It is a good day for Command & Conquer fans, as Electronic Arts has announced not one, but two additional releases alongside the upcoming Remastered Collection of the iconic real-time strategy game coming on 5 June.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn (1995) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) will both be released as open source codes (.dll files) for the PC modding community to mod and customise the games to their hearts’ desires.
“Today we are proud to announce that alongside the launch of the Remastered Collection, Electronic Arts will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license,” said Jim Vessella, the producer for C&C Remastered on the game franchise’s Subreddit.
The open source codes will “assist users to design maps, create custom units, replace art, alter gameplay logic, and edit data.” Edited maps can be downloaded via the Steam Workshop on the game’s Community Hub on Steam, or by downloading them in-game and installing the mods manually on EA Origin.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.