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How to limit races to be able to colonize only one plan... - 6/28/2016 9:14:35 AM   
Tanaka


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Can this be done? If so how?

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RE: How to limit races to be able to colonize only one ... - 6/28/2016 10:41:49 AM   
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There are several ways to do this, but the very simplest would be to locate the research lines that allow colonisation of a planet type (volcanic for example) and disable it for the race(s) that you don't want to be able to do it.

You can either do this by making a preceding technology component (from a per-requisite tech) a "disallowed tech" under that race's [race].txt file, or you can make a research project in research.txt limited by adding "allowed races [race name], [other race name], etc"... with allowed races separated by a comma.

I recommend using Sabranan's editor tool if you haven't already, it might make things much simpler for you if you don't want to edit TXT files.

Be aware that no matter what edits you make, if your race takes over a colony of some species that likes volcanic worlds, that you can then colonise volcanic worlds regardless... it's one of the bonuses of taking over another species' worlds - you inherit their home-world type as a potential colony type from then on.

I think that's right but more experienced players/editors might correct me on some things or have other stuff to add.

Hope that helps!


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RE: How to limit races to be able to colonize only one ... - 6/28/2016 6:50:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Drybreeze

There are several ways to do this, but the very simplest would be to locate the research lines that allow colonisation of a planet type (volcanic for example) and disable it for the race(s) that you don't want to be able to do it.

You can either do this by making a preceding technology component (from a per-requisite tech) a "disallowed tech" under that race's [race].txt file, or you can make a research project in research.txt limited by adding "allowed races [race name], [other race name], etc"... with allowed races separated by a comma.

I recommend using Sabranan's editor tool if you haven't already, it might make things much simpler for you if you don't want to edit TXT files.

Be aware that no matter what edits you make, if your race takes over a colony of some species that likes volcanic worlds, that you can then colonise volcanic worlds regardless... it's one of the bonuses of taking over another species' worlds - you inherit their home-world type as a potential colony type from then on.

I think that's right but more experienced players/editors might correct me on some things or have other stuff to add.

Hope that helps!



Thanks! Ok well if the latter is true about taking over a world and then auto immediately being able to colonize that type of world then my plan is moot. I guess there is no way to limit planet type colonization in this game then. Oh well!


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