(Update 4th Mar) The Galaxy map has been updated again with sector layout changes and Extended Horizon Sectors now have gatelinks. It is now included in the RSM_TSOG patch, just download again to apply.
(Update 28th Feb) Now compatible with RSM. Random Sector Management and TSOG Missions.
See Update notes at bottom of first post for the patch.
What this Map Plugin does:
Have you ever wished that Egosoft had added an area of the X-Verse where you could trully call your own, away from troublesome neighbours, empty sectors to build big complexes in, do you want to hide in the far corners of uncharted space or just have somewhere new to explore?
Well then, this might just be for you.
http://www.axfd00.dsl.pipex.com/mission ... rizons.zip
This map addon loads in a further 15 new sectors for you to explore and make a home in. All these sectors have computer spoken names and they show on the Galaxy map.
You will recieve a message, when you load your game, from the USC Recon Intelligence Network informing you about a lost Recon Pilots last garbled message. Or if when you start a new game, the MD file will wait for 2 minutes before it loads the map so that others scripts n stuff get time to initialise.
When you get the message, this means that the new sectors have loaded.
Now, can you decipher the message and find the new Gate location leading to uncharted space?
If you can, "That's the spirit!"
If not, just look in the Spoiler folder for a small map or check the Spoiler below for the location of the new gate.
Some of the new sectors swap the right and left directions on the galaxy map when you pass over them.
Now fixed ->There are no connection lines on the Galaxy map between the new sectors.
No part of the existing X3TC map has been altered as the Nexus_b29 Map file only contains the new additional data. A new TBackgrounds file is also in the package so it's gonna clash with any other Mod that alters the X3 sector backgrounds, there is a Cat/Dat archive that holds the 749.bod galaxy map and the 't' file used is 8930-L044.
Important! - Make sure you back up all savegames before you start as new Sectors cannot be deleted from the game after you have saved.
- Unzip Extended Horizons (which contains the folders; director, types, maps, t, spoiler) into your X3TC directory,
Rename the Extended_Horizons.cat and .dat files to make it run as a false patch, eg in my game they are named 15.cat and 15.dat
Load the game and play!
- You can't. except reloading an old game save and removing the Mission director file and TBackgrounds.
Feb 28. I have now added compatibility for the mods RSM and TSOG.
Download the following link and replace the original Extended_Horizons.Cat/Dat with the new one in the download.
Since RSM places it's Galaxy file in the X3 Terran Conflict/objects/cut folder you must navigate to that folder and delete the 00749.bod file before the new one will show. The Galaxy map in the patch is a modified version of Sunblades Flat Galaxymap which RSM and TSOG Missions use.
http://www.axfd00.dsl.pipex.com/mission ... atible.zip
Feb 26. Finished RSM and TSOG compatable patch.
Feb 26. Deleted the old low resource map. Only the Higher res map is now available.
Sept 28. Added Higher resource map.
Sept 21. Added Galaxy map.