|Full Title:||Total Annihilation|
|Operating System:||Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0|
|Recommended System Spec:||N/A|
|Buy It Now:||?|
Total Annihilation is a futuristic real-time strategy (RTS) computer game, created in 1997 by Chris Taylor and Cavedog Entertainment. It was the first RTS to feature 3D units and terrain. It was unparalleled for its time, and even today it is still one of the finest games in this genre, as true 3D is shown when units move onto rugged landscape and yet the game can run well on computers equipped with video cards that have low memory.
Wine Application Database
As of Jan 06 There are several entries for Total Annihilation
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=155 (with 0 supermaintainer)
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=250 Version 1 (with 0 maintainer)
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=341 Version 3.1 (with 0 maintainer)
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=1666 Version 3.1 (with 0 maintainer)
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=1739 Version 3.1 (with 0 maintainers - volunteers please apply)
- as of Jan 09 rated platinum, but this probably should be Gold. A maintainer could tidy up these ratings.
- With some bugzilla entries as of Jan 09 - These need confirming by other users (Developers need to know if these are bugs only happen for one person or everyone).
update Oct 09:
- http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=155 (with 1 supermaintainer)
This Software is listed in the Official Wine Application Database
Winehq Main AppDB entry Total Annihilation:kingdoms.
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Further Help to Wine
- The Total Annihilation CDs
- An internet connection
- Unfortunately with Wine 20050310, SETUP.EXE doesn't run. It causes the debugger to startup. This is not usually a problem with more recent wine versions so this may have changed.
However, one advantage of Total Annihilation is the installation folder is self contained. If you perform a full install, apply patches, add maps and units, etc on a Windows machine, the resulting folder can be copied to any other computer, including Linux, and will run flawlessly. As an example, we'll take a dual-boot machine running both Windows and Linux.
1) In Windows, install Total Annihilation (default directory is C:\CAVEDOG)
2) Apply patches, add maps and units, etc
3) Reboot into Linux. We'll assume that you've mounted your C: drive as /windows
4) Copy the CAVEDOG folder to your local wine installation:
cp -r /windows/CAVEDOG ~/.wine/drive_c/
5) In a terminal, start TotalA.exe with wine:
This will allow you to play single player Total Annihilation. Network games require getting the DirectPlay network stack to work, so info on that is coming once I figure it out.