Childs Play Software
In the early 90s I was a huge Dune 2 fan, I can remember staying up until the early (even no so early!) hours of the morning playing it and then going to college tired the next day! Then in 1995 the next RTS from Westwood Studios appeared called Command and Conquer. I can to this day remember being at my friend's house when he installed it (from a CD, which back then was still a new thing, most games were on Floppy Disks still). Next to playing Doom for the first time, playing C&C for the first time is one of those memories I will always remember.
Skip forward a few years to Red Alert and Roger, a friend of mine, told me that there was this magic file that you could edit to change the properties of the units and structures in the game! Between us we wrote RedEdit 97 and it was released as Shareware - haha, remember that!?
I then took over most of the development and reworked the Editor into RedEdit 98 and between the two versions, it was very popular, selling in excess of 1,000 copies worldwide.
When Tiberian Sun came out, I started work on SunEdit2K which would go on to be the most popular editor for C&C Tiberian Sun, selling close to 1,000 copies as well
Then around 2001 real life and a real job caught up with me and due to the lack of time, the two editors changed to Freeware, I released the serial number generator for them both and Childs Play Software went to sleep.
Now, its 2023 and thanks to the Remastered version of Command and Conquer and Red Alert, we're back! (Yes, I know the remasters came out in 2020 - see previous mention of 'real life, job and lack of spare time!)
CNCEdit2K is a new project which you can read about below which will allow easy editing of the original Command and Conquer and in time, hopefully the other games too. Most of the command and conquer games are below (there's a couple I've left out for various reasons) and not all of them are supported by our editors, yet.