Increase the race number of Armada II -1 reply

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#1 8 years ago

Hi,

is there a way to increase the race-number at the game for more than 6? In the races-file I can only use 6 for special races . If I want use more, so I have to block one of the others... In the start menu I can only choose six races. Is there no possibility to show more there?

OMG - I hope someone can understand my bad English and my problem ;-)

Best regards




Flash525

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#2 8 years ago

It is possible, though I am unsure how exactly without looking into it again. It has been a while since I played around with the coding. Try looking in the .odf/other directory, under 'races.odf' I think it is?




k_merse

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#3 8 years ago

You can have more than six playable races in your install, however, it could be tricky to put a new race properly into a game - at least for a newbie modder. It's also a problem that additional races are usually not balanced to the stock ones. Also, there is a limit of how many races you can have. I think it's around 16 or so, but I can't remember the exact number.




Terra_Inc

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#4 8 years ago

Yeah, I think 15 or 16 is the maximum number of races. Over at Starbase 34 Tutorials they have a great tutorial about adding new races. If you want to add one, I'd read that. :nodding:




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#5 8 years ago

thanks for your helps

I read the tutorials and it was helpful

it seems my mistake was to have the same numbers at this line

// Instant action slot, negative means not playable instantActionSlot = 6

in the odf of several races

I changed it and it looks like working fine now...




AssimilateThis

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#6 8 years ago

A belated entry LOL! To my knowledge there are 14 potential playable slots! but 2 are automatically taken up by fer.odf (to trade and steal derelict ships) and norace.odf (so you can colonise planets). as I was told theres 14, i have never actually tried adding a 15th slot! The reman race addon adds the terrans (it takes up a slot that in my opinion is wasted) for use with a special weapon, the same way as the cardassians use species8472 with a special weapon.