The time of Diplomacy is over. The length of the war and differing opinions on what should be done to bring the war to an end has led to a splintering of the groups involved. The controlling powers-that-be have depleted arsenals and seemed to have exhausted all efforts of diplomacy. Trapped in a stalemate, sub-factions have rebelled and broken off the main alignments. Rebellion is upon us.

A full-fledged expansion to the original, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion draws you even deeper into the galactic struggle for supremacy with appealing new factions, terrifyingly cool new ships of all sizes, enhanced lighting and particle effects for increased visual pleasure and all-new victory conditions.

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About Sins of the Prophets with 11 comments by Unikraken on Apr 25th, 2015

Greetings,
In this news update we answer the best questions posted by the community. We address concerns about balance, research, art assets, as well as the future of the mod.

Guest wrote:When will the next update come out?

When we're satisfied with the work we've done, the playtesters are satisfied with the balance and gameplay, and the build is stable. We don't give out release dates, even guestimate time periods. We mod for fun and posted release dates adds pressure and stress while siphoning some of the fun out of it. We even often miss internal release dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Unfortunately, modding is not very stable work.

Aaron wrote:Will there be a map released that will cover the entirety of the Human-Covenant War?

While we are working on improving existing maps and creating more maps we try very hard not to deliberately break the mod. Maps that large would crash often and we feel it would be setting you up for failure and ensuring negative experiences for new fans. It's just not solid business sense to include something that we know would cause crashes. However, if anyone feels like we're lacking in maps feel free to download the map creation tool and make us some maps, post them on the forums to be tested, and if they pass muster they may make it into the mod!

Josh wrote:Will you plan on ever adding playable subfactions like the Insurrectionists, SoS or the Remnant?

No. Adding more minor factions only increases the load on an already old and technologically outdated game. SoaSE is 32 bit, can only use a single processor core, and crashes upon reaching 2 Gb of used RAM. The LAA software we include with the mod only really ensures no other programs are intruding on that saved 2 Gb of space. We give you human and Covenant factions, you decide what they are, who they are, and what motivates them.

Matt wrote:Will you be adding heroes into the game?

We have plans for random events where ships from the lore from your faction will jump into the system that you will be able to control. They'll be powerful compared to the standard version of that class, but not game breakingly powerful. They'll die if used poorly or just overwhelmed. Halo is thematically built on stories of sacrifice and we don't want to keep you from experiencing your very own stories of that nature. Likely ships include the Everest, Spirit of Fire, Pious Inquisitor, and Shadow of Intent. Possibly more.

Kheenan wrote:Please let the Flood be a playable faction?

While the Flood will never be a playable faction in our mod, our sister mod Homefront intends on adding them as a playable faction after they finish up the UNSC and Covenant. Likely artist will be the one who made our current Flood Carrier, and so our Flood mechanic will have more ship classes and you'll be able to enjoy controlling Flood ships on the Homeworld Remastered mod.

alexandercorcoran wrote:(Paraphrased) Are you going to be adding any of the post Covenant War ships to the mod?

The only UNSC ships we currently plan on adding to the mod are the Infinity and Strident. We've been pretty vocal that we feel 343 missed the UNSC aesthetic with a lot of the UNSC ships they've shown in that era, especially the North Korean knockoff of our Athens they're calling the Epoch. We're hoping Halo 5 shows some more visually impressive ships that stay true to the UNSC look we all grew to love. Homefront has expressed interest in creating their own Covenant ORS-cruiser and if they do we'll find use for it as well.

Starfishprime wrote:Will you guys nerf the Flood?

No. Flood can be disabled in the Game Options menu before starting the match. The Flood, as a game mechanic, are not meant to be played with in every game you play. You should only turn Flood ON when you feel like playing a survival-type mode. Normal competitive play should include the Flood deactivated. The Flood are not a finished product and are subject to change, but it's unlikely they'll get less powerful. Many maps in the next release will include "No Flood" versions.

HaloLover123 wrote:After a while when fleets are large a lot of weapons stop showing up, what's up with that?

The particle limit in SoaSE is pretty low. Here is how to up it:

  1. Navigate to: C:\Users\Unikraken\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Setting
  2. Find file: rebellion.user.setting and open with notepad
  3. Find the following lines and change their numbers to your suiting:
    MaxParticleCount 7200
    MaxParticleSimulationsCount 2400
  4. I typically change mine to 99999.
  5. Save file.
  6. Reopen game and enjoy splendor.
Meyerm wrote:Will there be visible grows and change in appearance of flood controlled vessels, or just the greenish clouds?

Later, when we have more time, it's very likely we'll implement a system where Flood controlled ships show infection on the outer hull.

Fred wrote:Any work being done as of yet for Forerunners or are people still being brought on for that?

Homefront, our sister mod on Homeworld Remastered, and ourselves have agreed to cooperate on creating Forerunner factions for both of our mods when we've finished up our UNSC and Covenant factions, respectively. The Forerunner Remnant won't be a playable faction until after Sins of the Prophets reaches version 1.0 with fully finished UNSC and Covenant factions. The Forerunner release will be an official expansion and will include custom media to explain how and why Forerunners are returning.

Tak wrote:Since we all know the CSO won't be featured, what Titan will you be using for the Covenant?

This question is redundant, but it comes up often so there must be some confusion over this. The Covenant Titan will be the Battleship/Super Destroyer seen in the Second Battle of Harvest. The comic that shows the ship originally had it named the Super Destroyer, but later copies of the comic retconned the name to Battleship.

