Beta Construction Ship

Nice bit of work here from dejaVu on another construction ship for the Federation to use, among other things: This is a mini compi...

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Nice bit of work here from dejaVu on another construction ship for the Federation to use, among other things:

This is a mini compilation mod I put together that will not only give you a second construction ship, but will also upgrade both of your Federation defense turrets as well as give you a third one, the shockwave turret. This mod also contains modified textures for the worker bee's which, instead of yellow, will now give you the standard white hull distinction common with that of all Starfleet hull designs.



Worth a look. Download this one today!

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The beta construction ship is a slightly modified version of the advanced construction ship that's found in Achilles' Art of War total conversion mods as well as Major Payne's Borg Incursion project. This version is equipped with high yield pulse phasers, a tractor beam, enhanced sensors, strong hull and shields which will allow the ship to last much longer in combat situations than the standard Federation construction ship.


The pulse phaser turret is upgraded to now be equipped with multi-targeting phasers, capable of firing at up to eight enemy ships simultanously.

The quantum torpedoe turret is updated to discharge a full spread of quantum torpedoes on the opening volley, after that the platform will discharge between one to three torpedoes until theres a break between firing and the launchers can fully reload. The number of projectiles per volley will be determined by the amount of time of seize fire between volleys, the more time between volleys the more torpedoes will be discharged simultaniously.

The shockwave turret is a Federation heavy defensive platform. This turret discharges pulse waves of a unique type of plasma which has particles that naturaly fluctuate on a tri oscillating frequency capable of penetrating any known energy shielding causing surges within the enemy vessels power distributuion grid.


Intalation:

* All the folders in this mod can be found in your Star Trek Armada II main directory.
  (C:/Program Files/Activision/Star Trek Armada II)



1.) Copy and paste all files in my mod to their corresponding folders in your Star Trek Armada II main directory and over write when prompted to do so.


2.) Go to your Tech folder, open the tech1 file and add this to the Federation ships section.....

 fconst2.odf    0

......then scroll down to the Federations stations section and add this..

 fturret3.odf  0



3.) Go to your sprites folder and open the gui_global file. Scroll down till you get to this section.....

 # Federation build buttons
 @reference=128
 @tmaterial=default

....add these to the list under @reference=64......

 b_fconst2                       gbfconst2               0       0       64      64
 b_fturret3                      gbfturret3              0       0       64      64

..then scroll more down till you get to this part......

 # Federation wireframes

 @reference=512
 @tmaterial=interface

...look for this....

 @reference=128
 @tmaterial=interface

..and add these under it......

 fconst2w1             fwconstr         0         0        128      128

 fturret3w1            fwpulstu         40        0        40       40 
 fturret3w2            fwpulstu         0         40       40       40 
 fturret3w3            fwpulstu         40        40       40       40 
 fturret3w4            fwpulstu         80        0        40       40 
 fturret3w5            fwpulstu         0         0        40       40


4.) On the same folder look for the weapon file and open it. Look for this section......

 #---------------------------
 # Star Trek Weapon Effects
 #---------------------------

 @reference=128
 @tmaterial=additive

..and add this under it......

 # Blank weapon
 wblank		wblank		        0	0	128	21


5.) Finaly, go to your ODF/stations folder and and open the file of the station you want building the second construction ship. Scroll down to this section......

 //Construction Parameters
 buildItem0 = ""
 buildItem1 = ""
 buildItem2 = ""

....and add this to the list(be sure to replace ** with the correct number that corresponds to the list)..

 buildItem** = "fconst2"



* By my default the beta construction ship is set to build the shockwave turret, however if you wish instead to have your stock construction ship build it just add the above input to it's build items list.



* All settings in this mod(shields, weapons, hull, etc)has been reconfigured for stock Star Trek Armada II installs.



* If you wish to use the beta construction ship or the shockwave turret in your mod for future release please contact the authors below for permission first.


Credits:

Beta construction ship

 mesh model - Major A Payne

 textures - Original textures by Andy "Deemon" Johns(further texture altarations done by me)

 animations - Achilles


Shockwave Turret

 mesh model - Achilles

 textures - Achilles(further texture altarations done by me)

 animations - Achilles


Special thanks:

To Achilles and Major A Payne, thanks allot you guys!

Activision for giving us such a cool playground to play in.


Contacts:

If your having problems with this mod or have any questions, I can be reached at this address.

                               g0628dejavu1978@hotmail.com

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