Welcome to Total Annihilation: Twilight
latest version of Total Annihilation: Twilight is version 1.9 (Released March 12, 2011).
The latest version is available as the full
install only (No patch).
For help with installation of TA:T, go to the Installation section
One Time Recommended Download
Be aware that as of v1.9, TA:Twilight no
longer requires the tamechpi2004.ccx file to work. However, there are
some maps/map packs out there that require a tamec feature file. I highly
recommend getting the newer version that should work with all maps that required
the old 2004 one, in addition to providing many new features as well. It can be
NOTE: Please try the Primary first, and only use
the Mirror when the Primary does not work, as I have limited bandwidth here at
TAUniverse (Lately the full version download has used over 60% of my monthly
bandwidth each month), but if for some reason the Primary link is
dead/non-responsive, feel free to use the mirror. Thanks!
There is no patch from version 1.8 to 1.9. You
must download the full version of v1.9.
NOTE: The TA Demo Recorder mentioned below is now included in
the TA:T v1.9 release zip file. You no longer need to download the TA Demo
Recorder separately. The text remains for informational puposes.
TA Demo Recorder
The Demo Recorder, though not required, is
The TA Demo Recorder (TADR) allows you to record demos
of your multiplayer games (Sorry, no skirmish games) and watch them later, so
you can see what you could have done better on, or to see how your opponent
approached things. One of the best ways to improve your skills is to watch over
your games to see how you could do things differently next time or pick up new
tactics from your opponent.
It also adds in the ability to share line of
sight with your allies and see their current amount and income of metal and
energy, which makes working together as a team more intuitive. It adds in basic
"whiteboard" functionality, allowing you to draw lines or mark things on the
screen, so you can swiftly sketch out enemy defenses or targets when you scout
the area. Your allies can also see your drawings, making this immensely useful
for co-ordinating strategy. It allows you to set a text macro to a single
button, so you can simply hit F11 to automatically set things like "+shootall"
and "+shareall" at the beginning of a game, instead of having to type it all
out. It also allows you to "drag" out a line of buildings with just a few
clicks, which makes Dragon's Teeth walls much easier to do, or automatically
queue up a "circle" of Dragon's Teeth around a building. There's even the
".cmdwarp" feature that allows you to pick starting spots for each Commander at
the beginning of a round, allowing you to easily set up teams with the people
you want on each one.
The file above also includes the TA Demo Recorder
patch to update version 0.99b2 to version 1.0.
This version fixes up a few
issues and bugs with the previous version. Most people have no problems with it,
but a few have had it refuse to record games, or other issues. Try it, and if
for some reason you have problems, if nothing else, you can always just use the
0.99b2 version only.
Just copy the files in the patch into your TOTALA
directory (Some files will overwrite old ones), and you're done.TA
Demo Recorder version 0.99b2 and the 1.0 update patch - About 1.7
- A collection of maps assembled by Caydr, the creator of the Absolute
Annihilation TA mod, from which TA:T descended.
Map Pack (AAMaps551.zip - About 116.7 MB
- A collection of maps assembled by Stonedwolf for the Absolute Annihilation
TA mod, from which TA:T descended.
II Map Pack (AAMaps_vol2_10.zip - About 243.7 MB)
- A collection of maps assembled by Nuggenman, one of the long-time AA and
now TA:T players.
Map Pack (NUGGENMAPSv2.zip - About 82.5 MB)
- TA:T Map Pack v1.0 contains 129 maps.
TA:T Map Pack (TAT_MapPack_v1.0.hpi - About 460
NOTE: Some of the maps in the
TA:T Map Pack will require the tamech file mentioned above (tamechpi2004.zip).
Other mirrors have been
requested and are hopefully to come.
This essentially covers the
Finnish players map pack (Torrent) that they released awhile back, as well as
the TA Legacy map collection I came across awhile ago. I skimmed through them
all with a map editor, weeding out the ones that were obviously bad, or too
large (35x35, for example), all metal, etc. They should all be OTA compatible.
Notice I said "obviously" bad. I only spent about 30-60 seconds on each
one, for the most part, so if there is a map error, or really bad starting
positions, or pathing troubles, etc, I likely didn't notice. That's the
purpose of this being version 1.0.