C&C Labs News Wire

— Tuesday, December 31, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 5:28:27 AM ET

Pre-order Extras

Westwood Underground has found out that people who pre-order C&C Generals will be getting some extra goodies!  These extras include the following:

  • Bonus CNC Generals CD with extra info, from music to concept art.
  • 4-color Tech Tree card
  • 4-color Multiplayer Map/Strategy Card
  • Officer's Club orientation letter (includes a secret code that unlocks exclusive game art)

Also, those who pre-order will get one of the three below boxes.  You won't be able to choose which box you get, however.  Personally, I'd like to get my hands on all three of em.

You can pre-order through our online store here.  Note: I can't personally confirm that people who order from Chips n Bits (our online store affiliate) will get these extras.

— Monday, December 30, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 6:33:17 AM ET

Unofficial Generals Beta Chat

Transnote from Renegade Generals has organized a chat with various Generals Multiplayer testers from the community.  If you're not in the beta and have some questions to ask, be sure to sure to join in on the chat.  Here's the details:

Date: Saturday January 4th, 2003
Time: 5pm EST / 2pm PST / 10pm GMT
Place: The chat will be held in the Community Chat Room (link to CNCNZ.com Community Chat Room page)
Alternatively, you can use an IRC client and join using this info....
Server: irc.elite-irc.net
Channel: #ww

— Wednesday, December 25, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:47:02 PM ET

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

First of all, I'd like to send out a big merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Generals World staff!  Second of all, I encourage everyone to read the following, despite this news post's length.

I've been hard at work, finishing this up for now, the last day of our special Christmas event.  If you haven't noticed yet, we've changed our top bar quite a bit.  I'll spend a second explaining it, just so that y'all don't get lost.  Most of the pages from our "Other Information" section have moved to our "Features" section.  A couple of the pages have been merged into other pages on the site.  Also, instead of having "Units" and "Structures" categories, we've reorganized our site to have categories for each of the three factions in Generals: the USA, China, and the GLA.  We've also added a "Civilian" section, which will describe some civilian/neutral structures in Generals, such as Oil Derricks.

Now for the treat for our visitors not in the GMPT.  I have completely redone the USA Units and Structures pages.  I had originally planned on redoing all of the content pages for each of the factions.  However, due to circumstances out of my control, among which being that there are only 24 hours in a day, I flat out ran out of time.  But what about the rest of the content pages?  Well, every other day or so over the next week or two we'll be releasing a new, completely updated content page.  Ah, more incentive to keep checking back here often.

The completely redone unit and structure pages include all of the units and structures for the USA.  They also list their upgrades and their special abilities.  Not only that, but the descriptions include each unit and structure's cost, as well as each unit's strengths and weaknesses.  If that wasn't enough for ya, I've also included all of the "icons" that you use to build each unit and structure with, and updated in-game screenshots of them as well.  This is now some of the most comprehensive Generals information on the web, so I encourage everyone to visit the USA pages and see for yourselves.  After you're done that, head over to this thread in our forums to post any comments, suggestions, or questions you may have.  Multiplayer Testers: Please post any errors you find.

Once again, happy holidays everyone! 

— Tuesday, December 24, 2002 —

Posted By: JuvScorpion at 7:19:45 AM ET


Hellow guys,

i must apolagize for not posting anything, the reason being that there wasn't much to post! well a big fat jucy and slobber merry christmas kiss to all da galz and a 5 to the guys, enjoy ur holidays while u can!

Well...great news, as you all know that mcschotho posted up earlier that the official CNC generals website is up and man is it fancy in it's design, great job with flash and it is dial up modem friendly meaning it loads up pretty fas on a regular modem, providing quick and reliable acess to the site and its contents. A good suggestion would be to check out the units page cuz u can actually view each and every unit up close so hurry over and do check it out.

other than that we all hope yo enjoyed our - or make that mcschothos 12 days to christmas marathon, why did i say mcschotho's christmas marathon? well its cuz he wuz the one workin hard with providing y"all with the news and all...other than him juvscorpion as well had some nice fancy wallpaperz so thumbs up for him!

well, lets hope i find some news to post up, but wallpaperz will alwayz be on the way.

well, happy holidays and merry christmas to every1...lets all hope santa pops in some generals cd's for me, a good suggestion would be not to leave the fire on or santa gonna get fried!


