Red Alert's first companion disk. Find out some information about it here.
Thanks to Cybernerd 7 for his help!




New units added by CounterStrike:
RA Picture Icon Information Description
[MRJ]
Prerequisite=weap,dome
Strength=110
Armor=Light
TechLevel=12
Speed=9
Owner=Allies,Soviet
Cost=600
Name=Tesla Tank
Tesla Tank: A new version of the mobile tesla coil. Not very well armoured but a few of these amongst a pack of tanks will add a little extra to the attack force.
[MIG]
Prerequisite=afld
Strength=50
Armor=Light
TechLevel=10
Speed=20
Owner=Allies,Soviet
Cost=1200
Name=Nuke Bomber
SuperJet: Replaces mig. Drops 1 nuke parabomb per bombing run. Avaible only in "Legasy of Tesla" mission!
[DOG]
Prerequisite=kenn
Strength=150
Armor=Heavy
TechLevel=3
Speed=5
Owner=Allies,Soviet
Cost=200
Name=Chitzkoi
IsCanine=Yes
Chitzkoi: The WonderDog. Replaces dog also kicks butt- mows down infantry like nothing!
[GNRL]
Prerequisite=dome
Strength=300
Armor=Concrete
Speed=8
Owner=Allies,Soviet
Cost=150
Name=Volkov
C4=Yes
Volkov: The Super Soldier.
[ANT1]
Strength=125
Armor=Heavy
Speed=8
Name=Warrior Ant
Image=ANT1
Warrior Ant
[ANT2]
Strength=75
Armor=Heavy
Speed=8
Name=Fire Ant
Image=ANT2
Fire Ant
[ANT3]
Strength=85
Armor=Light
Speed=7
Name=Scout Ant
Image=ANT3
Scout Ant
[QUEE]
Strength=800
Armor=Wood
Primary=TeslaZap
Explodes=No
Name=Queen Ant
Queen Ant: Actually a structure rather than a unit. The queen has a teslazap as it's weapon.
[LAR1]
Strength=25
Armor=None
Name=Larva
Ant Larva
[LAR2]
Strength=50
Armor=None
Name=Larvae
Ant Larvae
Other CounterStrike features:
New Multiplayer/Skirmish maps At least 100 new multiplayer maps, generally designed better than those that originally came with the game and better number of players suggestions.
16 all new missions 8 new missions for each of the Allies and Soviets which can be played in any order. None are particularly spectacular.
New Soundtracks 7 totally new soundtracks.
New Version of WChat Well, it's quite old now, but it is easily upgraded to the latest version and allows you to play head-to-head on the internet for free!
Latest Upgrade for RA CounterStrike also fixes a few minor bugs and improves speed of some animations. Mostly useful for those with slow graphics cards. Most useful though, you can now use the Name tag in your Rules.ini files to rename your new units!
Giant Ant Missions! There is a small secret campaign in CounterStrike involving the Giant Ants. This can be played by loading Red Alert with the CounterStrike CD in the drive and clicking the speaker in the top-right area of the Red Alert main menu while holding down the SHIFT key.
Counterstrike Requirements:
Red Alert Naturally you'll need a copy of Red Alert already installed to play CounterStrike. Note it doesn't matter whether you have the second mission disk - Afermath.
You cannot play with the new CounterStrike units in multiplayer mode. To play a multiplayer game of CounterStrike using the new maps, all players must have a CounterStrike CD, which is very unfortunate. However, I think that the Counterstrike CD can be used as a third Red Alert CD so 3 players can play regular RA without any more purchases! To do this a player with only regular Red Alert installed must host the game if playing over a network.
System requirements Windows 95, Pentium Processor 8 megs of RAM (16 MBs strongly recommended), dual-speed CD-ROM, 30 MBs hard drive space.
Multiplay requirments 28.8 kbps modem or direct internet connection, Winsock 1.1 compliant TCP/IP stack, or networked computers.
Video/Audio 1Mb Microsoft DirectDrawTM compatible, Soundblaster Compatible
Well, should you buy download it?
Why you should buy download CounterStrike: Why you shouldn't buy download CounterStrike:
  • Some 'new' units
  • Original Giant Ant missions
  • Allows use of the 'Name' tag in the Rules.ini
  • 'New version' of WChat.
  • The new units are in fact just old units with some changes
  • The new units are normally only available in missions
  • New Giant Ant missions are available in campaigns section if you have Aftermath
  • Aftermath is the same price in most places.
  • Red Alert patch for free is available which fixes many of the things CounterStrike fixes.
I'm not going to say you should or shouldn't buy CounterStrike because I've played it very few, but if you have any opinions on the matter then let me know.

Thanks to Cybernerd7 for his help with Counterstrike information.
http://members.aol.com/cybernerd7/64dd.htm


Author: Brian Bird
Source: IncREDible Alert
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