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OpenRA is available for many modern operating systems. The latest stable release is release-20210321.

Which Build?

Two builds are available, depending on how you want to play:

  • Release is recommended for players who want to play multiplayer games online.
  • Playtest provides a preview of the latest improvements for players who want to help test and shape the future releases of OpenRA.

Older builds can be found in the GitHub Releases archive.

License and Game Assets

The OpenRA game engine is free software released under the GPL3 license. The OpenRA mods require files from the original games, which are used under the license granted by the C&C Franchise Modding Guidelines. These files are not covered by the OpenRA license, and you will be prompted to download or copy them the first time you run a mod.

EA has not endorsed and does not support this product.


Choose Your Platform

OpenRA works on most computers running Windows 7 or later that support DirectX 11 or OpenGL 3+.

Download Release release-20210321 (26.44MB) Download Playtest No Playtest Available

32-bit installers and portable releases can be downloaded from the release-20210321 archive.

Stable releases are also available from WinGet:

> winget install openra

Packages are also available from Chocolatey:

> choco install openra

We do not maintain this external package source, so there may be delays when a new version is released. Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.

OpenRA works best on a mac running macOS 10.13 or later.

Download Release release-20210321 (60.79MB) Download Playtest No Playtest Available

A "compat" version supporting OS X 10.9 – 10.12 can be downloaded from the release-20210321 archive.

Stable releases are also available from Homebrew Cask:

$ brew install --cask openra

We do not maintain this external package source, so there may be delays when a new version is released. Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.

Official AppImages

OpenRA is distributed as portable AppImages that run on most modern 64-bit Linux distributions.

Download the mods you want to play, make the AppImage files executable, then double click to play! Install the optional appimaged utility to integrate OpenRA with your system launcher and web browser.

Download Red Alert release-20210321 (19.54MB) Download Red Alert No Playtest Available

Download Tiberian Dawn release-20210321 (21.11MB) Download Tiberian Dawn No Playtest Available

Download Dune 2000 release-20210321 (26.16MB) Download Dune 2000 No Playtest Available


Community Maintained Packages

OpenRA may also be installed using packages provided by your Linux distribution or other third parties. These packages will provide better integration with your system, but may not always offer the latest release. Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.

We do not maintain these external package sources, so there may be delays when a new version is released. Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.

Flatpak

Stable releases and Playtests are available from Flathub:

$ flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/net.openra.OpenRA.flatpakref $ flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/beta-repo/appstream/net.openra.OpenRA.flatpakref

The Flatpak sandbox is known to interfere with the mod switching feature between official and community mods. We recommend that players who would like to use this feature run the AppImage releases.

Snap

Stable releases are available from the Snap Store:

$ snap install openra

Arch Linux

Stable releases are available in the official Arch repository:

$ pacman -S openra

openSUSE Linux
Stable releases and playtests are available via the openSUSE Build Service repository.

$ zypper install openra

Solus

Stable releases are available from the official Solus repository:

$ eopkg it openra

Void Linux

Stable releases are available from the official Void Linux repository:

$ xbps-install openra

Stable releases are available in the FreeBSD Ports Collection:

# cd /usr/ports/games/openra # make install

We do not maintain this external package source, so there may be delays when a new version is released. Please contact the downstream repository maintainers about any packaging issues.

OpenRA can be compiled from source on all platforms.

Download Release release-20210321 (26.27MB) Download Playtest No Playtest Available

Compilation instructions are available for release-20210321.