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Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency & Battle Tactics

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This game works with: SheepShaver,

Total Annihilation Gold Edition is a game published by MacSoft for the Apple Macintosh.

The Mac version is in fact 3 PC games rolled into one fantastic value bundle - the Total Annihilation game, Total Annihilation: Battle Tactics (adds 100 quick missions for beginning and advanced players), and Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency (75 more units, 50 new maps, 6 new worlds and 25 new missions).

Total Annihilation is one of the best real-time strategy games ever made for the Mac, take a look at the MacFormat review score if you don't believe us! It benefits from continued support from the publisher and many, many websites on the Internet. Detailed updates, which include new units etc., have appeared regularly. You'll love the true 3D worlds filled with mountains, canyons, rivers, oceans and molten riverbeds that redefine the new landscape of strategy wargaming.

Realistic firing paths for cannons, missiles, rockets and nukes set the standard for combat strategy. Over 150 units from fast attack tanks to the relentless Brawler aircraft, create an intense, multi-level 3D combat environment.


* Over 150 different run-time generated 3D units for combined assaults on land sea and in the air.
* 50 single-player missions
* extensive multiplayer Internet support
* diverse landscapes include open sea, lava, high mountains, metal worlds and more
* unique tracking feature allows you to follow units into battle
* allied teams can share resources, units and information
* Fully customisable line-of-sight modes and user interface.

It is a regret to Mac gamers that only the first Command & Conquer ever appeared on the Mac. However, with this real-time gem available at such a great price you can put those regrets behind you and embark on a wonderful strategy gaming experience that will last you for ages! If you're a turn based strategy game fan (e.g. Civilization II) and haven't yet tried the exhilarating real-time genre then this is THE one to cut your teeth on!

Cool additions, including a Star Wars mod, for Mac TA:

The download for this page are the expansion packs and these can be found on the main Total Annihilation page.

Architecture: 68k PPC

I didn't test to another system only on MAC OS 9


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2016, February 28 - 11:14am

Try this other page. We probably should merge that page and the present one.

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by bjornels - 2016, February 28 - 11:09am


Is it possible to get a copy of this game. I have the original laying around for a windows PC - but not for a Mac

Thanks in advance


mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, September 14 - 1:45am

Replaced MU link with one that works. Image taken of a disk provided by abasu1979

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by abasu1979 - 2012, August 30 - 3:50pm

Anyone who wants a copy of this game may contact me via the guestbook or the forums.

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by NucAr - 2012, August 17 - 10:57am

I've gotten my Total Annihilation Gold Edition working in SheepShaver using disc images made with Toast 10. I suppose I could upload them if people can't get other images working.

Also, the background music (which is quite epic and won awards) uses the "Audio CD" portion of the discs, which can be imaged with Toast, but not used in SheepShaver. So for the best TA experience, you could play the music using iTunes in the host OS. However, according to Wikipedia, "The music changes according to events: during a battle, louder and more frantic music plays." Unfortunately, this can't be done with iTunes (at least not automatically)!

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by SAHunterMech - 2010, December 17 - 7:45pm

Thanks for the help. I'm a big noob.

So I'm guessing this thing is buggered and probably needs a re-upload, then?

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by MCP - 2010, December 17 - 5:05pm

Toast 5.0.2 does that when making an image, the "•image" in the filename. Must be a toast image then. What extension to use depends on what you're trying to do with it, and under what operating system. Under OSX you can probably use .toast or .iso or .cdr and double click on it and it will mount. If you're trying to mount it in an emulator, I don't know.

ADD: Just downloaded it and tried to mount it on OS 9.2.2 with Toast 5.2.3 and Virtual DVD-ROM/CD Utility, to no avail.

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by bertyboy - 2010, December 17 - 9:16am

Looks like a Disk Copy 4.2 image. But maybe don't bother trying to open it, it's not been compressed or binhex'd before uploading so it's lost it's resource fork.

Disk Copy v4.2 images end with "•image". You can open them with a later version of Disk Copy (looking for ".img") or DiskImageMounter in OSX.