BPGE #21 – Command & Conquer Tiberian Dawn

We end the week with another important game in the history of the real-time strategy genre. After their success with Dune II, Westwood continued to improve and innovate their RTS formula in Command & Conquer. This marked the beginning of a new franchise which would eventually grow into one of the most popular and successful RTS games ever. While this game does not feature all the modern amenities that Tiberian Sun/Red Alert 2 had, the game was a definite leap from Dune II.  Either way, if you wish to give the game a try read on for some download links.

Since EA has released this game for free, you can download it directly from their servers here : http://largedownloads.ea.com/pub/misc/CnCGold.zip

There are installation notes included and a patch to get it running on newer Windows systems.

In our videos we also used an un-official patch to get the higher resolution and to disable the videos. The patch we used can be found here : http://nyerguds.arsaneus-design.com/cnc95upd/cc95p106/patch106c_r2_en.html