Caretaker Ship Pack

This is a HUGE pack of 18 ships. Not merely content with just having the models Avon has also done the ODF's, build buttons, admirals log bu...

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This is a HUGE pack of 18 ships. Not merely content with just having the models Avon has also done the ODF's, build buttons, admirals log buttons, tech trees and the sprite entries!

The readme is first class, explaining how to install these ships easily for people with no knowledge of modding (simply cut and paste the files provided) and instructions for adding these ships to a modded installation.

In fact, this is a perfect example of what a submitted file should look like. Everybody should download this, not only for the contents but for the object demonstration of how to design a user friendly mod that everybody can use.

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CARETAKER SHIP PACK - FOR ARMADA 2

This small mod contains a few alien ships from the Star Trek series that I thought should be represented
in Armada2. I decided to put them together with a station so it can be used as a map unit.
I should point out that these are the first textures I have made from scratch, and I used
this mod for some practice.

All files will be available through the map editor to add to your maps. However, you could add the caretaker
to a construction ship to make it buildable. I have included a button for this just incase.

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STORY

After The Caretaker's technology accidentally devastated the atmosphere of the Ocampa homeworld a millenia ago,
he remained behind in this large Array to care for them. The Caretaker is from a race called
the Nacene, a race of extradimensional explorers who exhist as pure sporocystian energy.
The array was adapted to scan the galaxy with a coherent tetryon beam for a likely mate and successor.
It has the ability to target different species from across the galaxy and open a rupture in subspace to
abduct their vessels, and deliver them for medical testing.

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CONTENTS

The Caretaker Array can build 14 different alien ships via a wormhole. These 14 ships will be playable by you.
The Array can also summon 4 hostile alien ships that will attack anyone. (these can be usefull if an enemy
fleet invades your base) The ships are:

Playable Ships

Talaxian Fighter
Pirate Corvette
Jovis Smuggler
Vaadwuar Attack Ship
Voth Science/repair ship
Sheliak Cruiser
Ktarian Frigate
Kriosian Light Cruiser
Talarian Warship
Devore Warship
Frunalian Science Ship
Yridian Destroyer
Tamarian Warship
Pralor Command Ship

Non Playable (of course, they are available through the editor)

Hirogen Hunter
Ferengi Marauder
Vidiian Battleship
Kazon Mothership


I should add that 2 of these ships are stock models. The Voth ship is the Species8472 cruiser.
This should never have been their ship. I'm just giving it back to its proper owner.
The Ferengi was a placeholder for a ship I never got around to making.

*Also included is an alternative set of build buttons for anyone who wants something different

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INSTALLATION

Place all files in their relevent folders. To do this, simply extract the file caretaker to your desktop.
Then simply copy and paste the files into the corresponding folders in your main Star Trek Armada2 folder.


*WARNING* If you are already running a modded game do not install the sprite, techtree files or editmenu odf file.
Follow instructions below for manual installation of these.

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SPRITE

Open your sprite folder in your armada2 directory. Open gui_global. Scroll down to the bottom
of the federation build buttons and add:

b_talax gbtalax 0 0 64 64
b_pirate gbpirate 0 0 64 64
b_jovis gbjovis 0 0 64 64
b_vaadwaur gbvaadwaur 0 0 64 64
b_voth gbvoth 0 0 64 64
b_sheliak gbsheliak 0 0 64 64
b_ktarian gbktarian 0 0 64 64
b_talob gbtalarian2 0 0 64 64
b_talbat gbtalarian 0 0 64 64
b_devore gbdevore 0 0 64 64
b_tamar gbtamar 0 0 64 64
b_gvidiian gbvidiian 0 0 64 64
b_caretaker gbcaretaker 0 0 64 64
b_ghirogen gbhirogen 0 0 64 64
b_gkazon gbkazon 0 0 64 64
b_pralor gbpralor 0 0 64 64
b_zferengi gbzferengi 0 0 64 64
b_gfereng gbzferengi 0 0 64 64
b_vidiian gbvidiian 0 0 64 64
b_kazon gbkazon 0 0 64 64
b_hirogen gbhirogen 0 0 64 64
b_frunalian gbfrunalian 0 0 64 64
b_yridian gbyridian 0 0 64 64

Next scroll down to where it says # Ship Wireframes and add:

@reference=256
@tmaterial=interface

caretakerw1 cw1 0 0 128 128
hirogenw1 cw1 128 0 128 128
kazonw1 cw1 0 128 128 128
pralorw1 cw1 128 128 128 128

talaxw1 cw2 0 0 128 128
piratew1 cw2 128 0 128 128
jovisw1 cw2 0 128 128 128
vaadwaurw1 cw2 128 128 128 128

vothw1 cw3 0 0 128 128
sheliakw1 cw3 128 0 128 128
ktarianw1 cw3 0 128 128 128
talobw1 cw3 128 128 128 128

talbatw1 cw4 0 0 128 128
devorew1 cw4 128 0 128 128
tamarw1 cw4 0 128 128 128
vidiianw1 cw4 128 128 128 128

frunalianw1 cw5 0 0 128 128
yridianw1 cw5 128 0 128 128

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TECHTREE

Open your techtree folder in you main armada folder.
Open fulltech and tech.1 and add the following:

// ***[ CARETAKER SHIP PACK ]************************
//


tamar.odf 0
caretaker.odf 0
hirogen.odf 0
ghirogen.odf 0
talax.odf 0
pirate.odf 0
jovis.odf 0
vaadwaur.odf 0
voth.odf 0
sheliak.odf 0
ktarian.odf 0
talob.odf 0
talbat.odf 0
devore.odf 0
vidiian.odf 0
kazon.odf 0
pralor.odf 0
gvidiian.odf 0
gkazon.odf 0
ferengix.odf 0
gfereng.odf 0
yridian.odf 0
frunalian.odf 0

EDITOR MENU

Open your odf/other folder. Open your editmenu folder and add:
e_caretaker.odf as the next available menuname number

Example.

menuName12 = "e_caretaker.odf"

If all 12 slots are full, open your e_misc.odf folder and add the following as the next two available lines:

ex_ships1.odf
ex_ships2.odf

Example.

buildItem3 = "ex_ships1.odf"
buildItem4 = "ex_ships2.odf"

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CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT

All sods and textures were created by Avon, except the ferengi and the voth which belong to Activision.
All Odf's and other bits created by Avon.
Wireframe pics, build buttons, and admirals pics by Avon.
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These ships were built for people to enjoy. If you want to re-release my material in any form
that is ok, but you MUST give credit to me (Avon)

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This is a freeware mod and not to be used for commercial gain. You instal this mod at your own risk.

THIS MOD IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION.

Copyright notices:

Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager
(and the various logo devices used in them) are copyright Paramount Pictures, as are the characters,
related images, and sound from those productions. TM & (C) ACTIVISION & PARAMOUNT PICTURES


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