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EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:37:25 AM »

EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon Mod
An abandoned relic from the days of orbital mining. Many lie dormant above lost planets, their fusion cores keeping them powered for a thousand years.

Before the time of atomic material restructuring, all metals and materials were processed from raw ore. Earth crackers were the answer to ravenous galactic expansion. These massive satellites were assembled on transit to a planet or moon. Positioning themselves in orbit, their fusion cutting beam would tear through miles of rock, cutting enormous pieces from its surface that would be pulled up to orbit by tractor winches. Some ran continuously for centuries until newer methods replaced them. Too large to move and expensive to disassemble, many were deserted and forgotten.

Knowledge of their existence is kept alive by the stories told of ships who unknowingly approach arrays of dormant crackers, never to be heard of again.

Changelog:
Code
EarthCracker v1.15:
-mission Forsaken Relics 2 added
-descriptions additional lore

EarthCracker v1.1:
-mission Forsaken Relics added
-balance changes

EarthCracker v1.0:
-Cracker main weapon
-Cracker platform
-Old-tech Asteroid PD
-descriptions for all items


Installation:
1. Extract files to Starfarer\mods folder
2. Cut & paste forsakenrelics mission folder to Starfarer\starfarer-core\data\missions folder
3. Add "forsakenrelics" to mission_list.csv in Starfarer\starfarer-core\data\missions folder

!!IMPORTANT!! Steps 2 and 3 are vital to avoid loading error.
I'm looking into why this occurs, but until it's solved, these steps are necessary for the game to load properly.

You can also edit your save file to use it in the campaign.


Download EarthCracker v1.15:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/66999462/earthCrackerMod_v1_1_5.rar

Mirror:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gyxltterv6lnwol

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« Last Edit: April 02, 2012, 04:35:29 AM by keptin »
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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Weapon
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 08:39:37 AM »

I NEED to try this. xD
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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Weapon
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 08:43:50 AM »

Oh god.
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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 09:15:25 AM »

All I have to say is CEC, Dead space ;)
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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 01:20:40 PM »

All I have to say is CEC, Dead space ;)


Aww yeah....  8)

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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 02:05:21 PM »

So where exactly is the station folder? I just cant seem to find stations, that or I am seriously just overlooking it.
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Re: Earth Cracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 02:12:57 PM »

This video (@ 20:00) shows you how to import ships using the method above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=r4K7S34ShSw#t=1202s

The ship ID is EC_earthCrackerOrbital
The weapon IDs are EC_earthcracker and EC_pdlaserCracker
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 02:17:30 PM by keptin »
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Re: EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 10:23:19 PM »

EarthCracker v1.1 posted.  Includes mission Forsaken Relics.  Forsaken Relics 2 in the works--where the real fun begins.

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Re: EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 11:02:26 PM »

Dude. Sweet.

That is all.
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Re: EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 11:10:48 PM »

Are you just messing around with the raws in order to get that super blast or did you make custom graphics of it?

Can I have either of them?

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Re: EarthCracker: Orbital Superweapon
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 12:05:42 AM »

Just messing with beam width, texture speed, beam speed, etc.  At some point I might make a high resolution beam fx texture and custom sounds.

EarthCracker v1.15 posted, includes mission Forsaken Relics 2 (where you take control  ;D).  I don't have much time to play test, so any constructive feedback is appreciated.