Donate to CNCNZ.com

Thankfully, CNCNZ.com is alive and well, and we can keep the site running, despite Sonic’s departure. However, when the site was about to go offline a few days ago, many of our devoted followers offered their help.  As such, I’d like to mention that one way you can help is by donating to help cover our server costs.  Thankfully, the costs are fairly low, at about $210 per year.

Thankfully, these costs aren’t too high, but I do have to pay them out of pocket, and if you want to help, that would be great.

If you’d like to donate, visit our donate page. Oh, and don’t worry, this will be the only time I ask for money.  I’m mostly doing this because some of you offered.

Otherwise, you can support the site by joining us in our forums and helping to keep our community active. Thanks to everyone for their kind support, no matter how little.  Even stopping by for a post or two means a lot to us.

C&C Community News – Early June 2017

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We’ve fallen a bit behind on the news in the C&C community, so it’s time to catch up.

  • C&C Communications Center has relaunched on Sunday with a completely new look and a vast archive of data and images from Westwood’s RTS titles currently spanning from the venerable Dune II to Tiberian Sun and Firestorm. Much of the material you can see there hasn’t been seen publicly in many years, and some of it… ever!
  • Over the past week, the Twisted Insurrection team introduced new tracks for the upcoming version of the mod: Radioactivity (including some lyrics from Kraftwerk’s song of the same name), W.I.R.E.S., Tungsten Souls, and The Surveyors. The first three tracks were composed by Swirekster, while The Surveyors is by OmegaBolt.
  • OpenRA was updated to stable version 20170527, which fixes a few graphical issues and adds the “Fast” game speed.
  • The Generals 2 mod for Red Alert 3 is showing further progress with the new APA tank models and textures.
  • Red Alert: A Path Beyond was patched to version 3.1.1.0, introducing lots of balance changes, map tweaks, touched-up graphics for the Mammoth Tank, new Strela-2 model for the Grenadier and more.

CNCNZ.com Will Prevail

Sonic, the founder and lead webmaster of this site, has chosen to step down.  Rather than let the site disappear into the abyss, he has generously allowed me to maintain the website.  What does this mean?

I, Zee Hypnotist, have returned to CNCNZ.com.  Sort of.  I am here mostly in spirit and to ensure that CNCNZ stays alive in one way or another.  Plokite_Wolf and Nmenth will remain as the admins who actually keep the site running, while I support them in any way I can.

Rest assured, you do not need to worry about archiving everything just yet, we will ensure that CNCNZ remains online, though there may be a temporary period of disruption while we transfer everything to (yet another) server host.

And to Sonic, we, the community, thank you for your 19 years of keeping this site alive.  Should you ever wish to return, your legacy will always remain.

Long live CNCNZ!

All Good Things…. It's Time Say to Goodbye

After a lot of thought I’ve decided the time has come for CNCNZ.com to be retired. The Command & Conquer franchise appears to be dead and buried. EA are simply sitting on it, with no news of any plans for the future of the franchise. The bleak C&C future is not the only factor in my decision to close down the site. In past couple months many changes have taken place in my real life. These changes mean I can no longer devote time to keeping the site going. I’ve lost the passion and motivation to continue.

Other factors are the financial costs. We have to pay for hosting. This money comes from my own personal bank account. Living expenses have increased for me in last month or so and that means something has to go.

I have achieved many great things in my 19 years as the webmaster and founder of CNCNZ.com. When I started it all way back in 1997, I never imagined it lasting this long. I take pride that we managed to get to this point. I have made many friends and contacts over the years. Been rewarded with lots free merchandise, received trips to EA in Los Angeles. We have sent staff members to Westwood Studios in Las Vegas, others have been to Germany for C&C related events. Where ever C&C has been, CNCNZ.com has been there along side it.

I will be closing the hosting account in the next couple of days. I don’t know how the long the site will remain online for. So if there is anything you want to save now is the time.

Its been a great run, I’m sad that it is ending. CNCNZ.com is and always will be a part of me. I want to personally thank all the current and past staff members who have contributed over the many years we have been online.

As the saying goes. “All good things… must come to end”.

It has been an honor and privilege to server as webmaster of the this site but now its time to retire. Goodbye to you all. Goodbye to CNCNZ.com.

CNCNZ.com October 1997 – June 2017

CNCNZ.com Will Prevail

Sonic, the founder and lead webmaster of this site, has chosen to step down.  Rather than let the site disappear into the abyss, he has generously allowed me to maintain the website.  What does this mean?

I, Zee Hypnotist, have returned to CNCNZ.com.  Sort of.  I am here mostly in spirit and to ensure that CNCNZ stays alive in one way or another.  Plokite_Wolf and Nmenth will remain as the admins who actually keep the site running, while I support them in any way I can.

Rest assured, you do not need to worry about archiving everything just yet, we will ensure that CNCNZ remains online, though there may be a temporary period of disruption while we transfer everything to (yet another) server host.

And to Sonic, we, the community, thank you for your 19 years of keeping this site alive.  Should you ever wish to return, your legacy will always remain.

Long live CNCNZ!

CNCNZ.com Will Prevail

Sonic, the founder and lead webmaster of this site, has chosen to step down.  Rather than let the site disappear into the abyss, he has generously allowed me to maintain the website.  What does this mean?

I, Zee Hypnotist, have returned to CNCNZ.com.  Sort of.  I am here mostly in spirit and to ensure that CNCNZ stays alive in one way or another.  Plokite_Wolf and Nmenth will remain as the admins who actually keep the site running, while I support them in any way I can.

Rest assured, you do not need to worry about archiving everything just yet, we will ensure that CNCNZ remains online, though there may be a temporary period of disruption while we transfer everything to (yet another) server host.

And to Sonic, we, the community, thank you for your 19 years of keeping this site alive.  Should you ever wish to return, your legacy will always remain.

Long live CNCNZ!

C&C Music Monday – Tension

Our Music Monday feature is back again, this time with one of the lesser exposed tracks from Red Alert 2 – Tension, an upbeat electronic track from start to finish. 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.

C&C Music Monday – Tension

 

Our Music Monday feature is back again, this time with one of the lesser exposed tracks from Red Alert 2 – Tension, an upbeat electronic track from start to finish. 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.

NGWOL – New Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge Server

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Another Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge server alternative run by fans has emerged recently. NGWOL, much like XWIS, mimicks the old Westwood Online server and utilizes its lobby structure. Ladders for both games are available and functional, and the tool provided can have the games switch back and forth between NGWOL and XWIS. Information on signing up and connecting can be found on their website.

Throwback Thursday for 1st June

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In this week’s Throwback Thursday feature, we look back at the two units which the fans wanted to see in C&C 3: Tiberium Wars and were returned in the Kane’s Wrath expansion – the Steel Talons versions of the Titan and the Wolverine. Filling the same roles as in C&C: Tiberian Sun, these redesigned mechs were a worthy throwback to the Second Tiberium War, and were no weaker than their Third Tiberium War counterparts from any side. In fact, they got a few purchasable upgrades of their own – the railgun and adaptive armour for the Titan, and AP ammo for the Wolverine.

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.

Source: Command & Conquer News

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