Thanks for the update on wemod. I will be trying it out later. Maybe that's why he never added the shields, because the game keep crashing with them. Well, looks like I was wrong about the shields. Even with shields you can still lose cargo and items by crashing into things. I think if the enemy attacks you long enough you lose cargo also. At least it's an extra layer of protection. Still testing. I only rammed a boron capship to see.
*update* The new one seems to be better. The old one would cause freezing and stuttering and eventually crash the game at random. Still testing though.
*update 2* Infinite shields will work against any weapon that attacks shields only. Any weapon that bypasses shields will lose cargo bay items. If you crash into anything you will also lose items and or likely explode and have to reload a save or restart a new game from scratch (Dead Is Dead mode).
*update 3* Confirmed that the game is crashing with options checked: Unlimited Health and Inf. Shield. Most likely the shield option is crashing the game.