When creating new ships, what size should the actual picture be, what’s the average fighter/frigate/cruiser sizes, and how should I format hulks and stuff?
If you are making run-of-the-mill ships that are similar in size to the vanilla - an image size of 512x512 is perfect. However if your ship size is going to be somewhat larger, then I suggest you should increase the size.
I dont quite understand what you mean by format for hulks and stuff.
- The extension is a .dds file
- I would suggest you have a look at the way that the vanilla ships are put together. That will give you a good starting point
Thanks, regarding the hulks: I saw the fighters need to be specifically arranged. Do cruisers need to as well?
Nope, one hulk file per ship . . .