— Tuesday, December 24, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 5:48:17 AM ET

A Very Generals MP3

'Twas the night before Christmas and all the through the site
MicScoTho was updating, flying like a kite;
Wallpapers of many online in some days,
In hopes that visitors would would come to this page;

The webbies were nestled all snug in the chairs,
While tons of Generals news tangled within their hairs;
And Micscotho with his Pc, and I with mine,
Had just sat down listening to the GLA's chime,

When out in the forum there arose such a clatter,
I bashed keys madly to check out the matter.
Away to the chat; I flew in a flash,
Clicking fast; I learned of the clash.

"Now Luckie! Now MicScoTho! Now Exo! Now Eternity!
Post the darn mp3, i'm gaining paternity!"
"From the Desktop of me, to the desktop the desktop of all,
Now go ahead, go ahead, downloads for yall!"

A Very Generals Mp3 is now available. It's a mix of CNC past and CNC future so be sure to download it now. Click here or head over to our Misc Download Page.

Have a very good Holiday season.

— Tuesday, December 24, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 4:16:27 AM ET

Official Generals Website Live!!

That's right folks!  The official generals website is now live!  It's no longer a preview site, but a full-blown Flash masterpiece.  Personally, I love Flash, and this Flash site is very well-done.  It loads plenty fast with my cable connection.  Not sure how fast it will load for you 56Kers.  In any case, head on over here to check it out!

Update:  I've just finished checking out all the pages of the site now.  EA has added descriptions and cool zoomable screenshots of three units and one structure per side in Generals.  They also have a couple new screenshots, and there's three Generals wallpapers - one USA-themed, one China-themed, and one GLA-themed.  They also have many pages that seem to not be up just yet, including game strategies, audio, movies, chat logs, official map packs and more.

— Monday, December 23, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 3:27:48 PM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Phewf.  Our final two wallpapers for our 12 Days of Christmas marathon are here.  Tomorrow we'll be releasing a CNC MP3 remix, and on Christmas we'll be releasing another goodie. =)

Here's the thumbnails of the two wallpapers:


The first is by JuvScorpion and the second is made by Talal.  As always, head over to our wallpapers page to get em!

— Sunday, December 22, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 4:03:29 AM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Today we're releasing two new wallpapers!  The first is made by Talal and the second is made by JuvScorpion.

Visit our wallpaper download page to download them!

— Saturday, December 21, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 8:10:58 AM ET

Day 8: New Screenshots

For the 8th Day of the Generals World 12 Days of Christmas marathon, we're releasing 24 more screenshots.  Head on over to the screenshots page to see the all the 132 screenshots in our gallery.

Stay tuned... tomorrow we're releasing two more wallpapers, and we've got some great stuff being released after that.

— Friday, December 20, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 9:26:54 AM ET

Generals News

Here's the latest CNC Generals news.  Firstly, the CNC Generals Developer Underground website has been updated.  All the images now work, and their FAQ has been updated.

Secondly, the "final" Generals box artwork has been released, thanks to CNC Universe for this.  It is similar to the older version, except the new version is more "battleworn."  It comes in two versions.  A 56K friendly version, and a huge high-resolution version.

Lastly, the official Generals logo has been released.  It comes in both a .jpg version and a Photoshop .psd version.  I've added a new Downloads page to our site: Miscellaneous.  The Photoshop version has been added to that page.

— Friday, December 20, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:06:27 AM ET

New Poll

We have a new poll! The question is: What do you download the most from us? You can vote, as always, on the right side of the page. Here's last poll's results.

What side seems the most powerful?
It seems pretty balanced to me

Total Votes: 313

— Friday, December 20, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:01:35 AM ET

Day 7: 3 New Wallpapers!

I didn't have time to post anything new up yesterday, so I'm making up for it today.  Actually, we were a day ahead of ourselves anyway.  For the seventh Day of Christmas, we're releasing three new wallpapers!  The first, snowy-green wallpaper is made by JuvScorpion.  The second wallpaper, created with a cool shade of blue, is made by Talal.  The third wallpaper was sent it by Generals World fan Sagi from Israel.  It is of the Generals Multiplayer Test splash screen, resized to fit your desktops.  Here's thumbnails of each of them:


Head on over to our Wallpapers page to download these three great wallpapers.

— Wednesday, December 18, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 3:42:23 PM ET

Day 6: New Wallpaper

For the 6th Day of the Generals World 12 Days of Christmas, we're releasing a neat wallpaper by Generals World Chief of Staff, Luckie.  Here's its thumbnail:

This wallpaper comes in three versions and you can download it from our Wallpapers page.

