Gear Guard Alliance mod file is uploaded to my google drive here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nnoUrlMMxYsd45BbEUuxTyXE_uyLNrdD
It's 150 MB, so it'll take a sec. This is for 2.7.2a which should be released soon.
- Find stock Artemis 2.7.2a folder.
- Make a copy of the stock game and name it "Artemis 2.7.2a Modded GGA" or something (actual name not critical)
- Copy zip file into base level of this folder you copied
- "Unzip Here", overwriting a butt load of art files and a few game files.
Verify the only folders you see in the base game folder are art and dat - if you've got a new folder called Artemis GGA or something, it missed.
- Run as normal.
I'd avoid the carrier player ship for now - I managed to keep it from crashing, but mostly by removing all of it's fighters.
I did find some interesting game behavior - if your player and friendly race have the exact same name, it'll cause crash behavior with any player carrier ship. I'm still trying to figure out other crash behaviors related to player carrier ships in modded files, but that's one of the big ones.