Really detailed work, not only that but the imagery looks great too.
As I've said before I'm not a particular fan of ME but I don't care, this mod looks just great.
I think after we release this mod there might be a bit more ME fans out there :)
BTW: we've finished the 1.00 release. We'll test it a bit to make sure it's good to go and I'll post it. It's 180mb in .rar, not counting the additional stuff (planets, weapons etc) which is about 120mb :P
I completed ME but still have ME2 sat in my Steam account, never installed or played!
At that size it sounds like a rather comprehensive mod, I'm sure it'll go down well as it looks top drawer.
I'm waiting on Quadro to give me a green light (he's testing the 1.00) and then I'll post. I guess I'll make some screenshot and previews for the main thread in the meantime.
The most notable changes from alpha are:
-alternative (white /silver) ships for turians.
-some character pics improvements.
-generic characters from ME postponed for a later version.
-improved weapon effects.
-anything Quadro will decide to change before 1.00.
The stuff you will probably notice is that some ships have extra 'unwanted' lights and engine glows. We left it for 1.01 because we were quite eager to let you guys have a chance to enjoy it.
We didn't test the mod for prolonged gameplay, so we couldn't correct game balance above what we thought would work best. Still, I think Quadro did an excellent job on the races statistics and it should work well. Due to lack of late game testing, I was thinking some of the more pro-active players who feel like it might make an AAR using the mod. It would be a great review and source of pride for us
One last thing. The graphics addon and sound addon are optional because they will override original game files. However, I would strongly recommend installing them as they are an important part of the mod and take it to a whole new level of awesomeness IMHO.