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Now that we have a solid team once again and a wonderful supporting community, we have begun to plan out some exciting things for the future.

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Awakening of the Rebellion 2017 Update


Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and I hope the new year is treating you good! It’s been a while since the last update and a lot of planning for the future has gone under way. I want to bring you up to speed on all of that, but first let me bring you up to speed on the status of the team.

Lock S-Foils into modding position!


As you may have noticed, a bunch of awesome people have been helping the mod out recently so I would like to take some time to shout them all out.

First on the list is Sly442, who started out by supplying new models, is now officially on the team and is the main driving force behind many of the updated land units. He also has been a great inspiration for fresh ideas and I’m sure you will be seeing some of those come to fruition in the next version.

I would also like to thank Delta730, nkorn, and Jedi-Clone-X2 for working closely with Sly on some of his projects. Even though they are not officially on this mod team they have helped out a lot more than they think! I’m also going to shout out BurntStrobe and the entire YvaW team and Corey from Thrawn’s Revenge who have taught me some fantastic things about EaW modding. Because of their support I am now full swing into modeling, rigging, and texturing in 3dsmax which used to be a limiting factor for me in the last release. Finally, Steiner, one of our original members, is back and also helping out once again. So thank you all for the amazing support, I really can’t do it without you guys!

Red Group, Gold Group, All modders follow me!


Now that we have a solid team once again and a wonderful supporting community, we have begun to plan out some exciting things for the future. Because there is a LOT of new Star Wars content coming in thanks to the new Disney canon, there is a lot of fans suggesting that we add many things into AotR from the new movies, Rebels, and various books and comics.

While I can’t promise any specifics just yet, know that we are Star Wars fans just like yourself and we are definitely considering every single thing that has come from said sources. We also want to let you know that this NOT mean we are discounting the Legends side of things. We hope to find a cohesive middle ground between Legends and Disney material. However, it might be some time before you see all the new content in an actual release.

Version 2.6 Beta, which is our most recent release, is not the completed product that we promised originally. Many original members had temporarily or indefinitely postponed working on the project around the time we released our beta due to personal reasons. As such it never became the version we wanted it to be.

“Through the Force, things you will see. Other places. The future…”
AotR 2.7


AotR version 2.7 is the next planned version to be released. That means we are going to skip releasing the final version of 2.6. At this point a lot of extra work has been done past the originally planned 2.6 content. So what are the goals for 2.7? A complete space and land unit/structure overhaul for starters.


After taking a look at the current state of the mod, we realized that many models have still been using the vanilla assets. Along with that, many of the custom models we have either do not hold up to the quality we would want to have, or are missing essential effects such as fires, ion stun, shield and engine effects, and death clones. We plan to have every space and land model, including space stations and structures have those things at the bare minimum. Many models however are going to be replaced on top of that, so we would very much appreciate anyone that is willing to share models with us. We are also going to be free releasing every model that we do create as well, so that everyone else can have them for their own personal projects.


On top of that we also have the following planned:

  • Particle Overhaul.
  • Improved Planet Textures and Models.
  • Improved Starfield Textures.
  • Fixing Legacy 2.6 Beta Bugs.
  • Damage/Armor rebalancing.
  • Redone Vanilla ground maps.
  • A Small amount of new content.

We wanted to make sure that 2.7 is the definitive version of AotR. A base that we can work off of with the additional things we plan to do. Before we can add a bunch of new content, we need to make sure everything currently in the game is working as intended and stands up to the quality that we want. This is the reason you might not see a bunch of additional units in the next version.


AotR Expansions

This brings us to the future releases and what is planned for them. Some of the details here are intentionally left vague simply because we have nothing set in stone yet. However, much of the content you are asking for will be featured in the next versions. Also, I want to make absolutely clear that the future versions are merely projections for where we are headed, and are also themselves not set in stone.


If you think of AotR 2.7 as the “base” AotR version, then everything following will be minor expansions set to a theme. These will be smaller updates mostly geared towards expanding the GC and adding theme appropriate units on top of the base AotR. You might be beginning to see why we need 2.7 to be as polished as it can be.

GC Planet Overhaul


This is an initiative that will span through all of the versions and will be done alongside the versions after 2.7. The high level goal of this project is to have every GC planet have a unique land and space map. Along with that, each GC planet will have updated Corruption types, Negotiation missions, and fixed planet abilities. Because this is a massive undertaking and it is relatively separate from core game from a code perspective, we think it would be better to not delay any versions because of this. Instead it will just be an ongoing process throughout each of the released versions.


