CNCNZ.com 20th Year Anniversary Announcement

CNCNZ.com 20th Year Anniversary Announcement

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This October 27th is the 20-year anniversary for CNCNZ.com! As we progress through the month of October, we will be hosting a series of features and events. On October 1st, we’ll be releasing C&C Radio, our online streaming service where you can listen to music from the C&C series and commentary from our staff. On Fridays, we’ll be hosting game nights, from the classics to popular mods and using CnCNet and C&C:Online where applicable. Other features will be released or updated, so check out CNCNZ this month to see what we have in store!

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Throwback Thursday for 28th September

Throwback Thursday for 28th September

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Today’s Throwback Thursday goes back to C&C’s very own time lord – the Chrono Legionnaire from Red Alert 2. This tier 3 infantry unit could completely disable an enemy unit or structure until it is completely phased out of time. However, its teleportation device (Chronosphere technology adapted to be non-lethal to humans) had a major drawback – the longer the distance a Chrono Legionnaire had to travel, the longer it took for him to fully phase in at his destination, leaving him completely helpless and vulnerable to enemy fire until the phasing process was complete, which could be bypassed by “hopping” through shorter distances. As a bonus, half of the copies of the Red Alert 2 Collector’s Edition came with pewter figurines of the Chrono Legionnaire (the other half were Tesla Troopers).

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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Version 1.0 and Saved Games Announced For Ares

Version 1.0 and Saved Games Announced For Ares

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Despite being in perpetual development and currently in the hands of only one person, the talented AlexB, the Ares DLL (fan-made extension which expands the code of Yuri’s Revenge for modders to play with) has proven to be quite stable in recent times. Following the recent 0.E release, AlexB discovered that the game’s version numbering is in the pentadecimal system instead of the hexadecimal one, so instead of developing a 0.F release, he will go with the full 1.0 version. This would mean that the DLL will exit its “preview” stage, so he announced to tackle the sole issue that prevented him from doing so earlier – saved games. You read it right, Ares-powered mods can now look forward to saving and loading games! Early builds are already underway and testers (not regular players) are asked to test early and often. Click here to read the full thread.

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Incoming Transmission

Incoming Transmission

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A technician at a Nod listening post has picked up an encrypted message. Nod intelligence has reason to believe the message has been transmitted by GDI forces, and is calling on you for help decoding it. Click the image to listen to the message. Work with your fellow commanders to figure out what it has to say.

Good luck, Commander.

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Tiberian Dawn Redux v1.44 Released, Campaign Completed

Tiberian Dawn Redux v1.44 Released, Campaign Completed

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The Tiberian Dawn Redux mod for Generals: Zero Hour was updated to version 1.44 recently, and with that release, all campaign missions are finally present in the mod, after 10 years of development. Much attention was given to making the maps and missions as close to their 1995 originals as possible. Also included are balance changes and tweaks to fix some loose ends from the previous version. Download patch 1.44 by clicking here. If you’re new to the mod, you’ll need the full release of version 1.4 before patching, and optionally the cutscene pack.

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C&C Music Monday – Dusk Hour

C&C Music Monday - Dusk Hour

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In this week’s Music Monday, we feature one of the most melancholic tracks in the series – Dusk Hour from Tiberian Sun. This track was composed by both Frank Klepacki and his mentee at the time, Jarrid Mendelson, and clearly emphasises the sorry state the Earth was in by the time of the Second Tiberium War. 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.

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New Article: Totally Not Angry Response To Stupid Community Comments

New Article: Totally Not Angry Response To Stupid Community Comments

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In another new article, I've decided to publicly vent about quite a few misinformed and outright stupid comments I've encountered in the C&C community over the past few years on almost all sites and chat rooms I've been to. Sadly, most of these things are frequently repeated over and over. The statements I've made there are sincere mirrors of what I think and feel, so easily offended people beware. You can read the full article here.

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Throwback Thursday for 21st September

Throwback Thursday for 21st September

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Today’s Throwback Thursday feature ventures a bit outside the C&C series, but is still linked to it. The Sims 2 introduced a selection of games that the Sims could play on their computers, all of them, naturally, being EA-published titles like SimCity 4: Rush Hour, SSX 3, and others. This list was expanded in the FreeTime expansion pack, and one of the titles included was C&C 3: Tiberium Wars. When a Sim runs the game, the screen first shows the Tiberium EA ident, followed by actual gameplay footage, all of which seems to have at least one Annihilator Tripod firing.

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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TaxOwlbear Plays Red Alert Mobile

TaxOwlbear Plays Red Alert Mobile

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Red Alert Mobile is an almost undocumented title in the Command & Conquer series. One variant was released for then-standard phones in Java format, and another, better known, for the iPhone and iPad. Both were released in 2009 by EA Mobile Romania, and take place between Yuri’s Revenge and Red Alert 3, hence the technologies seen ingame are a mix of both. The iOS versions received an expansion with the Empire of the Rising Sun, but the Java version apparently did not. @TaxOwlbear, a community member with a respectable list of games he’s recorded, including the vast majority of C&C titles, started releasing let’s play videos of the Java version, starting with the Soviet campaign. Stay tuned to his YouTube channel for more, as new RA Mobile videos will be released on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 AM UTC.

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C&C Music Monday – Alien Arrival

C&C Music Monday - Alien Arrival

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This week’s pick for Music Monday is Alien Arrival (also referred to in an obscure promo soundtrack release as Time To Take Out The Trash) from C&C 3: Tiberium Wars. A fitting track which was used during the introduction of the Scrin, with an inhibited start and a pounding 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.

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