This mod contains the Macross saga themed ships and bases for Distant Worlds: Shadows.
(The best 4X space game ever!)

Currently the latest version is v.1.6.1

It added 3 factions, UN Spacy, Zentraedi and the sexy Meltrandi. :)

::Future Plans::

+Further update with new ships or edits to make them look better.
+Further edit stats to suit everything.
+Add more Macross sounds and more graphic/weapons effects.
-Further remove placeholder ships while adding new ones to fit.
+Implement some player suggestions or anything else that could come to mind later.

If you can help with this mod (especially with graphics... sound.. editing game stat .. well basically anything really... as I'm certainly no pro (yet) ;) contact me as I'm working on it slowly in my spare time.

Also, will be glad for anyone to upload any sub-mods for Macross Wars if they think they have an idea or can improve something... I'm sure there are pretty talented folks out there!

I am personally a big fan of Macross and I've always want to see more mods released and since there are hardly any EVER released, or just disappeared, I took it upon myself to create something for the fans! I know it's not much but it's a start!

Anyways... I had alot of fun making and playing this, so hope you guys enjoy it too. :)

Theres also a thread at the official Distant Worlds forums for this mod if you want to check it out.

Alternate Download link: (if have trouble with modDB) (v.1.6 only)

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0 comments by rankalee on Nov 26th, 2013

Hi guys,

It's been a few months since I updated the mod or given any news.

The reason is that firstly, I believe that the last version (v.1.6.1) was pretty much the core of what I wanted to release. It is my first mod an more of an experiment and given the lack of resources (especially top down ship schematic/views/sprites) I think I did pretty well. I am very happy with it and I do hope there are others out there who enjoy it, despite it being such a simple mod. :)

Second reason on why there hasn't been continued progress on is because I have been busy with life and playing other games also, which impacts the interest on playing and modding DW...

Finally the other reason why there is lack of anything new is because there doesn't seem much interest or feedback  like for ideas  or help with the mod and that makes me kinda a little sad... so that department has made me lose some motivation....

All is not lost though, as of writing this post I am thinking of continuing the mod anyways, since I still do love the game and finding some free time as of late, as little as it may be. 

Here let's start with a teaser pic of the next race I am working on for version 1.7... It's my take on one of the races from the Macross franchise in the future.... I had to recreate what i can with supplied sprites but I think this is the look I am going for.

Unknown race of the future WIP

Anyways til next time.

**EDIT for 20th January****

Rather than going through the hassle of publishing a new "news" post that would have to go through approval here again on moddb.. I just like to update some important news!

The 4th Official expansion for Distant Worlds called DW: Universe has just been announced! This expansion is apparently set to make modding for DW much more advanced and can do much more things, like make your own tech trees, story lines etc... and it will be due sometime this March! 

Therefore, I think it is my decision to postpone any further releases of Macross Wars until I can get a look at the expansion as I am just drooling at all the possibilities to make a more complete experience for my mod. :)

♥ Rankalee.

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Macross Wars v.1.6.1 patch

Macross Wars v.1.6.1 patch

Sep 5, 2013 Patch 0 comments

Small patch for v.1.6 to v.1.6.1. shipset fix for people playing pirate races. You will need the previous version guys to apply this.

Macross Wars v.1.6 released

Macross Wars v.1.6 released

Aug 31, 2013 Full Version 3 comments

A couple of minor updates I worked on this weekend.

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rankalee Sep 5 2013, 2:18pm says:

v.1.6.1 patch incoming.

Patch fixes issues with pirate shipsets from using my custom shipsets like the UNS because I used the same numbering as vanilla. My fix is to just change what ever race your playing as a pirate to use that race's ships as like in their normal empire game mode.

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rankalee Sep 1 2013, 9:36pm says:

Any suggestions for v.1.7?

I am toying with the idea to add another faction like the Vajra even though it is kind of Macross Frontier territory. I think they are and could be an interesting race and more of a 'what if'? Only problem is I am hesitant to leave the SW1/DYRL timeline. Let me know what you guys think.

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rankalee Aug 31 2013, 10:47am says:

v.1.6 imminent upload. A small update but its something for this weekend. :)

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Yuki.Kix Aug 29 2013, 3:17am says:

omg yes

although i didn't enjoy 7, frontier was quite awesome, with zero and plus following up

cant wait to try this out

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rankalee Aug 28 2013, 2:37am says:

v.1.5 has been uploaded and will be available soon guys.

If you want it now though before it goes live on modDB.. use my mega link in the summary page.

Thanks for the support and let me know if there are any issues.

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blainelrs Aug 23 2013, 5:26pm says:

Awesome I can now play as Zentraedi and send hordes of ships at people thanks.
Races/Factions to add: Robotech Masters/ Meltrandi(female Zentraedi as separate faction), The Invid, and the Vajra, plus all the split groups (like humans plus the Zentraedi ect.)

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rankalee Aug 23 2013, 6:46pm replied:


Well, in v.1.2 demo the Zentraedi isn't available yet but wait for v.1.3 in a day or so and it will have them. I'm working as quickly as I can.. it will be a much more completed version. I'm not sure if I will add Robotech factions as the mod is currently Macross space war one (japanese) only... Maybe I will do frontier later though... much later. :)

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