Data Miner - Freighter

This little package is quite a simple thing, which replaces your stock Federation Freighter with the Federation Data Miner from the Federati...

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This little package is quite a simple thing, which replaces your stock Federation Freighter with the Federation Data Miner from the Federation Campaign.

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Data Miner as Fed Freighter  by thunderfoot006.  Special appearance by Chiletrek.

I've always disliked the stock Federation Freighter because it is too 'shiny' and lacks detail.  I've looked at other ships to replace it but I did not care for them, either.  Then I looked at the Data Miner which is very similar and thought it might work.  So I tinkered with the odf and copied and renamed the odf and SOD files.  Next, I slightly tweaked the texture to give the ship a more 'workman' like appearance.  Ore haulers should be a little dirty and banged up.  Because the Data Miner and the Mining freighter are very similar, the stock buildbutton and wireframe will work fine with the new model.  The odf includes a change in where the mining beams come off the model, because I felt that didn't look right either.  
Of course, since the Borg can capture freighters there has to be a Borg texture.  This texture will work with both the freighter and the Data Miner.  
The Borg texture was significantly improved by Chiletrek, who did the heavy lifting after I kinda screwed it up.  Chiletrek was also responsible for announcing, "And Bob's your uncle!" to keep me from dragging this thing out any longer then needed.
 
Installation instructions:  
1) Make back up copies of the original files, in case you do not like this mod.

2) Place the 'ffreight.odf' file in the ships folder inside the odf folder.  If prompted to overwrite the existing file. click on 'yes'.

3) Place the 'ffreight.SOD' file in the SOD folder.  If prompted to overwrite the existing file. click on 'yes'.

4) Place the 'fdata_B.tga' file in the RGB folder inside the Textures folder.  If prompted to overwrite the existing file. click on 'yes'

4) Place the 'ffreight' bitmap image in the Ship Images folder inside the Admiral's Log folder, which is inside the bitmaps folder.  If prompted to overwrite the existing file. click on 'yes'

5) Fire up the game and enjoy your new Fed Freighter!

Potential Problems
This mod has been tested only within the SP Campaign and Instant Action vs. the 'puter.  I do not know if it will work in online Multiplayer.
As always, I accept no responsibility for your 'puter or your game.  This file was virus checked before upload and A2 Files has a very good rep for good file transfers.  If it doesn't work right the first time, you should go back and read the directions.  Next, install the mod again AFTER you read the directions. 

Credits
Gene Roddenberry, for giving us such a cool place to play.
Paramount, Activision & Mad Doc for making and putting out Armada 2
Chiletrek, for finishing touches on the Borg texture, advice, and for being an all-round good guy and putting up with me.
YOU, for D/L'ing this mod.

Release Info.
You can use this mod any way you see fit in any mod you might be making.  Permission is granted prior to you asking me.  You Do Not have to give me credit for this mod if you use it somewhere else.  You can even pretend it is all your own work.  We will always know the truth, won't we?

 Contact:

 Any doubts, questions or suggestions, you can E-mail me at: thunderfoot006 at hotmail.com
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I am not responsible for any type of damage, either for virus or for the use of this MOD.

Copyright and Distribution Permissions
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THIS PATCH IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION
 TM & (C) ACTIVISION & PARAMOUNT PICTURES.

Copyright notices: 

Star Trek, Star Trek Armada II, 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 the productions.

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