Interceptor class starship

The Interceptor is a very nice model, representitive of the models we are receiving lately. It looks kind of like a intrepid on steroids, a...

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The Interceptor is a very nice model, representitive of the models we are receiving lately. It looks kind of like a intrepid on steroids, as you can see from the screenshots provided below and it appears to be nicely balanced against comparable ships.

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* Model Credits:
*  U.S.S. Interceptor NX-77197
*    -  Game: Star Trek Armada II 
*    -  Race:  Federation
*    -  Designer: Stuart Baldwin ( Narsil)
*   -   Author’s web site:
http://www.webcreation.ca/websites/interceptor/interceptor/interceptor.html    
*    -  Mesh Developer: Pepperman
*    -  Textures:  Stuart Baldwin (Narsil)
*                        Fallen Warrior (texture tweaking and light maps)
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*    -  Version 1.0
*    -  Release Date: 16 Jan 2007
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* Wireframe, Build Buttons and Object Definition Files (ODFs):
*     - Pepperman
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* Audio Files:
*     -  None uses stock sounds
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Notes:  
	1) Specials thanks to Stuart Baldwin (Narsil) for providing high resolution schematic files which serve as the basic texture files for this mod.  	
2) Special thanks to Richard Mavery (mavek) for sending me his LW high poly so I could see how he modeled certain aspects of the ship.  
3) Special thanks to Fallen Warrior and Models Please for their expertise in getting this ready for                                                     

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OVERVIEW OF THE SHIP AND SPECIFICATIONS  
(by Stuart Baldwin ( Narsil))                                                        

Overview

The Interceptor class starship is an accumulation of five years of research and development. The task Starfleet Command gave it’s engineers was to create a relatively small, multi-platform starship that utilized the current state-of-the-art technologies, and was short on construction time and costs. 

In later 2366, Starfleet was still feeling the strong effects from the devastating battle with the Borg Collective at Wolf 359. Some said it was a “Wake up Call” for Starfleet Command. There had been those both on the in and out side of Starfleet that felt the fleet had become “soft”. Not ready for the possible threats that may lay ahead. However, at the same time, there was the opposition to making Starfleet “too militaristic”. Foremost, Starfleet was an organization of peace and exploration. Defense and protection of Federation territories was also one of it prime functions. Ever since the founding of the Federation, there were those that shun the idea of a Starfleet vessel that its sole purpose was for war and combat. But, despite these types of protest, Starfleet Command felt they had no choice. This was the beginning of developing new ships and weapons to stop overwhelming forces, such as the Borg, with out sacrificing the entire fleet.

Just a few months after Wolf 359, new classes of starships and weapons were put up on the drawing board. Some vessels had been in the design phase for several years at this point. Others were so far ahead, it would take years to figure out how they would work. Then there were those that were feasible, and a working prototype could be built and tested with in a three to five year time span. Some of these vessels included the Defiant, Prometheus, Sovereign, and Interceptor classes. The Defiant project was one that first caught the attention of the admiralty. Also the Prometheus, with it’s revolutionary multi-vector assault mode intrigued Stafleet. Starfleet green lit these projects that would bring the Defiant and Prometheus into realization. The Sovereign class, whose finalized design work was almost complete, was ordered into construction phase. The Interceptor on the other hand, was put on the back burner. But in doing so, the Interceptor would benefit from the development and construction of these new starships.

Specifications

Name: U.S.S. Interceptor
Starfleet Registry: NX-77197 (Prototype)
Class: Interceptor
Type: Patrol Combatant
Construction Facility: Binford Shipyards, Neptue, Sol Sector
Crew Complement: 84
Emergency Evacuation Limit: 300

Performance:
Cruising Velocity: Warp Factor 6.5
Maximum Velocity: Warp Factor 9.98

Duration:
Standard Mission: 3 Years
Recommended Yard Overhaul: 7 Y ears

Populsion Systems:
Warp: (2) Lockhead Martin Y-24 Advanced Linear Warp Drive Units
Impulse: (2) FIG-4 Subatomic Unified Energy Impulse Units

Tactical Systems:
11 Type X Collimated Phaser Arrays
2 Type IX Pulse Phaser Cannons
1 Fore, 1 Aft Mk 95 Direct-Fire Torpedo Launchers
FSS Advanced Regenerative Force Field and Deflector Control System
Mithril Class Ablative Hull Armour

