Location: SE4 > Races > Vidrihne

Race Viewer


Created by John Beech
Programmer: Markavian
Download: vidrihne_12_se4gold.zip
Size: 220 kb
USy Rating: 4
Version: 1.20

My review:

A great burning fleet, original style. My first energy based fleet.. who live in stars, and fly around in energy bubbles blasting away at peeps. ITs hot, burning, and there are some great vessels here.

Production Notes:

Created with Moray rendered with Povray. All the source files for the fleet have been lost. Gutted.
The skills and technology involved with this fleet went on to develop the Tylmai.

Escort Frigate Destroyer Light Cruiser
Cruiser Battle Cruiser Battleship Dreadnought
Light Carrier Carrier Heavy Carrier Colony Ship
Satellite Space Station Battle Station Starbase
Small Transport Medium Transport Large Transport Mine
Small Fighter Medium Fighter Large Fighter Fighter Group
Small Troop Medium Troop Large Troop Drone
Small Weap-plat. Medium Weap-plat. Large Weap-plat. Fleet
Satellite Group Mine Group Race Portrait Race Emblem


One of the finest styles I've seen. Fighters could use some work though.

Posted by: Drage Gryphon, 2005-10-21

They all look like a bunch of normal ships, suspended in the split second their cores go nuclear. Freaky!

Posted by: Ccyl, 2005-12-17

Oh, the glorious, glowing, _gorgeous_ Vidrihne ... I always loved using them for races native to Gas Giants, as an alternative to the usual Vidrihne or Sonne "sea anemones in space" look ... envisioning the races as beings more of ENERGY than of MATTER. These ships really support that concept, in a big way.

Posted by: Pax, 2005-12-29

Idunno, I can't get excited over this set. the design is neat, but it lacks any detail because the energy keeps washing it out. the race portrait looks like a mine too. For me, it's a good idea but a bad execution.

Posted by: sso9ui, 2006-01-04

Energy-based creatures, eh? Well, that's the beauty of the game. You can envision anything you want! It dosen't have to make sense, it only has to be imaginative. This shipset is one of the most versatile I've ever seen. Kudos, creator, kudos.

Posted by: Zhishreggavax, 2006-04-18

This is by far the most awesome shipset I've ever seen. I truely can just look at the pics for minutes ... staring ... enjoying the sight ... Fantasy goes on a roll, imagening the energy beings ... It's in fact the only shipset I remember after 3 (?) years of not playing SE4 ... it never left my mind ... I also like The Tylmai very much, colder, more detail, more mature, also a beautiful shipset (though a like the roughness of the Vidrihne just a littttle bit more). Most shipsets are too dark, this bright glowing energy is showing what an opposite can do. Great work!!

Posted by: hertbert, 2006-05-23

I think this shipset should be programmed into the upcoming SE5 as well... Also, if this is only half of your elegance and imagination in shipset design, MAKE MORE! I love this shipset so much that, one time, they were the last Empire I destroyed! And it hurt so much to do so.

Posted by: Egos IV, 2006-06-10

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