Total Annihilation

Contains 3 Arm missions from retail game. Does not contain multiplayer, Core compaign, Intro and Save/Load Game.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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Test Results

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What works


 Worked fine.


 Not applicable.  The demo is just a single exe and hpi file, and I'm reasonably sure one cannot apply the 1.0-3.1c patch to the demo

Running: Missions

 Started fine.  Seemed fluid.  Things seemed to work

Running: Multiplayer

Not included with demo

What does not

- game wouldn't run for me without configuring a virtual desktop

- scrolling with the mouse to the top, bottom, and left worked fine, but to scroll to the right, I had to position the mouse exactly on the edge of the window (!= edge of screen, because my screen is 800x480, and window of Total Annihilation is 640x480), which is essentially unplayable for me.


What was not tested

- skirmish mode

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It is tricky to rate this. There are two ratings possible, depending on hardware, specifically: screen hardware. If you have a monitor that can run at 640x480, the rating is probably platinum For people with LCDs, which I feel is increasingly the majority, and if the LCD cannot run at 640x480, I feel the rating is 'Bronze', since I had to run the game in a virtual desktop in order for it to run at all, and it was unusably difficult to scroll the screen to the right. The mouse pointer had to be positioned *exactly* over the edge of the virtual desktop window, which was far too annoying to actually play. Note that the full TA version, with 1.0-3.1c patch works fine in a virtual desktop: scrolling with a mouse is fine, but the demo was, for me, effectively unplayable. This despite the gaem installing and running perfectly without a hitch, but without being able to scroll around easily it's for me I feel a showstopper that renders the demo for me unplayable. For those with a monitor that can run at 640x480, the effective rating I feel is 'platinum'.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxJan 14 20111.3.11Yes Yes PlatinumBenjamin Debski 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 09 20091.1.27Yes Yes BronzeHugh Perkins 
ShowGoboLinux 014Oct 19 20081.1.6Yes Yes PlatinumNathan Bennett 
ShowGentoo LinuxDec 02 20070.9.50.Yes Yes Platinumkillertux 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20070.9.29.Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7334 Workaround for lack of 8bpp (8-bit, 256 color) support on 24bpp displays CLOSED INVALID View
8724 Total Annihilation: PCM mute/unmute/change in WineOSS CLOSED FIXED View
8960 lack of GLX causes wine to crash CLOSED FIXED View
12194 Some DDraw games flicker the screen CLOSED FIXED View
19667 Demo for Total Annihilation: mouse scrolling of screen unworkable. CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


Please see how-to for version "Total Annihilation + Core Contingency + Battle Tactics + 3.1 patch" at  , just ignore anything to do with multiplayer, core contingency installation and so on, and installation will be from the demo .exe , rather than from a cd.

Demo specific notes:

- I feel that the demo probably won't run playably unless you can set your screen resolution to 640x480.

      - Note that the full TA retail version, with the 3.1c patch installed, is I feel fully playable, doesn't have the mouse scrolling issue that the demo has.

      - essentially, unless you can set your screen resolution to 640x480, the demo will probably crash on startup, unless you use a virtual desktop.  If you create a virtual desktop, you may find that scrolling with the mouse is unworkably difficult, because you have to position the mouse pointer exactly over the edge of the window.