Sins of a Solar Empire is often described as a 4XRTS game, or a game that tried to merge the action and tactics packed gameplay of a Real time strategy game with the deep, complex, empire wide strategy of a 4X turn based game. It's up to debate whether Sins succeeded in this goal, but I think all can agree that of the 4Xs of "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate", Sins is much more focused on the exterminate than on the others. This mod seeks to give more depth to the other 3Xs of the game by adding additional game elements or refining the existing ones to reward players who give more strategic thought to the non-combat side of the game. Combat will still be the center point of the game, but players will find that the non-combat options available will be much more rewarding. Spying, exploring, sabotage, diplomacy, culture, and economic development have all been added or changed in innovative new ways. Regardless of what you think Sins is, this is the 4XRTS it should have been.
A series of optional graphics enhancement minimods for the Enhanced 4X Mod and Interregnum to allow the player to customize their experience. Use of the Sins:Re compatibility minimods requires the Sins:Remastered Mod.
Please see the Mini-mod Readmes for detailed installation instructions. The Sins:Re compatibility mini-mods require the installation of Sins:Remastered. BGM Enhanced Graphics should be loaded just above the main E4X/Interregnum mod folders, and the Sins:Re mini-mods should be loaded at the absolute top of the mod stack.
BGM Enhanced Graphics: a mini-mod for the Enhanced 4X Mod. This mini-mod incorporates the changes found in Bailknight's Graphics Mod into E4X, including texture, particle, and effect overhauls. Compatible with Interregnum.
E4X Sins:Re: This mini-mod addresses incompatibilities in E4X 1.86 in conjunctions with Sins:Re 0.94b and allows them to function together. Both E4X 1.86 and Sins: Remastered 0.94b need to be downloaded and installed.
INT Sins:Re: This mini-mod addresses incompatibilities in INT Beta 1.0 in conjunctions with Sins:Re 0.94b and allows them to function together. E4X 1.86, INT Beta 1.0 and Sins: Remastered 0.94b all need to be downloaded and installed. Both E4X Sins:Re and INT Sins:Re should be loaded for full compatibility.