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After years on the long road, our journey finally reaches its end.

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Greetings all,

It's finally here! The final, definitive edition of Star Trek Armada 3 is finally ready and available for you to play! Download it now!

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Why are you still reading this? Go and download the mod! Play! Enjoy!

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You're...still here? Okay.

It's difficult to describe how this feels for us as a team. What started as a personal project for a frenzied Dutch booty-pirate in 2012 has grown into what we would call a small phenomenon, with hundreds of thousands of unique downloads and players from all around the world of every race, creed, gender and orientation. It's been a long, often tedious, sometimes stressful but mostly fun road, and it's one that as a team we are so proud to have traveled.

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As I say, Armada 3 started out as a personal project for Max, then a budding 3D artist. Since then this team has grown into more than just a group of modders. As a team we've been parts of each other's lives for years now. We've witnessed each other's triumphs, supported each other through hard times, lamented (and, let's be real, secretly laughed) at failures, and whole-heartedly cheered at successes. We've seen each other's careers start and fall apart, marriages and divorces, the deaths of loved ones and the births of children. Team members have come and gone, and even though we're spread over thousands of miles around the world and many of us haven't actually physically met, the members of Stellar Parallax, past and present, have become, I feel, an unusual and very special group of friends. Here's to all of you, gents!

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The road to this final re-release has been long and rocky. There have been discussions, arguments, blow-ups and reconciliations. It started as a simple patch designed to address some of the more glaring bugs still present in Armada 3, overlooked by a team that was, to be honest, eager to move on to other projects. But what started as a bugfix gradually grew in scope, until it finally became a full-blown project unto itself that recaptured our excitement for Armada 3 and committed us to seeing to it that this mighty mod sailed off into the sunset having reached its great potential. And the driving force behind this project can be suummed up in a single word - Bane.

Bane has been a part of Stellar Parallax since damn near the beginning. He's not afraid of hard work and doesn't back down from a challenge. In fact, I have it on good authority that he was once found wandering the Canadian wilderness just looking to fight a bear or brawny moose that could put up a worthy struggle. It's this kind of passion that Bane has brought to Armada 3, and as the project lead for the re-release the amount of time and work and stress and mostly metaphorical blood and sweat he has personally put into this mod cannot be overstated.

And the same goes for the whole re-release team. Imagine the effort it would take to build a big new house. Now imagine the effort it would take to take that house apart, one piece at a a time, fix and improve each individual part, and then put it all together again in a way that looks similar but is better in every way. That's what's been achieved here and we are so proud.

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And through it all there's been you - our supporters, fans, players, audience, loyal subjects or whatever you want to call yourselves. Armada 3 has been a long, immense and at times difficult project, especially over the last 18 months with the pandemic wreaking havoc on all our lives. Your support, encouragement, kind words and yes, even your annoying questions have meant so much to us. We've loved your enthusiasm and engagement. This project would never have made it without you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, one and all.

Our very special thanks go to our Patrons: Miles and Heather Simpson, MR EVAN C BROWN, Darius Trent, trazyn, Chris H, Anthony, Joey J Pan, Fortress Tiberius-Kiryu, Alex Green, Michael Allan, Alex Dyer, Jessie Glover, Ash Wallis, Beelosh, Centurian128, and Michael Goldfarb.

With that, I have but one final, bittersweet duty to perform for Armada 3.

I hereby announce that Star Trek Armada 3, full conversion mod for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, is no longer in active development.

I declare Armada 3 to be complete. Go forth and conquer!

Until next time, dear friends, stay classy. Or don't.
- OrionSlaver & the Stellar Parallax team

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dalekKharn
dalekKharn

"It's been a long road
Getting from there to here
It's been a long time
But my time is finally" ......

Sorry could resist..

So proud of you guys and what you have accomplished, loved all the live streams that usual ended in max and gul unable to keep themselves from laughing at something rude or Guls amazing drawing skills. Also 9 times out of 10 the stream would end up way of course, which my toddler loved, she loved listening to you guys on stream.

Sad that its all ending and to quote tom baker "its the end but the moment has been prepared for"

I look forward to playing this once it has downloaded and cant wait to see what you guys do in future, assuming that Ages of the fed is still on the go?

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Oh, we're far from done. Ages of the Federation is next on the agenda.

The show goes on!

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Centurian128
Centurian128

I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the entire team for the work and dedication you have shown for this and all of your projects. It's been a journey and a half and I am glad to have been there for as much of it as I have. A fantastic project and here's to more good times from Stellar Parallax!
Thanks to you all for this and Live Long and Prosper!

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TheScootness
TheScootness

Very well said. I'm not sure I can improve upon this, so I'll just echo it. I've spent so many countless hours playing STA3. Sins has LONG been one of the only games I keep coming back to time and time again, mostly due to this mod. Thanks for everything!

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Hoc477
Hoc477

i've watched this mod from the very beginning, a big thank you for making our star trek fans dreams a reality

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings

"All good things..."

Except that this is a merely a beginning for us fans, not an ending. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication, Stellar Parallax <3

Can't wait to see (and feel - thanks to Orion's magnificent writing you amazing Slaver) the full Trek circle complete with both Ages of the Federation mods!

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OrionSlaver Author
OrionSlaver

Oh, you!

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The_Preacher
The_Preacher

The song immediately started playing in my head (DalekKharn already pointed it out, haha)...

