GAMES: Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour – Tao’s Structures

zerohour

 

zh_tao

General Tsin Shi Tao is notorious for upgrading standard Chinese units with nuclear-based weapons. Not only that, but he is also able to stabilize the isotopes used in the Nuclear Tanks upgrade to spare his own forces. Even his aircraft can fire tactical nuclear shells.

 

 

Structures

gen_chinacenterCommand Center
Cost:
$2000 | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: none
The Command Center is the heart of any Chinese base. It produces Construction Dozers required to build structures and can provide Chinese players with radar display through an upgrade, provided the base’s power isn’t low.

Upgrades:

gen_radarupgrade

Radar Upgrade
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: none

Erects a radar dish on top of the Command Center, providing the owner with a radar display, provided the base’s power isn’t low.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

zh_advancednuclearreactorAdvanced Nuclear Reactor
Cost:
$1200 | Power: +18 | Prerequisites: none
The Advanced Nuclear Reactor is a strong, but at the same time a dangerous source of power, built in order to keep production efficient, base defences online and radar display up. It should be built at a safe distance away from other structures, as when it is destroyed, it explodes violently and leaves a radioactive residue. Tao’s Advanced Nuclear Reactors have a higher power output in regular and overcharged operational modes.

Abilities:

gen_overcharge

Overcharge
Cost: free | Cooldown: instant | Prerequisites: none

Strains the selected Advanced Nuclear Reactor to provide 27 units of power instead of the usual 18, but at the cost of continuously damaging the structure.

Upgrades:

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_chinasupplycenterSupply Center
Cost:
$1500 | Power: -1 | Prerequisites: Advanced Nuclear Reactor
The Supply Center is a drop-off point for supplies, which generate income. Each Chinese Supply Center comes with a free Supply Truck, and is able to construct more.

 

Upgrades:

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_chinabarracksBarracks
Cost:
$500 | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: none
All Tao’s infantry are trained at the Barracks. The building also serves as a medical bay for healing wounded infantry units.

 

Upgrades:

gen_capturebuilding

Capture Building
Cost:
$1000 | Prerequisites: none

Enables the Red Guard to capture buildings.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_chinawarfactoryWar Factory
Cost:
$2000 | Power: -1 | Prerequisites: Supply Center
Tao’s vehicles are constructed at the War Factory. Damaged vehicles can return to the War Factory for repairs.

 

Upgrades:

gen_chainguns

Chain Guns
Cost:
$1500 | Prerequisites: none

Increases the attack damage and attack speed of Gattling weapons by 25%.

gen_blacknapalm

Black Napalm
Cost:
$2000 | Prerequisites: none

Increases the attack damage of napalm weaponry by 20% and increases the firing speed and duration of the MiG’s firestorm attack.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_chinaairfieldAir Field
Cost:
$1000 | Power: -1 | Prerequisites: Supply Center
Tao’s aircraft are constructed at the Air Field. The Air Field has four hangars for housing, repairing, and rearming Tactical Nuke MiG planes.

 

Upgrades:

gen_migarmor

MiG Armour
Cost:
$1000 | Prerequisites: none

Increases the Tactical Nuke MiG’s armour by 25%.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_propagandacenterPropaganda Center
Cost:
$2000 | Power: -2 | Prerequisites: War Factory
The Propaganda Center sends out inspiring messages and upgrades to the Chinese troops, making them fight better in the battlefield.
Note: Although a speaker tower is placed on the Propaganda Center, it is merely decoration.

Upgrades:

gen_subliminalmessaging

Subliminal Messaging
Cost:
$500 | Prerequisites: none

Increases the efficiency of Speaker Towers and Propaganda Tower add-ons for Overlord Tanks and Helices by 25%.

gen_nationalism

Nationalism
Cost:
$2000 | Prerequisites: none

Increases the efficiency of the horde bonus for the Red Guard, Tank Hunters, and Battlemaster Tanks by 25%.

zh_isotopestability

Isotope Stability
Cost:
$2000 | Prerequisites: none

Prevents Tao’s Battlemaster and Overlord Tanks, which come upgraded with Nuclear Tanks, from harming friendly units after exploding.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

zh_internetcenterInternet Center
Cost:
$2500 | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: War Factory
The Internet Center has 8 slots for garrisoning Hackers, who can then hack the Internet for cash bonuses at a faster rate than usual, and enables the use of satellite hacking to uncover enemy positions.
Note: Only one Internet Center can be built at a time per player.

