Updated: 2nd July, 2014.

Macross Wars Universe is a mod for Distant Worlds: Universe which is "roughly based" on the Macross series but with my own "custom" flavor... it is still very experimental at this stage.

It currently features 5 new factions, the UN Spacy, Zentraedi, Meltrandi, the Vajra/SMS (combined forces) and now the REF (Robotech Shadow Chronicles Expeditionary Force). It will also feature the beloved characters from the series.

The first 3 races are based around the Macross original/DYRL timeline, while the Vajra/SMS are based upon post-Frontier timeline. So you'll see SDF-1 with UN Spacy while the Macross Quarter is with the Vajra/SMS and so on... the 5th race as of v.0.3 is based on the Robotech: Shadow Chronicles movie.

I do have plans to add more races/factions from the Macross Universe eventually, but only when I feel like the existing ones are fleshed/polished out abit. I am also thinking about ''what if'' factions/scenarios as well. Hopefully these will be some fun surprises. :D

All the vanilla races are still included for this release.

Currently uploading v.0.3 Alpha now... the mod is at a very early stage but very playable.
The shipsets and stats for everything are still very incomplete, and there are many placeholder items that won't be final...

I have an official thread going at Matrix modding forums, so if there are any talented Macross fans out there willing to contribute to this project, please let me know.

This is my first ever mod so I do kind of need all the help I can get!

Why are you still reading this? Head to the download section now to grab the mod! :D

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0 comments by rankalee on May 24th, 2014

***UPDATED*** 2nd July 2014.

V.0.3 FULL is now available. Download, changelogs and updated instructions to install below!

Vajra in Macross Wars Universe v.0.1.alpha


(v.0.3.alpha full release) The show goes on and more fixes, more art

+New race/faction: REF: Robotech Expeditonary Force (Shadow Chronicles)similar stats as UNSpacy for now, some new characters, some basic shipset/bases...more to flesh over upcoming patches.
+Adding missing blinking lights to Vajra Explorer ship.
+Added Das' Blue Chrome UI (cursors, some icons and some flagset).
+Added Custom Pirate race images. Balanced, smuggler etc.
+Added New Government Matriarchy for Meltrandi only. Rough stats but they are slow at reproducing but made up with other stats. Probably needs tweak.
+Removed Way of Ancients government from UN Spacy's start game. Wasn't intended to have it.
+Sound fix: Heavy_Railgun sfx duration too long... shortened to 1 second.
+Added 3 new characters for Vajra race.
+New Ranka image for race leader.

+New genericbase for Vajra. Old one becomes trooptransport.
+New smallspaceport sprite for Meltrandi+New mediumspaceport sprite for Zentraedi, old one now is genericbase sprite.
+New Meltrandi and Zentraedi race images. Adjusted the others.
+cleaned up Vajra mediumspaceport edges.+New Meltrandi Queadluun-Rau sprites replaces older ones for fighter and bombers.
+New refuel icon (didn't like Das' 'water drop version)
+New diplomacy message pictures. Color coded some vanilla ones. Green for tick, red for X etc.
+New explosions by Jon Micheelsen
+Changed up UNS shipset abit. New passenger and explorer. Reused old carrier as the new resupply. Switched Medium and large spaceports.
+Some New UI buttons edited for Das' and some new creations.
+Added additional music tracks
+Added some Tyrador ships and bases to REF as placeholder.
+Updated some files to match the official v. patch

(v.0.2 patch)

+Added some crude character job icons for now. :)
+cleaned up Vajra Escort and Contructionship outline. Escort looks cleaner and slimmer now. Also changed quite abit of ships around, added a couple new ones like ARMD-R carrier, NUNS Stealth Destroyer. Old unused stuff moved to ALT folder.
+Moved Vajra faction's Guamtamano Carrier, and Northampton frigate over to UNS faction to replace the older designs I used up to now.
+enhanced/enlarged thrusters on Vajra (SMS) Frigate, Gasmining/Miningships.
+SMS mediumspaceport is now SMS largespaceport, new medium vajra spaceport added.
+Color coded some Vajra faction ships/bases, i.e; largespaceport now looks more uniform.
+Added blinking lights to all faction's ships/bases.
+Added some new Meltrandi ship sprites as I felt they had the most lackluster shipset. Its starting to come together.

