4 high resolution planet textures
This is a pack of textures for planets. There are replacements for the Class M, D H & L planetoids, and as the title says they are high resolution. In this case, that means 1700x1700 size textures, of which there are two for each planet. That equates to 9.4MB of memory on your graphics card for each texture, meaning that displaying a single planet with this installed is going to take up 18.8MB of your graphics cards memory.
This is probably acceptable these days, and it probably won't kill your PC unless you have several planets onscreen at the same time as well as a small fleet of ships with high quality textures. These do look gorgeous, however personally I have to question the benefit of using a texture map larger than the maximum screen size of the stock game. Even if your running at 1600x1200 (which I don't beleive many people are) in tactical mode with the planet centered at point blank range you still wouldn't be seeing 100% detail. It's worth noting that the screenshots are 1024x768, which means that the planet is being viewed at under half it's possible resolution.
That's not a fault of the mod and this is defiantly worth downloading, but personally I would consider downsizing the textures by 50% before installing them. That would quarter the resources required on the graphics card, and I don't think any difference will be noticeable.
These are 4 planets I made for the original singleplayer campaign of Armada 2.
You can replace the original files or use these for what ever you want.
These are ultra high resolution textures.They will replace the original textures of class M, D, H, L planets in the game.
CLass M -Earth texture
Class D -Moon texture
Class H -Venus texture
Class L -Mars texture
The space backgrounds you can see on the screenshots are also made by me, but not finished to my entire satisfaction. And the the file size ist enormous.
1. Just unzip the files in a new folder.
2. Every one of the 4 subfolders contains 2 textures in .tga.
3. You should make an backup of the orinial files in the Star Trek Armada II/textures/RGB folder.
4. Replace the original .tga textures in the Star Trek Armada II/textures/RGB folder with these ones. Press Yes if asked to overwrite existing files.
5. Start the game and look if you like it.
credits goes to planetpixelemporium.com.
...I will work out more planets to replace all of the stock planets.