Full version of the Salamanders race mod for Soulstorm 1.1
Howdo, Welcome to the Fuggles's Salamanders mod for Soulstorm, which adds a new race, the Salamanders chapter of the Space Marines to your game of Soulstorm bringing new units, new tactics, new AI and a new map. To play, download and run the installer, then from the title screen go to Game Manager and select the Salamanders Mod.
You will also need jONES1979' Objective Points mod to enable the custom Salamanders LP, and you can get this from the first post of this thread Moddb.com
The Salamanders are a chapter who come from the planet Nocturne, which has very high gravity and because of this the Salamanders are bigger and stronger than other marines, albeit a bit slower to react to things. They have difficulty with using aerial equipment owing to the difficulties of training in such an environment. Further, owing to the radiation then they have mutated to have black skin and burning red eyes.
Followers of the Promethean Cult they believe in self dependence, so have trained in the art of manufacture and tend to field higher numbers of custom weapons, armour and as skilled blacksmiths, they have a lot of hammers. The cult values fire and so too do the Salamanders, who favour flamer and melta weaponery.
This mod is not strictly codex, what with them not having one, but is my interpretation of the chapter so I know there are fluff deviations in place.
A bit of background on this mod, if I may indulge you. This mod is my project, started by me on my own and with limited alpha testing to some of my DoW friends and buddies. I had to learn how to do a hell of a lot of new stuff and all the new textures, 2d Art and AE code is mine and the Salamander AI is heavily mine and at one point I was even audio editing! Basically, it started and ends with me. That said, the aforementioned DoW friends have been great with new LP's and unit donations to really make this mod something special.
The Beta was released the day prior to my daughter coming into the world and I am now far too busy to mod properly! For this reason, 1.1 is likely the final version, barring any crazy hotfixes.
I dedicate this mod to Matilda.
fuggles - AI, UCS, UI art, texture art, TC, AE, FFE
jONES1979 for Thunderfire and a nice scaly LP in the objective_points_ss mod
Horusheretic for the use of the thunderfire as well
Thud for voices, general assistance, ai and support. Bedrock of DoW modding that man.
Gambit - Testing
Shodar87 - Testing
Reaper R66 - Fixed my sergeant woesTorzel - assistance with my colour bleed woes
Whiteshield - Terminator model
Catwell and Ironwarrior42 - Stormraven and permission to use (sorry I wasn't much help, unexpected demolition of mancave. Maybe one day in the future I shall return to redeem myself).
Heroes team for their win condition
fireplanet art by AkapOne of Deviant art ; Alkap0ne.deviantart.com
Outcast Main Theme is from the Outcast OST (amazing game with voxels - remember them? Aged looking but so amazingly worth playing from GoG). Freely available.
Authors of the Salamander Wiki page for their knowledge and artwork - Totally inspirational and without this page, this would not exist.
Purgation over Kaurava Mod - For all their fine models, without which this would not be possible.
Relic/Ironlore - as above, but did less ^^
Apologies to anyone I have forgotten, I will be able to view the forums on my droid and hopefully amend swiftly for anyone who feels slighted.