Update Nov. 2011:
Aditya Ravi Shankar created a version that uses canvas blitting instead of DOM manipulation.
Your unfinished C&C demo inspired me to give it a shot. My version uses HTML5/Canvas and works in Chrome/Firefox.
This was a very ambitious project to fully recreate the first C&C game and introduce in-game objects for expansion by user scripting. I envisioned an SDK type end-result as the final piece. The sparks flew in late 2007 and main implementation had begun by the time summer 2008 hit.
There were a multitude of intermediate problems that needed to be solved: question of creating / converting terrain maps, accurately modelling the damage and movement of units in the original game, extracting all the frames of all the game pieces, and handling animations, to name a few.
This is what I eventually had working before burning out:
- Terrain blocks construction and movement of vehicles - Mobile construction vehicle unit / all non-turreted vehicles - Construction tech-tree prerequisites - Usable nuclear super-weapon - Structural damage and destruction - Unit and building selection, with healthbar - Basic construction interface - Fire and smoke animations