Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
|Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2|
This game has unused areas.
This game has a notes page
|This game's online features are no longer supported.|
While this game's online features were once accessible, they are no longer officially supported and online-exclusive features may be documented as now-unseen content.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is, quite obviously, the sequel to Red Alert and continues the timeline in which the Allies win. The Soviet Union has secretly recovered its army and takes the United States by surprise by invading it from all directions.
• World Domination Tour resources are now unused with the service being unavailable.
• https://www.modenc.renegadeprojects.com/Red_Alert_2 includes exe switches and a debug mode.
- 1 Sub-Pages
- 2 Main Menu Commands
- 3 Unused Features
- 4 rules.ini
- 5 Unused Music
- 6 Obscured Graphics
- 7 Anti-Piracy
- 8 Game.exe
- 9 Unused Gametypes
- 10 Unused Maps
- 11 Unused Sounds
- 12 Cut Sounds
- 13 Oddities
- 14 Revisional Differences
- 15 tutorial.ini
- 16 Unused Weapons
| Non-Functional .ini Properties|
Several unused keys with different properties.
| Unused Graphics|
Several unused graphics.
| Unused Models|
Unused models from Tiberian Sun, and early models for Red Alert 2.
| Unused Units|
| Unused Text|
Several bits of text unused in Red Alert 2.
Main Menu Commands
The following codes can be typed on the main menu to unlock different effects, a beep will happen when correctly entered.
HIRES - Allows selecting resolutions up to 4096x4096 in the options menu.
THETEAM - Loads a custom tmcj4f.ini file after loading rules.ini, allowing custom rules to be used in skirmish mode. Stands for "Totally Cool Mission Just 4 Fun".
TOGGLE - From Tiberian Sun, obsolete. "Allowing or disallowing switch between video modes".
PENGO - From Tiberian Sun, obsolete. "Replaces Visceroid graphics with placeholder images".
Located in ra2.mix are some leftover graphics data from older Command & Conquer games, and unused graphics made for early versions of Red Alert 2. Several graphics from Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Tiberian Sun can be found in the data. These use color palettes from the earlier games which weren't left in Red Alert 2's files, and thus can only be properly seen using palettes extracted from the earlier games.
Setting CanDetonateTimeBomb to 'yes' in Rules.ini allows double clicking on an enemy with an Ivan bomb on them to instantly detonate it, as the comment says: "Turn this on to restore double click functionality on enemy bombs (actually easier than pulling out the Event)".
Setting CanDetonateDeathBomb to 'yes' in Rules.ini does nothing, as the comment says:
"and this one controls double clicking bombs on own guys; neither of these will give double click back to Ivan himself // obsolete now that deathbombs cut".
It's possible the image to the right was used for the death bomb cursor, the time bomb cursor uses the SEAL C4 cursor.
Gap generators have an "ExtraPower" value of -9000, this means when gap generators have 9000 spare power available they can be deployed to use the SuperGapRadiusInCells as their range instead of the base GapRadiusInCells. However, this seems to have been just a quick way to disable the feature, as both radii are 10. Changing SuperGapRadius allows a functional version of the mechanic.
Setting InitialVeteran to 'yes' allows all starting units to be elites, which is otherwise unavailable as an option in skirmish.
Setting MutateExplosion to 'no' will turn the genetic mutator weapon from a 6x6 superweapon to a 3x3.
AImd.ini has scripts for AI taskforces to create two Psi-Commandos, however the final AITriggerTypes for them to create them isn't defined. It also has scripts to allow brutal AI to build two chrono-commandos to attack once their enemy has an allied tech center (likely a mistake, and is meant to be when they own a tech center), however, they cannot do this because chrono-commandos require stolen allied tech, and the script for spies to enter tech centers isn't set to be used on any difficulty.
UpgradeVeteranSound and UpgradeEliteSound allow different sounds to be played when a unit is promoted, but both use the same sound.
CreateInfantrySound, CreateAircraftSound, and CreateUnitSound would play a sound when a unit of that type is created, but it goes unused.
