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Vandala

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Hi folks, originally this was a pony mod topic but seeing how much fun we had in dissolving that into the mess we have now, I decided to just roll with it. Let the good times roll!

I'll now be using it to collect any weird and fun idea's for game modding that I come up with myself and am able to steal from others that fancy my interests. I hope you get a laugh out of it all.

Don't forget to check out the Starfarer WIKI guys!

Stuff I've contributed. You are free to take and use these. I do not own any of this stuff, everything belongs to their original owners!
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Downloadable Content:
Backgrounds pack (18 pictures): http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2158.0
Weird Portrait pack (55+17 pictures): http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2159.new#new
Tyrian 2000 ship + weapon + bullet sprites: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2184.0
Master of Orion 2 ship sprites: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2222.new#new
NASA background pack: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2231.0
Dresden Codak portraits: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2264.0
Charles Nelson Reilly portraits!: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2286.new#new
Warhammer Gothic ships and related pictures pack: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2292.0
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Discoveries:
Look what you can do with planets!: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2238.0
3D-Planet Trickery: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2240.0
There is a spooky secret planet hidden in the game: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2266.new#new
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You will never know what this was:
OMG best mod idea ever!: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2230.0
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Mods I've actually made.
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TINY MOD Collection: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2303.0
LARGE MOD Collection: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2926.msg40117#msg40117
Quick Start mod + Extra Content mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2272.new#new
Graphic-less mods!: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2303.new#new
Music Only Mods: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2506.new#new
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My Little Pony Mod: Under Construction here >>> http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2834.0
(NOT DONE - NO DOWNLOAD) Awesome Mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1998.0
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Tutorials I've written.
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Tutorial - Adding any song from Youtube to your Starfarer mods.: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2503.0
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Mod ideas I hope will become a reality some day.
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Ideas for a pony mod I: Adding Solar Empire and Lunar Republic factions as a add-on mod compatible with other mods and the main game.
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Pony character portraits. (admiral Rarity, empress Celestia, ace Rainbow dash, etc.)

Brightly colored spaceships in true pony fashion, which means with cutie marks!
Lasers and beams weapon's fire in colors to match the hair color of the pony. (which goes with the ships body color of course)

Multi-colored engine trails.
Friendship beams as most powerful weapon (think lance type)
Missile weapons explode with stars and colored smoke.
Party cannons! (2 types shooting confetti and balloons=mines, or perhaps one that shoots both as a kind of grapeshot)
Rainboom mines/missiles/cannons? Multi-colored explosions.

Here's something to set the mood. The sillyness must flow.
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Rainbooms in space!
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Ideas for a pony mod II: High Fantasy/Spelljammer styled mod, either total conversion or as add-on.
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Not spaceships but starvessels powered by magic.

Main color will be White, secondary color will be Green.
Ships will basically be long or beautifully shaped marble ships with lush grassland growing on their decks and roman style buildings for housing.
Weapon mounts are open towers where unicorn arch-magi are stationed, protected by magical shields in various bright colors. (color code the type of magi stationed for weapon identification)
Weapons are unicorn arch-magi, probably belonging to the energy/missile variety. Perhaps ballistic variants are possible by means of war machines like catapults and bolt-throwers. (with magically enhanced munition)

Known for their unnaturally superb shielding and very low flux cost but have no armor whatsoever. (cannot gain benefits from armor modifications)
Or turn it around, no shields but enchanted stone construction has very high armor. (makes more sense in conjunction with the look of the shielded towers)
Engine trails are rainbows and/or clouds trailing/drifting off.
Most of their ships have very limited carrier capacity.

Classes of ships: Cloud Drifter + Star Chaser + Stellar Observatory + Celestial Temple + Lunar Guardian.
Fighter/bomber classes are different wings of Pegasus: Pegasus Wing + Royal Guard + Lunar Guard + Wonderbolts + Shadowbolts

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Ideas for a pony mod III: Ponies have invaded your favorite game! Oh nooss! Fire up those space ships and hunt them down. (add-on mod)
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Take basic pony pictures and turn them into space ships, have fun shooting at ponies.

For example:
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Luna invades Starfarer dictionary? some sort of never before seen portal!

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Ideas for Space Stallions mod: Behold the epic gayness >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Otaq2tmNMM
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Think of it. A big mothership: Mother Mustang is a carrier with 4 special tiny fighters, the space stallions on their horse jet thingies that are ridiculously overpowered. Could serve as a special kind of boss for people who like an insane challenge and want a laugh at the same time.

As an extra you could also have Destructo in his weird laser-ray thing as a special boss. Firing terribly damaging energy shots halfway across the screen. And perhaps act as a carrier with infinite (or just very large) amounts of those laser-egg things.

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Ideas for Cars in Space mod: Watch the Heavy Metal opening track >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KXgFpguE0
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Yes, cool, fast cars in space!!! With rocking combat music and smooth enjoyable music while driving dictionary? space.

Get some weapon strapped on those things or hide them in the headlight or something and you got yourself a cool mod idea.
There's lots of variety for this mod, history is home to many a cool looking car and you can make factions out of different styles or driver philosophies.

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Crazy Frog Racing Mod: Remember that annoying thing? >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNCfHKCZVy8&feature=endscreen&NR=1
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Remember that old game Crazy Frog Racer? You could make a ship out of the little guy, all you would see is a blue frog darting dictionary? space since his ship would be invincible.

For added touch you can make the weapons hidden as well for added effect.

Maybe have big engine trails to make them a little more visible.

Maybe make a fighter wing out of the little bugger.

