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Red Alert: A Path Beyond

The Red Alert: A Path Beyond Website offers downloads of the beta client and server for this fan-created freeware game based on Command & Conquer: Renegade, the first-person shooter set in the C&C universe (thanks EvilTimmy). Here's word on the project from the FAQ:

Red alert: A Path Beyond is a first-person shooter based upon Command and Conquer: Red alert. You all remember Westwood, right? So do we. We've been in development for the past three years, and finally we have something to show the general public for it. How neat is that? It's been a year since we announced the changes for the Summer 2007 version of the project, which is being called "Red alert: A Path Beyond: Beta."

We started out as a mod for C&C Renegade, an old game that was very underappreciated by critics and customers alike. Multiplayer was sort of like Battlefield, except that this actually came out before Battlefield and doesn't have really bad bugs and bad netcode. It was fun, but it was a flawed game that had a lot of weird, not-Command-and-Conquer design decisions thanks to it being rushed out the door, such as a plethora of new characters, and the fact that it took about a million bullets to kill someone. We decided to take the basic formula of Renegade and polish the gameplay and graphics (as well as base it on a better title of theirs) so that we could have something that would be what Westwood would have put out if they had more time. We believe we've succeeded. Hopefully you will too.

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18. Re: Best of all... Sep 17, 2007, 09:26 Cully
 
Wasnt renegade one of the dodgiest, and most ridculously buggy games of all time? I remember one particular bug, where I was able to zoom in infinitely, and zoom backwards into my own head, until the entire game world became one tiny dot in the middle of the screen. Trippy stuff.

 
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17. Re: Best of all... Sep 17, 2007, 02:18 Virus
 
Renegade used to be huge among my circle of friends



FYI... this guy is going to get the shit sued out of him for Copyright infringement I'm pretty sure. Still I respect what he's doing.

 
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16. Best of all... Sep 17, 2007, 00:46 Blackhawk
 
I love when you purchase a lifetime subscription, and a month later the company is bought out and the new owner tells you you have to purchase a new lifetime subscription for the same product.

 
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15. Re: No subject Sep 17, 2007, 00:28 .Drifter
 
a vast majority of "lifetime" anything is somewhat of a scam, and when you purchase something like that there is always a clause that says if the company goes under, or changes ownership, or blah blah blah, then the "lifetime" offer is null and void

Most of the "lifetime" offers on products I've seen are the "lifetime of the product" type "lifetime" offers. By making it "lifetime of the product" I guess they protect themselves from law suits, since the product lifetime is then what they decide it is rather than "lifetime" as in "the buyers lifetime."

Edited to add that I just love it when you read a Lifetime Warranty* on a label, go to read the * and find that it says in really small print something like "5 years" or something similar.

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14. Re: Co-op Sep 16, 2007, 22:11 bigspender
 
HERE HERE!

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13. Re: Gamespy Sep 16, 2007, 22:08 Hump
 
agreed Bucky, ASE was a great program. Unfortunately Yahoo (who bought it) just abandon the thing after it purchased it.

FWIW I don't think the user base would've tolerated any advertising.

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12. Re: Gamespy Sep 16, 2007, 18:51 Bucky
 
I got burned by both Gamespy 3D and The All-Seeing Eye. Both were great programs that sold out and turned to shit....right after I purchased each.

Now I'm forced to use in-game server browsers, which suck compared to those old and out-dated programs.


I'm personally hoping that Xfire puts more work into their server browser, but I'm not holding my breath.

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11. Re: Gamespy Sep 16, 2007, 18:15 Hump
 
Does anyone remember the old gamespy? Before they became the corporate ***res they are now?

if you're talking about Gamespy 3D (I think thats the name) you can still download it and theres still limited support for it:

http://www.fileplanet.com/30657/30000/fileinfo/GameSpy3D-v2.63-Shareware

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10. No subject Sep 16, 2007, 17:37 space captain
 
a vast majority of "lifetime" anything is somewhat of a scam, and when you purchase something like that there is always a clause that says if the company goes under, or changes ownership, or blah blah blah, then the "lifetime" offer is null and void

its a marketing tool, because "lifetime" offers sound like such an appealing value... thats the point, to get you to buy

most of the commercial market isnt looking out for your best interests, all they want is your money

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9. Re: No subject Sep 16, 2007, 16:45 Nighthawk
 
I don't blame them for selling either...but selling out their clients?? I paid good money for a program with lifetime updates, as soon as they sold they took my money and ran, nothing to show for it anymore...maybe I should start watching my back, I guess my lifetime is up?

/slightly overdramatic
//gets my point across
///the $20 I spent I now make in an hour...but that's not the point


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8. Co-op Sep 16, 2007, 15:49 Sacrifice
 
Does the original or this version offer cooperative multiplayer? Co-op games are such a rare breed, I am always on the lookout a decent game to play with a friend.

 
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7. re Sep 16, 2007, 15:38 Zawath
 
You don't need Gamespy for this, you can use direct connect.

 
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6. No subject Sep 16, 2007, 15:11 space captain
 
yeh i remember when gamespy was a small indie app for finding online matches of quake and so forth

cant blame them for selling out tho, if someone offered me a giant pile of money id do the same

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5. Re: hmmm Sep 16, 2007, 15:00 manic half
 
i remember giving renegade a try after reading a lot of negative comments about it on the net. i personally was just trying it because i was a c&c fan and i was surprised that i actually enjoyed it.

kudos to them for sticking with it this long. im gunna go try this out!

 
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4. Gamespy Sep 16, 2007, 14:34 Nighthawk
 
Does anyone remember the old gamespy? Before they became the corporate ***res they are now?
Just after quakespy, the setup was amazing, buy gamespy, free updates for life, support for everything.
Then what happened? IGN? Changed the licensing, no more free updates, and for those of us who paid for it for either free updates still, or a full year of the new setup (was that arcade? I think), then they deep sixed the gamespy app completely, so I've got a lifetime updates of...nothing.

/bitter
//should have been offered a lifetime of fileplanet or something...
///won't touch a gamespy product ever (fileplanet as a last resort)


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3. No subject Sep 16, 2007, 13:41 Rosco
 
I tried it, the control feels extremely clumsy. And I'm not about to install GameSpy for anything.  
Consoles are schwag.
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2. No subject Sep 16, 2007, 13:39 Hump
 
Renegade multiplayer was a hell of a lot of fun. It still bums me out they canceled Renegade 2.

EDIT: I didn't notice at first but this is a free standalone game, you don't even need the original Renegade to play it.


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1. hmmm Sep 16, 2007, 12:23 maldoror
 
Graphics do not look so hot but I am going to give this a try. Could be fun.

 
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