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23 comments by Bane(Dev) on Feb 20th, 2015

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Add-On Name: Realistic Borg
Author: Draconis
Type: Faction Overhaul

Mother of God.The Federation is gone!!

Allow me to re-introduce Draconis our first mod contributor and fellow member of the Armada 3 Dev Team, Releasing Realistic Borg an insight into how he feels a more realistic Borg should play out as a playable faction, we ask him a few questions around this latest Add-On.

Hi Draconis, Why a new Add-On for the Borg faction?

Basically we felt that some people would find the Borg more interesting if they got to play the Borg as they were in the show minus the endgame episode of course! I really felt that the fans wanted this kind of Borg but it just really would make multi player no fun for those on the receiving end, well unless you like that sort of punishment!

So what have you changed from the original CTA faction?

I basically have spent a lot of time rebalancing their research tree, for example they will now through research be faster, stronger, more ships, more capitals, discounts etc, more bonuses for research it basically emulates a collective response so similar to the bonuses that the AI gets, Though to make it fair i removed the AI bonuses for this sub mod so you don't get a 2x more powerful Borg AI ... that would be bad!

Will you be planning any other Add Ons?

I dont know but i never say never between working on Axanar and this but i suppose if the supporters of this mod have the desire for something i may take a go at trying to fulfill that where i can.

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rsmcphail Mar 14 2015, 5:30pm says:

I am havering trouble installing the mod and I've looked and read. Can some one email me at rsmcphail@hotmail.com with step by step instructions please in steps like step 1 step 2 .. I would really like to play this but just can't figure it out

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fellrunner Mar 15 2015, 8:15am replied:

Try this:


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Brucienator Mar 12 2015, 1:06pm says:

Heyho, is there anyway to edit ship files? I want to change something for private used, but it is Coded! I wanted to make all Dreadnaughts a bit more powerful. Is there a way or are you strictly forbidding any kind of editing, even if its for Private use only?

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OrionSlaver Mar 12 2015, 4:26pm replied:

You're welcome to edit the game if you have the know-how. If you produce something that works and you think other people might be interested in, let the devs know and they'll host it for you on ModDB. :)

Share the love.

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martox Mar 12 2015, 3:06pm replied:

they are in BIN format to speed up the load time and make the game run smoother so you will in to turn them into txt to edit, look on the sins forums for how to do it

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Brucienator Mar 14 2015, 3:09pm replied:

Yop, thanks for that info. Got it working now :) I doubt my playing arround foolishly with some numbers would tickle other people to much (balance issues), and it would be a mere dmg or shield number changing. Still thanks for the advices guys <3

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Architect96 Mar 13 2015, 7:47pm replied:

Don't set Borg to agressive, not unless you want a really big challenge

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OrionSlaver Mar 12 2015, 11:15am replied:

It sets their behaviour pattern - 'Aggressive' means the AI's priority will be attacking you or other players.

Difficulty level determines how challenging the AI is. Set it to the highest difficulty setting, with Aggressive behaviour, and you'll be in for a challenge.

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icecubeop-clan Mar 12 2015, 4:07am says:

hello guys :) i am still new here and i have question regarding the video options:
how can i change the resolution in this game?

it just shows me 1024x768 ... i want to play in 1920 16:9 . is that possible? :)

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Schuchart Mar 12 2015, 7:36am replied:

You can either set it in-game via Options > Display > Resolution to the one you want.

If that is not available you may change the resolution manually under [...]\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Setting\rebellion.user.setting
Open the file with notepad or editor and look for:

VideoFullScreenWidth 1024
VideoFullScreenHeight 768

Change this to your liking. Most probably:

VideoFullScreenWidth 1920
VideoFullScreenHeight 1080

Don't forget to change the refresh rate in the file to the one corelating with your resolution as well.


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icecubeop-clan Mar 12 2015, 12:42pm replied:

thx bro :)

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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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