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#1 Phil

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:48 AM

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

 

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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 30. 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.


FURTHER READING

Revora and the server project

Gamespy shutdown

Affected Games of the C&C Series


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#2 StoneCold

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:31 PM

Nice one Phil !

 

Nice to see you and the rest of the Revora team are supporting the C&C community with another server emulator project.

 

Keep up the good work !

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:34 AM

One step closer to world domination mwahaha mwahaha....ahem.

It's a good thing T3A:Online happened to be around at this time so the servers can be set up with minimal down time.

Maybe this can also help attract some new people to help with the remaining features too.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:09 AM

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Those games are all complete shit but i know a few people play them. I'm only here to watch thep roject. I play Tiberian Sun.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:43 AM

 

Affected Games of the C&C Series


Those games are all complete shit but i know a few people play them. I'm only here to watch thep roject. I play Tiberian Sun.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

Very nice project, may the odds be ever in your favor :)


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:14 PM

Hello, May I offer my personal thanks for doing this on behalf of myself & The Matrix Community. 

 

I'm involved in a C&C Renegade/C&C Renegade X Community called The Matrix Renegade. Many of our players, like myself were very saddened to hear GameSpy was withdrawing their support and EA wasn't going to save the server's for popular games such as RA3 and one of my personal favorites C&C Generals Zero Hour. 

 

I've went ahead and posted this on our forums: http://www.thematrix...cc-online#32695

 

I'll also be passing this around the various C&C Renegade communities to get you guys more support and some advertisement.

 

My kindest regards,

 

Sean.

 

Edit: I've posted this on the official Renegade forums & the official Renegade X forums here and here: http://www.renegadef...=40761&start=0 & http://www.renegade-x.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=73778


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

Thank you very much. I'm a big fan of Renegade/Renegade X, so it's great to hear from one of their communities :)

 

Thanks for your efforts!


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

awesome!!



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:19 AM

nice nice



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:27 PM

thank you so much tib war 3 riz 



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:08 AM

I've been wanting to play C&C Generals for years, so I'm really happy this is going to be available. Will I be able to still play even though I'm using a mac? 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:30 AM

I've been wanting to play C&C Generals for years, so I'm really happy this is going to be available. Will I be able to still play even though I'm using a mac? 


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I'm pretty sure we can find a workaround if the game itself works.

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 05:33 AM

 

I've been wanting to play C&C Generals for years, so I'm really happy this is going to be available. Will I be able to still play even though I'm using a mac? 


Hey

I'm pretty sure we can find a workaround if the game itself works.

 

 

Thank you! I really hope there's a way that I will be able to play on my mac! I love C&C Generals so much and I'm beyond happy that it's coming back! 



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 09:03 PM

Thats a great job!



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

Just wanted to say a big thankyou to everyone involved.  



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

how do I download C&C online launcher? I don't get it



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

It's not out yet...


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:07 PM

Great works guys! I guess it will be out when the Gamespy server shuts down.






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