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Postby dedonta » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:33 pm

After the discussion of the Armada 2 mods I started looking around for other mods/games. Stumbled onto this one...anyone ever try it out? I tried downloading it but I keep getting an error when I go to run the setup. Anyone know of any other mods for games other than Armada 2?
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Postby dedonta » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:34 pm

oops...heres the link....
http://ifh.firstones.com/
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Postby emperorpenguin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:41 pm

there's a Homeworld mod

http://www.b5mods.com/
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:42 pm

a WIP X3 mod:

http://b5.hc-gamer.de/

I found her should be on the net somewhere, try to google it.

A cool mod for Nexus (seems to be discontinued though):

http://b5col.firstones.com/

there are mods for homeworld 1&2, Armada 1, and freespace 2; you can look up firstones.com or google them if you can´t find it there
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Postby Shallowain » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:43 pm

I could install it (was quite hard work) but it never really worked, I never figured out why. I'll try it in the future again, when there is a new major release.

But you might try this: http://babylon.hard-light.net/. It is based on the freespace 2 engine and looks not bad. Its also difficult to install.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index. ... ic=39708.0
This thread describes the steps needed to properly install it. I needed to try it 3 times till it worked.

If you get to the error where you need to extract the "ships.tbl", send me a pm, I still have it saved seperately.


//EDIT: This project only gives the base engine and graphics, missions and campaigns have to be downloaded seperately
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:47 pm

Oh, about IFH: It´s pretty cool, a well done starfury sim, but it´s a hell to control the fighter, and don´t even think about getting lost in hyperspace... :?
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Postby dedonta » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:48 pm

MustEatBrains wrote:a WIP X3 mod:

http://b5.hc-gamer.de/

I found her should be on the net somewhere, try to google it.

A cool mod for Nexus (seems to be discontinued though):

http://b5col.firstones.com/

there are mods for homeworld 1&2, Armada 1, and freespace 2; you can look up firstones.com or google them if you can´t find it there
anyone have a link for the Armada 1 mod? I own that one :)
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:51 pm

Google has! :D There was a link on firstones.com, but I think that one no longer works.

The mod is really good, not quite as many fleets as with Armada 2, but still fun - they have added sound files from the series (+ Crusade) to the ships (Vorlon transports telling you that "you have forgotten something" are fun! :D )

It was a bit unbalanced though; EA was WAY too strong from midgame on. But they had a nice hyperion variant, the Midwinter class. Vorlons were part of the Minabri tech tree, I think shadows were with the Centauri

Should you find the link, please post it - I think I would like to play that one again.

Oh, did I mention that you could blow up planets?
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:53 pm

I've Found Her is pretty awesome but also pretty hard. Very realistic.

The Homeworld mod is for Homeworld one, not the sequel, which annoys me a lot...
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:57 pm

Lord David the Denied wrote:I've Found Her is pretty awesome but also pretty hard. Very realistic.

The Homeworld mod is for Homeworld one, not the sequel, which annoys me a lot...
There was a Homeworld 2 in progress though - but maybe that was discontinued?

IFH is ore realistic than even the series was - on screen Starfuries could change direction quickly by turning on the spot; they didn´t just fly backwarsd into the same direction as before... :roll:
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Postby Lord David the Denied » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:58 pm

Actually they did...
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:00 pm

Lord David the Denied wrote:Actually they did...
But they could choose not to! :wink: But yes, you´re right - doing an attack run in a turned around Fury like in the series was cool, #i now remember that one
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Postby dedonta » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:19 pm

ok...now to figure out how it works...I'm assuming you unpackage it all in the armada folder? any suggestions?
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:58 pm

There should be a readme, and I think an install.exe. If not, just extract it into the folder; it should work (somehow)
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Postby dedonta » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:59 pm

i just unzpped it all to the folder and it seemed to work. its a bit buggy..froze at end of game (had to surrender because after killing all the earthers it didn't end)...but pretty cool...you only get shadow/drakh, minbari/vorlon, isa and ea. wish the centauri and narn were in there too.
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Postby MustEatBrains » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:39 pm

This is cute, just realised how old that mod really is after reading the last sentence of the readme:
Thank you for spending all night downloading BABLYON 5: Armada, and remember, if for for Diern~Shaw, this mod would be over 50 megs ZIPPED!!!!!!!! You'd be downloading all night
Oh my, I´m feeling terribly old at the moment... :roll:
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Postby dedonta » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:27 am

lol...that is funny!!
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Postby MustEatBrains » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:54 am

Oh, before applying the patch, you should first patch Armada to 1.2; the patch is on the same page as the mod. That should help with some of the bugs...
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