Trident Class

Pizza the Hutt has been back a little while now, and in that time, he's given us all kinds of new stuff, but this one.... well, it's not oft...

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Pizza the Hutt has been back a little while now, and in that time, he's given us all kinds of new stuff, but this one.... well, it's not often that I, of all people, see a Starfleet ship I don't like. Usually it's because the model is poorly done, but in this case, I can't fault that. It's a very well done model of a very poorly considered design.

This three-nacelled Excelsior variant is another one of those speculative designs. It is sometimes listed as Trident class and sometimes as Medusa class. It was at first unclear what was the top and what was the bottom of the ship. Pizza the Hutt used Ex Astris Scientia as a reference for this model. Needless to say, the accuracy speaks for itself. But so does the overall appearance of this ship. "Medusa" indeed. Where exactly they put the warp core is open to interpretation, to say the least. That's implying, of course, that thought went into the design. More than likely it was a case of "hang some warp nacelles on it and throw it on screen" kitbashing.

Download this one if you can bear the sight of it. Pizza the Hutt made a really pretty model of a really silly vessel. Can't fault him for doing his bit as a modder, to give us all those canon Starfleet vessels.

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Trident Class by Pizza The Hutt
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Installation:
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	Copy the file ftrident.sod into the SOD folder
	Copy the .tga files into the Textures > RGB folder
	Copy the file ftrident.odf into the ODF > ships folder
	Copy the file ftrident.bmp into the Bitmaps > Admiralslog folder

	Open the file fyard2.odf or fyard.odf (whichever shipyard you want the ship
	To be built from) and insert the line: buildItemXX = "ftrident" under 
	build Parameters below the last ship to be build
	XX being the next unused number 

	Save that file

	Open "tech 1" from the Techtree folder and insert this line:

	ftrident.odf      1 fyard2.odf           // Trident class 

	Save this file, open "fulltech.tt" and insert the following line 
	
	ftrident.odf 0

	Then save and open "GUI_global.spr" from the sprites folder 

	Then add this line under federation build buttons:

	b_ftrident       gbftrident     0     0   64   64


There is a wire frame, it is not perfect, but at least there is one 
just add this line into the gui global under wireframes
 
	@reference=128
	@tmaterial=interface

	ftridentw1				ftridentwire	40	0	40	40
	ftridentw2				ftridentwire	0	40	40	40
	ftridentw3				ftridentwire	40	40	40	40
	ftridentw4				ftridentwire	80	0	40	40
	ftridentw5				ftridentwire	0	0	40	40

Credits:
This ship is a kitbash of P81's Constitution and Excelsior class.
verbose tooltip from www.ditl.org

Thank you for downloading this ship.

You are allowed to include it in your mod.


Have fun!!!

Pizza the Hutt

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