Star Trek Armada 2: The Twilight

This is a Beta from The Twilight Team of Star Trek Armada 2: The Twilight. This mod contains a collection of work from quite a few names inc...

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This is a Beta from The Twilight Team of Star Trek Armada 2: The Twilight. This mod contains a collection of work from quite a few names including Major A Payne, Draconis Sharp and Elrond to name but three. So, what is The Twillight? Well lets go over each new feature.

New appealing interfaces including buttons and menus Now, Just take a look at the screenshots below and you can see that indeed, alot of detail has gone into the HUD and it really brings the feel of the game up to the next level for me, especialy for Species 8472. The interface really is appealing.

Edited missions which follow a new storyline which brings in ships from all eras of Star Trek. This is always a plus for any mod, it is always good and well to go and re-do all the missions you've done already in some new ships, but when a new story line comes along that really gives a truely great mod its momentum. An overview of the storyline is in the readme.

New ships and stations added, the best around the galaxy (old and new ) Now this beta only cntains Species 8472 and The Borg, however there are some really nice ships and stations in this little package and it only adds to the feel already established by the new storyline and interface.

New canon weapon balancing to clearly show the advancements in technology a race makes. Some sides say that each race should have an even keel with different strengths and different weeknesses, and some say that it should be a case of who has most gets most. I prefer the latter, as life never deals a fair hand, so its good to see that the side with the most advanced technology gets the advantage they deserve from that. This makes the game realistic and adds to the gameplay experience in my view.

New timeline and refit system to show the progession of ship technology and upgrades. Now this is an intresting idea. Your ship is upgraded and refitted, to keep it up to the latest technology available, so you don't need to throw away all those old ships to build some new ones with even wooshier weapons, why not re-fit the ships you have? It's a neat concept.

Add to all this the fact it comes in its own neat little installer, and you have yourself a mod well worth downloading and checking out, even if it is getting towards the painful side of 50mb's. Download now :)

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*Star Trek Armada 2 The Twilight*

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**Species 8472 and Borg Beta release pack**
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The Twilight Team           ***********************************
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09.08.2005.                 ***********************************
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PROJECT STAFF:

-Yacuzza
-Jolt - Forum Administrator
-Ryan - Public Relations Administrator
-Elrond - Administrator
-Major A Payne - V.I.P. Staff
-Draconis_Sharp - Senior Staff
-Paul - Staff Member
-Blindeye01 - Staff Member

E-mail of team is :

the.twilight.team@gmail.com

or for main administrator :

comrad01nuk@net.hr

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Thank you for downloading the Armada II: The Twilight beta mod pack. We have you have enjoyed playing with it, but, like any beta, there may be bugs or you might have ideas on how you would like it to be improved for a future final release.


STORY:
The year is 2383…

Peace reigns in the alpha quadrant the many foes faced by the federation in the decades before have fallen back into a state of recovery. Some however, recovered quicker than was expected. For more than a decade the Borg collective rebuilt it’s self, regenerating it’s ships, stations and worlds and has now reached a level of power to more than rival many of it’s enemies and has recently become more active and aggressive than ever. Another race has also become more active, species 8472 has started re-entering the galaxy and has caused devastation everywhere they visit.

The alpha quadrant it’s self has had a very strange few years in 2379 a cardassian planet disappeared and last year there were multiple encounters with ships of vaguely cardassian design using highly advanced technology to raid cargo vessels in deep space.

One very special event was the discovery of the temporal drive, which can with varying degrees of accuracy allow a ship to travel though time. This has being fitted to the new premonition class battleship. This technology is not only possessed by the federation but also by the romulans and klingons. There are also indications that the Borg has being conducting further experiments with temporal technology.

Two weeks ago a large fleet of Borg ships jumped though time and the federation no longer existed. The USS Premonition had temporal shields and was unaffected by this attack from the borg and was able to follow then back in time... 


Planned Features
New appealing interfaces including buttons and menus
Edited missions which follow a new storyline which brings in ships from all eras of startrek.
New ships and stations added, the best around the galaxy (old and new )
New canon weapon balancing to clearly show the advancements in technology a race
makes.
New timeline and refit system to show the progession of ship technology and upgrades.

Installation Details

Run instaler use Browse button to select the destination folder. select the default Star Trek Armada 2 directory.