AotR Skirmish


This will be a smaller update to the entire skirmish mode. Some of the things planned for this release are the rebalancing of all unit costs and build orders. Also on the list is having the Shipyards and XQ stations be moved to the skirmish build pads. Space mines will also function more like the GC version, using the Pirate Base structure. The idea for this is to bring back the spirit of the old SAU 3.3 Skirmish mode into AotR.

AotR 2.8: Spark of Rebellion


This expansion will feature content seen in the Rebels TV show and Star Wars Rogue One. It will mainly focus on the beginning of the rebellion and what transpired during that time. As such the main GC will be pushed backwards in time, beginning at around the time the Rebels TV show takes place. Heroes and units such as The Ghost Crew and Phoenix Home will work with other cells around to galaxy to bring the Rebellion together to join forces and fight the Galactic Empire’s ultimate weapon: The Death Star.


AotR 2.9: The First Order Awakens


Shortly after the battle of Endor, the galaxy is ripped apart after the Civil War and the newly formed Republic will need to stand up to the remaining forces of the Imperial Remnant using new technology acquired through the Fleet Modernization Program and a strong standing military. However, distrust brews in the new senate and soon a First Order will rise, threatening the galaxy with an oppressive regime once more…


So there you have it, a sneak preview into the future. We hope to bring you more information as the releases get closer. But as always, the rule of thumb for mod release dates is “it’s done when it’s done” and we plan on keeping that tradition. It’s not you, it’s us. Sorry. ;)

Oh and..


Until next time,
That One Bullet
Steiner Modding Group

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OldRex
OldRex

Oh man I literally cannot wait for 2.8!!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!

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Darth_Cameroth
Darth_Cameroth

I am really excited for the next version, I only hope that you put good thought into the rosters and don't just fall prey to the error of shoving in every unit you can think of, its not necessary to fill up the build bars, give us something nice neat and practical. I have faith in you guys.

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ThatOneBullet Author
ThatOneBullet

Don't worry, every unit needs to have a purpose in the mod. That's our number one goal. It's part of the reason we are going through all the units, changing their weaponry, models, and abilities. If we are still unsatisfied with their place in the game, we are not afraid to remove it.

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Darth_Cameroth
Darth_Cameroth

Awesome I can feel your passion for your project in your words. I wish you good luck in all things.

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Blue_Fyre
Blue_Fyre

will there be essantially 3 mods? one with base game and two with the canon?

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Sly442 Creator
Sly442

Hopefully if all coding and story scripts go seamlessly: One "game" and two expansions that one can choose to/not to get.

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skyline5gtr
skyline5gtr

Sounds great , I hope you are not taking on more than you can chew and never end up releasing anything. With the current state of 2.6 being broken any possibility of just releasing a fix for it

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ThatOneBullet Author
ThatOneBullet

Version 2.7 is the fix for 2.6 and it will be released.

However, none of the updates are set in stone. It's just a projection of where we want to go after 2.7.

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CT-1138
CT-1138

I think it would be best to reconsider using the canon as a base for 2.8. I feel that the Rebel cells from legends like Kota's Militia, and the Wookie rebellions are more interesting. I think you should follow the legends timeline and incorporate canon stuff where it doesn't contradict. Like have the rouge one crew help on Kyle katarn's mission to steal the plans, or have the ghost crew help steal the x-wings on Fresia.

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Sly442 Creator
Sly442

We will make a middle-ground of the two canons to our liking.

For instance, I would add the Battle of Scarif/Toprawa (read on Toprawa, btw. It's almost the same as Scarif: Starwars.wikia.com) but not Kyle Katarn's mission.

I do plan on making Kota and his cell as they are really badass.

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CT-1138
CT-1138

I just read up on Toprawa and I think you should merge Scarif and Toprawa as the final mission before the attack on the Death Star. I think the Rouge one crew could be the ones to take over the comm tower and before this mission you should have other missions to capture portions of the plans like Kyle Katarn's mission, especially since he is already a hero in the mod.
(PS: I haven't seen Rouge One yet and don't actually know how similar Scarif is to Toprawa but I still think this is a good Idea regardless)

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BestPilot
BestPilot

To be honest the 2.6 beta is more complete, has more intersting mechanics than some completed mods. Plus - which is pretty important to me - it "feels real". Space combat feels realistic, you did a good job setting the speed/turn rate of the ships, the amount of projectiles used, and the variety of the units are just right.
Ground combat is way more tactical than in other mods, but still EAW ground combat will be always a little 'meh' :D

Keep up the good work guys!

