Slightly Better Strings Slightly Better Strings

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thunderfoot006, 2007-07-31

This mod is a slightly altered version of the the Dynamic Localized Strings header file which contains all the "on-screen tool tips" and mission text in Armada 2. This mod changes the tooltips to contain better information on the ship which is moused over. Also included in this mod is a rework of the heroship's odf which simply gives all the heroship's a shipname (Martok's Negh'Var is called the "IKS Honour's Burden" although not a very Klingon name (I would have called it "Spoonhead cruncher" Tongue). The Borg Queen's diamond is known as "Command Node 001 Alpha" which is quite borgish Borg

This is a small mod, but a worthy one if you like the changes.. Good scripting work Wink


- IKS


Slightly Better Strings By thunderfoot006

I've always thought the ToolTips which appear when the cursor rolls over an object were clumsy. I've also wondered why the only Hero Ships which have a name are Enterprise-E and Captain Bekta's QelRah. The Tooltips are eyecandy, plainly and aren't needed. Yet they jar me out of the game experience because they are so badly written. I mean really, what more proof do we need the folks at Mad Doc never watched one episode of Star Trek?

That is a philisophical question and not to be answered easily or here. Enclosed in this mod is a reworked Dynamic Strings file and stock odfs for All the HeroShips. The odfs have my choice of names for Martok's ship and the Queen's Diamond. If you don't like them, change them. The reworded strings file is intended to reflect more of the race background for each ship or station. Not all of them have been changed, because not all of them needed to be. The screenies are just a sample. Take a look and see what's in there before you play.

To Install the new strings

1) Copy the current Dynamic Localized Strings file from your A2 folder and place it somewhere on the desktop case you do not like this mod.

2) Place the Dynamic Localized Strings file found here in the A2 folder.

That's it! You are done!

To Give Names to ALL the HeroShips

1) Copy the following Ship odfs from the Armada2/ODFs/Ships folder and place the copies them somewhere on the desktop case you do not like this mod.
bqueen
ckentar
fente
kbekta
kmartok.

2) Place the odf files found here in the Armada2/ODFs/Ships folder. These are the stock odfs so any modifications you've made will be overwritten.

As an alternate, to avoid having to recreate your modded HeroShip, cut and paste the relevant lines into your current odf. The text document named Cut and Paste is set up for you to do this.

That's it! You are done!

Potential Problems
This mod has been tested only within the SP Campaign and Instant Action vs. the 'puter. I do not know if it will work in online Multiplayer.
As always, I accept no responsibility for your 'puter or your game. This file was checked for viruses and completeness before upload. If it doesn't work right the first time, please go back and read the directions. Then, install the mod again AFTER you read the directions.

Credits
Gene Roddenberry, for giving us such a cool place to play.
Paramount, Activision & Mad Doc for making and putting out Armada I and II
YOU, for D/L'ing this mod.

Release Info.
If you want to use this mod in something you are working on, you can. Permission is granted prior to you asking me. You Do Not have to give me credit for this if you use it somewhere else. You can even pretend it is all your own work. We will always know the truth, won't we?

Contact:

Any doubts, questions or suggestions, you can E-mail or PM me from here
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I am not responsible for any type of damage to your 'puter from misuse of this mod.

Copyright and Distribution Permissions
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THIS PATCH IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION
TM & (C) ACTIVISION & PARAMOUNT PICTURES.

Copyright notices:

Star Trek, Star Trek Armada II, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation,
Star Trek: Voyager (and the various logo devices used in them) are copyright Paramount Pictures, as are the characters, related images, and sound from the productions.

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#1 thunderfoot006 2007-07-31 18:35
This mod DOES NOT change the background colour on the ToolTips. They are black in the screenshots because I had the A2 Upgrade Project installed to see what it looked like. The ToolTips and the modified names for the HeroShips are all that is included. I apologize if anyone misread what this mod is about. The black background is from the A2 Upgrade project(Which RRROCKS!), not from this mod. As far as the name I chose for Martok's ship, it is entirely Klingon :P

Honour is a burden which is proudly borne and never willingly put down or discarded.
#2 AdmarilRyan 2008-04-04 17:44
aye, but I don't think the Klingons would even view honour as a burden, for them it would be more of a pleasure.

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