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Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

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Command & Conquer
Remastered Collection
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection cover
Original Westwood Studios
Remaster Petroglyph Games
Remaster Lemon Sky Studios
Electronic Arts
Physical Limited Run Games
Release dates
Windows June 5, 2020
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 85
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Top-down view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Europe, Africa, Sci-fi
Series Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on HowLongToBeat
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on IGDB
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection guide on StrategyWiki
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on MobyGames
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on Wikipedia
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 1996
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor 1997
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun 1999
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2002
Command & Conquer: Generals 2003
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars 2007
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising 2009
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight 2010
OpenRA (unofficial) 2010
Command & Conquer (2013) Cancelled
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection 2020
Renegade X (unofficial) EA

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is a remaster of the RTS games Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert with their respective expansion packs (including previously console-exclusive content), featuring enhanced graphics, upscaled cinematics, remastered music and additional quality-of-life improvements (such as zooming function, replays, skirmish in Tiberian Dawn and more).[1] It was remastered by Petroglyph Games and Lemon Sky Studios.

Following the official release of the source code under the GPL version 3.0 license on May 27, 2020,[2][3] the game was released on June 5, 2020 on Origin and Steam. At launch, the game was missing LAN support which had been a feature of the original games, and the developer intended to implement it post-release,[4] having done so in patch 744746. In September 2020, Electronic Arts announced the release of the last and final patch for the games.[5]

Eurogamer described Command & Conquer Remastered as "one of the best modernisation efforts [they] have ever seen", being "faithful to the original where it matters in terms of the core gameplay and audio-visual design, but [enhancing] the definition and usability to bring the game bang up to date".[6]

Modding is natively supported on the Steam Workshop. Mods for the Origin version can be manually added to the \Mods\ folder.[7] They are restricted to singleplayer and LAN modes, with the official online server disabling mod usage by design.

General information

List of new features on official website
Publisher's "Getting Started" guide
Publisher's Support Site
Publisher's Help Forum
Command & Conquer Wiki - A wiki for everything Command & Conquer-related
C&C Remastered Collection section on
C&C Remastered Collection section on
Tiberian Dawn Remastered section on
Red Alert Remastered section on
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included exclusively with Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of its version of EA Play.
Included with EA Play.
Manual link for EA App purchase.
Icon overlay.png
Included with EA Play (Steam).
Gamesplanet logo.svg (unavailable)
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CnCRemastered\Profile\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1213210/pfx/[Note 1]
Most audio settings are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Petroglyph\CnCRemastered\Profile0\PGAudio\.
Some shared settings are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Petroglyph\CnCRemastered\Profile0\PGLib\.
Settings that are game-specific are generally stored in:

Save game data location

System Location
Origin %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CnCRemastered\Save\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1213210\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1213210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


General settings
General settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Both C&C and Red Alert are fully 2D games, but a zoom is possible using mouse wheel.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
All keys are rebindable with the exception of Force Fire (Ctrl) and Force Move (Alt) modifier keys. Game respects keyboard layout settings.[9]
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Clicking on the text instead of the checkbox incorrectly toggles the box without saving the setting. It may also not get stored when changed in the main menu.[10]
Closed captions
Some of the cutscenes include occasional closed captions for the sounds.
Mute on focus lost
Other audio settings may need to be changed for the setting to apply.[9]
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Spanish Tiberian Dawn EVA and unit voices (based on the official Tiberian Sun dub) can be downloaded as mod plugin from the Steam Workshop or ModDB.
The Japanese game audio and video dubs from the official dub of the original Tiberian Dawn can be downloaded as mod plugins from the Steam Workshop.
Fan translation, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8 Versus
Introduced in build 744746
Online play
8 Versus
Cross-play between Steam and Origin players is enabled.
Most maps in C&C Tiberian Dawn are designed around 4 players, with fan maps' maximum limit being 6. Maps in Red Alert are designed around having 2-8 players (with the maximum being 8 for fan maps as well).

