Awhile ago I was asked if i could enabled frigates to deployed in Squadrons
After a bit of tinkering i have managed to do just that. I present to you:
Frigate Squad Mod v1.59
This mod will add Frigate Squadrons to the vanilla and DLC races, they have all the firepower and defenses of the standard frigate however they are deployed in Squads, behave like fighters, can dock in carrier bays and have access to fighter weapons. They also have the same weaknesses as they can not be deployed in a no fighter zone.
The “Frigate Squad Mod v1.59.zip” is currently offline as it has triggered the following cease and desist.
Near as i can tell, it seems that the DtecNet team believe that this mod infringes on “The Mod Squad.” - My guess is that they had a bot search for various key words (i.e. “Squad” and “Mod”) and send a Cease and Desist based on those results.
Anyways, I have registered a counter claim (on the 21/12/12) stating that the file in question (Frigate Squad Mod) has nothing to do with any of their clients copy rights. So now I just have to wait until they decide to respond or not.
After a month of waiting and not hearing anything, I sent Mediafire an second counterclaim on this file. This resulted with the Cease and Desist being dropped as the DtecNet team did not respond in the space of 10 days.
While it would have been nice to receive an apology from the DtecNet team for what seems to be a “scorched earth” approach to protecting their clients copyright, i am not going to hold my breath.
That my current guess . . if im right then yeah, its hard coded.
but what if i am wrong ? (which happens, alot)
For example, When i first converted the frigates to fighters they appeared as white squares.
After a bit more poking around and several more failed attempts, i found out how do convert them into fighters by changing the way the game handles them.
Untill such time as Cliff posts a comment and says thats “Yeah, its hard coded.”
I will keep trying weird and crazy ideas untill it works.