Can you expand on this comment: for the different types of maps are you referring to different types of environments (such as ice/ snow or jungle/ forest), or are you referring to different texture files (such as for rainfall levels or different colors for fungus)?Originally posted by Mellian
currently in the process of creating a high resolution Chiron map on Photoshop with different layers categories for different type of maps.
Maybe a mass driver on Nessus (a la Ian Douglas’s “Star Corps” where a moon is defended by an ancient mass driver. Link )? Say the mass driver on Nessus is automated to fire on any spacecraft not transmitting the correct codes, and so of course it fires on the Unity.Originally posted by Mellian
When UNS Unity arrives to the Alpha Centauri binary system disaster is struck. It unsure what happened, but something struck the ship, causing a lot of damage. With information on hand and sense of urgency, write up as some kind of meteor impact, in reality being an ancient alien sentry defense drones.
Why? Are you planning to develop a corresponding unit here?Originally posted by Mellian
There is also some shuttle bays allowing unity to carry 5 Jumbo Shuttles.
I think a better tack would be to say that there are enough supplies to explore an entire world, and then to upgrade/ diversify the units in the #UNITS section of the alphax.txt file correspondingly.Originally posted by Mellian
Also happens to be some armouries to equip entire regiment of UN peacekeepers sent a long with the colonists.
Are you planning on replacing the NL with these aliens?Originally posted by Mellian
primitive alien humanoid native race later discovered to have psionic abilities,
Note that wgabrie previously did some work in this area (Link), most notably replacing the UNS Unity wreckage with an ancient abandoned alien city.Originally posted by Mellian
ancient ruins of ancient alien civilization or colony attempt, ancient alien shipwreck suggesting the natives do not originate from this world
Also, as far as the ancient alien shipwreck is concerned: what landmark are you planning to replace with this?
Anyways, I think I can help out by contributing ideas/ concepts to your backstory, and helping with new faction development. I can also help significantly with updating the alphax.txt file.
I probably would not be interested in participating in a co-op type game, but would definately be interested in following how it plays out.
I am also extremely interested in your graphics mods: it does sound very interesting to me, as most of the scenarios I generate take place on other worlds, and so if I had more texture files available I could simulate this concept better.
One thing I noticed you haven’t addressed yet is the Interludes: are you planning to address this as well?