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Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:47 am

The Network mod has a few more CSCs than the standard game.

Ideally they would all have custom screen descriptions on docking.

Here are some examples.
You talk to the captain of the CSC Pacifica:

"You ever meet a Martian? Not the meek little Syrtians-I
mean the Ares clones. They all have this smug look of
superiority that cranks me up.

"They look better in the crosshairs of a TeV 9, that's for sure!"
The captain of the CSC Arctica welcomes you aboard:

"How are things going back in the Commonwealth? I haven't been
to St. Katharine's in more than five years-had an amazing
time at this little bar in the inner system.

"You really should check it out-if you make it back, I mean."
Eight more are needed. Would members like to dive into their creativity and post some ideas here? It would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:30 am

 Y’know what, why not.
The captain of the CSC Mexicana takes a moment to speak with you:

"You know what I miss most about living on a Starton? Artificial
gravity. If you put something somewhere, it usually stays there.
Out here, who knows where it’ll wind up if you don’t strap it down.

"Don't sneeze too hard or you'll go flying, too!"
You briefly chat with the captain of the CSC Mediterranea:

"I kinda feel bad for pilgrims. They have it even worse than military
personnel. It's bad enough to be ordered away from your home and
family, but to be compelled and not even have a chance to say no?

"At least I can ask for reassignment. Anyway, good luck out there."
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:21 am

Awesome work, TYVM. And the extra name, Mediterranea, can be put to use for another hospital CSC. Great stuff.

The only idea I have had is for a text of something like "I know we are at war but when we aren't fighting for our lives it's beautiful out here in the dark."

I thought after opening this topic that I should have included the names. A bit late but here they are.
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, Holland The Netherlands, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland.

If anyone wants to add a nationalistic flavour to a new screen description it can be matched to the appropriate ship. Or if your country isn't listed I'm happy to include it provided you supply a screen description as well.
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Just a little comment from a dutchman, Holland is only a province of the Netherlands. So if you name CSC's after countries, you should change Holland to The Netherlands instead. (we have north and south Holland as provinces actually)....

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I can do that and thanks. Would CSC-II Netherlands or CSC-II The Netherlands be the more correct form? I'm clueless on this sort of interpretation (and on geography as well).
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Just a suggestion, but I think the mod would be more interesting if you incorporated more Fleet ships as task force units. For example, what if there were Aquila cruisers in some systems that would give you fleet missions as well? We don't get to see many of the cruisers in the game.
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:06 pm

relanat wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 am
I can do that and thanks. Would CSC-II Netherlands or CSC-II The Netherlands be the more correct form? I'm clueless on this sort of interpretation (and on geography as well).
"The Netherlands" is official, but Netherlands is okay too. In fact it is an abbreviation of "Kingdom of the Netherlands" we generally call it "Nederland" in dutch.

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@Ferdinand, she will be the CSC-II Netherlands in the next release.


@Xephyr, I would love to do that. And get the existing missions going as well. There is one where the player gets a free reactor from Kolorov for stealing back a weapon prototype, one where the Black Market gets the player to attack a friendly ship and another where the player escorts the damaged CSC-II Earth out of a core Ares system. (Also locked stargates, prison breaks and more Fleet/Ares action than standard SOTP).

But I can't work out all the hardcoded features for the mission code. All the events are explained in a generic way but there aren't many simple examples which I can learn from and copy and modify.

I've stripped any added mission code out of the version I was updating and will release it on the Multiverse so players can wander around on their way to Heretic. It is fun doing that. And hopefully there will be a heap of bug reports and feedback from that. The Benedict, Huari and Heretic missions have all been added for this version too.

But the potential improvements are endless. I've already moved some systems so Semesta can be added and would really like to add CC compatibility but can't work out how to do it. Renegade could be added too, but there isn't enough room for TBR (sorry, AP).

And the idea of 2 or 3 CSCs attacking a concentration of Ares stations and ships makes be giddy with excitement! Especially if a squadron or two of Aquilas could be ordered to launch a flank attack at a time decided by the player.

If anyone has different Fleet missions already written they can go straight into the mod. No problems there and credit and thanks would be strewn about copiously. Or Black Market or Korolov missions. More sovereigns or stations. The mod is based on SOTP so all the standard systems, ships, stations and sovereigns are already present.

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:07 pm

 I split the Holland/Netherlands discussion off into its own thread in Off-Topic.
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