That’s fine. If it’s not for you that’s cool, but no one should be downplaying the work that went into this, calling it meh, etc, as they did a lot more than just a re-skin and it has received both critical and community acclaim. The devs (who are ex Westwood) even consulted the mod community on the artwork direction for redrawing all the sprites. The original score was recomposed in higher quality, even the original voice actress for the UI voiceover was hired to re-record all her lines. I can’t even think of another game that has gone through such a wholesale remastering and not just some 3D upgrade.
A different game to what we got yes. What I would've wanted would've still been ra1, just a better version of it. Although I would've preferred RA2 or something actually new.
Maybe I mis-interpreted your intent, but it sounded like you were downplaying the work that's gone into this remaster and I felt compelled to defend their work. I honestly can't think of how they could have done the remaster better.
Mate... gog do it for literally every game... just because it runs on modern hardware doesnt increase the hardware it needs to run... its ancient and what you on about even the original runs on windows 10 just fine... ofc they did work no one said they didnt, but its an overlay at the end of the day
You greatly underestimate the effort involved in getting code from the 90s to work on todays machines. You can't just compile it and go. It'll be full of references to libraries and Windows functionality that don't exist anymore. It'll need to be re-worked throughout. It's far more than just an overlay and a bit of online code. The ability to toggle back and forth is just a matter of swapping art assets, that's nothing to do with the codebase.
You need to untick pointer trails to load RA2, and Gnerals/Zero Hour requires you to delete a file each, but after that, everything works fine. I am playing this now, decided to play the lot starting from the original. I'm just as hooked as I was when I first played it all those years ago! The gameplay is absolutely superb and very challenging. It's great value at this price!
It's got generals? Loved that game. Will it work on Windows 10 though?
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Been playing this and it's a nice bit on nostalgia, but even with the remaster it hasn't aged well at all and is painful to play if you have played RA3 in the last few years.
I must have missed the extra content. I’ve just played half the original C&C so far and it seemed nothing more than a graphic mod. For me, the worst thing was that they did nothing with the CGI animations between missions. Really lazy and cheap in my opinion. I’m sure some people like the retro feel, but they just look and sound rubbish to me. If I pay for a remaster I expect a remaster - even if the just re-rendered them at a higher resolution. Maybe I’ll review my judgement when I get further in to it and find something new worth-wile. Still enjoying it again tho.
Not really, this is a terrific price for one of the best and complete remasters around! It's not just another wc3 reforged. There's tonnes of extra content, and as previously mentioned the qol improvements. Well worth the money. Of course it would be even better if RA2+Yuri's and/or Generals was included as well but then you'd be looking at 2 or 3 times the cost.
And generals zero hour
Has been way overpriced. Still overpriced for what is essentially a basic graphic mod, but great games. Shame they didn’t include a few more of the games with this, especially RA2.
I have no idea what you mean. I just remember playing it on New Year’s Eve 2000. Hired from blockbuster lol
Got this on Steam. Glad I did cos I could get a refund. Back to OpenRA for me. The graphics are lovely but the zoom level is appalling and the logic (or lack of it) that the units and the AI opponents follow is similarly tragic.
That game was great until they nerfed the accuracy of the NOD artillery in an update.
Got it about the £12 mark, its good but you forget just how far we have come, the AI both hostile and your units is just terrible in todays gaming world. It worked fine on ryzen 3600 with a 5700xt win10 just an age thing, still think this a good price though.
Posted 10th FebPosted 10th Feb
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Well enjoy this I'll wait for proper updated graphics
Got the Ultimate Collection on Origin, bought it years ago for about a fiver I think. Just starting to play through Red Alert for the first time in years. Couldn't care less about the low-res graphics, the gameplay is still immense!
Multiple reviews stating the key doesn't work for long. Also the title of this submission is misleading. You need to use the AMazon US site and use a fake american address, there's a good chance you'll get a region locked key
Tosh - this game with updated graphics is a nostalgia trip that I have been waiting for (the startup install page bought back so many good gaming memories). I love it, warts and all - it has been, and can be improved with the many Mods, but TBH I like it just as it is Most fun I have had with a game in a very long time. I hope to see Red Alert 2 sometime soon; that would be fantastic If they remade it, it would be ruined by EA - least we forget Tiberian Twilight. I'm only amazed they were refrained for sodding this remaster up (I say refrained, because I bet that is what Petroglyph had to do). Qudos to Petroglyph Games to keeping it original with a great job polishing the 90s graphics
Hah wish it played at 144hz... would make so much difference :p :p I can’t play the originals anymore as they are so low res, but these hold up ok even as just remasters. Gameplay is king, don’t really need the latest graphics to get enjoyment from this and I’m not even a massive RTS fan. A little too expensive still really. £5 would be a good price now.
