I considered splitting up the Xindi races, but it would mean alot more work for me. More ships would have to be found for them, but it would be alot more true to canon since it seems that the Xindi races did have their own worlds seperate from each other. Just one council, in which case, I could set their bias to maximum friendliness.
DW is very easy to mod, but if you don't feel like it, then the best help you can give me, would be to find some 'Top down' views of ships for me to use. I'm always keeping an eye on what the other modders are doing, to see if they come up with something 'Xindi like' and then I'll ask them nicely if I can use them.
Here's a look at what I've got so far for the Xindi. Not much I know. Only the 2 with black backgrounds are actually Xindi ships from the series. The rest just have the right 'look'.
Well, there are a TON of pictures of ships, including Xindi, and some Nausicaan that actually look somewhat like Reptilian kind of. The problem is, the 3rd worst view of a ship it top down, in regards to showing a picture of ship. Everything is a 3/4 view from the front or back it seems. There are several side views of ships, including Degra's, the Insect Shuttle that Archer found, and used to try to destroy the "Death Star." The Ships that really matter, like the Reptilian are all 3/4 view tho, and without some major graphical change's, I don't believe they would work.
I don't think there are enough ships, shown in Star Trek: Enterprise, to fill up the Xindi's requirement for ships, so using other ships that look like they could fit is an excellent idea.
As for helping you, I am more than happy to give you any help you think is possible. I spent dozens of hours making mods on games like, Mount and Blade, Hearts of Iron Series, and several other Paradox games. I went and got the Steam Paradox Value Pack that came with nearly every game, expansion and DLC they made in the past few years, when it was on sale for 66% off, so I have spent countless hours modding those games.
I am retired, so I don't have many pressing matters that will hinder me for lengths of time greater than sleep. It has been several years since College though, and I never used my computer skills professionally. I would say they were sub-par to begin with, as I was an Electronic Engineer, not a Computer Programmer, and not ever using them had made any skill I did have, rusty and sub-par.
Let me know what you think about side-view pictures of ships, and if that can work, and I will assume the 3/4 view is a no go.
Is there a way to set up a scenario, where the map starts out with the Federation, Romulans, Klingons, and all other empires, set up in a specific way? I mean can it be made so the map it set up like that of the Star Trek Series, and place those empires, with their planets, and everything, how it is in the series? I think it would be neat to be able to start a game as one of the large powers, but as closely as possible to how it is in the TV Series/Movies/Books.
Thank you again for your time and patience with answering my questions, and I hope I'm not too much of a bother.