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More Ship Names adds 14,150 thematically-appropriate ship names to the name lists for ships to (randomly) select from.
(12,650 names for conventional ships, and 1,000 + 500 for REDACTED ships.)

If you're tired of seeing ships called Einstein's Demon and To Goddard With Apologies, then this mod is for you!

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More Ship Names adds 14,150 thematically-appropriate ship names to the name lists for ships to (randomly) select from.
(12,650 names for conventional ships, and 1,012 + 500 for REDACTED ships.)

These names are distributed as follows:


 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 |               |     Vanilla     | More Ship Names |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | GENERAL       |             286 |            4000 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | SPACE         |              72 |            1400 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | MERCANTILE    |              37 |             300 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | PIRATES       |             182 |            3500 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | LUDDIC CHURCH |              68 |            1000 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | LUDDIC PATH   |              45 |             330 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | DIKTAT        |              45 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | HEGEMONY      |              26 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | ABRAHAMIC     |              16 |             125 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | AZTEC         |              36 |             100 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | BEASTS        |              34 |             460 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | BRITISH       |              58 |             435 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | CELTIC        |             155 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | EGYPTIAN      |             149 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | FRENCH        |               0 |             100 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | GERMAN        |               0 |              50 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | GREEK         |             740 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | JAPANESE      |             113 |             385 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | KNIGHTS       |              51 |              50 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | NORSE         |              64 |              65 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | PERSIAN       |              22 |             150 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | REVOLUTIONARY |              39 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | ROMAN         |             132 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | RUSSIAN       |               0 |             100 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | SPANISH       |               0 |             100 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | REDACTED      |              49 |            1000 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | REDACTED      |              25 |             500 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | OTHER         |              15 |               0 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 |               |                 |                 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+
 | TOTAL         |            2459 |           14150 |
 +---------------+-----------------+-----------------+


Names have been chosen from various media including (but not limited to) song titles, science-fiction and fantasy book and short story titles, stories from pulp science-fiction magazines, spacecraft from the Culture series, ship names from the Halo series, British naval vessels (past and present), Japanese naval vessels (past and present), poetry (titles and specific lines), hymns, idioms, song titles, and scientific terminology, among other sources.

REDACTED names are a combination of Greek and Hebrew alphabet letters plus a title of royalty (there are only 49 of them in vanilla).
OTHER REDACTED names are six-digit hex codes (the same as vanilla, of which there are only 25).

If you're tired of seeing ships called Einstein's Demon and To Goddard With Apologies, this mod is for you.


Examples of ship names include:

GENERAL: Against The Fall Of Night, Bipolar Nightmare, Carry On Wayward Son, Dances On The Snow, Encounter In The Dawn, Fate Amenable To Change

SPACE:
 Across The Sea Of Suns, Beyond The Black, Cataclysmic Variable, Distant Retrograde, Eclipsing Binary, Five Against Venus

PIRATE:
 A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity, Be Quick Or Be Dead, Caught Red Handed, Death Is A Lonely Business, Eight Rounds Rapid, Frustrated Palm Tree

MERCANTILE:
 Any Colour You Like, Business as Usual, City Upon A Hill, Damning With Faint Praise, Economical With The Truth, For Your Consideration

LUDDIC CHURCH:
 Acts of Sacrifice, Banality of Evil, Children of Tomorrow, Descent of Angels, Echoes of Revelation, Faltering Prayer

LUDDIC PATH: Abyssal Communion, Blood of Vengeance, Chalice of Fire, Dark Sovereign, Dominus Noctem, Echo of Damnation

BEASTS:
 Aethon, Bakonawa, Caladrius, Domovoi, Erymanthian, Fenghuang

BRITISH NAVY: Acheron, Bonaventure, Cormorant, Enchantress, Fervent

JAPANESE: Akatsuki, Chikuma, Fubuki, Hamakaze, Izumi, Kusunoki, Matsushima

PERSIAN: Ahriman, Bushyasta, Drvaspa, Fravashi, Khvarenah

REDACTED: Alpha-Baron, Beta-Duchess, Chi-Gong, Delta-Knight, Epsilon-Rex

OTHER REDACTED: 0086d0, 02d5d7, 030997, 04026f, 052243


In addition, the "shipNameSources" weightings of the vanilla *.faction files have also been re-balanced to enable the game to make full use of the expanded ship name lists, giving each faction a more distinctive set of naming conventions.

These changes include:

• The HEGEMONY will now primarily use names from the "BRITISH NAVY" and "ROMAN" lists to better represent its imperialistic leanings.

• The PERSEAN LEAGUE will now use names from multiple lists to reflect the diversity of its member polities.

• The TRI-TACHYON CORPORATION will now use names from the "JAPANESE" and "GREEK" lists in addition to the more science-inclined "SPACE" names.

PIRATES will now primarily use names from the "PIRATE" and "BEAST" lists.

INDEPENDENTS will use names from several lists to reflect their various backgrounds from across the sector.

• Perhaps most importantly of all, PLAYER ships are now able to draw from various name lists instead of just "SPACE" (as is the case in vanilla).


If you don't want these changes in your game for any reason, delete the data/world/folder (or any individual *.faction files within that folder) to make the game use the vanilla weighting again. It won't break anything. (Except my heart.)


Manually Upgrading / Downgrading:
If you would like More Ship Names to work with newer or older versions of Starsector, open the mod_info.json file and change the "gameVersion": value to the version of Starsector that you're currently using.

For example: "gameVersion":"0.96a-RC7", to "gameVersion":"0.95.1a-RC6".