Ages Of the Federation is a new series of total conversions to Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion starting with "The Four Years War". The first mod in the series takes place between the Enterprise and Original series eras, focusing on the conflict between the early Federation and Klingon Empire. A Resurgent Romulan Star Empire, angry and still licking its wounds after its defeat to the federations waits in the shadows, ready to take advantage of a misstep by either the warring powers.

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leetzelong
leetzelong

I really like the way you guys rendered the Crossfield. If the original idea for the enterprise, which the crossfield was based on had looked like this, I'm sure it would be have beem a favourite for the Constitution Class Enterprise as well.

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leetzelong
leetzelong

On another note...since star ships have so many windows (which do not seem to be structural weaknesses), wouldn't it have made sense for ships to have the big viewport/window/viewscreens as depicted in the JJ/Disco-verse, I mean, if humans are happy seeing this on an over sized TV, why not just stay home and control ships remotely. Exploration is about seeing it with your own eyes, isn't it?

-This is a purely philosophical Trek question, not in any way related to the mod.

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Hobbs203 Creator
Hobbs203

Initially when Star Trek was concieved I don't think they had had the idea of overlaying images over a window like augmented reality we now know.

The viewscreens acted as TV screens mainly for video calls and to magnify or look from other perspectives of the ship. Just a sign of the times really.

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

I don't see the difference, frankly. A screen is both safer and more versatile than a window. It can be used to magnify and augment images, filter out or enhance image light levels, show images from multiple angles or viewpoints, show tactical displays, offer convenient two-way face-to-face communications, etc. The Enterprise-D was able to fly into a star's corona and the bridge crew were able to observe without being blinded and without needing to close shutters or anything.

Plus I feel that the 'windows don't seem to be structural weaknesses' thing is a bit of a stretch. I find it hard to believe that a transparent material is going to be as strong as the bare metal that makes up the overwhelming majority of the ship's exterior surface. Federation ships have so many windows precisely because they're exploration ships, but the bridge needs to be both functional and well protected.

And yes, it's also better cinematically. "Captain I have something on sensors," "On screen", is beter than, "Captain, I have something on sensors, come over here and take a look at my console."

Display overlays, augmented reality, HUDs, etc., are fine for smaller displays like helmet visors or shuttle cockpits. But a massive window across the forward quarter of a massive starship's command center? I think not.

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Vaurek
Vaurek

Completely agree Orion.

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Shermos(LegionN7)
Shermos(LegionN7)

A point I would make is that even modern navy ships have a windowed bridge for mark I eyeball observation, though there is a protected CIC inside the ship where the captain gives orders from. It makes sense to me that Federation ships would have a protected bridge with a view"screen" since they are multi-role. Can be used for combat, but it's not their primary purpose.

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Tuskin38
Tuskin38

the view screen in DSC has done almost everything you described in the first paragraph. 2d communications, enhancing areas and zooming, putting things 'on screen'

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leetzelong
leetzelong

I hear all of you, and, I guess, I tend to lean in with you, It does look cool, though, swinging around the ship in seeing the crew from the outside, how small they are compared to the ship. Don't often get the size comparison.

Anyway, mission accomplished...conversation stimulator.

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Shermos(LegionN7)
Shermos(LegionN7)

At first I wished the mod would have nothing to do with STD/Disco, but your redesign is growing on me. It looks like it could be the Connie's mum... or grandma maybe. gilfs anyone?

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

It's based more on the original concept than the final model DSC for some reason decided to go with.

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Shermos(LegionN7)
Shermos(LegionN7)

Ah. I forgot about that.

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leetzelong
leetzelong

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Flexen
Flexen

She is really a beauty, so is this image, well done

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