C&C Gold offered as Free Download

In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995.

To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!

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^ the graphics are "old school" because it's 12 years old. How good were your VGA graphic skills 12 years ago?

Don't forget to play the Funpark levels where you get to kick dinosaur arse...

I think this is a game I've been trying to find.

I remember playing a game in which some commando started a mission alone and had to blow stuff up and would say such things as "I got a present for ya!" or "That was left handed" upon killing the enemy. I think this game is it. I'm going to have to install it and see if I can get there again.

bangbang023 said,
I don't think you're thinking of the right game.

He is thinking of the right game, actually. It's the tenth (or thereabout) level in the GDI campaign, and the second level included in the demo that came out when the game was originally released in 1995. :)

I think I've been playing this game too much :P

N_B said,

He is thinking of the right game, actually. It's the tenth (or thereabout) level in the GDI campaign, and the second level included in the demo that came out when the game was originally released in 1995. :)

I think I've been playing this game too much :P

just remember to blow up the airstrip so that you can skip the next mission (a hard one! ) I obviously played this game too much 12 years ago if I still remember that

Yup its legit The game is not that good anyways just because its old I got Command And Conquer the first decade with all command and conquer games except their new Tiberian sun 3. :sleeping:

Commando Burton said,
Yup its legit The game is not that good anyways just because its old I got Command And Conquer the first decade with all command and conquer games except their new Tiberian sun 3. :sleeping:


...Tiberian sun 3?
You're clearly not a C&C fan.

Tiberian Sun was the SECOND Command & Conquer game in the (Tiberium) series. This game that's up for download was the first in the series and is sometimes referred to as "Tiberian Dawn".
The 3rd game was SUPPOSED to be called "Tiberian Twilight" and the last game, but once EA got ahold of it they wanted to milk it for all it's worth.

Yeah I'm getting hammered on the d/l as well.

Guess I'll have to wait a couple of days until things calm down.

They really should torrent the files to aid everyone who wants them

I like this new approach. I resent ads being in games or on services I pay good money for, but in something free like this I have no problems with an 'ad supported' feature like the Farcry and Ghost Recon methods.

FarCry is also out as is one of the Ghost Recon games (for free that is)
They are ad suported on the loading and menu screens, but other than that full games

GDI = Global Defense Intiative and NOD = Brotherhood of NOD (or to many C&C fans, NOD = Nasty Obnoxious ********s :P) they are the two waring factions in the game. The NOD disk is for the NOD singleplayer campaign and the GDI disk is for the GDI singleplayer campaign, back when it was first made, they couldn't fit all the singleplayer FMVs on the one disk (correct me if I'm wrong) so that is why there is 2 disks.

Xerxes said,
GDI = Global Defense Intiative and NOD = Brotherhood of NOD (or to many C&C fans, NOD = Nasty Obnoxious ********s :P) they are the two waring factions in the game. The NOD disk is for the NOD singleplayer campaign and the GDI disk is for the GDI singleplayer campaign, back when it was first made, they couldn't fit all the singleplayer FMVs on the one disk (correct me if I'm wrong) so that is why there is 2 disks.

Just as a side note, it's "Nod" and not "NOD". Not trying to be a grammar nazi, it's just that some people think it's an acronym when it's just a name =P

I believe Bethesda did this with their older Elder Scroll's series anniversary. Cool I suppose, though I already own them all. :P

Cool, too bad I already own the original C&C (DOS version) and C&C GOLD :P (getting it working in XP/Vista isn't that hard really anyway )

Wait a minute now. Some kind of conspiracy going on here? Wasn't there a post saying that it was filled with ads?.

But I'm sure somebody will say something soon if there is.

No. There are other games being offered by Fileplanet with ads (Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia, and Far Cry) but this is just being released for free since it's a 12 year old game. Basically it's just a marketing move to bring the name back in the news. No catch though.

There is no catch. Game companies actually do this a lot on anniversaries of games. The only thing I can think of is that they'll only offer it for a certain amount of time.

CheeseFart said,
whats the catch?

The catch is that by the time you download it from their pish poor servers, another 12yrs will have passed thus being able to download C&C 3 free ...

BeLGaRaTh said,
The catch is that by the time you download it from their pish poor servers, another 12yrs will have passed thus being able to download C&C 3 free ...

Agreed, I'm pulling all of 20KB/s here :rolleyes:

But nonetheless, nice one EA

EA giving things for free? Not very usual but Cool anyway!!
I'm a big fan of the C&C series and I'm gonna start downloading this one right now.