Borg Cubes Borg Cubes

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Twitch, 2004-01-28

This mod replaces the original borg cubes, and adds these enhanced looking cubes instead.


Borg Cubes
By Twitch- simdoktor@aol.com

Finally a pair of Borg cubes that are really different, yet familiar. I got tired of seeing
the standard cube with all 6 sides the same with often similar textures no matter who did them.
The new Cube sod uses a modified Tactical Cube sod so there can be 3 different faces like the
tactical. I left it the same same size as the tactical in my game and not a bit smaller as
the standard cube normally is. These is more Borg technology showing and the ships have a
well used appearance from combat and age.

The Tactical and standard Cube have much more detail than before. All 3 of the standard Cube's
bump map sets of files are the same as the original. They are included since the sod calls for
3 bump map files instead of 1. The Tactical Cube's sod and bump maps files are not included
as it uses the same ones and only TGA textures are changed.

I put the ship ODFs that I use in but feel free to use your own. My Tactical is made to be
Locutus' Cube but you can change it to the original by adding names and removing the message &
sound parameter lines. Both cubes are beefed up but change what you like.

Unzip the borgcubz.zip into a temporary folder afer backing up your iriginal files of the same
names. Then drag them to the same locations in your game. To uninstall remove these files
and replace with your originals.

ODF/SHIPS
bbattle1.odf
bbattle2.odf

SOD
bbattle1.sod

TEXTURES/RGB
bbattle.tga
bbattle_1.tga
bbattle_2.tga
bbattlebump.tga
bbattlebump_1.tga
bbattlebump_2.tga
bbattlb.tga
bbattlb_1.tga
bbattlb_2.tga
bbattlbbump.tga
bbattlbbump_1.tga
bbattlbbump_2.tga
bbattlc.tga
bbattlc_1.tga
bbattlc_2.tga
bbattlcbump.tga
bbattlcbump_1.tga
bbattlcbump_2.tga
btactical.tga
btactical_1.tga
btactical_2.tga
btacticalb.tga
btacticalb_1.tga
btacticalb_2.tga
btacticalc.tga
btacticalc_1.tga
btacticalc_2.tga

Version    Author  Twitch  Website   
Downloads  733  Size  1.24 MB  Created  2004-01-28 

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#1 STGamerNew2002 2004-01-28 13:33
Hey Twitch,


I like your texture here for the cube ships. Do you have the textures as well for the other ships/stations. I want my Borg in the game to look all the same 'texture' likeness if possible. :-)
#2 Twitch1 2004-01-29 10:56
Well I did the Sphere in a similar manner. I haven't done anything as radical to the stations. I use the old Renegade Borg vessel for the assimilator with a similar texture and the A1assimilator as the assault ship instead of the dumb wedge. I'm not certain if stations would look good with the cube-type texture but I will make some changes.
#3 Lt_k 2004-01-29 21:56
they look a little like the ones you already have in the game........ actually they look a lot worse. anyways who gives a rats a$$ about a new cube. the old one is just as good.
#4 Twitch1 2004-01-30 11:42
If you really look at the enlarged .jpg if you click on it you'll see they have lots of new details over standard textures. the non-enlarged pic does not show the details well. The regular cube has 3 different textures over the normal 1 repeated texture that is standard.
#5 Captain_Steve 2004-01-30 16:09
the regular cube seems pretty good, but the new textures on the tactical cube look a little out of place. very clever using the tactical cube SOD so you ould different textures. nice job, but i think i'll stick with nightwolf's textures.
#6 Deathbyteacup 2004-01-30 16:54
What are you on Lt_k? That looks nothing like the stock textures, perhaps you need to re-check, or actualy use files before you judge them, thats one thing your not doing.
#7 Twitch1 2004-01-31 14:32
My concept was that since the tac cube is actually a standard cube with armor sections attached that some of the plumbing would still be visible where it didn't cover and the plates would be discolored with combat and age.

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