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.

Report abuse SWGB modding tools
Filename
modding_tools.rar
Type
SDK
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Poema
Date
Jun 18th, 2010
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Description

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

- DONE!

have fun

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vader333
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.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
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.

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Poema
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)

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neronix17
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

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jload14
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!

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Underservant
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.

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
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