Packages were updated with tiberian sun support, check the new thread by clicking on the link below
This is a little topic to point you to some C&C modding tools.
Feel free to add more tools to this topic.
The XCC Utilities:
Essential for any modder. Download HERE. Made by Olaf Van Der Spek. Contains: XCC AV Player, XCC Editor, XCC Mixer (V 1.45), XCC MIX Editor and XCC TMP Editor.
XCC TFD Shortcut installer - Handy for TFD users.
XCC Radar Color editor
XCC AUD writer - This is a plug-in for WinAmp that allows you to create .aud files from .mp3 files. For WinAmp, and MP3 editing, see Sound related tools below.
XCC .dll pack - You might need these DLL files to run the XCC utilities. Put them in the same directory as the program you are having trouble running.
XCC Utils 1.45 U - with Visual Styles support http://www.vk.cncguild.net/TOOLS/DATA/XCC_Utils_U.zip
Mix Protector. Locks your mix files, this program helps to prevent asset theft. http://www.vk.cncguild.net/TOOLS/DATA/MIXProtector.exe
INI (.ini) related tools:
DCoders AI Editor - A program to help you edit the AI.ini file.
If the above link doesn't work, click HERE.
Most use notepad for editing the ini files, but some use other notepad-based programs. These are some good programs to edit the .ini files.
Voxel (.vxl) and HVA (.hva) related tools:
Voxel Section Editor III (VXLSE) 1.37 - Another tool created by Banshee and other people from PPM, for creating voxels. Voxels are used mostly as tanks in TS and RA2.
Cube Normalizer 1.5 - A program for normalizing voxels.
WILL'S Voxel Editor. An alternate voxel editor (as used by Mig Eater).
3DS2VXL - A program for converting .3ds files to.vxl files.
Some 3DS2vxl patches
OS HVA Builder 2.1 - A program for editing .hva files.
OS HVA Builder Quick Patch - Updates OS HVA Builder from V2.0 or above to 2.12.
OS Voxel Viewer - A program for viewing .vxl files.
OS Voxel Viewer Quick Patch - Updates OSVV from V1.5 or above to V1.75.
SHP (.shp) related tools
OS SHP Builder - This tool created by Banshee and other people from PPM, is a tool used to create shp files, these files are used as units and buildings in all C&C games from C&C1 to RA2. Download is here.
Engie File Converter is a conversion suite created by Nyerguds that supports most of the Westwood image formats (D2 SHP, TD SHP, TS SHP, CPS, WSA). Downloads folder is here.
Radar Color Editor Is a program put together by Nyerguds (GUI by IcySon55) which you use to modify the colors of your SHP's on the radar screen, a very handy tool.
Music (.aud/.mp3/.wav) related tools
For the XCC AUD writer, see the XCC Utilities Section at the top.
WinAmp - This program, combined with The XCC AUD writer, can create usable, ready to be inserted into TS, .aud files.
Audacity - A program for editing .mp3 and .wav files, which can then be converted to .aud files. Not required, but handy for making many new sounds.
2D Image editing software
Not a requirement of TS editing, but many modders use these programs such as PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro and Gimp.
3D Image software
Commonly used for creating renders and buildings. Again, not required, but very handy to have.
Blender - A free, open source, easy to use 3D modeling program.
3DS MAX - An incredible 3D program. It comes at a price though. For a free trial, follow the link on the main page.
See also: 3DS to VXL above.
GMAX- A cut down, but free version of 3DS MAX. That site also has tutorials here and there, so make sure you check them out too.
Anim8or is a free 3D modeling program which is a favorite out of the free programs.
Hex Editing related tools (for editing GAME.exe) Note: These programs are NOT Decompilers/disassemblers.
HHD hex editor - A tool for edting the TS game.exe. Note that this is an older version, but it is MUCH better than the new one.
Hex Workshop - A more complicated, but more useful Hex editor.
PE Explorer - A hex editor and resource viewer in one, with several other useful features. Only recommended for those with experience in exe editing though. Link leads to a download page for a 30 day trial.
Language.dll related tools
Resource Hacker - A tool for editing the TS Language.dll. Can also be used to edit the GAME.exe to a certain extent.
XN Resource Editor - A more powerful, but slightly more complicated resource editor. Can also be used for modifying certain parts of GAME.exe
TMP Studio - A tool for editing and creating TS and RA2 terrain files.
Explosion Generator - Found by Triforce a while ago, this is a nice program that generates random explosions, which can be used in TS.
Tiberian Sun Single-Player Campaign is now available on macOS and every Linux download.
Red Alert Single-Player Campaign / Multiplayer downloads were merged together with Tiberian Sun into one download.
Downloads are now also available for Pacman-based Linux distributions (Antergos, Manjaro Linux, ...).
Ubuntu, Linux Mint, ... cncnet_1.0_all.deb
Fedora, openSUSE, ... cncnet-1.0-2.noarch.rpm
Manjaro, Antergos, ... cncnet-1.0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz
Find all downloads here https://cncnet.org/download
You may also be interested in the following snaps made by user [email protected]
Red Alert (Full Game) https://snapcraft.io/cncra
Tiberian Sun (Full Game) https://snapcraft.io/cnctsun (Still WIP - You have to enable windowed mode manually)
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