First posting on the OpenRA forum 31-08-2019 Presentation of my OpenRA Getting Started Guide (for release 20190314)
My name is Ronald and I've been playing CnC ever since it first came out on PC's MS-Dos back in 1996.
I've also done a _little_ bit of CnC mission modding, with an ini-editor back in those day (can not remember its name).
I've played CnC, TS, RA, Renegarde all the way up until CnC Generals around 2006 and enjoyed every minute of it.
NOW BACK ON THE OPENRA BATTEFIELD:
Recently (4-5 months ago) I was browsing Youtube and found "Five Aces" channel, shoutcasts and other videos about... OPEN? Red Alert!
Five Aces's passionate work instantly re-ignited my CnC and Red Alert passion, I downloaded OpenRA and have now been playing / testing
it fiercely (in skirmish mode only) for the last few months. What a joy, what a beauty she is and fully free and open-source as well :-P
From this joyful experience I first want to thank everyone in the OpenRA community for re-creating and maintaining the good old WestWoods Studio's spirit!.
But then I got so excited that I decided that I want to do more then just say "thank you".
GIVING BACK TO THIS AWESOME OPENRA COMMUNITY
I wanted to give back to this awesome OpenRA community, since you all rock! .
And that is exactly what I want to present here today on the birthday (31-August) of the original CnC.
My "Open Red Alert - Getting Started Guide" (and appendices),
which you can download it from here (from DropBox):
- https://tinyurl.com/openragsg - shortened link
- https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7udkbv4n0kyq ... 1_93mb.zip - direct long link
It contains: 2 Documents, PDF formatted, Size 93mb
A - "Getting Started Guide" - 210 pages - Taking you (back) on a "guided tour" through OpenRA (release 20190314)
B - "Appendices" -------------- 25 pages - Lots of OpenRA hierarchy trees, data, and infographics.
These 2 documents are aimed at OpenRA total newcommers, and/or existing CnC, RA, TS players in the field.
I sincerely hope my document will ChronoShift many (new and old-skool) players back into the OpenRA Multiverse.
I'm looking for feedback so, will you let me know want you think of my documents?
Thanks for all for your time, efforts and feedback.
- OpenRA Getting Started Guide
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Thank you for your feedback on my documents content.
I will follow your advice and I will seek contact with people in the OpenRA community, who can help me to create a greater exposure of this document.
Penev92 made me aware of the fact that its cover-text was exactly covering its contents properly, so I altered the covert text into this. Thanks Penev92 for your constructive feedback.
NEW DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD LINK:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2h8zdqgqk7udu ... 1_92mb.zip
This is really top work. The amount of time this must of taken... I hope it comes in handy for those new to ORA. It took me a while to pick up on certain hot keys and commands, so this would of been ideal for me when i first started.
Thanks for your feedback and the reminder Straus.
I have just re-uploaded v1.02 of this document, complete with license information on the 2nd pagelawANDorder wrote: ↑Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:54 pmCould you add licence information so that people who might want to compile this into a website don't have to worry about copyright?
If you want to opt out of copyright, CC0 would be an option, to preserve copyright and attribution MIT could suit your needs.
The new Dropbox download link is this one:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/phrtn3f14maut ... 2_95mb.zip
I am on Windows 10 and tried with "Edge" and "Vivaldi" as the browsers and have enough space on the partion where the temp folder is.
The error message says: "Dropbox unterstützt .pdf-Dateien, aber hier ist etwas schiefgelaufen."
( translated to english: "Dropbox supports .pdf-files, but something went wrong here.")
Maybe someone knows a fix and here is a fix for the appendices:
On page 5 ( Structure Hiearchy - Soviets ) the picture implies the "Kennel" needs "Barracks" as a prerequisite, which is not true and the "Advanced Power Plant" needs the "Radar Dome".
The same applies to the allies page ( page 4 ) and the fake structures only need the Construction Yard.