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isa0005
isa0005

Bloody brilliant! Can't wait :D

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garmbeliblis
garmbeliblis

You guys are great! And so talented. Thanks so much. I love this game.

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andrew4753
andrew4753

Well I hope for 2.7-2.9 that the English translation will be fixed. Still can't understand half the tech that Bail Organa wants to steal.

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Gojira18
Gojira18

Can't wait! Will there be a legitimate single player campaign planned in the future?

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NeoSigma==
NeoSigma==

How do you plan on doing the Rogue One and New Trilogy campaigns? Will the Awakening of The Rebellion and New Republic campaigns based around the Legacy stuff still be around?

Also does this mean that the normal "post episode IV" campaign will have Obi-Wan and Grand Moff Tarkin removed, since they would be in the Rogue One era now?

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ThatOneBullet Author
ThatOneBullet

For now we are keeping the GC the same, just fixing story issues. Once we change the campaign for 2.8, then we will make the story more close to the canon.

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IOwnASpaceDennys
IOwnASpaceDennys

Have you guys ever considered giving the Alliance the ability to 'corrupt' planets instead of the pirate faction? That kind of covert ops theme would certainly fit in the Rebel Alliance, especially so in light of Rogue One and its use of assassins and secret operators.

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Sly442 Creator
Sly442

I've had the idea for a while now. If we somehow are able to give the Rebels the corruption system (alongside the Black Sun, else they won't have any point) and give them different abilities.

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IOwnASpaceDennys
IOwnASpaceDennys

Do you know if it is possible to have two factions utilize the 'corruption' mechanics?

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CT-1138
CT-1138

it is but they would have to use the same abilities like slavery and bribery. If you change the names of the abilities it changes across all factions.

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IOwnASpaceDennys
IOwnASpaceDennys

It would be possible to use simple code to restrict the abilities of each faction? Have a pool of possible corruption missions and restrict some abilities by faction?

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SOMEGUY789
SOMEGUY789

It could be interesting if that was done, the Rebellion could for example rescue prisoners/politicians and such rather than enslaving locals and such.

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capshades
capshades

So the S in SMG is back? That great.

I would like to respectfully note though that what really made this mod stand out was the strategic and technical complexity of it, along with the difficulty. Please don't change this...

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Steiner0815 Creator
Steiner0815

I do my best to keep that Point ;)

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

So... you guys are scrapping the old cannon out of the mod?

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ThatOneBullet Author
ThatOneBullet

I stated in the update that we are mixing the two universes where appropriate.

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LucianoStarKiller
LucianoStarKiller

My bad =)

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CT-1138
CT-1138

but which has priority Legends or Canon?
Personally I prefer to give legends priority.

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ThatOneBullet Author
ThatOneBullet

Story-wise: Disney Canon
Equipment-wise: Legends

That being said, it is more fluent than that and the team does discuss every addition with what makes more sense.

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9mm.
9mm.

You... you guys disappointing me, this ****** "new" canon is a piece of crap and nothing more, Disney must f*ck themselves for that.

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Gojira18
Gojira18

I actually have a few suggestions in terms of new mechanics and units in AoTR (If they are possible).

1. Have the Rebels decide to use the stateless strategy, where they have no specific territory. Here's a link to more info: Starwars.wikia.com
2. Death Squadron: The Executor and 5 Imperial Star Destroyers, with an upgrade increasing that number.
3. Put a limit on each unit that the Alliance can buy (like 7 MC80 Home One Types, 30 GR75's, several hundered soldier platoons, etc) to give a sense of facing an unlimited opponent like the Empire.

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Wookienator
Wookienator

Oh boy, this is going to be good!

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

Welp, I've followed your mod(s) since the beginning of Empire at War and this all just keeps getting better and better!

Thanks for workin' so hard on all this.

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Steiner0815 Creator
Steiner0815

Nice to see that the same Guys are still here after so many years :D

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Leto78
Leto78

Hi everyone,
since windows 10 i have an issue that the game freeze in late game, music is playing normal but i cant do anything. I have to restart my pc because it blocks the task manageran the screen wents white. One time i got a message that the game is unable to write to the memory when i tried to change the user instead of restarting.

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JohnDoeGalt
JohnDoeGalt

Dude if these guys made a KOTOR overhaul like this... I would have no life at all lol

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Aly_166
Aly_166

Does anybody want to see a Let's Play AotR from me? ;)

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Party3254
Party3254

Oh it would be so cool of you guys mad a canon friendly mod later to the game

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Wolverine997
Wolverine997

Hey so I can't find Luke on 2.6 GC where do I get him

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emanuelm707

are you guys still there ???

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