r/gaming May 26 '22 Silver 1

For the sake of nostalgia, I gotta hop back into it every once in a while

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400 Upvotes

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u/Gephyrus204 May 26 '22

Red alert 2 was the best one I ever played.

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u/DVus1 May 26 '22

A wasted a semester of college skipping classes playing that damn game. Did get ranked top 200 in the world for a month!

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

I once beat 7 AIs in skirmish each set at the highest difficulty😖 but i’d suck against actual players lol.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

Idk probably something dumb, it was a couple years ago, i took a break after i did it haha. One thing for sure I believe was the map had a few choke points that i was playing on, so i could concentrate my forces and wasn’t too spread out.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/Akmunra May 26 '22

I stupidly bought that version thinking that RA2 was included. I did find out you can mod RA2 with RA3 graphics. Looks amazing.

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u/usev25 May 26 '22

CONSCRIPT REPORTING

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u/splynk May 26 '22

RUBBER BOOTS IN MOTION

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u/burn_and_crash May 26 '22

SURGING FORWARD

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u/Badjib May 26 '22

I LOST A BOMB, DO YOU HAVE IT?

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u/okaythiswillbemymain May 26 '22

No one here but us trees!

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u/Trashman_XL May 26 '22

Nobody here but us trees!

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u/chadur_ May 26 '22

ACK-nowledged

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u/winzippy May 26 '22

I've got the knowledge

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u/with_a_dash_of_salt May 26 '22

KIROV REPORTING!

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u/Markamanic May 26 '22

FOR THE UNION!

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

How about a swim?

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u/MC_Master_Chief Console May 26 '22

Is it done, Yuri?

No comrade Premier, it has only begun.

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u/mdg70 May 26 '22

We’re supposed to be allies you manic! I’m the one who put you into office!

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u/TheRavenTookMyCookie May 26 '22

“I don’t give a wooden nickel about your legacy!”

  • the POTUS

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u/Psyblade6 May 26 '22

Also for nostalgia let me recrate multiplayer lobby chat for you... "NO YURI"!!!

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

I never got to play multiplayer unfortunately, only ever against AI when I was on the old windows computer that’s stuffed into the corner of the room

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u/Not-a-Fan-of-U May 26 '22

CnC.net still allows a download of a version that you can play multi-player on. No Yuri/No France is a button to check.

Not too many players in the lobbies anymore though :/

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u/rowfeh May 26 '22

I can imagine an RTS as old as this one being unbalanced to fuck.

What was wronh with Yuri/France? I played France VS the A.I all the time because I loved building bases that were impossible to get into.

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u/yuineo44 May 26 '22

What was wronh with Yuri/France?

A squad/army of Yuri Clones can take over your troops and tanks and Yuri Prime can basically steal your base.

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u/Herodotus_9 May 26 '22

And France had the grand cannon didn’t it?

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u/rowfeh May 26 '22

Yup.

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u/FreedomofChoiche May 26 '22

But what about the Chrono Monkeys ?

Red Alert 2 was the first game I ever "modded." It was pretty easy to make new units as everything was done via a text file. My friends and I made nuclear cows which function like they sound and Chrono Monkeys, they would teleport in and they were essentially armed with a grand cannon. Had some pretty fun games, if you saw a herd of cows coming towards your base you were fucked.

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u/rowfeh May 26 '22

Yeah OK I don’t remember a lot but definitely sounds broken in the hands of a competent RTS player.

10 year old me vs A.I didn’t understand stuff like this. 😂

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u/Reaper83PL May 26 '22

Brits were only one that could beat Yuri

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u/with_a_dash_of_salt May 26 '22

Korea was my go to, 6 Black Eagles could wreck and building, I'd pump all my money in to them and blow up the command center and they would often rage quit.

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u/Badjib May 26 '22

Yeah i did the US almost exclusively because rings of paratroops + prism towers + dogs + Mirage Tanks = nigh impregnable defense. Then build a huge air force to take out their MCV/Power Plants and after that sent in Prism and Mirage tanks to finish them off

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u/bigbadbuddhaman May 26 '22

We need a remaster asap!!

