MegaGlest is an open source 3D real time strategy engine and game. Featuring particle effects for units, resources, and tilesets!



While the game is officially supported on Linux and Windows, community contributed builds exist for Mac OS X and FreeBSD. Up to eight players fight in multi-player games (over Internet or LAN) across all supported platforms and against the various difficulty levels of AI players.


MegaGlest is heavily based on the widely known Glest, which it forked from in early 2010. Like its predecessor, MegaGlest is available under liberal licensing terms and can be downloaded free of charge.

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About Terra Centauri: Last Stand with 0 comments by delphadesign on Apr 24th, 2014

Here are some new things implemented into Terra Centauri:

Stun Drones

- Stun Drones
Valkyries can build these small drones for scouting or defensive purposes. While unarmed they emit a sound frequency which hinders Devourer movement. Great for trapping and holding Devourers allowing you to kill them without putting your troops at risk. They also can be used to slow down Devourer unit production when over a spawning unit.
They are very fragile however, so be weary of anti aircraft attacks.

Shield Generators

- Shield Generators
Part of the Valkyrie defense arsenal are shield generators. These substantially reduce the amount of damage taken of any unit within range. They require a large amount of energy resources, as well as needs to be built near a source of energy to generate the EP it needs to function. Assuming it has an energy source the shield generator will activate automatically when an enemy approaches and will remain active until the enemy presence subsides or the energy source is destroyed.
Attacking outside the sight range of the generator will prevent its activation.

Air Transports

- Air Transport
Certain units have the ability to call for airlift at any time. Useful to move units around quickly and over obstacles. Be warned however, the unit is vulnerable during lifts and drop offs and defenseless while being transported.

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- Drop Pods
These are randomly positioned in various locations across the map. Attack to open the Pods. Pods can contain special buildings, vehicles, and if your unlucky a Devourer Ambush...

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Sunspear Jun 2 2011, 5:12am says:

Hell yeah, I remember the original Glest. Gotta try this one out now :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 5:04am says:

How is the engine different than glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 5:15pm replied:

Well, it supports up to 8 players now...particles for units and tilesets, a masterserver, multiplayer is much more stable (before cross platform wouldn't work), mod download center, map preview, two more CPU modes (Easy and mega)and you can customize their "hardness" too, faction preview, loading screens, observer mode, better selecting, AI and pathfinder is improved, and a lot of other cool stuff. For a better list check the wiki comparison page, but even that list lists only the basic changes.
You'll have to try megaglest yourself to find out :)

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bobthedino May 22 2011, 7:09pm replied:

Sounds great. So is this a split from regular glest?

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ultifd May 22 2011, 7:24pm replied:

Well it is/was actually a fork, so kinda. MegaGlest is going to be merged with Glest Advanced Engine, sometime later though. We'll need a lot of help, since we only have a few developers (around 5ish) and a few testers. So spread the word!

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