This sounds fantastic! More than a few people have expressed some dissatisfaction with Sins' unrealistic "galaxies". Compatibility with Uzii's Sins Plus mod is greatly appreciated as a lot of people (myself included) just can't go back to vanilla Sins. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
I won't go back to vanilla either, Uzii has spoiled us.
I've even started sending him some brainstorming ideas for new planetary types.
Oh, very nice. Also nice to see a couple of modders from the TES community over here, makes me feel more at home.Jaga, what types of files do you edit outside of the planet.entity files? Namely I'd like to make sure that my mod is compatible with yours; or alternatively, I can just wait until your mod comes out, check the file dates, and see what changes you made Looking forward to this!
I don't edit any game files whatsoever. If you know me from the TES forums, you know compatability is a big thing for me. TrueSpace is 100% inside the .galaxy map file. The only changes outside that are for extra planet types, which Sins Plus makes for those people that use it.
I must admit, I've had the privilege of a sneak peek, and it is very nice. Feels like what the Sins' galaxies should've been based on to begin with. Keep it up Jaga
Glad to hear you like what you've seen and heard Uzii.
Wow. You've done all that already? I'm really looking forward to trying it out. I've got one question, though. You made it clear that pirates hide at the outer edges of systems, and that they can be disabled, but I'm confused as to whether they're in every system or just a few. Also, would it not make sense for pirates to prefer barren "dead" systems or dangerous "portal" systems so as to best stay hidden from the authorities?
Other people have mentioned that "interstellar pirates" don't do a very good job of raiding a player's worlds most of the time. For that reason, on the pirate-enabled maps they have a base in every "home" system occupied by a player or AI. I could put a base in those out-of-the-way dead and portal systems, but the pirates there wouldn't do much good, and just pester explorers.
i would like to see a galaxy map and a star map if possible, i want to see the lay out.this sounds fantastic, great idea for a mod.
I put together a set of pics that are hosted on my server, and even went and made a movie of what it looks like when I browse through a newly-generated galaxy. The pics are in sequence of me looking around a couple of game maps, and the movie was made all in the same game.TrueSpace Movie 1
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Keep in mind that the entire TrueSpace system is being tweaked and fine tuned right now. I am open to comments and suggestions from more experienced players, of course.