Star Trek: Armada 3 is an upcoming mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Beginning around the time of the Dominion war the mod will progress on it's own branching timeline. Players will have access to four races initially on release...
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- The Return of the Gul! -


the Gul's reaction upon learning of his return.


That's right ladies and gents, I have returned to the fold. Some time ago Bane and myself decided we were happy with or contribution and both felt that we'd achieved everything we wanted to in STA3. We retired from active development but have kept close to the active team and in regular contact.

Recently the team have begun a new project; Star Trek Infinities for Stellaris. This has naturally put some extra strain on the team and as you can imagine has more than doubled the work needed to be done. Max has been very busy with Stellaris and is doing some fantastic work over there but that left Ambarenya with a little less support than he had previously with regards to the release of Final Frontier. After chatting with the Dev's and having recently stepped up to help out with the patches modding was an itch that I couldn't scratch.

It's a hard thing to describe really, the compulsion to be a part of something like this. It's a lot of work. It's at times frustrating, it takes a fair amount of time to achieve anything demonstrable and can make you want to bang your head against a wall when things don't work. But it's so unbelievably satisfying. I love what I do on my Youtube channel and I have to liken it with this. It's a passion that is, and should be unending. Yes, sometimes you need to take a step back in order to gain perspective and understanding but the desire to create never goes away.

Working with Bane on YT and with the team here at STA3 has been something life altering for me personally. They're amazing people and have truly left me a better, more fulfilled person than I was before I started these endeavors. The foundation of my YT channel was a desire to show off the work that these amazing people were doing, totally of their own backs, with no financial gain, simply because of a shared love of their chosen field and that's never gone away and never will. I wanted to get back to what I love in many respects and when Ambarenya suggested I might like to lend a hand again and I agreed I felt like I was coming home. This is what I love and I've realized that not being a part of this was a hole that left something missing. Long story short, I'm happy to be back!

I'll mainly be supporting the team in their vision for a much larger, more diverse galaxy for the player to explore and conquer in Final Frontier and will be working closely with Ambarenya to achieve this.

So let's get down to business!


- Give a Cardassian a Bajoran! -

It's an old Cardassian Proverb!

"Give a Cardassian a Bajoran and he shall have his housework complete for a day,

give him a disruptor and he shall have a whole workforce!"


That's right ladies and gentlemen! I'm talking about giving the correct skills and tools for the job at hand. Traditionally we haven't been able to do this but through the efforts of Ambarenya we've been able to redevelop tutorials for STA3! They're very transferrable and will teach you how to play Sins as a whole. If you complete the tutorials that FF offer it'll give you a solid grounding on how to play STA3 or any other mod you choose. Take a look and see what you think! We're really proud of this and can't wait to release it to you all.



- Every Cardassian loves a beautiful Model -

No, not the kind you're thinking of! Our team have continued in their commitment to bring you high quality models with a unique feel for our projects and I wanted to share this with you a little. Below you should see our new Romulan Warbird model by Nekronus. He's been good enough to pop it into sketchfab so you can view it from any angle. It's amazing work and I'm delighted to welcome him to the team. What an incredible first effort and I can't wait to see what he produces next!

We've also been replacing some other models that we weren't quite happy with and I was fortunate enough to have Max's modelling talent (giggady) shown to me recently. During a chat on Skype he fully modeled a new Steamrunner class. I was lucky enough to be able to record it and really enjoyed the process. If you'd like to take a look and watch it come to life then check out the video below. It shows the work and love as well as some of the techniques that go into creating something of the quality we need for our projects.


- The Outlaw DLC -

So recently sins has had a new DLC pack unveiled. This caused a little stress in the STA3 camp as it was only a couple of days following another update so we really had so scramble to get you playable versions out. As it stands we do already have support for the Outlaw DLC in our current build but it's more of a placeholder than a finished version. Currently the outlaw's you'll see are Bajoran scum vessels but we're going to take another look at this and hopefully we'll be able to include a greater variety of vessels that with mainly comprise of the current pirate factions. You'll see marauding Nauusicaan, Gorn and Orion vessels in Final Frontier as well as some of the pirate vessels from SFC (one pictured below). We'd love to be able to increase the variety of this but as it stands the coding will only allow us one group. Several teams have requested the ability to define several distinct groups for this feature and if this becomes a reality then we will increase the scope of this quite happily!



Well ladies and gentlemen, I think that's enough waffle from me for now. I hope you've enjoyed the brief update. We'll continue to post blogs like this as we develop. what would you like the subject of the next blog to be? Let us know in the comments.

Don't forget to watch our Stellaris mod also. you can find them on the link below!

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The Final Frontier - Dev Diary 3

The Final Frontier - Dev Diary 3

News 25 comments

In this diary, we will be exploring further details of the planetary system, but with special attention to some of the work that has been done with visuals...

The Final Frontier - Dev Diary 2

The Final Frontier - Dev Diary 2

News 21 comments

Dev Diary 2 on the progress made with Star Trek: Armada III - The Final Frontier. In this dev diary, we will be talking about the expansion's extensive...

Final Frontier dev diary 1

Final Frontier dev diary 1

News 23 comments

In this first developer diary for the next expansion we'll show you how we're making new planets for this next expansion.

Star Trek: Infinities - First News!

Star Trek: Infinities - First News!

News 80 comments

Announcement Trailer and First News for Star Trek: Infinities, with Teaser Screenshots!

