rankalee -> [WIP/REL] Macross Wars Universe v0.3.Alpha [DW:Universe] (8/19/2013 1:45:42 PM)
Macross Wars Universe is a mod for Distant Worlds: Universe which is "roughly based" on the Macross series but with my own "custom" flavor... it is still very experimental at this stage.
It currently features 5 new factions, the UN Spacy, Zentraedi, Meltrandi, the Vajra/SMS (combined forces) and now the REF (Robotech Shadow Chronicles Expeditionary Force). It will also feature the beloved characters from the series.
The first 3 races are based around the Macross original/DYRL timeline, while the Vajra/SMS are based upon post-Frontier timeline. So you'll see SDF-1 with UN Spacy while the Macross Quarter is with the Vajra/SMS and so on...
I do have plans to add more races/factions from the Macross Universe eventually, but only when I feel like the existing ones are fleshed/polished out abit. I am also thinking about ''what if'' factions/scenarios as well. Hopefully these will be some fun surprises. :D
All the vanilla races are still included for this release.
+Implement new DW:Universe modding features. (like government types etc)
+Further update with new ships or edits to make them look better.
+Further edit stats to suit everything.
+Add more Macross sounds and more graphic/weapons effects.
-Further remove placeholder ships while adding new ones to fit.
v.0.3.full: The show goes on and more fixes, new race/faction, more art
+New race/faction: REF: Robotech Expeditonary Force (Shadow Chronicles)similar stats as UNSpacy for now, some new characters, some basic shipset/bases...more to flesh over upcoming patches.
+Adding missing blinking lights to Vajra Explorer ship.
+Added Das' Blue Chrome UI (cursors, some icons and some flagset).
+Added Custom Pirate race images. Balanced, smuggler etc.
+Added New Government Matriarchy for Meltrandi only. Rough stats but they are slow at reproducing but made up with other stats. Probably needs tweak.
+Removed Way of Ancients government from UN Spacy's start game. Wasn't intended to have it.
+Sound fix: Heavy_Railgun sfx duration too long... shortened to 1 second.
+Added 3 new characters for Vajra race. +New Ranka image for race leader.
+New genericbase for Vajra. Old one becomes trooptransport.
+New smallspaceport sprite for Meltrandi
+New mediumspaceport sprite for Zentraedi, old one now is genericbase sprite.
+New Meltrandi and Zentraedi race images. Adjusted the others.
+cleaned up Vajra mediumspaceport edges.
+New Meltrandi Queadluun-Rau sprites replaces older ones for fighter and bombers.
+New refuel icon (didn't like Das' 'water drop version)
+New diplomacy message pictures. Color coded some vanilla ones. Green for tick, red for X etc.
+New explosions by Jon Micheelsen
+Changed up UNS shipset abit. New passenger and explorer. Reused old carrier as the new resupply. Switched Medium and large spaceports.
+Some New UI buttons edited for Das' and some new creations.
+Added music tracks
+Added some Tyrador ships and bases to REF as placeholder.
+Updated some files to match v.184.108.40.206 patch
+Added some crude character job icons for now. :)
+cleaned up Vajra Escort and Contructionship outline. Escort looks cleaner and slimmer now. Also changed quite abit of ships around, added a couple new ones like ARMD-R carrier, NUNS Stealth Destroyer. Old unused stuff moved to ALT folder.
+Moved Vajra faction's Guamtamano Carrier, and Northampton frigate over to UNS faction to replace the older designs I used up to now.
+enhanced/enlarged thrusters on Vajra (SMS) Frigate, Gasmining/Miningships.
+SMS mediumspaceport is now SMS largespaceport, new medium vajra spaceport added.
+Color coded some Vajra faction ships/bases, i.e; largespaceport now looks more uniform.
+Added blinking lights to all faction's ships/bases.
+Added some new Metrandi ship sprites as I felt they had the most lackluster shipset. Its starting to come together.
+Ported over to Distant Worlds Universe.
+New experimental race... the "Vajra"/SMS (basically a Macross Frontier inspired combined faction).
+New shipsets across all races, some changes, some polishing/fixes. These are ongoing.
+New characters/agents, new portraits for all races.
+Slight changes to some race stats. These are also ongoing. Everything is probably way out of balance still. I need suggestions with these as I'm terrible with numbers! :D
+Added some music to suit the epic gameplay.
+Probably a few other things I forgot.
::Latest Download links & extra info::
Current Version v.0.3 Alpha
Download at all releases at: http://www.moddb.com/mods/macross-wars
Install to your DW customization folder, start the game and hit change theme and pick "Macross Wars Universe".
kalthaniell's ships and a few others I forget. He pretty much inspired me to make this mod. :)
If you wish for written credit for something let me know.
The Vajra/SMS combined fleet attacking the Zentraedi homeworld. (v.0.1.alpha)
I am always looking for help with this mod, so if you think you can contribute anything please don't hesitate to let me know!