11/Sep/2008: After a little time gap... lol.. this Total Annihilation Merlin Super Pack is so good I still play it without get tired. It is the best rts game I know. Then, I decided to share it with other people. Here it is, a full old TA 3.1 revamped version including Battle Tactics, Core Contingency, all campaigns, 100+ maps and ... the unbeatable Super Pack with hundred of new units and maps in one single zip (it does not need CD) :-)
12/Mai/2001: New version 1.5! Computer resistance was hardened! New hovercrafts! They now do something useful, with good weapons and abilities like the Bombardier (Core) now with an equivalent to the Arm Air Nuke weapon, but mobile and with a larger area of effect. Also the paralyzers are improved, to stop the enemy air rushes!
17/Mar/2001: New version 1.4! The pack is getting better and better. Some unit scripts were fixed, some less used units removed, new units added and the AI was optimized.
26/Feb/2001: Version 1.3 is ready to download! The AI now has three levels, easy, medium and hard for everyone. Several units were improved and some new ones are on the battle like the modified TAU-95 super bomber. Now, the total number of units is 512.
18/Feb/2001: I am working in a new AI, to open new possibilities for TA players. Also new units will be added, as the new TU95 modified with new and more weapons for defense (a bomber must defend itself!), the Bantha (required by players!), new Dragon helicopter, new B317 bomber with missile defenses and other improvements.
10/Feb/2001: Merlin Pack 1.2 is ready to download! Who downloaded version 1.0, now has an update file to get updated faster and better! The Armagedon now is better (its script was rewritten) and the ArmFig2 now fires all three weapons (the original didn't). The HelliKrog was reduced and its script improved too. New are the paralyzers (2 tanks and 2 turrets) that had proven to be very effective, the dreadnought Core Excalibur (resized, script rebuilt and weapons optimized), one storage unit and two light cruisers ships with optimized weapons for Merlin Pack.
10/Feb/2001: And don't forget: to play better with Merlin Pack, one must first know better his crew, as a good commander would do. So, read the Ta Hints.
9/Feb/2001: The version 1.2 is almost ready. Basically it has some new units (including the Excalibur) and some script corrections and improvements. Next weekend I will try to upload the needed files for update.
31/Jan/2001: The AI version of the Core AEGIS sometimes crashes the game with a division by zero when launching the cruise missile. I changed its script and now it worked firing and without crashing in ONE game I tested. Of course, it is not enough to be sure, so it is experimental and need feedback. The files for version 1.1 are indicated with a * V1.1 * near the name of the individual files. The needed file to correct this is AIBOOST.ZIP.
31/Jan/2001: In version 1.1 were corrected also some menu errors discovered using TACC 3.1 Beta 6.