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Title: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 17, 2022, 06:59:42 AM
Prologue: I was sitting on my bathroom throne and I was pondering what could I improve on this game to make life a better place in the Universe? And then my light bulb sparked on (there was no power in the house so I was doing all of this in the darkness) - and there was light! I give you all my handmade faction flags so you can be happy and destroy everything in sight while having pretty pictures to look at.



Download here:
(https://modelinphotography.com/mods/starsector/scf/lib/scf_download.png) (https://modelinphotography.com/mods/starsector/scf/scf.rar)


If you want the SGV files to have some fun and improve upon my designs, click the icon bellow to download:

(https://modelinphotography.com/mods/starsector/scf/lib/scf_raw_download.png) (https://modelinphotography.com/mods/starsector/scf/scf_raw.rar)



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Update 1:
The SGV is very messy as I did not bother to organize, since InkScape is a pain when it comes to layer management. I have organized the SGV a bit better so you guys can navigate it easier and because my OCD was screaming at me, but I did not bother to name stuff because.. I have a girlfriend! I decided to split all the flags into individual SGV files and make them better organized and happy. If you have it in your heart and you do use my designs, please throw a little credit my way, or at the very least take a lighten candle at 3 am in the middle of the woods and sacrifice some chocolate in the name of Nyarlathotep, son of Azathoth, while chanting: "IƤ Hastur cf'ayak'vulgtmm, vugtlagln vulgtmm". Bless your corrupted heart!

Update 2: Added 2 new flag factions (Ko-Combine and Ai Remnant) and edited the black-market image. For the black-market, since it is not a faction and is rather part of the colonies, I decided to use a sweet background image (author credits are in the files).

Update 3: Added flags for lowtech, midline, hightech and modified the hegemony and tritachion ones a bit! Three more minor factions left and I am done with the flags!

Update 4: I have finally finished my journey with the main faction flags. I added the Player Flag, Mbaye Gogol, The Domain Explorarium and The Domain of Man. Now begins my epic journey into the player colony flags, so be on the watch for that as well!

Update 5: I have completed the player flags (with the raw files, bla bla bla, you know the lyrics by now), have fun!
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Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Great Wound on April 17, 2022, 07:14:05 AM
That's a damn good job you did there! I'm tempted to replace Vanillas with 'em.

Any plans to do renditions for the minor factions, Domain, Remnant, Explorarium,  KoC, Mbaye-Gogle, Eridani. They already have vanilla flags but not in your style. And not while you're on the throne...
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 17, 2022, 07:19:48 AM
That's a damn good job you did there! I'm tempted to replace Vanillas with 'em.

Any plans to do renditions for the minor factions, Domain, Remnant, Explorarium,  KoC, Mbaye-Gogle, Eridani. They already have vanilla flags but not in your style. And not while you're on the throne...

Thank you!

To be honest I haven't even noticed the other flags in the game, I just know they were there in the game file, so I'm not really sure how to approach those and what "personality" to give them. Maybe when the vanilla makes them more visible I can revisit them in more detail :)
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Great Wound on April 17, 2022, 07:31:53 AM
I'm not really sure how to approach those and what "personality" to give them. Maybe when the vanilla makes them more visible I can revisit them in more detail :)

You could always make up your own personality or flick Alex a message, he recently updated their art so he must have something in mind...

Shamelessly dirty plug:
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Alternatively, there's always my KoC (https://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=23393.0) you could cater for...  ;D
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Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 17, 2022, 07:34:24 AM
Fiiiiine, I will invent some nice flags in the near future for the minor factions ^__^

The things i do for you guys! You better bring flowers at my funeral.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Algoul on April 17, 2022, 02:13:12 PM
INSTANT INSTALL.

Man, your design is perfect, some of most popular mods needs same redesign
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: caiodrago on April 17, 2022, 07:48:00 PM
I've made a forum account just to give you props bud, great work you did here and I hope you expand on it!
Thank you so much!

I don't know if it'll fit in with other mod's factions but *** it, these look to good to pass up on haha.

I'll definitely be throwing Nyarlathotep some chocolate, eldritch horrors make for the best homies  8) (I definitely get some cosmic horror vibes from your luddic path/church banners, and I love it)
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 17, 2022, 10:37:36 PM
INSTANT INSTALL.

