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AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #1 by Obliivious » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:11 pm

AdvancedLife Version 0.31 Hotfix!

Looking for Help On:
Changing Space AI behavior -- I want empires to expand MUCH faster.
Creating more Autoblasters, apparently they are very complicated.
Creating new, balanced weapons.
Creating missions? -- I think this can be done (hopefully a storyline can be added to this).

Up and Coming Changes for v0.40:
Late game energy usage increase -- to scale properly with the amount of energy capacity now allowed.
Weapons will no longer be based on upgrades, but based on stats (Can only have one of each kind of weapon at a time).
New weapons with various different stats and requirements.

Ability per Price Formula: (Damage * Range * (1 / Energy Cost)) / Price

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Proposed Laser Array Market System (In-Progress):

Note - there is no longer an upgrade system, just whatever you choose / can afford.

Class 1
Protovolt (Terran) "The beginning of a star."
Anomolus (Terran) "A paradox of energy and range."
Truth (Spode) "You can't escape the Truth."
Regret (Spode) "Only fools challenge Spode."
Y'suuk [èe sook] (Precursor) "Y'suuk acamari aprobatu (Death awaits the unwilling)."

Class 2
Nebulus (Terran)
Graviton (Terran)
Vision (Spode)
Fury (Spode)
G'avani [yuh váhn ee] (Precursor)


Class 3
Novus-Corvae (Terran)
Singularity (Terran)
Convergence (Spode)
Wrath (Spode)
Sol (Terran)
Absolution (Spode)
A'morak [uh móre ahk] (Percursor)


Class 4
Starfall MXI (Terran) "The culmination of 100 billion years."
Chroniton V (Terran) "Only time causes energy to disperse."
Salvation (Spode) "All will feel the love of Spode."
Condemnation (Spode) "No civilization stands apart from Spode."
K'vorta [kuh vòre tuh] (Precursor) "K'vorta y'suuk (Victory or death)."
9994 [nie nie nie vôrūs] (Grox) "∑r={} (The sum of resistance is equal to the null set)."


Changelog:
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Version 0.31
Weapons were completely rebalanced because they were too OP.
Energy costs rebalanced because autoblasters used 90% energy on first blast and lasers used almost nothing.
Tooltips edited to shows relevant stats about weapons before description.
Weapon badge requirements were changed because it was too easy to get powerful late-game weapons.
Tool/badge/rares menu has been fixed so items appear properly (were in wrong place and popping off window).
Added non-standard items to the tool/badge/rare menu so that players can check to see whether they have been unlocked.
Easier difficulty settings may experience faster spice production and increased player spaceship health.



Included in Version 0.31:



Miscellaneous Modifications:
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Energy upgrades yield much more energy capacity, but late-game tool energy costs are significantly increased. This allows for a realistic increase in energy prices and energy consumption as your civilization becomes more advanced.

A 6th Interstellar Drive upgrade called Trans-Warp Drive will remove all travel limits for late-game civilizations. Travel to stars within your targetable horizon, but keep an eye on your energy level (energy consumption will be implemented in 0.40).

Cities will not explode when captured, but you may still manually destroy them if you wish. If you make an honest living selling spices, sparing the cities on a homeworld is lucrative.

Staff of Life is infinite, but costs 150,000 sporebucks per use. This is the ultimate solution for a spice trading civilization, and a wonderful diplomatic tool as well.


Weapons and Weapon Types (replaces core Spore items):

--Laser Arrays--
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AR-1 Minus
A weak, rapid-firing phase-pulse cannon. Precise, but underwhelming. Your tactical officer rigged this laser system her first year in Space Academy.

AR-2 Terminus
A medium strength, precision weapon that comes standard on most space vessels. It appears to be based on your tactical officer’s skillful designs.

AR-3 Xenon
The Homeworld has restricted use of this beam weapon to naval vessels only. It looks like the Science Academy has found a way to increase the energy output of a standard laser array.

