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Archived News » Release 20180307 now available

Posted by reaperrr at 2018-03-07 23:00 +0000


We are today pushing a new bugfix release that addresses a collection of issues that were missed during the playtesting phase of release-20180218.

The changes in release-20180307 are:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause excessive debug log file sizes.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with mono 5.10 and newer.
  • Increased the minimum required mono version to 4.2 (fixing the “Failed to query server list” issue).
  • Fixed Windows build scripts to account for GitHub API changes.

Head on over to our download page to grab the new release, and spread the word!

The original announcement for release-20180218 is included below:


We are excited to announce the first OpenRA release of this year! Over 700 commits from 43 contributors were merged over the last six months, with each commit helping to fix bugs, improve code quality, or add new features that improve the single- and multi-player experience.

The main focus of this development cycle was modernizing core parts of the engine and game code to support the work-in-progress Tiberian Sun mod and other community projects. Thanks to our contributors, and to everybody who tested the playtest and reported bugs! Please note that changes to the way hotkeys are managed mean you will need to redefine any custom hotkeys in the Input settings.

The changes weren’t all behind the scenes; an overhaul of the multiplayer UI added long-requested features:

Server player list

The new server player list is one of several improvements to the multiplayer UI.

Of course, we realize that the vast majority of OpenRA players do not play online. We haven’t forgotten about you either! Improvements for the singleplayer experience include:

AI Airstrike

Improvements to the AI support power targeting mean that this will be a rarer sight.

Other notable changes include:

Expanded game options

The Map Options tab includes several new settings, and can be customized by scripted maps.

Windows and macOS improvements

Platform integration fixes include “Pin to taskbar” support on Windows and 64 bit support for macOS.

As always, we suggest you read the full changelog if you’d like more information on the full list of changes.

Now download and head to the battlefield!