I decided that I wanted to start a big project, a Total Conversion Mod.
However I am a fairly new modder, and there is much that I have yet to learn. Basically I would like anyone interested in collaborating, whether that's helping me to actually mod the files, giving advice on how to do things myself or even just sharing Ideas.
I would especially appreciate support in creating ship components, as I have yet to do so successfully on my own. The general idea behind this mod is to create an entire new universe of diverse cultures and races within the existing GC2 framework. Currently I have two custom-modded races planned out.
One is The Supremacy, an ancient race that has previously "won" a tech victory and ascended to the status of energy beings. They quickly found that they did not in fact become the gods they imagined and instead are simply incorporeal, with no reference to the powers that they now possess, they must work their way back into the galactic power structure.
The Supremacy is planned as a "rush race" well suited to the Colony Rush that accompanies all games of GalCiv2, with a large beginning speed bonus and a incredible 1000% population growth bonus early on, they are well suited to out-colonizing the rest of the galaxy.
The second race planned is a race born of a harsh and unforgiving world, the Radions. The main Idea behind this race is that they have a incredible survival instinct that gives them a incredible boost while on any extreme world, particularly radioactive ones (due to the inevitable emergence of super-hero equivalents) they will recieve bonuses well beyond the 100% to colonize extreme planets.
They are also planned as a "Anti-Rush" foil to The Supremacy, having powerful starbases at strategic areas, and receiving large boosts to planetary defense with nearly everything they build, causing them to become a "turtle race" that is much what the Arceans were originally planned to be, essentially allowing for them to slowly but surely secure new territory from their less defensive neighbors.
Well thats what I have so far, comments and ideas are welcome, and just message me if you want to make a more active contribution
Edit: Ok, text wall is now 8 text fences, happy now?
Edit2: Ok its been a long hiatus, sorry about that, unfortunately I lost interest in the game for a time (this happens with all games I play) but If everyone is still with me I am ready to begin this anew.
I had some new ideas for this project, Chief among them is that I think it would be an interesting twist if this mod is set millions of years after the events of the vanilla game, all the original races would be replaced with the new ones which in the setting of the mod, would be the former minor races, now changed by evolving conditions on their own worlds, and by the galaxy devastating war that swept through the cosmos.
I will have to spend some time to get reaquainted with the minors so that I remember what their names are and what I want to turn them into, I know for sure I want to turn the ones that spent the insane amount of time researching hyperdrive, only to get beat out by humans, into The Supremacy. Their technological blunders seem to mesh well with the Supremacy's backstory.
Oh and think I will rename this to GalCiv2: Descendants