Man, your design is perfect, some of most popular mods needs same redesign

That's why I make my working material available, so others can be inspired and incorporate some new techniques under their bellies!

I've made a forum account just to give you props bud, great work you did here and I hope you expand on it!
Thank you so much!

I don't know if it'll fit in with other mod's factions but *** it, these look to good to pass up on haha.

I'll definitely be throwing Nyarlathotep some chocolate, eldritch horrors make for the best homies  8) (I definitely get some cosmic horror vibes from your luddic path/church banners, and I love it)

Welcome to the wild party. I am already working on expanding the minor factions, but I still need a bit of time to make my artistic wheels go into maximum gear! From what I have seen, other mod developers put a bit of effort in their designs as well, so it should be fine :)

Thank you guys, you are all epic!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 18, 2022, 04:16:33 AM
I'm not really sure how to approach those and what "personality" to give them. Maybe when the vanilla makes them more visible I can revisit them in more detail :)

You could always make up your own personality or flick Alex a message, he recently updated their art so he must have something in mind...

Shamelessly dirty plug:
Spoiler
Alternatively, there's always my KoC (https://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=23393.0) you could cater for...  ;D
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After reading a bit about the koc faction, it seems they are just a profitable manufacturer that used to be part of the Dominion before its downfall. So this is the best I could come up with:
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 18, 2022, 04:42:00 AM
I also added a cool new AI flag!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 18, 2022, 04:42:45 AM
Ups, I mean this AI Flag! The AI from the previous post is too advanced for our life time!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: caiodrago on April 18, 2022, 12:30:20 PM
Yeeeees!

Did you add 'em to the download folder? keep it up your madlad  8)
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 18, 2022, 10:11:07 PM
Yeeeees!

Did you add 'em to the download folder? keep it up your madlad  8)
Yes, I will do the rest in the following days as I am getting a bit overwhelmed with real life work, but you shall catch them all!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Mira Lendin on April 18, 2022, 11:01:58 PM
I looked at the title and expected changes to factions and/or new factions, then i realized it's just some flags, kinda disappointed, you should say it's only flags in the title.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Kakroom on April 18, 2022, 11:24:52 PM
Ups, I mean this AI Flag! The AI from the above post is too advanced for our life time!

it's perfect
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Factions - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 19, 2022, 12:14:01 AM
I looked at the title and expected changes to factions and/or new factions, then i realized it's just some flags, kinda disappointed, you should say it's only flags in the title.
Point taken and title changed! Thanks for the nice feedback.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Wispborne on April 19, 2022, 08:27:53 AM
As the maker of a mod manager that has to parse versions from mod_info.json, I hate you.
As a player of the game, I love you, these are wonderful.

My only bit of feedback (and I'll probably just make a personal edit since you were kind enough to provide the files) is that the Hegemony losing their orange makes their flag much harder to recognize at a glance when it's tiny.
When flags are small, their color is the primary way to discern them.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 19, 2022, 09:13:34 AM
As the maker of a mod manager that has to parse versions from mod_info.json, I hate you.
As a player of the game, I love you, these are wonderful.

My only bit of feedback (and I'll probably just make a personal edit since you were kind enough to provide the files) is that the Hegemony losing their orange makes their flag much harder to recognize at a glance when it's tiny.
When flags are small, their color is the primary way to discern them.
Oh, I'm sorry I made you sad. I am not really a technical person, and I'm not all that great with code. If there is something I can do better to help you out with your management, I am open to feedback and guidance.

As for the color, yeah, I get what you mean, although I never liked the fact that the faction is orange in the first place due to how close it is to the yellow of the Persan Legion. In my opinion they could have been a dark green or something, but that's just my take on it. Of course, I do not mind if you want to fork my work and put your own details in the designs. I have to admit that it was the first flag I made so I plaid with a lot of elements before I settled on this version and I really didn't find a "way" to make the orange color stick to it, in order to satisfy my mental itches.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Wispborne on April 19, 2022, 10:49:17 PM
Oh, I'm sorry I made you sad. I am not really a technical person, and I'm not all that great with code. If there is something I can do better to help you out with your management, I am open to feedback and guidance.

