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Avali - Compound Tech Bow v1.1

Adds an Avali-themed bow to the game. Includes an animated weapon mount version!

  1. Ulithium_Dragon
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    Avali - Compound Tech Bow
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    [NEW: 09/13/15]: My mod has now been merged into the fan update "Avali (Triage)". You no longer need this mod installed as an addon if you are using the most up to date version. The "maintainers" of said mod have mentioned that also plan to rebalance the bows (something I couldn't really decide on), so that's good too!

    [URGENT - READ NOW]: This mod has been updated to Upbeat Giraffe, but requires the fan update found here.

    [ATTENTION]: This mod requires the Avali Race mod by RyuujinZERO, which can be found here.

    [NOTE]: If you are having issues with downloading the mod, I have posted a mirror here.

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    NOTE: The muzzle flash seen on the second to last shot does appear on every shot. Apparently I didn't set the the .gif recorder I used to a high enough FPS to catch it every time! :]

    Adds an Avali-themed bow to the game:
    -Custom Sprite
    -Custom Projectiles
    -4 tiers
    -Includes an animated mounted wall rack version

    Wall Mounted Preview:
    Avali_Bow_Mounted_Showcase.gif


    Bow Frames Preview:
    AvaliBowFull_Scaled-x4.png


    Bow Icon Preview:
    AvaliBowIcon_Scaled-x8.png


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    Installation:
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    Unzip and place the folder "AvaliTechBow" into your Starbound/mods directory.

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    Avali Lore:
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    In the strictest sense, this is not technically canon. The Avali never really used bows as a primitive species (their prey was all much bigger than them, and their home planet had low gravity, so they really only used spears), so they probably wouldn't make high tech ones. The rather flimsy excuse I'm going with is:
    If this doesn't suit you, then no one is forcing you to download it. I made it because I like high-tech bows (and archery in general), and was annoyed that there were both no good vanilla end-game bows, or an Avali-themed bow!

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    How to Get:
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    You can craft the bows at the Avali Weapon Workbench:

    CB1 Lancer:
    -
    10 Aerogel
    -15 Graphene
    -5 Iron Bars
    -250 Pixels

    CB2 Lancer:
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    15 Aerogel
    -25 Graphene
    -5 Steel Bars
    -750 Pixels

    CB3 Lancer:
    -1 Avali Data Chit
    -1 Circuit Board

    -20 Aerogel
    -30 Graphene
    -10 Durasteel Bars
    -1500 Pixels

    CB4 Lancer:
    -1 Avali Data Chit
    -1 Circuit Board

    -25 Aerogel
    -35 Graphene
    -10 Impervium Compounds
    -3500 Pixels

    And the Weapon Rack versions at the Avali Nanolathe:

    Weapon Rack - CB1 Lancer:
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    1 CB1 Lancer
    -1 Aerogel

    Weapon Rack - CB2 Lancer:
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    1 CB2 Lancer
    -1 Aerogel

    Weapon Rack - CB3 Lancer:
    -
    1 CB3 Lancer
    -1 Aerogel

    Weapon Rack - CB4 Lancer:
    -
    1 CB4 Lancer
    -1 Aerogel

    These recipes are subject to possible changes in the future!

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    FAQ:
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    Q: Will you be adding more kinds of bows?
    A: I doubt it. It takes a considerable amount of time and effort to make an animated sprite like this.

    Q: Will you be adding subtle visual changes between the tiers, like the default Avali weapons?
    A: I really don't think so. For one, it takes even more time to do this for an animated sprite, but also the main Avali mod doesn't do this for its guns or throwing weapons, only the melee weapons.

    Q: Will you be adding more kinds of projectiles?
    A: Its possible, but probably not in the immediate future. I'm pretty busy a lot of the time now.

    Q: Why did you make 4 different kinds of weapon racks when they're all essentially the same?
    A: Because the game tends to not like it when they're more than one way to craft a single item. This is probably why the main Avali mod only lets you use tier 1 weapons for the racks.

    Q: The bows are a bit unbalanced, will you fix this?
    A: I was unsure exactly how to best balance the bows when I made them. If you have a suggestion on a more optimal power for the bow or the projectile, I'd love to hear it, but the way bows scale damage is even more unclear than with normal guns, especially after the Upbeat Giraffe update...