Thank for all you have done on this mod - its something special, and I would say without doubt one of top 3 mods for any RTS game ever. And the best mod for any ST-themed game. For me, gist of RTS is based around SOASE and Supreme Commander FaF primarily.

How many things happens in just one decade of time ... who knows where another decade leads us all. But we need to boldly go forward...

Every end is a beginning of something new. A beginning of new adventure and discoveries.

Warp 9.99 - engage.

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Iscariot_XIII
Iscariot_XIII

Thank you for all of the work you put into this mod. I've personally enjoyed hundreds of hours of gameplay and I'm sure I speak for other lurkers as well that we owe you a debt of gratitude.

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darrenkoester1
darrenkoester1

I remember downloading V0.95 on Christmas morning all those years ago

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Nathanius
Nathanius

Congratulations team :)

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Arling
Arling

:-) G R E A T work People. Well Done.

Personally I'm V E R Y pleased with it

(*Smiley*) (*Thumbs Up*)

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Please also adapt Your "Icon Replacer" to This version also.

Now that it's a Fact that "Minor Factions DLC" Never comes on GOG.com then PPLLEEAASSEE "Smuggle" the "Forrbidden Worlds DLC", "Stellar Phenomena DLC", "Outlaw Sectors DLC" and The "Minor Factions DLC" into Your MOD for Us who own The GOG.com Version of SoaSE-R.

PPLLEEAASSEE

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Again:

Please create Your own "Sins of a Galaxy Empire" with Your own Engine - so You can free Your-self of the limitation(s) of SoaSE-R.

PPLLEEAASSEE

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Hobbs203
Hobbs203

Icon replacer is coming but it'll be a little while.

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Arling
Arling

A 1000 thanks.

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TheScootness
TheScootness

Wow! The PDF was very helpful. I already had a decent understanding of the armors and weapons but having it laid out there is great. I've messed around in the code quite a bit over the years but this gives me a much deeper sense of how it all works together. Thank you.

Any chance we get a final changelog? I'm such a nerd I'd love to read all the different changes but I imagine it's pretty extensive, so if not that's totally fine.

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings

I thought I was the only nerd here waiting for a full changelog :P

You'll agree with me that there's some nerdy, undescrivable pleasure in reading them haha

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TheScootness
TheScootness

I absolutely agree!

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Imperator_RAD-X
Imperator_RAD-X

"I declare Armada 3 to be complete. Go forth and conquer!"

And with that:

Sins: the final rebellion. These are the voyages of the starship Armada. Its nine-year mission: to implement unique new factions. To seek out new content and new methods of gameplay. To boldly go where no mod has gone before!

Live in peace guys, downloading as I say it. Congratulations.

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pwinbank
pwinbank

Hey guys & Gals,

Been a strategy gamer for many years (STA 1 & 2 bought as new) downloaded STA 3 (Just found out it was out)

Had a play last night & I can't play Dominion & when i play Borg I get error messages (Using Trapezoid mainly)

I am a noob at mods in games so be gentle please

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mdsnyder1975
mdsnyder1975

Have you made sure all your drivers are up to date? Especially graphics card updates? That can make or break you.

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mdsnyder1975
mdsnyder1975

As usual, you guys knocked it out of the park. I've gotta say, zooming in on a constellation class and actually SEEING the bees in the hanger is awesome. Take a bow.

I've now played all the factions with this version, and the only question I have is, where do you build the Cardassian Envoy ship? Beyond that, not a single glitch, not a single crash, nothing. You definitely perfected the code this time.

Thank you for your work, vision, and absolute dedication to quality work that any AAA gaming team would envy.

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spartan11011
spartan11011

It's an ability in the frigate factory, I was having issues finding it as well!

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Warwind2010_2
Warwind2010_2

Which version is the mod ???

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Arling
Arling

Bug report:

After 3 hours of gameplay in a row Then SoaSE Rebellion crashed.

After loading my saved game it now crashes after 5 minutes of gameplay.

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Hobbs203
Hobbs203

Needle, meet haystack.

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VictoryisMike
VictoryisMike

Truly this is a great day for the Dominion, thank you!

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GalacticReggie
GalacticReggie

A wonderful job. I hope you all know how much you are appreciated. This mod is a love-letter to Trek fans. We don't get decent Star Trek games very often, and I am joyed to see that some fans took it upon themselves to make a great one.

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ScottishViking
ScottishViking

I have to admit, I'm surprised to see this is "done"! I don't mean that as a backhanded compliment -- I think it's more the realization that I won't be able to check in a few times a year to see how things are progressing. I've been following and playing this mod since 1.00! Because of this mod, SotSE is my 2nd most played game on Steam. I have whole stretches of my gaming life that I considered my "Sins Years" because of this mod. Of my 2500 hours in game, 2450 of them are exclusively due to this mod. I haven't played in years, but I always check back here to see new features and generally admire at the dedication of this community. I take modding seriously, and I rank this up there on the Top 3 Podium with the all-time greats in my book (which are, no surprise to anyone, all strategy): Fall From Heaven 2 for Civ4 (the granddaddy of the modern overhauls), and SFO: Grimhammer for Total War: Warhammer. Kudos, team, you're the ******* best.

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GAVAL2
GAVAL2

Just wanted to hop in to say thank you to you all for all the hard work.

Merry Christmas!

Now I'm off to try to figure out how to get between star systems on the big maps before all the bad guys try to conquer me. They've been sending scouts for an age. I'd better get out there soon!

Gav

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