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C&C: Online announced!

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Little late with the news... I thought this might be interesting for those of you who play the more modern C&C games such as Generals + Zero Hour, C&C3 + Kane's Wrath and RA3.

 

A little while ago Glu Mobile announced they were shutting down the Gamespy master servers. This will cause all of the hundreds if not thousands of games using Gamespy for multiplayer to cease functioning. Later EA announced that "they couldn't find any alternatives" and posted a list of all EA games using Gamespy, this list included most modern C&C games.

 

C&C: Online is a community initiative to keep online multiplayer running for those games with all their features intact such as buddy lists and such.

 

The official announcement for the project is below.

 

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Hello everyone! We are proud to present to you C&C:Online, the community-driven GameSpy replacement!

Below you will find all the information we currently have to share.

 

 

WHAT IS C&C:ONLINE?

 

C&C:Online is a GameSpy emulating server for modern Command & Conquer, created and hosted by Revora.

 

It's based on our T3A:Online project for BFME, adapted to work for all the Command & Conquer games affected by the GameSpy closure (Generals, Zero Hour, C&C 3, Kane's Wrath, Red Alert 3).

 

GameReplays.org will be working with Revora in managing, developing and promoting the new online service.

 

C&C:Online lets you use the game's native online interface, exactly like you are used to now (no LAN). It works by using a simple launcher that redirects traffic to our server. In order to participate in the new service, you will need to download the C&C:Online launcher for your game(s), and create an account at Revora. Your Revora account name is then synchronised to be your new "EA" account name. Don't worry, you will still be able to choose different nicknames.

 

While we cannot realistically expect everybody that is currently using the official online service to move to C&C:Online with us, we hope that our service can convince a sizeable number of users. We have every reason to look forward to a bright future for our games and communities.

 

 

C&C:Online is supported by:

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WHEN WILL IT BE RELEASED?

 

Very soon. Make sure to keep an eye on the C&C:Online Facebook page.

Once it is released, we will post links to the new C&C:Online website, from which you will be able to download the C&C:Online clients, as well as find installation instructions and links to support and community forums at Revora.

 

 

HOW MUCH IS DONE?

 

We are confident that we can release C&C:Online for all five affected C&C titles (Generals, Zero Hour, C&C 3, Kane's Wrath, and Red Alert 3) simultaneously, in time for the GameSpy shutdown.

 

The first release will contain the following features for all titles:

 

- Playing games

- Hosting and joining games

- Chat functions

- Buddy systems

 

The server is still under heavy development at the moment in order to make it by June 30th. The basics (login, chat, buddy system) for all games are working, but the listing of Generals and Zero Hour games in the lobby is still somewhat problematic. We're doing our best not to let you guys down!

 

 

WHAT WILL BE DONE LATER?

 

After the initial release, we will continue development to add more features.

We will be working on:

 

- Statistics

- Ranking

- Automatch systems

 

Together with GameReplays we are looking into a method to verify users that want to keep their old nicknames (to prevent impersonation), and to link these to existing statistics and rankings.

 

 

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

 

We need this news to be spread as far across the global C&C community as possible, so help us spread the word!

 

We could also really use some donations! Revora is a non-profit association, and so all proceeds go towards server costs and improving our infrastructure.

 

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In the same vein, if you happen to own a VPS hosting company and have a spare server, we would really appreciate the support. We will host C&C:Online on Revora's dedicated server for now, but with so many players this is probably not a viable long-term solution.

 

Wish them good luck in their endeavor.

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Well done, but I am wondering if this will work for Renegade too.

XWIS runs it perfectly, but I am still asking ^^

 

At least, this project is a huge step forward to replace GSA soon.

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Well done, but I am wondering if this will work for Renegade too.

XWIS runs it perfectly, but I am still asking ^^

Renegade is not a planned game. Multiplayer communities of the games mentioned in the announcement will fracture if an online substitution doesn't come up. Renegade has a dedicated server system that anyone can download and use.

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The Renegade dedicated server is pretty useless if no one can find the servers. That is what the Renegade GSA Master Server (or WOL) would let people do. A GSA Master Server clone for Renegade is already running.

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Generals, RedAlert 3, and Tiberium Wars. In my opinion... Are... Not... Worth... Playing...

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Generals, RedAlert 3, and Tiberium Wars. In my opinion... Are... Not... Worth... Playing...

That is so utterly and completely beside the point. People DO play them, and people DO want to keep playing them.  And that is all that matters.

 

I mean, with pretty much the same mindset one could say "C&C1 and RA1 are old. You don't need to play those games anymore".

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I honestly thought C&C3 got a lot more grief from people than it should've got (probably because people don't like EA).

 

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C&C3 is a really decent game, in my opinion. The storyline's a bit wonky, and they should never have added cheap extra build queues, or 'fixed' the resulting base crawling spam by nerfing the build area around basic buildings, but in terms of gameplay, overall, it's pretty solid.

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lol gay goo forums? You mean on petroglyph?

 

I died a little inside when I saw the trailer for that game

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lol gay goo forums? You mean on petroglyph?

 

I died a little inside when I saw the trailer for that game

 

I was never excited for it after they announced it but i monitored it for a while out of curiosity. I still dont know how the gameplay is but nothing ive seen so far made me want to play it just seemed a little different so i watched it with curiosity waiting for the moment to disqualify it from it being any good. that moment happened when i saw a video of a giant goo steamroll a mass of enemy units killing them instantly and then steamroll the base. that was the end right there.

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I saw an E3 gameplay video with the grey goo side. ughh

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Is it possible for you guys to take over CNC online? CNC online have so many problems and it's so hard to setup people are put off...They make it seem easy untily ou have to  troubleshoot 4-5 exotic problems minimum

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Is it possible for you guys to take over CNC online?

Haha no

 

CNC online have so many problems and it's so hard to setup people are put off...

It's just the fact people are too illiterate and stupid to read TWO threads. TWO. TWO!!!!!

http://forums.revora.net/topic/89450-read-before-posting-common-issues-solutions/

http://forums.revora.net/topic/89435-read-before-posting-how-to-report-issues/

 

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