[SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

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YoshiGaming
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[SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby YoshiGaming » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:30 pm

Update: Since I've been having exams for the past few months pretty much non-stop, I've not had time to work on the type B of this ship at all. Sorry if anyone has been waiting for it, and hasn't seen it uploaded!

Update 2: Lots of stuff going on in life atm, and my PC also ended up kicking the bucket. Got to start the whole thing again and hope that I can actually get around to finishing it. Please don't keep your hopes up if you are, it may not end up being finished.


Whilst exploring the recently rediscovered Crystal sector, the Federation found the remains of what looked like an Engi ship. By using newly discovered technologies, this ship has been restored to full functionality and is ready for its new maiden voyage, with crucial information that could mean life or death for the Federation...

So, after months of (very slowly) working on this ship, and failing many times to get certain things to work, the Ancient Engi Cruiser is finally complete! Credit goes out to all the people who gave me advice on how to do certain things, like creating the custom hull and then creating the custom cloak to fit the ship design, thank you all again, I don't think I can say it enough!

This ship is essentially a crystal-stealth ship that has a sort of engi design(screenshots are available on Imgur, link available below). It replaces the Crystal A, but if people haven't unlocked it yet but still want to use it, then I'll get around to providing a version that replaces one of the other ships, because I wasn't really thinking about which one to replace. Also, I have beaten the game on normal with this ship, so I don't think it's too unbalanced, but others may think otherwise.

Known bugs/issues:

  • The thumbnail is both off-center and lower resolution than the others. Since the last time I had a centered thumbnail broke the mod somehow, I'll hopefully manage to fix whatever caused the ship to break and I'll upload an updated version(should I remember to).
  • The ship only has the one variant. If I get time, I'll probably get around to creating a second variant for this ship that would be a different start loadout, but for the moment I don't know what that loadout will be. Any suggestions that aren't unbalanced would be great!

Anyway, the screenshots' link: http://imgur.com/a/5wjNf

And finally, the ship's link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/auecl ... _Cloak.ftl

I'll get around to fixing the aforementioned issues as soon as time allows, so if there's not any updates to this for a while, it's most likely because I'll be revising for my many exams at the start of my next school term (got to love GCSE's). Thanks for using this mod if you do!

P.S: I really hope this ship works for you all, since this is my first 'original' ship, I suppose. If anyone notices any balancing issues, or finds anything that is an issue related to the ship, please let me know, and I'll try to fix it as much as a noob ship maker can. Thanks!
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Turbo_Scrooge
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby Turbo_Scrooge » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:12 pm

Looks really cool!
I love the idea!
Can you check out my mod?
It is called 'The Onyx Series'
I goof off on superluminal. If I make something cool, the I post it.
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby sul » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:43 pm

cool ship. Just for info you can add the imgur picture on your post directly like this:
[amg] http://i.imgur.com/iQIUsAH.png [/amg]
where you replace "amg" by "img", and where the http is a link adress to the first picture in your album.
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby YoshiGaming » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:31 am

Turbo_Scrooge wrote:Looks really cool!
I love the idea!
Can you check out my mod?
It is called 'The Onyx Series'


Thanks! I'll be sure to check them out again, since I used them before my PC broke about a year ago, so I can't wait to use them again!
YoshiGaming
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby YoshiGaming » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:33 am

sul wrote:cool ship. Just for info you can add the imgur picture on your post directly like this:
[amg] http://i.imgur.com/iQIUsAH.png [/amg]
where you replace "amg" by "img", and where the http is a link adress to the first picture in your album.


Thanks! It's nice to know how to do that, since I'm still getting used to BBCode(and modding), so I appreciate you telling me that that's possible!
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby stylesrj » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:27 pm

I just did a run with this ship and holy crap was it an awesome run. I used it with SMPK Insurrection and Captain's Edition for added difficulty. But I threw it on easy for less hard difficulty.

https://youtu.be/xXSkAiOOzVE

Basically I started the run thinking "This'll be awesome. It's got a laser and a beam. Should be able to deal with many foes" then I realised after getting into combat was "Oh no shields. Better play it like the Nesasio then."
Then after I got to Sector 4 without a decent weapon... for two jumps. Then I found a Flak II in a store. You know, the one that shoots 7 shots. That one.

See the video for yourself on how that went or just skip randomly/straight to the end to see the outcome of the Ancient Engi Cruiser.
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Re: [SHIP] Ancient Engi Cruiser

Postby YoshiGaming » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:22 pm

stylesrj wrote:I just did a run with this ship and holy crap was it an awesome run. I used it with SMPK Insurrection and Captain's Edition for added difficulty. But I threw it on easy for less hard difficulty.

https://youtu.be/xXSkAiOOzVE

Basically I started the run thinking "This'll be awesome. It's got a laser and a beam. Should be able to deal with many foes" then I realised after getting into combat was "Oh no shields. Better play it like the Nesasio then."
Then after I got to Sector 4 without a decent weapon... for two jumps. Then I found a Flak II in a store. You know, the one that shoots 7 shots. That one.

See the video for yourself on how that went or just skip randomly/straight to the end to see the outcome of the Ancient Engi Cruiser.


Thanks! I'll check out the video later, since I didn't see it in my subscription box(I'm also subscribed by the way, nice videos!), and yeah, the Nesasio is what I was aiming to get with this ship, but hopefully I'll create some new variants of this ship because not everyone likes starting with stealth and no shields.

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