From: My Own Private Hell
I think asking about the 'type' makes some sense, as it potentially allows you to create components with more than one basic function, which would be really neat. Do you happen to know whether this is possible, Darkspire?
Components can only have the one basic function, ECM, warp, armor. reactor etc.
You can only create new component types based on the current types, new ECM, new warp etc.
What has to be taken into account is that DW was never designed with this amount of modding, so for all those that are stating 'I can't see a lot of new stuff added', the fact that Elliot has managed to open it up as much he has is quite a feat, there are many new text files that allow you to change and alter the various parts, like the new biases files, you used to just have race, now you have race families biases as well, add that to the new governments file and its biases file you can really fine tune the way races react towards each other. The new theme structure is great, no longer do we have to write over the master files, themes are self contained.
I have had just as much fun creating things as playing it while testing, and will continue to do so once it has been released, even more so since I was down for a few months with a hardware problem and am still converting Darkverse Legends to Darkverse Universe.