C&C Labs News Wire

— Thursday, November 28, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 5:01:08 AM ET

Happy Thanksgiving

I have been rather busy this past week, but I would like to take a moment to wish all of our American visitors a happy Thanksgiving.  I'm certainly thankful for EA Pacific's great efforts in developing Generals and their continued support of fansites.  I'd also like to thank all of our loyal visitors like you, and those of you who have provided us with feedback and suggestions during these past few months.  Regular updates by myself will resume on Monday.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

— Saturday, November 23, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 3:46:43 AM ET

Unit and Structure Information

We would like to completely redo and rearrange our units and structures pages for CNC Generals with information from the Generals Multiplayer Test. However, none of our staff are in the test. (I at the time did not have a PC that met the test requirements.) Therefore, we are looking for some outside help. If there are any multiplayer testers out there that want to join the CNC Generals World staff and help out with our content pages, please contact me at MicScoTho@cncgeneralsworld.com.

— Tuesday, November 19, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 3:50:58 PM ET

New Poll

We have a new poll up! This time the question asks: If the Generals release date was pushed back even more, would you be angry? Place your vote on the right side of the page!

Just incase anyone was curious, the unit people liked the most in the last poll was the Aurora Strike Fighter. (I would post all of the results but we had some technical difficulties and they were lost.)

— Saturday, November 16, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 4:39:40 AM ET

Surfin' the Community

Hey Everyone,

I've been surfin the community for news and stuff but their's been a pretty good lack of excitment. On that note, i've started a new thread in forum dedicated to posting news that interests you and I may put it up on the mainsite. With that said, here's what I've come up with in the community for today:

CnCWorld is 3 years old, to celebrate they have launched a contest, you could a copy of CNC Generals or many other cool prizes, so check them out!

There are some new screenshots over at CnCDEN, including a picture of a couple of great planes (up close). Click Here to check them out.

Adding to the blast of screenshots flooding the community, PC Gameworld has added

Well, thats all I have time for today, but if you fing a post somewhere, or anywhere, tell us about it in the forums.

— Thursday, November 14, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 10:52:05 AM ET

New Generals Preview

This is a few days late, but I figured I'd post it anyway.  Action Trip has a new preview of Generals out.  Here is what they asked be posted:

Here at Action Trip we’ve prepared a little something for all of you Command and Conquer fans. One of our editors was invited to attend the latest multiplayer test of the RTS title C&C: Generals, which was held at EA Studios in San Francisco. We treat you all to a full report from the event; gameplay impressions, new screens, etc.

You can read the preview on this page.

— Wednesday, November 13, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 2:36:57 PM ET

New Downloads

Well, it's a little overdue, but what the hay, i've posted the IGN videos to the site. MicScoTho had them uploaded but not posted, and now they are, so guess what? You can download them!

— Monday, November 11, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 1:46:37 PM ET

New movies

Update: There are actually 14 movies.  Statik Vision has the 4 that Generals Bunker doesn't have online.  We're also currently uploading the remaining four videos.

Theres 10 new movies via IGN. Generals Bunker has them all online. View them here.

— Sunday, November 10, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:51:56 PM ET

New Wallpapers

We've got two cool new wallpapers, both made by Generals World staff member Talal.  Here are their thumbnails:


Click here to visit the wallpapers page to download em for your desktop!

— Sunday, November 10, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 4:07:18 AM ET

New Screenshots Added

I added the 30-plus new screenshots for you to view. Check out the Screenshots section to view them.

— Thursday, November 7, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 8:42:30 AM ET

Moved Back

It's official, and i alopogise for the slight delay in this post. The Command and Conquer: Generals release date has been pushed back to Febuary 11th, 2003. ::Sigh::

Atleast we know that the game will be quite polished. :)

— Wednesday, November 6, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:36:14 PM ET

More Info about Generals Release Date

This just in: It has been confirmed that Generals has been delayed. To when? We're not exactly sure at this time. According to Generals Xtreme, CNC Zone (currently down) posted this message:
I just got through with a email conversation with Delphi. It's official that Generals has been delayed again. However the date that is being posted around the community of Feb. 24 is not correct. The official date will be posted at the event tommorrow. So, until then all we know is that the release date has changed once again. But, like I said at the top, I'm sure it will be worth it.
Assuming this is true, we should find out tomorrow what the release day now is.

— Wednesday, November 6, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:21:57 PM ET

News Wrapup

Hope you're all ready for a really big news post.   Some of this news is a few days old, but it hasn't been posted yet, so here it goes:


This morning I spent some time figuring out the final disk duplication count with Shanahan.

