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The Foundry

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This article refers to the UGC content generation tool implemented by Cryptic. You may instead be looking for our Foundry portal page.
User interface to access missions made with the Foundry

The Foundry is a way that allows players of Star Trek Online to add their own missions to the game. It is a major feature of Season 3, released to the Tribble test server on December 2, 2010 and was released on Holodeck March 28, 2011.

The One Year Anniversary (February 2, 2011) saw the live release of three Federation and one Klingon episodes that were among the highest rated by users on the test server: "The Longing," "Crouching Ty’Gokor Hidden Demon," "The Syndicate Extraction," and "Unholy Alliances, Part I."

Features and limitations[edit | edit source]

  • Space maps can be created from scratch
  • Open ground and interior maps can only be created from templates or reuse mission maps
  • Existing ground and interior maps may be modified by placing props, but the terrain is not editable
  • New dialog can be created, but cannot branch as in diplomatic missions, yet
  • There is no way that players may create new assets, textures, or other "mods"
  • To allow players to sort through missions by quality and relevance, a new rating system will be introduced
  • To accommodate the number of new user created missions, the contact interface has been revamped to offer the players Cryptic and highly rated UGC missions alike.
  • Gold accounts automatically have Foundry creator access (and 8 free project slots) and this is available for silver accounts through a dilithium purchase.
  • With Season 5, up to 40 additional project slots can be obtained at a cost of 7,000 Refined dilithium icon.png for 2 slots or 10,000 Refined dilithium icon.png for 4 slots.
  • On 26 January 2012, a tip jar was added that allows giving 25, 50, or 100 Refined dilithium icon.png anonymously to a Foundry author a maximum of three times per day to different authors. One may tip the same author again each day.

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