Geoff the Medio wrote:
...if i wanted to play the Alien race and import that in FreeOrion do i need ask someone before i do? Or just simply keep it to myself??
Is "the Alien race" something from another game, movie, book, or similar, and what do you mean by "import that"?
Assuming "yes" and "have it as a playable species in FreeOrion": You would need to edit species.txt and probably eng_stringtable.txt (or another stringtable) to create a species with suitable properties for "the Alien race", and suitable stringtable entires.
As for legality, if your modifications are just a modified entry in species.txt and a few stringtable entires that say "Alien", then there's nothing you can't post wherever you want (under a CC-BY-SA and/or GPL 2.0 license). "Alien" specifically is a very generic term that probably isn't copyrightable. And even if you wanted to make a "Vulcans" or "Transformers" or "Rebel Alliance" species, I doubt anyone would care if the only thing specific to those properties is the name and you wanted to post a modified text file, however we won't add any such race to the stock species shipping with FreeOrion.
So havent checked out the codes on how to add races or species yet, is it modable?
To add species, you'd need to modify species.txt
in the default directory. The format is (roughly) discussed on this page
, though you'd probably want to make some posts on the content creation forum to ask about how to do specific things.
Thank for feedbacks, yes i mean the Aliens from the movie and i know you cant put that in there without copyright premissions. I manage to change the portaits for starting species for more tastes and Bios. I guess this can be added as a mod in the future, so others may like to try it out, unless you perfer to keep it to myself. Species.txt is not easy to read or look to change something. I am trying to keep it simple and realistic when i played Distand Worlds Mod i made some time ago.
Here some screenshots i made this morning while working on the mod...
Note i can use different names for species, didnt like plain names like clay, chato, etcs. Having realistic images of species would really attract players into the game, might wanna increase the size to get a better pic. Some players would like to play something more on edges, for example total domination or dont care about other races. Leaving other options open will lead more options for players can choose from, unless can customize their own races. Also like having random galaxy every time start a new game, so it wouldnt be the samnthing over and over.