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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)
Dec 27, 2018 @ 1:41am
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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[Cybran]瑞德·惠特利 Mar 1 @ 7:53pm 
I think its too small for the frigate.= =
I cant see the frigate in the batter.especially in the frigate vs frigate.
Ranger Feb 16 @ 8:11pm 
Something ive noticed and frustrates me a bit is that UNSC Battleships are between a cruiser and strike cruiser in their size and then the Alliance Strike Cruisers and up are all 2-3 times the size of their equivalents in other sets. Still amazing how much better this is with ships being scaled down this is just me getting some nitpicking out of the way I love you guys.
Chondrite  [author] Feb 16 @ 2:54pm 
@Bane Sure
Ranger Feb 16 @ 2:34pm 
@Falcon i think so im using both. if youre not sure tho start up without make a quick creative or use a big old save and look then reload game with it and see if theres a difference.
Bane Feb 16 @ 6:12am 
@Chondrite could you link this one as a compatibility patch? :)
falconwind Feb 7 @ 10:23pm 
Does anyone know if this works with the Wide Fleet Formation mod?
unwinder66 Feb 4 @ 8:00am 
Hello sir how are you, first i want to thks you for the wonderfull mod you did and i would like to ask you if there is a possiblity to make a compability patch for a famous ship mod?
Eric Feb 3 @ 9:57am 
Must be one of my events mods then, thank you for the help
Chondrite  [author] Feb 3 @ 12:57am 
@Eric if there are more people crashing I'll look into it but I doubt this would cause it.

@Balcoran vanilla problem.
Eric Feb 2 @ 8:12pm 
This mod might be causing me to crash. In my crash log, I got:
PLANET_SCALE_SYSTEM does not match in size with NDefines::NCamera::ZOOM_STEPS_SYSTEM

I looked through all my mods and this is the only mod I had which used PLANET_SCALE_SYSTEM.