Distant Stars is a collection of changes that Skyline_HUN made to the game to become more enjoyable even on huge maps. He found the research tree too short for a 4x game. So the first thing the MOD does is greatly increase the research levels. Now most of the weapons, shield, armor and HP research have 6-10 levels per-technology each. Now, a technological advantage really becomes major factor in the game. Also he tried to increase the differences between the three races by research. The MOD also increases the differences between the three races by increasing the advantage the research grants. This actually means, the Trader Emergency Coalition (TEC) have more levels for trade and defense, Advent have more research available in beam weapon technology and fighters/bombers, Vasari can now increase their phase missiles to really pass through shields and have more weaponry research. Some default researches have been tweaked to help improve the the differences between the three races.
In case you didnt know, this mod is still active. But as you can see this site page is not. Please see our forum topic on the Sins of a Solar Empire Modding forum.
Posted by -Ue_Carbon on Mar 30th, 2011
Just a heads up for anyone who been following this mod here, We have added the most recent Diplomacy build here as separate download form some who were having trouble with our host server.
If your interested in what has changed or even been added since the last update on this site, please visit our Mod topic on the Sins of a Solar Empire Modding Forum: Forums.sinsofasolarempire.com
We hope to see you all drop in! Thanks for your support of this mod!