From: The Briar Patch Nebula
Hello cgallop, thank you for your kind words and welcome to the DW forums!
Our Picard Era mods are compatible with the latest DW updates from 188.8.131.52 through
the current 184.108.40.206. Although, as with all updates, I suggest that you begin a new game
to make certain that all of the newest bug fixes, enhancements, etcetera will apply.
Concerning troop transport designs, that is left up to the player for certain races. Since
my goal for the mod was to make it adaptable to all of the DW game playstyles, it is up
to you to design your troop transport. Some players like them armed and some unarmed. Some
specific aggressive warrior races, Klingon for example, have their troop transports armed.
In addition, a previous patch enabled planetary bases to better target armed transports with
both their weapons and tractor beams, which made invasions more difficult. So to be fair to
all, again, that was left up to the player.
There is going to be one final update of the mod soon to version 2.5. It will incorporate an
expected upcoming final DW:Universe update, one other additional race and a new UFP galaxy map.
Once that's released, then we will work on completing out Kirk Era version 1.0 mod.
Shields are useless in "The Briar Patch"...