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Downscaled Ships
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May 18, 2016 @ 1:18pm
Mar 26 @ 7:31am
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Downscaled Ships

Compatible with 2.0.*

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.
-We Are Imperial Navy.
-AI ship set.
-Sins of the Prophets.
-Real Space Battles + Downscaled Ships

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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BobGrey Apr 17 @ 1:09pm 
This mod seems to be causing ringworlds to have downscaled sections, but keeping the same orbit size. This results in the ringworld being split into 12 small pieces as seen here:

Is there any kind of fix, or at least a copatability mod, in the works?
Raszul Apr 16 @ 3:54am 
I tried the mod just now and got to say it works just as advertised.

There is howevr one slight ... issue is too strong a word ... anyways - ships are spaced a bit further appart, relative to their sizes, than they are without the mod. I'd love if the space between ships was reduced to halv or even a third of what it is right now...
Dupz Apr 14 @ 6:54pm 
does it still works on 1.9.1 ?
God_of_madness4 Apr 13 @ 2:39am 
this mod apears to be shinking my ringworlds? any way to not have this happen or do i just need to not use until a fix?
Hollowman Apr 11 @ 12:15pm 
I see no trails either but I figured that was intended.
Daishi13 Apr 10 @ 11:19am 
Hello everyone...
i use this mod since its release and with 2.0.2 the exhaust trails are gone. i tried to reinstall you mod and deactivated every other mod, but no trails for me :)
[OCG] Zenithas (Moderator) Apr 7 @ 3:35am 
@Beret: I figured such, but thought it polite to ask anyway.
@Chondrite: Here you go! Had to reupload it, didn't realise that the launcher loaded mods in reverse asciibetical order. Of all the things.
Chondrite  [author] Apr 7 @ 1:02am 
@[OCG] Zenithas (Moderator) Sure. :)
Beret03 Apr 6 @ 6:55pm 
I don't see any issue with posting a link mate, Chondrite typically encourages people to make CPs :3
[OCG] Zenithas (Moderator) Apr 6 @ 5:01pm 
Made a patch for DSS + Real Space - Space Battles.

Though RS neither changes the scale of the ships, nor adds new ships, the increased system scale means you end up with blips even when you camera focus on the battle.

Wish a link?