No need to let our egos stop us from getting through the door to breakfast in the morning.
36000 sounds? Whoa. By that point, we could reuse some of the sounds, by then some voices will seem to overlap because many will sound similar. Each ship needs about 10 sounds for voices, and I'm not making every ship have 10. Some can overlap, as long as they sound decent. On top of that, about 60 are needed for the race itself. Then 10 things of music or so for the new races with lots of background (Star Trek/Wars), and just a couple for music for the lesser used stuff (Star Control, MOO). In the end, I think about 100-150 new sound sets per new race for voices and music. More for SFX, which mostly applies to the Star Wars/Trek and other races with lots of premade stuff, and many SFX can be reused in other races.
Only stock images for some screens? How do you mean, Dan? Which ones?
I completely agree. Lets not let our ego get the best of us. I think 200 sounds per race is fair, but even then at the current rate I will need 2200 sounds, and that is just for what I currently have in the game with my 11 races. This gives no room for further expansion, so the limit needs to be at least 10,000 or more, if not just made to be unlimited like the String file is.
And the capital ship names needs a way to be edited and added too without replacing the originals. Remember, 7DS is not a conversion, but a mod that adds to the original game.
As far as making a mod that is better than the original game, well, that is still up for speculation. While I would love to believe that hype, remember that Sins would not be with us if it was not for Ironclad/Stardock. So, we need to give them credit there. However, we do need to call them out a bit to get things fixed, and to respond to us when we come calling.
Gihren, the race pics when you are doing the player setup, still only show the original races, even with all out custom race pic files. Also, I still cannot get the UI in the game to show the custom pics, right now it will only show a blank box, not matter how many things I try. I believe this may hardcoded as well.
Also, I way to change weapon names or add weapon types would be great as well. Right now they can only be WAVE, BEAM, MISSLE, etc. It would be nice to be able to change this or add to them.
Anyways....our voice is getting bigger.