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Downscaled Ships
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May 18, 2016 @ 1:18pm
Dec 15, 2018 @ 9:23am
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Downscaled Ships

Compatible with 2.2.*

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.

No trails mod:

-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
15/12/2018: fixed L gate builder ship sizes
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Apr 12 @ 6:13am
Revert change?
Otto von Bismarck
Jan 21 @ 8:43am
Compatibility patch for Star Wars Ships.
Jan 4, 2018 @ 6:39pm
Asari Civilization ships patch?
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Ted95 Apr 14 @ 12:52pm 
Can you update for 2.2.7?
EnemyPropaganda Apr 7 @ 7:25am 
I've Noticed that it also downscales megastructures for the Gigastructural engineering mod? Is there a fix for this?
♤ |_Pandora_| ♤ Apr 6 @ 4:46pm 
Listen, can you make the same mod, but on ZoFE ships? They have some huge, if you compare with vanilla after your fashion ..
Octus Apr 5 @ 4:33pm 
Hi, how do I revert the size of the ships back? Ive tried unistalling and removing the mod but all of the ships are still small. Whats the fix?
m007kuzya Apr 4 @ 1:22am 
This mod change Ships speed? At alst with this mod installed my ships fly approximatly 3 times slowly ...
ViperCanel Mar 30 @ 3:07pm 
Good mod. I would like to make two suggestions. Firstly the ship selection models in creation screen are too small. I guess this is a side effect. I would like to see it fixed if possible. Second, despite the description saying so it seems the starbase (mammalian) is not scaled down. This might be intentional to make it more proportional to the ships, but this creates a disrepancy with other orbital buildings. The default scale which is almost Earth sized doesn't fit in well. I would suggest it to be scaled down, or at least scale up the other buildings if you insist on keeping it.
Zergash Mar 24 @ 7:00am 
@Chrondite: I'll try!
Dren Mar 24 @ 6:58am 
Ah and the patch compta for Sins of the prophet is 1.9, it's one problem?
Dren Mar 24 @ 6:40am 
I go try your mods. But i need good view on ship, because with laser covenant from Halo, i not see good the fights of fleet. One advice? I want juste zoom more.
Chondrite  [author] Mar 24 @ 5:05am 
@Zergash Sure if you can tell me the model name with 'tweakergui mesh.names'