Primary Computer System:
M-16 Bio-Neural Gelpack Isolinear III Processor

Embark Craft (Typical):
1 Orion Class Shuttlecraft
2 Type 19 Shuttlepods
2 Work Bee General Utility Craft
1 Morpheus Class Runabout

Embark Craft (Mission Specific):
1 Type 4A Aqua Shuttlecraft
1 Savior Class Dropship

Sister Ships:
U.S.S. Firefly NCC-77198
U.S.S. Dauntless NCC-77199
U.S.S. Stingray NCC_77200
U.S.S. Protector NCC-77201
U.S.S. Millennium NCC-77202
U.S.S. Buccaneer NCC-77203
U.S.S. Raptor NCC-77204
U.S.S. Highlander NCC-77205
U.S.S. Falcon NCC-77206
U.S.S. Gladiator NCC-77207
U.S.S. Repulse NCC-77208

Setup Instructions:
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1.  Download file
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Download file, virus check and extract files to a known location other than the Armada directory

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2. Copy files
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Copy the *.SOD to your Armada SOD directory
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\SOD

Copy the object definition files (*.odf) from their respective folders to your Armada ODF Directories
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\odf\ships
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\odf\weapons
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\odf\special_weapons
	
Copy the graphics files (*.tga) to your Armada Textures/Rgb Directory
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\Textures\RGB

Copy the ship bitmap image to the respective Admiral’s log directory
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\bitmaps\AdmiralsLog\ShipImages

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3. Mod the shipyard files and make it buildable by the shipyard
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Open the Federation shipyard odf file (e.g., fyard.odf) and insert a new builditem 
under the construction parameters:

// Construction Parameters
buildItemX = "fcruise4"

Where X is the next available number in the sequence.

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4. Mod the appropriate Techfile files
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Open an appropriate techtree file (e.g., tech1.tt is for standard tech mode) and add the following lines. 

fcruise4.odf  2 fyard.odf fresear.odf     // cruiser3 (Interceptor class)

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5. Mod the Gui_global.spr to add build buttons and wireframes
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Open the gui_global.spr file located in the Sprites folder.
	C:\Program Files\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\Sprites

Add the following buttons under the # Federation build buttons header:

@reference=64

# Build button for the U.S.S. Interceptor NX-77197
b_fcruise4			gbfcruise4		0  	0   	64  	64

Now add the wireframe references under the following header:

# Federation wireframes
# Building Wireframes
@reference=256

# Wireframe for the U.S.S. Interceptor NX-77197
Fcruise4w1	fcruise4wf	0	0	48	48	
Fcruise4w2	fcruise4wf	48	0	48	48	
Fcruise4w3	fcruise4wf	96	0	48	48	
Fcruise4w4	fcruise4wf	144	0	48	48	
Fcruise4w5	fcruise4wf	192	0	48	48

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6. Mod the weapon.spr to add weapon references
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No modifications are required as this mod uses stock weapons.

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7. Mod the events.odf to add sound references
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No modifications are required as this mod uses stock cruiser sounds.

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8. Mod the Dynamic_Localized_Strings.h to add tooltips and the like
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Open the Dynamic_Localized_Strings.h file and add the following lines under the Federation Ships header.  Note: This should be place alphabetically into the list.

	"FED_CRUISE4",		"Interceptor Class",
	"FED_CRUISE4_V",	" The Interceptor class starship is an accumulation of five years of research and development and the beginning of developing new ships and weapons to stop overwhelming forces, such as the Borg, with out sacrificing the entire fleet.",
	
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9. Have fun with the U.S.S. Interceptor ===============================================

I hope you enjoy this addition to ST Armada.  Have fun.

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10. Contact Info
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Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you thought of the addon.

pepperman35@hotmail.com

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11. Uninstall Info
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Reverse the steps above to remove this ship.

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12. Legal
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This material is not made or supported by Activision or MAD DOC Software. This material is freeware and may not be used for commercial purposes!  By installing this addon, you (the user) agree to and assume all risks of said addon.  As a result, I take no
responsibility for any damages that may occur to your game, mod or hardware.

Star Trek and related marks are trademarks of Paramount Pictures. Activision is a 
registered trademark of Activision, Inc.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks
and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

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