AR-4 Maximus
The angular confinement system has been compromised to allow for a more powerful beam. While your trigger happy tactical officer approves, the Health and Safety Board has warned you that it may not be effective for precision animal kills.

Starfall MXI
Indisputably the most dangerous laser weapon ever invented. It's owner could bring the universe to it's knees. Definitely not a precision weapon.

--Turret Contols--
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D2 Barracuda
A nuclear powered auto blaster. With experimental new technology, this neat little turret will keep you safe. Very rarely does the nuclear containment field collapse...

Skuld ATR
The Skuld ATR was banned from many empires because it utilizes a harmonic frequency that jams shielding technology. With this blaster, you'll cut through their defenses like rettub. Wait, what's that?

M4 Vaporizor
The Science Academy has constructed a new defense turret based on the Skuld frame and technology recovered from the mysterious Transphasic Bomb system. Since the battery cannons are out of phase with normal time, your turret will experience a faster fire-rate.

--Torpedo Launchers--
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Photon Torpedo
A weak torpedo, invented 10,000 years ago by a long since dead civilization. Your tactical officer thinks it will still work, however.

Quantum Torpedo
A powerful and modern torpedo system. Intelligence confirms that several known races also possess this technology.

Anti-Matter Torpedo
After studying some debris from a damaged Grox vessel, the Science Academy believes they have discovered the concepts behind its destructive weapons technology. With great reluctance and a push from the Security Division, the Science Academy has designed a weapon that combines matter and anti-matter to create a devastating explosion.

Transphasic Torpedo
An anti-spaceship warhead that phases directly though enemy shields and detonates with a force powerful enough to rip a hole in space. Any nearby objects would be incinerated. The Science Academy believes it was invented 800 years in the future.

--Bomb Systems--
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Penetration Bomb
An unguided bomb, capable of damaging vehicles and buildings. A weapon of war this is not.

Atomic Bomb
A bomb who's detonation splits apart an atom. The resulting force is powerful enough to destroy a large portion of a city. Decent for interstellar misunderstandings.

Anti-Matter Bomb
A bomb that combines matter and anti-matter together to create an explosion large enough to destroy an entire city. The blueprints for this weapon were created based on the Science Academy’s designs for the anti-matter torpedo system.

Transphasic Bomb
Your tactical officer can’t even identify all of the metal alloys involved in its construction. According to the manual conveniently included, the detonation matrix shatters time; unleashing an unparalleled force capable of destroying a civilization in seconds.

--Pulse Cannons--
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Niriai-A
Fires a confined burst of energy in a single direction. The Science Academy assures you that this weapon can be used against T0 and T1 colonies, but you are convinced that it will only be useful in destroying land and sea vehicles.

Niriai-B
Because laser arrays drain too much energy from your system, the Science Academy has developed a standard circuit which allows your ship to fire rapid pulses from the deflector. The Science Academy says it will be most effective on T2 colonies.

Niriai-Ultima
After several years of hard work, the Science Academy has discovered a way to amplify the damage output of the Niriai model while decreasing the charge rate of the deflector dish. Your tactical officer is out of her mind with joy. Even T3 colonies are not safe from this abomination.

--Flak Cannons--
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SSD Flak Cannon
Found only in older frigate models, the Flak Cannon was predominantly used as a defence weapon and is still capable of dealing heavy damage in a radius.


Space Tools & Tweaks:

--Tweaks--
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Global Mind Erase
I added this tool to the upgrade list of Mind Erase.

Planet Scan
I added this tool to the upgrade list of Scan.

--New--
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Laser Scalpel
Designed by the Health and Saftey Board to make precise kills on diseased animals. The Board was concerned that you were eradicating whole populations.


Other Misc Mods:

Player UFO is now much larger and easier to see, and conveniently moves faster through space.

