The subfolders I created are just for organization. To use the designs in a game I copy them in one of the ship directories without using subfolders.
Are we supposed to use the subfolders you created (or was it just for organization)?
No problem, my mistake was that I didn't bother to include installing instructions with my designs, but on the mods forum someone posted having difficulties getting my (and your) ship pack working, so I posted these notes there and here. I'll include a readme with these notes with the designs also next time.
Wow that is very informtive. I'll use it in my future readme files if you don't mind me stealing it. ;)
Notes on using these designs:
- Dread lords and Dark avatar have their own seperate ship directories
- Metaverse and regular games have their own seperate ship directories
To use my ships in a DL regular game:
copy them into your 'My Documents\My Games\GalCiv2\ships' dir
To use my ships in a DL metaverse game:
My Documents\My Games\GalCiv2\Metaverse\ships
To use my ships in a DA regular game:
My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\ships
To use my ships in a DA metaverse game:
My Documents\My Games\GC2DarkAvatar\Metaverse\ships
To check out the designs you can start a DL or DA regular game and
set the game mode to 'Battle of the Gods', this way you immediately get the
required hull techs for the designs.
In a metaverse game you have to research the required hull techs first.
In DA there are now templates, but to use previously created designs as templates, you have to use them as ships and then resave them within the game with the 'use as template' option turned on.
They're not all the same quality, but I took care to match them in style. In fact, the warships can be divided in two groups to form two types of fleet.
One aspect which all the ships have in common is that the basic hull remains an important part of the design and I tend not to go ballistic in the amount of parts used.
Some very nice ships in there!