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Flash525

The Carbon Comrade

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#51 11 years ago

Majest;4127160Ash those ones I sent you I poly reduced myself and from the poly count you just told me it seems you further poly reduced them as I recall I got them from 4000(?) to just under 2000.[/quote]I do believe I further reduced the one you sent me. However, I am using a different model now anyway.

[quote=Majest;4127160]One could kitbash that D7 Warbird I suppose from the D7, but if they just go and download the D7 Warbird then it will still be high poly. I can't remember the exact count as I played with it myself a few years back when YY was starting out but it was in the range of 5000 if I recall correctly.

A kitbash, to get the desired design, shouldn't be much of a problem I wouldn't have thought. PS: Starfleet Kid, I haven't forgotten about the Melak, just have had a lot on this week. Haven't been feeling too good, and when ill, people tend to be in the 'not arsed' mood. I'll do the Melak for you over the weekend. You'll have her by Monday. :)




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#52 11 years ago
Tycoon;4133587I do believe I further reduced the one you sent me. However, I am using a different model now anyway.

I am pretty sure you did, as I am pretty sure it was around 1900 pollies when I lowered it. The same can be said for me, I too am using different models for Yesteryears, though the same textures, just modified extensively.




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#53 11 years ago

Sorry to be jumping into this so late in the game but I figured I'd throw my 2 cents into the Klingon Homeworld bit. I always assumed by the visual evidence in TNG/DS9 and the outline in the movies that a major effort to make the world even marginally habitable was undertaken drawing the Federation and Empire together though neither truly trusted the other. But a partial evacuation would no doubt be needed to rehabilitate the planet to some extent. Having your moon explode and hurl massive radioactive pieces of itself into your atmosphere is never good for an eco-system... the klingons may be warriors but hey the ice-age killed the dinosaurs. So the belief I had always held was that a partial evac happened and the Feds helped them as much as they could, Though the fact that the planet looks like the after shot from one of those 70's post-apocalypse movies says to me that the feds did enough to keep the planet marginally livable and the Klingons moved back. You could also surmise that some of the Klingon Houses like the Duras probably have their own colony worlds where their particular House holds dominance. Just a few thoughts.




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#54 11 years ago

On the Romulan weapons thing. I believe there has been both pulses and beams shown on Warbirds in the TNG/DS9/VOY eras. When I've played with the warbirds for my own games I generally arm them with a varying combination of pulses and beams if balanced and played with it can be quite visually striking. Also I always kind of thought the stock Romulan torps were kind of a fusing of the old-school Romulan plasma torpedoes and the more conventional style photon torpedoes fielded by other races. Generally I've just scaled the radius of the Romulan torpedoes up just a tish to give them that bulky look you had in Starfleet Academy, and then I slowed them down a tad as well as they always seemed slightly slower. But with a devestating punch. Speaking of Starfleet Academy... the Garuda-class battlecruiser which I guess was seen in follow-on games as the centurian-class heavy destroyer or what not would probably be in service at this time. In the Starfleet Academy game it was alluded to as the heavy punch to compliment the Bird of Prey, and was sized large, and could take on an Excelsior if it got in the always crucial first blow. And on the Klingon torpedoes. I was under the impression... I may be wrong as I will admit technical points in Star Wars were always easier for me to recall than Trek, But I thought that I had read a storyline where the Klingons had around pretty much stolen and reverse-engineered Fed torpedoes about the time of the fielding of the Excelsior. But that because of the constant political-infighting inherant to the Empire true high-yield Federation-style torpedoes weren't fielded on all ships til well into the Lost Era. And that during the TNG period they had a bit cruder version of the photon torpedo. Like it would be a cruder stab at the same result during TNG. Not as refined engineering. On that same vain I was taught during my indoctrination into Trek that the Klingons have progressed rather slowly in torpedo technology since a few great leaps made during the Lost Era which is why little torpedo use is seen in DS9 and what is seems to be of TMP/TLE type mostly mounted on older hulls like the D7's, D7A's and K'Tinga's. With them focusing on advancements into the beam weapons shown fielded on the Vorcha in DS9 and the HEAVY disruptors mounted on the Negvar. Forgive me if that seems a bit crazy. But that was how it was explained to me.




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#55 11 years ago

Hey guys. I was just ctching up on some long over due reading on the site. I see that my Romulan Vor'reel cruiser was mentioned during the Romulan 'breifing' YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO USE IT. You might want to change the plasma torpedo sprite tho, sometimes it don't work.

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#56 11 years ago

This is going to be a long one and my spell checker is on the fritz so I appologise now for any really bad mistakes. With torpeado weapons in TLE there can only really be supposions, but I have a idea based on later tv and movies on what happened. First we look at Klingon torpeados. The Klingons deployed there first generation Photon torpeados late in the TOS era on the first D7s. These weapons were powerful but lacked accurice because of poor sensor techknology. Better more compact guidence systems bacame possible after the tech exchange with the Romulans and much increased the efectiveness of the weapons. Klingons being Klingons quickly pushed the warhead yeild to its max and both the Romulans and Federation had to increase their sheld streangth to compensate. As the Empier didn't have the tech base to construct Quantum torpeados or even complete the research at the time they were forced to seek stronger beam weapons as a resulte. This is why TNG Klingon ship and captains have a disrupter over torpeado byis. The Romulans were quick to realise the weekness inherent in the plasma torpeado and moved to fix the range and dissipation problems. Unforchantly for them the solution would prove illisive and take several decades to implement a correct solution. The first appears to have been an adaptation of warp plasma containment techknology. A device, heavily shielded, is embeded in the plasma torpedo at the moment of launch. The condisions at the heart of the torpeado are hellish and quickly, but while it is functioning the device establishes a containment feild around the plasma discharge temporealy halting degridation of warhead strength. While range was not signifcantly increased, as the warhead tended to degrade faster after field failure, overall damage potintale increased an order of magnitude over that distance. This system was used through out the TMP and in the early to mid TLE time frames. It was not untill the 2330s tha a true Plasma Torpeado was introduced by the Romulans.(This is suposed by inservice date for a similler weapon by the Gorn in 2339) This consisted of an actuall torpeado casing contaning a warhead of cryogenic tritium suspended in a stasis field and a compact neclear ignision device similar in shape and functon to an impulse reactor with out the sheilding, a block of plasma compresion coils a guidence system in front of the warhead and a propultion package similler to photon torpeados of the day. At launch the weapon appears to be a photon torpeado with similler operational characteristics. At detonation the tritium is render to steller core conditions and compressed into a plasma warhead. Power drawn from the reaction itself powers the coil block. The plasma warhead then vaporises the casing and strikes the ship by virtue of its momentum. The whole process takes 5 to 6 nanoseconds. Yield can be adjusted by densifing the tritium before launch. This proved a leathal development and could account for the lose of the Enterprise C during this time frame. The weapon is still in use today with incramental range and tracking improvements over time. Any questions?