It works fine in compatability mode on windows 10. I've had this version for a while now and still able to run fine. Also, there are websites that still host online which is cool if you have a couple of mates you still year it up with!
Some people are slaves to their steam libraries (excited)
Hi all, any deals for Steam version?
TehJumpingJawa: Best price, though if I'm honest I've found the remaster to be rather disappointing. The skirmish AI in particular is the biggest let down. It's been a long time since I played the original RA, but I'm fairly sure it wasn't *this* bad. No, you're bang on there. I was really looking forward to the skirmish mode but there's no challenge at all. Retaliation was my favourite of the C&C series but I've not seen a remaster of that, sadly.
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this. Yes, Steam has the workshop which is full of mods including the AI one I mentioned. You can browse the favourites to see if it's worth your time.
So it's not just the launcher, there is a proper benefit to getting this on steam?
Since the Steam version is 8.99 right now, maybe it's worth getting that version for the Workshop content?
That's the missing part - not remastered ;( But not RA2 ...
If you have the original CDs lying around. You can play these games with the same graphics but in modern resolutions via Openra. It supports the original Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Dune 2000. Even if you don't have the CDs, the game will download the files from somewhere to allow you to play the games as they have all been released as free at some point by now.
No. Yeah, the remaster looks the way it's always looked in my head. I don't remember it being so pixelated. Obviously my brain has been filling in the details this whole time! War for the Overworld
Should be fine. Here are the min requirements: OS: Windows 8.1 or 10 Processor (AMD): Athlon 64 X2 4600 @ 2.4ghz or better Processor (Intel): Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2.4ghz or better Memory: 4 GB Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 5570 or equivalent Graphics Card (Nvidia): GT 420 or equivalent DirectX: 11 compatible video card or equivalent Multiplayer Online Connection Requirements: Broadband internet connection Hard Drive Space: 32 GB It’s not like a bought a new laptop just to play this game...... :)
does it use origin as a 3rd party launcher?
Best remaster ever.
Posted 16th Dec 2020Posted 16th Dec 2020
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I was able to get RA2 running on the latest 64 bit Windows 10 release (with occasional crashes!), but I recall it needed me to download an old DLL file. There are guides online, but essentially yes it is possible.
All work on Windows 10, I had it on EA Access and each game had no issues, although I mainly played Generals and Zero Hour. Side note for anyone with Gamepass for PC - EA Access/Play titles are being added to the Gamepass PC library in December for no additional cost, this collection being one of them. EA Play is already on Gamepass for Xbox but if you have one, you automatically have the other.
Red Alert and RA2 worked for me no problem. Never tried any other. I think this is a YMMV purchase
Slightly cheaper now mate @thewrecker7477 if you felt like updating.
Is the difference between this and the other offer (2.99) is that this has polished graphics? Please let me know, not sure which to buy. Ty.
Not a new fan. Been playing C&C since the first days on the PC. I even tried the PlayStation version. Felt the same way for one of the best games I ever played and that was Final Fantasy 7. Great on the PlayStation, but I would find the remaster rubbish dated crap. The remake I haven't tried and suspect is great. My son still play Red Alert 3 on my old PS3. So as you can see it's my opinion that as games progress, the older great games start to feel dated even after a remaster. I would want a new C&C or new conent for Red Alert 3.
It's £11.99 on steam right now on a promotion. Worth the extra £1 for the workshop. Has great mods like zooming in and out
Not in it to argue with you either, but I still think they are comparable and I don't really know why you got involved considering you've never played the game to see for yourself. Fact is, 30fps isn't choppy depending on what you're viewing of course, there is a whole history of games and consoles playing games at 30fps to no detriment. My argument wasn't that the game doesn't run wholly at 30fps (which is doesn't), its a moot point. The game doesn't run at 30fps, but the animations are limited to 30 frames by design, as explained. These are animated sprites, not 3D. I don't know how I can make it any more clear that there is nothing wrong with the game at all.
Oh I’ve played all the way through the GDI campaign reliving my 15 year old youth (lol) it’s not the end of the world and more than worth it at full whack so I’ll just leave it but cheers for the info (y)
To be honest I wasn’t really in this for an argument, you didn’t make any of these points originally, you said “30fps isn’t ‘choppy’” and then you started talking about how films are shot at 24fps. I said the two things aren’t comparable. Then you told me to “go back to fortnite” Now your argument is that “the game itself does not run wholly at 30fps” (confused)
Origin has cloud saves so it should !
Posted 15th Nov 2020Posted 15th Nov 2020
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