December 2001

 Historical Shocker!
Posted Monday, December 10, 2001

Back in July the Renegade guys posted up a fun story involving research into the mysterious substance known as Tiberium. Check it out!

"The incredible Doctor Mobius has done it again! This time his research with Tiberium radiation has allowed our spectrograph to bring forth new evidence that there was more to the signing of the American Declaration of Independence than meets the eye.

All records of the paintings creator John Trumbull (b.1756-d.1843) have vanished and the American people are in shock.

Click Here to see for yourself the startling imagery that no one wants to talk about."

Have Fun!

Online Community Manager
Westwood Studios

Posted Friday, December 7, 2001

To keep up with the high demand for Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge maps we have released another fan map-pack. This new download contains five brand spanking new maps for players to battle and wage war on. The info below comes from two of the maps you can find inside the new fan map-pack download.

Name: River of Dreams
Map Type: RA2
Number of Players: 2-6
Resource Types: Moderate Ore, Moderate Diamonds, 4 Oil Derricks, No Ore Mines
Environmental Conditions: Temperate / Day shift from dusk to night to day
Features: Tech Airport and Outpost, Day shift, Night Fight
Tips: Capture and oil rigs and barricade city in middle of map.
Editor version: Final Alert 2
Author: redhand88
Map size: 99x99
Features: This small city and it's surrounding area is the scene of a huge battle about to brew.
The only way across the river is through the city. Take the city and victory is in your hands.


Map Name: Orlando Executive Airport
Map Type: Yuri's Revenge
Author Name: Aircraftkiller2001[RA2U]
Authors WOL Nick Name: tankcmdr6
Map Size: 120x100
Number of Players: 2
Map Theater: NewUrban
Map Type: Multiplay
Resource Types: Gems, ore
Environmental Conditions: Afternoon, tropical
Coolest Features: Runways with taxiways, fully detailed small aircraft airport
Tips: Grab the civilian power plants, then start your base quickly. Be sure to use all of the buildings on the base to your advantage.

Click Here to visit our fan map download section!

Have Fun!

Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2
Westwood Studios

 Yuri's Revenge Update 1.001 Ready for Download!
Posted Friday, December 7, 2001

The Yuri's Revenge 1.001 self extracting files are now available for download. If you have not logged into Westwood online to auto-update your game, simply click on one of the files below to download and install.

The armor rating for Soviets Spy Plane and MiGs have been increased to withstand more punishment.
Rhino Tanks will now build slightly faster.
The Siege Chopper's cost has been slightly decreased.
The Slave Miner's cost has been slightly increased.
If ordered from the Structures Tab, the Slave Miner now builds slightly slower. However, if ordered from the Units Tab, the Slave Miner now builds slightly faster than it did before.
The Chaos Drone now costs slightly more, builds and shoots slightly slower.

For more information about the patch CLICK HERE!

To manually install the patch just click on the appropriate link below. Once the file has downloaded just double click on the file to begin the patching process.






Posted Thursday, December 6, 2001

So, you didn't get into the multiplay beta? Fear not, all hope is not lost. Westwood has teamed with iGames, to bring the beta test to four game centers around the country for the remaining two weeks of the test.

The beta will give gamers a chance to see Renegade's exclusive multiplay "C&C Mode," where two teams of players, GDI and Nod, fight to destroy each other's base. The beta test will include four different multiplay maps, and players will be able to play as any of the 28 characters, use all of the 23 weapons, and drive all of the 11 vehicles in the game.

"Thousands and thousands of Renegade fans around the country applied to be in our multiplay beta test and, unfortunately, we were only able to accommodate 1,500 of them," said Dan Cermak, executive producer of Renegade. "However, having the beta at game centers around the country will give even more of them an opportunity to see Renegade's C&C Mode."

Dolores Decker, iGames showcase manager, said "We are thrilled to be able to include four premier centers in the beta program of Westwood's latest blockbuster, Renegade. Our game center patrons have been looking forward to Renegade's upcoming release and now have a unique opportunity to participate in the final phase of the game's development."

Los Angeles, CA - ICELAN
Temple Ave., Suite I
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 594-3800

CyberSpace Matrix
139 South Main Street
Doylestown, PA, 18901
(215) 340-9180
CyberSpace Matrix

1011 East Westfield Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 257-6635

13222 118th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5L 4N4 Canada
(780) 413-9982

Renegade beta test availability and business hours vary at each location. Contact the individual game center for more information or directions.


Have Fun! :D

Online Community Manager
Westwood Studios

 Fan Site Spotlight!
Posted Thursday, December 6, 2001

A big "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to guys over at
CNC Combat Zone! They have been selected as our featured RA2 site of the week. Keep up the great work guys!

Every week we like to honor our hard working RA2 community by featuring them on our official site. These webmasters and news reporters work around the clock for the latest news, interviews, maps, and strategies for everyones favorite game. So when time permits, please visit our
fan site section and check out all the goddies these guys have to offer.

Online Community Manager
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
Westwood Studios Loves Renegade!
Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2001

*Renegade Update* has posted the second in their 2-part feature on Renegade today. This feature is based on their experiences in the multiplay beta test, and the preview single-play code they received.

Notable quotables:

"We're happy to report that taking part in Renegade's campaign mode is just about everything we'd hoped it would be."

"This 'one man in the midst of madness' feeling is what separates Renegade from so many other first and third person shooters. It's also what makes it so much fun to play."

"Overall, the look of the game is excellent, including the animations of all of the characters."

"Even at this early stage, Renegade plays a lot better and is a lot more fun than some finished products on store shelves."

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 Join Yuri's Army Today!
Posted Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Is there a little a little Yuri voice inside you just screaming to be heard? Well, here's your chance. Come join the armies of faithful PSI Core supporters by interacting in our official Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge community forum. Feel free to comment on whatever you like (or don't like). Just keep it clean, be considerate, and most of all have fun.

You can reach the forum by CLICKING HERE!

 Visit RA2 Map Depot Today!
Posted Tuesday, December 4, 2001

Looking for some new maps for Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge? Well head on over to RA2 Map Depot for some of the best around. You'll find a wide array multiplayer and single player maps to help keep rolling in.

Have Fun!

Posted Monday, December 3, 2001

Back in September we posted Yuri's psychic test. This test is designed to weed out those who exhibit above average psychic power and mental abilities from the rest of the worlds average gene pool. We are once again posting this test per request of Yuri. So don't be disappointed if you fail, our Bio reactors always have room.

CLICK HERE to test your mental powers.

Good Luck!

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