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Command and Conquer for free

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Greetings fellow wossnames, I came across this in me programming forums. [:)]

http://www.commandandconquer.com/intel/ ... 1#NewsMain

EA (bless em) are giving away C&C and it works with Winders XP.

Sooo those who fancy a blast from the past download the 2 ISO's and off yoo jolly well...

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Jev
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That is about the value of the game.
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Jev

Thx for the heads up anyway. The game isn't my cup of tea. In it's day, it had a place for me....it was probably the RTS which pushed me over to proper strategy games...I had played Dune etc, etc - all the resource gathering, build them quick, select all and charge games and I think this was probably the last one I had...

But very kind of you to take the time to give the heads up.
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heheh Thanks Judge,

I like all kinds of games and totally ignored C&C when it first came out, but being tightfisted Scot I gave it a go when the Uber Sooper delux Version came out with all the addons and had a blast playing it.

Total Anihilation is still my favourite though and I am still stuck on the Protoss campaign in Starcraft [:D]

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Yeah...I know what you mean. I knock people for being totally RTS or totally turn based....I think if the game is fun, then it's worth the cash...however, in general, I have left the RTS world. I got a bit sick of the "build as fast as you can, select all and charge" type.

I'm sure there is more to them than that, but generally, my head can't keep up with RTS, so turn based and pausible real time will do me...but unlike other people around here, I understand there is a market for all....also, I do not rule out anything simply because it isn't the mode of play I prefer...that would be stupid [:'(]....but in general I stay with my preferred styles of game.
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Not really my cup of tea, but thanks for the info! It's nice to see companies starting to do this with their older software. It's a great way to maybe introduce some new players to their titles.
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oh if someone did this with Age of Rifles I would be shouting out of my car window in joy! [:D]
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http://www.geocities.com/favouritegames/AoR.html

You know you can get a link for free Age of Rifles here ?
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ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd

Yeah...I know what you mean. I knock people for being totally RTS or totally turn based....I think if the game is fun, then it's worth the cash...however, in general, I have left the RTS world. I got a bit sick of the "build as fast as you can, select all and charge" type.

I'm sure there is more to them than that, but generally, my head can't keep up with RTS, so turn based and pausible real time will do me...but unlike other people around here, I understand there is a market for all....also, I do not rule out anything simply because it isn't the mode of play I prefer...that would be stupid [:'(]....but in general I stay with my preferred styles of game.

They have been trying hard to get away from that simplistic sort of 'strategy' for some time. Its not really fair to say that, any more, IMO - not for the good ones anyway.

Warcraft 3 has plenty of incentives to stop the army of doom or the turtling, for example.

And theres Rise of Nations as well, technically an RTS, but with a lot of novel ideas in it. I still play that one now.
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If you guys want to play the best RTS game ever made and got little rave or hype or much advertising find yourself a copy of SACRIFICE. I really hate loathe and wish I could go back in time and imprison just about all RTS developers before they were let loose in the world. But, I really enjoy playing SACRIFICE. There's no peasants to recruit. Everything is always right there where you are as far as building goes. There's like 40 solo missions you can play or 30 something rather and then the final mission is always the same no matter which path you take to it. Then there's a multiplayer aspect that you can still play against the computer AI. An let me tell yah the computer AI is pretty darn good in this one. That last mission is a killer diller and you'll curse and scream and swear there's no way to beat it, but, there is, in fact several. ;) It's fast and furious, but, it's not overwhelming like most rts games. You control just enough and not too much and the gameplay is more unique and more innovative than any other rts game I've ever played.

As far as the C&C series goes I'm just going to wait on that "First 10 Years" collection to go bargain bin under $10 and probably pick it up as a collectors copy and nothing more. I played C&C years agon when  we used to play on MPLayer site. (lol that's telling my age) played a lot of Sid Meiers Gettysburg there as well. I just never got into that rts stuff though and you don't find many turn based games you can play online within a few hours setting. We need some 2-4 hour turn based wargames we can play online badly. Besides Combat Mission.
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Thanks for the heads up! I'm going to check it out.  I like all manners of computer games. Turn based, RTS, RPGS, simulators....[:)]
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ORIGINAL: Jevhaddah

Total Anihilation is still my favourite
Same here! You might want to check out TA Spring and Supreme Commander, for they are much alike
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Yup I have Supreme Commander, just no time to play it atm [:)]

Just looked at TA Spring, looks interesting [:)]



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