X4: Foundations

X4: Foundations

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Aug 8, 2020 @ 12:44pm
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Argon Cyclops

Description
ARGON CYCLOPS
This mod adds a new frigate to Argon shipyards, the Cyclops. When starting this project my aim was to make an updated design of the Argon Centaur from X3, taking design cues from it while updating it for X4's Argon aesthetic.

"Fondly referred to as the 'Centaur II' by its captains due to a close resemblance to archaic Argon designs, the Cyclops was developed as a response to increasing Xenon fighter swarm activity. Sporting excellent speed for its size and bristling with tightly grouped anti-fighter turret systems it is an effective anti-fighter escort for larger capital ships. It's speed also makes the Cyclops perfect for exploration and reconnaissance activities and it has therefore become the go-to vessel for Argon secret service operations."

The ship is designed as a fast anti-fighter capital ship and weighs in at around 1/3 the size of a Behemoth. While it is designed for anti-fighter activities and exploration, in skilled hands it is more than capable of running rings around dangerous enemies such as the Xenon K (literally).

I have added the ship to the Argon faction so you may see 1 or 2 of them flying around on patrol.



Stats
Weapons: 1 Behemoth main gun, 16 M sized turrets.
Sheilding: 1 L
Docks: 1 S dock, 2 S storage, 6 drone capacity.
Speed: 225 m/s max speed on Argon engines.



FAQ!
Q. VRO compatible?
A. This ship in included in VRO's latest update.

Q. How much has your life expectancy been reduced due to the stress of hammering this ship out?
A. Current approximates are around 8 years struck off.

Q. Any other ships planned?
A. Yeh, a lot...

Q. Supported languages?
A. English, Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish.
Russian translation by Magnesiafire.
Japanese translation by Arkblade.
French translation by Waric.
Spanish translation by my Mrs.
Feel free to send me translation files for other languages.




Thank you to everyone at the Egosoft forums for help during the creation of this mod and for answering my neverending questions. Special thanks to BrummBear02 for his tutorials and assistance, and SirFrancisDrake, Shuulo and LinolaFett also. And Thanks to Egosoft for the X games! Any news on some official tools to make this process easier would be very much appreciated, its been quite a struggle.
Credit must be given to Egosofts artists too for their great ship models, much of this model was kitbashed from vanilla ships - great work and thanks!






Donations
I spend a lot of time and effort making mods, they are of course FREE but if you like what I do and feel like showing your appreciation with a donation you can do so through Paypal[www.paypal.com] via mjfaraldo@gmail.com. Thank you.




NB - This mod isnt to be modified, copied or uploaded anywhere else without my express permission. Permission has been given to Shuulo to include this ship in VRO.
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109 Comments
snacker Aug 24 @ 9:31am 
Hoping someone remakes the boreas but this ship is nice.
Raith Aug 21 @ 2:14am 
A replaceable main gun would be useful, I find the Terran more effective
40oz to Freedom Jul 13 @ 5:35am 
Awesome work!

Paranid Aggamemnon please :steamhappy:
Glorfy Jun 2 @ 5:57am 
Does anyone else think the ship is placed too low from the camera when piloting in 3rd person? It gets completely covered by the radar for me- it's way lower from the center of the screen than similarly-sized ships.

Is this something that can adjusted in the files or could it be tied to the model? Maybe I'm crazy?
Kom-Pav Apr 24 @ 5:46am 
Woah, those are some awesome concepts.
Axeface  [author] Apr 23 @ 6:56am 
Mad_Marx Apr 22 @ 6:29pm 
Have any spoilers for the other three ships you're working with?
Axeface  [author] Apr 7 @ 8:03am 
@Cacharadon You'de have to make a mod probably editing the falx macro file. M ships are far more complex than L and XL though and i think you'de need to carefully copy over many items from the katana, like the switches, seats etc.
Cacharadon Mar 31 @ 10:48pm 
@Cythal Did it work? @Axeface Is there a way to select a specific cockpit connection? I want to mod the Falx cockpit to look like the Katana, but cant figure out what it's called
[TV] Spirus Dragovich Mar 31 @ 9:13am 
Is there a way to get a version of this with the front 8 turrets replaced with two large ones?