    Q: Can I use this mod in my mod pack?
    A: Please ask me first. I spent a while on this, so I'd appreciate it if you'd do me the kindness of asking my permission. I'm like, 99.999998% sure to say yes! :]

    Q: Did you use almost every preset color in making this description?
    A: Maybe!

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    Future Plans:
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    Not much beyond bug fixes and version updates.

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    Permissions:
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    Please don't use these assets without my permission. I'm almost certainly going to give you permission to use it in your mods/modpacks, I'd just like you to send me a PM to ask permission first! I have my notification settings set up so that I get email notifications for PM's, so even if I'm not directly active on the forums, I'd still see it and come chat with ya!
    Mod Pack Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before including this mod in a compilation.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before altering/redistributing any assets included in this mod.

    Images

    1. 2014-08-07_00001.jpg
    2. 2014-08-07_00002.jpg
    3. 2014-08-07_00003.jpg
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Recent Reviews

  1. FluffyDevourer
    FluffyDevourer
    5/5,
    Version: v1.1
    Very awesome :3
  2. Drachenkecks
    Drachenkecks
    5/5,
    Version: v1.1
    I like your Exelent Work! It's realy Epic (^-^)
  3. MrChow
    MrChow
    5/5,
    Version: v1.1
    Works like charm in UG. Thank you very much! :3
  4. rainbowdash1859
    rainbowdash1859
    5/5,
    Version: v1.02
    how do you get the aerogel?
    1. Ulithium_Dragon
      Author's Response
      Aerogel is made on the Avali Nanolathe (sp?), which is made at the Metalworking Station I believe.
  5. Feathery Dust
    Feathery Dust
    5/5,
    Version: v1.02
    It's a great mod, does what is says it does with no problems along the way, overall a great addition to your Avali arsenal.
  6. NekoUndead
    NekoUndead
    5/5,
    Version: v1.01
    Help How i do the avali weapons bench plz respond
    1. Ulithium_Dragon
      Author's Response
      I would suggest taking a look at the main page for the Avali race, since that's where the bench comes from, but I'm (fairly) sure that it's crafted at the metalworking station, but it's been a while since I made one (my last playthrough lasted a very long time and I only ever made on of them).
  7. TheSpiderDungeon
    TheSpiderDungeon
    3/5,
    Version: v1.01
    I really want to try it, but for some reason it won't show up in-game. I installed it correctly, got all resources for the bow, and ended up finding out it was a waste of time! No crash, no error, it's just not there! I don't understand this, which really hurts me on the inside. REALLY good when I look at the modpage, can't get it in-game. 3/5.
    1. Ulithium_Dragon
      Author's Response
      Updating this reply: try the new version, it seems some people were having issues with the .zip archive I uploaded being compressed more than is standard for a Windows .zip file.
  8. Prodigy0fDeath
    Prodigy0fDeath
    5/5,
    Version: v1.01
    I love this mod but for some reason when i deleted it to get the newer update it said it was invalid and wont let me get the mod.
    1. Ulithium_Dragon
      Author's Response
      Updating this reply: try the new version, it seems some people were having issues with the .zip archive I uploaded being compressed more than is standard for a Windows .zip file.
  9. Mc Fow1er
    Mc Fow1er
    5/5,
    Version: v1.01
    Well done on this mod, it definitely adds a bit of ethical thinking to the beginning of the game I can say that much.
  10. Type-Luna
    Type-Luna
    4/5,
    Version: 2014-08-07
    Energy usage is rather insane at higher tiers, but reasonable considering the possible attack speed it can acquire when supplied with enough energy, assuming that the higher tier versions work like the lower tier versions, and is a basically semi-automatic bow.
    1. Ulithium_Dragon
      Author's Response
      Yes it is very high. I was unsure what exactly to set it at, since as you say it is technically semi-automatic. The nature of the projectile is that because I wanted to remove the arch effect which makes it drop over distance, if I kept the speed multiplier for normal bows, an arrow fired without holding down and charging moves a tiny bit then hovers in mid-air until it gets deleted...

      If you have a suggestion for a better power requirement, let me know! It works as intended in full imperium (tier 10) armor.