Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, Empire at War lets players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power.

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The newest mod launcher for 'Star Wars: Empire at War' and it's Addon 'Forces of Corruption'. Currently the only ModLauncher that works with the STEAM & retail version of the games.

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

yea thank you moder who made this you rock i've had this mod for some time and the only one that works with steam like you said haha so thank ya.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

you're welcome!

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

hey berthunter is there an update?

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

berthunter please update this mod its not working it was working last night.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

hmm, it does work fine for me and I never updated it since it was released on moddb. Does it still not run on your machine? Did you install a mod recently or updated your video cards drivers?

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agenthunk
agenthunk

detected virus included...I saw that and removed it.

I decided to use this instead
Techpowerup.com

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YodenHarsh
YodenHarsh

maybe your network's accuracy is bad i.e the files downloaded must have got infected with a virus when you started downloading it.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Virustotal.com

Recently many anti virus softwares mark this file as a virus.
It started with panda alone and years later symantec norton, mcafee and some others also detect a false positive.

I can only ensure you that this file is a false positive!

I created this file with with the script engine nsis long ago.
It moves files from a game mod to the main folder of the game (StarWarsEmpireAtWar). It listens and waits for the game to start and end. When the game ends the modfiles are restored to their last known location.
The nsis file uses nsProcess.nsh with nsProcess::FindProcess and nsProcess::Unload each time it listens if the game is still running.

It will read and write to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts in order to ensure the game has correctly installated location paths.

It has a bunch of other features but none that I can think of now which will produce false positives.

In short:
- it deletes & pastes & renames files inside the game folder "Star Wars Empire at War" and the "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp" folder only.
- it listens to swfoc.exe and/or sweaw.exe processes and waits for them to finish.
- it reads and writes to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts to ensure correct game path variables
- it will call the included EAWModLauncherGetAdminRights.exe if this program needs admin rights to write to temp, gamefolder or game registry.

I hope this helps to identify this as false positive.
If you need more Information please contact me.


If your anti virus program shows a virus please send your anti vir company this file with a false positive report. You may give them my email address berthunterapps@gmail.com for further information.
I would greatly appreciate it!

Best regards,
BertHunter

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

*update: Symantec(Norton) will update their list and mark this launcher as harmless in future updates.

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Ghostsniper1701
Ghostsniper1701

This is NOT working with Steam. I get a failure to launch game every time I use this launcher, error code 51 to be precise.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

I am sorry that you can't launch empire at war, but error code 51 is not an error directly produced by this launcher.
If you google it, you will find quite a lot of steam games that are affected by it...
Basicly something on your computer is interfering with steam in some way. I can just guess what is causing this, but maybe this will be of help to you:
***Try launching steam 'as administrator' and start the game through steam or with my launcher.
***Try launching steam 'as administrator' and right-click on the game, select 'Properties', then the 'Local files' tab and click 'Verify integrity of game cache'.
***Try disabling not needed processes on your computer; deactivate anti-virus software and try the 2 points above again.
Steam has a support article with software that might interfere with it's system: Support.steampowered.com

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Ghostsniper1701
Ghostsniper1701

Well I finally go this thing to work. Panda Anti-Virus was the problem and now that the file is cleared of wrong doing I can run it. First mod launcher I've seen that works, great job man.

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Guest
Guest

Whenever I try to launch a mod it comes up with the regular foc game

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Hi, did you hit 'Play Mod' or 'Play Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption'? The last one will always start vanilla foc.
Another reason could be that the mod was not installed correctly. Check: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Empire at War\corruption\Mods\** MODNAME **\Data\** MODFOLDERS&MODFILES; **"
--> The 'Data' folder is important! The folders 'Xml', 'Art', 'Text', etc need to be inside the 'Data' folder and not next to it or somewhere else entirely.
If this does not help you, please feel free to privte message me or post here again - just tell me the mod which is not working and if you are using steam or retail^^

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Spyyre
Spyyre

I am having the same issue. I'm using the steam version of the game, and my mods are installed correctly. The file structure is also correct. It hasn't worked with any mod that I have tried so far.