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Star Trek Armada 3: Sins 1.85 Update Full Version

Star Trek Armada 3: Sins 1.85 Update Full Version

Full Version 133 comments

Hi all, Please find below the updated version of STA3 to work with the Steam 1.85 release of Rebellion. Don't forget to re-apply Large Address Aware if...

STA3 1.3 for Rebellion 1.84 & G.O.G version

STA3 1.3 for Rebellion 1.84 & G.O.G version

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Hi all, Please find below the updated version of STA3 to work with the Steam 1.84 release of Rebellion and with the Good Old Games download some of you...

STA3: A Call To Arms 1.3 Full Version Zip

STA3: A Call To Arms 1.3 Full Version Zip

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My friends ... the time has come to boldly push back against the relentless advance of the Dominion and all others who would wish to extinguish the light...

Large Address Aware

Large Address Aware

Patch 23 comments

This is the Large Address Aware Tool which can allow Sins of a solar empire to run with more than 2GB Ram, Due to STA3 being larger than most other sins...

CTA Versions 1.2.1 with LAA and EnabledMods

CTA Versions 1.2.1 with LAA and EnabledMods

Full Version 104 comments

Our Latest release Ladies and Gents. Enjoy! Simply unzip to location. This time with LAA and EnabledMods, follow our install videos via the GulGaming...

STA3: A Call To Arms 1.2.1 Full Version Zip

STA3: A Call To Arms 1.2.1 Full Version Zip

Full Version 108 comments

Our Latest release Ladies and Gents. Enjoy! Simply unzip to location.

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Boredengineer
Boredengineer

In version 1.4, have the Klingons been downgraded or something? I like playing 8 player known universe map, and since the v1.4 update, the Klingons don't seem to build a big fleet at all, just seem to stick with Kurn and a few other ships... Needless to say they then get dessimated by another AI. Anyone experiencing similar. The Romulans still love a border skirmish and a good scrap. Klingons have had their teeth pulled out

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Boredengineer
Boredengineer

1.3 even

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dukeW
dukeW

Just a small bugreport:

The large type L marginal planet's 3rd industrial upgrade gives no bonus at all (only tiny reduction of max population).

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jonsin1459
jonsin1459

I assume I'm not really spoiling anything here but did anyone see the new Enteprise in Star Trek Beyond? Is it just me or does it actually look WORSE than the JJ prise?

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OrionSlaver
OrionSlaver

Hard to say. We only see the Enterprise-A for about 10 seconds in the film and most of that is spent in close-up. I saw some things that I preferred over the old JJ-prise but for the most part it seemed to be much of the same.

Our opinions will solidify when someone comes across some concept art or something so we can get a better look at her.

The new ship in Star Trek - Discovery has sparked a great deal more conversation among the team, so far.

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Guest
Guest

It's a rip off what the Enterprise could have looked like in the late 70's. Basically, when ST: Phase 2 TV show was in pre-production (before it was changed into ST:TMP), the guy who designed the star destroyer in Star Wars was hired to update the look of the Enterprise. So, he took a star destroyer, removed the tower at the back, put the nacelles on the end tips at the back and fitted the saucer section to the front. You can do a search on the net to see the concept art. Discovery looks just like that. Personally, I am not a fan and am very fearful of the future Trek series

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rumble1701a
rumble1701a

At least this is the history of Star Trek that I recall. After SW came out, Paramount scrambled to change Phase 2 to a motion picture.

PS - The above 'Guest" is from me. I didn't sign into moddb and so it recorded me as a guest. When I tried to fix it, I hit the wrong button, giving it a thumbs down vote. :P

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NapoleonImperator92
NapoleonImperator92

Ladies and Gentlemen of this great mod community,

I would like to ask for a moment of your time regarding the in-game music. I have played all factions successfully at least once in the interest of fairness and fully testing the game. When I returned to play my beloved Federation again and again, I really came to the conclusion that the Federation could use more music tracks, specifically from Star Trek TMP, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Generations, and maybe First Contact. ST TMP would fit perfectly since the base of TNG's Theme is the Main Theme from TMP. The Undiscovered Country had some great battle music that would be great to accompany the waves of Excelsiors in most Federation Fleets. I could go on for the other movies I mentioned, but I just wanted to bring it to your attention. I have no idea how hard or easy it is to add music into the mod, or if there is any will to do this, but again I say it is just a suggestion.

Finally, I would like to thank the superb group of modders that have worked so hard and well on this mod. You made one of my childhood dreams come true and for that I, and I feel confident I speak for many others, will be eternally grateful.

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Boredengineer
Boredengineer

Copyright infringement would be an issue.

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Ambarenya Creator
Ambarenya

Thank you for your kind words.

On the topic of additional Star Trek music, though it would be easy to do, and many would agree it would be great for atmosphere, since this is a mod, it will sadly not be possible for us to release official soundtracks from the movies for use in the game.

Keep checking our page over the next few weeks for more information on The Final Frontier! New Dev Diary should go up at the end of the month.

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A wonderful mod. - 5 Unique Factions to play with (Federation, Klingons, Romulans, Borg, Dominion+Cardassians+Breen - Well balanced mod experience. - Vast graphical improvements and high quality models+textures. - Lovely music remastered out of other former Star Trek games, very fitting. - The spiritual successor to Star Trek Armada2. - Hero units + their voices included such as Picard, Sisko, Martok, Locutus of Borg, Sela etc. - Many custom maps. - Fully working AI support. - Custom Ui. - Custom…

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