Matthew Mu Sung has created this file. (kakzoboy at iname dot com)
A faction inspired by the SF movie Blade Runner
SE: +2 Growth, +1 Police, -2 Planet, -1 Economy, plus Free Hab Complex at each base, May not use Green value in Social Engineering Leader: Mr Rick Deckard
Background: Blade Runner, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
Agenda: Save The Human Race And Retire Replicants
Joseph Balderson has created this file. An alternate Borg faction patch that expands upon the excellent work of Jacob Lee -- the graphics are from Borg v1.2 SE: +3 Probe, +2 Efficiency, -4 Planet, -2 Growth, -2 Research, plus Bases immune to mind control and May not chose Democratic politics Leader: The Borg Queen Background: A powerful civilization of enhanced humanoids from the Delta Quadrant. Agenda: Perfection via total biological, mechanical, and technological integration.
Borg Faction Pack
Borg Faction Pack, whom the author writes was inspired by William Jake Faust's similar creation. SE: +2 Industry, -2 Planet also Advanced comprehensive adaptability eliminates penalties to efficiency. Leader: The Borg Queen Background: A powerful civilization of cybernetically enhanced humanoids. Agenda: Perfection via melding of biological, mechanical, and technological integration.
William Jake Faust has created this file. Yes, a faction based on the infamous cybernetic Borg collective from Star Trek! SE: +2 Growth, +2 Efficiency, -2 Planet, -1 Support Leader: The Borg Queen Background: A powerful civilization of enhanced humanoids from the Delta Quadrant. Agenda: Perfection via melding of biological, mechanical, and technological integration.
Brave New World
Matt Belcher has created this file. A new faction based on the society of Aldous Huxley's dystopian classic, Brave New World. The player plays as Mustapha Mond, World Controller (He looks suspiciously like Huxley himself!) A good, balanced faction with literary merit. SE: +2 Growth, +1 Industry, -1 Research, -1 Efficiency, Free Children Creche at each base Leader: Mustapha Mond Background: Alpha-double-plus, unorthodox scientist turned World Controller Agenda: "Community, Identity, Stability"
Using the latest cloning techniques, Sir Winston Churchill is revived as Britains ambassador on the Unity. He accepts the role and, as soon as his pod lands, he sets about re-establishing the British Empire on Planet. SE: +2 Growth, +2 Police, -1 Efficiency, +1 Economy, +1 Research plus free Children's Creche in every base Leader: PM Winston Churchill Bakcground: United Kingdom of Great Britain, Prime Minister Agenda: Rebuilding the British Empire.
Canadian Faction v4
Lanke & Zicabocachica has created this file. For all you Canadians out there, this is your chance to make planetfall. SE: -1 Efficiency, -1 Police, +1 Research, +1 Support Leader: Blaze Sarkisian Background: PhD in Philosophic Studies, leader of "Social Advancement" political party Agenda: To encourage the growth of humankind
Tin Cow has created this file. With bonus nutrients, minerals, and energy from fungus, planting fungus late in the game can give you a big advantage! SE: +1 Planet, -1 Efficiency, +1 Morale, -2 Police, -2 Probe, also +2 Nutrients, +1 Minerals and +1 Energy in fungus squares Leader: Shaggy Background: Amsterdam, Unity Stoner Agenda: Green Democracy
A quasi-native species. Awesome Centauri capabilities, can build any native lifeform ASAP, but you get socked badly when it comes to research, as well as commerce on non-Fungus squares. SE: +5 Planet, Fanatic, Mind Control immune, +2 everything in fungus square, -2 Commerce, Bases may be up to size 16 w/out hab complex, 100% Bonus for psi combat, Morale modifier +2, free prototypes and research time doubled Leader: A. mindworm Background: native resident of Chiron Agenda: Euqal rights for native species
MMI has created this file. SE: +2 Growth, -3 Planet, +3 Research. Also, Free Biology Lab, Energy Bank and Network Node at each base, May not use Thought Control Policies, Immune to ill effects of Power social choice Leader: Britney Spears Background: Visually perfect woman Agenda: Feminine Superiority
The first faction I ever did. The graphics are better than the specs.
SE: -2 Efficiency, -1 Probe, +2 Moral, +1 Talent for every four citizens, -25% in science, +2
Nutrients in each fongus square, May not use fundamentalism. Leader: General De Gaulle Background: President of the french republic Agenda: To restore the greatness of the France Tech: Applied physics
HR Giger race
Race of biomechanoids, by default set to replace the usurpers and the alien city icons.
Dennis "Raman" Friedel has created this file. Creator's quote: "This faction was generated with the faction editor in SMAC-X and designed around "Ra" as portrayed in the MGM film "Stargate"." SE: +1 Efficiency, -1 Growth, -1 Plane. Also +1 Mineral each fungus square, 125% attack bonus, Steal tech when conquer base, May not use Democratic politics Leader: Amon Ra Background: Egyptologist , star traveler Agenda: World Domination
In this addon the original SMAC factions are replaced with Neon Genesis Evangelion ones. Some graphics, audio and text modified. THe appearance of terrain and some units modified.
