The Galaxy is in flames and you are tasked with putting out the fires, that your species started.
The story so far...
After many attempts the United Federation of Man (UFM) had finally created successful colonies on the planet of Mars, much to the dismay of the native inhabitants. These natives known as the Mihr a robotic race lived underground to escape the damage their ancestors had done to the planets environment. To the humans the planet was known as Mars but to the Mihr it was known as Cyrulia and it is their home world. The first contact with the Mihr and Humans did not go well for either race, The UFM was experiencing mass rebellions on the moon and on other much smaller colonies on worlds outside of the Sol system. To protect this valuable colony from rebels the UFM had army bases on the planet and naval ships in orbit needless to say the Humans fired the first shots. Thus sparked a 3 year war for control of the planet.
The Mihr were not alone in the galaxy however due to it being their home world, were reluctant to ask their allies for aid, the destruction on Mars was so horrific that the Mihr allowed their allies to aid them. The Karikai an advanced bird like race quickly swooped in and annihilated the UFM naval ships in orbit and forced the remaining human forces on the planet to surrender bringing the UFM to peace talks. Because of their defeat at the hands of the Karikai, the main military wing of the United Cyrulian Federation(UCF), the Humans have a natural dislike of the Karikai, and like wise the Karikai do not trust Humans. But dislike for the Karikai was not enough alone many Human fringe colonies separated from the fractured UFM and began a massive guerilla war against the UCF aiming to destroy it. Though their true aims seems to be far more than just revenge against the UCF...
To complicate matters the highly advanced aquatic race known as the Azur are on the war path. While their motives are unclear their intent is, galactic dominance. The Azur were the original rulers of the whole solar system. From arm to arm they ruled with absolute power and enslaved or destroyed any who stood before them. This was their undoing during The Fall. During The Fall their civilization collapsed under its own weight enslaved worlds rebelled en masse and the Azur were, seemingly, wiped out. Now they have returned hell bent on bringing the galaxy to heel and back under their rule.
The galaxy in being ravaged by civil war, rouge nations and mad men. It is up to you, a newly promoted UCFN Captain to create a make alliances, form a fleet, and do whatever is necessary to put out the galaxy in flames.
What is Galaxy in Flames?
Galaxy in Flames is a total overhaul of the Bounty Mode, this mod replaces nearly all aspects of the the bounty mode adding new worlds replacing the Built-in libraries of ships and adding new weapons, equipment, worlds, difficulty modes, races and lore. These changes are to help bring about a whole new way to play Cosmoteer and bring in a pseudo story to add some flavor and intrigue into the bounty mode.
How the mod is being developed
Phase I is all about getting the features I want into the mod and some very rudimentary sprites just to get the parts working.
Phase II is all about sprite work and polishing up the code this is expected to be the longest phase and will no doubt have the most slow downs in terms of progress.
Phase III is all about adding the new races (crew types) into the game as well as ships themed for these factions and any additional worlds that need to be created to accommodate them.
I work and go to school (collage) full time so expect updates to be irregular but I have no intentions on abandoning the mod if I do need to abandon the mod for whatever reason I will let it be known.
If this is a mod you think you might be into try it out and let me know what you think!
If you are interested in giving Galaxy in Flames a look you can download the latest version here
If you like the mod but not the modded weapons and side quests there is a Lite version here
If you want to know what I have learned about ship building I have put up a WIP guide here
Galaxy in Flames has clojelo's Explosive Charge mod integrated into it you can find it here
I am in no way shape or form claiming that this mod is my own and all credit goes to clojelo.
Update log moved to a text document in the mod