Vanilla Conquer provides clean, cross-platform builds of the C&C Remastered Collection and the standalone legacy games. (by TheAssemblyArmada)

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Posts where Vanilla-Conquer has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-05-01.
  • Vanilla Conquer Red Alert LAN support has just merged support for Red Alert LAN games when built as standalone binaries for the original game data.
  • C&C on 3DS, video demonstration
    Huh. I had expected a port based on VanillaTD, not the PSX version.
  • Tiberian Dawn Mega Map remaster mod.
    Vanilla Conquer now provides ready made remaster mod builds for Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn at Specifically the vanilla-td-remaster-mod zip file.
  • A Linux User's Guide to Command & Conquer
    C&C: Tiberian Dawn/Red Alert: Here, you have options, since EA released the game for free. Option 1: CnCNet's installers. These actually even come with Linux versions (don't get too excited: they're just wine wrappers) and are generally easy to work with. There are Lutris installers that wrap them, and it's overall very easy (just make sure you add ddraw to your dll overrides in wine as native,builtin). However, if you're a diehard Linux exclusionist... option 2: Vanilla-Conquer is a project that uses the GPLed code from C&C Remastered to rebuild the original C&C executables with cross-platform support. It works... okay, allegedly, but it would probably work better if I could get it to run: In order to make Vanilla Conquer play nice, you need to have an unmodified install of C&C Gold/Red Alert, as they would have come on-disk: The installs from the CnCNet installers won't cut it. And sure, EA put up those disks for free, you can just download them, but... well, the installers are temperamental at best. I couldn't get an install off the disks because the installer kept complaining that I didn't have the disks inserted. So good luck with that. You might have the best luck with the game data in C&C Remastered, but I didn't really test that. Option 3: C&C Remastered. Yeah, it means putting $20 in EA's pocket, but honestly I'd say they deserve it for this. C&C Remastered is a really, really good release, it runs flawlessly through Proton, it doesn't install Origin in your prefix, and it has full mod support thanks to game code and a map editor that are both GPLed (please, someone port that map editor to linux... I might learn C# just to do it myself). And it has substantial control improvements over the originals (right clicks! Oh, how I missed you), and a remastered soundtrack, which is honestly worth the $20 in and of itself (hence why one of the very few programming projects I completed was writing a tool to rip it from the game files). If you want to play multiplayer, CnCnet or Remastered are the way to go... or you could play OpenRA, but honestly OpenRA is less a recreation and more a new game that plays like C&C and uses its assets. Still a great time though.
    .ISO images and copy the assets over using these guides for VanillaTD & VanillaRA respectively, then you extract the files from INSTALL/SETUP.Z for C&C: Gold *(Tiberian Dawn)
  • I need to gush about C&C's Playstation Vita port
    Not to diminish the good work NorthFear did in porting this, but he did not add the skirmish mode to TD, that was done by the upstream project he based his work on, NorthFear did the vita specific work on the port to get it building and have a suitable input scheme.
  • Is OpenRA a good way to experience the singleplayer of the games for the first time? | 2021-04-15
    Either get the remastered, or install the original game via CnCNet. There's also C&C Vanilla, which is based off of the release of RA1/TD source code.
  • Vanilla Conquer Development Builds Now Available
    Development builds are now available here for the Vanilla Conquer project.
  • Vanilla Conquer: cross-platform builds of the C&C Remastered Collection (and the original games)
  • Best mods in remasterd for the moment
    Bug fixes from Vanilla Conquer.
  • Command and Conquer - Open Source Engine Recreation Project, OpenSAGE is in development! | 2021-02-17
    If you want to talk about a proper open source version of the first two C&C games you want to check out
  • Unreal Gold's native Linux version added to Luxtorpeda for Steam
    Is this only for installing Linux engines for games already on Steam so steam provides the data or is it for any game? The two original Command and Conquer titles have native 64bit Linux support from


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