Battlestar Galactica: Cat and Mouse, A new mod. -1 reply

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iOSYS

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#1 11 years ago

iOSYS here, presenting a mini mod side project I thought some people would be interested in. While I think the Bsg mod in progress here looks really cool, I had always though one more oriented towards the series itself, the chase, would be a fun mod.

One night at a lan party, it was at the point when we had tired of the games we had overplayed that night, and wanted something else. Within the space of a few minutes, I threw together this mini mod, in which one player commands the Galactica, and the second player mans Cylon base ships.

It turned out that it is very fun, and we spent long periods playing it, and using it to "unwind" if you will, from other games, as a round of it only takes a few minutes usually.

Here’s how it works:

Player 1 starts with the Galactica itself, a ship armed with dozens of point defence batteries, and several heavy guns. Also in it’s arsenal is the ability to make ftl jumps to any point on the map within a few seconds. It has good sight range, and only slightly less weapons range than Cylon missiles.

Player 2 starts with 3 base stars, no one baseship is able to destroy the Galactica, but a couple at once, or all 3 can. They have no Ftl, and sensor range across about 3 quarters of an average map, meaning that while they may know where the Galactica is, they have to be able to get to it.

The result is players laying traps, using nebulae to hide, cherishing those few seconds you get to repair while Cylons are chasing you, and always trying to outwit each other.

Currently the mod consists of very little, 2 ship types, and some weapons for them. But it really doesn’t need much more. Planned additions are as follows:

-Second set of factions, sides 3 and 4. 3 would, instead of simply having the Galactica, have the Galactica and Pegasus. Side 4 would probably have 4 base ships, but they would be stronger. -New special weapons, like an array of Cylon viruses, including one based on nanites, a Galactica flak Barrier based on shield remodulation, and nukes. -Super side will be used to allow the players to fight in new Galactica, or old Galactica setting (mostly a graphics change) -Maybe some goal oriented maps, like one in which the Cylons must protect a resurrection ship, etc. Instead of screenshots which I find do not convey the... amount of weapons very well, I made a small ingame video. Enjoy.

YouTube - Quick Battlestar mod preview Please note that, being as small as it is, this mod is in no way interfering with, or replacing Year of Fire. It's just a little pet project that is almost done. galactica.jpg Basestar ported from Bridge commander model by Starforce 2 Galactica Textures by Zoic Studioes Galactica model and mod coding by me.




Epytron_Omega

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#2 11 years ago

very interesting, I would like to see more on this.

EO




Chiletrek

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#3 11 years ago

Hello: I agree, the possibility of playing as the Galactica itself and the ragtag fleet (if included) is as good and promising as the possibility to play the big mod and the sight of buiding all the cool stuff the serie show us. And the video is amazing!. Keep it up! :stallard:




iOSYS

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#4 11 years ago

The Ragtag fleet may exist in the form of the aformentioned objective oriented gametype, being the defendee of the Galactica, while the Cylons must protect a Resurrection ship.

The one problem is that there is no way to make the game end if they are killed, so perhaps it would just be honor system, with the player being like "you win, you sank my Resurrection ship"




Adam_Atlantian

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#5 11 years ago

I love it. Very clver. I've been thinking of doing something similar with Final fantasy. I love that it's Armada 1. I'm curious as to how you removed the shields though.




Chiletrek

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#6 11 years ago

Hello: Iosys, I took the liberty to check your other videos on Youtube and I must say I'm still drooling at your magnificent works, you even have the knowledge and talent to make even a mini-serie of some sort inspired in the Year of Fire mod (the Forest Cluster video is amazing, specially the ingame space carnage, the footage you made and the music :D ).




Ragnar

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#7 11 years ago

Truly beautiful, its nice to see some actual in-game footage of a BSG ship. If I could play online, I'd definitely play this. Though I'm not too keen on the Battlestar weapon textures, look kinda weird to me. Should have smaller weapons and larger slower firing ones :p




The Joelteon7

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#8 11 years ago

You do come out with some good stuff, don't you iOSYS?

Well, anyhow, I thought this was worthy of being article'd. It's funny. There seems to be more press for A1 at the mo then A2!




Majestic-MSFC

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#9 11 years ago

Nice idea IOSYS I support it.




Intrepid781

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#10 11 years ago

I like the idea too, unfortunately there hasnt been much word from the BSA team in a while and I love BSG and A1, so this should be fun




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