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C&C Freeware anyone?

Discussion in 'Gamer's Hub' started by TheDivineBoss, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. TheDivineBoss

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    http://www.commandandconquer.com/classic

    EA announced that they made the old C&C classics into freeware: Translating in free downloadable games/software.

    Downloads are available in the link above, just scroll down a bit.

    Freeware'd games:
    Tiberian Sun.
    Tiberian Sun: Firestorm.
    Tiberium Dawn.
    Red Alert 1.
     
  2. skrab

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    The good old games :D
     
  3. kevin1gamer

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    I know, I wrote the article about it, lol.
     
  4. TheDarkGiganotosaur

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    No kidding? You mean, THE full versions of those games are now freeware? Either EA's gone generous or bonkers...

    Well, I must say, this is quite of a surprise. Few years ago, I lost my old C&C Red Alert CD 1 due to mass humidity, and now I'll be able to recover it!

    TheDivineBoss, you're a lifesaver. Thanks for letting us know!
     
  5. kevin1gamer

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    Probably the latter
     
  6. TheDarkGiganotosaur

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    Well, EA's been extremely mean to us before. And now, if EA intended to release those old games as freeware just to either play nice with us or to apologize us for what they've done, then they've failed.

    Now, I'm beginning to wonder if EA's feeling "kind" and "generous" again, and "kindly" include the Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge there as well--they're pretty old too.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
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    Downloading Tiberian Sun and hoping for RA 2.
     
  8. X.e.r.e.X

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    Tiberian Sun fuck year!
     
  9. kevin1gamer

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    Please tell me the "r" was a typo?
     
  10. X.e.r.e.X

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    Nope
     
  11. Zombie

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    EA releases games like crazy anyway, I doubt they actually lost anything with making that stuff free.
     
  12. X.e.r.e.X

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    I bet they did this just to get the old school C&C players excited about the C&C4 or something like that.
     
  13. zt2211

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    Hah, perfect! Now anyone anywhere can experience the awesomeness of these RTS classics...
     
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    Playing now.
    +rep to you for these links. Finally, something my little laptop can handle!

    EDIT: I just picked up Tiberian Sun and Firestorm. The .rar file is 1.2 gigs and will take two hours to download.
     
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    Tiberian Sun is free now? Great, I so loved that game when I had my old PC... hmmm... are they (ever) gonna make Red Alert 2 free too?
     
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    I don't think they work on Vista/Win7 though, unless theres a patch for them on the internet somewhere; tried Red Alert a while back, but it didn't work :(. So if you have those systems, then those downloads/installation might not work. But if your willing to fork over a few bucks, theres the C&C First Decade that you can buy on their store; I got it for $15 bucks, and it comes with those games plus the RA1 expansions, RA2 & its expansion YR, Renegade, and C&C Generals plus its expansion.