Ladies and gentlebeings of the GSB forums, I hereby announce my current big modding project:
[size=200]The Antares Expanse[/size]
The Antares Expanse is a stretch of the GSB universe that is out of the way, difficult to get to, and generally uninteresting to the Great Powers and their ilk. But recently, spacefaring races have ventured out of the Expanse into the larger universe, drawing attention that may or may not prove to be hazardous to their health.
This is a pack including the following:
–> Five new races
–> 40 new hulls
–> 231 new modules (including racial and new vanilla modules)
–> 10 new scenarios (including at least one survival mission)
[Author’s Note: These numbers are approximate and will be updated as progress on the mod continues.]
I have drawn inspiration from a large number of sources, though much of what appears will be translated through the cracked lens of my own mental faculties. Award yourself 5 bonus points (and take a drink, if you are so inclined) each time you identify an homage or shout-out contained within the Expanse.
At the moment the mod consists largely of ship sprites and high concept. But work is proceeding apace and I will put updates here as frequently as makes sense.
[size=125]CURRENT VERSION[/size] (effective 2013-07-06): Beta Release v0.5 currently available here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/dr1q80rrol8dosu/The_Antares_Expanse_Beta_Release_v0.5.zip
“But wait!” I hear you cry. “Is that all you’re going to tell us?” Never fear, my faithful friends, but instead look below for enlightenment…
EDIT: New Antares material!!!
Starting with version 0.6, the Antares Expanse departs from the everyday technology used by the rest of the GSB universe and reveals the shared gadgets the Arcadians, Corannans, Xaan, Soros and Savants use at home. The progress log below shows how well that effort is moving along.
[size=150]Progress Log - Antares Vanilla Tech[/size]
Turrets: Turret Mapping 100%; Coding 100%
Modules: Sprites 100%; Coding 100%