- X4 4.00 Beta 4 (422687) + Split DLC - Last updated: 2020-12-17
Insatiable greed, it's always there... it gnaws at your very soul. Don't look away Teladi, I've seen your eyes green with envy!! If only you had more, another million maybe for that new ship, 20 million for the factory of your dreams, enough even to woo that Paranid who gave you the eye last night at the bar no one can find ...
You're a fresh-faced pilot still wet behind the ears (if your species have ears). You climb aboard your shiny new ship and you head straight to the asteroid fields. You see, that morning you woke up having dreamt this great idea to make a million or three faster than all those other bozos with their trading ships, factories and mining fleets. You arrive at your happy hunting grounds with your lasers fired up, your loot bag open and you scan the roids' looking for that twinkle which means easy fortune... then... it dawns on you... you were never the only one with that too good to be true get rich scheme. See all those other ships flying around out there... well they've been there for decades doing exactly what you are thinking and got stinking rich with little or no effort. Guess what? The gold rush is over pilot and now you're going to have to put your head down for longer if you want to make that fortune before bedtime!
There are many gates within the X-Universe but just three gates lead to hell : Anger, Lust and Greed ... well maybe that one in Tharka's Cascade also !!
This mod attempts to re-balance early game crystal mining so that it is no longer an exploit but a more challenging activity. It still contains reasonable rewards whilst retaining the possibility of a lucky find to boost the players' funds. The mod contains the following gameplay changes...
- Crystal prices adjusted lower
- Reductions in asteroid bearing crystals but hostile areas contain more to encourage risk taking
- Reduction in numbers of collectables from mining crystals, but...
- Collectables are now more varied than before and are influenced by asteroid type and size
- More varied collectables are also spawned by other miners as well but the frequency is reduced
Drop the "Crexit" folder into your "Documents" X4 extension folder
I have test driven this and feel the balance between difficulty and time vs reward is about right but if folks want a slightly less "hard" version then simply tweak the values accordingly in the "objectspawnrules" file (the values are percentages of crystal occurrence). If you want a really easy version de-install the mod!!
All versions are compatible with previous saves.
- Initial release
- Crexit is now X4 v3.0 compatible and the extensions folder has been renamed to be Linux compatible
- Now includes (post 3.0 Beta 6) "cooldown" rebalancing with new values for safe/hazardous/Xenon regions of space (3.10/Split DLC compatible)