The Maelstrom Mod introduces three new races to the Sins of a Solar Empire Universe. They are independent of the original races and have unique strengths and weaknesses. Maelstrom is available Rebellion, Diplomacy, Entrenchment and Original Sins.

Report abuse Maelstrom v1.34 R6 (Diplomacy SoaSE)
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soase-maelstrom
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Dec 17th, 2011
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Diplomacy Series - The Maelstrom Mod introduces three new races to the SoaSE Universe. The TEC, Advent & Vasari are still found building and battling as usual. The new races are independent of the original races & have unique strengths & weaknesses.


PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, NOT FOLLOWING THE SETUP BELOW MAY CAUSE SINS TO CRASH.

Setup for Smooth Gaming

* Sins Diplomacy Patch v1.34

Required Effects Settings

* Planet : Detail - Highest
* Ship : Detail - Highest, Extras - Highest , Bump - Low
* Building : Detail - Highest, Extras - Highest , Bump - Low

Optional Settings
* Show Mesh Team Colors - Off
* Show Cargo Ship Icons - Off
* Show Planet Elevators - Off
* Use Colored Skyboxes - Off

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Maelstrom v1.34 R6 (Diplomacy SoaSE)
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Sweawm
Sweawm Dec 18 2011, 12:21am says:

The download link is broken. :(

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 18 2011, 12:30am replied:

... go for it!

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Wolf186
Wolf186 Dec 18 2011, 12:48am says:

Well, I thought I was going to bed her soon :)

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Grizzly256
Grizzly256 Dec 18 2011, 4:10am says:

Getting a minidump, just as the map finishes loading.

Using lastest version, all updated, no other mods running. Could this be because I have graphics too high, what do i need them to be set at it?
Or could it be something else.

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lordlandraid
lordlandraid Dec 18 2011, 6:13pm replied:

Recommended graphics settings are listed here. Look in description box and click 'more info.'

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 18 2011, 8:46pm replied:

Out of curiosity what is the Video Card on your machine?

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Grizzly256
Grizzly256 Dec 19 2011, 4:24am replied:

Im too ashamed too say :( i havnt got the cash to upgrade yet. But its way out of date.

Btw man, LOVING the new meshes and textures, THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 19 2011, 4:44am replied:

Glad you sorted it ... as I've said before the Sins development team has recently been releasing patches 'left right and center'
PS: glad you are enjoying the new models!

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mikey1871
mikey1871 Dec 20 2011, 11:24am replied:

Xmas is coming, you should ask for a new video card from someone who loves ya dude :)))) it does work hahaha

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 20 2011, 11:30am replied:

I've had one for about 6 months that I haven't installed. I need to re-install windows and all my applications ... just haven't had the time!

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revengeance
revengeance Jan 31 2012, 3:14pm replied:

How do i Turn off the asteroids? Or what do i delete in the files to get rid of them?

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Jan 31 2012, 3:39pm replied:

They behave the same way as the Militia

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ManimalR
ManimalR Dec 18 2011, 9:19pm says:

Download link broken :(

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 18 2011, 10:16pm replied:

fine for me

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lordlandraid
lordlandraid Dec 18 2011, 10:41pm replied:

fine for me as well

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ravendarkwing
ravendarkwing Dec 19 2011, 4:12am says:

it works yay

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WS-GS8
WS-GS8 Dec 19 2011, 12:16pm says:

Nice, I have it working without too many problems...altough I did play a 3-hour game and when I quit to the menu, it crashed.
Is it me, or can the Travelon? heavy cruiser use its missile barrage ability without it being researched?
Also, when viewed from behind, one of the utility cruisers has a stretched or skewed polygon.-its tradealliance, and I think its name starts with U or something.
I only mention it because all your other smorgasborg'd models look quite nice.

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WS-GS8
WS-GS8 Dec 19 2011, 12:22pm replied:

And now the game minidumps whenever I try to start it up...wft?

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 7:50am replied:

I have noted that on occasions Sins crashes almost randomly on mod startup or game startup. It is weird but fortunately it is rare on my machine. Try the following ...
1. Activate the mod.
2. Shut Sins down
3. Restart Sins (Maelstrom autoactivate at this point)

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 7:44am replied:

Hi WS-GS8,
Thanks for the feedback.
I'll look at the TA's Travelon and utility cruisers for the things you noted.