— Wednesday, December 18, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 8:50:36 AM ET

War Story and Desktop Theme

Renegade Generals has released a brand new war story!  They've also released a Generals desktop theme for Windows XP, and it doesn't even require Microsoft Plus!  You can read the war story here.  Download the cool XP Theme here.

— Tuesday, December 17, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 11:06:42 AM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

It's the fifth day of Christmas here at Generals World, and today we're giving all our visitors 20 new screenshots to gaze at.  You may have already seen some of these before, because they are courtesy of several of the sites in the community.  I picked some of the ones that I found most interresting.  So head over to our Screenshots page and check em all out!

— Tuesday, December 17, 2002 —

Posted By: JuvScorpion at 10:19:59 AM ET

Over 200k Hits :)

Its official, CNC Generals World is now “over the hill” with over a whopping 200,000 hits. Of course we couldn’t have gotten here without you, the visitors. So on behalf of  the CNC Generals World team I would like to give you a  big THANKS. Christmas is almost here, and we have lots of great things coming up for our 12 Days of Christmas celebration, so make sure to check back soon.

— Tuesday, December 17, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 12:50:04 AM ET

Theme Pack and Trailer

Firstly, RVMECH from CNCDEN has created a new CNC Generals Theme Pack.  You need Microsoft Plus! to use it, and you can download it from the DEN right here.

Secondly, Electronic Arts have released that trailer that was previously exclusive to GameSpot.  You can download it from File Planet or from our servers here in a few minutes.

— Monday, December 16, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 3:07:33 PM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

It's a little bit late today, but for the fourth day of our Generals World 12 Days of Christmas we're releasing yet again, another wallpaper.  It's once again made by JuvScorpion, and as usual, here's a thumbail:

You can download it from our Wallpapers page.

— Sunday, December 15, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 6:33:35 AM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

It's that time again folks.  For the third day in our 12 Days of Christmas event, we're releasing another brand new Generals wallpaper, made by JuvScorpion.  Here's a thumbnail of it:

It comes in three versions:  800x600, 1024x786, and 1280x1024.  You can download it from our Wallpapers page.

— Saturday, December 14, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 7:47:40 AM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

For the second day in our 12 Days of Christmas event we're releasing a new war story.  It's the second chapter to the war story The Girl, written by Eternity.  The second chapter is entitled Looking for a Home.  To read the second chapter to this war story, click here.  Here's a snip of the story:

Four months. She’d been here for four whole months. She was supposed to leave last week for her grandparents’ home in the United States but they still wouldn’t let her leave. She didn’t understand why. She had learnt the language, studied the history of the country and its customs, and even bought a whole new wardrobe, but they still wouldn’t let her go. She missed her friends, her family, her home and her freedom. She was trapped, and she was pissed.

— Saturday, December 14, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 7:25:42 AM ET

Community News

Here's the latest community news for Saturday, December 14th:

  • XGR has 10 new screenshots of Generals posted.
  • HomeLan Fed has posted their Generals Multiplayer Test impressions.  Click here to read their article.
  • CNC Universe and CNCDEN both have cool new wallpapers up!
  • The latest version of the Generals box art has been floating around the community.  Here's an image of it:

You can click on the image to see the compressed version of the full-sized image, or click here to visit CNC Universe and see the high-resolution version.

  • GameSpot has a new Generals trailer up, but it is only available to GameSpot Complete members.  However, Rodoom has uploaded the movie here.  The movie is about one minute long, and very spiffed-up.  Thanks to CNC Universe for this: in the movie, when there is text that says Tomahawk Laucher, in the background you'll notice something that look like a battleship or cruiser.

That's all for community news for now!

— Friday, December 13, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 9:21:45 AM ET

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Our 12 Days of Christmas marathon has begun!  For our first day, we're releasing a cool wallpaper made by JuvScorpion.  Here's a thumnail of it:


Head to our Wallpapers download page to download it.  It comes in three versions: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, and 1280 x 1024.

— Thursday, December 12, 2002 —

Posted By: Luckie at 2:40:02 PM ET

Newest Chat - Logged and Here

The chat log for the December 12th chat is now online! Thanks to MicScoTho, you can view it in out Chat Log Section or click here to view it directly. Thanks to Harvard,Delphi, Cobby, Dustin, and everyone else you contributed to the chat. Congrats to the 10 chosen receivers of the MP Test. This chat answered many great questions, be sure to check out the log.

