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Total Annihilation

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by xenobiotic, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. xenobiotic

    xenobiotic Chieftain

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    Anyone still play this game? I just came across a sale for it with expansions on GOG for $4.19!! (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/total_anihilation_commander_pack)

    Other than starcraft it's the only pure RTS that I ever really got in to. The scale of it was amazing back in the day (not sure how it would stand up today).

    Anyway, any fans? Anyone still play it?
     
  2. Justo

    Justo Emperor

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    One of my favourite games of all time. If only some punk kid didn't borrow mine and never return it.

    Supreme Commander can be seen as an expansion of the game for those who don't know of it.
     
  3. Sprig

    Sprig めんどくさい

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  4. IronMan2055

    IronMan2055 Korra 2011

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    This was the game that got me into computer gaming, never owned my own copy sadly.
     
  5. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    I loved it, amazing game. Shame the sequels wern't so good.

    Supreme Commander is too computer hungry for me to play :/
     
  6. Sprig

    Sprig めんどくさい

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    I used to play scermish all the time against 10 computers. You would get like 2000 units running around which was awesome. PAth finding for Ai was a bit crap but still, you had these massive swarms of units !!!!

    Anyone love the Vulcan Cannon? It took like 12 Fusion reactors to power :D

     
  7. Justo

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    The Vulcan cannon and its equivalent were the best part of the game. ;)

    That total victory could be achieved in so many different ways was along with the sheer scale of the game(for the time anyway) the things I enjoyed most about the game.
     
  8. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    Many fond memories of this game, one of my all-time faves.
     
  9. Sprig

    Sprig めんどくさい

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    Justo Emperor

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    Core of course. Krogoth ftw.
     
  11. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    If you got a few of those babies it was pretty much game over :)
     
  12. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    Well, you haven't changed your computer in a long time then !

    But I have to say it again : Supreme Commande is definitely the follow-up of Total Annihilation. Even better in my view. Beware Supreme Commander II, though, which is a pile a steaming sh... and doesn't deserve the place in the serie.
     
  13. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    I thought SC was a complete hog that would eat ANY system given to it?
     
  14. Till

    Till Adventurer

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    It runs fine on any semi decent system. My ancient E6300 has no trouble with it, and a HD5750 can run the game on the highest settings while using the game's dual monitor support.
     
  15. Airstrike92

    Airstrike92 King

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    I would play it but it doesn't work on my computer anymore.
     
  16. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    SupCom (SC usually means "Starcraft" ^^) is actually programmed in a pretty good fashion (only weak point is the pathfinder, and considering how complex it is, it's not really THAT bad).
    The thing is, it's a game that pose few limits, and as such allows the user to easily go beyond what his computer can handle, especially in multiplayer. It's not that the game WILL eat your system, it's that it CAN if you push it far enough.

    But you can have already HUGE battles on HUGE maps without going really insane, and if you stay reasonable, it's perfectly playable. I can play it without trouble on a several years-old computer, and I can go crazy on today's one.
     
  17. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    You have to realise I live ~8years behind reality as far as compuuting goes ;)
     
  18. Chukchi Husky

    Chukchi Husky Lone Wolf

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    I got Total Annihilation many years ago, but I was never any good at the game. I think I only ever got as far as about three or four levels in the campaign on easy mode before I gave up after finding it too hard.
     
  19. Sprig

    Sprig めんどくさい

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  20. Abaddon

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    Always skirmish, usually metal maps.
     

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