Total Mayhem includes improved versions of 3rd party units by unitmakers from the last 12 years of modding TA. All units have been bugfixed, most have been remodeled, re-textured and re-rendered to Cavedog standard. The entire game balance has been improved. This is intended to be what Cavedog would have done if they continued to support the game.

TOTAL MAYHEM's features include:

  • An extended builder interface with 10 buttons per page instead of the usual 6, that is still compatible with lower resolutions (down to 800x600)
  • Loads of bugfixes that prevent lockups and crashes, improve unit AI and improve game performance, meaning more units ingame with less lag
  • rebalancing of most units to make them more useful, and open up more strategic options for the player
  • snappy gameplay that favours making metal extractors better instead of making metal makers worse, to encourage expansion and improve game pace
  • LOADS of added units, including a complete Level 3 tier: experimental kbots, tanks, navy and air, super nukes, nuke cannons and more

If you want to know more or have a question about Total Mayhem, you are welcome visit the Mayhem Inc forum at TA Universe.

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1 comment by gamma_TA on Mar 2nd, 2015

Huge updates have been going on, developers at TAU have been working on adding new features to the game and the Total Mayhem team have been working to incorporate these new clever tricks to the mod. The next release is nearing completion! What's in it?

- mass air transports (see animations above)!
- tech upgrades: metal extractors, geothermal and fusion generators, and more!
- shields with adjustable size!
- pop-open tortoises!
- New units!
- better balance!
- less bugs!

Stay tuned...

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Total Mayhem 7.06

Total Mayhem 7.06

Apr 26, 2014 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...

Total Mayhem 6.92

Total Mayhem 6.92

Oct 7, 2013 Full Version 15 comments

- Now wrapped in a proper installer! Requires the new TA Unofficial Patch 3.9.02 - and downloads it for you if you don't have it yet (total download is...

Total Mayhem beta 6.8

Total Mayhem beta 6.8

May 24, 2013 Full Version 1 comment

New version at last! removes a lot of units but adds a lot of polish... and also adds the Spider pack 2012 and the Tortoise Pack, and metal extractor...

Total Mayhem beta 6.42

Total Mayhem beta 6.42

Mar 4, 2012 Full Version 1 comment

Total Mayhem beta 6.42 includes many improvements, a couple of new units, and a consolidated and greatly simplified install. All units and data is now...

Total Mayhem beta 6.3

Total Mayhem beta 6.3

Jan 11, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

Further development, bugfixes, updated models and graphics, and 2 new units: Mobile Fortresses for Arm and Core. ** deleted and recreated this download...

Total Mayhem beta 6.2

Total Mayhem beta 6.2

Dec 16, 2010 Full Version 3 comments

New models and refined concepts for over a dozen units, new Mobile LRPC unit Core Crusher (Howie moves to L2 and becomes a lighter artillery unit, Morty's...

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HTRK74JR May 25 2013 says:

You sir suck. Know why? because you have made me want to play the very first strategy game i have ever played over again. WHY. This is fantastic, excellent work!

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the_Farseer Oct 9 2013 replied:

Ah, I know you! Glad to see that you play TA. This and the original Age of Empires were my top two games back in the day. I currently have TA and CC still installed because I still play them (with UberHack and some other custom units installed) but I think I'm going to give this mod a try...looks good!

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HTRK74JR May 25 2013 replied:

and i reinstall it... cant play it :c

screen depth error NOOOO... i have windows 8 but it is supposed to be able to run on it... why...

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TaShadan Oct 8 2013 replied:

Start the launcher and set it on Windowed mode.

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gamma_TA Creator
gamma_TA Jun 18 2013 replied:

Sorry to hear that! I haven't heard of that error before. I play on Windows 8. Any chance you can post up a screenshot? If you visit, visit the Help and support topic in the Mayhem Inc forum. You may find some help there.

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Dj_Sparky Jan 30 2013 says:

Thanks for all the work put into this.

I have a couple of questions, though;

How many units are there in this mod?

And are there other mods like this one out there, but with different units?

Downloading individual units and then configuring various files for every single one is a bit of work when you want as many as possible.

So, are there any modders or people who have already done this for the extreme amount of units that exist for Total Annihilation? Or compilations with new units to add ontop of the existing ones?

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gamma_TA Creator
gamma_TA Jun 18 2013 replied:

Total Mayhem includes over 400 umits in total. TA has a limit of 512 units and 256 weapons, although the new unofficial 4.0 patch in development removes these limits. Which is a good thing too, there's no way I'd be able to add the TLL race with that limit.

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Deuce_Savage Jul 21 2012 says:

TAUNIVERSE is down/disappeared???

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Drendi Jan 13 2013 replied:

I just checked today (13 Jan 13), and there hasnt been any "recent" admin nor modder activity. On top of that, FileUniverse doesnt seem to exist anymore either.

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Deuce_Savage Mar 17 2012 says:

Cancel that...Basicly what ever i got pretty well matchs up with anything Unit Universe has to offer for DL at TA Universe. But sure am interested in those two chinese mods with different units to add each unit as single .ufo files instead one big rev31.gp3.

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gamma_TA Creator
gamma_TA Mar 24 2012 replied:

If I may say so, my mod offers better quality units than 99% of Unit Universe.

Most of the units included are old favourite 3rd-party units... but vastly improved in quality and balance.

Check it out for yourself if you haven't already :)

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Deuce_Savage Mar 5 2012 says:

@ gamma_TA Heres my e-mail then you could send me yours so i could send some TA Units for you to check out and possibly use in future releases (

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