Welcome Back, Commander
OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy project that recreates the classic Command & Conquer titles.
We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war.
OpenRA's primary focus is cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, OS X, and Linux; however, we include a number of single-player missions, and also support skirmish games against AI bots.
Posted by Oliver Brakmann at 2015-05-05 21:00:00 +0000
Many of you will already have noticed that we are having some server issues at the moment. The problem is being worked on and we hope to restore all services within the next few days.
We would like to inform you of the impacted services and their current status.
This was probably among the two most visible effects of the outage. It is currently being restored from a backup and will hopefully be available again in the next few days.
- “Hetzner” dedicated servers
We were able to replace these relatively quickly with servers hosted on other hardware. Since May 5th, both the replacements and the original servers are up and running again, which is why some server names appear twice in the server browser, by the way.
- Player statistics on the website
We had to remove these eventually to avoid visitors getting greeted with an error dialog. As of right now, they are back, however.
- The IRC channel bot
Our orabot was sorely missed, but is finally among the living again! He says "]hi"!
- Game content mirror
The server also hosted a mirror of our content packages. It was removed from the mirror list while it was down, and others servers from our mirror network took up its job. The mirror is back up and running again now.
In summary, only the Resource Center is still offline, but will come back eventually.
We would like to extend thanks to everyone who helped us while the server was down and who are helping us with restoring its function!