Red Alert 2 was developed on top of the Tiberian Sun game and engine, so a lot of graphics and programming code from the earlier game persists within Red Alert 2.
Side and Country Data
The Allies and Soviets are referred to by the sides system as "GDI" and "Nod" - the two main factions from Tiberian Sun. Unused country data also exists for "GDI" and "Nod" countries (using the gdii.pcx and nodi.pcx files shown below), either to just test the system, or possibly to later be converted into vanilla Allied and Soviet countries.
Some of the country names were also different to those employed in the final game.
|Country name in final game||Country name in rules.ini|
Tiberium was the resource collected in Tiberian Sun, and came in two varieties - green and blue. These have been replaced by the more conventional ore and gems in Red Alert 2, in keeping with the original Red Alert. However, being built on the Tiberian Sun engine, most references to ore in rules.ini still mention "Tiberium", and control variables for the spread of ore and mining behaviour still have tag names such as "TiberiumFarScan".
In addition, ore is still referred to in code by the name of the standard green variant of Tiberium - Riparius. Gems have taken on the name of the rarer blue variant - Vinifera. Two unused Tiberium types that were present in the code of Tiberian Sun - Cruentus and Aboreus - are still present in Red Alert 2's code.
Tiberian Sun's super weapon code is still contained within rules.ini, though commented out for the most part. The Nod Multi Missile super weapon was adapted into the Soviet Nuclear Missile, and still bears the old name of MultiSpecial. The only Tiberian Sun super weapon not commented out in the code is the GDI Ion Cannon - IonCannonSpecial. Whether this was just an oversight or whether it was actually used for something is uncertain.
Re-enabling these super weapons is not possible without the use of modding extensions such as Ares, as although they remain in the INIs, much of their internal engine code has been purged.
Code still remains in the rules.ini, art.ini, and individual theater ini files for ice, tunnels and railways - all of which were present in Tiberian Sun. Without external enhancements like the Terrain Expansion, it is not possible to properly re-enable them.
|This needs some investigation.|
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: The tracks Probing, Ready the Army, and C&C in the House can apparently be found on the disc, but I can't locate them in The First Decade's version.
Map select music from Tiberian Sun
RA2 Intro Music
Found lost in local.mix file, this music track can be found on the CD as background music called HM2. There are some differences like a different size and remixing smaller, besides being only mono track and 'low sound'.
Crazy Ivan and the terrorist both have death graphics that are obscured by their death explosions.
On pirated copies, the player's base, as well as the player's units, would explode after 30 seconds.
This anti-piracy measure sometimes results in a false positive if you install the game, expansion and patch and play one game. Relaunching the game allows normal play.
An unused dialog box found in the main executable.
mpmodes.ini makes mention of a "Siege" mode that was "Removed until UI does or does not support game type.". MPsiege.ini also describes it as "Siege mode designates one player as the Defender. The Defender begins at the first starting point (map waypoint) with a conyard. The other players are allied as the Attackers. The Attacking players begin at the other starting points with an MCV".
More information from ModEnc:
The [Siege] entry is obsolete, it has not been substantiated whether or not this game mode can be made to work, although it can only be used on LAN or Internet games. In this mode, one player is designated the 'Defender' and starts at the first map waypoint with a Construction Yard. The other players are allocated as being 'Attackers' and start at the remaining waypoints with MCVs as usual. The defender cannot ally with any other player (although Attackers can, and all Attackers begin the game allied and unable to change alliances). The idea is for the Attackers to defeat the Defender or vice versa. You can enable this mode by deleting the comments ( ; ) and giving the mode a new number. Note also the spelling mistake which means the rulesOverride INI file does not get read - it states MPSeige.INI when it should in fact be MPSiege.INI which is in the game files. If you enable this mode, you must also add several string entries to the .CSF files to support it;- MP:AttackerTeam should contain a string such as 'Attacker' MP:DefenderTeam should contain a string such as 'Defender' MP:IllegalTeam should contain a string such as 'That team is not allowed!' MP:NoAttackers should contain a string such as 'No Attackers?' MP:NoDefender should contain a string such as 'No Defender?' MP:OnlyOneBesieged should contain a string such as 'Not enough attackers!'
