Alien Breed: Tower Assault

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Alien Breed: Tower Assault
Alien Breed: Tower Assault cover
Developers
Team17
Release dates
DOS 1994
Windows (DOSBox) January 10, 2012[1]
Taxonomy
Series Alien Breed
Alien Breed: Tower Assault on MobyGames
Alien Breed: Tower Assault on Wikipedia
Alien Breed
Alien Breed 1993
Alien Breed: Tower Assault 1994
Alien Breed: Impact 2010
Alien Breed 2: Assault 2010
Alien Breed 3: Descent 2010

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Use DOSBox.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Bundled together with Alien Breed. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
On the GOG.com version the copy protection has been bypassed, simply write anything and push Enter in order to start the game.
A demo is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\tower\ta.cfg
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\tower\highscores.dat
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
This game does not support saving (highscores.dat contains high scores).

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Use Space in order to use the Action Button, which can be used to selected items in the main menus and attack.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Go to <path-to-game>\tower\ and open ta.cfg.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 4.0
Processor (CPU) 80386SX
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References