**UPDATE**
Turns out that I had changed the name of the mod folder to make it easily recognizable in your launcher. Changed it back and it started working. Changed it again just for testing, and it broke again. It turns out that this launcher requires the **MODNAME** to have no spaces. For example if your mod folder is named "U G C" rather than "UGC" then this launcher will recognize it, but will not load the mod. Instead, the vanilla version. Not quite sure why this is happening. Tested with multiple mods.

I can change the name to whatever I want, as long as there are no spaces, and it will load correctly, but if I change it to something with spaces in the name, it will break. A simple solution would be to use an underscore rather than space. Annoying though. BertHunter, there any way you could fix this? Or might know why this is happening?

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Sadly Empire at War does not support spaces in modnames^^

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WolffeAlmighty
WolffeAlmighty

Thank you. Every other launcher failed, this one worked. Thank you.

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MasonMac
MasonMac

Could i get the base code?

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Nope. Sorry, I really don't want to be responsible for any other versions filling the internet, not created by me.
That said, you can always ask for a new feature/fix if you would like to. If it's not to much to do I might update to a version 1.2 or something like that^^

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techstepman
techstepman

my antivirus detected it as a virus and instantly deleted it. im using panda internet security. seems weird cause my antivirus doesn't attack my trainers(which are usually hated by antivirus) but it instantly deleted this one.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Well, this launcher listens for a EaW launch or exit while steam mode is on and it will start itself again, asking you for admin rights, if your registry entries for Empire at War are messed up.
I guess a hypersensitive AntiVirus program may find that reason enough to block it. I am using Avira and tried it on a PC with avast and norton360 - no problems there^^
Try uploading your downloaded file to
Virustotal.com
It seems to be a problem for panda alone.

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Guest
Guest

Hey... sorry to bother you but I can't seem to get this to work; It's giving Error 2, that the HKLM "SOFTWARE\Valve\steam" "Install Path" Doesn't point to steam.exe.... because that registry is in SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\ and I'm not sure how to fix this. Hope you can help.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

The launcher is trying to start the STEAM version of the game, but the registry entries for steam seem to be broken on your pc.
*If you do not yet have steam installed, try to (re-)install it and open it at least once.
*If your copy of eaw is a retail one, either move your game folder out of any folders called "SteamApps" or folders containing a "steam.dll" or "steam2.dll".
OR create a shortcut to the launcher EXE, right-click on the shortcut, hit properties and check the tab "shortcut". Now click on the 'target' link and move the cursor right to the end. Now enter a clear sign, and the following signs without the apostrophes '-steam=false'. Hit 'ok' and double click the shortcut - now your retail eaw should start just fine.

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Guest
Guest

hello excuse. I'm a huge fan of the RTS Star Wars. Please I need your help. I saw your discussion on the steam page and downloaded your mod thingy. The thing is I didn't find this ** MODNAME **\Data\** MODFOLDERS&MODFILES; **" in the Mods folder in corruption. Should I make a new folder for this or should I try reinstalling the download thingy you posted? Oh and the one in your screen shots works. But I can only play the vanilla game.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

You have to download a mod for the game first.
Let's say you would like to play the "Absolute Corruption Mod 2.4" (you can find it here on moddb).
After downloading the zip file, you open it and click&drag; the whole "ACM2.4" folder inside of the zip file into the "Mods" folder you already found.
[ACM2.4 is your "**MODNAME**" and inside of it you find a folder called "Data". Inside of "Data" are the "**MODFOLDERS&MODFILES;**".]

Now you are ready to play. Start my launcher, select ACM2.4 and hit "Play Mod".
Have fun!

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Guest
Guest

Does this launcher allow me to install both Awakening of the Rebellion and Thrawn's Revenge simultaneously and then simply choose which one I want to play before each session?
Or will the files still overwrite each other and conflict?
Thank you so much for your efforts!

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Potentially you can play a thousand mods and more^^
As long as each has its own correctly installed folder inside the 'Mods' folder, no file conflicts will occur.

