I have ventured into the land of modding and have successfully modified and updated some ships. The problem that I'm having is that when a friend of mine and I try to go head to head on a multiplayer skermish we see each other in red and get a "one or more core settings have changed" type of statement and will not let us continue. Is there a way to deactivate this restriction?
No there is not. The two games must be EXACTLY the same, or the game will think you're cheating. Either give your friend a copy of the modded files, or revert back to stock settings (or whatever your freind uses).
My roommate and I have run into this issue before, too. Whenever I make any changes to my game and want to play against him, I have to make the same changes to his game too (since he does not know how to mod or even care about modding, but he usually likes the ships that I add or change).
Bummer...Thank you guys for the help. I've been colming over the tutorials trying to figure how to do it. Thanks for saving me additional grief.
It's just the specs and common settings that have to be the same, right? If we have downloaded new "models" to replace existing models we don't necessarily have to have the same models do we (ie:I have a new defiant/he has an original)? Again, Thanks guys!
As long as the DefaultCore and DefaultLoadOut files are identical, replacing models works fine. If you're making changes to any other files, however, you might need to make the same changes on both systems, but that really depends on which files you're changing.
Yes, common settings and core/loadout files have to be identical. If you changed models in the Loadout, you will need to have identical models, but if you just changed your model (IE You took your new model and REPLACED your old model in the model folder) Then it will work. But if you changed the loadout, say for your defiant, and the loadout points to the model name DefiantNX, then your friend will need that model in his game other wise it won't show up.
If you want to replace ship models and make sure that you can still play multiplayer with people who haven't replaced the ship models, all you have to do is make sure the names of the new models are the same as the old models.
+ the new ship shouldn't be equiped wiht less weapon arc (got something to do wiht the dummy's in the model program) if you haven't got enough dummy's for the weapons, the ship won't work
Mr_TricorderIf you want to replace ship models and make sure that you can still play multiplayer with people who haven't replaced the ship models, all you have to do is make sure the names of the new models are the same as the old models.
That's why I'm now going to come out with two stock ship replacement mods, the SSR will only replace the ships, while the A/SR will widen the arcs adding a few more models as well (The Ferengi get their own freighter, and thanks to you, the Rakelli and Pirates get their own shuttles :naughty: ).