Welcome Back, Commander
OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy project that recreates the classic Command & Conquer titles.
We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war.
OpenRA's primary focus is cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, OS X, and Linux; however, we include a number of single-player missions, and also support skirmish games against AI bots.
Posted by Paul Chote at 2014-02-12 10:00:00 +1300
Our website DNS provider is experiencing sporadic problems, which is affecting new content downloads, our online server listings, and automatic map downloads.
We are working on resolving this issue, but this may take some time.
Manually installing content
If you receive a "Can't connect to remote server" error in game, then you can manually install the content:
- Download the content assets for your favorite mod: Red Alert, Tiberian Dawn, Dune 2000.
- Extract the zip file contents into the following directory (where <MOD> is either ra, cnc, or d2k)
- Windows Users:
- Mac OSX Users:
(The Library folder is hidden, so use the Finder's Go → Go To Folder... option and paste this path.)
- Linux Users:
Manually finding games
If the server list is empty or gives an error, you can still direct connect to games manually.
Players are using our IRC channel to organize games via direct connect.
Manually installing maps
The automatic map downloads are not functioning, so the game will produce an exception and close if you attempt to connect to a server running a custom map that you do not have installed.
You can manually install missing maps to the directory indicated above.