Head of the Expanding Fronts mod for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, and an amateur voice actor for numerous Mod projects including: Mental Omega, Rise of the Mandalorians, and Star Wars Battlecry

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ IG Lancers

They are melee units.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

You will need to download the 1.0.1 patch as well.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

We'll be providing guides for the use of the new triggers soon.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

No, 'maybes' aren't really a thing that can happen in Battlegrounds. Either they would spawn every time, or not at all. A pilot as a standard ground unit would be useless either way.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

Scanners and any other new Confederacy techs are there for a special reason which we aren't prepared to talk about yet.

The A-Wing Research tech does improve Interceptors now, or at least, it should. The cost of TF Troops also automatically decreases as they advance through the Tech Levels, with a -35% discount at TL4. Editing the Tech Trees to represent all of the changes can be quite a hassle, so some descriptions may be missing.

Icons are a nightmare to work with, but we're doing what we can.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

It's a recreation of the design, yes.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

Neither of those can really be done given the limitations of the game's graphics.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Unless we find people who can do animations, pretty much anything new infantry-related is a no-go.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

Not yet.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

I work mainly on the graphics/audio side of things, so I'm not very familiar with the more technical aspects. If one of our genie editors shows up they could explain better than I could.

As far as releases go, we aren't sure yet. There's still quite a long list of stuff to get added.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

We're working on rooting out and fixing all of these issues, yes.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Yes, both the GOG and Steam versions should work.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Building Your Galaxy

Not without people to help build them.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Not currently. The few widescreen fixes that exist now tend to cause stability issues, especially in regards to multiplayer. Once a more stable fix is found or created, it will be included.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Without anybody to model/animate new infantry, pretty much all new characters are a no-go for the moment.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Diesel Guns

I really hope this goes somewhere. Car Combat is a genre that's been dead for too long.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Canceling the Project

I think this is where the misunderstanding starts. They aren't saying that you cant use their ideas/world, just their assets themselves.

Having a Kirov Airship or Prism Tank, for example, is not wrong, even if it looks and behaves identically to the RA one. They are only saying you cannot directly use the models/sounds/codes/etc that EA/Westwood themselves built back in 1999 or whenever to make them. The idea, look, and even functions of the unit itself cannot be restricted in that regard.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Canceling the Project

They didn't say he couldn't make the project, only that he couldn't use assets that EA built to do so, which is the misunderstanding here.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Canceling the Project

EA isn't saying you can't make the mod at all, only that you cannot directly lift their assets to do so, which does actually make sense. Assets, in this case, being models/music/sound effects/code/etc, but simply the act of making something set in the C&C/Red Alert universe should not be a problem at all.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

There are plenty of new post-episode II Republic units available in the Editor, but the existing Republic civ will likely not undergo any further roster changes as far as standard games go.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

We will not be altering the way the default infantry look.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Try disabling the All Techs option.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

If Zann shows up, it's installed correctly. The changes to the old civs are there, but they are not immediately evident outside of the new unit types.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts Released!

Sub-factions have been removed, and some of the previously showcased units are not yet available in this release.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Not currently.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Subfactions will not be coming back.

The Republic largely uses the same unit lineup it did in normal Clone Campaigns, being comprised mostly of Episode II and original units. The biggest change is the Fighter-line which is made up of canonical fighters instead of LAAT variants.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

Most of what you've listed is already on our to-do list in some way shape or form moving forward. Anything and everything involving infantry and heroes, however, is a big fat NO-GO until we have an animator on board.

Projectiles colors are a tricky subject that the team has flip-flopped on many times. Our main coder reverted many of the more lore-accurate projectile colors, fearing they would confuse players about unit roles. I personally don't think anybody is that dumb, but it's an easy fix if we ever decide to revisit it.

As far as new unit types go, we took a very 'kitchen sink' approach with the beta, that being 'toss in everything and anything.' This not only proved to be a massive timesink, but confused many players and was a nightmare to balance, especially when we tried to make units more canonically-accurate. Eventually we had to make the decision to just drop it, lest we keep people waiting for another year. Moving forward, any unit types added to the 'Skirmish' roster need a clearly-defined role and purpose, beyond 'it was in my favorite movie/game/comic'.

I like the idea of snipers, but we can't think of a meaningful way to make them work besides just being longer-ranged Troopers. Anti-tank rocket troopers would be redundant since the Grenadier already exists to fill the anti-mech role. The addition of such could also cause quite a bit of confusion with AA Troopers, who already use missile weapons.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

The Sub-Factions and associated buildings/units have been removed from standard gameplay. They are still available for placement in the Scenario Editor.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts

That issue seems to randomly come and go. As far as I can find, nobody has ever been able to pin down what exactly causes it. Usually restarting the computer fixes it.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows @ Expanding Fronts 1.0.1 Hotfix

We're looking into it, but every method we've found causes some horrible stability issues.

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