Next on the menu, Tain_Enabran (heavycruiser1701) brings us a texture pack for the Borg. The new textures replace the textures for the Assimilator, Cube, Colony Ship, Sphere, Fusion Cube, Tactical Cube and Tactical Fusion Cube. Some scripting changes are also included in the mod, the changes are to the odfs of the Assimilator and the Cubes. The Assimilator now has a transwarp device and it has more special weapon energy, also the auto-assimilator weapon has been fitted on all versions of Cubes (normal, fusion and tactical).
In order to get these to work you must remove some of the original .tga files (consult readme for guidelines on how to do so), however the original files are included in rar format in this mod in case you have a change of heart and wish to revert to them.
As for the textures themselves, they are not bad. The Cube is a much better improvement over the stock although at times it is hard to distinguish the shape of the cube due to the textures. The Tactical Cube is probably the best of the bunch, the tactical armour is reminiscent of Starfleet hull armour but it looks good nonetheless. The Sphere and Assimilator are good, with the Sphere appearing more :borg:-ish while the Assimilator doesn't look any bit like a Borg hull composition but whatever floats your boat I guess ;)
In it's entirety it is good, a lot better than the stock but not as good as some Borg retextures out there. Still gets a :thumbsup:
NEW BORG SHIPS TEXTURE FOR ARMADA 2 ___________________________________ These are new textures for Borg sphere, Borg colony ship, Borg assimilator, Borg cube, Borg tactical cube, Borg fusion cube and Borg tactical fusion cube. The assimilator is now equiped with a transwarp device and her special energy is increased. Auto-assimilator is now added on all cubes. These are more realistic than the originals. <<<Textures>>> IMPORTANT!!! You must remove a lot of .tga files: it's the most difficult and boring thing to do in this mod but it's necessary to see this working! -> search for the following files and remove them from your RGB folder: Bcruise1.tga Bcruise1_1.tga Bcruise1_2.tga bcruise1bump.tga bcruise1bump_1.tga bcruise1bump_2.tga gbbcruise1.tga bcolony.tga bcolony_1.tga bcolony_2.tga bcolonybump.tga bcolonybump_1.tga bcolonybump_2.tga gbbcolony.tga Bassimilator.tga Bassimilator_1.tga Bassimilator_2.tga Bassimilatorbump.tga Bassimilatorbump_1.tga Bassimilatorbump_2.tga gbbcruise2.tga bbattle.tga bbattle_1.tga bbattle_2.tga bbattlebump.tga bbattlebump_1.tga bbattlebump_2.tga gbbbattle1.tga btactical.tga btactical_1.tga btactical_2.tga btacticalb.tga btacticalb_1.tga btacticalb_2.tga btacticalc.tga btacticalc_1.tga btacticalc_2.tga btacticalbump.tga btacticalbump_1.tga btacticalbump_2.tga btacticalbbump.tga btacticalbbump_1.tga btacticalbbump_2.tga btacticalcbump.tga btacticalcbump_1.tga btacticalcbump_2.tga gbbbattle2.tga gbbbattle3.tga gbbbattle4.tga -> replace these files by those: Bcruise1.tga--> RGB gbbcruise1.tga--> RGB bcolony.tga--> RGB gbbcolony.tga--> RGB bbattle1.tga--> RGB gbbbattle1.tga--> RGB bbattle2.tga--> RGB gbbbattle2.tga--> RGB gbbbattle3.tga--> RGB gbbbattle4.tga--> RGB Bassimilator.tga--> RGB gbbcruise2.tga--> RGB <<<Bitmaps>>> -> remove the following files from your ShipImages folder: bcruise1.bmp bcolony.bmp bcruise2.bmp bbattle1.bmp bbattle2.bmp bbattle3.bmp bbattle4.bmp -> put the new files in the correct folder: bcruise1.bmp--> ShipImages bcolony.bmp--> ShipImages bcruise2.bmp--> ShipImages bbattle1.bmp--> ShipImages bbattle2.bmp--> ShipImages bbattle3.bmp--> ShipImages bbattle4.bmp--> ShipImages <<<ODF>>> -> replace older files by these: bcruise2.odf--> Ships bbattle1.odf--> Ships bbattle2.odf--> Ships bbattle3.odf--> Ships bbattle4.odf--> Ships IMPORTANT!!! I have made a back up of the original files so do not delete this mod before saving the these files!!! <<<RIGHTS AND CREDITS>>> new Borg textures : Tain_Enabran using SFC 3 mixed Borg/Federation textures and reworked build buttons : Tain_Enabran bitmaps : Tain_Enabran odf files : (Activision) modified Tain_Enabran screenshots : Tain_Enabran screenshots objects samples : -McKinley shipyard : by Deemon -Borg planets : by Cmndr_Parker @ SoulForge -Dominion Ultimate patch 1.4 Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Tain_Enabran (it's me ;))
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