As for the color, yeah, I get what you mean, although I never liked the fact that the faction is orange in the first place due to how close it is to the yellow of the Persan Legion. In my opinion they could have been a dark green or something, but that's just my take on it. Of course, I do not mind if you want to fork my work and put your own details in the designs. I have to admit that it was the first flag I made so I plaid with a lot of elements before I settled on this version and I really didn't find a "way" to make the orange color stick to it, in order to satisfy my mental itches.

The mod is great, and I certainly don't want to make extra work for you. You didn't make any extra work for me, either.
What I was referring to was that the version is "version":" $_$", which would have messed up earlier versions of my manager but I've grown wiser since then :D and it works just fine.

Here are my eye-melting recolors: https://imgur.com/a/D6BAO8F (https://imgur.com/a/D6BAO8F). Not better (worse, in fact), just closer to vanilla.
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 19, 2022, 10:58:16 PM
Oh, I'm sorry I made you sad. I am not really a technical person, and I'm not all that great with code. If there is something I can do better to help you out with your management, I am open to feedback and guidance.

As for the color, yeah, I get what you mean, although I never liked the fact that the faction is orange in the first place due to how close it is to the yellow of the Persan Legion. In my opinion they could have been a dark green or something, but that's just my take on it. Of course, I do not mind if you want to fork my work and put your own details in the designs. I have to admit that it was the first flag I made so I plaid with a lot of elements before I settled on this version and I really didn't find a "way" to make the orange color stick to it, in order to satisfy my mental itches.

The mod is great, and I certainly don't want to make extra work for you. You didn't make any extra work for me, either.
What I was referring to was that the version is "version":" $_$", which would have messed up earlier versions of my manager but I've grown wiser since then :D and it works just fine.

Here are my eye-melting recolors: https://imgur.com/a/D6BAO8F (https://imgur.com/a/D6BAO8F). Not better (worse, in fact), just closer to vanilla.
My eyes.. my eyes.. I love it :D - I shall probably make an alternative based on your recommendations in the next update, so people can switch between those if they like.

Ah, I see, well I will make sure to write numbers in the versions from now on since I see that actually has a use and it's not just eye-candy!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 20, 2022, 11:02:14 AM
After studying the orange hegemony for hours and thinking of why the measurement issue in quantum mechanics can't be sorted out, I have came up with a solution!
This shall be in the next update, so stay tuned, because I have 2 more icons to work on these days before I release the beast!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 20, 2022, 11:42:11 PM
Freaking Image limits, here is the Lowtech
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 20, 2022, 11:42:49 PM
Midline, which I am not yet super happy with, but it's the best I could tinker at the moment!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 20, 2022, 11:43:17 PM
And ze hightech stuffy!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 21, 2022, 11:52:00 AM
I just release a new mod called: Out of Place Characters (https://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=24483.0)
Hope you enjoy it <3
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 23, 2022, 03:45:22 AM
The Domain of Man: I was going for something more highly technological and a little bit resembling the Tesseract ships. Hope you guys like it, it shall be in the next update!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: travhill20 on April 25, 2022, 09:47:56 PM
these are glorious. beautiful work!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 25, 2022, 10:34:53 PM
these are glorious. beautiful work!
Thank you awesome stranger! You rock and have a super amazing day ahead of you full of adventures!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 26, 2022, 12:16:37 AM
The Domain Explorarium flag. I have one more flag to do and then the next update will roll in. Hold Tight and Snuggly!

To give a better insight. The Explorarium is the faction that expanded the Domain of Man, hence why it looks more armored and rough, and the red tint is meant to have in common with the Domain flag the symbolism of the Rising Sun!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 29, 2022, 04:06:05 AM
Mbaye Gogol: Now these guys were screaming Commerce, and what better hologram symbol than a freaking Viking Commerce faction that its whereabouts are unknown!?


I found out there is one more flag to do, and that is the default player flag. When I am done with that I will roll the new release! Henjoy!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on April 30, 2022, 01:05:17 AM
And, here is the player flag as promised! I tried not to make anything fancy but elegant enough, as you start as a scrub at the bottom of the universe, so you need to earn your living before you make your brand shine like a super nova in the eyes of your enemies!