Hint: The Setup.exe version of AotR will try to install advanced AI settings INSIDE the main game folder (this might conflict with other mods using new AI). To prefent this, please refer to the pictures inside 'EmpireAtWarModLauncher_v1.1.0.zip' for using the 'Data_main' feature of this launcher - just install AotR to a complety emty folder somewhere on your PC (not the EaW folder). Now rename the folder 'Data' to 'Data_main' and move it inside 'Mods\AotR2.50" (Now AotR2.50 should have a Data and a Data_main folder inside of it).
--> Move AotR2.50 inside the real Empire at War Corruption 'Mods' folder and start up my launcher - youre good to go and may play AotR with the new and harder AI and with no mod conflicts at all^^

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skyrimepic
skyrimepic

hey I'm just saying when i try to get this mod it shows up saying that the file is harmful to my PC why is that?

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

I can only assure you that it does no harm to your PC.

Some overprotective AntiVirusPrograms mark it as harmful because of it's Data_main feature: My program listens to the steam.exe and the foc.exe and waits for them to be launched or closed. Before the game launches, my program will copy&paste; everything inside Data_main to the game's main folder and will copy&paste; the moved files back to Data_main when the game closes; ensuring absolute mod compatiblity.

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Blacksun2512
Blacksun2512

can someone post a tutorial video

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan

can i ask why did you remove the window box on the right.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Window box on the right? The ModLauncher was last edited 2014 and uploaded months ago to this webside. Can you specify your problem?

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conterman
conterman

hey my game says expectation when i launch my mod help!

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

The mod you are trying to start has at least one badly coded xml file.
You can try to fix it yourself if you know where and what to fix or wait for the mod devs to develope a patch^^

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conterman
conterman

hey creator when i launch the mod it launches the normal game i am using EAW NOT FOC please help

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Make sure you have the mod of your choice selected and hit PLAY Mod.

If it does not launch the mod, it is most likley the mod itself wasn't isntalled correctly. Make sure the folder structure looks something like this ---> "\Star Wars Empire at War\GameData\Mods\NameOfYourMod\Data\XML\ many xml files"

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rontulch
rontulch

I have a mod installed for Empire at war FOC, but every time I try to load the mod the mod, It just says that "it seems no other mods are installed on your computer"

I'm using the steam version

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

If you still have the problem I will need the number of the ERROR message and potentially the name/download link to the mod you are using in order to help you.

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drew29
drew29

When i pull up the launcher it asks me to update it and when i do i get an error message saying error opening file for writing:
C:\Program Files (x86)LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War\Game Data\Data\XML\GAMECONSTRAINTS.XML
Any idea how to fix it?

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

It seems your installed EaW is not up to date. Please install Patch 1.5 for Empire at War or/and Patch 1.1 for Forces of Corroption. After that try executing my launcher with admin rights. If it still does not work GAMECONSTANTS.XML and maybe more files are proably marked as READ ONLY on your computer --> you will have to unmark these files with a right click on the games main folder and selecting properties...

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drew29
drew29

I have the physical disc copy. So where/ how would I download the updates?

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Guest
Guest

I so much want to try this launcher but every time I download it there's a scan result of Trj/Genetic.gen and it gets quarantined by Panda AV.

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

It's a false positive from panda alone^^ (see comments above)
Either mark the exe file as an execption, dont use the launcher or get rid of panda and install any other antivirus program :-)

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sammytwl
sammytwl

This launcher worked for a few days, after that it launches the vanilla game. Need help

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

just select the mod you want to play from the EAW/FOC list and hit the 'PLAY Mod' button.
If the mod was installed correctly it will launch. (common mistakes are copy&pasting; the Data folder of the mod inside a existing Data folder or pasting it directly inside the Mods directory. This is a working example for Republic at war: "\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Empire at War\corruption\Mods\Republic_At_War\Data\Acclamator.txt")

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Lostguard
Lostguard

does this work with all mods? Also do I have to remove mods already on my computer for this game for the download?

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BertHunter Author
BertHunter

Works with every correctly installed mod.

Some mods copy files outside the game's mod directory and mess up other mods this way. Best way to install a mod is copy&paste;. This is a working example for Republic at war: "\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Empire at War\corruption\Mods\Republic_At_War\Data\Acclamator.txt")

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