Our favourite Tiberian Sun overhaul just received a massive update

Our favourite Tiberian Sun overhaul just received a massive update

New sub-factions, remastered cinematics and a whole lot more arrive in Twisted Insurrection.


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Back ɪɴ 2018, ᴡᴇ ᴛᴏok a ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴛ Twɪsted Insurrectiᴏɴ's decade-ʟᴏɴɢ quest ᴛᴏ reɪɴvent Commᴀɴd & Cᴏɴquer: Tiʙᴇriᴀɴ Sun—ᴀɴd ʟᴏᴠᴇd ɪᴛ ᴇɴᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛᴏ sᴛɪᴄᴋ tʜɪs decade-ᴏʟᴅ mod project ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴏᴜʀ pʀᴇsᴛigioᴜs Top 100 thᴀᴛ yᴇᴀʀ. Suffɪᴄᴇ ᴛᴏ sᴀʏ, tʜᴇ ɢᴇɴᴇʀᴀʟs ʙᴇhɪɴd tʜᴇ amʙɪᴛioᴜs stᴀɴdaʟᴏɴᴇ mod ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴋᴇᴘᴛ ʙᴜsʏ, launchɪɴg a mᴀssive 0.9 ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe ᴇᴀʀʟɪᴇr tʜɪs ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ.

Over the years, Twisted Insurrection has bulked out the vanilla Nod and GDI armies with tonnes of new units (as well as adding entirely new factions. To deal with that bloat, 0.9 has decided to split those armies into two sub-factions each—the GDI's Falcon Division and Phoenix Regiment, and the Nod's Genesis Legion and Sons of Kane. GloboTech, an entirely new faction, has also been bulked out enough to be playable in multiplayer skirmishes. 

Tiberian Sun modders have also been busy adding support for Bink Video's improved video formatting, with Twisted Insurrection (and other TS mods) now able to render cutscenes in higher resolutions with improved audio. TI also now features ReShade support (commonly used to give games a "realistic" visual overhaul), and while the examples given look a little garish, I'm sure some tweaking could help give the ageing game some love.

The TI developers note that this is a multiplayer-heavy update, and that the singleplayer campaigns are due a bit of an update. But it's impressive work, particularly for a mod project that's now been actively running for almost 15 years, and is available completely free—no Tiberian Sun required.

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