Sins of a Solar Empire is often described as a 4XRTS game, or a game that tried to merge the action and tactics packed gameplay of a Real time strategy game with the deep, complex, empire wide strategy of a 4X turn based game. It's up to debate whether Sins succeeded in this goal, but I think all can agree that of the 4Xs of "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate", Sins is much more focused on the exterminate than on the others. This mod seeks to give more depth to the other 3Xs of the game by adding additional game elements or refining the existing ones to reward players who give more strategic thought to the non-combat side of the game. Combat will still be the center point of the game, but players will find that the non-combat options available will be much more rewarding. Spying, exploring, sabotage, diplomacy, culture, and economic development have all been added or changed in innovative new ways. Regardless of what you think Sins is, this is the 4XRTS it should have been.

Features

  • Faction Diversity - Exploit all new racial and subfaction bonuses and techs to crush your enemies.
  • Hero Units - Lead your race's champions into battle with their powerful new abilities to base your strategies off of.
  • Random Encounters - Keep your eyes peeled when scouting, new challenges and opportunities await you in the distant parts of space.
  • Embassies and Espionage - Adds more depth when dealing with other Empires, and removes some of the annoyances of the old system at the same time.
  • Ship Upgrades - Customize your capitalships and titans with unique upgrades.
  • New Planets - Your Empire will never look the same again with 10 new colonizeable planets. Meticulously balanced for competitive play.
  • New Skyboxes - 12 unique skyboxes provide a fantastic backdrop to your conquest of space.
  • New Artifacts and Bonuses - Your Empire contains great secrets to be found, if you take the time to look...
  • Civics Matter - Almost all civic structures have an impact on your Empire. You must develop your planets wisely to get the most out of them.
  • Culture Matters - The hearts and minds of the galaxy can now assist you greatly in your quest for victory.
  • Customization - Play the game the way you want it with a growing library of optional minimods and enhanced mapmaker support!

For those new to the mod or wanting more details on the features, check out the Beginners Guide.

Details about installing the mod or technical problems can be found here.

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Hello players of Sins of a Solar Empire,

Ironclad games was nice enough to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion with an excellent new modernization patch, 1.90. Many of its changes were designed with mods in mind, and as such I had to incorporate these new features and improvements into Enhanced 4X and Star Wars Interregnum. In addition, we are releasing three new minimods to join the already impressive list of game customization options available.

Installation

First of all, a quick public service announcement that the installation instructions for Interregnum have changed. Players should no longer manually enabled large address aware on their game. With Rebellion update 1.90, Large Address Aware is enabled by default, and enabling it again could mess up your game. As such, the Large Address Aware tool is not included with the mod anymore, and you should not download it yourself or use one from an older download.

Likewise, E4X players should not apply Large Address Aware on their own either.

Antistructure Cruiser Rework

The biggest gameplay change regards antistructure cruisers, specialized vessels for destroying space stations and Starbases. Before, they could only attack these targets, and even modders could not change that. Blair Fraser of Ironclad games kindly changed this on request for modders (a true sign of a good game developer if there was one), and as such antistructure cruisers have been redesigned.

These cruisers can now attack any normal unit, though they are not very good against frigates and cruisers. They are however good at fighting titans, some of which are larger than starbases in the first place. With their very long range and good damage, "antistructure" cruisers can be a real threat to titans and make it more important to properly support these important warships. Against anything smaller than a capitalship however, these units will struggle to deal effective damage. It is worth noting that the special debuffs most antistructure units apply to space stations d not apply to ships, even though they can now attack them.

This change puts the Vasari in something of an awkward position, as they don't have a conventional antistructure cruiser. To fix this, the Sivuskras Ruiner, better known as the Vasari mine layer, has been given the antistructure role in addition to its mine laying duties. It doesn't have a special debuff or ability like the other antistructure cruisers, but its multipurpose role makes up for it nicely.

New Minimods

Players who like to customize their game experience will new options to choose from in the E4X/Interregnum minimod pack. Both E4X and Interregnum players can now use these two minimods.

Infinite Research: This minimod adds two new techs, Surviveability Mastery and Weapon Mastery, that slightly increases your units stats. While the research bonus is small, it can be researched 999 times, and represents minuscule improvements by constantly refining existing technology. These techs get more expensive with each research, but allows large Empire's with more money than they can spend something to sink resources into.

More Tactical Slots: This simple minimod increases the number of tactical slots at all planets by 10. For those that like more defensive games.

The real big change with this update though is the Beskar minimod for Interregnum. Created by Ahobgoblin, it makes the Mandalorian Raiders a serious threat for even powerful empires, in some ways equivalent to another enemy player. With Beskar enabled, Mandalorian Raiders attack more frequently - combined with the Outlaw Sector DLC and it will not be uncommon for Mandalorian attacks to be ongoing somewhere in the galaxy all the time. Their raids will also be more powerful, especially at higher levels, where multiple capitalships can comprise a raiding force. Most interesting of all however is that the Mandalorians will colonize worlds they conquer, turning them into staging grounds and defense outposts, while also making the galaxy feel more alive.