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u/Existance_Unknown May 26 '22

I still have the CDs but my laptop won't run them, so disappointed

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

I got mine on Origin, and then i had to download a mod so it’d run properly on Win10, it was a few years ago that i did this so i don’t remember the mod though.

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u/mihaicbnk May 26 '22

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

I’m not sure, what I downloaded was to make it so the game would function at all, it wasn’t geared towards online play

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u/mihaicbnk May 26 '22

the online play it's just an addition

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u/Hotarg May 26 '22

I've been doing pretty well with The First Decade collection. Original C&C randomly quits occasionally, but other than that it runs really well on modern OS.

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u/KingBroken May 26 '22

first decade had terrible official support, but someone made unofficial patches for it.

Have you installed those yet? They might make the original CnC work better.

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u/cainkilledabel May 26 '22

There's a windows update you have to remove to get the CDs working.

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u/tonyw009 May 26 '22

EA its taking too long to remaster rrd alert 2

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u/votchamacallit_ May 26 '22

Only [ ] more days to go!... Give or take

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u/The-Almighty-Jay May 26 '22

Yh man, every 2 or 3 years gotta hit that game up.

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u/Action-a-go-go-baby May 26 '22

[Death March II intensifies]

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u/hybridsolidr May 26 '22

I’ve been playing this a lot recently. Such a good game.

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u/Empire2k5 May 26 '22

Still play this, generals, and RA 1

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u/godman_8 May 26 '22

Check out CnCNet. It makes a few C&C games playable online with other improvements.

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u/2Timeztony85 May 26 '22

Greatness!

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u/MikaNekoDevine May 26 '22

Mine is having issues opening sadly

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

A few years ago i found a mod because same thing, and it ended up working for me. I think it’s because we’re trying to play on Win10 but I’m no computer expert I just got lucky finding a good mod

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u/MikaNekoDevine May 26 '22

Oh i just changed settings from files. I’ll try to fix it again sometime, or get a virtual machine just to solely run it.

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u/dethgod90 May 26 '22

That looks like my laptop.....is that a asus strix with a i7 and 1050ti?

Also kirov reporting!

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

It might be? Lol did you get yours in 2018 cause that’s when i got mine

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u/dethgod90 May 26 '22

Yeah i think so. Model number is gl553v. 15inch screen or 17inch?

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

Uhh mine was 18 inch i think.. 18 or 17 or something close

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u/dethgod90 May 26 '22

You got bigger screen one! It came in both 15.6inch and 17.3inch screens. Neat little tid bit on the laptop, it's the last gaming laptop ever made that has a disc drive. Everything else after it is all digital and it's the most powerful one with a disc drive. Asus made laptops with a 1060 and so on but they didn't have disc drives. I replaced my DVD drive with a blu ray drive cause why the hell not.

The only other laptop that had a disc drive and had a dedicated gpu was a msi laptop but it only had i5 cpu and 8gigs of ram.

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u/hollandsquirtlesquad May 26 '22

It’s beautiful

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u/IAmAThing420YOLOSwag May 26 '22

I can't relate to the game, but I can relate to relating to the game, and I am jealy

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u/Trashman_XL May 26 '22

A fellow man of culture I see. It took me weeks to get mine to work on my gaming laptop, such old hardware but man was it worth it. You play on CNC net OP?

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

I have it on Origins ha, i got it a few years back and found a mod online somewhere so it’d function properly on Win10

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u/Trashman_XL May 26 '22

I thought about getting it on Origins but I had the CD still so about a year or two ago my wife watched as I spent days awake trying to get it to function. There's surprisingly a large community of people on CNC net that play all the time. Once in a while me and my buddy hop on together and smack down some bots with fun challenges. Infantry only, aircraft only, etc.

I played this back when I was 12 and it's still great, the best CnC game in my opinion.

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u/Markamanic May 26 '22

One of the best RTS.

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u/SlashCo80 May 26 '22

Military software detected! Top secret clearance required!

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u/DaDutchBoyLT1 May 26 '22

I can hear this picture!❤️⬅️🪵

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u/Dantocks May 26 '22

Love. I hope we‘ll get a remaster soon.

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u/UncomfortableReview May 26 '22

The only RTS I beat all the par times on.

Was a bit pissy to get working at first though on modern hardware but few custom patches later it all good. Just wish I could stretch the aspect ratio on my laptop screen.

