An infamous RTS game created by LucasArts, it was largly based off of Age of Empires, and was considered the better Star Wars RTS of the time (Others bieng Rebellion and Force Commander). Despite its age and aged appearence, it still has a small but loyal following at Heaven Games, which hosts a vault of tools which make modding the game a rather simple task.

Upload a file Report abuse SWGB modding tools
Jun 18th, 2010
0.26mb (275,507 bytes)
3,354 (4 today)
Embed Button
Download now

the modding tools for SWGB contains: - Mod editor - DRS viewer - Mod installer - Ocx Files (required to mod)

I did not made these .exe files
I'm just sharing

to make your first mod:

- copy the files from the ocx folder to your "C:\WINDOWS\system32\" folder
- open "DRS viewer.exe" and click "file / open"
- click: "...\LucasArts\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga\Game\Data\GRAPHICS.DRS"
- search the image you want to edit and click: Extract / extract this file ...

- now open "Modeditor.exe" and click "File / new"
- save your project and click "Add new"
- open the file you just extracted
- click convert to SLX
- edit the image files
- when done click Convert to SLP
- save the project
- add a file named "Readme.txt" in the mod folder
- click "Project / Compile as MPI"
- save the MPI file

to play:

- open the ModInstaller.exe
- click "Open mod"
- install


have fun

Preview Image
SWGB modding tools
Post comment Comments
vader333 Jun 20 2010, 11:31pm says:

LOL. How old is this game? If anyone does take up modding this oldie, he'd have to do some hellish imbalancing first, then rebalancing to make this game interesting again. ALL units are just different models of one another. What a deadpan it is.

-2 votes     reply to comment
TheUnabridgedGamer May 22 2011, 11:33am replied:

Err, there are RPG games made out of just the SCENARIO EDITOR for the game. Not even using mod tools (to my knowledge). There are also scenarios with health packs to step on, and improved graphics and unit addons are also available.

And there are many of us who enjoyed this game, despite Lucas Arts' disregard for that fact.

+4 votes     reply to comment
Poema Author
Poema Jun 25 2010, 2:32am says:

I uploaded the tools so people could just play with it, just becouse it is sooooooo simple.

and who doesn't enjoy good old age of empires style games?
(from 18+ i mean then)

+4 votes   reply to comment
Guest Jun 16 2013, 3:33pm replied:

Age of Empires 2 and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds were the first games I ever played at about 6 years old, and I still occasionally enjoy them... although I am here because I just last night got a hold of SWGB and Clone Campaigns after a long absence, had to replace the copy and installation. PS: Currently I am 17.

+2 votes     reply to comment
neronix17 Sep 26 2010, 3:47pm says:

Oh Ive been looking for these! Im suprised the massive mods for this arent on ModDB, Im going to have a go at maybe updating the look of it, maybe see about adding some new units, should be a laugh to install and play through this again :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
jload14 Feb 7 2013, 7:09pm says:

I'm having issues downloading the mod. I download it, move the select files to the system32 folder, but when i click on the viewer, it says a file is missing or invalid. Also when i click on mod installer it says it could not find SWGB. Please help!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Underservant Oct 18 2013, 11:53pm says:

I got a quick question. For some mods that say (incomplete) next to them, how do I get rid of those? It bothers me that I can't get rid of them.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest Dec 7 2013, 1:56pm says:

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Developer & Publisher
Genie Engine
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Nov 2001
Game Watch
Track this game
Report Abuse
Report download
MD5 Hash
Related Games
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Related Engines
Genie Engine
Genie Engine Commercial Released Oct 1997
Related Groups
LucasArts Developer & Publisher