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Downscaled Ships
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May 18, 2016 @ 1:18pm
Aug 15 @ 9:40am
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Downscaled Ships

Compatible with 2.1.*

Graphical mod only. No gameplay changes.

This mod fixes a couple of problems with the default visuals:
  • Fleets are too tightly packed and ships often clip through each other. Once you have a big and especially if you have allies, you can't even tell one ship from another. Not to mention the far bigger mess that two large fleets crashing into each other creates. Downscaling every ship type fixes this.

  • You don't get a proper sense of capital ships and escort ships because the scale between ship classes increases more or less linearly and corvettes for example are just too big compared to battleships. This mod creates a clear distinction in scale between corvettes/destroyers and cruisers/battleships.

  • Turrets are scaled down relative to ship sizes to make ships feel bigger.

  • Engine exhaust trails and some weapon effects are scaled down as well.

  • Also rescaled: starbases, habitats, stations, defense platforms and various creatures and objects around the galaxy.

-Multiplayer: every player needs to have this mod enabled.
-Not achievement compatible.
-This mod is not made for improving performance.
-Mod compatibility: mods that add new ship models need a compatibility fix. Otherwise they will look bigger compared to the vanilla ships. See the list below or search the workshop (not all patches are listed here).

Compatibility patches:
-New Ship Classes.
-Improved Space Battles.
-System Alliance Ships.
-AI ship set.
-Sins of the Prophets.
-Real Space Battles + Downscaled Ships
-EAC: At War Patch

Requesting additional compatibility patches:
-It's not complicated to make one but it is tedious (see the tutorial here). I recommend making one yourself by looking at how the other compatibility patches were made. I may create one every once in a while (when I'm bored and I feel like creating one as long as the patch doesn't require a lot of work) but I will not actively create patches for every ship mod out there.

Change log:
10/12/2017: fixed oversized ship preview images
23/02/2018: rescaled titans, colossi, starbases
24/02/2018: rescaled mining/research/terraforming/observation stations, defense platforms, pirate ships and stations as well as other neutral things around the galaxy, laser beam width
Popular Discussions View All (3)
Jan 26 @ 1:34pm
Compatibility patch for Star Wars Ships.
Jan 4 @ 6:39pm
Asari Civilization ships patch?
Oct 28, 2017 @ 1:33am
PINNED: Tutorial for creating a compatibility patch
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Hayate121 Nov 7 @ 10:09am 
can you please make it like a little bit bigger cuz i cant enjoy the battles they're too small to watch ty.
malx_mcclain Nov 1 @ 6:52am 
I really like this mod, but I'm gonna have to unsubscribe. It just isn't worth the struggle of trying to figure out if something is compatible.
scorpioni Oct 22 @ 3:52am 
When I activate this mod, it seems the engine trails disappear altogether. Is this working as intended?
yonib970 Oct 13 @ 9:16am 
actually that's how the corvettes size should've bean, or they are not corvettes in the vanila version?
Ranger Sep 28 @ 8:26pm 
Does this mod need to be up to date to function properly?
Chickenhunt Sep 23 @ 8:34am 
Hello awesome mod but unlike the pictures my ships dont have any exhaust trails. (I have only this mod turned on). Is there any fix or version with exhaust trails enabled?
Kanen Alduin Sep 11 @ 6:57am 
is there any way to have this mod and still get achivments ?
Beret03 Aug 31 @ 5:13pm 
Unfortunately to modify the scale of objects in the game you have to create custom asset files, this will change the check sum as the assets are measured by the hash
Takehitsu Aug 31 @ 3:32pm 
This mod now disables achievements triggering the checksum. I have literally pened the game 50 times to figure it out and this mod only mod running the checksum is activated and i cant complete achievements if i turn this mod off I can accomplish achievements.
Fisher Aug 30 @ 11:29am 
Need Update for NSC 2.1.2