Metal Mining Upgrade
It seem's that this modder just doesn't want to mine with those damn stations (and who really likes doing it, espeically when they're taken down by three cruisers). Well, here's your answer: ships that mine the metal.
I think it's safe to say it's simple but effective. So, if you like the Borg way of getting the metal, this will appeal to you or, if you think some races would/wouldn't use those orbital stations, I suggest you get this to pick and choose. First mod too, so, not bad I say, well done!
This is a mod to allow your mining freighters to mine metal as well as the normal dilithium and latinum for Fed,Klingon,Romulan, and Cardassians.
Extract the following files to your program files/activision/star trek armada II/odf/ships folder
Extract the following files to your program files/activision/star trek armada II/odf/stations folder
And that should allow you to mine metal from planets now at a much better rate than the orbital station. I've ran 5 mining ships with one mining station and it did great.