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Ship upgrades, two new planet types, lots of awesome planet textures from infinite space, and more are here!

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Hello everyone,

Enhanced 4X Mod 1.5 has been released! Sorry that it took a little longer than I wanted. You can download it here, and you can pick up the new set of minimods here.

While I'm sure you know the new features by now, 1.5 adds the new ship upgrade system allowing you give your capitalships and titan new bonuses and abilities. Will you have the foresight to give your prized level 6 Marza Dreadnaught an "Emergency Phase Drive" upgrade, to let it escape from a Phase Jump Inhibitor after a deadly battle gone wrong? Will you grin as strikecraft fly into your Vorastra titan's pulse beams, only to be instantly annihilated? Or will you sacrifice one of your Advent capitalships to disable the entire enemy fleet for a short while, letting the rest of your ships escape or go for the kill?

Before you start upgrading your prized war machines however, you'll probably notice all the great looking planet textures added from Infinite Space! Big thanks to Axeldude for the vast majority of these. And thanks to the abundance of awesome textures he made, I decided to create two new planet types so I could use more of them! One of them comes from Infinite Space, but has a new planet bonus to help it stand out, while the other I believe is new to any planet mod. Hopefully you'll find them as your Empire explores among the stars.

And several smaller changes might catch your eyes as well. The renamed factions will be pretty obvious, but heroes, phase jump inhibitors and a few other things have been tweaked or adjusted. As always, check the last section of the readme to find out about the little things.

If you're a bit confused by these things or anything else in the mod, check out the updated Beginners Guide or ask in the Advice section. And if you find any bugs please make a thread in the bugs section. And any and all feedback is welcome in the general section.

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Wafflessss
Wafflessss

Planet enhancements! Must see immediately!
Will there be particle effect enhancements in the future?

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GoaFan77 Author
GoaFan77

I almost included a minimod with Bailknight's graphics mod, but then I realized the updated Rebellion particles meant including that really only affected the explosions. I am looking into other options.

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Wafflessss
Wafflessss

I'm very glad to hear that :D

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axeldude
axeldude

Excellent, gonna check this out when I get home!

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mangomango999
mangomango999

GoaFan77 have you ever thought of a diplomacy option that allows for brokering a deal between two warring factions? The idea would be for you and the two other parties to end up as bestest buddies. That way the three of you could go on to rule the universe. Muah hah hah hah! Or maybe it would create a new entity called "The Empire". Right now I'm in a Sacrifice of Angels game and their are 2 Borgs. I have allies but they are fighting each other. I'm going to die unless they stop fighting with each other as the Borg pick us apart. That was the inspiration for this mini-garden wall of text. Thanks for the work you do. :)

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GoaFan77 Author
GoaFan77

Mango, I haven't quite thought about that, but I have wanted a sort of "unite against the bigger threat" option, so that two warning factions could decide they need to team up against the big bad guy whose been building up the whole game on the other side of the solar system. Sadly I have been unable to come up with a mechanism that works well, as I'd need to somehow run a check on the status of three players.

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framon_80
framon_80

Is it possible to implement home cities in sins rebellion like in age of empires 3 heaven.

Home City will add a new layer of depth to strategy of every game you play in sins.

It can change the outcome of a game depending on what kind of shipments the enemy or you choose.

You will be able to build different kinds of strategies before you even start the game.

Want to rush the enemy? Select military-oriented shipments and etc. Want diplomacy, start with envoys.

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GoaFan77 Author
GoaFan77

I'm afraid I haven't played age of empires 3, so I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

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