Over the past few years I have done a great many canon and non-canon ships from Andromeda. I have been reluctant to release them as many are not of highest quality (though a improvement over the HG minimod) and more importantly because it would require much work to get them to function in a stock Armada game or anyone eleses personal mod.
I did do a small private release to HighGuardKnight who posted a PoD on A2Files and the response was positive, so I have decided to release my collection of Andromeda ships.
This WILL NOT be an immediate release. As i said it will take time to rework the ODFs and weapons to work on anyones machines. Also there are several textures used on various ships that I did not make so permissions would need to be secured first.
I will probably release these ships in packs instead of a full mod.
The first pack will be the High Guard.
There will also be Neitzchean, Pyrian, Magog, Than, and Kalderan ships available over time.
Any questions or comments should be dircted to this thread and not my email or PM accounts. This message will be posted on AFC, A2Files and Majestic Scifi Central.
whoot, I love the Andromeda universe, even got my name from the Siege perilous class :)
great news, i hope youll upload some stuff soon, coz i waited since the start of andromeda for good andromeda ships :D
May you upload a few bigger images to give us a better impression of your work?
It won't be too soon, but hopefully not too long either. Expect them when you see them. Rod.
Someone should really make a mod for Andromeda, A quality mod. I really enjoyed the series and I think theres quite a bit of background to work with. Unfortunately I'm no modding genius, so I couldn't accomplish such a feat..
Excellent news Rod, when I re-start Parallels up and if the models meet the min requirements in regards to poly counts I may contact you about using them in the mod. Andromeda was a show ignored by many but not me I have the entire 5 season run on DVD. From that POTD they look awesome and I look forward to this release. ;)
Rodglas, I'm glad to hear that you changed your mind about releasing the ships to the community. its a much needed boost i think, there are depressingly few andromeda models out there, and i was much appreciative of you letting me have them before :)
Update No release yet but here is what I've been doing. I've pulled the SODs and ODFs together and completed wireframes for the High Guard. I need to work out weapons and I've never built an AI for them (I tend to only play as the HG) so I will want to do that before release. I'm doing this as i have time, but expect to here something about release in a week, maybe two. Rod
For weaponry, unless you want to do your own, I suggest asking the guy who did the High Guard mini mod if you can use the ones it had - its what i use with the ships you gave me, and is reasonably effective (apart from something thats supposed to be a mine and doesnt work particularly well... just sorta trails after the ship...). though i admit i made some odf changes to them - just a suggestion that might save you some time
If there are going to be some decent High Guard ships I would be willing/interested in sitting down and implementing an alternate combat system to the one in the currently released mod.
In the Andromeda universe much is made of the use of sensor drones and light craft in what is essentially an EW role. Certainly as far as I watched in Andromeda (up to series ~4) combat mostly revolved around long range missile duels, occasionally closing to a range where they used an anti proton cannon. Defences revolve around EW and using point defense to shoot down incoming missiles.
This is about as far away as you could possibly get from the ST combat model where ships close and engage at close quarters with energy weapons with the primary defense being deflector shields. I think this could be reflected in A2 reasonably well.