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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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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Apr 26, 2014 Total Mayhem Full Version 5 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)
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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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Slye_Fox Nov 20 2004, 6:25am says:

TA is the second best RTS Ever.

THE best is Warzone 2100

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shumo154 Jun 16 2004, 1:45pm says:

TA totally redefined what it is to be an RTS Game

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bart2o Jun 10 2004, 5:01am says:

Quote: Best. RTS. Ever.

nope, warcraft2/red alert 1 = the best RTS ever...

but anyway i'm glad that its here :D

/me starts searching for some mods to register

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EvilFish Jun 9 2004, 7:33pm says:

What's so great about it?

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leilei Jun 7 2004, 1:24pm says:


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Dragonmaw Jun 6 2004, 11:59pm says:

Best. RTS. Ever.

Simply said, this game rocked the RTS genre. I'm glad it's finally here :)

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Radicalaces Aug 25 2006, 10:46pm says:

This is the best RTS ever, for a couple different reasons,

first off, you have the fact that weapons have physics, not just random lock on and hit attack, so a small tank can take out a larger tank, instead of small tank having less HP so it is automatically labelled dead.

Next, the size of the maps, and the fact that you could mod the maps to be huge.

Then you have the fact that the game has hassive weapons and long ranged artillery.

Also, I can still download fresh mods for the game despite how old it is.

and don't forget the resources, metal and energy, they never run out so you never have to go on crazy expeditions searching for new resources, and then once those are gone, the game is over. But TA can go on for a long time.

In my opinion, these series are all generic in the fact that they all use the same style and such. Minus the way the units look

Red alert series
Warcraft series
starcraft series (I never understood why so many people love that game, its pretty dull to me)
AOE Series (though I do enjoy AOE 2)

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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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