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 at Wikipedia

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

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

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 settings[edit]

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.