Downloads

[v0.31] https://www.mediafire.com/?alz3j776lzsw131
[v0.30] http://www.mediafire.com/download/81r2j ... fe.package
[v0.20] http://www.mediafire.com/download/n8aa8 ... e_v0.2.rar
[v0.10] http://www.mediafire.com/download/duam3 ... edLife.rar
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #2 by spikd_telecaster » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:55 am

This is one of the best space mods I've ever used, and I'm really glad that it works with BetterSpore (I just wanted to try it out to see if it worked). Thank you so much for making this! :D
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #3 by Obliivious » Mon May 23, 2016 8:48 pm

spikd_telecaster wrote:This is one of the best space mods I've ever used, and I'm really glad that it works with BetterSpore (I just wanted to try it out to see if it worked). Thank you so much for making this! :D


My pleasure :D , I still have this mod file, and have been making tweaks. Let me know if you would be interested in an update to this mod.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #4 by TRDev » Tue May 24, 2016 6:02 pm

I don't really like the fact that the main file replaces colony walls with Grox walls; kinda degrades the uniqueness of the Grox. Maybe you could merge it with one of the Grox expansions or create a new component?

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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #5 by Obliivious » Tue May 24, 2016 7:06 pm

TRDev wrote:I don't really like the fact that the main file replaces colony walls with Grox walls; kinda degrades the uniqueness of the Grox. Maybe you could merge it with one of the Grox expansions or create a new component?


Thanks for mentioning this. I have already changed this on my file.
You will see this change in my next update post (I'm excited, there's so many changes!)

While I'm at it, is there anything else you like/dislike?
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #6 by TRDev » Tue May 24, 2016 8:15 pm

Obliivious wrote:Thanks for mentioning this. I have already changed this on my file.
You will see this change in my next update post (I'm excited, there's so many changes!)

While I'm at it, is there anything else you like/dislike?


There's not much that I can say about this mod yet, as I am still exploring its features.
I have, however, noticed a typo in the Quantum Torpedo's name. In-game it's spelled "Quantom" whereas it should be "Quantum" (unless that was intentional?).

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Re: AdvancedLife v0.2

Unread post #7 by Obliivious » Tue May 24, 2016 8:31 pm

TRDev wrote:
Obliivious wrote:Thanks for mentioning this. I have already changed this on my file.
You will see this change in my next update post (I'm excited, there's so many changes!)

While I'm at it, is there anything else you like/dislike?


There's not much that I can say about this mod yet, as I am still exploring its features.
I have, however, noticed a typo in the Quantum Torpedo's name. In-game it's spelled "Quantom" whereas it should be "Quantum" (unless that was intentional?).


It was not intentional. I will look for it, thanks.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.3

Unread post #8 by Obliivious » Tue May 24, 2016 10:38 pm

I am nearly done with the new update to the mod. I look forward to releasing it soon. I have updated the OP so that it now shows the features of the up and coming release. Please let me know your thoughts, should anyone spend the time looking over the notes.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.3

Unread post #9 by spikd_telecaster » Wed May 25, 2016 11:01 am

awesome! cant wait for the update.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.3

Unread post #10 by Obliivious » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:33 pm

spikd_telecaster wrote:awesome! cant wait for the update.


I have released both version 0.30 and version 0.31, since a hotfix was needed. Please let me know if there are further tweaks I can make (I haven't made a complete play through of my own content yet; I was hoping to release it as soon as possible).
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #11 by spikd_telecaster » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:32 am

okay, sweet. i'll download it when i can.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #12 by Obliivious » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:27 pm

spikd_telecaster wrote:okay, sweet. i'll download it when i can.


Great! Let me know how it goes.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #13 by GrizzlyCreature » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:31 pm

Oh boy, this seems cool. Does it inflict with DI 9.r?
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #14 by Obliivious » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:40 pm

Proposed Weapon System (In-Progress):

Note - there is no longer an upgrade system, just whatever you choose / can afford.

