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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7 comments by Henley on Apr 19th, 2011

While many sites stop supporting old games as soon as the newer model comes out its a little different here for Desura, a lot different actually. We are now supporting Total Annihilation mods over our digital distribution service enabling thousands of gamers to easily download and access the best user made modifications. Welcome to the family Total Annihilation and the flagship modifications!

We are always looking for more fantastic mods to support over the service, if you know of a mod or are apart of a mod that you think needs to be on Desura let us know support@desura.com and we will do our best to get it ready, even if we do not support the game the mod is currently for let us know either way.

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TA Features 2011

TA Features 2011

Mar 20, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

A comprehensive, bugfixed compilation of all features needed to play all the 3rd-party maps available for TA. Also thrown in are map weapons (hailstorms...

Total Annihilation Intro Music

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Mar 5, 2011 Music 3 comments

It took me 14 Years to find this! After sifting through hundreds of broken links and 3byte sized .mp3's I found it!

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Switeck's Bugfix configured for use with the launcher TA-Mutation. Drop the files into your TA-Mutation directory and it will correctly file both the...

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Jul 10, 2010 Full Version 4 comments

Queller is a non-cheating AI enhancement. It will improve the behaviour of the AI in both skirmish and missions (with factories) by ensuring it expands...

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Includes a number of fixes and improvements for the TA Demo Recorder, also allows more than one AI per-player in multiplayer and LOS sharing with AIs...

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Gnostic Sep 24 2008, 7:31pm says:

Seriously is the best RTS ever made. Am modding it now actually!

Still going strong!

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W4lt3r Mar 23 2007, 8:25am says:

taspring.clan-sy.com, These guys really do their job well, For those who like to get full control of the camera, control units yourself etc etc.

+ Loads of addon mods to this too.

Check it out ^^

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~LynX Jun 18 2006, 3:12pm says:

If TA is second best to Warzone 2100, why isn't there hundreds of mods for it with a still-active modding community? Or why doesn't it get mentioned in "best games in RTS category" awards?

TA was released in 1997, and Warzone in 1999. So Warzone 2100 borrowed TA's mechanics and added unit customisation to make it different, but can't match TA in the sheer size of battles.

TA is a game that has many revolutionary features, and in a sense it is the first true (and up to today, the only) real-time strategy game to really justify its name as a strategy game, while the rest have more or less been real-time tactical micromanagement fests.

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Slick_mk1 Jan 24 2006, 6:22pm says:

Man I can't wait for Supreme Commader, hell it's made by Chris Taylor the game designer behind Total Annihilation. It looks like a beefed up version and man does it look kewl!!! I wish I knew if it was moddable.

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Slye_Fox Feb 11 2006, 12:11am says:

Quote: virtualy unlimited build queues , no game has duplicated this yet, allowing multiple construction units to help build strutures and units

Warzone 2100 does have unlimited build cues. It also has it's construction units (trucks) capable of building one structure with multiple units.

There is one thing which warzone 2100 which no other RTS game does have too, a unit design system.

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techmarine92 Aug 5 2008, 4:51am replied:

Actually that is not true. Earth 2150 was second to warzone 2100 and gave the game a more beautiful look and more options to play with. however both games were amazing in their own rights.

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shumo154 Jul 29 2005, 11:06am says:

im tryin to get guys from TAUniverse to add modds to the site... i hope it works
....wait can someone add these modds i dont have the time to En.wikipedia.org

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lordmasik Jan 17 2005, 11:14pm says:

it is and will be for a long time to come the best RTS ever made, it is a game years ahead of its time, virtualy unlimited build queues , no game has duplicated this yet, allowing multiple construction units to help build strutures and units,

dudes wake up and smell the coffee, but if u need more proof even gamespy did a top 10 of best RTS's and TA is #1

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Blacktemp69 Dec 14 2004, 9:39pm says:

TA is the second best RTS the first is Red alert28:

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HangPhyr Dec 13 2004, 2:27am says:

Er, never mind, I thought you said it was the best not second best.

Its the best :)

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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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