Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri

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Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri cover
Looking Glass Technologies[1]
TED engine[2]
Release dates
DOS March 5, 1996
Windows (DOSBox) June 25, 2015[3]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) June 25, 2015[3]
Linux (DOSBox) June 25, 2015[3]
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri on Wikipedia

Key points

Armor regeneration speed is dependent on framerate and will not work with high frame rates.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
TTLG Forums - Terra Nova: SFC


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.
macOS (OS X)
Icon overlay.png
Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[4]
macOS (OS X)

Two demos were made for the game (download): one of them has a single mission not in the main game, while the other has three unique missions that show the events leading up to the beginning of the main game. The one-mission version reports itself as 'version D1.01', while the three-mission version identifies as 'version D2.00'.

Essential improvements[edit]


Last patch release is V1.09. The GOG.com release is already patched.

Map Editor[edit]

Terra Nova World Editor allows creating your own land scepes for the game. heightmaps are also available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
It's unknown whether this game follows the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux. Please fill in this information.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


Options menu.
Options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Two options for resolution: 320x200 and 320x400.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
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


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
For DOSBox use the DOSBox Mapper (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
FX, music, speech
Surround sound
No subtitles for the most part. The extraction pilot's dialogue is subtitled, while mission briefings have both audio/visual versions and text versions (though the A/V versions have no subtitles). The FMV scenes and squad members' comments during missions aren't subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Audio Audio Interface Library 3.03 [5]
Cutscenes Smacker [5]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) MS-DOS 5.0
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 60 MHz
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA 256-color
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.7 Lion or later
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) OpenGL compatible
256 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data. For the GOG.com release, file changes in DOSBox are redirected to <path-to-game>/cloud_saves/ even if GOG Galaxy is not used (this folder contains all redirected files, so some files in the cloud_saves folder might be temporary files or other files that do not contain saves or settings).


  1. Looking Glass Technologies Terra Nova Page (retrieved)
  2. PC Gamer UK: "Technology Bombardment" (April 1996, page 14) - last accessed on August 9, 2017
    "Terra Nova looks even better, but mercifully hasn't increased the demands on the processor to a significant extent. The TED engine that drives the game is undoubtedly one of the most advanced available today."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Release: Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri - GOG.com
  4. Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri · AppID: 368600 · Steam Database
  5. 5.0 5.1 Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri UK manual.