Alright, Citizens, this has been a long-awaited update!
With the (kind of) recent changes to beam graphics to use the fancy screenspace bloom effect, and fixes to how beams are drawn, I decided to revisit this old mod of mine.
Here's a short list of changes from default beams:
Beams have much more colour saturation.
The 2d flat billboard plane that beams normally are drawn with has been replaced with a multilayered 3D model.
This also applies to the handheld beam, which now scales correctly to be an expected size.
Beams can scale larger than a single block diameter for output, but I will need to finetune this - please provide feedback on array sizes and the diameter you'd like to see on the beams at that size.
each beam color (except purple/black) have their own unique color.
(NOTE: Framebuffer must be enabled to see the full beam effect!)
Download and open the ZIP file
Enter the "3D_BEAMS" folder
Merge the provided 'data' folder in the 3D_BEAMS folder with the 'data' folder in your Starmade installation
Start the game!
included wrong shaders!