Somebody must have slipped something into Electronic Arts water, because they've decided to give away the original title, Command & Conquer Gold, for free - supposedly to celebrate its 12th birthday. Apparently it's based on the version included in the recent The First Decade compilation, though Windows XP users are advised to read the accompanying instructions. You can download the two disc set from the official C&C site. Be aware that download times are predictably sluggish while the world and their mothers attempt to get in on the freeness. Expect the download to take most of the day. They say they'll be giving away something C&C-related every week in September. I doubt any of them will be as generous as this.