"Galactic Forge" map mod (AMoC)

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"Galactic Forge" map mod (AMoC)

Post by Eleahen » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:48 am

The purpose of this mod is only to provide you with different maps shapes.

This mod tweaks parameters of 4 existing maps: Rift, Cluster, Globular Clusters and Galactic Collision.

Probably you can use this mod and be able to play MP but this needs to be tested. Anyways you can save your game, remove the mod and load game in MP.

This mod is incompatible with Separate Spirals mod by erdrik.


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    Rift Inverted

    Map looks differently based on number of stars you set.
    With larger number of stars two sides will intersect and create volume with double density of stars.

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    Star Streams

    Based on the Clusters this map will provide mostly "expand-in-one-direction" experience. Not recommended for Hiver players. :)

    Originally I tried to design this map as thick branches of stars by making clusters bordering each other so there were no gaps between them.
    I tinkered with this map until I discovered that Globular Clusters uses the same parameters and I switched to making Chaos Clusters from that point.
    Unfortunately that broke both look and feel in Star Streams.
    If anyone interested I can make another .gob file with optimized settings.

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    Galactic Flower

    I changed the angle between galaxies in Galactic Collision map to 180 degrees and placed them one on top of the other.
    Resulting galaxies would be in parallel planes but will be swirled in the opposite directions.

    The most interesting feature here is crossing arms. The landscape on the edges of the map is unique.

    Due to game's star generation this map will take it's shape only on 95+ star counts since most stars would be in the central part.
    However I got rid of the double density cluster in the core.

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    Chaos Clusters

    The gem of this pack. :)
    Take Globular Clusters map. Make those clusters smaller, increase their number and make distances between them also small.
    You'll get a map with very rich landscape.
    Have Fun! :D

DOWNLOAD v0.11 (updated on 16.01.2009)



Installation instructions:

Place Galactic_Forge.gob in your SotS:AMoC directory and modify sots.ini file so it would look like that:

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[Modules]
Mount1=Galactic_Forge.gob
Mount1=sots_local_en.gob
Mount2=sots.gob
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Post by erdrik » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:53 pm

interesting ... I am most interested in the Chaos Clusters.
How exactly are they oriented? (I don't have SotS installed at the moment :( )

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Post by zanzibar196 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:41 pm

I would prefer to wait until the next update, so I don't lose any existing maps, and can play them multi-player with people that haven't downloaded them yet... :D
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Post by Eleahen » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:57 am

erdrik wrote:interesting ... I am most interested in the Chaos Clusters.
How exactly are they oriented? (I don't have SotS installed at the moment :( )

This one and Galactic Flower are the main purpose of the pack. ;)

Chaos Clusters uses Globular Clusters as a base. I reduced number of stars per cluster and reduced distances between clusters themselves. That's all. :)

zanzibar196 wrote:I would prefer to wait until the next update, so I don't lose any existing maps, and can play them multi-player with people that haven't downloaded them yet... :D

You can start and save the game on turn 1.
Remove the mod and load the game in MP. Possibly this would work. ;) (EDIT: game loads successfully without the mod)

And to make things clear - you won't be able to tweak star counts in the custom maps on the fly. They would rather come in packs: "Hollow Cube 40", "Hollow Cube 80", "Hollow Cube 120" etc.

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Re: "Galactic Forge" map pack

Post by Eleahen » Mon May 12, 2008 12:36 am

Noticed some folks playing the maps from this pack in the recent couple of weeks. :)

Any comments?

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Re: "Galactic Forge" map pack

Post by Baleur » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:27 am

Dude, any chance you'll update this to work properly with AMOC's & its latest patch? Currently it removes the morrigi (lul i cant spell) strings and the barbell and other galaxy name too.

Also, would it be possible to upload a .zip of this mod, in a non-gob format? Like to let me add them in Data/Blahblah and being able to manually tweak em?
I do love most of them, especially the starstream and chaos clusters, but i dont like the inverted rift nor the galaxy flower =P So i thought if it was separated, i could just remove the ones i didnt like and so on.

Thanks.

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Re: "Galactic Forge" map pack

Post by Eleahen » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:53 am

Sure. :)

First post updated.

Here's a zip file:
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Re: "Galactic Forge" map mod (AMoC)

Post by Baleur » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:53 pm

It works it works :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Quick reply :)

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Re: "Galactic Forge" map mod (AMoC)

Post by zanzibar196 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:52 am

Is this mod multiplayer friendly??
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Re: "Galactic Forge" map mod (AMoC)

Post by Eleahen » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:58 am

Should be.

Regardless, you can remove this mod after creating a game as it affects only initial map generation.

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