The time of Diplomacy is over. The length of the war and differing opinions on what should be done to bring the war to an end has led to a splintering of the groups involved. The controlling powers-that-be have depleted arsenals and seemed to have exhausted all efforts of diplomacy. Trapped in a stalemate, sub-factions have rebelled and broken off the main alignments. Rebellion is upon us.

A full-fledged expansion to the original, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion draws you even deeper into the galactic struggle for supremacy with appealing new factions, terrifyingly cool new ships of all sizes, enhanced lighting and particle effects for increased visual pleasure and all-new victory conditions.

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6 comments by .Corey. on Jan 28th, 2015

This news post covers information for both mods, but there have been several questions about what's happening with ICW2.2 so we'll start there. We've had a few bits and pieces available to test on our forums for a while now, however our focus has been on finishing the first release of Ascendancy. With that coming next friday, I'll move back to splitting more equally between the two as we accumulate feedback and make decisions for the future versions of Ascendancy. There have been other causes for delays, most prominently that my copy of the program needed to rig for Empire at War (necessary for adding the new PA and EotH units, as well as any Original Trilogy era content for that GC) was screwed up by Windows Update in a way that seems fairly insoluble without reformatting this computer which I don't really want to do, so I've managed to make other arrangements which should at least function as a workaround.

2.2 Announcement

Secondly, the main prompt for this post, is the decision to have a minor rebranding of Ascendancy. Ascendancy has been officially renamed to Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy. This may seem pretty trivial, but it's meant to address a few things which have come up rather frequently. It makes it easier for people searching for the mod to find it. It used to be a little odd that every outlet for Star Wars: Ascendancy was called Thrawn's Revenge. Our site, forums, facebook page, youtube channel and twitter all just said Thrawn's Revenge, which has made it a bit more challenging for new people to find information and made Ascendancy seem tacked on as opposed to being in the same "series." With the new name change, this should hopefully be resolved.

End of the Beginning

The other reason for this change has to do with content. Before, Ascendancy and Imperial Civil War were essentially perceived as two parallel mods that just happened to be made by the same team, when in reality Ascendancy is, if not the sequel, then as close as that term can possibly come, which should again help with people who are new to the mods, or are coming to one mod from the other. While there are a few differences in what's included, notwithstanding the obvious changes from the fact that they're based on different games, the content being covered in each is heavily based on and influenced by the other, and Ascendancy is essentially an extension of what we wanted to do in Imperial Civil War in what we honestly felt was a more suitable engine. So, hopefully that clears up the divide between the two mods and explains a bit; if you're waiting for ICW2.2 we hope you'll give our initial work on Ascendancy a try, and if you're waiting for for Ascendancy we hope you'll enjoy ICW2.1 in the meantime.

Finally, I want to reaffirm that Ascendancy is still scheduled for the first release on Friday, February 6th.
Until then we've been posting our test games
on youtube, which we've all been enjoying and getting pretty good feedback on, so it seems likely we'll continue doing that for previews as we add new content for both mods.

As ever, we're always looking for ways to improve, so if you have any feedback, suggestions or requests for Thrawn's Revenge (either one) feel free to let us know.


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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 23 2013, 7:42pm says:

Okay, I have a tricky question. I want to buy Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, but I cannot digitally download it (due to a combination of an extremely slow internet connection speed and a limited bandwidth). On the game's official website, it mentions a Collector's Edition, however the collector's edition does not come with a CD key. If I were to purchase both the game on Steam and the Collector's Edition, but not download the Steam game, would the Steam game provide me with a CD key so that I can install using the discs of the Collector's Edition?

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iPlatinumSouledi
iPlatinumSouledi Apr 22 2013, 1:54pm replied:

steam will provide you with a key which as far as i know you only get to see while your installing >_<

the collectors edition should come with a cd key O_O

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garsterj
garsterj Mar 3 2013, 9:06pm says:

hope these 2 mods work with the steam ver of SOSE RF

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marionimous
marionimous Mar 3 2013, 7:45am says:

Are mods compatible with other mods? I mean does the TSOP mod compatible with Crazy mod? and others?

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TheyCallMeProphet
TheyCallMeProphet Mar 4 2013, 2:31pm replied:

TSOP is not compatible with Crazy, but I included it in the next update :D

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blairkelly
blairkelly Mar 2 2013, 10:49pm says:

just wandering if ironclad will make another sins of a solar empire. since trinity and rebellion r such great games.

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Feb 15 2013, 3:52am says:

Never played Sins of a Solar Empire, but am an insane fan of EAW. I am a huge fan of RTS strategy games (some of my favorites are EAW, C&C and TPW), and was wondering if you guys think this game is a good buy.

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Feb 27 2013, 12:18am replied:

Without a doubt, worth every cent (or pence, or penny, or whatever depending on where you are from)

I often describe this game as everything that EAW could have been.
(And the team behind the EAW mod 'Thrawn's Revenge' are doing a mod for this game. - It's called Ascendancy)
Moddb.com

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 18 2013, 1:51pm replied:

Would I have to buy Trinity and Rebellion to have all Sins of a Solar Empire content, or is it all contained in Rebellion?

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Mar 20 2013, 10:57pm replied:

Its all included in Rebellion.

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 23 2013, 3:30am replied:

Is there any way to get a physical copy of Rebellion? Because I have a very slow internet with a limited bandwidth, so downloading the game directly to my computer is likely not an option for me...

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 5:43am replied:

Yep, depending where you live might make a difference though.
I'm in Australia, so I popped into EB Games not long after it came out and bought an actual disc.
(You still have to set up a Steam account which sucks)

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 23 2013, 7:30pm replied:

I'm currently in the US, do you know of any stores that sell a physical disk of Rebellion in the US? I already have a Steam account, so that part isn't too bad.

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 9:06pm replied:

I'm afraid I don't.
From what I've been able to gather off of various forums around the place, Walmart would be your best bet, but that's just a guess unfortunately.

I'm in the same boat as you (slow internet, poor bandwidth) so I find it really frustrating not being able to play a lot of today's games as so many of them focus only on multi-player.

I wish you luck in finding a copy though, it is a truly brilliant game.

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 23 2013, 9:58pm replied:

Figured out that a physical copy of Rebellion is not available in the US (in fact, I think that Australia is the only place to obtain a physical copy). However, I've heard that JB HI-FI both carries a physical copy of Rebellion and ships it internationally, so this might be my answer.

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 10:16pm replied:

Excellent news!

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GrandAdmiralDaizo
GrandAdmiralDaizo Mar 23 2013, 10:28pm replied:

By the way, thank you for the help. I ordered Trinity about a week ago, and it is due Tuesday. The price of Rebellion is a bit steep (with the international shipping), but with my birthday coming soon, I'll probably get it as a present, so no worries. :)

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AUS_Doug
AUS_Doug Mar 23 2013, 10:33pm replied:

No problem, always happy to help.
And if you still play EAW at all, I'm working on a mod at the moment - Secrets Of The Venator.
Moddb.com
(Sorry about the shameless self-promotion ;))

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