Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Type: Mod
Mod category: Block, Other
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Jul 19, 2015 @ 11:55am
Aug 23, 2019 @ 9:10am
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Energy Shields

Description
NEWS:
All new models have been contributed by Shaostoul!

Description:

This mod adds fully functional shield generators to the game that protect the whole grid from incoming damage! You can also upgrade them with special modules to boost their stats, or change their stats through the config file to your taste.

The mod now offers two seperate recharge modes:

The default mechanics are similar to Eve Online, they have their recharge rate peak at 25%, and below or above that it is slowly reduced.

The alternative mode, activatable through the config file, works like in many popular games like Halo. The shields will recharge quite fast after taking no damage for a certain amount of time (four seconds / 240 ticks by default).

Following are the default values for all blocks, you can change most of them in the config file:

Small Shield Generator (large ship):

Size: 1x2x1
Power: 4.5MW
Base Shield Strength: 10,000 points
Base Recharge Rate: 1 points per tick

Small Shield Generator (small ship):

Size: 1x1x1
Power: 200kW
Base Shield Strength: 350 points
Base Recharge Rate: 0.1 points per tick

Large Shield Generator (large ship):

Size: 2x4x2
Power: 85MW
Base Shield Strength: 200,000 points
Base Recharge Rate: 100 points per tick
Upgrade Slots: 16

Large Shield Generator (small ship):

Size: 3x3x3
Power: 4.5MW
Base Shield Strength: 10,000 points
Base Recharge Rate: 3 points per tick

Shield Capacitor (large ship):

Size: 1x1x1
Power: +100% of base power consumption
Shield Strength Increase: +100% of base points

Shield Flux Coil (large ship):

Size: 1x1x1
Power: +100% of base power consumption
Shield Recharge Increase: +500% of base recharge

To read out the current shield strength of the grid, write ":" behind the name of a Shield Generator, the shield strength will be updated automatically from there.

You can also write "/shield ShowOnHud add" into the chat while sitting in a cockpit to show the ships shield status on your HUD. To remove the output type "/shield ShowOnHud remove".

Config File

In your AppData/Roaming/SpaceEngineers/Storage/EnergyShields_EnergyShields/ folder you can find the configuration file EnergyShieldsRelease.cfg that is generated if you have started the mod once. There you can change the values of the generators and upgrade modules to your taste.

All config values are explained below. Each time value is measured in ticks, and the game runs with 60 ticks per second. If you don't find some of the options in your config file, remove it and let it regenerate automatically with the next mod startup.

For shield generators:

"basePoints": The number of shield points one generator of that type adds to the grid. It accepts floating point numbers.
"baseRechargePeak": The number of shield points per tick that the shield regenerates at 25% strength. For the alternative mode, it is this value flat. It accepts floating point numbers.
"basePowerConsumption": (Currently out of use, might change in the future again) Regulates the power consumption of the generator in MegaWatts. It accepts floating point numbers.

For upgrade modules:

"basePointsPercentage:" Defines how much shield points a Capacitor adds to the shield generator. By default, it adds worth an additional shield generator of that type. It accepts floating point numbers.
"baseRechargePeakPercentage": Defines how much the shield generation is boosted by one modules. By default the generators current recharge is multiplied by five and added to the generator. It accepts floating point numbers.
"basepowerConsumption": (Currently out of use, might change in the future again) Regulates the power consumption of the upgrade module in relation to the generator it is attached to. It accepts floating point numbers.

Alternative recharge mode:

"AlternativeRechargeMode": Enables or disables the alternative recharge mode that behave like described above. Accepts "true" or "false".
"AlternativeRechargeDelay": Defines the delay in ticks until the shield starts regenerating again after taking damage. By default it is 240 ticks, or 4 seconds. Accepts integers.
"AlternativeRechargeMultiplier": Defines how much the baseRechargePeak value is being multiplied when regenerating, to make the shields feel different and load faster then in default mode. It accepts floating point numbers.

Miscellaneous:

"BlockGrinding": Defines if it is possible to grind blocks, even though they are protected by a shield. Accepts "true" or "false".
"collisionAndGrindDamageModifier": Multiplies the amount of damage the shield takes from collisions and grinders/drills. It accepts floating point numbers.
"directDamageModifier": Multiplies the amount of damage the shields take from explosives and weapon projectiles. It accepts floating point numbers.
"StatusUpdateInterval": The interval in ticks it takes for a shield generator to update its strength status :(XXXXX/YYYYY) in its name. By default it is set to 100 ticks. A ChangeNameMessage is send to ALL clients when it happens, so don't go overboard with it. I personally prefer 10 ticks. Accepts integers.

KNOW BUGS:

- The new decal system disrespects the damage system

Recommended Addons:

(THYA) Shield HUD Script: An advanced script to easily display your shield status on an LCD with all sorts of fancy graphics!


Special Thanks to:
- Shaostoul contributing new, awesome models!

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GamerEverything 18 hours ago 
Can you upload this mod to Mod.io please? My ship that i'm making can't be completed without this.
The Lapis Fox Jan 14 @ 9:12pm 
MOD_ERROR: Energy Shields, in file: D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\244850\484504816\Data\BlueprintClasses_EnergyShields.sbc
Resource not found, setting to null. Resource path: D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\244850\484504816\Textures\GUI\Icons\buttons\tool_highlight.dds
MOD_ERROR: Energy Shields, in file: D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\244850\484504816\Data\BlueprintClasses_EnergyShields.sbc
Resource not found, setting to null. Resource path: D:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\workshop\content\244850\484504816\Textures\GUI\Icons\buttons\tool_highlight.dds
NightSkye Jan 12 @ 11:16pm 
Why do i get large shield mwm errors with triangles.
R.I.K.U. Jan 9 @ 7:44am 
@kevincharlespierce

are you sure you activated the mod? you have to activate mods in the mods gui in the settings of each world
kevincharlespierce Dec 30, 2020 @ 7:54am 
Theres no shield generator. I get "shield regenerating" and "shiel component" on the right side of the screen where you can spawn ammo and such. On my wheel there are no modded blocks. Why does no mod ever work for this game? Its the ONLY mod I have downloaded so no its not conflicting.
BatXDude Dec 18, 2020 @ 2:51am 
Can this replace the NPC Shield mods for the MES? Can they work together or is it either one or the other?
James Fire Dec 16, 2020 @ 2:06am 
Place shield block on grid. Power it. Use capacitors or flux coils on the upgrade ports.

What needs to be explained?
Grand Moff Tarkin Dec 16, 2020 @ 2:04am 
Is there a guide for this mod?
PonderPunk Dec 1, 2020 @ 1:06pm 
Seems to be causing by game to crash when it's enabled, possibly a clash?
James Fire Nov 22, 2020 @ 12:32pm 
Yes.