I've noticed a VERY peculiar thing In the TNG mod: don't know about the other (battle)ships, but in sp conquest if you command a Warbird (if I remember correctly9... you have the ability to accept ANY ship class into your fleet. The game probably internally considers this modded warbird to be of a smaller class then it actually is.
This means that your fleet may consist of *any* type of ships!
What I would like is that some modders from around here check this and see if they can exploit this glitch, maybe even upload it to Sfc3 Files as a small patch?
I am pretty sure that I included this feature in my "scaled" mod.
See item number 8 under description.
Thank you very much InterMech! Could you tell me how did you do that... what do you gotta change in the game files?
If I understand correctly what you want to do is: Say you have a Norway Class and you wanted For A Computer Controlled Galaxy Class to Join your Fleet? If this is the case than this is the Fix that will Allow any Computer Controlled Ship of your Empire to Join you Fleet no matter what Types of ship they are (Freighters Excluded they Can not Join Fleets):
The Following Requires Editng Game files as always Backup your Files before you do any editng Incase you Make a Mistake or want to Quickly Change it back to the Way it was. The File we will be editing will be located in the Following Folder (Note this is Using the Default Installation Path for the Game) C:\Program Files\Activision\Sfc3\MetaAssets\ServerProfiles\SinglePlayer The File you want to open is "MissionMatching.gf" (I use Notpad and Wordpad to open and Edit the Files) In the File you will want to look for the Following Entry:
[Fleet] LeaderCannotBeLowerClassThanMember = 1 // (1) 1=This prevents a member from joining a fleet if they have a higher ship class than the leader. IGNORES freighters as leaders., 0=no check
As can be seen you want to change the 1 to "0" this allows any Computer Controlled Class ship To Request To join your Fleet, Now the next Part of the File Deals with Different amounts of Types of ship though I do not as of yet know what Changing these Values will do to the game.