That said, Beskar is not recommended for all players. This minimod makes the Mandalorians MUCH more difficult without adding any new rewards, and as such new players should not use this minimod. In addition the harder raids will devastate weaker AIs, so you ought to be playing against at least hard or preferably unfair enemies if you are using Beskar, or else the Mandalorians might finish of your foes before you do. In other words, do not use Beskar unless you want a challenge.

Voice Actors Wanted

With the Mandalorians and upcoming New Republic making their way to Interregnum, finding enough official dialog lines for these factions has been a challenge. We have asked for help with fan voice lines before, and many of you have offered, but sadly it was hard to work with voice actors while also programming and working on art assets during preciously short free time.

Thankfully, a new Interregnum team member, Brutal Theory, as agreed to manage this part of the project. You can find the details of what we need and how to submit voice work here.

Miscellaneous Changes

To round off our list of fixes, a few improvements to the AI have been made, the Rebel Alliance in Interregnum now starts out with a small task force to improve their early game, and the Victory Star Destroyer's Boron Missile Strike ability animation was reworked. In addition, a new map called "Mandalorian Space" was added to Interregnum, perfect for those wanting to try out every ship in the Mandalorian arsenal.

Star Wars Interregnum and Enhanced 4X December Updates

Star Wars Interregnum and Enhanced 4X December Updates

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A quick briefing of the changes to Star Wars Interregnum and the Enhanced 4X Mod this month. Warning: Includes Starbases and Mandalorians!

A quick E4X and Interregnum update for Rebellion 1.83

A quick E4X and Interregnum update for Rebellion 1.83

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A news article announcing small updates to Enhanced 4X and Interregnum for Rebellion patch 1.83. Read here to find out who should download them and when.

Mod Updates for the Holidays, and Game of the Year

Mod Updates for the Holidays, and Game of the Year

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Modders on Modding: Tools of the Trade

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GoaFan77 recently built himself a new PC. He takes the opportunity to go off topic and talk about just what kind of hardware Interregnum was built with...

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Enhanced 4X Mod 1.83

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The Enhanced 4X Mod version 1.83 for Rebellion version 1.90. Fix missing strings, rebalances Antistructure cruisers, minor AI improvements, and added...

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E4X & Interregnum Optional Minimods 1.83

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A series of optional minimods for the Enhanced 4X Mod and Interregnum to allow the player to customize their experience. Please read the entire description...

E4X & Interregnum Optional Minimods 1.82

E4X & Interregnum Optional Minimods 1.82

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A series of optional minimods for the Enhanced 4X Mod and Interregnum to allow the player to customize their experience. Please read the entire description...

Enhanced 4X Mod 1.82

Enhanced 4X Mod 1.82

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The Enhanced 4X Mod version 1.82 for Rebellion version 1.86. Features a rebalance of Starbases. Checksum is 36992638.

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E4X & Interregnum Optional Minimods 1.811

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A series of optional minimods for the Enhanced 4X Mod and Interregnum to allow the player to customize their experience. Please read the entire description...

E4X Galaxy Forge 1.811

E4X Galaxy Forge 1.811

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jannik2099
jannik2099

What about giving Advent a way to upgrade their psionic surge damage? It's the long-range weapon of the starbase but falls short in the lategame

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TomorrowsStrategist
TomorrowsStrategist

Quick question for GoaFan77, how did you open the PlayerXYZ.entity files to allow for variants of the vanilla frigates to be added? For example, how did you open the PlayerPsiRebel.entity file? I tried using my .bat to convert it like I have for most other .entity files in the game but this one causes ConvertData_Rebellion.exe to stop working. I don't know why and your help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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GoaFan77 Creator
GoaFan77

Make sure you're using the most recent ConvertData_Rebellion.exe from the Rebellion install directory.

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TomorrowsStrategist
TomorrowsStrategist

So I tried to make a simple modification with the PlayerPsi.entity file where I would give the Advent Rebels a unique variant of the Rapture Battlecruiser. I get a minidump on game loadup every time. How did you do it?

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TomorrowsStrategist
TomorrowsStrategist

Much appreciated.

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xcvlaur3x10
xcvlaur3x10

E4X is a pretty good mod!yeah i subscribe this. I wish also to cheer the crue who created this.They've put here all their best for our pleasure of gaming

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irendie
irendie

Would it be possible to do something like Beskar minimod for E4X only (without Interregnum)?

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xcvlaur3x10
xcvlaur3x10

i ve runn it together with Maelstrom Rebellion R12 and it worked. Sure thing.

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GoaFan77 Creator
GoaFan77

It's possible to do sure, but not currently planned.

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Guest
Guest

Can you guys change the models for Behemoth Fortress and change it to a different one that allows equipping 5-6 weapons including anti-strikecraft weapons and also can move around the gravity well although slower than Orkulus..

One of the reason why i would suggest this is because when i deploy Behemoth, it shows that it can move although doing so is tricky but not moving normally..

Two, only some faction can fully utilize this Behemoth Fortress in overall specs including it's current firepower..

Can you guys do something about this..

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