Blender 3.5 is now available!
Mar 30, 2023 - 02:52
One vision, one purpose! A new version of Blender was released moments ago by their staff. For those who are not acquainted with it, Blender is the most complete free 3D modeling tool, a must-have for anyone who is into game development or modding. Here is a video spotlighting the new features of Blender 3.5:

If you are curious about Blender, visit the Official Website to obtain further information about it. Blender is available for download Here. You can read the full changelog from Blender 3.5 Here. That's all, folks! Stay tuned at PPM for more news coverage on Blender!

Hi everyone! Reinforcements have arrived from Starkku. He has recently created a new tool called PalTool. It is a command line tool that performs certain operations on JASC and Westwood Command & Conquer palette files used in Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert 1, Tiberian Sun, and Red Alert 2. Here is what you need to know to use PalTool in your projects:


Command line program for performing certain operations on JASC and WW C&C palette files. Does not supplant basic palette editor functionality, at least not as of current.

Usage: PalTool.exe palette_file [output_palette_file] [-a, -m, -r, -c, -t, -s, -p]
-m | Modify colors based on alpha.
-a [number] | Calculate alpha using the average of color values. The number is what the cumulative color value is divided by to get the average, which defaults to 3.
-t [hue|saturation|light|red|green|blue|alpha|brightness|rgb|gradients] threshold-value [new-alpha-value] | Modify alpha based on a threshold. The value listed after determines the threshold type. Defaults to 'saturation' if an invalid value is specified. Colors that pass the threshold value have their alpha set to the new value. The rest are left untouched. No threshold is not valid. The new alpha value defaults to 1. Both threshold & new alpha values should be numbers from 0 to 255.
-s [hue|saturation|light|red|green|blue|alpha|brightness|rgb|gradients] | Sort colors. The value listed after determines the sort method. Defaults to 'rgb' if an invalid value is specified.
-g [startindex] [count] [saturation_threshold] | Sort parameters. The start color index, number of gradients, and saturation split threshold for gradients sort (0-1.0) default to 1, 8, and 0.33, respectively.
-b | Output 6-bit RGB color components instead of 8-bit (only if JASC palette).
-d | Print debug info about palette to console.
-r | Do not save alpha values in the output palette (only if JASC palette).
-c | Save output as WW palette, not JASC palette.
-p | Save a 256x1px PNG image containing one pixel of each palette color.

You can find more information about PalTool by visiting the Official Website. Download PalTool. That's all, folks! Stay tuned at PPM for more news coverage on PalTool!

Welcome back, commander! Reinforcements have arrived from C&C Reloaded. FS-21 has recently made C&C Reloaded 2.4.7 available for download. For those who are not acquainted with it, C&C Reloaded is a classic modification that brings together the Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 factions into Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge with Ares and Phobos. Here is what we know about C&C Reloaded 2.4.7:

Version 2.4.7 (minor release) - Released, 2023/02/28

General game additions:

  • [Experimental] AI learning: New feature (disabled by default): if enabled, then AI can save the AI triggers status of the skirmish/offline campaigns and load these values at the scenario load so when AI picks new triggers AI will take in consideration what AI triggers were more/less useful in last game. This "AI memory" is only per map (so you have to play the same a lot to notice any difference). To clean this AI memory, delete the map file inside the "AI" folder. To enable it to open the file rulesmd.ini in the mod folder and change the value of [AI] -> "AILearning=no" to "AILearning=yes".
  • Updated Github Phobos snapshot used in the 2.4.x releases.

General game changes:

  • Fixed crash that appeared after a few map restarts.
  • Fixed crash in the ants' mission.
  • Fixed some crashes after winning the single-player map, especially TS missions.
  • GDI and Nod artillery logic changed, now, the units should be more accurate on different terrain levels.
  • Tech Outpost strength from 2000 to 1400.
  • Captured Tech Outposts can be used for the MCV prerequisite.
  • Improved support of the missing sidebar descriptions.
  • Updated translations (Simplified & Traditional Chinese) for the sidebar descriptions.
  • Updated Spanish translations for the sidebar descriptions.
  • AI teaks & improvements.

Yuri changes:

  • Now, when the Flying disc attacks a power plant, it will drain 500 energy points from the enemy energy grid.
  • Fixed Overlord tank tooltip name.
  • Disabled the Overlord tank in meat grinder game mode.

GDI changes:

  • GDI Juggernaut Weapon rate of fire from 200 (~13.3 seconds) to 150 (10 seconds).

You can find more information about C&C Reloaded by visiting the Official Website, Forums at Revora, ModDB Profile, and Discord Channel. You can download C&C Reloaded 2.4.7 Here. And that's all for now! Have fun and enjoy C&C Reloaded!

Welcome back, commander! FunkyFr3sh, the leader of cnc-ddraw, has recently released cnc-ddraw For those unaware, cnc-ddraw is a rendering alternative for old games that uses Direct Draw, making them compatible with newer systems and improving their graphics. You can use it on games like Command & Conquer Gold, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, Carmageddon, Carmageddon 2, Warcraft 2, StarCraft, Diablo, Diablo 2, Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, Theme Hospital, Populous: The Beginning, Outlaws, Dungeon Keeper, Dark Reign: The Future of War, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Atomic Bomberman, Dune 2000, Oddworld: Abe\'s Oddysee, Commandos, Red Baron 3D, F-16 Multirole Fighter, F-22 Raptor, Nox, among others. Here are the updates from cnc-ddraw


  • Download and extract it into your game folder
  • Start the game

Game doesn't work? Please check the Readme file and the wiki.


