VERSION 2.0 RELEASED! Star Trek The Picard Era mod for DW:Universe

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VERSION 2.0 RELEASED! Star Trek The Picard Era mod for DW:Universe

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*** Distant Worlds: Universe ~ STAR TREK THE PICARD ERA v2.0 ***
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Revised Mod download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wkok33ub14ouixv/DW+Universe-STPE+Ver+2.zip

**** Originator & Creator: Igard ****

Lead Developer & Trek Team Manager: ehsumrell1

------ Trek Team -------

Tophat1812
Gyrospeck
Carl4243
FingNewGuy
ravincravin
General Patton

------ Advisor & Promotions --------

Das123 (a.k.a. Das24680)

----- Distant Worlds Creator -----

**** elliotg {Elliot Gibbs} ****

30 TOTAL PLAYABLE STAR TREK RACES & 4 PIRATE GROUPINGS
(The Shakturi and Mechanoid DW Races are not playable but are available for non-canon DW play.)

23 PLAYABLE MAJOR STAR TREK RACES
ANDORIAN, BAJORAN, BENZITE, BORG, BREEN, CARDASSIAN, CHALNOTH, DOMINION, FEDERATION, FERENGI, GORN, HIROGEN, KAZON, KLINGON, KTARIAN, NAUSICAAN, REMAN, ROMULAN, SHELIAK, SON'A, TAMARIAN, THOLIAN & YRIDIAN

7 PLAYABLE BUT 'STATIC' (They will assault, but do not colonize) MINOR RACES
ACAMARIAN, ANTICAN, BYNARS, CALDONIAN, LURIAN, MALON & VIDIIAN

4 PLAYABLE PIRATE FACTIONS
THE ORION SYNDICATE, THE MAQUIS, THE 8472 BARBARIANS & THE KORGOTH PRIVATEERS

- Shipsets - 25 playable races have their own shipset. 5 playable, static minor races share a generic shipset. Pirate factions share 2 specific shipsets. The 8472 Barbarians have their own shipset.
- Characters - Currently 750+ character images, over 1500 characters (some share a generic image)
- Troop images - All races have their own set.
- Dialogue - All races have their own dialog.
- Flagshapes - All races have their own flag and color schemes.
- Music - 44 tracks from Star Trek The Next Generation's first 3 seasons composed by Ron Jones (Fair Use Respected), plus others.
- System names - Over 8,500 Star Trek and other astronomical system names can be generated for variety.
Over 1,000 Star Trek Milky Way Galaxy systems in the UFP map (Included in the 'maps' folder)
- Race files - Completed. Please report any major issues. Race files can be modified.
- Bias settings - Completed. Please report any issues. Race biases can be modified.
- Policy files - Completed. May require more balance tweaking, please report any issues.
- Victory conditions - Completed. Please report any issues. Race victory conditions can be modified.
- The Borg race shipset size-scaled to near-canon (at least closely!)
- New Governments included - Hegemony, Religious Unity (Race Specific ~ Bajoran only) and Federation (Race Specific ~ Federation (UFP) only)
{See Galactopedia article(s) for info}
- New Race Family: Biomechanical (Borg & Bynars)
- Star Trek Era plagues added {See Galactopedia article(s) for info}
- Each Race has their own specific Star Trek UI icons and graphics (located in the images\UI\chrome\[The Race Name]\folder)
UI icons and graphics can be modified. Das123 has created his "Das Chrome for Star Trek PE Mod v2.0" UI mod which is fully compatible and is the UI and graphics shown in his YouTube "Let's Play Star Trek The Picard Era" Version 1.0 and 2.0 mod recordings.
- Each Race may have their own specific diplomacy music (located in the Sounds\Effects\[The Race Name]\folder)
4 Files appropriately named: diplomacyMoodAngry ~ diplomacyMoodHappy ~ diplomacyMoodMenacing ~ diplomacyMoodNeutral
- Minimum garrisoned troop per colony set to 4 for defense against invasion or pirate raids.
- Rumors of Crystalline Entity sightings (replaces the Silvermist), see Galactopedia article for more info.
- Select Star Trek Resource images and Component additions. Galactopedia entries have been updated.
- 103 total New Planet Landscapes available for Game Editor use, including Star Trek specific 'Race Homeworld' Landscapes.
- Some weapon effect and sound replacements. More Star Trek 'Faction-Specific' Weapons and components added in the research tech trees.
- Message pop ups appear as Starfleet PADDs.
- Numerous Star Trek sound effects.
- Shakturi and Mechanoids are not overwritten so you can still play the story, just with your choice of the Star Trek races.
- Milky Way Galaxy 4 quadrant star map with Star Trek races' homeworld and owned system placements.
- Numerous Star Trek independent races and pirates spread throughout the galaxy (setting specific).
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Installation of Distant Worlds Universe Star Trek The Picard Era Version 2.0 Mod:
(DW Universe-STPE Ver 2)
1. Unzip the file to a temporary or hold directory.
2. Copy the folder 'DW Universe-STPE Ver 2' to your Matrix Games\Distant Worlds\Customization\ folder
3. Run the game and at game main menu select 'Change Theme', then select the 'DW Universe-STPE Ver 2' mod and click 'Switch Theme'
4. If you wish to play a 'close to canon' immersive game, select 'start a classic game', then make sure to deselect 'Enable Return of the Shakturi story Events' from the last game setup screen.
5. You may also choose to play ANY of the other game-type selections with this mod except for 'The Ancient Galaxy' selection, which is its own Distant Worlds Universe mod in itself.
6. You may also choose to play a faction from the included Milky Way Galaxy scenario map, or create a custom game using the Milky Way galaxy map.
*** This Theme should be compatible with many of the UI and Graphic Mods made for Distant Worlds Universe *** (It would be wise to back up any mod files before attempting any modification of such files)
DAS123 (a.k.a. DAS24680) has created a UI and resource mod that is compatible with this mod. It is not a part of the original mod, but we support his work and effort. Its download link will be posted in the DW forum by DAS123.
Please contact a member of the aforementioned 'Trek Team' via the DW forum if you have any issues concerning the mod or post game play inquiries in the forum.
**** The optional "_newcolonyNames" file in the theme directory will name your initial homeworld "Genesis", and will name new planets automatically according to the name order inside the file if you choose to use it. To activate it for use in the game, rename the file to "colonyNames.txt" (see Errata article in the Galactopedia) ****

