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    Better Times 5.3

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    There was a time. A time when innovation and production triumphed and peaked, when things were built and used for a purpose. A time when every scrap of technology wasn't precious. A time when we didn't have to fight and scrape for everything we needed. There was a time, but things happened. And happened, and happened again. Some would say there were many times... different times... better times.

    • Theme primarily inspired by the discontinued Realistic pack
    • Corrugated hull, riveted armor, and diamond plate
    • New basic systems blocks:
      • Plasma sphere power generators
      • Vintage shields
      • Coily, venty, fiery thrusters
    • Electromagnetic rail elements
    • "SM" series IC logic
    • New computer faces
    • Retro cargo
    • Normal maps
    • Specular and emissive maps
    ... and more!

    Note that this is designed as a 256-resolution texture pack; the lower resolutions are simply scaled down, included primarily to support recent game rendering optimizations. You may find 128 acceptable, but using 64 would likely give you a headache.

    For best visual results:
    • Disable texture compression
    • Enable texture mipmap
    And enable linear mag filter for blocks in the in-game graphics options.

    Forum thread
    Better Times

    Unzip and place the "Better Times" folder into StarMade/data/textures/block (next to the "Default" and "Pixel" folders or directories).

    better-times-hull-4.0.jpg better-times-anim1-static-4.0.jpg better-times-anim2-static-4.0.jpg

    better-times-anim1-4.0.gif better-times-anim2-4.0.gif
    First release
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    5.00 star(s) 6 ratings

    Latest updates

    1. Happy New Year!

      This update contains some improvements that were made in the 5.2 horror-themed version, and some...
    2. It just keeps going...

      Update for game version 0.201.126 (The Weapons Update) containing textures for the new blocks...
    3. The Best of Times?

      Updated for game version 0.200.332 to add new textures. This is also a general quality overhaul...

    Latest reviews

    I sorely missed the old "realistic" texture when it got discontinued, but when I saw this I didn't look back! Awesome job, especially on the logic blocks! (I use those the most!). Awesome that you decided to update such an iconic texture pack.
    could use some better grphics for lights, as if you have too many then the textures dont really look good
    Good as always.

    Will you include screenshots before/after updates in the CC-description?
    I hadn't really thought of doing so, and/or it just didn't occur to me that I could post images in the update description.
    I'll post some samples in the forum thread for this one, to be able to show a few different things.
    And you keep updating it.
    BTW: did it count my vote twice now?
    I love this.
    Been anxiously awaiting this...Great work and keep it up! I really like the power regen.
    Thanks, glad you like it!
    Very good tiles!
    I especially like
    * logic
    * the yellow A-Symbol with expanding circles.
    * gears (though it could be more informative what block it is)
    Thanks! It's too bad that docking modules aren't animated blocks. ;-) I can only imagine that the next major game update might bring some interesting possibilities in this area.