  • [Alt] + [Enter]                  = Switch between windowed and fullscreen mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Tab]                    = Unlock cursor
  • [Right Alt] + [Right Ctrl]  = Unlock cursor
  • [Alt] + [Page Down]        = Maximize window (Window borders must be disabled in config)


  • Fixed a bug in Alien Nations (Random crash after intro)
  • Fixed a bug in Cossacks (Intro crash)
  • Does now use the catmull-rom shader as default setting (even if no Shaders folder exists)
  • Added a few new shaders ( by @ajtos -
  • Added a preset for Starcraft
  • Added support for EV Nova ( by @andrews05 )
  • Added support for New Robinson
  • Added support for Virtua Fighter PC
  • Added support for Baldr Force Exe

For further information about cnc-ddraw, visit the Official Website. Download the latest version of cnc-ddraw Here. And that's all regarding cnc-ddraw for now. Stay tuned at PPM for more news about cnc-ddraw!

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Zorbung, the leader of RA2YR Enhanced and also develops the voxel editor Yvory, has published a new version of RA2YR Enhanced called RA2YR Enhanced 8.5. RA2YR Enhanced is a modification for Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge that enhances the game and its AI following the visions of the author, focusing on a great skirmish and multiplayer experience while keeping its "vanilla flavor". Here are the changes and the fun stuff from RA2YR Enhanced 8.5:


Made from scratch with advanced tools protecting against mistakes, RA2YR Enhanced greatly improves the game, with most units and buildings being refined to their true value. The AI has been redone and continuously upgraded ever since the first release to provide primeval fun.

RA2YR Enhanced 8.5 Video - Mod DB

Gear up! RA2YR Enhanced has now evolved to suit all play styles. What works for 1vs1 may not go well with Free For All or Team Alliance, and vice versa. Newbie or pro, everyone can enjoy the mod now, simply adjust the difficulty settings or select a preset to match your own play style!

You can download RA2YR Enhanced from the link below:

Download RA2YR Enhanced v8.5 Installer - Mod DB

More news soon. Stay in touch!

For further information about RA2YR Enhanced, visit the ModDB Profile. Download RA2YR Enhanced 8.5 Here. That's all, folks! Stay tuned at PPM for more news coverage on RA2YR Enhanced!

Hello everyone! Updates of Global Crisis has been shared recently by HG_SCIPCION. Global Crisis is a modification for Yuri's Revenge (with Ares and Phobos) that is set after the Allied victory over the Soviet Union and years after the arrival of Tiberium on Earth. Here is the latest construction presented by HG_SCIPCION for Global Crisis:

USA Construction yard

For further information about Global Crisis, visit its Forums, ModDB Profile, and Discord Channel at C&C Mod Haven. That's all, folks! Stay tuned at PPM for more news coverage on Global Crisis!

Hello everyone! CnCNet has published a new version of CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client called CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client 8.32. CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client is a client required to play Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge with the best online experience possible on CnCNet online. Here are the updates from CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client 8.32:

New update available for Yuri's Revenge - 8.32
If you have trouble installing the update, use the installer

Release Notes:

Temporarily reverts the game patch where underwater units were causing internal errors.

You can learn more about CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client by visiting the Official Website, Forums, and Discord Channel. CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client is downloadable at This Address. And this is all for today! Enjoy CnCNet Yuri's Revenge Client and provide your feedback about it so it can get better.

Notepad++ 8.5.1 has been released!
Mar 24, 2023 - 17:40
Hello ladies and gentlemen! The staff from Notepad++ has recently released Notepad++ 8.5.1. Notepad++ is a free and open-source code editor and Notepad replacement that runs on Windows. It supports several programming languages, multiple tabs, plugins, and is based on the powerful editing component Scintilla.

Here are the updates from Notepad++ 8.5.1:

Notepad++ v8.5.1 Release is available here:

Notepad++ v8.5.1 bug-fixes and new features:

  • Use the new modern shell "Edit with Notepad++" of Windows 11 instead of hijacking "Pin to Quick access".
  • Update scintilla to 5.3.4 and lexilla to 5.2.4.
  • Add MS Transact-SQL support.
  • Add GDScript language support with autocomplete & functionlist.
  • Fix UDL empty button regression after changing localization.
  • Add the ability to copy “Find what” to “Replace with”, and vice versa in the Find Replace dialog.
  • Fix the DocSwitcher RTL problem, and use the edit field instead of a small popup value dialog.
  • GUI visual enhancement: Fix whole dialog items blink when an item value changes.
  • Make the tray icon context menu translatable.

For people who have ARM devices, could you test and confirm if the newly added Explorer context menu entry ("Edit with Notepad++") works fine with your Windows 11 ARM64.

Auto-update will be triggered in one week if no critical issue is found.

For further information about Notepad++, visit its Official Website, and Forums. You can download Notepad++ 8.5.1 Here. And this is all for today! Enjoy Notepad++ and provide your feedback about it so it can get better.