439FEA47 is another broken map that can be briefly loaded in Tiberian Sun before crashing.
A test map used to show the full power of Red Alert 2, It was probably developed exclusively to be played at the E3 2000. This map appears in several old screenshots, including the cover of the game. You start with the Soviet team, but can also control the Allies even as enemies. The map does not have any goal.
E32.map uses snow graphics and is a multiplayer map that is incomplete and missing graphics, most notably the water graphics. There is a psychic sensor on the map to Allied team. The map file is too corrupted to play, and can only be viewed in a map editor. It is possible to play it normally in Tiberian Sun with RA2 structures missing.
Map tournament cut for no reason. Totally complete.
;;Tournament 3 ;[TN03T8] ;Description=NAME:TOURNEY3 ;CD=0,1 ;MinPlayers=2 ;MaxPlayers=8 ;GameMode=standard
Cut Mega Wealth version of the TOURNEY3 map. Totally complete.
;;Tournament 3 Mega Wealth ;[TN03MW] ;Description=NAME:TOURNEY3 ;CD=0,1 ;MinPlayers=2 ;MaxPlayers=8 ;GameMode=megawealth
Missing Map File
List of names of the map file that does not exist in the file multi.mix.
Missing Cooperative Maps Archives
The names exist but the maps are missing.
57=C1M1A 58=C1M1B 61=C1M2B 62=C1M2C 63=C1M3A 65=C1M3C 66=C1M4A 67=C1M4B 69=C1M5A 70=C1M5B 72=C2M1A 73=C2M1B 75=C2M2A 77=C2M2C 78=C2M3A 79=C2M3B 81=C2M4A 83=C2M4C 85=C2M5B 86=C2M5C 88=C3M1B 89=C3M1C 91=C3M2B 92=C3M2C 93=C3M3A 94=C3M3B 96=C3M4A 97=C3M4B 99=C3M5A 101=C3M5C 103=C4M1B 104=C4M1C 105=C4M2A 106=C4M2B 109=C4M3B 110=C4M3C 111=C4M4A 112=C4M4B 114=C4M5A 115=C4M5B 117=C5M1A 118=C5M1B 120=C5M2A 122=C5M2C 123=C5M3A 124=C5M3B 127=C5M4B 128=C5M4C 129=C5M5A 131=C5M5C
Unused Multiplayer Maps
Are incomplete maps, exist but are not used.
mp04t8.map mp07t4.map mp24t2.map mp28u4.map mp29u4.map mp30s8.map
|ispyatd||This line should play when ordered to enter buildings but plays the generic move sounds instead. Giving the spy C4 enables this line when ordered to enter buildings.|
|iborcrb||Boris has 5 creation sounds, but only the first in the list seems to play.|
|ienydia||Death sounds for Yuri's engineer, however they're set to use Soviet death sounds.|
|iggidea||Deploy sounds for GGIs, they just play their deploy sound and not voice line.|
|ilasdia||Death sounds for the cosmonauts, they just play the rocketeer's death sound instead.|
|iromata||Attack sounds for Romanov, who is unarmed.|
|isl1ata||Attack sounds for worker slaves, who cannot attack, only mine.|
|isl1haa||Telling slaves to harvest. They automatically harvest and can't be ordered. These lines can be enabled if the player frees an opponent's slaves then orders them into a Grinder.|
|isl1moa||Telling slaves to move. They can't be ordered to move.|
|itapcrb||Tanya has 4 creation sounds, but only the first in the list seems to play. The fourth line is used when Tanya appears at the start of 'Tomb Raided'.|
