This is the latest Release for Trek Battles, a pretty comprehensive addon done by Chiemara for New Gen. The addon focuses more on the scripting and gameplay side of the mod rather than lumping more ships into the mod which is a good thing.
Primary features of this release are:
- Adjustment to the Command Point Scales to make SP Campaign easier
- Several SP ships based upon the Jazmin refit that is included in this mod
- Better and more Cannon damage stats for hull plating and shielding.
- Better TNG Borg weapons stats, they are more canon
- Better TNG Borg adaptation, even more canon
- Better Borg tractor beams, they now are affected by impulse speeds more cannon. (SP Mode) Ships have modulating shielding to prevent tractor lock (I added easytractor = 0 to SP Mode ships because in SP mode if you get tractored your ship looses warp engines AND this disables the AI for some reason they won't accept commands or dock. You also loose docking ability, this was done to allow the player to complete the borg sections of the single player campaign. So if you want to be tractored, use the stock ships.)
- (SP Mode) ships can be used in Multiplayer or Skirmish modes.
- Real Canon Borg based upon Voyagerseven's Adaptive Shielding Mod
- AI is greatly improved
Audio Enhancements Include;
- Canon Music from the shows and series now part of the mod (lots of instances of the Klingon Imperial Tune)
- More voiceovers from Chiemara (Tah'Rel) which overwrite Captain Archer's voice
The Main boast for this addon is a total revamping of the Borg. They are far better than Stock and will be difficult to beat, just as Borg should be. The use cutting beams,holding beams and multi-targetting possibilities using both of the aforementioned weapons. They Regenerate similar to the way it is in Star Trek Canon. They will adapt to your weapons, bascially you have to keep your salvo combinations random (torpedo, Phaser, Torpedo) rather than hitting them with the same type of weapons as they will adapt.
As for the U.S.S. Jazmin that accompanies this mod, there are 6 versions of it as follows; NX-71 Jazmin - testbed for experimental shields. NCC-1771 USS Jazmin - Constitution class MKII advanced refit. NCC-1771-A USS Jazmin - Constitution class Refit NCC-1771-B USS Jazmin - Galaxy Class Refit NCC-23171 USS Jazmin - Nova Extreme Scout Class. NX-23171-A USS Jazmin - Sovereign Heavy Cruiser.
Overall, it is a good addon. The Borg enhancements are excellent while the audio/voiceovers are pretty good too. Nice work
Note: Trek Battles II Mod is a requirement for this update to work.
TB2 Addon v3.1 NEW!!! I have adjusted: -The command point scales so you can complete the single player campaign -The Pricing of my ships and their stats to fit better with the rest of the ships I have added: - (SP Mode) ships based on my Jazmin refits. This is so you can complete the single player campaign easier (The "Enterprise" ships are this way too). - Better and more Cannon damage stats for hull plating and shielding. - Better TNG Borg weapons stats, they are more cannon - Better TNG Borg adaptation, even more cannon - Better Borg tractor beams, they now are affected by impulse speeds more cannon. (SP Mode) Ships have modulating shielding to prevent tractor lock (I added easytractor = 0 to SP Mode ships because in SP mode if you get tractored your ship looses warp engines AND this disables the AI for some reason they won't accept commands or dock. You also loose docking ability, this was done to allow the player to complete the borg sections of the single player campaign. So if you want to be tractored, use the stock ships.) *NOTE: (SP Mode) ships can be used in Multiplayer or Skirmish modes. MORE CANNON MUSIC! I have redone the musical scores in the game for all eras in HD quality. Music is from the television series and movies. (Enterprise,TOS,TMP,TNG) The main theme is not from Star Trek, it fit Trek Battles 2 in my opinion, so I used it. NEW REAL CANNON BORG!!! (adaptive shielding based on Voyagerseven's adapting borg pak) These are not the lame complacent borg from Legacy, these borg are like the ones you see in the Episodes, ruthless, relentless, unyielding and lethal. They will hunt you down if you get within their sensor range! They have multiple tractor beams and cutting beams which they use to pull you in and slice and dice you, BEWARE, They can do this and still attack your fleet (I made them multi targeting). They have Regenerative hulls exactly like in the show! They have adaptation ability similar to the show, meaning that just about every shot you have to remodulate to get through their shields (shoot your phasers and