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
Expanding Fronts uses new 'x2' DRS files for all of the Clone Campaigns units/audio/etc. When you run Battlegrounds_x2, the game refers to the new DRS/DAT files instead of the originals, so any modifications to those will not be seen.
In short, mods that effect non-CC/EF Units and objects should work. As far as I know, there's no way to adjust the Mod Installer to modify the x2 files instead. But honestly, there isn't much point in doing it to begin with. All of the stuff you just listed is already on our 'to-do' list anyway, most of which will use higher-quality models than the existing HeavenGames mods, and won't replace currently existing units/objects.
Because of the changes Expanding Fronts makes to GB's file structure, mods installed using the Mod Installer will not work with Expanding Fronts. The changes should still show up when playing non-EF games.
A Sub-Faction must be selected, yes.
Your specialization does not lock you specifically into your selected role. Even infantry factions still have a unique selection of mechs, aircraft, and heavy weapons; so they are certainly not powerless in those fields.
The pictured items are examples and don't represent every unit of each class.
Also, the Gungans fly birds in space just fine, so I don't see any issue with the LAATs.
I'd like to make a 'complete' list, but it wouldn't be accurate for very long. Things are constantly being added, removed, and shifted around as we get feedback. Once we're finally at a point where we can say 'this is final,' we'll be able to produce an accurate list of new stuff.
In just this article, or EF as a whole?
I know. The V-Wing replaces the V-19 in Tech Level 4.
I think we may have answered a question like this previously. In short it's not really possible. Infantry cannot garrison into a structure that isn't owned by either you or an ally.
Even if they could, they'd be unable to really do anything.
Considering Jedi are very much a part of the Republic anyway, I don't see any issue with the Actis acting as the interceptor.
The V-Wing is currently positioned in the Fighter role.
Cruisers and Corvettes are mutually exclusive units that depend on the Sub-Faction you select. It's one or the other.
Now, if you've got a teammate with Air Cruisers while you have Corvettes...
-The game can now play more than one instance of a sound at once. In addition, most units will now have unique sounds for their weapons instead of the 1 generic blaster sound.
-Not quite sure what you're asking here.
-Air Cruisers are going through a few alterations, we'll reveal more about that later.
There are plenty of people still floating around, I personally moderate the download section.
Best way to get your files noticed is to make a thread about them in the forums.
That's some fierce texture stretching you've got there.
If you're comparing the Star Wars EU to the holocaust... then yeah, I kind of agree. Both were unmitigated disasters caused by horrible people.
Except this 'holocaust' is something that can be fixed, which is what LucasFilm is FINALLY trying to do after letting garbage pile up for 30+ years.
I would not be surprised at all if many of the existing stories are brought back in anyways. There's really no reason to try and redo nearly 40 years of history when there's stuff that fit just fine when it's not jammed in with 20 other sources trying to tell the same story.
This just seems like them dumping out a dirty, overflowing, disorganized dresser so they can fill it back up in a way that makes more sense. Yeah, some things no longer fit, some are tattered and broken and need to be thrown out. I imagine a good chunk of what already works will be kept. Even if it gets put through the washing machine a couple times.
"Revan and malak are not real"
Really? Because I can turn on Knights of the Old Republic right now, and... holy ****, there they are!
"As it stands, you can still enjoy Star Wars comics, novels, and games as an interpretation of an established lore, but constructing a timeline will no longer be an option. In other words, not much has changed for me since that’s exactly what I’ve been doing ever since I played Shadows of the Empire on the Nintendo 64."
Exactly. Not sure why people are getting so much sand in their panties over this.
I really don't get it. I dislike nearly everything about the prequels (TCW has its ups and downs), but all the things I DO enjoy haven't just disappeared. What should I, or anybody else really care that some business people say 'no this isn't real anymore'? (spoiler alert: none of it is real)
SW continuity was so broken that you pretty much had to pick and choose what you followed anyway.
Nothing to do with the topic, but as a side note:
'Jedi' is an accepted religion by the US Army
The mental image of some sobbing kid looking at his shelf in despair waiting for all of his Star Wars action figures and books to evaporate into thin air is pretty hilarious, though.
I get that, but when there's like 8 completely different versions of how the Normandy landings went, all of which are supposed to be equally 'historically accurate,' there's a problem. Even that tiered canon system they used made no sense because there were numerous conflicting elements within the tiers themselves. Attempts to spackle things together just made it more confusing. Trying to clear all that up book by book over an almost 40 year period would have been an absolute nightmare. Purging it was really the only thing that could have been done.
I don't blame Disney for a second (if they're even the ones behind this decision), for looking at this train wreck, tossing up their hands and going "No, we're not dealing with this ****."
Everything after 1980 makes me embarrassed to be a Star Wars fan.
Oh no, all my books and games have disappeared! Except no, they haven't, so who really cares? Kyle Katarn is no longer canon? All my Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games are still sitting right here, and I enjoy them just as much now as I did last week, and the 10+ years before that.
The entire EU was a convoluted mess anyway, because LucasFilm had no quality control and would let anything through without actually checking whether it made sense or not. There were about a dozen versions how how the rebels captured the death star plans, like 6 origin stories of the AT-AT, conflicting timelines all over the place, etc. Then TOR, The Clone Wars, and the upcoming Rebels came in and started piling even more junk onto the train wreck, aggressively ignoring/rewriting the EU, often at the demands of Lucas himself (Maul being alive, pacifist Mandalorians, Mortis, Moriband).
Purging it all was really the best thing that could have happened. Disney is fixing the mess that LucasFilm shouldn't have allowed to happen in the first place.
The newer genie editing tools make adding new objects very easy. But that isn't my department, so I wouldn't be able to explain it very well.
Star Wars does not belong to George Lucas. Have you seen his original drafts for the OT? They were absolute garbage. Those films only turned into the massive success they were because there were people around (Gary Kurtz, Irvin Kershner), to tell George to shut up whenever he started spouting his awful ideas.
It's BECAUSE everybody gives credit solely to George for writing 'STAR WARS' on a sheet of paper - instead of the tons of editors/writers/directors that actually did all the work - that he was given free reign over the prequels, which turned out to be a complete train wreck because he surrounded himself with yes-men puppets that wouldn't question him.
Oh no, all my books/games just evaporated off my shelf! Except they didn't, so why exactly should this matter? Most of the EU was a horrible, convoluted mess anyway; it needed to be wiped.
Though as raeldrikp said, it's LucasFilm's fault for letting things get this bad to begin with.
Some of it was made specifically for the project, but most of it is a compilation of previously created mods on HeavenGames.