Total Annihilation: Commander Pack (1997)

About This Game

What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine has escalated into a war that has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of the entire galaxy in their struggle for domination. Choose your side, build an army, and crush your enemies on huge, three-dimensional battlefields. And remember, there is no such thing as “too many guns”!

Total Annihilation is set in the far future in the midst of a galactic war, with battles taking place on the surface of planets and moons. The efforts of the player are centered on constructing a defensive base and an offensive force, and conquering opponents. The player is also concerned with gathering resources, reconnaissance and stealth, and evaluation of units and terrain. Battles take place against AI in a story-driven campaign, with the option of playing against other players in a skirmish mode.

When starting a new game, the player normally begins with a lone Commander. The Commander is a powerful and irreplaceable unit that has a number of unique abilities such as a destructor weapon that vaporizes anything it hits, the ability to use cloaking and become invisible, and the ability to travel through bodies of water.

Every unit belongs to a level of technology (tech level); the higher the level, the more advanced the unit and the more resources and thus time required to construct it. A feature of the game is the ability to easily “queue” the many commands for a unit or group of units, with types of commands including patrolling a route, constructing a defensive group of structures and attacking enemy units.

Features

  • Includes Total Annihilation and both its expansion packs – The Core Contingency and Battle Tactics
  • A timeless classic that has won over 57 awards!
  • Epic battles with hundreds of units accompanied by frantic music composed by Jeremy Soule and hundreds of available mods

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Real-time – Sci-fi
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10) and Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released October 30, 1997
Size 1 GB
Company Cavedog Entertainment / Wargaming.net

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.


Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.6.8 or later.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+
Memory: 1GB of RAM
Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

Please note: This game currently does not support macOS 10.13 High Sierra. 

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