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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About Total Mayhem with 1 comment by gamma_TA on May 26th, 2014

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Arm Impala - new tank for Total Mayhem 7.0 Core Saturn

New version 7.06 with a bunch of new treats for you:

  • totally revamped GUI, better looking, no more separate "Orders" and "Build" menus for builders.
  • early-game economy big improvements!
  • new buildings: advanced storages, radar jammer towers, advanced armed geothermal generators, advanced armed tidal generators, dragon's eye sight towers.
  • shield generator buildings (see pics)!
  • new Tortoises (radar/sonar, radar jammer, kamikaze)!
  • new aircraft, new tanks too!
  • 25 new units added in total (including mobiles and buildings).
  • bugfixes, balance tweaks, and 3D model improvements to the look of a bunch of units.
Download here! (15.5Mb)
Total Mayhem 7.06


INSTRUCTIONS: If you haven't already, install Total Mayhem 6.92 first, this will include the new TA unofficial patch 3.9.02 with a bunch of new features (double-click units, CTRL_F, CTRL_B, mouse-wheel to a MEGAMAP, lots more). Then, unzip this download into your TOTALA\Total Mayhem folder.

If you are running Windows 8, or Windows 7 with NVidia graphics, and have trouble running the game, you will need this hotfix (just unzip to your Total Mayhem folder, overwriting existing files).

For more info or to join the discussion, visit this thread on TAUniverse.

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Total Mayhem 7.06

Total Mayhem 7.06

Apr 26, 2014 Total Mayhem Full Version 6 comments

Big GUI upgrade, improved starting economy and a bunch more units in this update. * NOTE you need to have 6.92 already installed before unzipping this...

The Secret Forces v0.7.4a (Preview)

The Secret Forces v0.7.4a (Preview)

Apr 17, 2014 The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

This is a Preview of version "0.7.4a" for people who want to play it early before it is done.

The Secret Forces v0.7.3a

The Secret Forces v0.7.3a

Apr 10, 2014 The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

This version adds the level 2 vehicles and fixes the errors causing the factory nanospray to come the wrong place on all factories.

The Secret Forces v0.7.2a (Moved)

The Secret Forces v0.7.2a (Moved)

Apr 4, 2014 The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

This Version adds the Level 2 Tanks and Fixes some Bugs

The Secret Forces v0.7.1a

The Secret Forces v0.7.1a

Apr 4, 2014 The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

Version "0.7.1a" adds the level 2 ships to the game.

The Secret Forces v0.7a

The Secret Forces v0.7a

Apr 4, 2014 The Secret Forces Full Version 0 comments

The first release in the "0.7.x" series adding level 2 saucers.

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Gnostic Sep 24 2008 says:

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

Still going strong!

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W4lt3r Mar 23 2007 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 says:

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

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HangPhyr Dec 13 2004 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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