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HyperSpacialWarpFlux

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#1 10 years ago

is there any way that i can split the eras (ENT, TOS, TNG) into Ent, TOS, TMP, Early TNG, Late TNG/Future because i have too many ships in TNG and TOS and it becomes slow when i load up the ship selection screen :/ can anyone help?




tj_hawk

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#2 10 years ago

trust me i know what your talking about open up the ODF in notepad or word and alter the following lines:

startYear = 2385 endYear = 2435

and change it to like 2150 or whatever year you want...just not 1999 then your game will crash but you know what i mean. so for example, you'll now have a sovereign class starship in the ENT or TOS era or so on.




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#3 10 years ago

sorry i dont think i explained myself right instead of the three eras (ENT, TOS, TNG) that you can chose your desired ship from, can it be split into ENT TOS TMP early TNG and late TNG, so like like instead of having one big folder f TNG ships that date from 2300-2400 cant there be two different era selections that one for early ships (2300-2349) and another folder for ships of the late TNG (2350+)

does that make better sence?




tj_hawk

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#4 10 years ago

no, your game will crash not recognizing the folder that the ships are supposed to be. so without the folder, game will crash.




gdata

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#5 10 years ago
tj_hawk;4611144no, your game will crash not recognizing the folder that the ships are supposed to be. so without the folder, game will crash.

It won't, since eras are not organized in folders. At the moment it looks like the eras are partly hardcoded...so you can add a new era, but you can't control which time frame it has. Thus it's useless.




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#6 10 years ago

i haven't done much with Legacy in terms of coding but I know from messing around with GUIs that there are some references to the Eras somewhere in there. Personally I would check out the files in the ui folder and the campaign folder, I doubt its hard coded into the game.




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#7 10 years ago

I tried it out IKS, and I was able to add a new era, (and also defined a time period for it) but it did not work and displayed all TMP - TNG ships.




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#8 10 years ago

New era's... Just about every mod team has tried this and got nowhere with it at all. We have all been able to add new ones just we cant control them.

BUT... There are ways around it. You can set the new era's up as races (providing you have at least one scout, cruiser, destroyer and battleship). Thats one way (plus it works too). Though you need to have it well documented as someone is bound to cause a crash with it by selecting an era (for example ENT) and doesnt change any of the AI from picked the new era race. Thus result; Legacy gets crash happy :D

Something Accurus and myself found a very long time ago is that Legacy has hidden era's... Legacy already has a TMP era. You can also achieve new era's by rebuilding Legacy (takes ages...).

Also tj_hawk, you have no idea how useful 1999 is in Legacy. :D That is one of Legacy's bits of gold.




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#9 10 years ago

If Legacy has hidden eras is it possible to use these, or do they simply overlap with the other eras?




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#10 10 years ago

This was a frustrating problem that so far I think I have the best solution too. Kind of like tjoz was saying, the trick is to use races. You might immediately think, add a tmp and tle race right? Nope, if you did that you would need a tos, a tmp a tle and a tng race. half of them wouldn't do anything depending on what era you chose. So what I did was make an early and late race to complement the normal fed race thats a big mess. I have the tos ships and the tle ships assigned to the early race and tmp and tng ships assigned to the late race. So regardless of the era you chose you always have access to organized sub eras or everything in the whole 100 year period. This is in my oem+ mod that is nearing its next version release. But version 2 that is on this site has all of what I just described in it already. Legacy OEM+ 2.0, Star Trek: Legacy Downloads, Star Trek: Legacy Mod Packs you can see in the pictures what I was talking about




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