Command & Conquer was one of the best and most influential RTS games of all time, and C&C: Renegade was a pretty decent shooter that let you explore its universe in first person. Moreover, its multiplayer mode let you buy and drive its vehicles, including mammoth tanks and orca helicopters.
I can remember some brilliant games in Renegade, and thrillingly, there’s a total conversion mod that resituates it in Red Alert – C&C’s splendid prequel.
That mod has just had a comprehensive new update, which is the news that justifies us writing this story, but this mod has been around for a while. Named A Path Beyond – for the classic Red Alert multiplayer map, of course – you can check out a trailer from its ‘delta’ release over two years ago below. All the icons are here, including Tesla coils, mammoth tanks, and even missile submarines (quite a feat, since Renegade had no pilotable naval units, as far as I can remember).
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Best of all, A Path Beyond is standalone and free. You can download and play it right now from ModDB or the website of W3D, the community that has flourished around a series of mods that use Renegade’s Sage engine to put your boots on the ground in several other worlds.
But, yes, news: the change notes for the 188.8.131.52 update to A Path Beyond are on the W3D forums here. Notable points include a tighter FOV for first-person infantry and a ton of balancing changes, notably to rocket soldiers and the yak.
A Path Beyond is one of the most successful fan projects I can remember seeing for a while – the Renegade Wiki claims it once (in February 2008) boasted over 6,000 monthly players and was even promoted by EA. Elsewhere on W3D you’ll also find a Renegade mod for Tiberian Sun, with another for Red Alert 2 in development.
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