— Thursday, December 12, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 11:09:38 AM ET

Chat Reminder

Didn't have time to post this message from Chris Rubyor yesterday, so here it is today. It's reminding everyone about the Generals chat at GameSpy Arcade today.
Hey guys,

Tomorrow December 12th at 4:30 P.M. PST, the GameSpy team will be hosting a GameSpy Arcade chat featuring producer Harvard Bonin. This will be the perfect time to get all those questions lingering in the back of your mind answered and receive the latest status report for the ongoing Generals MP Test.

As an added bonus, ten multiplayer slots will be handed out at random throughout the chat. These lucky winners will be able to participate in the multiplayer madness for the remainder of the test period.

To participate in the chat, simply download GameSpy Arcade and login around 4:15 P.M PST.

Don't be late!

Online Community Manager
Command & Conquer
If you miss the chat, be sure to check back here at Generals World. We'll have the chat log posted shortly after the chat concludes.

— Saturday, December 7, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:23:18 PM ET

World Editor Release Date

The Generals World Editor, originally to be released this month, has likely been pushed back to January. When Transnote from Renegade Generals asked Delphi when the World Editor would be released, Delphi responded with this message:
Delphi-EA: Not yet, it's looking more like January when it will be released.

— Saturday, December 7, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:20:18 PM ET

Free GMTP Slots at Official Forums

Delphi has been giving out free GMTP slots at the Official Generals Message Boards. In order to win a slot, you must be the first person to correctly answer a set of trivia questions. Several slots have already been given out, so head on over the the boards and check it out.

— Saturday, December 7, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 1:16:09 PM ET

Generals Development Site

The developers of Generals have created their own site, called Generals Developer Underground.  Here is what was posted on the main page:

Welcome to Generals Developer Underground. Thanks for taking the time to check out our new developer Web Page. This page is maintained by the Generals Development team and will provide info to the Generals community about the game, the Sage tools, current happenings, etc.

In the future we would like to post game info, tutorials, etc. so that we can really help support the community.

Currently we are gathering feedback from the public MP test so we can make the final game a great one! We appreciate the comments we are getting back from the MP testers, so thanks for helping out and enjoy the site.

--Generals Dev Team

Most of the images still aren't working, but I expect that will be fixed shortly.  In any case, be sure to check out the site here.

— Saturday, December 7, 2002 —

Posted By: JuvScorpion at 10:48:31 AM ET

Generals Chat @ Gamespy!!

This was posted by Delphi @ the official Generals Site

Next Thursday December 12th, 2002 at 4:30 PM PST Gamespy will be hosting a Command & Conquer: Generals chat with producer Harvard Bonin. This will be your opportunity to get the latest update from the team on what's happening with the game.

To participate, you'll need to download and install the Gamespy Arcade software. Click here for more information.

Almost forgot, during the chat we will be handing out 10 slots for the mulitplayer test randomly during the 1 hour event

Cya There!

- Delphi

This looks really cool. Can't wait untill December 12th.

— Wednesday, December 4, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 12:57:50 AM ET

New Poll

We've got a new poll again! This time the question asks: What side seems the most powerful? Place your vote on the right side of the page.

Here's the last poll's results:
If the Generals release date was pushed back even more, would you be angry?
Yeah: Enough is enough!
No: It will give the developers more time to make it better.
It does not matter: I do not plan on buying Generals.

Total Votes: 335

— Tuesday, December 3, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 12:44:52 PM ET

Restricted Forum Areas Now Viewable

Over at the Official Generals Message Boards, three forums previously open exclusively to MP testers have been unlocked.  Visitors who are not in the beta can now view threads on these forums, but cannot post new topics or replies.  So if you're not a Generals multiplayer tester, you can now head over to the official boards to read all sorts of opinions from testers about Generals.

— Tuesday, December 3, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 12:39:33 PM ET

New Videos

There are four new videos out!  They have been uploaded by WW-Arsenal.  Here are the links to them:

They're all fairly small in size and good quality, compressed with the DivX codec.  Be sure to check them out!

— Monday, December 2, 2002 —

Posted By: Deosl at 4:49:15 AM ET

To Beta Tester!

Don't download a program that modifies Generals! Because they steal your serial key!

These programs tell you that they can change from 800x600 to 1024x768, but they Don't!

Be on the look out for other programs that modifies Generals!