For [Vanilla Sins v1.191+, Entrenchment v1.051+, Diplomacy v1.011+]
Multiple Stars Graphics Mod v0.3 [Updated 2/15/11]
[Vanilla Sins v1.191+, Entrenchment v1.051+, Diplomacy v1.011+]
This graphics mod simply removes the spiral galaxy animation which appears when zoomed out on multiple star maps. It replaces the animation with a single solitary star. This is not only more realistic, but it is also reduces the load on system resources when playing maps which contain many star systems. More than that however, it eliminates the 'glowing white globs of death' that can occur on maps with over fifteen star systems. Also included is a reduction in generic planet icons when zoomed out which saves screen space when many star systems are present. Since this is a graphics mod it will not affect multi-player matches. Everything will work fine and there will not be any problems.
-HOW TO INSTALL:
DO NOT OVERWRITE FILES.
Delete any older versions of the mod.
Copy the extracted 'Multiple Stars Graphics Mod v0.3' folder into the
C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Mods-Diplomacy v1.xxx\ directory.
To enable once in game, go to options->Mods->Select MSG Mod-> Press enable.
This mod is free to use and incorporate into other mod projects as long as proper credit is given to it's compiler boshimi336.
A wealth of knowledge that helped finalize the creation of this mod can be found here:
-ADDITIONAL THANKS: (For all their help when I had questions and was stumped.)
DOWNLOAD LINK! [Multiple Stars Graphics Mod v0.3 - Standard]
DOWNLOAD LINK! [Multiple Stars Graphics Mod v0.3 - DS Compliant] [Already Included in Distant Stars Mod]
DOWNLOAD LINK! [Multiple Stars Graphics Mod v0.3 - TSOP Compliant] [Mini-dumps: No Longer Supported]