I can see it now, fighter wings of naked blue annoying frogs racing across the battlefield shooting missiles. So beautiful. :'(

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LEGO Battleships Forever Shipmaker
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Think of the possibilities: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3179.msg46122#msg46122

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Tyrian 2000 mod
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http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3191.msg46415#msg46415
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The original post that started it all.
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Original "Ponies in space?" post for preservation:
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How much hate am I going to get for suggesting a pony mod for starfarer? You know, the friendship is magic kind.

Something along the line of Solar Empire/Lunar Republic.

To bad I don't have the time/skill for this otherwise I would attempt it.

Would be so awesome if I could have something like trixie or twilight sparkle or luna as my character in the game.
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Links so I don't forget.
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Sites I need to remember:
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Community Mini-faction Mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=2129.0
The Hoplites of Corinth: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1219.0
Awesome Mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1998.0
What May Be Safely Written: The Eldest: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=1875.0
Black Guard: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=376.0
Bubble Tanks mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3256.new#new
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http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3195.msg46507#msg46507
Space Babes Mod: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3206.msg46739#msg46739
The Vandal's Shipyard: http://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=3358.0
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« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 03:03:25 AM by Vandala »
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 04:16:54 PM »

*silently judges you*
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 04:17:50 PM »

How much hate am I going to get for suggesting a pony mod for starfarer? You know, the friendship is magic kind.

Something along the line of Solar Empire/Lunar Republic.

To bad I don't have the time/skill for this otherwise I would attempt it.

Would be so awesome if I could have something like trixie or twilight sparkle or luna as my character in the game.


.... nope?

Sorry that was rude. But I hope this never happens. xD
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 04:38:21 PM »

I can't see anyone bringing hate to the ponies. After all, someone's already started doing fruits.
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 04:38:27 PM »

How much hate am I going to get for suggesting a pony mod for starfarer? You know, the friendship is magic kind.

well going what has been posted already.. i think my hate meter has exploded.. so going to say more than you will ever know LOL.

P.S. im not judging you.  :P
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You won't be able to refit fighters and bombers at all. They're designed/balanced around having a particular set of weapons and would be very broken if you could change it. Which ones you pick for your fleet -out of quite a few that are available- is the choice here, not how they're outfitted.

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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2012, 05:14:21 PM »

Oh come on guys, you know it's inevitable. Someday, somehow, it will happen.

And when it does it will be beautiful.

Character portraits of admiral Rarity, empress Celestia, ace Rainbow dash and many more.
Just imaging bright pink ships, or yellow ones.
With cutie marks or course!  :D
Firring friendship beams.

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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2012, 05:17:01 PM »

Asphyxiated ponies in space?
that could work.
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 05:19:25 PM »

rainbow lasers and multi colored engine trails the ballistic weapons should shoot multi colored stars. LMAO.
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You won't be able to refit fighters and bombers at all. They're designed/balanced around having a particular set of weapons and would be very broken if you could change it. Which ones you pick for your fleet -out of quite a few that are available- is the choice here, not how they're outfitted.

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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 05:20:05 PM »

Oh come on guys, you know it's inevitable. Someday, somehow, it will happen.

And when it does it will be beautiful.

Character portraits of admiral Rarity, empress Celestia, ace Rainbow dash and many more.
Just imaging bright pink ships, or yellow ones.
With cutie marks or course!  :D
Firring friendship beams.

Just promise me to keep this madness in a single thread. No viral spam, please.
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 05:21:35 PM »

I tried making a giant Nyancat ship. On a related note. :P Would have been cool.
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 05:48:21 PM »

I promise nothing!

But I probably will anyway.

Just don't understand the hate for it, oh well.

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 05:54:34 PM »

I promise nothing!

But I probably will anyway.

Just don't understand the hate for it, oh well.

I don't hate ponies, in fact I watched the whole first season. I just can't stand all the the spamthreads around the internet that a lot fans of the shows thinks cool, while it's just.. Spam. Just keep this contained.

(sorry if it's bad english, I'm not native and it's getting late)
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »

Adding new captain portraits is actually relatively easy, as detailed here. Just need to crop a picture of your choice and stick it into C:\Program Files\Fractal Softworks\Starfarer\starfarer-core\graphics\portraits.

Ships and factions are a little more of a hassle, but very possible. The first thing needed would be sprites; whether they be original or just re-colours. Me? I'm useless for spriting, but recolouring should be possible with minimal editing skill - it may be best to ask some of the existing spriters on the board for permission to use their work. Make sure to confirm it's all right to alter them as well, as I doubt many come standard with midnight blue/gaudy gold paint jobs and cutie marks on their tail pipes. Altering vanilla ships however should be fairly free game, if I'm not mistaken.
Then, adding (and/or modifying existing) factions will be run of the mill, there are multiple guides on how to handle it. I've been poking around with code myself, so I may be able to help, keeping in mind I'm very new to it. I could imagine swapping Hegemony with the Solar Empire and Tri-Tach with the NLR, some filler ponies for the array of standard pilot portraits...

As for weapons, they're similar to ships but I'm not completely sure - exhaust, however, is currently hardcoded and thus, sadly, cannot be rainbow yet. Saddest of days.

Edit: You know, I may have mid-read the post a little, thought it was more of a how-to question for some reason.
Well, points still stand - you can get pony portraits easily for now to hold you over for an actual mod. I'd been considering this myself, as if it weren't obvious. <w<
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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 06:02:02 PM »

Yeah, kind of working on stuff for another game, I have no time for this myself.

That's why I'm asking, otherwise I would attempt it myself.

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Re: Ponies in space?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 09:15:17 PM »

If ponies will be found in space, I will make sure, that Independent Defense Force... hunts... each... last... one... of... them... and puts their annihilation on top of the highest priority objectives list.
P.S. No offense...
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