Reading the message board here, I see that some folk are interested in giving up their slots because they didn't get their copy yet. Apologies and thanks for the feedback. Sorry we didn't get the MP test version done in time. I really wanted to hold it a bit longer to get some extra bug fixing and polish time into it.

Those of you who would like to back out of the MP test, please leave a message here with your information and I'll have Shanahan take you off the list.

For each person that begs out of the test, we can assign a new person. I think we had 23k people sign up for the 3k slots so I'm sure there are many many folk would gladly accept a disk if asked.

We're going to start the duplication soon, so if you want out of the test, please respond quickly.

Apologies again for those of you who can't participate because we delayed. We'll try to do better next time!

Thanks and have fun,

  • There's a new Generals movie out!  It is a 27-minute long gameplay movie.  You can download it here.  There is also a 440 MB MPEG version available to download here.  Now there's one video we won't be adding to our site.   Also, CNC Universe has a synopsis of the movie.
  • Generals Bunker had a Q&A with Chris Rubyor.  Here it is:

Malc: Any reason for yours and Shanahan’s recent absence from the forum?
Chris: He's just been swamped with the MP test.
Malc: Probably won’t get a straight answer but any news on beta CD’s being dispatched?
Chris: Soon...
Malc: Will the beta servers be live as soon as people start getting the disks?
Chris: Yep!

  • Generals Delayed? There have been reports that Generals' release has been delayed again.  Doc from XRA2X emailed Chris Rubyor (Delphi) to confirm this.  Here's the response:

Doc: The German site, PC Games Online, claims that the final release date of Generals has been pushed back to February 24, 2003 - is this true?
Delphi: Nope, we'll have an official date by the end of this week.

It looks like the release date may be pushed back to February, maybe not February 24th.  However, EA Germany has supposedly confirmed this date.

  • And last but not least, a rather old news item.  Skryp00 from CNC Universe asked Chris this question:

skryp00: In night missions, will vehicles have lights? i see that the GLA buggy does...
Delphi: Some do.

Now, for those of you who actually read all that, congratulations.

— Tuesday, November 5, 2002 —

Posted By: Exoskaleton at 1:53:12 PM ET

Update on the "Chatting site"

ok, a few days ago....i posted a message about a new "chatting site" me and a friend created on MSN groups......well, we have enough members now that we have created our own site......just to keep your site alive we need some people!!!! So if you dont mind just simply go "Here", and sign-up... You don't have to really read anything, we just need the members!!

Thank you for your help,


— Tuesday, November 5, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 9:05:32 AM ET

New Event

Delphi just announced an event on the Offical Generals Boards, read it here.
Here is the post by Delphi:
Yes, I am back at the office again. Now we are prepping for a big MP test event happening at EA in San Francisco this Thursday.

We've invited fansites from the C&C, WAR III, StarCraft, and AOM communities to attend and offer their feedback.

By the way, we just went over 150,000 hits! wOOt!

— Monday, November 4, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 12:20:29 PM ET

GMPT Update

Here's the latest update from Shanahan on the Official Generals Website:
Ok..ok...so before your heads explode let me give you the quick answers first:
1. No
2. No
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
....Whew there, that's for the REALLY impatient folk, for those of you that are a bit more calm and collect:
1. Have the discs been mailed yet?
No, are getting very close to sending the discs out, we just have a couple more changes to make.
2. Can't you just send them out anyhow?
No, sending out a disc that didn't work would be like letting you sit in Ferrari, but not letting you drive it. Plus you would drool all over the upholstery and that's just gross.
3. Will we get the discs soon?
Yes, and if I could manipulate time you would of had them yesterday
4. Can I come sit in your office and watch you?
No, thats just plain creepy.
5. Will you let us know as soon as you send out the first batch of discs?
Yes, that will be the first thing I do before I sleep for 3 days straight.
Keep on waiting guys

— Friday, November 1, 2002 —

Posted By: talal at 5:25:09 AM ET

Mooman 3 Released

This is biiiiiig news...for me at least!

the popular mod moomans rules 3 is now available at modden. Here is some of the addons

Here is a small rundown on some of the features the newest version, V3.0, adds in:

• Full duel support with Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge!
• More special country units/structures added! 4 for each!
• Many obsolete maps enabled for more gaming fun! (YR Tech Expansion only)
• 4 new Tech Buildings added in and many existing Westwood maps modified to include them! (Tech Expansion only)
• 8 NEW skirmish and online game modes. Includes the unique Assault Game Mode (Assault Expansion only)
• Fully online (Internet and LAN) compatible!
• AI now is more of a challange, building larger forces and uses many of the new units and structures.
• Enables a number of obsolete code, graphics, sounds and animations!