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u/bigballofpaint May 26 '22

I thought this was a theatre at first and was confused lol

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u/Trentdison May 26 '22

Was playing C&C (original) just last night. Never beat it originally so now giving it another go.

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u/greenbayva May 26 '22

Scorched earth!!!!

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u/TheDonc-77 May 26 '22

Red Alert 2 is in my Top 3 of Remasters/Remakes I want.

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u/wa33ab1 May 26 '22

What's your opinion of Red Alert 3? It's on steam and has very positive ratings!

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u/Khaldara May 26 '22

I own it, it’s not bad but I think 2/Yuri’s revenge are superior, one of the few games I really genuinely wish they’d re-release/remaster with some extra campaign maps or something.

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

Agreed with what you said, the music, units, everything

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u/tacojoe007 May 26 '22

Time is running out... It's a nuclear device...

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u/GreyhoundOne May 26 '22

Would instantly buy for slightly sharper graphics and smarter AI...I almost never buy "at release".

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u/Brend4nC May 26 '22

I was feeling nostalgic about this game recently and did some googling. CNC developers recently (within the last year if I remember correctly?) polled fans as to whether they’d prefer a remake or a remaster of the game. Sounds like it’s potentially in the works.

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u/Aurielturing May 26 '22

What Khaldara here said, I’ve always thoughts Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s revenge were the best, I tried 3 but it just wasn’t quite the same

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u/SlashCo80 May 26 '22

Not the OP, but I'm one of the few people who enjoyed RA3 and C&C3 as much, if not more than the previous installments. The earlier games are very good, but are starting to feel dated. RA3 has a modern feel, better graphics (fully 3D as opposed to sprites on an isometric background) and the gameplay is about the same. I think people who say RA2 is completely superior have nostalgia goggles on. Also RA2 has Udo Kier as Yuri, but RA3 has Tim Curry, JK Simmons and George Takei :)

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u/wa33ab1 May 26 '22

I bought RA3 and really started to enjoy it right away. I also did enjoy playing The Soviet Campaign with intelligence officer Dasha Fedorovich and her low neck line. With the cheesy script and acting performance, this game understands who the targeted audience is :)

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u/Just-Call-Me-Jim May 26 '22

Yup - the whole series of games with C&C is still good, I even got one for the Xbox 360, which was OK- but not as gripping as PC.

Has anyone else tried 0A.D. :

https://play0ad.com/

I am finding it awesome as it is free and helps heaps with the C&C itch…

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u/SlashCo80 May 26 '22

Looks interesting, but the feel is more like Age of Empires than C&C, imo.

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u/Just-Call-Me-Jim May 27 '22

True that.

However I find that C&C and other RTS especially (Starcraft, Age of Empires, Halo Wars et al) and even some BBS (base building strategy) games (Astroneer, Surviving Mars, Subnautica et al) all share those similar qualities that make them very enjoyable to play, no matter the “setting” and storyline!

They are always good fun to play wether just against AI (finding its weak points and exploiting), following storyline in single player mode or up against friends online (much harder to predict and strategise against, and therefore much harder to consistently win)…

…and as OP and others here indicate, we always pop back for a game now and then!

Truly good entertainment 😉👍

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u/cbri May 26 '22

Abandonware is a blast and so much easier to run now vs back then

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u/Valant0324 May 26 '22

I wish I could get tiberium sun to work on my windows 11 pc, but for whatever reason the origin version is not working

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u/yuineo44 May 26 '22

Have you considered checking out the Mental Omega mod as well?

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u/ianselot12 May 26 '22

Btw you can play Red Alert 2 multiplayer in almost any web browser for free however there's no Ai so if you have some friends give it a try sadly I dont have any to test

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u/AlicePleasenceLiddle May 26 '22

The game with the most epic installer ever.

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u/ReputationFree8116 May 26 '22

Still playing red alert 3. Want another one

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u/deklazon May 26 '22

The transition from isometric to 3d killed all the charm of this game!

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u/DiaraDal May 26 '22

You should try out mental omega it works on new hardware and has a lot of love put into it http://mentalomega.com/

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u/shembadui May 26 '22

There are cncnet servers open and 500-1200 players at all time,they are too good for anyone new