I have updated the mod files and the raw files for you guys. And yes, I have taken the time to even organize them this time so they are easier to edit! Have a super wonderful day!

Oh, I almost forgot! I will plan to expand on the player colony faction flags in the near future so I can do close variants to the main factions in case you desire to affiliate with one of them and be a minion sub-branch of their evil corporate entities! Cheers!

Ah, and I am also (sloooowly) developing a nice mod for sounds, alerts and other small tweaks to improve the game experience. Start being excited :D
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 07, 2022, 05:41:12 PM
I have dropped a new mod: https://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=24579.0

Check it out before it's hot!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 15, 2022, 02:14:40 AM
I have been crowded with real life work and stuff, but I did not forget about you guys, I am currently working on the player flags, but I do not have an ETA.. might take a month or might take a 100 years, only time will tell! Until then, here is a little taste of what I got so far!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 15, 2022, 02:15:18 AM
And here are the sub-variants of the dominion flags
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 15, 2022, 02:15:36 AM
.. and this
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 15, 2022, 02:16:08 AM
And this shall be my little trademark for the Blood Moon Fox player flag!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Wispborne on May 15, 2022, 08:22:37 AM
Thanks again for these, I've been slowly spreading news of them on the USC Discord server. Multumim!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 15, 2022, 08:28:18 AM
Thanks again for these, I've been slowly spreading news of them on the USC Discord server. Multumim!
Oh, mega thanks! Btw, you can try to test it out with my other mod: https://fractalsoftworks.com/forum/index.php?topic=24579.0
I enhanced some visual and sound aspects of the game to make it more reactive to the player. Hope you enjoy ^___^
Have an amazing day!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 16, 2022, 09:56:58 PM
The Hegemony variant flag for the player, I went with a black hole behind the Aquila bird to make it a bit more distinct but also not to revolve too far from the initial flag. The Aurel symbolizes the Roman influence type of power that the Hegemony has, based on the Lore of the game!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 18, 2022, 02:08:17 PM
Thought of trying something a bit different for the Independent player flag variant :)
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 19, 2022, 11:40:32 AM
And another weird one  :o At the moment these are in draft mode, so I will retouch them where I see fit before release ^__^
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 21, 2022, 04:11:39 AM
Church and Path player flags, nothing too fancy!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 21, 2022, 04:13:04 AM
With this one I was aiming for Odin and got an one eye-patch Santa with a Terminator look. I like it.. Picasso!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 22, 2022, 01:03:36 AM
A few more updates! These are still in Draft mode, so they might be improved or changed before release. Still have to deal with the Pirate variant flag for the player, which might take some time! :)
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 22, 2022, 01:54:43 AM
And the pirate variant. I will work on them more next week, I have some stuff to do in real life until then.. got to go.. bye ^__^
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 27, 2022, 02:52:02 PM
Tiny Update to the Diktat variant of the player flag! I made a cute Anubis something something, and to be honest I made it look cool by a happy mistake. :)
Will work on the other ones tomorrow most likely, and hopefully by Monday I will roll in the new release!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 28, 2022, 04:12:22 AM
The preview for the Persean League variant
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 28, 2022, 02:08:06 PM
Ko-Combine player Variant preview
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 28, 2022, 02:48:33 PM
And TriTachion variant..
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 28, 2022, 03:24:11 PM
Ok my little kiddos, I have unleashed the beast, the early present is in.. go fetch the update, be happy and prosper!
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on May 28, 2022, 10:51:30 PM
Most likely this is not the end of this mod as there are some factions that are in the lore but not present in the game (or the game files at the moment), so when future version releases of the game will bring them forth I shall pounce back to tackle the new challenges. Until then I wish you all the best and don't forget to smile ^__^
Title: Re: [0.95.1a] Super Cool Faction Flags - get them while they are hot!
Post by: Foxy on June 03, 2022, 01:08:58 PM
Some in-house cleaning and updating the download buttons and hiding all the dead rats under the carp.. nvm.. catch you all later!