CREDITS

Species 8472 credits :

Ai -- by Ryan
ODF -- by Ryan , Jolt , Yacuzza
Gui  -- by Yacuzza
General & Build Buttons – by Yacuzza
Wireframes -- by Yacuzza 
Techtree – by Ryan , Jolt , Yacuzza

8472 model credits : Ships

-8472 battleship V2 model by Yacuzza.
Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 advanced behemoth model by Yacuzza. Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 fluidic battlecruser model by Yacuzza.  Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 fluidic battleship model by Yacuzza.  Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 planet destroyer model by Yacuzza.  Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 rift maker model form orginal game edited by Yacuzza. Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

8472 model credits : Stations


-8472 rift gate model by Yacuzza
Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.

-8472 infiltration center model by Yacuzza. Textures from original game edited by Yacuzza.




Borg credits :

Ai -- by Ryan
ODF -- by Ryan , Jolt , Yacuzza
Gui  -- by Yacuzza
General & Build Buttons – by Yacuzza
Wireframes -- by Yacuzza 
Techtree – by Ryan , Jolt , Yacuzza

Borg model credits : Ships

-borg assembler model by Yacuzza
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.

-colector:Retextured Armada 2 stock model by Major A Payne.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg scout cube model from game 
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.

-Probe: Model created by Major A Payne. Texture provided from "Scorpians" altered SFC stock sphere.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Tactical Probe: Model created by Major A Payne. Texture provided from "Scorpians" altered SFC stock sphere. Additional armour texture provided by TGO.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Sphere: Model created by Major A Payne. Texture provided from "Scorpians" altered SFC stock sphere. From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-tactical sphere model by Yacuzza
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.

-Colony Vessel: Retexutred Armada 2 stock model by Major A Payne.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.


-Tactical Pyramid: Model created by by Major A Payne.Texture provided from "Scorpians" altered SFC stock sphere. Additional armour texture provided by TGO.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Cube: Mesh by Major A Payne (updated). Textures provided by TGO
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Tactical Cube: Model created by Major A Payne. Texture provided from "Scorpians" altered SFC stock sphere. Additional armour texture based of renderings of the model-Borg Tactical Cube
 by Nico Weigand, I_E_Maverick and Wal.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg cube V1 model by Yacuzza.
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.

-borg temporal cube model by Yacuzza.
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.


Borg model credits : Stations

-Unicomplex: Original version created by unknown (high poly cgi model). This version by Major A Payne.
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Assembly Matrix (sphere yard): Original high poly mesh created by Marc-Laurent "Magma " Magnier. This cut down version created by Major A Payne. 
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg defender model by Yacuzza
Textures from Internet unknown edited by Yacuzza.

-borg asimilation matrix model by Yacuzza. Textures from Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module edited by Yacuzza.


-Mining Station: Original high poly cgi model created by  Marc-Laurent "Magma " Magnier (designated as a freighter). This model created by Major A Payne. 
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg resarch matrix model from game.
Textures from Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-Assembly Matrix (cube yard): Original high poly mesh created by Marc-Laurent "Magma " Magnier. This cut down version created by Major A Payne. 
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg ultra matrix model by 8of5 moded by Yacuzza. Textures from Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

-borg recycler model by Yacuzza.
Textures by Yacuzza.

-borg transwarp hub , hub and gate models by Yacuzza. Textures by Yacuzza.


Additional files



New dilitium moon model by Yacuzza. Textures by Yacuzza.

New metal moon  model by Yacuzza. Textures by Yacuzza.

Big asteroid model by Yacuzza. Textures by Yacuzza.

Star field from BC files  retextured by Yacuzza.

New game user interface files by Yacuzza.

New main background with animations by Yacuzza.

New loading screen by Yacuzza.

New splash screen by Yacuzza.

New space backgrounds by Yacuzza.

This release also contains the upgraded planets and planet textures which were released originally with the Borg Incursion 2 project by Major A Payne
From Major A Payne BI3 Borg Module.

Special thanks:

To Major A Payne for all models he let us use frrom his BI projects and all other.

Special Info !

All models and textures of this mod specialy models and textures
Made by Major A Payne (models and textures from BI2 or BI3 Borg Module) can not to be removed from this mod content and used for anything else.   Thanks.



                                                            Well that's it.


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