Long ago, the galaxy had known peace. Paradise was ruled with the hand of science, and the hand was that of the galactic governing body known as the Core. Ironically, it was the Core's ultimate victory, the victory over death itself, that brought about the downfall of its paradise and started the war that would decimate a million worlds.

The immortality process, known as "patterning," involved the electronic duplication of brain matrices, allowing the transfer of consciousness into durable machines. Effectively it meant immortality, and the Core decreed the process mandatory for all citizens in order to ensure their safety.

However, there were many citizens unwilling to toss aside their bodies so casually, many indeed who regarded patterning as an atrocity. They fled to the outer edges of the galaxy, forming a resistance movement that became known as the Arm. War began, though it was never officially declared by either side.

The Arm developed high-powered combat suits for its armies, while the Core transferred the minds of its soldiers directly into similarly deadly machines. The Core duplicated its finest warriors thousands of times over. The Arm countered with a massive cloning program. The war raged on for more than 4,000 years, consuming the resources of an entire galaxy and leaving it a scorched wasteland.

Both sides lay in ruins. Their civilizations had long since vanished, their once vast military complexes were smashed. Their armies were reduced to a few scattered remnants that continued to battle on ravaged worlds. Their hatred fueled by millenia of conflict, they would fight to the death. For each, the only acceptable outcome was the complete and utter annihilation of the other.

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Escalation Beta 8.1.1

Total Annihilation: Escalation 8.1.1 has been released. With it come numerous changes since the 6.8 release that was listed here on moddb. Here are the most major:

New player colors

'White' has been replaced by 'Pink', 'Dark Blue' has been replaced by 'Gold', 'Yellow' has been replaced by 'Orange','Black' has been replaced by 'Teal', 'Tan' has been replaced by a darker shade that is known as 'Maple', and finally 'Green' has been lightened up somewhat so it is more easily identified when near 'Teal' units. Minimap radar icons have also been changed for improved visibility.


New Construction Mobile hotkeys

Mobile constructors may now place certain structures via hotkeys, no longer do you have to rely on clicking the build icon to place them. Please, consult page 4 inside the help function ingame to see the hotkeys.

Enhanced Energy and Metal economy

TIer 1 and Tier 2 Metal Makers are now 25% more effective. Tier 3 Fusion Reactor energy output has been changed to 5,000 energy for both sides.

Improved Mines

The Mobile Minelayers for both sides can now lay underwater Mines. Mines can also now be laid much faster due to instant buildtimes, however metal, and energy costs are unchanged so be prepared to have the resources necessary for laying them.

Improved Hovercraft

Hovercraft, on Tier 1 and 2 are in general cheaper, and faster to produce. T2 Hovercraft have had their firepower and/or armor improved. The Tier 3 Hovercraft have been improved with higher dps, and their weapons are now groundfire-based.

Improved Crawling Bombs

They have been improved so that they now pose a greater threat to Light Laser Towers, and to other ground units while on the ground. However, the Tier 3 Arm Vermin has had its armor reduced.

Tier 1 ground unit adjustments

Warriors now have more range, Stumpies, and Raiders are larger in appearance.

Units that are new since 6.8

Arm Bulwark - A Tier 1 pop-up Missile Tower

Arm Gremlin - A Tier 1 Gauss Tank

Arm Cerberus - A Tier 3 Assault Tank

Arm Sfoil - A Tier 3 Air Superiority Fighter

Arm Citadel - A Tier 2 Shield Generator

Arm/Core Deputy Commander - A Tier 3 version of the Commander

Arm/Core Hover Radar Jammer - A Tier 2 Jamming Hovercraft

Core Impulse - A Tier 2 Charge Field Emitter structure

Core MAK - A Medium Laser Kbot

Core Vault - A Tier 3 Combined Resource Storage

Core Defiler - T3 Radiation Spiderbot

Both sides also now have a Tier 3 air factory that is dedicated to building their Tier 3 air options. And there are many more changes for you to find, Commander. Now go, and Escalate your experience!

Total Mayhem 7.06 is here

Total Mayhem 7.06 is here

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Okay, so our installer guy is not available yet, so in the meantime here is an update to Total Mayhem with all the latest goodies. You will need to install...

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The latest version of Total Annihilation Escalation is here!

Total Mayhem 6.92 released!

Total Mayhem 6.92 released!

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Total Mayhem 6.92 has been released - with a full installer! In conjunction with the new version of the TA Unofficial patch 3.9

Total Mayhem 6.8 released! Trajectory towards 7...

Total Mayhem 6.8 released! Trajectory towards 7...

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Total Mayhem beta 6.8 is released! Not sure why I continue to have the beta tag, maybe I want to break gmail's record. Wait, I've already broken gmail's...

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bobthedino Dec 27 2010 says:

I was thinking the same thing

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MorsTactica Feb 9 2011 replied:

You have to buy it for 10 dollars on Atari . com but you have to say you're in the UK and pay 5 euros (10 $)

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gamma_TA May 23 2010 says:

Can someone please replace the Total Annihilaton main image?

That image is a screenshot of some ugly third party units. It should be a screenshot of the units from the original game!

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RustyRat May 4 2010 says:

Hi, due to an unfortunate accident I have lost all my map tilesets, if anyone knows when I can get them again, please post a link for me or if you are really kind email any tilesets you have to icerva@rocketmail.com
Many thanks,

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Morsey Mar 20 2010 says:

Can anyone put up a download for the Warhammer TA Assault Pack?

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Quitchy Dec 8 2009 says:

I found that v16 of the Queller AI was missing one of my last minute improvements to the metal profile, so I've uploaded v16b. I've also added Flea Bowl and its addon.

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TheRegisteredOne Nov 12 2009 says:

Goddammit, someone replace that fugly mod screenshot up top with a screenshot from the original game.

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gamma_TA May 23 2010 replied:


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myoman666 Sep 28 2009 says:

can download this?

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

This is only for those who can appreciate old games and look past the dated visuals. If you can't, go play something else because this game won't be for you. Plenty of unit variety, a thriving modding community, an excellent soundtrack and many more things make Total Annihilation a truly fantastic RTS of it's time. This game, in my personal opinion, is better than a lot of modern RTS games. You can purchase this game, complete with The Core Contingency and Battle Tactics expansion packs, via digital…

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