C&C Rivals Soundtrack by Austin Wintory has been released

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The Command & Conquer: Rivals soundtrack, which was made by Austin Wintory and is distributed by Lakeshore Records, has just been released on December 7th.

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Tracklist:

  1. Rekindled Rivalry - 2:08
  2. The Spearpoint - 3:46
  3. Launch Codes - 3:12
  4. Deployment - 2:04
  5. Seas of Blood and Tiberium - 5:10

You can either listen to it for free, or download it at the following locations:

Community News – 10 December 2018

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As the first voting phase for ModDB's Mod of the Year is approaching its end, here's most of the recent mod updates we've had from the community:

Redwood Studios Mocks Lootbox Controversy In C&C Rivals APK

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What you see in the screenshot above is the assets\published\layouts\layouts.sb file from the Command & Conquer: Rivals APK file (APK is the standard application package format for Android, for those who don't know). You're more than welcome to look at that file if you don't believe what we're about to unveil. "Hidden" between part-encrypted and part-plaintext data are some strings. Strings that read "Get ready for the biggest sense of pride and accomplishment yet! Lootbox with your friends! Lootbox with your friends' lootboxes! Lootboxes everywhere!!". This is a direct mockery of the public reaction to EA's lootbox-favouring practices, and a direct reference to the infamous "sense of pride and accomplishment" statement from the most downvoted Reddit post in history, made of course by a DICE developer late last year. I am afraid that I must say that I've received private messages with reports about this as early as the first pre-alpha release from 9 June 2018. It's really sad how AAA publishers see their consumers, and how they act like they can do anything without consequence.

Command & Conquer: Rivals Is Out

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In areas where it's past midnight (including most of Europe at the time of posting), Command & Conquer: Rivals is out on Android and iOS. For what it's worth.

W3D Hub Hosts C&C Remastered Celebration Events

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Our friends over at W3D Hub have decided to celebrate the recent announcement of classic C&C remasters with a series of events this week. Finish among the top 3 players with the best screenshot in Interim Apex on the 7th, Red Alert: A Path Beyond on the 8th, or Expansive Civilian Warfare (ECW) on the 9th of December to win not only a copy of C&C: The Ultimate Collection on Origin, but also one of the six awesome poster designs of your choosing (first come, first served) by @CCHyper. More information can be found in this post on their forums.

Nmenth’s Research Lab: Nukes

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It is the first Monday of December, so it is time for another article from Nmenth's Research Lab. This month, we will examine the Nukes in Command & Conquer and see how they compare with real nuclear technology. This article marks the end of this format of Nmenth's Research Lab, which has now run for twelve months. Unfortunately, there are a finite number of concepts that can be considered throughout the series. That said, there are still many of some interest that were not covered, primarily due to insufficient material to stretch out into a full article. So when Nmenth's Research Lab returns in 2019 on the 7th of January, it will cover a range of lesser technologies instead of just one.

DBolical’s Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year 2018 Awards Started

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Everyone who follows mods remotely regularly knows that December means one thing - DBolical's annual Mod of the Year and Indie of the Year awards! 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, at which time the Top 100 mods and Top 100 indies will be unveiled, which will have their own voting process afterwards. 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. To reminisce 2018 in modding and indies, DBolical has prepared Year in Review articles on ModDB and IndieDB. Also, voters are eligible to win some games! So get voting, help your favourite C&C mod/standalone game get to the top, and you might just go home with an extra game!

GenTool Version 7.5 Available

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GenTool, xezon's extension for Generals and Zero Hour, has finally received a new update, 7.5 to be exact. Here's what's new: New Features 7.5
  • Enabled reveal of random colors and start positions with Random Balance
  • Enabled extra camera height in singleplayer missions
  • Enabled low camera pitch values in singleplayer missions
  • CNC Online: Added 2v2 ladder scoreboard and points preview
  • Added menu display option to disable ticker/event/ladder displays
  • Added support for chain loading other d3d8 files (d3d8x.dll, -proxy custom.dll)
  • Added MDS checks for detecting maphack with buildings during replay playback
  • Added support for custom camera heights in mods and custom maps (singleplayer, online)
Fixes/Improvements 7.5
  • Disabled GenTool initialization in WorldBuilder
  • Changed scroll speed value steps in GenTool menu
  • Changed the ini file validation to accept the modification of a variety of UI related files
  • Improved the screenshot feature to allow taking images without limitations (F11 button)
  • Improved Anti Cheat
  • Improved MDS performance
  • Improved internal memory management and performance
  • Fixed a bug that caused wrong ticker event times for American time zones (UTC-x)
  • Fixed potential crashes
  • Refactored major parts of code
You can get it from the official GenTool website, or here from CNCNZ.com.

BREAKING: C&C 1 and Red Alert 1 First to Get Remasters, Klepacki is Back!

This video alone will tell the story. C&C 1 and Red Alert 1 are the first to get remasters, Frank Klepacki is back, and Petroglyph Games is involved. More info here.

Community News – 14 November 2018

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Here's a set of new developments all throughout the community in the recent days:
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