Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

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Command & Conquer
Remastered Collection
Command & ConquerRemastered Collection cover
Original Westwood Studios
Remaster Petroglyph Games
Remaster Lemon Sky Studios
Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows June 5, 2020
Metacritic 82
OpenCritic 85
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
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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 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, featuring enhanced graphics, upscaled cinematics, remastered music and additional gameplay including all expansion packs.[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. As of 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] 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]

General information

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
Included with EA Play.
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Included with EA Play (Steam).
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Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
Humble Store (unavailable)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\CnCRemastered\Profile\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-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[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam 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


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]


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Fan translation, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
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 unresolved[edit]

No construction menu or sidebar[edit]

  • Some users have reported issues with the construction menu, or sidebar failing to render.[12]

Black screen[edit]

  • A number users are have reported the game outputting only black screen.[13]

Game disconnecting from online matches / online games failing to load[edit]

  • Some users have reported the game disconnecting them from online matches. The developers are aware of the issue.[14]

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash at launch[edit]

Verify game files using Steam or Origin[9]
Disable any third-party overlays (especially MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner or Dxtory)[9][15]

Unable to initialise Windows Audio[edit]

Download and install DirectX Runtime Libraries.[16]
Change output device frequency[16]
  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[edit]


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


Middleware Notes
Audio XAudio2
Cutscenes Bink Video 2

System requirements[edit]

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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1213210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1213210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  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 9.3 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. No menu icons, no sidebar - last accessed on 2020-06-05
  13. Just a big fat black screen. - last accessed on 2020-06-05
  14. Remaster Update and Game Stuttering / Online Stability - last accessed on 2020-06-13
  15. crashes on the launcher - last accessed on 2020-06-05
  16. 16.0 16.1 Unable to initialise Windows Audio. XAudio2Create(), 0x80040154 - last accessed on 2020-06-14