Prepare to die!
Galaxy in Flames is a mod that intends to add a level of difficulty that will "kick your teeth in" to the bounty mode with difficulty modes that will insult your competency and make you question your life choices. It also adds some new mechanics and features such as mining, trading, crafting, and scrapping to the basic Cosmoteer experience. But, and perhaps most importantly, it completely replaces the ship library with hundreds of much more powerful ships many of which, are community submitted. A good comparison to make is that this mod makes Cosmoteer into Dark Souls in space.
How about those parts?
The parts in Galaxy in Flames are to enhance the experience and, may, be your only chance at a successful run of the bounty mode. While all the parts are being made to be balanced, to a competitive level, they will enhance your survivability and increase your cash flow. That means no "one shot" weapons you milk drinker.
Current list of parts
RMDS : The Rotary Munition Defense System is a PD on steroids, on top of that its a roof weapon!
Miner Beam : It mines asteroids to get the juicy ore inside.
Refinery : Refines ore into heavy, but delicious looking, ingots that can be sold for credits!
Scrapper Beam : It scraps ships, that's right, salvage your enemies mid fight for extra cash!
Restitutor : Takes scrap metal and converts it into those sweet, sweet ingots.
Ingot Storage : Stores the ingots and can be toggled to sell them when you are near a friendly station.
Short Band Radio : The thing you need to talk to said station in order to sell.
Trading Station : Great if you need to make your own station.
Galaxy in Flames has a Mining and Scrapping Mechanic! You can now mine asteroids and scrap ship wrecks! Both accidental and less accidental ones!
Asteroids are located in Mining Worlds with varying size and number, and be on the look out for rebel miners as they will attack you if you get to close.
To mine asteroids is simple enough, have a Miner Laser and just get real close to the aseroid! You need a Refinery to process the raw ore into ingots for storage. You can then sell these ingots at a friendly station in a Besieged Station World assuming it has not been captured. To sell you must have a short range radio, your ingot storage full and set to "Sell" and when it is range of the friendly station it will sell the resources. When the resource is sold go to your blueprints and click accept changes and BOOM you will be rewarded with some sweet sweet cash!
Remember sometimes you will enter a station world and the station will be captured, you can not trade at these stations for obvious reasons. Partly because they are more interested in killing you.
There is a Trade Station in the Misc Tab, you do not need this for trading, however it can be used to make your own stations! To trade with your own station you need to have the stations Trade Station target the ship you want to trade with (as in shoot it) and BOOM you can trade with it!
Scrapping works the same way but you need a Scrapper beam and a Restitutor to break down the scrap into ingots. Then just scrap the wrecks for some easy cash!
Trade Stations are extremely heavy parts and they are not recommended to be used unless you want to submit a station for the mod or if you have no Besieged Station worlds spawn.
AI usable Explosive Charges
Thanks to clojelo's mod there is now a toggle on Explosive Charges that allow for you to set them to auto-fire! This allows you to have AI ships that auto separate, or you just want to have charges go off if an enemy is too close.
Great for nuke pikes, if that's still a thing
If you are interested in giving Galaxy in Flames a look you can download the latest version here
If you feel adventurous you can download the OG version here
If you literally only want the ships added you can find a version that does that here
Did you know that Galaxy in Flames has a discord page? You can find it 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.
You think you can build a ship good enough to get into the mod? Well come here and we shall see!
You have an idea or suggestion for the mod? Why not post it here