So here’s the story: I finished ender’s game and was like ‘this is awesome’. Then I thought that it would be cool if it was in GSB. Then I came up with the idea of a total conversion mod for GSB that is like the training grounds.
This could definitely be done. It would break the best known modding rule: Don’t touch core files. But the point of Training Total Conversion Mod would be to make something with a completely new feel: Instead of being a fleet commander, you are still in Command School or whatever you want to call it on the holographic simulators.
This would have many changes, and a lot of the ideas came from Ender’s Game. Like:
The maps are holographic scenarios
The ships and turrets are holograms too.
The races are more like teams, so federation could be like ‘Buffalo Team’ or something.
the fx are more ‘logical’ than tactical, for example instead of the radiation effect a little radiation symbol.
The GUI could even be changed, they are all .png files in bitmaps/ui, easy to change
I did a little experimenting:
The great thing is that since it is mostly modding the graphics it is completely compatible with anything, as none of the file names are changed. So there could be a Vanilla version, tribe version, etc.
This is an idea, it would take like the whole modding community (Exaggerating :P) or at least a couple people. But it would be cool, imo. Just speak your mind too.
EDIT: I tested the altered GUI: