The goal of this project is to make every ship in Star Control II's line-up worth using in competitive player-versus-player melee. To this end, the various ships have been strengthened or weakened accordingly. Many minor adjustments have also been made for the sake of aesthetics or continuity. The changes are quite extensive, though we tried not to stray too far from vanilla gameplay.
This mod also includes the option for ships to retreat in net melee. This is a feature that makes melee very different and allows entirely new strategies and tactics to be utilized. By default the retreat option is disabled. It can be enabled in the game options "advanced" page by toggling "S-Melee retreat" to "once".
- Shiver is the original creator of the mod. He came up with almost all of the ideas and wrote most of the code. He does not work on the mod anymore, so Gekko and Oldlaptop have taken over the development.
- Gekko was Shiver's primary play-test opponent early in the mod's development. He also helped port this mod from UQM v0.6.2 to v0.7.0.
- Oldlaptop has been a great help in testing and debugging the mod. He has implemented many of the latest features and fixed bugs.
- Xaionaro wrote the original retreat patch and has helped in the general mod development.
- UQM core team members Meep-eep, Fossil and McMartin provided coding and debugging assistance.
- Elvish Pillager wrote a few bits of the most difficult code for this mod and gave significant design input. His Crazy Mod source code was a valuable reference when altering melee.
- Bleeding Star gave some useful design input which led to several necessary adjustments.
- Death 999 cooked up a nifty program which saved hours of work when making a larger antimatter cone for Umgah.
- Gostu--a stranger to the Star Control fan community--helped port this mod from UQM v0.6.2 to v0.7.0.