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Red Alert 2

Red Alert 2 debuted in the year 2000 and was the first game to be developed by Westwood Pacific. Red Alert 2 is widely regarded as one of the most memorable PC strategy games of all time and featured a much lighter tone than the original Red Alert. The expansion, Yuri's Revenge, added a two new campaigns and the ability to play as Yuri's psychic forces. 

Follow our simple how to play guide in order to experience the original campaigns in their full glory or dive straight into multiplayer via CnCNet.

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"It's too late, comrade. The entire world, and all of its history, is mine to Command and Conquer!" - Yuri

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Discover the latest Red Alert 2 news from around the C&C community. Including patches, maps, mods and much more!

Phobos v0.1 - First Release!

Phobos v0.1 - First Release!

Hello fellow modders! We're pleased to announce Phobos 0.1, a first stable release of Phobos, a new YR engine extension that is meant to accompany Ares (it doesn't replace or depend on it). It is made by Kerbiter (you might know him by his contributions to XNA CnCNet client, VXLSE, his C&C Mod Haven server or something else) and Gluk-v48 (might know him by some features in Ares like advanced rubble). Partially this project was started because latest Ares versions are closed-source. We respect AlexB's choices, but personally might not agree that's the best decision. According to our vision Phobos is a community project first of all (you can read how to contribute here; everyone who helped the project is listed in the credits) and is licensed under LGPL v3. Among everything that means it or it's derivatives have to stay open-source in order to comply with the license. Read more here!

Red Alert 20XX's Patch 1.0.3 was posted recently.

Red Alert 20XX's Patch 1.0.3 was posted recently.

Another new year's release was patch 1.0.3 from Red Alert 20XX. This modification for Yuri's Revenge, made by mtkii, brings his perspective of an ideal Red Alert 2 (therefore, bye-bye Yuri faction) with more useful infantry, less cartoonish palettes, more visual effects, less questionable technologies, and more coherent subfactions, with USA, European Union, and The Pacific Shogunate for Allies and USSR, China and the Eastern Republic for the Soviets. There is a topic about this mod on PPM Forums, in case you would like to submit some feedback. The focus of this new patch is to improve the Pacific Shogunate. Read more here!

C&C Reloaded 2.2.0 has been released!

C&C Reloaded 2.2.0 has been released!

Last month, December 17th, FS-21 released C&C: Reloaded 2.2.0, the latest version of the classic modification for Yuri's Revenge that adds GDI and Nod to the battlefield. Since the last time we've posted news about a release of this mod, a lot has happened. Most of the progress is related to the use of the newest versions of Ares and its extension Phobos. There are also new game options, new maps, new secret units for the Tech Lab such as Nod Reckoner, Nod Redeemer, Mobile EM-Pulse, and Allied Guardian Tank. You can also sell docked aircraft from Helipads, save games and there are countless bug fixes and improvements on the gameplay. Read more about the changelog of the newest versions of the mod here!

Ares 3.0 finally available

Ares 3.0 finally available

After a too long and memorable time, Ares 3.0 has been released to the public. Super weapons have been expanded greatly, with many new options to limit them to human or AI players, to limit the number of shots, to fire them according to AI targeting rules but on the owning player's command and many more.  Read the full update...

Final Alert 2 Patch from E1 Elite has been updated!

Final Alert 2 Patch from E1 Elite has been updated!

E1 Elite has recently posted two new versions of his Final Alert 2 YR v1.02 Patches, which updates FAData.ini to support features from Ares, among other things. Here's the full changelog from the versions released in this month: Quote: Changes (2020-09-05): - Script action Change house (20,n) dropdown changed to country list for index selection. - Few description changes in FAData.ini for actions and events. Changes (2020-09-02): - Ease of use UI changes like dropdown size increase, consecutive window's button location sync. - Included Ambient calc tool for map action 71 and 72. - Map action 88 now shows ParticleSystems list in the dropdown instead of Particles. - FAData.ini changes -- Desert trees with lower IDs made available -- Few trees, lamps and other objects made available -- Parameter type corrections and changes -- Additional info and corrections for few events -- Corrections/changes for actions 8, 25, 26, 27, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 52, 58, 71, 72, 73, 88, 89, 90, 94, 96, 104, 105, 112, 114, 116, 128, 137 and 140. -- Ares events 62 to 88 added -- Ares actions 146 to 149 added Note: When applying mods like TX (Terrain Expansion) which changes FAData.ini, it is advised to merge the contents with a diff tool instead of overwriting the file so that the corrections or changes are not lost. Head to this topic to boost the power of your Final Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

Red Alert 2: [YR] - Random Gameplay Tips #3

Red Alert 2: [YR] - Random Gameplay Tips #3

This video contains many random small game-play tips, tricks and general stuff. Some of those may be unknown so it's quite interesting to check them out. Many of those were discovered during the testing and comparison videos, others were discovered during the "Testing your Questions" series.