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Platforms
Windows, Mac, DOS, N64, PS1, XBOX
Developer
Westwood Studios
Official Page
Westwood.com
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Licence
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Release Date
Released Aug 30, 1995

Average Rating

9.9

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This is not an engine in itself, this is just a term that can be used as a name for the "2D" RTS games Westwood Studios developed. They never officially announced, named or released this engine.

  • Yuri's Revenge (2001)
  • Red Alert 2 (2000)
  • Tiberian Sun: Firestorm (2000)
  • Tiberian Sun (1999)
  • Sole Survivor (1997)
  • Red Alert (1996)
  • Tiberian Dawn (1995)
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Holiday Release (20131223)

Our hard working developer-elves have wrapped up a new release as an early christmas present to our fans. We have focused on two main areas in this version: improving the stability and polish of our existing...

Dec 22, 2013 OpenRA News
Playtest 20131211

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OpenRA

Playtest 20131211

Improved shroud rendering and more bug fixes for a stable release coming soon.

Dec 12, 2013 OpenRA News
Playtest 20131209

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Playtest 20131209

Dune II file formats, spice with soft edges, new hotkeys, dangerous Tiberium visceroids and a stable release soon!

Dec 8, 2013 OpenRA News
Playtest 20131130

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OpenRA

Playtest 20131130

The testing branch of OpenRA comes with Lua mission scripting as well as sprite rendering and performance improvements.

Nov 30, 2013 OpenRA News
Playtest 20131110

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Playtest 20131110

Comes with several stability improvements and the soviet MAD tank!

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Dec 18 2012, 10:12am said:

still much respect for these awesome games can not say this for many games

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Apr 21 2013, 7:15pm replied:

Agree! Can't tell how many years i wasted on C&C.

Westwood was awesome!

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Rigelblast
Rigelblast Aug 13 2010, 5:27am said:

This is definitely one of the best "engines" designed for RTS games. Especially the later versions (used for example in Red Alert 2) have many great features such as lighting and ambient sound system.

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CCHyper
CCHyper May 7 2010, 3:18pm said:

This is not called the Westwood 2D engine >_>

DuneII only shares the Westwood library, but it was not until C&C DOS that the first C&C RTS engine started, the code and class pattern can be seen from C&C DOS until RA2: Yuri's Revenge, Generals is where this engine departed.

The last game i see with the base Westwood library with somewhat existence is C&C3.

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Milanium
Milanium Jul 7 2013, 11:49am replied:

The mouse.shp being still in Dune II format shows that the C&C/RA95 engine has definitely evolved from the original Battle for Arrakis source code although it has changed a lot. The same thing happened during Tiberian Sun development which still has Red Alert 1 left overs in the MIX archives. ModDB has a separate entry for the later completely 3D polygon SAGE created when Westwood was already nearly gone, so I think this is entry is correct.

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leilei
leilei Apr 10 2010, 7:12am said:

Dune II, albeit not CNC canon, also greatly shares ancestral heritage with this engine

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xonone
xonone Sep 4 2009, 9:50pm said:

this engine is the best engine ever. i loved playing all older cnc games before EA took over.

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar Jul 15 2013, 10:52am replied:

RA2 was still great...

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Dec 18 2012, 10:10am replied:

yes oldskool but still cool

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H3adSh00t
H3adSh00t Jul 25 2012, 5:44pm replied:

*Actually is 2.5D lol sounds wired but it is!

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