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Influenza
02-21-2002, 07:05 PM
Star Wars: TA, the popular mod for the classic RTS Total Annihilation, is proud to announce the release of its third installment, the Walker Pack!

SWTA is an alternate approach to a Star Wars RTS, taking advantage of the Total Annihlation engine's real-time physics and advanced unit control abilities to offer a fast-paced game highly dependent on successful unit control and resource management. It's a very different style from SWGB or Force Commander, and the results are something that needs to be played in order to fully appreciate.

The Walker Pack adds 15 units to SWTA: The ATST, ATST Assault Walker, ATPT, ATAV (similar to the Imperial Assault Mech), CAP-9 Personal Walker, Walker Plant, and Ion Cannon for the Imperials; and the ESPO Security Walker, ATPT, V-Wing Atmospheric Fighter, Mobile Proton Torpedo Launcher, Mobile Scanner Jammer, Swoop Rider, Golan Laser Turret, and Atgar Laser Dish for the Rebal Alliance.

The pack will be released tomorrow, Friday the 22nd, initially over IRC (join server irc.gamesforums.org channel #swta), and later that day to the general public via our website.

Check it all out at http://www.planetannihilation.com/swta !

Rogue15
02-21-2002, 07:20 PM
about time. ;)

Wettis
02-21-2002, 07:21 PM
Finally!
SWTA rules! :atat:

Sithcloak
02-21-2002, 07:26 PM
You know i think i heard of it once or twice. Is it any good? If so how cheap can i get it? The only reason i would get it is because of the SW add-on.

Sithcloak

Influenza
02-21-2002, 07:38 PM
Depends on who you talk to. TA still has a huge following, with news sites and forums every bit as active as this site. I think it's the greatest RTS ever; others find its somewhat bland textures and older-looking unit graphics unappealing. But every game review site out there will agree on one thing: the nonstop action and intense gameplay makes TA an incredible game to play if you enjoy good strategy with lots of nuances.

You can buy TA from Chips & Bits (http://www.chipsbits.com/cgi-bin/order.cbi_home?client=8166&source=83272&page=catalogs/pc_strategy.html&newpage=infopages/TOTAA.IR.html) for about $10. Not bad at all :). You can also buy TA and its OUTSTANDING expansion, The Core Contingency, here (http://www.chipsbits.com/cgi-bin/order.cbi_home?source=83272&add=TOTAAWCC.IR) for $20.

Update: it seems you can now get Total Annihilation for free, provided you pay shipping & handling! Check out Free-CDSoftware (http://www.free-cdsoftware.com/cgi-hazel?action=serve&item=gam.html) for details! Just scroll on down to the "T" section!

Red_Knight
02-21-2002, 07:45 PM
WOO!! GO FLU!!

Warlord Zsinj
02-21-2002, 11:29 PM
SWTA is deifnately the best mod for TA, which is the best game out there, in my opinion.

The multiplayer is unrivaled, and the skirmish has a decent AI.

While there are no campaign missions out, there are several maps and the prospect of missions for it looks promising.

Rogue15
02-22-2002, 07:48 AM
heh, i got the battle pak for my friend for xmas for like $5...

Rogue15
02-22-2002, 10:27 AM
whoa this is sweet!!! So much better with walkers in!!! The walkers move more realistically than in galactic battlegrounds. :p

Influenza
02-22-2002, 12:24 PM
Glad you like it, 15 :D

Those interested can hurry and join irc.gamesforums.net channel SWTA! We're handing out the pack as we speak!

Havoc Stryphe
02-22-2002, 12:46 PM
Yeah, head on over, especially if you are over 24. I've been labeled as the official "oldest player of Star Wars: Total Annihilation" :p . But seriously, it Rocks. Check it out, of course I haven't got the walker pack yet since I've been at work all day :(

Influenza
02-22-2002, 10:58 PM
In case anyone here has TA and was skeptical of what SWTA would be like.....

http://www.forumplanet.com/planetannihilation/topic.asp?fid=4526&tid=549304