bryan is it a coincidence that the release date for shattered stars part zero happens to also be the release date of mortal engines the major motion picture
In some way, yes. It is because for two reasons. Firstly, it's set in the same universe as it is trying to merge that into the FS universe, along with the 2004 re-imagined BSG (see Diaspora), and by a lesser extent, the UGSF series (Galaxian3, Starblade, Star Luster, Bosconian and Star Ixiom). Secondly, there's a proposition: If the major Mortal Engines motion picture's sequels happening, Part One will be set centuries after the events of Act Zero/Part Zero. If the Mortal Engines movie sequels don't wind up happening, the first part will be set shortly after this demo, but it depends. Let's see.
Well, we have at least three different time eras from the Wing Commander Universe with complete fleets (I-II, III-IV, Prophecy-SO) with its own models for FS2... aswell we there are complete Starlancer and some Freelancer Fleets, too.
And many B5, Star Trek and Colony Wars Ships are also available for FSO
And also there is this BSG stuff.
So i think, that there are unlimited possibilites for own races already .
And reused fleets were already used for new races in some other mods like Dusk Wars, League of Free Worlds etc. before.
I know that Wing Commander Saga has pretty much all the WCIII ships and a few WCIV ships, and Woolie Wool recently posted a bunch of WCI and WCII-era ships, but this is the first I've heard of a complete set of WCIV ships or any Prophecy ships. I haven't seen any Colony Wars ships, either. Do you have any links handy?
Not yet. However, I've got a load of UIMS and Battura ships at the moment. Most of the UIMS ships are based on Galaxian3, Starblade and Star Ixiom. Some of them from Diaspora/BSG. Some of them are unique. As for the Battura, they are from Star Ixiom. I guess some guy will take note of this and make a post about this on Dragon's Lair Fans forums.
As for FREDding, Missions 1 to 2 are moved to Missions 3 to 4 to make way for easy missions disguised as training missions to help get players to know more about the mod, the universe, etc. There are a lot of work done on Shivan/UIMS hud gauges. Other than that, nothing at the moment, and I'm on track to release this demo by December.