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C&C Music Monday – Move It

C&C Music Monday - Move It

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This week’s pick for Music Monday is one of the fan-favourite tracks from Renegade – Move It. A short but sweet track that pumps up the adrenaline while playing, particularly in the singleplayer mission it appears in. 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 16th November

Throwback Thursday for 16th November

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In today’s Throwback Thursday, we feature the unit with possibly the biggest drawback in a C&C game – General Townes’ Laser Tank from Generals: Zero Hour. This modification of the standard Crusader Tank was armed with a more powerful laser cannon, but not only did each Laser Tank drain 1 unit of power, they would all completely deactivate once the power of their owner’s base went down, much like Robot Tanks from Yuri’s Revenge. Considering this is Townes’ only front line vehicle apart from the ever-present Humvee, players seem to be discouraged from massing Laser Tanks. The unofficial 1.06 patch prevents them from shutting down in low power situations, but retains their power requirement.

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 Music Monday – Twin Cannon Remix

C&C Music Monday - Twin Cannon Remix

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The pick for this week’s installment of Music Monday is the Counterstrike/Sole Survivor remix of Twin Cannon. It is a less ambiental and noticably heavier version of the track that is quite popular among the fans of the original Red Alert. 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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Updates for OS HVA Builder and OS Voxel Viewer

Updates for OS HVA Builder and OS Voxel Viewer

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New versions of Open Source HVA Builder (v2.14) and Open Source Voxel Viewer (v1.83) have been released over at Project Perfect Mod. They feature an updated version of the Voxel Engine, fixes for 360° rotation, the ability to cap the HVA Builder’s rendering speed to 60 FPS (which is on by default), the ability to change between games and palettes, fix for the View Transform option, and restoration of HVA Builder options from v2.11 and v2.12 that were missing in v2.13. Click here for more information and download links.

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Kane’s Wrath Decade Tournament

Kane's Wrath Decade Tournament

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The Kane’s Wrath section of GameReplays.org has announced the Decade Tournament which is supposed to occur early next year for the 10th anniversary of the release of C&C 3: Kane’s Wrath. They are calling all experts to prepare, as the prize pool is currently set to be $2000, with plans to increase it to a whopping $5000 by donations, which would make it the largest prize pool for a Command & Conquer tournament since the EA-sponsored Ladder Season 3 from 2009!

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Is A New C&C Game In Development?

Is A New C&C Game In Development?

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Greg Black, the former lead balance and multiplayer designer for C&C 3 and Red Alert 3, has returned to Electronic Arts. What does this mean? Some are asking the question: Is a new C&C game in development?

While there is no way to know, Greg Black is one of the most experienced developers within the Real-Time Strategy genre.  Even after leaving EA (and C&C) after Red Alert 3, Greg Black continued to work on RTS games, most recently Blizzard’s StarCraft II expansions. One might believe he wouldn’t leave a lucrative job at Blizzard without a good reason. Maybe that reason is a new Command & Conquer game.

Greg himself seems interested in calling attention to his new job, as hinted at on his own Twitter feed, with the message:
“Survived my first day back at @EA
It’s a weird feeling being back after all this time. Can’t wait to show you all what I’m working on.”

What do you think it means? Feel free to discuss, debate, fight, kick, and scream your comments below. Please note that this is complete and utter speculation, and we do not want you to take any suggestion of a new C&C game as fact until an official announcement is made by EA.

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C&C Community News – Early November 2017

C&C Community News - Early November 2017

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Here’s a quick run-down of recent news from the C&C community:

  • A new graphics renderer for 2D C&C titles (plus Dune 2000), called DDrawCompat, has been released, and is intended to boost the performance of these games compared to the alternatives and remove the Alt-Tab issue on Windows 8.x and 10, as well as slowdowns in larger battles. Be sure to check out the latest experimental release. Kudos to @FunkyFr3sh for linking this!
  • The team behind the Red Alter mod for C&C 3: Tiberium Wars released another source pack, including defense structures and some older unit designs.
  • The Reborn mod for C&C Generals: Zero Hour has resumed production, and new Chinese generals have been displayed.
  • The Red Alert 3 version of the Generals 2 mod has been updated to version 1.65, featuring navies and new unit models.

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C&C Music Monday – Red Alert 3 Credits Theme

C&C Music Monday - Red Alert 3 Credits Theme

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The pick for this week’s installment of Music Monday is the credits theme from Red Alert 3 by Timothy Michael Wynn, an apt-sounding blend of traditional music and heavy guitar riffs. 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 2nd November

Throwback Thursday for 2nd November

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In today’s Throwback Thursday, we feature one of the prime examples of the gameplay direction EALA wanted for Kane’s Wrath as an expansion pack, much like Zero Hour before it. The Zone Raider, described by Greg Kasavin as “the Zone Trooper’s mean older sister”, was a ZOCOM-specific heavy infantry unit that had all the strengths of the Zone Trooper “original”, with the added bonus of dealing grenade-type damage with her sonic cannon, and having shoulder-mounted anti-air missile fins… and prettier but starkly slimmer armour. In multiplayer, Zone Raiders are a favourite addition to Hammerheads among competitive players.

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 Music Monday – Act on Instinct [Trevor Morris Remix]

C&C Music Monday - Act on Instinct [Trevor Morris Remix]

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For this Music Monday, we bring you one of the few exclusive Kane’s Wrath tracks – Trevor Morris’ remix of Act on Instinct. Played during credits and (in a shortened version) after a match, this is a more electronic-sounding version of the 1995 classic. 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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