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[0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.4]
« on: August 22, 2020, 08:07:53 PM »




hey there, this is my first mod! it's small and only adds a few things
i tried to stay close to the game's artstyle and to come up with both ships that could realistically be in vanilla and ships that might never be due to lore, just how dumb the idea of them is or limitations in the game, but still similar in artstyle
not technical limitations that is, but purposeful, like phase ships being unable to use converted hangar which makes assuming phase carriers will never be a thing logical
i tried to keep a semblance of balance, but it's mostly heartfelt, as in what i felt seemed balanced

there's all the features in the mod below the following spoilers

Fighters
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Frigates
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Destroyers
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Cruisers
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Capitals
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And weapons
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here's the download in big letters so that it's easy to spot CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
on a final note, this is more of a test because it's also my first time posting in these forums to see if i mess up something and i'd like to update this mod with more content over time
also, if you see any error or if i made any mistake please point it out so i can fix it
and hope you like it as much as i liked making it

version archive:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 02:31:25 PM by Commonwheat »
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 02:55:48 PM »

Phase tanker, phase freighter, phase carrier... Finally, a fleet that makes going full phase 0-sensor profile a real possibility. I'm wondering if it's even possible to lose a ship in a pursuit battle...

Anyway, lots of cool ideas here. Looking forward to trying it out. Thank you for posting this.
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 02:35:01 PM »

new 0.2 update released

changelog:
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Added 4 new capital frigate ships:
-The Onset, based on the Onslaught
-The Vanquish, based on the Conquest
-The Ideal, based on the Paragon
-The Excursion, based on the Odyssey

Added 1 new weapon:
-Sandstorm Atropos Launcher, a medium missile weapon that shoots Atropos torpedoes

0.2.1 fix:
-Fixed Blueprint for Capital Frigates' image not showing up
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 08:11:03 PM by Commonwheat »
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 02:41:09 PM »

The baby capitals are so adorable <3
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2020, 03:55:54 PM »

love the capital frigates. thought i'd mention that the galaxy tigers mod also has a mini onslaught (not that it actually matters), and that arsenal expansion also already has a ship named vanquish
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2020, 05:46:13 PM »

yeah you are right on both things
the tareb thing is funny, it's even called smol in the files like i called onset and its tpc equivalent is less lame
i'll probably change vanquish's name but maybe i'll keep the id the same for the 1 person that downloaded and played this since i think it'd break some save
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2020, 08:29:03 PM »

Suggestion and request:

Suggestion: If you wanna rename the Vanquish, name it "Beat" as in "beating" from conquering a challenge.
Request: Add the rest of the capital family as baby ships, namely: the legion (normal and XIV), the Onslaught XIV and the Astral.
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2020, 11:58:39 PM »

damn, a phase carrier AND a 3 missile mount capital?
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2020, 04:11:36 PM »

new 0.3 update released

changelog:
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Added 2 new capital frigate ships:
-The Velites, based on the Legion
-The Sidereal, based on the Astral

Added 3 new fighters:
-The Poise, a support fighter equipped with a Tactical Laser
-The Fester, a strike fighter equipped with a Antimatter Blaster
-The Compass, a long-range support fighter equipped with a Pilum LRM

Added 3 new weapons
-The Dual Thumper, a large ballistic general weapon
-The Intense Beam, a medium energy anti-armor beam
-The Solemn Beam, a large energy suppression beam

Added XIV variants for the Onset and the Velites

Renamed Vanquish to Beat

Sandstorm's sprite changed

And some balance changes, most notably:
-The Sandstorm now shoots 2 atropos instead of 1 and has 16 ammo
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.3]
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2020, 04:16:48 PM »

Don't know if you already have but I would reclassify the Monarch as a battlecarrier, it has a lot of firepower for just being a carrier.

I could be mistaken though, If you've already thought about it don't mind my comment.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 04:23:32 PM by Sterdude »
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.2]
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 04:23:11 PM »

new 0.3 update released

changelog:
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Added 2 new capital frigate ships:
-The Velites, based on the Legion
-The Sidereal, based on the Astral

Added 3 new fighters:
-The Poise, a support fighter equipped with a Tactical Laser
-The Fester, a strike fighter equipped with a Antimatter Blaster
-The Compass, a long-range support fighter equipped with a Pilum LRM

Added 3 new weapons
-The Dual Thumper, a large ballistic general weapon
-The Intense Beam, a medium energy anti-armor beam
-The Solemn Beam, a large energy suppression beam

Added XIV variants for the Onset and the Velites

Renamed Vanquish to Beat

Sandstorm's sprite changed

And some balance changes, most notably:
-The Sandstorm now shoots 2 atropos instead of 1 and has 16 ammo
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.4]
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2020, 02:30:05 PM »

new 0.4 update released

changelog:
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Added 3 new cruisers:
-The Visible, a High-Tech cruiser with many energy mounts specialized in lasers
-The Barnstormer, a sturdy and powerful Midline combat freighter
-The Martinet, a Low-Tech ballistic PD ship with overwhelming firepower

Added 1 new destroyer
-The Meridian, a High-Tech exploration ship

Added 2 new fighters:
-The Decker, a Low-Tech heavy interceptor with small thumper mounts
-The Pequod, a harpoon bomber

Added a mission to test out the ships of the mod

Some changes and fixes to old descriptions (thanks DarkOmegaMK2 for help)
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« Last Edit: September 04, 2020, 09:05:27 PM by Commonwheat »
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.4]
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 04:24:25 AM »

so cute!
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.4]
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2020, 01:18:02 PM »

A few problems I found:
The XIV skins do not have variant files which means no entry in defaultshiproles.json so they will not spawn.
Faction files have empty array entries which causes a series of problems. Comment them out or delete them.

A suggestion on ships/fighters:
While I like the cute and small capital frigates, they're too small to the point that even vanilla weapons overlap each other on some mounts. Maybe making them slightly bigger than a lasher might help.
The minelayer drone is too good for its OP cost. Also making it into a support fighter instead of a bomber might be better AI-wise.
Also the Solemn Beam is broken. It deals 1000 DPS to shields which is enough soft flux to overload most cruisers and below and even enough to make capital ships start venting. This is just with a single beam so you can imagine what happens with 2 or more. I suggest you halve the DPS and lower OP costs to match.
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Re: [0.9.1a] Commonwheat Additions [ver 0.4]
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2020, 08:13:42 AM »

I echo the problems pointed out by Mora. The Solemn beam being OP in particular. As well as the Faction files and XIV skins.

However I have been enjoying these additions in my current playthrough so look forward to seeing what you put out next update.
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