I was in class a few days ago and started drawing an idea for a new ship on a piece of loose paper. After wondering what it might actually look like in-game, I started drawing it in GIMP. So, over the past few days I've been creating a new ship inspired by both the Kestrel and the Federation Cruiser, and after some issues with actually putting it into mod form, it's in a good working state!
The Phantom replaces the Kestrel Cruiser (TYPE A)
NOTE: Because this ship was made using an editor not yet updated to AE, you cannot add systems introduced in AE. The game won't crash if you try to buy them, you'll just waste scrap.
Feel free to give feedback (especially balancing feedback) on the ship.
Massive thanks to RAD-82 for helping me a lot (pointing me in the direction of great ship building software, showing the code for the artillery system (the name of which I couldn't find elsewhere), putting a lot of effort trying to put the ship into mod form himself (which you can see down below in the list of replies, he can put the mod up for download if he wishes), and basically I probably wouldn't have been able to do it without him. At least, not this quickly). He also created his own layout (see below)
This is the ship:
Click here to see it in the Hangar (the 1x1 rooms at the front have been removed due to a visual bug, the doors there were moved)
Click here to see RAD-82's version in the Hangar
Here is the brief description I gave it (for the in-game description):
"This experimental Federation cruiser was built using Engi technology, nearly stolen by the rebels. (yes, that is a reference to the quest that unlocks the stealth cruiser.) This ship has built-in cloaking capabilities and powerful engines."
Issues I was having, now resolved:
Phorx wrote:I followed this tutorial by alextfish, using FTLEdit to create the ship. After creating the ship in FTLEdit (to repleace the Kestrel), I added the ship's image files to the .zip and changed it to a .ftl file. After patching it into the game, I found that the game would either immediately close upon finishing loading or freeze when I clicked 'New Game'.
Could anyone give me advice on what to do? I can add screenshots if requested. [Resolved]
- Improve 'miniship' (It's currently just resized)
Thanks for reading,