The Turtle ship now shoots exploding fire bullets, with a blast radius. The ship dies in an explosion. The elite turtle ship has got a bit more speed, + 1 range, shoots one more bullet, and has got a bigger blast radius.
To install, simply put the file into the DATA folder, in your AOK folder. If your computer asks if you want to replace the file, say yes.
Devastator's little mod delivers exactly what it promises: changing the graphics of the turtle ship projectile and also adding a blast effect to it. Also, the turtle ships now explode when destroyed. I'm not sure about the modifications related to the unit's strength, as it might reduce the game's balance. Also, the data changes are small and for many people it might not justify the effort of changing the data file. However, i can see uses for this, giving perspectives for more fantasy-oriented scenarios. All in all, it's a slight but interesting alteration to the original unit.
The mod achieves its goal through in-game effects, so don't expect to see any new types of projectiles/explosions. However, it is of good quality and I haven't noticed any shortcomings in-game.
If you are looking for a more special naval unit for your scenario, one that has a more spectacular attack effect than the standard ones, then this is surely for you. In a word, it's not revolutionary but it certainly might come in handy for some.