X4: Foundations
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marcus-s

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CMDRShadowmatter

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Larger-scale universe. Bigger sectors. Better immersion. Faster Travel Drive.

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While the Vanilla map is perfectly fine in itself, I thought that things are very condensed together and while it said "Unknown Object" on my map, I could already see from afar that it is a jump gate. Space, however, is quite big - so I thought: what if I made the sectors larger?

And so I did, with the help of the X4-Customizer tool.

Details:
  • Every sector is now ten times (x10) larger than Vanilla - some are stretching thousands of kilometers now
  • Travel Drive of every ship (including NPCs) is now EIGHT (x8) times faster, so that one can traverse the distances in a reasonable amount of time

I played around with sector sizes quite a bit, even up to 100,000 times the size... I also increased travel drive by a factor of 10,000 then - while it works and you can even fly by planets, it does produce some pretty wonky graphics in the cockpit and the radar no longer works. So I struck a balance between something larger but not too large, and allowing for Travel Drive to be working perfectly fine (my starter ship, the Elite thingy now has about 18 km/s in Travel Drive).

IMPORTANT!
Vanilla long range scanner is useless in this scale. You ABSOLUTELY need the mod "Increased Long Range Scanner", and of that mod the 2,000 km scanner variant. Link: Increased Long Range Scanner
 New start required.

Code used in X4-Customizer:

# X4 Customizer input script.from Plugins import *
Scale_Sector_Size(
scaling_factor = 10.0,
scale_regions = False,
debug = False,
extra_scaling_for_removed_highways = 1.0,
precision_steps = 20
)
Rebalance_Engines(
purpose_speed_mults = {
'allround' : {'thrust' : 1, 'boost' : 1, 'boost_time' : 1.2, 'travel' : 8.0 },
'combat': {'thrust' : 1, 'boost' : 1, 'boost_time' : 1.2, 'travel' : 8.0 },
'travel': {'thrust' : 1, 'boost' : 1, 'boost_time' : 1.2, 'travel' : 8.0 }
}
)
# Write modified files to the output extension.
Write_To_Extension()

Enjoy!