This mod includes a new table for starfuries as well as a new weapon i've been itching
to make for some time now.http://www.mediafire.com/?hgnymlyzzzj
contents are an Aurora MK3 and a new 60mm main weapon for it.
I'm a big fan of Auroras and at the same time i'm not very fond of Thunderbolts so what I basically did is create an Aurora with the maneouverability and almost the speed of the Tbolts. The first missile bank has been updated to mount Bulldogs and the second Panthers. The Bulldog missile bank needed 6 missile slots to accomodate two Bulldogs so i made a new .pof for the MK3 adding two missile mounts below the lower wings.
To avoid overpowering maximum speed and hitpoints are less than the Tbolts.
The reason i ended up adding Bulldogs as well, is avoiding making just a copy of Tbolts with a different .pof which would be more or less pointless. This way the MK3 can be a multipurpose tactical fighter, but at the same time not able to replace Tbolts or Badgers.
As far as the weapon is concerned it is again a matter of personal taste, I find the 40mm PPG bolts a bit to thin for my liking so I made a 60mm version. Because of the 60mm bitmap i've lowered the refire rate to give a better visual, and adapted the damage so the dps is slightly less than the TBolts 45mm PPG. Overall I am still not absolutely sure that the weapon is completely ballanced for the game.
I made this aurora and PPG with the intention of using them in the single player versions of my campaigns, I would really appreciate opinions on ballancing issues since my intention is to have a new Aurora which is a notch above MK2 and a noth below Tbolts. And I repeat, I only made this as a matter of my personal taste.
You will find installation instructions in the included readme.txt file