Nathan wrote:Do you feel like the Covenant in the current build is balanced as far as research goes? Will there be changes to it? Why dont they have diplomacy options like the UNSC does?

I'm going to answer the question I think you're trying to get at while staying polite. Why do the Covenant seem less complete than the UNSC? The answer to that is because they are less complete. Both factions are works in progress (WIP), but the UNSC has the most work put into it. Neither faction is near being done. We have lots of polish to add before we consider them anywhere near complete. You're getting early access to the mod. Part of that is dealing with the WIP status of the mod. The rebuild is nearly complete and we have begun working on massive changes to the economic structure of the mod as well as research. We're pretty excited about these changes, but not quite ready to talk about them yet. Expect more on that next month. (Keep in mind that you're playing version 0.56.1 of the mod, not version 1.0, that should tell you we have a ways to go before we're ready to call it finished.)

Jay wrote:Are retextures for Covies being worked on during the game rebuilding?

Most of our new/updated Covenant ships are produced by the Homefront team and shared through a mutual partnership with us. If you're curious about the pace of Covenant ships it's probably best to ask them. We are trying to train up some of our own artists on Covenant modeling, but we have nothing ready to show at this time.

Josh wrote:Will High Charity ever be added in some form?

This High Charity asset has been provided by Chakotay02. The texture was updated by Lord_Set. It is a placeholder model while Lord_Set creates an entirely new High Charity model that better captures the quality level expected in Sins of the Prophets

"High Charity has been provided by Chakotay02. Texture was updated by Lord_Set and is a placeholder asset while Lord_Set creates an entirely new High Charity model that better captures the quality level expected in Sins of the Prophets "

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AdmiralAckba
AdmiralAckba Oct 20 2013, 1:21pm says:

So where can I buy rebellion at is it only a digital download or is there a disc?

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GoaFan77
GoaFan77 Oct 24 2013, 11:44pm replied:

For most places its digital only. And its a steamworks game so you should either buy it from Steam or the Stardock website.

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zgrillo2004
zgrillo2004 Oct 29 2013, 5:34pm replied:

**** that. I dont want to have to start up a third party bulkware just to play a game. its a restriction for me and others. GET RID OF STEAMWORKS!!!

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GoaFan77
GoaFan77 Oct 30 2013, 1:16am replied:

I hear you, but the fact that Stardock of all companies, once steam's biggest competitor, is now selling all its games on Steam and many of them with Steamworks, shows you just how much steam has won. I only started using it again to get this game and even I have to admit its a lot better than it was. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but these days its either use steam or miss out of a good chunk of PC gaming.

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zgrillo2004
zgrillo2004 Oct 30 2013, 2:26pm replied:

Heres the problem with steam. the majority of the community are either

A: children who have no maturity skills

B: Bronys and Furrys which I both despise because they are pedophiles

C: ******** who love to use swastikas for trolling

D: Trolls

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Ximema
Ximema Nov 15 2013, 1:09pm replied:

I'm a furryfag and i'm actuallt not pedo Image.noelshack.com

So ... just don't speak.

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MrPerson
MrPerson Nov 12 2013, 3:08am replied:

I love steam, and like everything else it has its downfalls, and every community has people like that. but you don't have to have anything to do with them to just buy and play a game you like

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Thaddeus49
Thaddeus49 Aug 15 2013, 7:49pm says:

I did everything the instructions said and it just crashes can someone help?

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Haveatya
Haveatya Jul 26 2013, 5:39pm says:

Not sure where to put this request but is there anyway to double damage or half health or maybe even both of units/buildings? I just feel like the game is too slow once you hit battles.

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myfist0
myfist0 Jul 27 2013, 9:43pm replied:

You need to create a mod.
I have lots of tutorial links posted at Forums.sinsofasolarempire.com
Post any questions you have in the Sins modding forum, modders don't look at these comments to much.

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Haveatya
Haveatya Jul 30 2013, 5:36pm replied:

As in the actual Sins modding forum??

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foxjaw
foxjaw Jun 30 2013, 7:02pm buried:

(buried)

Which of the downloads is the actual game?

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HappyTex
HappyTex Jul 21 2013, 9:14am replied:

Go buy it, cheap ***.

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zgrillo2004
zgrillo2004 Oct 29 2013, 5:35pm replied:

how about you stop telling people that and stick it in your ***, retard

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Jul 2 2013, 11:55am replied:

None, go buy it off of steam or something.

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HulluHevonen
HulluHevonen Jun 8 2013, 2:13pm says:

Is there any mods/maps that feature the Sol System?

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GoaFan77
GoaFan77 Jun 10 2013, 12:21pm replied:

Infinite Space has a Sol System map with specialized planets.

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HulluHevonen
HulluHevonen Jun 19 2013, 2:14pm replied:

Thanks :)

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HulluHevonen
HulluHevonen Jun 8 2013, 6:11pm replied:

Today I played a ~4H Sins Forgotten Worlds game, was awsome! Game started with 6 players and ended when 3 of us went up against 2 veterans that thought they could pick us one by one. The was one massive and EPIC fleet battle with 3 vs 2 which we won ;), unfortunatly I didn't take a pic of the event :/

Can recomend SIns of an Solar Empire series to anyone interested in strategy games ;) . Well, now i'll jump into bed, night

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