Homeworld 2 meets Star Trek: Armada 2. Set in over all four Star Trek eras you will find three superbly balanced factions to face off against one another, the Alpha Quadrant superpowers! The versatile United Federation of Planets, the formidable Klingon Defence Force and the enigmatic Romulan Star Empire.
Homeworld 2 was always a little... "cartoony", this means of course that we needed to implement a whole new explosion system for the mod...
Posted by Nathanius on Dec 7th, 2011
G'day Moddb community!
Now that the cat's out of the bag in regards to our ultimate path, and we have garnered some small measure of forgiveness for not including ships like the Excelsior class and the Miranda class that were shamelessly spammed by Starfleet in the Dominion Wars, it's time to move on to the next piece of vote gathering news!
That's right! We are currently in the middle of revamping the explosion system we employ in Homeworld 2, ships will now behave in a manner more closely resembling being torn inside out by a core breach, and to boot other ships will participate too!
Here's a short demonstration of the visual aspect of the explosion mechanics:
Please note that the sub explosions before the final blast have not been implemented yet!
What's more that's not the only type of explosion you will see! Each race will have a special "death" animation as well, the Federation have the warp core breach effect as you can see in the video, the Romulans will have an effect reminiscent of a collapsing singularity core and the Borg have their own green explosions as pictured below!
Just to lay out what was in the above video:
You will also find with this that some of the larger ships will ignore enemy fighters completely and just plough through a squadron of them, spattering them over their shields
That's all for this week folks, and it's not done yet! The explosion overhaul is a huge task, so kudos to our scripter/coder extraordinaire Stargazer!
Don't forget to vote for us! I still dream of the day when the Mod of the Year competition isn't dominated by First Person Shooters :-D
Rest assured we've not run into any troubles like this!