Sigma Demo - The V.R.A. Sigma Demo - The V.R.A.

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The_Undying_Nephalim, 2009-05-31

Sigma is a total conversion of Armada 2, and this small demo was created as a submission to the Welcome Home mod contest and to present one of the factions that players will come to command in the mode. The Vederiction of Resource Alliance, the race that comes in this package, presents new gameplay elements that have been laregly left out of A2 modding such as the heavy use of modular stations.


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Sigma - Version Alpha 1.0
Copyright (C) 2009
http://sigma.smfforfree.com/index.php
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Contents:
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1. What is Sigma?
2. Do I need anything preinstalled?
3. What's in this version?
4. Issues and bugs with this release
5. Planned Features for Sigma - Version Beta 1.0
6. Special Thanks
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1. What is Sigma?
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Sigma is a total conversion of the hit RTS game 'Star Trek: Armada II'. It focuses on the development of five distinct races that are being to designed to show what is capable of the Armada engine and to offer a unique play experience that differentiates itself from stock A2. All the races are being created to play differently from one another. One race for instance builds stations and ships like stock A2 races for traditionalists to pick up on, while another race focuses on rapidly expanding with tiny mobile bases. Once race 'summons' their structures rather then using constructor units to build their infrastructure. Another race focuses on a single Starbase and adding onto the central structure for a unique defensive feeling.

Sigma at face value: "A fun mod based off of Star Trek: Armada II"

For more details about Sigma, visit the "What is Sigma?" thread on our website: http://sigma.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html
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2. Do I need anything preinstalled?
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- You need a fresh instalation of A2 with both the 1.1 patch and the unofficial 1.2.5 patch by the FleetOps team, both which can be found here on Filefront.

Patch 1.1 and Patch 1.2.5 can also be found on the Fleet Operations website here: http://www.fleetops.net/download/Download/StarTrekArmadaII:PatchProject/

- After the patches have been installed, simply copy everything to their appropriate folders and overwrite if the prompt asks. Be sure to back up all data if you are not adding this to a fresh install of A2.
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3. What is in this Version?
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- The Vederiction of Resource Alliance (V.R.A.) as an add on race for stock A2
- The V.R.A. focus on bringing a new playstyle to Armada. All their stations and ships are modular and can be refitted with numerous separate add-ons to meet your current situation.
- For more details about the V.R.A, visit their information thread at our website: http://sigma.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,11.msg19.html#new

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4. Issues and bugs with this release
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- This demo is meant as a gameplay demonstration, the V.R.A. are horribly unbalanced compared to the stock A2 races.
- Mining ships get stuck on mining stations due to their massive scale. This will be fixed once Sigma no longer relies on stock A2 since resources will work differently. It is highly suggested you play with Unlimited Resources On while experimenting with the V.R.A.
- The AI does not work properly yet. Don't expect much of a challenge (if any) from the V.R.A.
- Occasionally launching fighter craft will not work properly
- Virtually all voice overs are missing, save for several of the Hero Ships. If you are interested in doing voiceovers feel free to contact us on our website.

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5. Planned Features for Sigma
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Version Beta 1.0

- Two unique races: the Zevestivan Empire and the V.R.A.
- Several NPC races that add new strategies to maps.
- Wildlife. NPC creatures will spawn randomly on maps. Some are hostile and others serve as eye candy.
- Over 45 minutes of soundtrack by music composer MonarchyOne
- Atmospheric Battles. Some maps will have you take on your foe directly above a planet's surface.
- Epic Scale. Ships and stations are simply massive in size without being difficult to manage.

Final Release

- Five diverse and totally unique races including the Zevestivan, V.R.A, Sov, Mylock and Ekoset
- Heavy focus on NPC races that add new strategies to maps.
- Wildlife. NPC creatures will spawn randomly on maps. Some are hostile and others serve as eye candy.
- Radically different resource management depending on your race.
- Unique Hero ships that can be summoned into battle to grant various abilities to your fleets.
- Over two hours of soundtrack by music composer MonarchyOne
- Atmospheric Battles. Some maps will have you take on your foe directly above a planet's surface.
- Epic Scale. Ships and stations are simply massive in size without being difficult to manage.

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6. Special Thanks
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- Much of our thanks must go to the Fleet Operations team for their hard work and devotion to expanding Armada and proving that this eight year old engine is capable of making games worthy of today's standards.
- CanadianBorg for creating every model and applying textures to them. This mod would be impossible without your focused effort.
- MonarchyOne for the most amazing soundtrack I could possibly ask for.
- Westworld for the Big Book of Modding.
- TexasAggie for the engine jam weapon odfs.
- Brian Stein, Twilight Zelda, and Tama Twilight for providing voiceovers for this release.
- Concerti Grossi, for convincing me to finally start this bloody game.

Version  Beta 0.5  Author  The_Undying_Nephalim  Website  Website external 
Downloads  468  Size  50.29 MB  Created  2009-05-31 

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Comments  

#1 Optec 2009-05-31 11:44
A very unique approach and a cool design. I'm looking forward to the full mod and the other races!
#2 Chiletrek 2009-05-31 12:13
Hello:

This one really has a 10/10 in originality, I've been waiting to see a release of this mod as I also want the mod "Year of Fire" to be completed, if it is possible.

Keep it up The_Undying_Nephalim team :D
#3 Temporal 2009-05-31 17:03
Impressive, nice. Vederiction isn't a word though.
#4 The_Undying_Nephalim 2009-05-31 17:22
It is now. ^_^
#5 Temporal 2009-06-01 07:39
What does this new word mean?
#6 The_Undying_Nephalim 2009-06-01 14:15
A collective decision made by prestigious individuals to attain a particular goal. In this case the securing of resources needed to sustain mankind. In simple terms it means, "Choice made by a bunch of old general dudes to secure resources in an alliance format."
#7 DarkWraith666 2009-06-04 21:56
About time nephy

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