"What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machines escalated into a war which has decimated a million worlds. The Core and the Arm have all but exhausted the resources of a galaxy in their struggle for domination. Both sides now crippled beyond repair, the remnants of their armies continue to battle on ravaged planets, their hatred fueled by over four thousand years of total war. This is a fight to the death. For each side, the only acceptable outcome is the complete elimination of the other."
It is 4000 years in the future, and the epic battle between the Arm and the Core has devastated the galaxy. Both sides fight on with super-advanced technology, from plasma guns to giant robots to sonar jammers. The only acceptable outcome is total victory.
There are over 6000 units available to download from various fansites, although only 512 units can be installed at any one time due to game limitations; when downloading units the player has to be sure that no other units are overwritten in the build menus as the player will not be able to build the overwritten unit, despite the A.I. still being able to.The default unit limit was originally 200 per side but this was increased to 250 with the addition of The Core Contingency, with the release of Patch 3.1, the unit total was raised again to 500 per side; it is possible to increase the limit further through community mods or adjustment of certain Total Annihilation files.
As a primer: designed for fans of Total Annihilation (1997), Supreme Commander (2007) and Planetary Annihilation (2014). It takes on the legacy of Total Annihilation, being heavily based on Balanced Annihilation (which was originally a total conversion of the Uberhack TA mod) which is a SpringRTS engine game, and the Spring engine started off by just getting Total Annihilation into full 3D so there's a lot of history here. Everything about it has been remade from models to sounds to prevent any copyright issues while retaining the essence of Total Annihilation. Their plan is to eventually release it on Steam.
If I see any more of the total annie threads pop up I will make a dedicated thread for that one, with the proviso that its unlikely to be responded to by TC and I wont have regular updates (new users seem to think I work at TC unless i make this super clear)
Over the last three-quarters of a century, the clock's time has changed according to how close the scientists believe the human race is to total destruction. Some years the time changes, and some years it doesn't. 041b061a72