i'm trying to create my own planets...only i don't know how. any help? plz?
I don't know how too, but I know someone who does. His name is Twitch and his email adress is [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
Hope this helps. Andrew_Of_Borg
Just a quick tutorial on a way I've found: Copy a planet.odf from the Star Trek Armada II\ODF\stations folder, rename it, open it with a text editor, change the parameters how you want. Next, copy the odf's corresponding planet.sod from the Star Trek Armada II\SOD folder and rename it, making sure the names match (I believe you can do this without a sod- you just have to scale the planet up about 10 - 50 times). That's pretty much it. Qapla
Bread- try downloading one of my planet packs and follow from there. I include very detailed instructions on the hierarchy of planet list files for you to go by so you can add many more than the original number. The main thing to bear in mind when using the 2 TGAs that cover a planet is that they flow together. Any vastly different colors or brightness from one to the other will show as a vertical line, almost, in difference on the globe. You can scan photos of textures or find them on the web. Crop the desired image to 512x256 and then to into of 256x256. The TGAs will be tightened by the program as they cover the sphere so it takes some experimenting to see how different colors of different textures will work. If you look at the original standard planets you'll see how the tapered hemispherical TGA looks. It's like 2 pyramids bottom to bottom. I have gone past that mostly to just using standard non tapered TGA textures. The clouds on some planets help cover any imperfections at times. On planets without clouds you need to make polar caps- color can vary from white for ice. The caps cover the stretch marks the program does to fit the TGAs and look proper. Hope this helps some.