From: Ol' Blighty
We don't know what the new modding capabilities are yet for the new expansion. I'm hoping we get much more power and can change a lot more than what we are currently able to.
A long while ago I started working on a mod called The Andromeda Project. It is completely of my own imagination, a new setting not taken from any book, TV show, film, game etc.
One of the main problems at the time was due to modding limitations the setting wouldn't make sense in the Distant Worlds game, because some of the races were literally monsters that wouldn't live side by side peacefully with other races, but it looks as if in the new expansion there are options for exterminating populations etc after capturing a planet, so perhaps it is now more viable.
Looking for anyone who would be interested in working on this with me, I do art: ships, portraits, written background so I am looking for anyone interested in doing all the rest including making the races personalities (from an AI point of view), tech trees (if this is possible), flags, weapons (if possible), characters (if possible), making it reasonably balanced, fun to play and everything else that needs doing to make a great mod
Anyone interested, discuss here, it doesn't have to be 1 person I'm happy for anyone who is interested to take a part.
Here is a link to the old thread so you can get some idea of the setting and races: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2546263&mpage=1&key=andromeda
I will be making ships from scratch, not using exisiting DW art, I have practiced this and can get them looking as nice as my Diverse Worlds stuff (just about). If there is some interest I will post samples soon.
Don't be scared by a lot of work, this will be a slow process, I'm certainly in no rush and would rather have fun with it and a good end product than rush it, also I have to finish Diverse Worlds first of course.
"My body may be confined to this chair, but my mind is free to explore the universe" - Stephen Hawking