then lob torpedos to damage them, but do it quick or they will regenerate and you will have to start over.) DO NOT FIGHT CUBES ALONE!!! Bring a fleet with you or you will not survive, you'll just make them mad! (I redid every single Borg file in here and play tested each one along the way, it took all day! But I think I got it right!) Also, included in this are my modifications for the AI Multiplayer and Single Player. I have tweaked just about every aspect of the combat system and I think after hours and hours of playtesting, it is as cannon as I'm going to get it. I playtested the first two single player mission, so there wasn't very extensive testing done. If you have any problems, gripes, suggestions please don't hesitate to email me at bchiemara AT yahoo DOT com. I have included my very own ship the Jazmin (named in honor of my blind neice). There currently are 6 versions of this vessel. NX-71 Jazmin - testbed for experimental shields. These shields are for environmental protection only, they aren't meant to defend against attacks. -Phasers -Torpedos -Tachyon cloak detection -Advanced long range sensor platform NCC-1771 USS Jazmin - Constitution class MKII advanced refit. Better shields, hull, weapons. -Phasers -Torpedos -Tachyon Cloak Detection system -Advanced Long Range Sensor Platform NCC-1771-A USS Jazmin - Constitution class Refit -Phasers -Torpedos -Tachyon Cloak Detection system -Advanced Long Range Sensor Platform NCC-1771-B USS Jazmin - Galaxy Class Refit -Phasers -Torpedos -Tachyon Cloak Detection system -Advanced Long Range Sensor Platform NCC-23171 USS Jazmin - Nova Extreme Scout Class. New sub class designed for long term recon and first line defense against Borg and Dominion attacks as a delaying action until bigger ships can arrive. -Phasers -Experimental tri-cobalt based torpedo system -Rear Pulse cannons (instead of aft torpedos) -Tachyon Cloak Detection system -Advanced Long Range Sensor Platform -Cloak NX-23171-A USS Jazmin - Sovereign Heavy Cruiser. Testbed for heavy duty defense of the alpha quadrant. -Phasers -Quantum Torpedos -Photon Torpedos -Tachyon Detection System -Advanced Long Range Sensor Platform These ships were designed to balance out the inbetween Era and above. I tried not to make them too powerful, but they are quite stronger than the stock ships due to their unique designs not just deadlier weapons and stronger shielding. NEW VOICEOVER! I have included my own voice overs that work with my ships (unfortunately they replace Captain Archer) Back up your DB Folder in your Root Legacy install \program files\Star Trek Legacy\Db <-Back this folder up I did NOT replace the WAV files in the game, I made unique ones and altered the dbsounds file located in the Db folder I mentioned above. SO if you want Archer back, just restore the original dbsounds file from your backup and viola Archer is back (although, I think you will enjoy my new sounds). *******************[ TO INSTALL ]**************************** Double click the TB2addon_v22.exe When it opens, click the browse button near the bottom right Simply select the drive letter your Legacy is installed to. Unless you changed the Legacy folder structur this will install to: (\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Star Trek Legacy\) of the drive letter you choose. So once it's done all you have to do is load the game and play! ***REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR \Db\ Folder!!!****** Thanks for playing, MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD TREK BATTLES II!!! This was designed to specifically work with that MOD. Trek Battles II Mod http://legacy.filefront.com/file/Trek_Battles_2;85278 See you, Out there! Disclaimer: The work contained herein is from my own mind, hardwork, hours and days of playtesting. Portions are based on work done by many different talented modders and credit is given where applicable. Any similarities between portions of my addon and your own is purely coincidental unless otherwise stated. Give credit where credit is due: (Otherwise stating) The adaptive shielding is based on work by voyagerseven The Borg Tractor beams are inspired by UU mod, but are similar in effect only. They are two different types of beams. Legal: This material is not made or supported by Bethesda 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, we 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. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. NOTE: No modifying and redistribution is permitted without the consent of the New-Gen team or myself personally. -Chiemara (Tah'Rel)
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