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22 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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tezaar Feb 25 2015, 7:35pm says:

Do i need the dlcs to play the mod or is Rebellion enough?

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TheFlyingAlamo Feb 25 2015, 9:59pm replied:

You don't NEED them from what I hear, but you'll be missing out on a lot of good stuff if you don't have them. So...you WANT them for sure.

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tezaar Feb 25 2015, 10:20pm replied:

what do you mean by that? will some features of the mod not show up because i dont have the dlcs like will a section of a system just be blank or something?

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TheFlyingAlamo Feb 25 2015, 10:24pm replied:

I believe that the game will have some features greyed out and you won't have certain "events" occurring.

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tezaar Feb 25 2015, 11:19pm replied:

thanks for your help

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Aresius Feb 25 2015, 1:03pm says:

Well, since the game kept on crashing with the latest version and some said it's because I only have 4 GB of RAM (lesser still because I used x86), I installed the x64 version this afternoon, and put 2 additional 2GB in, so now I have a total of 8GB in the machine. But ever since that, half my games don't work anymore! Minecraft - crashes during startup, Star Wars Battlefront 2 - exits to Windows halfway during the loading screen, Command & Conquer 3 and 4 - both crash at some point. And Sins of a Solar Empire doesn't even start up!


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Guest Feb 25 2015, 1:44pm replied:

For Battlefront 2, go to your Windows Sound devices, then recording devices, right click in the white area and select show disabled devices, then enable Stereo Mix. Battlefront 2 should then work. :)

-Neil K.

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Ambarenya Feb 25 2015, 1:24pm replied:

Could also try running in compatibility mode.

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Aresius Feb 26 2015, 6:18am replied:

Takk, that solved this issue.

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Schuchart Feb 25 2015, 1:16pm replied:

Do a clean reinstall of Windows (I suspect you're using that) and the games you want to play (verify game cache of Sins via Steam). I don't see any harm in upgrading your system, unless something went wrong on your end. How did you install the x64-version anyways?

I mean, most of the people run x64 Win7 or 8 nowadays and they have no/minimal problems. Some older games are slightly or totally uncompatible with 64-bit, but there are workarounds on the net.

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Aresius Feb 26 2015, 6:22am replied:

What do you mean by "How did I install?" DVD in, installed on a suitably big partition, done.

As Ambarenya suggested, compatibility mode got Sins working, and Minecraft is back on tracks as well. Strangely it did not work yesterday, no matter how many restarts I did, no matter what I did at all.

I think there will be time, when I have one PC with x64 for the latest games, one with a regular x86 XP for the not so recent games, and one very old with 2000 for games that don't even work on XP anymore (only 2 so far, but still.)...

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DirtySheriffx Feb 25 2015, 6:05am says:

I have tried several different ways of getting this mod to work and so far I have been unable. when it first came out I got it working fine, then I had to get my pc looked at, now I have to do it again it just wont work.

after every attempt I get the message saying "mini dump". I will admit this sort of thing is over my head and the videos I have looked at are for different machines so I am not sure which one to follow.

is there some where I can look that can help me with this problem??

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fellrunner Feb 25 2015, 6:14am replied:

Try this: Moddb.com

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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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