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Wing Commander Saga modifications
1.What is it?
This is a series of modifications for the game Wing Commander Saga, meant to be run on official WCS releases.
-Primary weapons set to fire in burst shots rather than synchronized shots
-Kilrathi fighters and bombers available to the player in custom missions - NOTE: Kilrathi ships are using default HUDs
-Confed and Kilrathi capship flyable, using Dragon's modified version of the BP2 capship command script - NOTE: capships are using default HUDs; noticed some weirdness with turret control
-Capship missiles now fire in swarms of 2 or 4 (depending on the number firing points the turret originaly had (for now - see note)) - NOTE: THIS ALTERS GAME BALANCE, confed capships ALL have more than one tube on their CSM launchers
-(disabled by default)Divided energy consummed by 100 and missile cargo size by 10,000 - NOTE:see 3. to enable this
2.How do I install this?
2.a.The quick but dirty way
Just dump the table files into <WCS path>/data/tables, missions in <WCS path>/data/missions, scripts in <WCS path>/data/scripts, etc.
2.b.The longer but cleaner way
Install wxLauncher: wcsaga.com/forum/index.php?f=22& ... opic#p8535
Extract the mod archive into your WCS folder
Select wcs-modified in the launcher
3.That's great, but I don't want to use every modifications
The Freespace Open engine - and by extension Wing Commander Saga, uses text files called tables to store game data. It recognizes these files by their .tbl or .tbm extension. Threrefore, to disable a table, you just need to change the file's extension to something else.
rename the *.tbm files to something like burst_primaries-shp.tbm_disabled or burst_primaries-shp.tbm.not-tbm or something else that doesn't end in .tbm or .tbl
tl;dr version 2
not_a_trainer-wep.tbm-disabled = disabled
not_a_trainer-wep.tbm = enabled
4.I wanna mod WCS by myself, bu I don't know where to start
Have a look at how this mod (or any mod) work.
Browse the Freespace Open wiki's modding portal: www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Portal:Modding
Ask questions on the Wing Commander Saga's modding subforum: wcsaga.com/forum/index.php?f=22&rb_v=viewforum
Ask questions on the main Freespace modding forum's WCS subforum: www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=46.0