Saratoga Cruiser Mk. 2 (includes p81 Sovereign) Saratoga Cruiser Mk. 2 (includes p81 Sovereign)

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Pizza the Hutt, 2006-02-02

"I decided to completely redo this model."
That was the message sent in the e-mail by PtH...and how!
The textures used have been done very well and as a kitbash, it look's exceedingly good, better than some purpose built models I believe. The sheer amount of pics sent to us really emphasise the beauty of the ship and achieved in a seemingly low poly count, it is bordering on the fantastically excellent side of ship making. As an F.Y.I, this ship, as you may be able to tell, is a sort of "future" envision of the ever dependable Miranda class, a popular design among many as I'm aware.

The high's? Well, it uses P81's Sovereign (included in this pack as poly reduced, just to add) to full extent and pulls off a beautifully done design. Whilst I struggle to see the "slightly flawed wireframe", everything is there including concise installation instructions and an admiral's log picture.

The low's? You've got to download it before you get it! So, what are you waiting for....get it!!

Saratoga Class Battlecruiser (version 2.0) by Pizza the Hutt

The Saratoga Class combines the compact and efficent design of the Miranda Class with the size,
firepower and technology of the Sovereign Class. The Class was named in honor of the Miranda
Class USS Saratoga which was lost during the Battle of Wolf 365.

This is the second release of the Saratoga class.It is much more detailed now.
This model uses parts of P81's Sovereign instead of the stock model, the rollbar is made by
myself and I have improved the textures for the extendedhull from the miranda class. The ship
now has Borg textures,too.

This package also includes a (heavily poly- reduced) version of P81's Sovereign (.sod only), which
matches the Saratoga in scale and textures.

Known flaws: wireframe not perfect, damage textures not correct.


Copy the file fbattle2.sod into the SOD folder
Copy the .tga files into the Textures > RGB folder
Copy the file fbattle2.odf into the ODF > ships folder
Copy the file fbattle2.bmp into the Bitmaps > Admiralslog folder

Open the file fyard2.odf or fyard.odf (whichever shipyard you want the ship
To be built from) and insert the line: buildItemXX = "fbattle2" under
build Parameters below the last ship to be build
XX being the next unused number

Save that file

Open "tech 1" from the Techtree folder and insert this line:

fbattle2.odf 1 fyard2.odf // Saratoga class

Save this file, open "" and insert the following line

fbattle2.odf 0

Then save and open "GUI_global.spr" from the sprites folder

Then add this line under federation build buttons:

b_fbattle2 gbfbattle2 0 0 64 64

There is a wire frame, it is not perfect, but at least there is one
just add this line into the gui global under wireframes


fbattle2w1 fbattlewire 40 0 40 40
fbattle2w2 fbattlewire 0 40 40 40
fbattle2w3 fbattlewire 40 40 40 40
fbattle2w4 fbattlewire 80 0 40 40
fbattle2w5 fbattlewire 0 0 40 40

This ship is a kitbash of P81's Sovereign and the SFC3 Miranda.
Thanks to Pneumonic81 for his Sovereign model and the excellent textures.
Thanks to Major A Payne for contacting Pneumonic81
Thanks to the ArmadaII modding community for advice and constructive criticism

Thank you for downloading this ship.

You are allowed to include it in your mod.

Have fun!!!

Pizza the Hutt

Version    Author  Pizza the Hutt  Website   
Downloads  1,459  Size  2.49 MB  Created  2006-02-02 



#1 ColdDarkParanoia 2006-02-02 13:53
wow thats hot!
#2 Stargazor_001 2006-02-02 14:10
I already loved the original one, this is even BETTER!!! :D :D , Great
#3 paulhanselluk 2006-02-02 14:26
#4 Joelteon7 2006-02-02 14:34
Indeed, this part in the readme made me laugh: for advice and constructive criticism. This ship won't be needing any of it, and the best part is, adding the file, I got it before anybody else and it really rocks :D
#5 Beginner 2006-02-04 06:47
Lovely work on p81's sovereign, looks brilliant :-) 9/10
#6 Doom369 2007-12-01 15:26
this is a beautiful ship. I wish it supported the Alpha channel in P*!'s textures. Using this mod you can still use P81's original textures.

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