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Private lobbies (password protected) were added on June 23, 2020.[11]
Direct IP

Issues fixed

Crash at launch

Disable any third-party overlays (especially MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner or Dxtory)[9][12]

Unable to initialise Windows Audio

Download and install DirectX End-User Runtime Libraries[13]
Change audio device output frequency[13]
  1. Press Win+R and type in mmsys.cpl.
  2. Right click on your default sound device and click Properties.
  3. Select Advanted tab.
  4. Change output format to 24-bit, 48000 Hz or 24-bit, 96000 Hz.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio XAudio2
Cutscenes Bink Video 2

Command line arguments

The following can be applied to ClientG.exe and ClientLauncherG.exe:
Command[14] Description
FULLSCREEN Runs the game in fullscreen mode
TIBERIANDAWN Immediately runs Command & Conquer (Tiberian Dawn) and skips the selection launcher (ClientLauncherG.exe only)
REDALERT Immediately runs Red Alert and skips the selection launcher
RUN_EDITOR Immediately runs the map editor and skips the selection launcher (ClientLauncherG.exe only)
SCREENWIDTH=[number] Sets resolution width
SCREENHEIGHT=[number] Sets resolution height
MOD="[path]" Forces the loading of selected mod (must point to its .json file, quotations included
MAX_FPS=[number] Sets maximum framerate (debugging only)
PRELOAD=[number 0-10] Sets the percentage range (0=0%, 10=100%) of assets to be preloaded on game startup (debugging only)
IGNOREASSERTS Ignores all debugging asserts (debugging only)
The following can be applied to InstanceServerG.exe:
Command[14] Description
NO_EVENT_HANDLER Disables the crash handler; necessary for debugging modded .dll files in external applications
MOD_DEBUG Disables the local .dll server instance timeout for debugging in external applications. Also enables a frame stepping debug feature (F1 for pausing the game, F2 for moving forward by one frame). Available in patch 2 and newer

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 32 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 420
ATI Radeon HD 5570
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


The game has support for user-added maps, both multiplayer maps and single player scenarios. The ability to upload these to the Workshop is limited to Steam users, though.
The game contains an inbuilt map editor.
An enhanced version of the map editor is available, with a vastly upgraded feature set, better error detection, improved support for opening the games' original missions, and the ability to run independent from the Remaster using assets from the classic games.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Command & Conquer™ Remastered Collection on Steam - last accessed on 2020-06-07
    "Command & Conquer and Red Alert defined the RTS genre 25 years ago and are now both fully remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members at Petroglyph Games. Includes all three expansion packs, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus gallery of unreleased FMV footage, and over seven hours of legendary remastered music by Frank Klepacki."
  2. License file · electronicarts/CnC_Remastered_Collection@b190e87 - last accessed on 2020-06-07
  3. Remaster Update and Open Source / Mod Support - last accessed on 2020-06-07
    "Today we are proud to announce that alongside the launch of the Remastered Collection, Electronic Arts will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license."
  4. Remaster Update and Open Source / Mod Support : commandandconquer - last accessed on 2020-06-09
    "Earlier this year, we had every intention of including LAN Play in the launch version of the game, but sadly this feature did not make it in time."
  5. Major Patch Launching Today and Patch Notes - last accessed on 2021-01-30
  6. Command and Conquer Remastered: modernised, improved - and unmissable - last accessed on 2020-06-09
  8. Command & Conquer Remastered - One Of The Greatest Remasters Ever Made by Digital Foundry - last accessed on 2020-06-08
    "(...)you can change your in-game resolution, which supports up and beyond 4k and even support for a 120 fps or higher in my testing"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-06-05
  10. How to turn off Subtitles - last accessed on 2020-06-05
  11. June 23, 2020 Patch Notes - last accessed on 2020-06-23
  12. crashes on the launcher - last accessed on 2020-06-05
  13. 13.0 13.1 Unable to initialise Windows Audio. XAudio2Create(), 0x80040154 - last accessed on 2020-06-14
  14. 14.0 14.1 INFO: Command Line Arguments | Project Perfect Mod