Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is out now and, unlike another recent RTS remaster, it’s actually good. But one really cool thing it manages to pull off is somehow bring back the game install sequence for Command & Conquer.
For context, games before the days of digital downloads require a setup wizard to run. But for the original C&C, the wizard is custom-made to fit into the universe, with voice-overs. It’s a cool trick to make you hype before the game even starts.
For the remaster, developers Petroglyph and Lemon Sky Studios brought that sequence back.
It’s not really an install wizard now, rather it’s just a video file playing. But it’s not just an upscaled video- parts of the install wizard has changed and updated to fit the remaster- the sound card now goes to “high definition audio” and resolution goes to 1920×1080. The program isn’t installing Command & Conquer for the remaster. Rather it’s upgrading Command & Conquer to high definition video, audio and graphics.
For the most part, it’s a faithful recreation that will tickle that nostalgia bones for many. Here’s a comparison of the original C&C install wizard to the one seen in the remaster.
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is out now on PC via Steam and Origin.