(v.0.1.alpha full release)

+Ported over to Distant Worlds Universe.
+New experimental race... the "Vajra"/SMS (basically a Macross Frontier inspired combined faction).
+New shipsets across all races, some changes, some polishing/fixes. These are ongoing.
+New characters/agents, new portraits for all races.
+Slight changes to some race stats. These are also ongoing. Everything is probably way out of balance still. I need suggestions with these as I'm terrible with numbers! :D
+Added some music to suit the epic gameplay.
+Probably a few other things I forgot.

::Future stuff::

I am now in the process of taking a look at Universe's new modding capabilities and that will be where my next focus will be in future versions.

::Bugs & support::

If there are any bugs/issues with v.0.3.Alpha, please let me know, and I will try to fix it ASAP.


v.0.3.alpha full (when approved)

Macross Wars Universe v.0.3 FULL

::Install Instructions::

0. Download v.0.3.alpha.
1. Open the file with Winrar or Winzip.
2. Drop the "macross wars universe" folder into the customization folder (it is in your distant worlds universe folder).
3. Start the game, hit change theme and select "Macross Wars Universe" in the game menu.
4. Play!

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Macross Wars Universe 0.3 Alpha (for DW:Universe)

Macross Wars Universe 0.3 Alpha (for DW:Universe)

Jul 2, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Macross Wars Universe v.0.3 is now released to the public. If there are any bugs/issues please let me know. No need to download anything other than this...

v.0.2 patch

v.0.2 patch

May 28, 2014 Patch 0 comments

Small v.0.2 patch for this week. Mainly updated art assets. Please download v.0.1.alpha first and overwrite everything when prompted.

Macross Wars Universe 0.1 Alpha (for DW:Universe)

Macross Wars Universe 0.1 Alpha (for DW:Universe)

May 24, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Macross Wars Universe v.0.1.alpha. The initial release for Distant Worlds: Universe. Please patch to v.0.2 after installing this.

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AleksandrosIV Aug 10 2014, 5:47pm says:

I bought Distant Worlds for this mod alone, I can't wait to see more from you!

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rankalee Creator
rankalee Jul 2 2014, 5:08am says:

Version 0.3 release is imminent... subject to approval by moddb first. XD

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Shoot2maim May 25 2014, 10:52am says:

Just saw this on steam, and wondered if anything like this or the LOGH mod for sins existed for this game. Looks like I need to get this now. I do have one question though. Will stuff from plus be in this?

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rankalee Creator
rankalee May 25 2014, 10:26pm replied:

I am not too familiar with Legend of the Galactic Heroes mod for Sins as I don't have that game... so I cannot compare what you meant.

Plus will be in at some point as I plan to include most factions/races as possible from the Macross Universe. But it isn't my priority right now. I intend to focus on the 4 races I have now because they still need alot of work. Still early days.

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Shoot2maim May 27 2014, 3:54pm replied:

Ah, sorry about that. I meant based on anime sci-fi when I said that.

I will definitely be watching this, looks pretty interesting.

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rankalee Creator
rankalee May 24 2014, 12:18pm says:

Uploaded new version v.0.1.alpha for Distant Worlds Universe.

All previous versions and obsolete articles have been deleted to save the confusion. All newer versions from now on will be continued on this branch.

Shadows will NOT be supported anymore.

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Kazzthal May 20 2014, 4:58pm says:

Damm my luck... I have to wait until night to play this mod...

Is it compatible with the "start as a pirate" gameplay of shadows expansion?

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rankalee Creator
rankalee May 25 2014, 6:29am replied:

Thanks. I hope you enjoy it.

Make sure you also update to the new Universe version now that its out if you wish to continue with my mod. :)

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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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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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