Look at TA3D! A total TA remake
TA3D was a camera moveable Total Annihilation
Really better than launguga explain.
Unpack The TA3D pack. At first got the newest pack from ta3d.org->download. Or got the svn version from TA3D Forum.
After unpack TA3D, you should put OTA's totala1.hpi and some map into TA3D folden for playable, if you want add some 3rd units, just move into TA3D folden, then all done.
TA3D had a great mod suppent
TA3D suppent all OTA file format, play the OTA mod was simple for TA3D.
Create new folden in "ta3d/mods/modNick", and put all mod file in this folden. Run TA3D, you can used this mod by choose it in Option->game->mod
But some time the mod need a ta3d.mod for work, you should asked in TA3D forum when you need special ta3d.mod. You need ta3d.mod when the mod couldn't load complete.
This due to some HPI folden name could change by change totala.exe, then TA3D didn't what folden mean what.
A ta3d.mod example
unit_ext = .fbi;
unit_dir = 3Dunit;
weapon_dir = 3Dweap;
download_dir = 3Ddownload;
Surely you can write ta3d.mod by yourself. Check the HPI folden name by Hpi view
This is all ext that beable reset
Another mothed. Repack the mod file into OTA HPI folden name. Unpack by hpiview, pack by hpipack(tacc pack)
Some time mod factory couldn't work well or some units was wrong. You should delete cache folden in TA3D then run TA3D in new.
When you enter the game, there was 4 botton in mainmenu, one is Option. There was "Display" "Audio" "Game" in the Option. You can play game in window by set Display->Full screen off
You can play some mod like TA33A that had multi rotate, TA3D is TA remake.hehe
Camera zoom no limit, zoom out at most, it was the Strategic View like the SupCom
Press FreeCom logo for change Camera Free or normal.
In FreeCom, you control camera as a FPS game, use keyboard arrow for move camera.
In normal camera, you can press Middle Mouse for fine-tuning.Roller the Middle Mouse for zoom
Put the "wma/map3/mod" music files into "TA3D\music", Run TA3D, it will creat a playlist.txt when your music beable play in game.And you can change Music type(Battle/normal) by add/delete * before file name that inner playlist.txt
It was F8/~ for enter in command, but not enter chat.
TA3D no default win condition.
All game control by lua script.
annihilation.c is like default.c except that you have to kill all your enemy's units to win whereas in default.c, killing the commander will end the game.
defense.c was a simple script game for TD(tower defense) in land.
And yes!You can write script/ control game by yourself, like a sea TD script change from land TD.
Make sure don't put diffrent version pack in same folden, all need reload when the game version diffrent from cache.It will cost long time more than run TA3D first time.
Run TA3D first time will cache lots things.
Infact, every first in TA3D will cost turely more time than afterward first. Load game data, load maps, load menu, be patient at first
Crazy! TA3D could suppent all launage, it due to a good fot and utf-8. And in now, TA3D total suppent English/ Russion/Chinese.
Change the launage from option->game->Launguage
Download Newest version when you meet crash.
If it still happen, send ta3d.log and config file to forum, all guys are honor to help you.
And some common crash could fix by check ta3d.log:
The point alway in last.
script wrong: delete all .lua file in TA3D/script
some garbled: upload ta3d.log this is memory flow
texture wrong : close GLSL
ati video card should be careful, you alway need newest version for not crash. Serious, the ati video card driver gave you a BSOD.It due to ati card video no and never updata driver.
TA3D just 0.54 beta at now, it was very low, the TA3D 0.6 will rock anyone.a
If you meet the texture couldn't see (modle be black), you should download newest version for this, or just close texture cache(Prefer don't do this, nither the game load time will cost 1 year)
If you meet the chaos color texture, close Texture compression. It will fix in ta3d 0.6
If you found some map features was bad look, the features remake need your help.You can found to-do in here:
http://trac.ta3d.org/browser/trunk/src/ ... /ta3d/TODO
If you feel mouse slowly, change mouse speed in option->game. Play in full screen and used low shadow also help in this
And in last, you should alway keep your version in newest, every updata fix some bugs, and you meet these old bugs when used old version.
Forgot which topic was talk about this, but it really need grammer fix.
This is translate from my Chinese TA3D topic, hehe