|ma5ta04||Tanya has lines for when all spies are killed. After the 3rd time the lines loop instead of playing this one.|
|cevau06||Allied V3 tutorial. Shown on the first level instead.|
|cevau07||Allied apocalypse tutorial.|
|cevau08||Allied kirov tutorial.|
|cevau13||Allied dreadnought tutorial. Shown on the first level instead.|
|cevau20||Allied psi corp tutorial.|
|cevau24||Allied SEAL tutorial.|
|cevau25||Allied spy tutorial.|
|cevau26||Allied rocketeer tutorial.|
|cevau31||Allied mirage tank tutorial. Replaced with Einstein giving the tutorial.|
|csofu04||Soviet terror drone tutorial. Demonstrated with a cutscene instead.|
|csofu08||Soviet kirov tutorial.|
|csofu10||Soviet giant squid tutorial.|
|csofu11||Soviet typhoon attack sub tutorial.|
|csofu15||Soviet telsa trooper tutorial. Mentions being useless against buildings.|
|csofu18||Soviet crazy ivan tutorial.|
|csofu19||Soviet desolator tutorial.|
|csofu20||Soviet psi corp tutorial.|
|csofu25||Soviet spy tutorial.|
|csofu26||Soviet rocketeer tutorial.|
|csofu27||Soviet chrono-legionnaire tutorial.|
|csofu30||Soviet prism tank tutorial.|
|csofu33||Soviet harrier tutorial, using the old "Intruder" name.|
Eva.ini contains lines and text said by Sofia/Eva, some were cut.
|Mis_A7_EvaSovNukeUp||Commander, the Soviets have finished construction of a nuclear missile launcher on Niihau. We must build Gap Generators to hide our base before they can launch.|
|Mis_A11_EvaDolphins||Commander, Marine World has loaned us their trained dolphins. They can be use a sonic enhancer to attack the Squids and drive them off our ships.()|
|Unit_Eva_Squid||(none, but Soviet version recorded and can be heard in the above section)|
|EVA_Countdown||10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1|
The Patriot Missile has the NA prefix, signifying that it was once for the Soviets, as in Red Alert 1. Pre-release images also shows the Allies using the flak cannons, strengthening this.
Yuri's Revenge version 1.001 replaced the sounds for the Hollywood Heroes with generic GI sounds and names with "Hero". The original sounds still exist in the files.
|Arnie Frankenfurter||Sammy Stallion||1.001 generic|
This .ini file contains old lines for the campaigns (and some other stuff).
It states to be reserved for generic messages (Lines 13-30 are blank).
1=Objective 1 completed! 2=Objective 2 completed! 3=Objective 3 completed! 4=Objective 4 completed! 5=NEW OBJECTIVE RECIEVED 6=REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED 7=NEW PRODUCTION OPTION 8=MISSION FAILED 9=MISSION SUCCESSFUL 10=Objective 1: Force a landing on the beach and set up a base. 11=Objective 2: Destroy American Production Facilities. 12=Objective 3: Destroy American Fleet. 13= 14= 15= 16= 17= 18= 19= 20= 21= 22= 23= 24= 25= 26= 27= 28= 29= 30=
Lines 10, 11, 12 seem to be based on the second Soviet mission.
It states to be reserved for the fifth Allied mission.