**** [Edited after release] Just FYI, for any of you who have the 'mysterious' "race_16.png" error, you can download a zipfile that I've prepared that has revised race pictures. Just download the zipfile, then unzip to a hold or temp folder, then copy the entire contents (overwriting all) to the mods' "images\units\races" folder.

Download the races zipfile here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/00ai8r6r77h5hl3/races.zip

At release, this mod is updated to Distant Worlds Universe version 1.9.5.10. Any future Distant Worlds Universe version updates that may modify the functionality of this mod will be handled at the Trek Team's discretion and availability.

Thanks and Credits:

The original mod creation, structure, trailblazing and most importantly Romulan Ale supply by Igard

Character groundwork, version updating and compilation, team lead moderating and testing by ehsumrell1

Additional sounds by fulgaris
Music by Ron Jones
Additional planet images and ship graphics by Kalthaniell
Additional weapons images by msnevil
Select shipsets by Woodman, ArmsMaster, Captain Marshal, Mikey1091 and Jack Crawford
Select ships, stations and shipsets by unusualsuspex
Hegemony, Religious Unity and Federation Governments by dwaine
*Special thanks to tjhkkr over time for sending images, Aldebaran whiskey, giving massive support and some very helpful advice.
*Special thanks to Das123 (aka Das24680) for his YouTube 'Star Trek The Picard Era Version 2.0 Let's Play' productions.
You can watch those here ---> https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGB6RkFB7ZmPLfw_GUix9PcRazjsWNZC3
*Special thanks to Adam Solo for his fine article and review of Distant Worlds: Universe and our Star Trek The Picard Era Version 1.0 mod
You can read it here --> http://www.spacesector.com/blog/2014/08/distant-worlds-universe-review/
*Special thanks to Shark7 and his massive Destroyer Fleet for Cargo Bay security from DATA.
*Special thanks to the Trek Team for sending images, testing, critique, giving ideas and most of all, your support!
**Very special shout out to Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean Luc Picard)!
And of course, Gene Roddenberry (RIP), Paramount Pictures and Trekkies around the world!
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**This mod version 2.0 is dedicated to a fellow Distant Worlds Universe Beta Team tester, modder, Trekkie and good friend who we lost in December of 2014;
Lonnie Courtney Clay (a.k.a Jeeves) - Rest in Peace Lonnie

