August 15, 2007
Hi everyone, this is an upgrade for the Gauntlet's Race Mod 3.0, therefore you MUST have that mod to use this one.
This mod adds
A race image for each custom pic called RaceRobot which can be used to replace a custom races generic robot informant image, thus you can get status reports from your own race pic instead of a robot, all of my custom races have this enabled. You can do this for your via their XML file.
The custom races now have custom home-world's using custom planet images too.
15 Planet Images
4 more custom races (total 18)
5 Race Pics (total 60)
70 logos from many other mods
NOTE: Every attempt was made to contact the authors of these various logos to ask permissions for their use, however due to the nature of the internet and gaming/forums, not everyone is still going to be around to answer their given emails or PMs. I decided to add the logos anyways, and below is the authors full credit! If anyone authored these logos and does not approve of their use please feel free to contact me and I will remove them from this mod. Since these logos are already available from Stardock Central's Library for free and universal use, I don't see much conflict in using them.
Logo Mod Name : Author : Logos (Some recolorings are by me)
Gemstones Logos 1-10 : Rakeesh : Race Logos 1017-1023 and 1062/1066
Coloured Logos [Sic] : Alex699 : Race Logos 1024-1059
Society of Tonberry : Dillonzane : Race Logos 1003 and 1061
Replacement Logos : Leo Powers : Race Logos 1007-1009 and 1067
Terran Empire Logos : Reveilled : Race Logo 1001
Trillipse : ThijsK : Race Logo 1010
Purple Star : ThijsK : Race Logo 1011
BSG 12 Colony Flags : Josh_88 : Race Logos 1012-1016 and 1068
Star Trek Logos : Satyrlord : Race Logos 1004, 1060, 1069 !!!Artwork by Kristian Trigwell!!!
Colonial Fleet Logo : Geckomind : Race Logos 1000 and 1002
HW Custom Logo : Spartan-101 : Race Logos 1005-1006
Special Thanks to Satyrlord for getting back to me!
Special Thanks to General Pants for letting me use his descriptions for race customization!
And Especially Special Thanks to Drengin who I think is this Mod's number one Fan!
However the new abilities such as negative picks will trip the game and cannot be used in a MV game. Minor races should however be ok as long as they follow the below guidelines.
In theory it should be safe but without knowing exactly what lines of the xml's Gauntlet03 changed i cannot tell you for certain.
At the top of each xml is a list 'ignored' sections of the file. As long as you only mod the ignored list and dont change any of the others you will not trip the 'cheater flag'.
honestly I don't know, I'm not a metaverse player. If you find out do tell me.
If they get put in the main directories folder and not the mods, will it trip off a cheat warning for a metaverse game?
Thanks for your time :)
I think there might be a mistake in the read me file instructions. the read me says....
Place all Files in 'For the GFX---Race Folder' Here
Place all Files in 'For the GFX---Planets Folder' Here
Notice the anomily? why put the files in the for the GTX race folder in the planets folder? and the For the GTX planets folder filles in tje race folder?
I am assuming that its just a mixup in the readme file instructions but I thought I would point this out. I also sent out an e-mail to Gauntlet.
well your big problem is your putting my graphics in the mod folder at all! They all go in your main directories graphic folder... Read the Read Me as it has the exact link (for standard installations)
No I will not be putting out a DL only version; sorry but I simply don't have the time for that.
Any chance of you having time to separate out just the DL stuff ? Also, can you tell me how the game tells the difference between the logos and the race poitraits when you are playing the custom race? In my mod folder under grahpics/ race I tried to have a sub folder of "logos" and a sub folder of "poitraits" but this doesn't seem to work. Maybe it works if you're just looking to have new minor races with their dedicated logos but how do you keep the logos from showing up in the game in the upper left part of the selector screen as race portraits ?
DA for some of it... but the most content stuff... such as the 70 race logos and 60 race images can be used with DL with no trouble... though notably the vast bulk of those race images are in 3.0 a different download in this library/
Is this for DA only or will this work with DL?
awwwww The stars block the U in Upgrade.... AWWWW dangit!
REMEBER YOU NEED Version 3.0 for this!
WOOT A big call out to you all :)
#1 Fan indeed!!