With cries of "Sic Semper Tyrannis", nearly a quarter of the United Empire's worlds have seceded to form their own nation. They call themselves the "Pilgrims". The Empire's legislature interpreted this secession as treason, and the overwhelming might of the loyalist fleet has fallen on the Pilgrims. Although the situation is militarily hopeless, your family and friends have all joined the resistance - and so you shall.

Sonata is a total conversion mod for FTL based on the storyline of Endless Space by Amplitude Studios, with modifications. It aims to create a gritty, realishtic*, and morally ambiguous story on the FTL engine where politics, motivations, and the nature of humanity itself affect your journey.


  • All-new soundtrack
  • All-new backgrounds
  • All-new story and events
  • All-new UI
  • Custom player ships (5), plus new ways to play with the rest
  • Custom enemies (10)
  • All-new weapons, graphics, projectiles, and explosions
  • New sound effects
  • And more!

Full version changelog is available in readme. The latest version/build of the mod can always be grabbed from github at this URL: Github.com


  • Matt Alioto, mod concept & development
  • "Dream Team", lore development
  • Sam Pottle, Sophon A, Autocannon, & Xaser sprites
  • Spiteful_Crow, UE Frigate rework
  • Jeremy McCellips, main menu art
  • Bren Tenkage, testing
  • AndreaLoko (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Chiwawa (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Dhruva Aliman (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Feorm (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Going After Zen (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Lehtmojoe (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Mokhov (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Proteus Noir (Beatpick), soundtrack
  • Paul Ruskay (Relic), soundtrack

*That was intentional. I hope you like treknobabble.

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0 comments by thashepherd on May 1st, 2013

Note: Since a few people have had difficulties installing Sonata due to the way it was uploaded, I'm trying a different scheme. The download will contain Sonata7a.ftl and the readme; just drag the .ftl file into your mod directory and start GMM!


  • Added SOPHON_A: "Verne" (by DCChuckles)
  • Remixed the weapons load of unimplemented ships (have fun)
  • Added UE Frigate enemy
  • Added custom UE weapon sprites (all 16)
  • Added custom Sower/Sophon weapon sprites (some)
  • Added custom projectiles for all current weapons
  • Several new sound effects
  • Added 8 new music tracks
  • Tweaked Ranger mount points
  • Shrank mini ship icons to avoid overlapping border
  • Added several new drones & ion weapons
  • Added spiteful_crow's new UE Frigate sprite (currently unused)
  • Removed some lower-quality backgrounds and added replacements
  • Reshuffled sound tracks
  • Changed Engi/Mantis references to Automaton/Hissho
  • Event edits
  • Tweaks & balances
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Sonata 7a

Sonata 7a

May 1, 2013 Full Version 2 comments

New ships, new weapons, new music, and more polish! Sonata 7a includes a complete UI, soundtrack, background, weapon, and story overhaul.

Sonata 7

Sonata 7

Dec 14, 2012 Full Version 18 comments

Sonata 7 includes a complete UI, soundtrack, background, weapon, and story overhaul. Focus races for this release are the United Empire, the religious...

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Philtehsamuraiwalrus Jun 25 2013, 10:54am says:

Is there anyway to restore ftl to 1.0..1? Or, if not, when will a compatible version be uploaded

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thashepherd Creator
thashepherd Aug 10 2013, 1:17pm replied:

I'll take a look at it within the coming month.

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iLovePanda265 Jun 24 2013, 11:58am says:

Im having the same problem as crossdressinate the game starts up but when i press start after selecting my ship it crashes. I have used both the steam and nonsteam version so I dont think thats the problem. Also i have tried using versions 7 and 7a and they both have the same problem.

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iLovePanda265 Jun 24 2013, 12:33pm replied:

Found the problem, its incompatible with the latest version of FTL it works on 1.03.1 but not 1.03.3. Im guessing we'll have to just wait for another update.

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thashepherd Creator
thashepherd Aug 10 2013, 1:18pm replied:

I'll do my best to post one in the next month (now that my laptop's fixed)

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CrossDressiNate Jun 2 2013, 6:54pm says:

Just installed this mod with the mod manager, it's the only mod installed and I keep getting CTD's whenever I hit start after I choose my ship loadout in the hangar. I'm using the Steam version of FTL.

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Spiteful_Crow Jan 6 2013, 10:01am says:

Endless space meets Faster than light? Yes please.

Are the ship graphics going to be redone in the FTL pixel style or will they remain as-is?

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thashepherd Creator
thashepherd Jan 7 2013, 12:24pm replied:

We'll see. I've recently brought on another artist and his work is far closer to vanilla FTL style (I'm more of a dev than an artist).

New content in the next release will be a bit more "FTL"-y, although the ships that are in right now won't be updated for a while. I'm not concerned with matching vanilla as much as I am with changing everything and stretching the bounds of what is possible.

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Spiteful_Crow Jan 12 2013, 6:32pm replied:

Ah. fair enough, Though I did try to remake the existing frigate sprite in the FTL style, just to see if I could. Dunno if you'll want it or not.

I should probably do osme more shading around the front of the ship though...

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thashepherd Creator
thashepherd Jan 12 2013, 7:57pm replied:

That looks absolutely outstanding! I'd love to use it, but the rest of the Sonata ships would need to be remade to match (or at least the Long Island)

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Spiteful_Crow Jan 16 2013, 7:49am replied:

Actually, I'm having trouble finding out which ship the long island is based off, as it doesn't seem to be any of the UE ships in endless space, any help?

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thashepherd Creator
thashepherd Jan 17 2013, 12:24am replied:

Why don't you email me directly - matthew.j.alioto@gmail.com.

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Spiteful_Crow Jan 12 2013, 11:38pm replied:

Oh neat! I'd love to redo the rest of the ships, and maybe the crewman sprites too.

The Long Island's gonna be a challenge... oh ho ho...

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