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Favorite game ever.....Star Trek Armada 2 for PC. I have been developing my own Mod for it. It is basically a compilation of EVERY other mod ever
created. As it stands I have about 60-70% of all modded content ever made included into my own mod.
I just recently pulled my last save of the game folder off my back up hard drive and started debugging it after a year of break time. I had a faulty
game file somewhere among thousands of files...so I just put it away for a while. I am confident I have resolved the issue and I am starting to
continue where I left off. The game itself was released almost a decade ago, but you wouldnt be able to tell. People have not stopped developing it
and it actually has a strong mod fan base. Primarily with a popular online modification to it called Fleet ops, which completely revamped all textures
and graphics. It is as good as anything released now. It is a great little game.
I decided not to take on the fleet ops mod, but rather extract the ships and stations from it into mine. Fleet ops changed the game play to be more
dynamic. I like the original approach so I just work off a patch made that upgraded the game to current standards.
I know it seems odd to still be obsessed with a game released for XP, but its one of those well kept secrets where the community that supports it have
not dropped the ball. That continuity is due in part to the actual game developers embracing the mod community and helping out where they could.
It was originally made by Activision, but they did a poor job. The vast majority of the once large network of affiliated sites dedicated to the game
mod community have gone under, and consolidated to some degree under just two remaining sites, one of which is supported by file front.
It is part of my life now. I use modding it as an anti stress. It is really satisfying to have something I have been working on for many years and see
it grow as my own ability grows. It is like a journal where I know every nook and cranny of something and can express myself in a way that has really
no limits and I can see where that has taken me over the years.
I made a few models and a few of my own additions, but ultimately I have been working on making it THE universal scifi game. I have every race, every
show, every movie, every ship for the most part of anything space related. Everything from the "protector" of "galaxy quest" to the ships and stations
from "BattleStar Galactica or Babylon 5".....
I am very proud of what I have done. It is more rewarding to tweak it than to actually play it. I actually just test what I have done for stability
instead of even playing it anymore. I enjoy seeing what I do internally expressed in the game. It is cray fun!
as far as consoles, I like COD.
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