MOD: STA2 Upgrade Project 2014 - A stock A2 mod in FO

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posted on December 24th, 2013, 8:06 am
Looks good.
Isnt there a way to bring in the textures from fleet ops thoough?
The ships still dont look as good as they do in FO
posted on December 24th, 2013, 12:56 pm
kongming wrote:Looks good.
Isnt there a way to bring in the textures from fleet ops thoough?
The ships still dont look as good as they do in FO


I had made a stock enhance mod before and I know how difficult it is to find and replace stock models with better alternatives, while keep entire game feel like a complete product instead of just some compilation of mods.

rifraf has achieved more than "looks good" from my point of view, I believe he has his reasons for selecting models. Sometimes he might need to make difficult choices to give up better looking models (I don't know if you did, though.)

FO does not have all stock A2 ships and stations counterparts. If I'm going to use FO models, it will be very difficult for me to find resources that matches FO quality. The result would be some ships just look like they do in FO, but some ships and stations won't be, and when you have them mixed together in game it will look terrible. :mellow:

So I just want to say, please be appreciate what we already have, for now.
posted on December 24th, 2013, 2:58 pm
I am for sure, but I would much rather have the ships that ARE upgraded in their full upgraded style. Like the enterprise for example
posted on December 24th, 2013, 10:43 pm
Greetings once again

As I continue to play through the SP missions, it seems that cargo ships cannot load any resources. Don't get me wrong, I am glad that someone is breathing new life into this game even this long after release, but since you plan on doing updates, I feel compelled to report any bugs I find in hopes that this we be made better.

Thanks for your previous response and if you like I will continue to report any bugs I find as I go through the SP Campaign.
posted on December 26th, 2013, 4:43 am
@kongming: Fleet Ops models do indeed have a different look to them compared to the offerings of others however, Aad_Moerman and Chiletrek who's ships/stations I used have done fantastic work as well. As yochenhsieh stated, the FO team doesn't offer a redone model of every stock A2 ship/station and I didn't want to mix-n-match.

Check out Cabals' Super Classic mod as it offers Fleet Ops material with game play in the style of the original Armada.

@Gorandius1256: Please do continue to let me know about problems/bugs if you'd like. I want to do the best job I can so will fix whatever is needed if I'm able. As for the cargo ships, I had forgotten that the FO team is aware and this same issue was brought up when Blade did the original Classic Mod. The cargo ship trade menu, saving games, and decommissioning ships are known issues. I've read through the original thread many times for reference. Check it out if you'd like. :)

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posted on December 27th, 2013, 8:17 am
Some screenshots would be better, then 2 pages of writing :-)

I'd played with the STA 2 Classic version for FO and it's awesome. You don't need to install the Star Trek Armada 2 game on your computer to can played the older version, just install the STA 2 Classic mod in your FO folder. ... a2-classic

I'm curious what's new in this version, the 2013 edition :-)
posted on December 28th, 2013, 5:07 am
Ya man I am glad you did an amazing job so far. But I would LOVE to see the FO graphics for story mode, even if the starbases or a few ships dont match. 70% FO graphics is better then none :)

Heck I would even help remodel the missing items if you wanna work together on it. Been trying to put together a campaign for FO forever now but I am only a writer and not good at programming. But willing to work together with anyone wanting to make a new campaign and such
posted on December 28th, 2013, 7:55 am
what would really be great is if we could redo a1 and a2 missions using MMM that way we can make suitable edits to include FO features as atm i beleive we can not have a rank system especially for heroes as the mission thinks when it levels up that its no longer there so you loose
posted on December 28th, 2013, 7:59 pm
I am down to help Blade!
That would be great.
posted on December 29th, 2013, 1:10 am
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@miklosgo: My very first post in this thread states what this mod is so not sure if you saw that? It is essentially The Classic Mod visually updated with newer models/textures. You don't need to install Star Trek Armada 2 for this to work either. Just put it in your FO mods directory like the original Classic Mod.

@kongming: I'm sorry you don't care for the works of others that I used in this mod however, I chose to feature the work of many people including FO to help tie it all together and I for one think it looks great. You are certainly welcome to use this mod as a parent and chain your own adding in all things FO. I'm going to finish what I started before I start going in another direction. Have patience. I'll get there. :)

And now some pics.


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posted on December 29th, 2013, 1:13 am
Some more


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posted on December 29th, 2013, 7:52 am
That does sound great Blade. Can scripting with MMM be able to achieve all what you're describing?

Last batch of pics


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posted on December 29th, 2013, 9:09 am
Awesome screenshots. You can play hours and hours with this mod :-)
posted on January 4th, 2014, 2:31 am
Man, this is fantastic! I've been trying to get A2 working on my Windows 8 laptop for the last couple days with no luck. Fleet Ops works fine though, and it looks like I'll get to replay this campaign after all! Thanks and keep it up!
posted on January 4th, 2014, 6:38 am
I grabbed the initial Dropbox release of this mod, and I can't glean from this thread whether it's been updated. Has it? Would like to know as the first mission won't complete as none of the planets were given the needed "Regula II" name in order to complete one of the mission objectives.

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