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Copyright Notice and Disclaimer
This is a fan-made game modification. Star Trek is owned by CBS studios Inc. and Paramount Pictures. We do not make any profit from this material nor do we request or accept donations. All Fair Use conditions respected.
We cannot accept responsibility for any damage that may be caused by downloading these files (i.e. Divorce, Job loss, and etcetera).
All mod files are thoroughly virus checked by AVG anti-virus before uploading to the hosting website(s).
Happy Trekking all! We hope you enjoy our endeavors!
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Woohoo!!!!!!
Nice one
downloading now

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THANK YOU - Star Trek Forever !!!! and the Kirk Era : OMG[8D]
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Superb news - congratulations, you rock, and a whole starfleet of Thank You :-)

I just caught up with the latest couple episodes of Das24680's video series using the mod this afternoon (Das is up to episode 10 today!), so I'm ready to immerse

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Breakout the Romulan Ale and a hearty toast to ehsumrell1. I know what I'll be doing while watching the Superbowl. [X(]


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FYI the link is getting too many hits so that dropbox has disabled it for the minute?
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I am also uploading to my MediaFire account which will take a couple more hours.
That link will have enough bandwidth (something I didn't think about at first, my apologies).
I will provide the MediaFire download link in a post and revise the OP when ready.
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Thank you so much for working hard on this mod and bringing it through, I can't want to play this after the Seahawks toss the Deflatriots out the window.
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Apparently the dropbox is down because of traffic.
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Well done
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Hoping the download link situation gets worked out soon. I've been waiting for this for a long while.
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Same here, this was like the Reddit hug of death for the update. Well I go to bed and it hopefully is up when I get up :)
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Hello Trek Community!

My apologies about the crashing link at DropBox. I didn't think about the bandwidth issues
until too late. Nevertheless, I've updated the original post and added the revised download link.

The new download link for the mod at my MediaFire site is here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/wkok3 ... _Ver_2.zip

Enjoy! Happy Trekking!
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Quick question, when you start out as the federation in the custom built map, are your allies supposed to be all angry at you because of your strange alien ways? Also, the races inside of this loose alliance seem to war with each other, especially the ktarians who have imposed multiple trade sanctions on other empires. Also the Dominion is in such close contact that they almost populated Betazed, but I fended off their colony ship with an escort. (Note that I queued this planet for colonization as soon as it was possible.)
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Remember two things Knickers;

1. The Map plays as a scenario and race events among other things happen as the game progresses.
Also, those "things that happen", happen differently depending upon the race empire you start with.
2. There were a few 'Distant Worlds' game dynamics that couldn't be worked around while attempting
to make the mod playable in all of the available play-styles. So the "strange alien ways" type of
dynamics often cannot be helped.

Even though DW:Universe is generally moddable, there are many hard-coded items that couldn't be.
Also, in the map scenario, a majority of the races characters (and the skills and traits they have)
will affect their empires relations, but still allow alliances and treaties.
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Ah ok, I understand, however a note for a possible future patch that is something that you might be able to fix, keep Betazed within the default federation influence so the Dominion doesn't colonize it. If they do fail to colonize it they will colonize a nearby ocean moon making Betazed uncolonizable still. (Note I queued Betazed for colonization as soon as it was possible.)
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Congratulations ehsumrell1 and gang, having followed Das' Lets Play it looks like you guys have made a really great mod here, am looking forward to bringing some glory to the Klingon Empire.

Unfortunately, I am getting an error when I launch the game and change theme to STPE Mod. A dialog box appears and says that the program cannot open the file images/units/race/Race16.png, looks like its the Ferengi (I offered them some Latinum to get rid of the message but to no avail). I am unsure what to try, whether I have the wrong version of DWU installed etc. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks for you efforts :)
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With the starting scenario, is there no way to select difficulty level and research speed? Also, if not selectable what do you happen to set them at?
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Congratulations to ehsumrell1 and the team, can't wait to play it once my gaming laptop is fixed! Grr! But in the meantime, Bloodwine for all, 2309 no less!

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In reply to zoommooz11. No, you can't set any parameters at the opening map screen. You can choose to play a custom game and set those parameters. I'm sure as soon as ehsumrell1 gets freed up, he will elaborate on you questions. In the meantime, enjoy.


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