Class 1
Protovolt (Terran) - 40 DMG, 0.2 NRG, 200m RNG | "The beginning of a star."
Anomolus (Terran) - 30 DMG, 0.1 NRG, 350m RNG | "A paradox of energy and range."
Truth (Spode) - 40 DMG, 0.5 NRG, 500m RNG | "You can't escape the Truth."
Regret (Spode) - 60 DMG, 0.3 NRG, 300m RNG | "Only fools challenge Spode."
Y'suuk [èe sook] (Precursor) - 80 DMG, 0.8 NRG, 450m RNG | "Y'suuk acamari aprobatu (Death awaits the weak)."

Class 2
Nebulus (Terran) -
Graviton (Terran) -
Vision (Spode) -
Fury (Spode) -
G'avani [yuh váhn ee] (Precursor) -


Class 3
Novus-Corvae (Terran) -
Singularity (Terran) -
Convergence (Spode) -
Wrath (Spode) -

Class 3x
Sol (Terran) -
Tumult (Terran) -
Absolution (Spode) -
A'morak [uh móre ahk] (Percursor) -


Class 4
Starfall MXI (Terran) - 400 DMG, 15 NRG, 800m RNG | "The culmination of 100 billion years."
Chroniton V (Terran) - 300 DMG, 10 NRG, 1km RNG | "Only time causes energy to disperse."
Salvation (Spode) - 400 DMG, 18 NRG, 1km RNG | "All will feel the love of Spode."
Condemnation (Spode) - 600, 15 NRG, 600m RNG | "No civilization stands apart from Spode."
K'vorta [kuh vòre tuh] (Precursor) - 400 DMG, 20 NRG, 1.2km RNG | "K'vorta y'suuk (Victory or death)."
9994 [nie nie nie vôrūs] (Grox) - 800 DMG, 25 NRG 1km RNG | "‡Õº‰?Ä%å (Resistance is futile)."
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #15 by Obliivious » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:45 pm

GrizzlyCreature wrote:Oh boy, this seems cool. Does it inflict with DI 9.r?


I haven't tried this, but I don't think they interfere with each other. I believe they work together.
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #16 by rob55rod » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:58 pm

Obliivious wrote:
GrizzlyCreature wrote:Oh boy, this seems cool. Does it inflict with DI 9.r?


I haven't tried this, but I don't think they interfere with each other. I believe they work together.

They shouldn't. And if they do, I need to know so I can try to fix that.

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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #17 by Obliivious » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:23 pm

rob55rod wrote:
Obliivious wrote:I haven't tried this, but I don't think they interfere with each other. I believe they work together.

They shouldn't. And if they do, I need to know so I can try to fix that.


Wait, shouldn't interfere or shouldn't work together? :?
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #18 by rob55rod » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:39 am

Obliivious wrote:
rob55rod wrote:
Obliivious wrote:I haven't tried this, but I don't think they interfere with each other. I believe they work together.

They shouldn't. And if they do, I need to know so I can try to fix that.


Wait, shouldn't interfere or shouldn't work together? :?

Shouldn't conflict. Sorry about the confusion there :lol:

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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #19 by Darkstorm » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:18 am

Really Good Mod, Probably the best Space stage mod i have come across. However I can't see any change in the size of the UFO.

(I wonder why does Skuld ATR sound familiar to me.....)
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Re: AdvancedLife v0.31

Unread post #20 by Obliivious » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:05 am

Darkstorm wrote:Really Good Mod, Probably the best Space stage mod i have come across. However I can't see any change in the size of the UFO.

(I wonder why does Skuld ATR sound familiar to me.....)


Hmmm it's been a while since I worked on that portion of the mod. Perhaps I removed the space ship size change because it was interfering with AI pulse-laser weapons (they couldn't figure out how to orbit my massive ship, so they never settled down to open fire). I will look into this and figure out the optimum size where the AI can still fire their weapons.

As for the Skuld, it's probably familiar because it bears a striking resemblance to another game I really like to play -- Galaxy on Fire 2. Should I rename it to something less similar?
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