31=TANYA: Shoot! The dogs got our spies! We need help here! 32=TANYA: Man down! Darn it! We need another couple spies! 33=TANYA: Argh! Is Puppy Chow cologne standard issue for these guys? Send more Spies! 34=TANYA: BEEP, BEEP BEEEP!!! Dogs! They BEEPing ate another of our guys! 35=Nuclear Missile Silo coordinates downloaded successfully. 36=OBJECTIVE 1: Infiltrate the Soviet Battle Lab 37=OBJECTIVE 2: Locate and Neutralize the Soviet Nuclear Missile Silos 38=SOVIET SOLDIER: Be on the look out for spies, comrades. It seems a little too quiet tonight. 39=SOVIET SOLDIER: Ha ha ha. we don't need to worry about stupid American spies. That's what the dogs are for. 40=HINT: Spies can assume the form and color of any infantry unit. To do this, select the Spy and Left-Click on a valid target. 41=HINT: Special "detector" units can see throught a Spy's disguise. Beware of the Dogs - they are excellent detectors! 42=TANYA: Looks like we're going to need some more backup here. Send some more Spies. 43=SPY: If you can get me into one of those Tesla Reactors, I can shut down all of the base's power for thirty seconds. It's not much time, but maybe you can use it to sneak past the defenses. 44=BRITISH ENGINEER: Sorry we're late. What do you need us to do? 45=SOVIET SOLDIER: Hey, you're not one of us! 46=POLISH VILLAGER: Please don't hurt me, I am just a poor cow herder. 47=POLISH VILLAGER: What took you so long, Boris? I need your help getting these cows back to the village. 48=POLISH VILLAGER: Where are we going? This doesn't look like the way back to the village. 49=POLISH VILLAGER2: Mmmmm. Cows... Thanks for bringin' them in. 50=POLISH VILLAGER: Here's your split o' the money. And just so you know, I heard that there's some rebels hiding up in the mountains to the east of the Soviet base. 51=POLISH REBEL: Someone's found our village! KILL HIM! 52=POLISH REBEL: Ah, there you are, Boris. We're ready to move out against the Soviets. Lead us to victory, comrade! 53=TANYA: Those rebels look like bad news. They'll probably fight us just as readily as they fight the Soviets. 54=POLISH VILLAGER: Psst. Comrade! There's a secret path up to the Soviet base behind my house. 55=NUCLEAR MISSILE DESTROYED 56=NUCLEAR MISSILE INFILTRATED 57=Soviet BattleLab destroyed - Objective Failed 58=MAP ENLARGED - New Terrain Revealed 59= 60=
Lines 31-34: Written counterpart of Tanya's censored swearing (see Unused Sounds for audio version).
Lines 38 and 39: Written counterpart of an audio file featuring a Conscript (line 38) and a Rhino Tank (line 39) the sounds have been used in the fan-made modification Mental Omega.
Line 44: It seems the player meant to receive engineers in some part of the mission.
It states to be reserved for the tenth Allied mission
61=Lt Eva: When the Mirage tank is in position, select any nearby tree. The Mirage Tank will then cloak itself as the tree you've selected and be ready to stealthily attack any enemy that comes into range. 62=ALERT! Soviet Invasion forces have entered your AOR! ALERT! 63=Reserved 64=Reserved 65=Reserved 66=Reserved 67=Reserved 68=Reserved 69=Reserved 70=Reserved
Leftover lines from Tiberian Sun.
It states to be reserved for the tenth Soviet mission.
300=Soviet General: Welcome, Comrade. Enjoy these beautiful tropical islands while you can...we are going to destroy them soon. But first we must find our target, da? The Allied dogs are hiding their super weapon with a powerful Gap Generator, so we must destroy it before we can begin. Crazy Ivan and Yuri could be particularly well suited for the task at hand. Go now--build your base and prepare your forces. 301=Soviet General: Da?
Only has 2 lines instead of 50.
Apparently with some leftover weapons from Tiberium Sun and other RA2 exclusives that are unused.
;MultiCluster 120HE 75mm AssaultCannon BAZOOKA BikeMissile Bomb ChemLauncher CRAWP CRBAZOOKA CRM1Carbine CRMakeupKit CyCannon Dragon DredCollision ElectricFragment EMPulseWeapon FiendShard FireballLauncher Grenade HarpyClaw Heal Hellfire HoverMissile2 HoverMissile2e JumpCannon LaserFire LaserFire2 LtRail MechRailgun Minigun Nukebomb OutpostMachineGun Proton QuadCannon RaiderCannon RPGTower SlimeAttack Sniper SuicideBomb TankMakeupKit V3Airburst Vulcan3 VulcanTower
The Command & Conquer series
|DOS||Command & Conquer (Demos) • Red Alert (Demo)|
|Windows||Command & Conquer (Demos) • Red Alert (Demo) • Tiberian Sun • Red Alert 2 • Renegade • Generals • Red Alert 3|
|PlayStation||Red Alert • Commando|
|Nintendo 64||Command & Conquer|