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QuickBattle Plus for Bridge Commander Remastered 1.2

1699934330-QBPlus1_0.zip

Description

Quick Battle Plus is an upgrade to the conventional quick battle included in Bridge Commander Remastered. It install as a custom mission and allows you to setup more dynamic skirmishes by using features such as assignable AI, commandable allies, and fall back Nav points.

 

Have ships retreat, fallback for emergency repairs, join the battle in waves, and count toward your win total when retreating or disabled.

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README

Quick Battle Plus 1.0

Quick Battle Plus is an upgrade to the conventional quick battle included in Bridge Commander Remastered. It install as a custom mission and allows you to setup more dynamic skirmishes by using features such as assignable AI, commandable allies, and fall back Nav points.

Have ships retreat, fallback for emergency repairs, join the battle in waves, and count toward your win total when retreating or disabled.

How it works

Simply select your ship, assign an AI from the menu, then added it to friendly or enemy ships. See the featured AIs document for a break down of what each AI does.

While in battle command allies (see known issues for caveats) from the bail menu just as you would during story mode.

In a jam? Select one of the 4 fall back Nav points and intercept it. This will behave as “in system warp” allowing you to move away at increased speed, without the inclusion of a 3rd party plugin.

Requirements:

Star Trek Bridge Commander, which can be purchased for download presently here: https://www.gog.com/en/game/star_trek_bridge_commander

Bridge Commander Remastered 1.2 found here https://www.nexusmods.com/startrekbridgecommmander/mods/4012

or here https://www.gamefront.com/games/bridge-commander/file/bridge-commander-remastered, 

or here https://www.moddb.com/games/star-trek-bridge-commander/downloads/bridge-commander-remastered

Ships or other mods: None. This uses assets stock in Remastered 1.2.

In order to see custom missions in Bridge Commander, the Custom Missions menu must be present. The easiest way to see this, is to run Bridge Commander with the -TestMode switch. "stbc -TestMode." For more information, see the Bridge Commander SDK.

Installation

Simply copy the scripts, and data folders to your Bridge Commander Remastered root directory.

You'll need to launch BCRe in test mode to see the custom missions menu. I've included a batch file to do this. See the “optionals” folder for main menu replacements that will show custom missions or replace conventional quick battle if your desire.

Credits

Thank you to Vonfrank, for your excellent work on Bridge Commander Remastered. BCre quick battle is the base from which QBPlus was built.

Also thanks to Dasher42 for his foundation. The foundation plugin system is used by Quick Battle Plus to build ship lists.

Thanks to the BC rep and chill discord community for their support, test and feedback for all mod projects.

Included main menu replacements use a query adapted from the Kobyashimaru supermod main menu to avoid plugin folders generating errors when clicked on.

Bridge Commander Development Team. Code examples studied, modified, and used, from the Bridge Commander SDK: https://www.gamefront.com/games/bridge-commander/file/bridge-commander-sdk

Known issues

Cloaking is disabled on some AIs due to it causing crashes

The CloakAndDagger AI may become unstable in extended fights.

When the player cloaks, they may lose the ability to command ships.

Commanding ships will over ride some AI functions. It's recommended that you assign a standard AI (Low-Medium) if you intend to issue orders to an ally.

Starbases will produce an error if sent orders. In a future release I will remove them from commandable ships. In the meantime, it's recommended you don't issue orders to star bases.

Fleeing and disabled ships count toward your win total, however if you destroy a ship that's already been disabled it will count twice toward your wins, and eventually prematurely trigger the winning dialog.

If you severely damage or destroy the sensor array on a “fall back ship, it won't return on time, or ever.

Optionals

The optionals folder includes main menu replacements and additional AIs for advanced players. Swap out your main menu to have the custom mission menus always displayed or replace standard quick battle with plus.

To add your own custom AI or use one of the optionals, simply save it as one of the “Custom” AIs in the QBPlus root folder, then select the corresponding “Playercustom” AI button (there are 3 in total.)

Note that for every custom AI there is both a friendly and enemy AI. Your not obligated to replace both.

Note a future release will likely include some of the bonus AIs standard in the list.

tovey86

3 months ago

help... i am being a nood!



i have copied the folders like ive done 100s of times previously... but im not seeing anything in game?




am i doing something wrong? any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hello Tovey86,


If you haven't, try running the included bat file to show custom missions (the mission select menu will appear.) Alternatively, you could replace the main menu with one of the optionals, but if you do so I recommend you back up your install first.

tovey86

3 months ago

Hi OldYoungMan Stories, hope you are well?


thank you so much for replying and offering a soluation.


I have tried both, for some reason when i do either of those i get a black screen of death and have to reset to before do either of those.


can you imagine anything that i could be doing wrong? ive been getting ships and so from here for ages i thought i knew what i was doing haha but clearly not.



so i have tried running the bat file in all locations - nothing.


i have tried replacing all froms of the menu - nothing.



its probably something so simple ha


Just to confirm, are you using the Remastered 1.2 mod? I'd never tested with any of the older remastered mods, and could not get this working with Kobyashi Maru.

tovey86

3 months ago

i can confirm i am using the remastered 1.2 and no other alterations other than neally all remastered ships haha


The bat just needs to be in the root dir where your stbc.exe is. If it's installed as intended, you should see quickbattleplus folder under scripts/custom and the quickbattleplus folders under data/TGL. If you've added any plugins to Bridge Commander, it's possible they could be causing some issues. . .

tovey86

3 months ago

i have checked the bat files is in the correct location as you mentioned.



i have also checked the 2 folders you mentioned and they are located right where you said they should be. so im still unsure. its a stock remastered 1.2.3 no other plugs ins, only ships

tovey86

3 months ago

also i just redid the menu replacments and then the game just crashes out back to desktop before intro video.



i am sorry to be such a pain. i appreciate all you are doing.

tovey86

3 months ago

Hi did you manage to look into this for me?



Thanks

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