Release 5 of Maelstrom
The new release sees further optimization in both memory footprint and speed. Attention was focused in the following areas
1. Ship models and textures for the 3 new races
2. Replacing some abilities for Replicator and TradeAlliance Capitalships.
3. Particle effects for ship abilities
4. Update to 1.32 patch
For contributions in testing and concepts I would like to thank ...
ICEman, Quiet_Man, Malanthor and many others
The major changes in Release 5 are as follows ...
Graphics and Particle Effects
- fixed visual bug with the Alliance bomber
- altered the color of beam weapon fire for new races
- added new abilities on Replicator and TradeAlliance capital ships
- Replicator scout frigate balance (for Diplomacy)
- Reduced shield mitigation on Replicator capital ships and TradeAlliance support capital ship.
- Replicator dominion cruiser research tier corrected
- ability problems on planets Aurora, Rock Giant, and Ice Giant
- Replicators Tritium Cannon (orbital cannon) now does damage to enemy ships upon impact
- Fixed 'Trade' Pact for the Trade Alliance - no more mini-dumps
- replaced models and textures for new races fleets
- Fixed some planet textures i.e terran, ice, volcanic and desert (for Original Sins)
- Pirate raiding strength and growth rate reduced