Playing Total Annihilation on Mac OSX 10.10

  1. Install X Quartz: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/ and Brew
  2. Install Wine: brew install wine. This will take some time.
  3. Get the files for Total Annihilation and put them somewhere. Either install the game on a Windows machine and copy the directory, or otherwise obtain the installed version of the game.

You should now be able to run Total Anniilation using wine totala.exe in the directory where totala.exe resides.

To play multiplayer:

  1. Grab Winetricks. It's just a shell script, so download it here or easier:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks > winetricks
chmod +x winetricks

In some directory.

  1. Run ./winetricks directplay.

At this point, everything worked fine for me! Tested on 13" rMBP and 13" MBA, both of which could play multiplayer with each other.