[SHIP] Firefly & Reaver Firefly /w custom art (AE) UPDATED

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[SHIP] Firefly & Reaver Firefly /w custom art (AE) UPDATED

Postby MaeniAck » Sun May 11, 2014 11:54 am

Due to the firefly mods I stumbled upon for FTL were not exactly what I personally wanted, I chose to create my own one. This Firefly-class ship mod comes complete with custom sprite art, though there are no gibs.

Updated due to suggestions:
Some smaller changes have been made due to the suggestions I received, it's hard to follow them all as there are different opinions on what should go. Plus my own vision for how much I want to change.

03-K64-Firefly:
A Multipurpose, Mid-Bulk Transport ship, that relies on its large engine modules and its crew rather than firepower.
Replaces Stealth Cruiser Type A

VIDEO SHOWCASE
http://youtu.be/o79Mw6hMrpk

In that video I mention some of the reasoning behind the load-out the ship comes with. But in short I tried to stay away from making a battle ship as Serenity and other Firefly-class ships doesn't have any weapon systems installed. The weapons installed initially were only added to help balancing the ship a bit more.
The layout is made to have airlocks located at the main entrance to the ship and at the small detachable pods.

What I found was, it is rather easy to get to sector 8 with the ship, as much as the Kestrel. But beating the game from there has proven to be quite the task.

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SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT:
Starting:
-Piloting
-Door control
-Weapons
-Medbay
-Shields
-Teleporter
-Oxygen
-Battery
-Engines
-Sensors
Supported:
-Mind control
-Cloaking
-Drones
Weapons:
-Ion blast
Augments:
-Scrap collector
-Titanium System Casing


Reasoning behind room placement (examples):
    The door control is placed at location it is, as in the last aired episode of Firefly we see Serenity being intruded by a bounty hunter. Kaylee is then seen going up to the hallway leading to the cockpit and accessing the control that opens the previously locked doors to the crew chambers.

    The sensor system is placed in Inara's pod as we see her have a telecommunication device installed. (The reason for the carpet in that pod - which if you don't like you can replace with this image: http://i.imgur.com/8TPd67N.png - convert the .ftl to .zip and replace img\ship\interior\room_sensors_firefly - then convert the .zip back to a .ftl).

    The teleporter room is placed according to where the cargo bay is, and a room with acting as an airlock is placed to the right of that, as in the show it is shown that there is an outer gate and inner gate. (In one episode Mal is talking to Jayne through a 'walkie-talkie' while they each stand on one different sides of the inner gate).

    The medbay and shields are actually supposed to be above one another, but since we do not have several floors in FTL, I made them side by side. The shields room is placed about where the dining room would be.


03-K64-Firefly (Reaver):
A Multipurpose, Mid-Bulk Transport ship, mimicking a Reaver vessel as a precaution while travelling at the outer rim.
Replaces Stealth Cruiser Type B

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SYSTEMS AND SUPPORT:
Starting:
-Piloting
-Door control
-Weapons
-Medbay
-Shields
-Teleporter
-Oxygen
-Engines
-Hacking
Supported:
-Mind control
-Cloaking
-Sensor
-Battery
Weapons:
-Heavy Pierce Mark I
Augments:
-Scrap collector
-Titanium System Casing


DOWNLOAD:
Serenity 03-K64-Firefly
http://www.mediafire.com/download/vz5kznl1g3zbfy0/03_K64_Firefly_v1.1.ftl
previous: http://www.mediafire.com/download/3hsox7w7kes7ic5/03_K64_Firefly.ftl
Reaverized Serenity 03-K64-Firefly (Reaver)
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ihld1pk7ob5v9xe/03_K64_Firefly_Revear.ftl

Note:
To change what ship these mod replace, change the file extension of the .ftl files to .zip and go to /data/blueprints.xml.append and open that with a text editor. Then change "PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH" in the line:
<shipBlueprint name="PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH" ... to one of the following:

Kestrel Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_HARD, B: PLAYER_SHIP_HARD_2
Mantis Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_MANTIS, B: PLAYER_SHIP_MANTIS_2
Stealth Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH, B: PLAYER_SHIP_STEALTH_2
Engi Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_CIRCLE, B: PLAYER_SHIP_CIRCLE_2
Federation Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_FED, B: PLAYER_SHIP_FED_2
Slug Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_JELLY, B: PLAYER_SHIP_JELLY_2
Rock Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_ROCK, B: PLAYER_SHIP_ROCK_2
Zoltan Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_ENERGY, B: PLAYER_SHIP_ENERGY_2
Crystal Cruiser: A: PLAYER_SHIP_CRYSTAL, B: PLAYER_SHIP_CRYSTAL_2

and then close the .zip archive and change the file extension to .ftl again
Last edited by MaeniAck on Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:04 pm, edited 11 times in total.
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby R4V3-0N » Sun May 11, 2014 12:36 pm

Awesome artwork you got here, I do not have time to use it now but I will use it later.

Pretty amazing. Did you do this from scratch? if so that's even more awesome.
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Postby Sleeper Service » Sun May 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Wow, the other ones where already great, but you definitely nailed the design, and with great detail. Very well done!
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby sovietbear » Sun May 11, 2014 2:47 pm

Wow, that hull looks amazing! Boarding ship with a four person teleporter? I'll definitely play with it. :D
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby MaeniAck » Sun May 11, 2014 3:00 pm

R4V3-0N wrote: Did you do this from scratch?


Yeah, I used a original top down reference image and then tried to follow the style of the original FTL ships.
Thanks for the kind words guys.
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Postby R4V3-0N » Sun May 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Nice.
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby Blackbow » Sun May 11, 2014 8:45 pm

look really nice i'm gonna try it immediately and it's gonna be the first custom ship who give me envy to try one.

i have one suggestion :
it would be really great i guess to contact LordTrilobite, the guy who made the mod "Detailed Crew Portrait Graphics"
and see with him if you could do some Portrait of the firefly crew =)

here is link of the mod :
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24541
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby MaeniAck » Mon May 12, 2014 11:10 am

Blackbow wrote:it would be really great i guess to contact LordTrilobite, the guy who made the mod "Detailed Crew Portrait Graphics"
and see with him if you could do some Portrait of the firefly crew =)


Yeah those portraits look pretty awesome, but I think if he even agreed to do such a thing, those portraits would then replace the original. Thus all humans would look like the firefly crew to you.
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby ScubaSteve3465 » Mon May 12, 2014 7:39 pm

NICE! You actually made it fit into the FTL design. I believe all the other ship imports or atleast most of them look entirely different from the original FTL design making it stand out like a ball of wax stuck in the middle of your eye while eating ice cream on a Tuesday morning in Spring. Anywho.... awesome ship bro.

EDIT:
I do think the floor layout needs to be moved towards the back of the ship just a TAD so the front of the floor area isn't sticking out the side of the ship near the cockpit.
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Re: [SHIP][GMM] Firefly ship with custom pixel art (AE suppo

Postby English Narwhal » Mon May 12, 2014 8:10 pm

Just a thought: If you're saying that this mod is GMM compatible, then I'd alter that to say SMM. Also, all mods are compatible with SMM- as that is the only conventional way to install mods.
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