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.

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We're gonna need more droids.

Expanding Fronts has grown rapidly over the years, but we've gone into 'panic mode' as of recent months. Several key members have unfortunately ceased activity on the project, leaving EF stuck in the mud. We've got several positions to fill, and we are looking for skilled individuals to fill them!

Concept art of the Naboo Attacker by VectorIV


There are tons of new buildings, vehicles, troops, droids, and environments planned for Expanding Fronts, and we are seeking talented artists to help us visualize them. Concept artists will be tasked with coming up with designs for units and structures for various civilizations both new and old to GB.

An Airbase of an unknown civilization...


While the artists draw the units and buildings, it is the job of the modelers on the graphics team to bring them to life. We have a handful of exceptional artists already, but our monumental to-do list requires more hands on deck for us to operate at full capacity.

Battlegrounds can be a tricky game to model for, and few mods in the past have gotten it right. GB demands an unusual amount of detail in its units and structures. Being a 2D game, there's no 'polygon ceiling', and thus, no limit to the details that can be contained in a unit or building. As such, the sort of details you'll see in a structure can sometimes even rival that of modern 3D games. More details about this can be found in an excellent article about Age of Empires II HD's upcoming expansion. Galactic Battlegrounds, being built from the same engine as AoK, shares many of the demonstrated concepts.

We will also require character modelers and animators to get our numerous troops, droids, animals, heroes, and walkers moving. If you think you're up for the challenge, please get in touch!

The Advanced Genie Editor


This brings us to the fun part. Genie editors are responsible for actually putting all of the wonderful art into the game, and making it function using the Advanced Genie Editor. Unit statistics, graphics/audio assignments, civilization bonuses, technologies, and just about every other facet of GB's gameplay is handled by the Genie.dat file. We are looking for people who have experience in Genie editing for SWGB or AoK to assist us in our work. He who controls the Genie, controls the universe.


We need your help to make Expanding Fronts a reality. If you have experience in any of the fields described above, and would like to contribute to the Expanding Fronts project, feel free to contact the project head Gen_Rhys_Dallows. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at

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NorthKoreanWehrmacht Feb 21 2012 says:

This looks like a Star Wars mod for Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge. I mean whats the difference between Red Alert 2 engine and Age of Empires II engine?

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NorthKoreanWehrmacht Feb 24 2012 replied:

Why negative vote I know this is not a mod for RA2:YR I just said it looks like?

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TheUnabridgedGamer Mar 18 2012 replied:

I dunno. Gave ye a plus.

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Gandbon Mar 31 2012 replied:

Looks more like Age of kings(age of empires 2) and all ways will.

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NorthKoreanWehrmacht Apr 17 2012 replied:

Reminds me of Red alert 2 because of Si-fi weapons.

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Zerglings Nov 13 2011 says:

Sweet game I just had problems with crash every now and again gave up on it a few years ago.

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Genghis91 Oct 30 2011 says:

Games great :)

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Jiriki Sep 7 2011 buried:


f... game!!! grafics like Age of Empires 1 and gameplay is AoE 1 too^^ ( AoE 1 costs 10 euro/ Battlegrounds costs 60 euro??? häää thats not logical... xD)
or where i can find Star Wars Battlegrounds Saga cheaper than 20 euro???
i find no page or store etc^^

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xenotashin Oct 15 2011 replied:

walmart, I got it there and the expansion for $10

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Gandbon Dec 21 2011 replied:

NO it is AOE2 gamplay and grapics

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Wolfmann Jul 28 2011 says:

For all that like playing the Sith and want and know how to mod Star War Force of Corruption... please send me a message

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TheUnabridgedGamer Mar 18 2012 replied:

Comments are not a place to put ads. Go to the forums or the job ad area.

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generalpreston Jul 11 2011 says:

any 1 know how to put mods in it inbox me please

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Emperors_Fist Jun 17 2011 says:

The game now has a widescreen hack! And it works for me.

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a nice game

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