to chill – the Allied Cryocopter from Red Alert 3. True to the game’s unorthodox unit design, the Cryocopter lacked conventional weapons, but was equipped with an emitter that could either freeze targets so they were immobilized and easier to destroy, or fire the S.H.R.I.N.K. beam which, as the name implied, shrunk target units to a size susceptible to crushing (and caused their voiceovers to sound as if the pilots inhaled helium).

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don’t forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you’ve missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.

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Ares 1.0 to be implemented in Mental Omega 3.3.3

Ares 1.0 to be implemented in Mental Omega 3.3.3

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Today, it has been announced that Mental Omega APYR, the largest and most popular Yuri’s Revenge mod, will implement Ares version 1.0 upon release as of patch 3.3.3. This will, among else, mean that Mental Omega will finally have proper support for saving and loading games, same as all other Yuri’s Revenge mods that will use this version of Ares. It is still being developed, and AlexB is distributing preliminary builds to testers (which are not to be used in published mods), while the ETA for Ares 1.0 and Mental Omega 3.3.3 is still unknown.

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DBolical’s Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2017 Awards – Top 100

DBolical's Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2017 Awards - Top 100

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It’s 11 December, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that it’s time for the Top 100 lists in ModDB’s Mod of the Year 2017 and IndieDB’s Indie of the Year 2017 awards! Here, the voting process for the mods which will reach the top 10 is even simpler – go to the main pages for the Top 100 mods and Top 100 indies, open the category you wish and click the big Vote button next to the mods you wish to support. As is tradition, Command & Conquer has numerous projects listed, which just goes to show how dedicated our community still is.

In the Mod of the Year 2017, the following released mods have reached the Top 100:

In the Mod of the Year 2017, the following upcoming mods have reached the Top 100:

In the Indie of the Year 2017, the following released indies have reached the Top 100:

In the Indie of the Year 2017, the following upcoming indies have reached the Top 100:

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C&C Music Monday – Rain In The Night

C&C Music Monday - Rain In The Night

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This week’s pick for Music Monday is Rain In The Night from the original Command & Conquer. Unusual for an RTS game, this is a very calming track, complete with sax tracks! A new track will be posted next Monday. And as always, don’t forget to share this on social media using the hashtags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday. Also be sure to follow our new C&C Radio feature on the main site for more C&C music!

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Throwback Thursday for 7th December

Throwback Thursday for 7th December

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This week in our Throwback Thursday feature, we continue our Ladies of C&C subseries – this time with Commander Zhana Agonskaya, who was played by Vanessa Branch. Zhana was the Soviet Air Force general in the singleplayer campaign and one of the skirmish/multiplayer AI personalities. As such, she preferes to send aircraft instead of ground and sea units in battle. While casual in tone like the other Soviet commanders, she treated her adversaries with a minimum of respect.

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don’t forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you’ve missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.

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C&C Community News – 4 December 2017

C&C Community News - 4 December 2017

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Sometimes, the community just surges and there are many things to cover at once. This is definitely a good thing, meaning there are still people who find C&C games interesting as they are and/or as modding platforms. So here’s a roundup of recent community news:

  • The 1.16 version of Dawn of the Tiberium Age has arrived, and has already received a day-one update to version 1.1662, bringing new units, a new singleplayer mission, two co-op missions, new multiplayer maps, multiplayer auto-saves every 2 minutes, and so much more.
  • The team behind the Tiberian Sun Rising mod for Tiberium Wars has broken their silence that lasted since January, posting three new screenshots.
  • Our friends at the German C&C Saga are continuing with their series of interviews with mod developers, this time with W3D Hub considering their long-standing standalone game Red Alert: A Path Beyond. Read it here – it’s available in German and English.
  • In more “domestic” news, we are now using the space that used to be reserved for conventional ads to advertise projects from within the C&C community (and nothing else, so you won’t see any funny stuff!), and have created a poll for our next game night.

Upcoming tournaments:

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C&C Music Monday – Red Alert 2 Credits Theme

C&C Music Monday - Red Alert 2 Credits Theme

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This week’s pick for Music Monday is another credits theme, this time from Red Alert 2. A seemingly looped composition, this track is quite a good pick for testing out the bass on your speakers or headphones. A new track will be posted next Monday. And as always, don’t forget to share this on social media using the hashtags #CnCMusicMonday and #MusicMonday. Also be sure to follow our new C&C Radio feature on the main site for more C&C music!

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DBolical’s Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2017 Awards Started

DBolical's Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2017 Awards Started

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As has been tradition for many years, DBolical’s sites ModDB and IndieDB have begun the public voting for the 2017 Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year. Modders and indie developers take pride in these titles, and it is one hell of a recognition for the most successful projects out there. The voting process is easy – simply go to the ModDB/IndieDB profile of the project you want to vote for, click on Vote Now, and you’re done! You have until 11 December to do so, by which time the Top 100 mods and Top 100 indies will be unveiled, which will have their own voting process. On the 22nd, the Editors’ Choice will be published, followed by the Players’ Choice for unreleased projects on the 27th, and on the 29th, we’ll know the Players’ Choice for released projects. Get voting, and help your favourite C&C mod/standalone game get to the top!

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Throwback Thursday for 30th November

Throwback Thursday for 30th November

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In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we feature easily the most-used unit that is specific to Kane’s Wrath – the Scrin Mechapede, a rather creatively designed customizable late-game unit. Although it starts with a head and a single secondary segment, this mechanized “vehicle” can be upgraded with up to 8 additional segments that can have different weapons that are effective against different enemy types. Its main weakness is the fact that it can not function without the head – destroy it and you take the entire unit down.

Remember, you can click on the preview to see a larger and more detailed image. Don’t forget to check out the Throwback Thursdays archives if you’ve missed a week. Check back again next Thursday for another Throwback. Send in your ideas for future instalments. We also encourage you to share this on social media using the hash tags #ThrowbackThursday, #CnCTBT and #CNCNZTBT.

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CNCNZ.com Game Night #2

CNCNZ.com Game Night #2

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It’s time for another CNCNZ.com game night! The intent is to make a multiplayer event for our forum members and followers, one where we’d just have fun with a chosen game or mod, without worrying of getting destroyed from higher-skilled players if we didn’t want it so. So here’s our chance of chilling out and playing C&C together.

We will be playing Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge via CnCNet on Friday, 1 December 2017 at 19:00 GMT. Information, rules, and links to guides to set up your game are in this thread. Be sure to prepare your game before the event!

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