Command & Conquer Remastered

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  • captbirdseye 3 Jun 2020 09:05:19 9,646 posts
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    I'm sure we had a thread for this but the search sucks.

    Anyways, this is released on Friday and it's been great watching the developer and community come together to build something that they care about it.

    I hope it's a success and we get more C&C remasters.

    Welcome back Commander!
  • TheSaint 3 Jun 2020 09:09:04 19,706 posts
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    Really looking forward to this although I was hoping for some reviews before actually buying it.
  • Rodney 3 Jun 2020 09:14:46 4,471 posts
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    I downloaded the C&C collection recently and the first C&C and Red Alert are fairly clunky by modern standards. Will they be adding ant quality of life improvements like unit queueing or is just the sprites?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 3 Jun 2020 09:16:35 9,030 posts
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    I'd want to know there are some serious UI improvements in there before buying this. I know it's unfair - different developer and all - but the shitshow of the Warcraft 3 remaster has made me nervous about this one.
  • triarii 3 Jun 2020 09:17:39 424 posts
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    @Rodney

    Have you tried OpenRA?
  • disusedgenius 3 Jun 2020 09:25:47 10,546 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    I'd want to know there are some serious UI improvements in there before buying this.
    That was one thing they talked about in the first trailer.

    https://youtu.be/9iMfypQj3k0?t=108

    It sounds like the C&C community are a bit more progressive than the Blizzard ones at least.
  • captbirdseye 3 Jun 2020 09:26:21 9,646 posts
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    @Rogueywon They've been pretty up front throughout its development about its direction etc. They also used the community to help pull together various bits and pieces and some of the old development team came back. The video on them finding old film tapes of the FMV sequences is worth a watch.
  • The12thMonkey 3 Jun 2020 09:27:56 566 posts
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    Preload is up on Steam for those already purchased.
    But, holy moly, install footprints of 30 and 40 megabytes (base games) have suddenly translated into 18.1 gig. I know soundtrack and FMV were all run from disc, but still... just not sure I was expecting that file size.
  • disusedgenius 3 Jun 2020 09:36:33 10,546 posts
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    Hehe, probably 18 gig of video and 0.1 gig of game data.
  • Zerobob 3 Jun 2020 09:47:04 2,450 posts
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    The12thMonkey wrote:
    Preload is up on Steam for those already purchased.
    But, holy moly, install footprints of 30 and 40 megabytes (base games) have suddenly translated into 18.1 gig. I know soundtrack and FMV were all run from disc, but still... just not sure I was expecting that file size.
    Modern game development frameworks come with a lot of bloat I guess. Still, that's bigger than Skyrim on Switch.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 5 Jun 2020 18:35:51 9,030 posts
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    Ok, the video that plays when you start up C&C for the first time, aping the old DOS installer (which was itself neat back in the day) is a very cute little touch.
  • Your-Mother 5 Jun 2020 19:05:22 4,488 posts
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    Yeah, the amount of work theyíve put into this is really impressive. Itís textbook how a classic remaster should be done.

    Shame the physical limited edition is delayed, but I can last a few months without the tat.
  • Tomo 5 Jun 2020 19:39:45 17,826 posts
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    Oooo this is tempting. Not usually one for remasters but I have a real soft spot for the original and RA.
  • challenge_hanukkah 5 Jun 2020 19:53:56 12,845 posts
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    It's pretty great so far
  • The12thMonkey 5 Jun 2020 19:59:13 566 posts
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    Yeah, the riff on the old DOS installer was very cool. I loved that they continued to make that a thing all the way through to Red Alert 2.

    It's also kicking my arse. I chose a real tough mission for GDI 4

    Edited by The12thMonkey at 19:59:35 05-06-2020

    Edited by The12thMonkey at 20:03:38 05-06-2020
  • Your-Mother 5 Jun 2020 20:13:10 4,488 posts
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    Itís surprising how playable it still is with just a few control tweaks. Considering how much the RTS genre moved on after it, youíd think it would feel painful, but nope, fast, breezy and enjoyable.
  • The12thMonkey 5 Jun 2020 20:16:55 566 posts
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    Oh - one review I've seen so far: USGamer
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 5 Jun 2020 20:18:35 9,030 posts
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    Hit a scripting bug at the end of Nod 6C that meant I had to replay the mission. That was annoying, but pretty sure the same bug was in the original.
  • Your-Mother 5 Jun 2020 20:29:49 4,488 posts
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    Iím kinda hoping the mod community will revive Sole Survivor. It was crazy ahead of its time, pretty much a MOBA/Battle Royale hybrid before either of them were a thing.
  • Dgzter 5 Jun 2020 21:17:47 3,226 posts
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    I really am tempted. Loved the shit out of Red Alert. Is the remaster good then? Not another WC3 disaster?

    Edited by Dgzter at 21:18:04 05-06-2020
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 5 Jun 2020 21:24:32 9,030 posts
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    @Dgzter It's a good remaster. Not a WC3 fuckup. It's still C&C under the hood, with a bunch of visual and quality of life improvements, but it's a nice updating of it.

    Other than that scripting bug I hit, my one gripe is that the quality of the cutscene upgrades is erratic. Some look great now, while some look barely improved.
  • challenge_hanukkah 5 Jun 2020 21:26:46 12,845 posts
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    Wing Commander 3 remaster?
  • Dgzter 5 Jun 2020 21:30:47 3,226 posts
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    @Rogueywon Cheers Roguey, great to hear! I sense a mildly inebriated purchase coming on.
  • Dgzter 5 Jun 2020 21:31:17 3,226 posts
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    @challenge_hanukkah

    Wing Commander Prophecy or GTFO!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 5 Jun 2020 21:36:50 9,030 posts
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    @challenge_hanukkah Warcraft 3 - the recent remaster was a dumpster fire that not only makes the game worse in many ways, but was also used to make the originalís multiplayer unusable.

    Apparently a lot of the work on it was outsourced to a trash tier Chinese studio.
  • captbirdseye 5 Jun 2020 21:40:24 9,646 posts
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    @Rogueywon The video issues are due to the orignal recordings either being lost or destroyed. They used some AI programme to try and get them into a half decent state.
  • Rodney 5 Jun 2020 22:16:50 4,471 posts
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    I'm glad to hear this is being well received. I'm at the in-laws this weekend so tempted to download it for my Surface...
  • captbirdseye 5 Jun 2020 23:12:29 9,646 posts
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    This is sooo good and exactly how a remaster should be done. It doesn't mess with the original formula and doesn't go over the top with upgrade visuals. I feel like I'm a 15 year old kid again.
  • TheSaint 6 Jun 2020 09:07:08 19,706 posts
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    Yeah Iím enjoying it as well. Red alert is still great.

    Anyone tried multiplayer?
  • MadCaddy13 6 Jun 2020 09:51:49 3,116 posts
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    Ordered, love supporting things like this. Very much looking forward to having a crack. Must finish Xcom 2 first however
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