Abilities:

zh_satellitehacklevel1

Satellite Hack 1
Cost:
free | Cooldown: 4:00 | Prerequisites: Upgrade at Internet Center

Permanently reveals the positions of all Command Centers currently found on the map.

zh_satellitehacklevel2

Satellite Hack 2
Cost:
free | Cooldown: 4:00 | Prerequisites: Upgrade at Internet Center

Permanently reveals the positions of all Command Centers currently on the map. It also reveals all buildings and units currently found on the map for 25 seconds.

Upgrades:

zh_satellitehacklevel1

Satellite Hack 1
Cost:
$1000 | Prerequisites: none

Enables the usage of the Satellite Hack support power.

zh_satellitehacklevel2

Satellite Hack 2
Cost:
$2500 | Prerequisites: Satellite Hack 1

Expands the Satellite Hack support power.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

Support structures

gen_bunkerBunker
Cost:
$500 | Power: 0 | Prerequisites: Barracks
The Bunker can garrison up to 5 infantry units to guard the area. It protects infantry from outside attacks, even flame and toxin weaponry which usually quickly clears garrisoned structures.

Abilities:

gen_evacuate

Evacuate
Cost: free | Cooldown: instant | Prerequisites: none

Orders all infantry units from within the Bunker to leave the building.

Upgrades:

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_gattlingcannonGattling Cannon
Cost:
$1200 | Power: -3 | Prerequisites: Advanced Nuclear Reactor
The Gattling Cannon rapidly fires its weapon, making it ideal for defending against enemy infantry and aircraft. A unique feature of Gattling weapons is that the longer they fire, the faster the barrels spin and the more damage the weapons cause, having three firing “speeds”. Because of this, Gattling Cannons are most useful in prolonged firefights. It deactivates if the base’s power is low.

Upgrades:

gen_chainguns

Chain Guns
Cost:
$1500 | Researched at: War Factory

Increases the attack damage and attack speed of Gattling weapons by 25%.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

gen_speakertowerSpeaker Tower
Cost:
$500 | Power: -1 | Prerequisites: Propaganda Center
The Speaker Tower increases the firing speed of nearby friendly units and slowly heals/repairs them. It deactivates if the base’s power is low.

 

Upgrades:

gen_subliminalmessaging

Subliminal Messaging
Cost:
$500 | Researched at: Propaganda Center

Increases the efficiency of Speaker Towers and Propaganda Tower add-ons for Overlord Tanks and Helices by 25%.

 

gen_nuclearmissilesiloNuclear Missile Silo
Cost:
$4500 | Power: -10 | Prerequisites: Propaganda Center
Prepares and launches a devastating nuclear missile. It also researches uranium-based upgrades for Chinese tanks. When it is destroyed, it explodes violently and leaves a radioactive residue. Like with other superweapons, when the Nuclear Missile Silo is built, all players are notified and the shroud above the device is removed, with a timer visible to all players.
Note: Multiple Nuclear Missile Silos can be built at a time.

Support powers:

gen_nuclearmissile

Nuclear Missile
Cost:
free | Cooldown: 6:00 | Prerequisites: none

Launches a devastating nuclear missile at the selected location.

Upgrades:

gen_nucleartanks

Nuclear Tanks
Cost:
$2500 | Prerequisites: none

Refits Battlemaster and Overlord Tanks with a nuclear reactor, which increases their movement speed by 25%, but causes these vehicles to explode violently and leave a radioactive residue when destroyed.

zh_neutronshells

Neutron Shells
Cost:
$2500 | Prerequisites: none

Adds neutron shells as an alternate warhead type to Nuke Cannons.

gen_landmines

Land Mines
Cost: $600 | Prerequisites: none

Deploys land mines around this structure, which damage any enemy ground unit passing through the minefield.

zh_landmines

Neutron Mines
Cost: $500 | Prerequisites: Neutron Mines

Changes the standard land mines already planted around this structure into neutron mines, which kill infantry and any vehicle passengers, including vehicle drivers.

 

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