New British Empire
Andrew Scott has created this file. A new faction based on a British Empire on Planet, trying to create an empire twice the size as the one that was on Earth. SE: +5 Morale, +5 Economy, +5 Industry Leader: Field Marshal Scott Background: Imperialist, Previous priminister of Great Brittain Agenda: The complete sovereign control of the New British Empire over Chiron
Mark Florence has created this file. Our first user-submitted faction (with the aid of AC Edit). The author is a real fan of the film industry, and this was the inspiration for his design! SE: +1 Industry, +2 Economy Leader: President Gordon "Babe" Silver Background: Hollywood Studio Mogul, Studio Production Manager Agenda: Wealth, Economics
Michael Johnson has created this file. The Shrina nation from Final Fantasy 7. The Morganic Economic faction is turned upside down, ruled by the all powerful Rufus Shinra. This empire's pursuit of greed has led to the creation of an dictatorial organization with no regard for human life. SE: +2 Economy, +2 Police, +1 Commerce, +2 Industry, -2 Planet Leader: CEO Rufus Shinra Background: Former VP now president of Shinra Inc. Agenda: Pro-Industry, Global Domination
Sim City Arcologies
My favourite arcologies from Sim City 2000
Michael Johnson has created this file. "Robots will rule, Humans will be annihilated." - Alpha One SE: +2 Police, +2 Efficiency, -3 Planet, also Starts With Robotic Assembly Plant in each base Leader: Aplha One Background: Super Robot that controls Skynet Agenda: Cyborg Civilization, Humans as Slaves
An anarchist/libertarian faction SE: +2 Growth, -1 Probe, -1 Police, plus Extra Talent and Drone per 3 citizens, Reduced research and hurry costs, Hab Complex needed to grow beyond 6 Population, May not use Thought Control Leader: Miss Smiley Background: Unknown Agenda: To offer all to do what they please The creator comments: "I don't think this is too powerful. As visible, you are obviously discouraged from going to war due to negative probe and police effects."
The Ancients League
Creator's quote: "The Ancients are my attempt at a faction devoted to espionage and diplomatic manuvering. This group should require a little creativity to survive among the more militaristic factions. Their chief weapon is their probe teams and their ability to manipulate and gather information on the their enemies" SE: +3 Probe, +1 Research, -2 Morale, -50% Votes Leader: Commander Dimitri Background: Suspected KGB / CIA double agent Agenda: Intelligence Information Aquisition
The Catholic Church
Stephen Daly has created this file. Creator's quote: "I was inspired by some thread in the forums on Apolyton that complains of the "anti-xtian" slant of Alpha Centauri to create a Roman Catholic faction - so here it is. See if you can lead Pope John Paul III and his disciples to victory from the Vatican on Planet." SE: +1 Growth, +1 Efficiency, -2 Research. Also Gains any tech known to four other infiltrated factions (Papal 'Emissaries'), May not use Cybernetic Society Type, One fewer drone per base (Comfort of Mass) Leader: John Paul III Background: Vatican City Agenda: Convert the faithless
The Dark Side
The Dark Side Faction insipired from Star Wars SE: +1 Morale, +1 Police, +1 Research, -1 Support, -2 Commerce, +50% Psi Combat, extra Drone for every 3 citizens, Probe subversion immunity Leader: Darth Maul Background: Sith Council, Unity Sith Officer Agenda: Imperial Rule, Dark Side of the Force
Christian Herwitz has created this file. SE: +3 Economy, +5 Growth, -2 Police. Also 15% energy interest, Free Energy Bank at every base, Mind control immunity and 150 free energy at start Leader: Prime Pulse Background: Energy scientist-turned energy Agenda: Energistic expansion
The Jedi Knights
Ash Morley has created this file. The classic Jedi Knights from Star Wars. SE: +1 Morale, -1 Poice, +3 Planet, +2 Support, 110% Hurry Costs, +50% Psi Combat +1 Commerce Rate Leader: Master Yoda Background: Jedi Master Agenda: Peace and Justice to all
The Network Node Factions
All factions ever uploaded to the Network Node site
LEADER: Supreme Former Austin Grey
BACKGROUND: U.N. Farmer's Society, Unity Terraforming Director
AGENDA: Terraform Planet into a more hospitable place
TECH: Centauri Ecology, Ecological Engineering, Adv. Ecological Engineering
Terraforming costs halved for Raise/Lower Terrain
+2 EFFICIENCY: Streamlinedproduction facilities
-2 MORALE: Manic depression caused by over-working
-1 PLANET: Obsessive Terraforming of Planet causes ecological disruption
Free RECYCLING TANKS at every base after the discovery of Biogenetics
Starts game with a free Former Unit
May not use GREEN economic social choice.
NOTE: This faction requires the Alien Crossfire Expansion Pack.