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score1_uk

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#1 10 years ago

I was wondering how I change from the stock effect to the same effect used in fleet ops 3 and a few other mods? What files do I change and any spr. entries etc?




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#2 10 years ago
Dan1025

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#3 10 years ago

Yeah that mod should give you the files you need to make your own effect, and thanks to the Patch Project we'll soon be able to give different shield effects to different units :)




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#4 10 years ago

That is definitely something I hope they do with the Patch Project. It's been years since trying to find a way to give specific shields to different races and if it's possible, giving ship-specific shields to ships so that it would be possible to have a skin shield effect. Some kind of cloak enhancer allowing you to use shields while cloaked would be a nice touch, so that you could actually have a real fight with ships like the Scimitar that have that ability. Could you imagine fighting a cloaked Scimitar, using various targeting techniques to fire phasers in random places, most of them missing and only a couple hitting, and you would see no Scimitar (because it's cloaked) but you'd see the shield impacts and that would be so sweet!

But just getting race-specific shields would be nice. Having to depend on only one shield (Xshldx01.sod) and one shield down effect (Xshlddie.soid) just stinks, it'd be nice to see something changed with that.




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#5 10 years ago

That would be very cool. I wish there was a way to draw more programers to the A2 community. This is the kind of stuff that would be really cool to inject into the game.




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#6 10 years ago

any idea when diff colors efects will be ready?




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#7 10 years ago

I expect it'll be shortly after the next version of Fleet Ops is released, as the coding is also included in the mod. It shouldn't be too long given the recent jumps in progress the team have made :)




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#8 10 years ago

Well Im not feeling that the 'blue shield' pack has the right effects for me. Any other mods with better than stock effects?