2 Years after the release of "Klingon Academy II: The General War" comes a multiplayer/instant action expansion, "Klingon Academy II: Empire at War". KA2: EAW takes the enhanced combat gameplay of KA2: The General War and adds a rich, detailed 'Empire Building' element to it. No longer can you quickly build up your forces. Now you must dedicate time and resources to research and development. This detailed system of hull, conversion packs, systems, weapons and other miscellaneous research also sheds light on the backstory behind KA2. Learn about the Klingon Empire designs her warships, how the Federation developed the massive Yamato Class, and discover the history of the Interstellar Concordium and the Tholian Assembly. Each side has an expanded set of ship classes, and a mysterious new power has entered the galaxy. The Federation's worst fears are about to be realised...

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2 comments by SquireJames on Jan 2nd, 2014

Hello all,
            I know things have been somewhat quiet on here, but work has been continuing in the background, little tweaks here and there, bug fixes etc. Also, I have finally gotten around to the 6 or 8 hours of sweat and toil it takes to fully integrate a new race.

The final race in KA2: Empire at War is the Lyran Star Kingdom. I've had to change the existing Lyran ships around a fair bit to make them fit for a fully playable race. For example. I have added a new secondary weapon type, unusual in the fact that it is a beam weapon not a torpedo or ordnance based weapon. This new weapon is the Mauler Cannon, a familiar name to those who play SFB. This Mauler is not quite as powerful however, but it is a close match for a Medium or Heavy Plasma Torpedo. Similar to the Hydrans, who also master the "knife fight", Lyran ships are all about close range combat. They have no real long range supporting fire, other than cruise missiles for specialist work; they are intended to quickly close with an enemy and rip them to shreds with point blank disruptor and beam weapon fire.

I am currently working on the AI and Manual Addons for the Lyrans, but in the mean time I have posted a screenshot of them in action, showing the new GUI for them and so forth. I will keep you updated as we get closer to V.1.3 release :)

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KA2: Empire at War Manual Addon 2

KA2: Empire at War Manual Addon 2

Jan 2, 2014 Guides 4 comments

A short addendum to the manual for the addition of the Lyrans. PDF Format as usual.

KA2: Empire at War Manual Addon

KA2: Empire at War Manual Addon

Dec 30, 2012 Guides 0 comments

A short addendum to the manual for the addition of the Hydrans. PDF Format as usual.

KA2: Empire at War V.1.2 Beta Maps

KA2: Empire at War V.1.2 Beta Maps

Nov 15, 2012 Patch 2 comments

Forgot that FleetOps saves it's maps in a different location to the default. I have altered most of the maps from KA2 in order to work better with the...

Replacement Texture Folder for 1.2 Beta

Replacement Texture Folder for 1.2 Beta

Nov 14, 2012 Patch 1 comment

After you have installed KA2 EAW 1.2 Beta to the FleetOps Mod directory, you will need to do the following to ensure it will run; Firstly you will need...

KA2: Empire at War V.1.2 Beta

KA2: Empire at War V.1.2 Beta

Nov 14, 2012 Full Version 20 comments

The first FleetOps version of KA2. This mod requires the STA2 Classic Mod for FleetOps, plus a little manual editing.

KA2: Empire at War V.1.1a Hotfix

KA2: Empire at War V.1.1a Hotfix

Sep 22, 2012 Patch 2 comments

A small hotfix to fix a bug with wormholes, a particular type of Dilithium Moon, and some maps that were rendered unplayable in the recent patch.

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alexbond45 Dec 31 2012, 2:02pm says:

Squire James have you considered becoming a knight? hehe

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SquireJames Dec 31 2012, 6:35pm replied:

The origin of my name is a long story ;)

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alexbond45 Dec 26 2012, 9:27pm says:

[I'm moving this back to the top because a reply to your post will get VERY weird due to how Moddb is,I know from experience when I watched the Republic at War mod]

I'm actually helping created a mod my friend is making for Empire at War
[ Moddb.com ]
But I really like the Armada 2 Engine, the ability to simulate system damage is really good, I'm glad that they actually get DAMAGED [I really liked that about Armada 2, It added a bit of Trek to it because there is never a time in star trek where they're 100% except for after pulling out of spacedock!] Ships lose some systems surprisingly fast, I had a Lexington Command Cruiser strand from the fleet [A borg Sphere attacked in combination with a Klingon Raid! :O] and had no weapons or sensor packages, and Engines were are 40% so no warp drive.

All-in-all, the work you've done is really good, I have never played a single one of the SFC games that this game is based on, but this mod is great! The pacing could be a little faster, but I change that in pre-game [I'm a bit impatient sometimes and spending 5 minutes base-building isn't my FAVORITE thing]

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SquireJames Dec 27 2012, 6:36am replied:

That is the beauty of the pre-game settings; you can tailor the game to your own tastes and I don't have to mod a thing :)

KA2 is sort of an amalgam of the original Klingon Academy and the Starfleet Command universe, so there are many things that I had to make myself to fill the gaps. (Weapon loadouts for ISC, Hydran, Mirak etc since they weren't in KA and SFC weapon loadouts are vastly different). So, basically even long time SFC and SFB players will find something new and unfamiliar. :)

I have to admit, the relative ease I added the Hydrans with has sort of inspired me. I know there is a maximum of 8 sides in Multiplayer, even though in Instant Action they are virtually unlimited. Gives me the opportunity to add one more side into the mix if I wish though. Might have to put up a poll or something.

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ngforever1989 Dec 30 2012, 5:42am replied:

If you ever throw in the mirak full blown, they would be pretty OP with those missile batteries lol. i loved those missile cruisers, even battleships quaked with fear muahahaha. ahh they sure did love missles

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desgowlron Dec 30 2012, 6:10am replied:

Hmm my guess would be they'd basically end up being a slower version of plasma torpedoes as they are in this game. Might keep them decently balanced, make them deadly at close range but countered by long-range and swift moving ships kiting them hehe

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SquireJames Dec 30 2012, 3:45pm replied:

Currently ingame it's almost the opposite :) They can outrange most vessels, but they are quite anaemic when it comes to close range primary weapons. So sure, that Mirak Wolverine Class DN might be formidable with 6 Scatterpacks, but get your (for example) Accuser Class DN in there, and you have 2 Heavy Photons, 5 Disruptors and an AMFP, whilst he only gains an extra 4 Disruptors. (Plus, Scatterpacks are less accurate and slower than Photons, although slightly more powerful. Heavy Photons, Hellbore and Photon Cannons and any Plasma Torpedo significantly out-gun them)

The other thing to remember is ECM and ECCM. ECM has a big effect on secondary weaponry, particularly Scatterpacks :)

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ngforever1989 Dec 31 2012, 4:22am replied:

Really? they were dam powerful in SFC2, suppose they need curbed down a bit

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SquireJames Dec 31 2012, 8:59am replied:

Well in my eyes it didn't make a lot of sense that a centuries old technology would be more damaging than the latest Romulan Plasma Yields or Klingon Trilithium Depleted Warheads.

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desgowlron Dec 31 2012, 9:13am replied:

That's a pretty good point lol

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