This has probably been asked a thousand times before, but I didn't see anything so: Is there anything modable to the Demo of A2? Like...can you add ships or anything?
Yes, the game is pretty much modable.
I'd added pretty much all ships successfully. If the ship is added by an installer, simple have it install to the desktop, and manually drag-and-drop files into the appropriate places, and edit things such as techtrees and the gui_global.spr file, and anything else needed to be edited.
I typically add things to the Fed side, and the only time I've tried to add anything to the Borg was the Scimtar, and it didn't really work, but it must have been a simple overlooked mistake.
ship .odf files are to be placed in the 'stations' odf folder. Anything in the 'stations' odf folder overwrites anything in the 'ship' odf folder with the same name. Any changes to the 'ship' odf folder will result in the refusal to start any games in A2.
Just about any ship is addable, regardless of race.
Ok! The ship/station thing must have been my problem, because it never will start a new game. Thanks.
Demo is not very moddable. The full game is.
The demo is pretty much modable, if you're willing to do with a bit of manual modding.