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Jan 4 2012, 2:59pm replied:

"Also, when viewed from behind, one of the utility cruisers has a stretched or skewed polygon.-its tradealliance ..." I found no problems

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chainsawsurgeon
chainsawsurgeon Dec 19 2011, 4:54pm says:

game crashes when i enable

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 19 2011, 5:16pm replied:

Have you got Diplomacy patched to 1.34?
Are you using the recommended graphics settings?

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chainsawsurgeon
chainsawsurgeon Dec 19 2011, 5:43pm says:

Nevermind, got it to work.

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 19 2011, 5:52pm replied:

good stuff ... thanks for letting me know.

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 19 2011, 8:01pm says:

I keep getting a minidump on custom maps

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 19 2011, 8:53pm replied:

Does it work on standard maps?
For the custom maps at what stage does it mini-dump?

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 19 2011, 9:05pm replied:

works fine on stardard and right after i load in (as new races)

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 19 2011, 9:53pm replied:

I haven't personally made any custom maps but I believe that you have to copy the galaxydefinition file (from the maelstrom gameinfo folder) into the gaxlaxyforge folder to create the maps.

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 20 2011, 1:04pm replied:

kk ill give that a go ty =)

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 20 2011, 1:34pm replied:

Let me know how you go ...

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 20 2011, 6:48pm replied:

Still mini dumps oh well ill just play on standard maps ^^ awesome work regaurdless

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 20 2011, 7:17pm replied:

More specifically, replace the GalaxyScenarioDef in GalaxyForge with the one from Maelstrom ... then make your map anew with Galaxy Forge.
( see also Forums.sinsofasolarempire.com )

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 21 2011, 7:34am replied:

kk ty ill mess with it ^^

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 7:52am replied:

keep me posted

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 21 2011, 8:12pm replied:

still cant get it to work (although i did make the map useing the ingame editer)

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 8:43pm replied:

Surprising as a know a number of people have created their own maps for Maelstrom in the past.

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 21 2011, 8:45pm replied:

guess it just hates me ^^

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 8:51pm replied:

Arrr ... the battles I have had also!

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Isimiel
Isimiel Dec 23 2011, 12:35pm replied:

Ty for helping though ^^

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dude3141
dude3141 Dec 20 2011, 6:28pm says:

for some reason it wont let me play it. it will sit there like a kid staring at you. i got windows 7 and ya nothing. can you help? I'v even copy and paste still not working!

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 20 2011, 6:38pm replied:

What do you mean "for some reason it wont let me play it"? Does it mini-dump?

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dude3141
dude3141 Dec 20 2011, 8:17pm replied:

no it will stay at windows or make a black screen. then i will have to log out or shut my pc down. you could make a auto installer? that would help a lot?

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 20 2011, 8:54pm replied:

"no it will stay at windows or make a black screen" ...
It sound like you have copied the wrong version of the Maelstrom mod into your diplomacy mod directory. Alternatively have you got Sins Diplomacy patched to 1.34?

"you could make a auto installer" ...
I had a look at writing an auto installer, its not as simple as it appears. Apart from other issues it would have to be OS dependent (XP, Vista, Win7, Linux, etc) and therefore fairly sophisticated (i.e windows application). Currently to install a mod all you need to know is the mod directory and how to copy and patch from your unzipped directory.

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dude3141
dude3141 Dec 21 2011, 12:50am replied:

k thanx man and i hear you about the auto install thing. it was just a suggestion thanx.

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 21 2011, 1:20am replied:

No problems

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Thomas754
Thomas754 Dec 22 2011, 2:10pm says:

I have problem with textures , the ships are not completely finish, can you help me please?

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Dec 22 2011, 7:04pm replied:

"I have problem with textures , the ships are not completely finish" ...
the ships are not being render correctly on your system. This is most likely due to your graphics card. Make sure that you have the latest video driver or reduce the graphics effects setting of Sins.

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dude3141
dude3141 Jan 1 2012, 1:39am says:

i got it to work but it had a mini-dump once i played can you help?

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soase-maelstrom Author
soase-maelstrom Jan 2 2012, 6:15pm replied:

With the new patches I have found a bug with the abilities on the Magnetar and Quasar Stars. If they are loaded into a game they will crash the game.
There are 11 stars in total so the more stars in the map the more likely there will be a mini-dump. This can occur also when the games/mod starts. So it is random.
You can take out the two stars by changing the GalaxyScenarioDef.galaxyScenarioDef file (decrementing lines 6 & 21, and at the same time deleting lines 13,17,27,31)

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