BrewLAN is a unitpack and balance mod for Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance with a variety of changes and additions at all tech levels for all factions, including Seraphim. The design goals for the mod are simple; to add new, interesting and visually aesthetic units which complement those already in existence and to maximize technical compatibility with other mods, even if said mods may be incompatible in concept.

The name BrewLAN is taken from Joshua Wilsons infamous LAN party of the same name, where the mod in its earliest incarnation saw its first multiplayer usage. The LAN itself taking its name from the fact that lots of tea was served there.

There are two different ways to download and play BrewLAN, either via the public betas or via the SVN oriented alphas, which contain the very latest, but possibly unfinished or experimental, changes and additions. For more information see the Google code page, if you have any issues, bugs or anything else that requires our attention please report them on the issues page.

Multilingual support

BrewLAN, as of version 0.4.3, has full language support for English and French, with previously full language support for German (now out of date). German localisation by 106.Bluebird, French localisation by Explo.

If you would like to see BrewLAN translated into your language you can help! All it takes is translating this one document and uploading it somewhere for me to access. Benefits include your name on the credits and of course this mod being available in your language.

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6 comments by Balthassar on Aug 26th, 2014

Who would have thought that after 5 long years ago an unassuming mod that started off as a way to make tech 1 only battles balanced, that took its name from a small private LAN party that also happened at around the same time, would still be alive and releasing! (I use the term releasing loosely as in those 5 years there have so far been only 6 public releases.) But yes! Today marks the 5 year anniversary that the first entry in the BrewLAN change log was dated. (I say dated not created, because the second entry starts with the words Created Changelog.)

Added the Pidgeon, UEF Tech 1 Light Gunship to the game.

It even comes with the adorable misspelling of 'Pigeon'. (*Shakes fist at sky* CURSE YOU PIDGEY!!!) At 5 years old the changelog is now 1311 lines long; 193 of which have been added since the last public release version 0.4.4 beta. To commemorate this event, I give you the video that someone linked to me last night that made me check how old the mod was for the sake of replying to said link, without which this Birthday message would have never happened. I give you a fan made trailer for BrewLAN:

Incidentally the 5 year anniversary of the BrewLAN ModDB page, and the first ever public download release of BrewLAN, is coming up on 13th October. I will commemorate the occasion with an all new public release! The long awaited BrewLAN version 0.5 beta.

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BrewLAN 0.4.4 beta

BrewLAN 0.4.4 beta

Jan 5, 2014 Full Version 25 comments

BrewLAN version 0.4.4 beta. Doesn't require BlackOps Icon support. Stuff. There are an entire two new things since the last version. One of them is big.

BrewLAN 0.4.3 Beta

BrewLAN 0.4.3 Beta

Aug 15, 2013 Full Version 19 comments

BrewLAN version 0.4.3 beta. Released partially as a hot-fix, as this version corrects the BlackOps Unleashed incompatibility. Installation should be pretty...

BrewLAN 0.4 beta

BrewLAN 0.4 beta

Nov 2, 2012 Full Version 22 comments

At long last, after two and a half years, a release. BrewLAN 0.4 beta. Remove any older versions of BrewLAN before installing. Requires BlackOps Global...

BrewLAN 0.3 beta

BrewLAN 0.3 beta

May 27, 2010 Full Version 5 comments

BrewLAN 0.3 beta. Now with full language support for German and English. Remove any older versions of BrewLAN that you may have before installing. Still...

BrewLAN 0.2.9 beta

BrewLAN 0.2.9 beta

Feb 14, 2010 Full Version 0 comments

The second beta release of BrewLAN (version 0.2.9b). Still requires the Global Icon Support mod. Delete any older versions of BrewLAN before installing...

BrewLAN 0.2 beta

BrewLAN 0.2 beta

Oct 13, 2009 Full Version 0 comments

The first beta of the BrewLAN mod (version 0.2b). Requires the Blackops Global Icon Support mod. Unfinished alpha stage units are visible in the cheat...

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metronom1944 Sep 16 2014, 7:39am says:

Is this mod/community alive? Shall I translate in my language? Won't take long but need to know if it's worth the time

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Balthassar Sep 16 2014, 8:09am replied:

There is a big update planned for release in under a months time. 5 year anniversary of the first ever public download release.

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metronom1944 Sep 16 2014, 8:11am replied:

Then I guess it's worth the time, I guess you will have an Italian version one day... :)

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Balthassar Sep 19 2014, 1:30pm replied:

I should mention that strings_db.lua that I linked in the summary is continually updated with things that will be in the next version, so you might want to note which revision you started with and watch the diffs.

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Oaks Aug 30 2014, 6:27pm says: Online

Happy anniversary Balthy!
Oaky dokey out.

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Balthassar Aug 3 2014, 10:35am replied:

I hate to give the "When its done" answer, but that's the best I can give at the moment.

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ARMofORION Jul 4 2014, 1:30am says:

Anyone else having issues with the new Scathis? Mine doesn't seem to want to fire.

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Oaks Jun 24 2014, 8:05am says: Online

It will be mobile T3 SMD for everyone?
The new Sera T3 MSMD looks exactly like standard T2 MML Ythisah.
Could it be possible to give it for example Othuums chassis,eventually?
In Seraphim language its name would be Hethisioz.
Where "Heth" means ground, "Ythis" means TML and "ioz" means countermeasure. Or it could be Yhtisatha as "missile shield".
If "Ythis" is a missile launcher, then "Ah" would be mobile.
But the name "something-ah" really doesnt add up.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is that Brewlan gives me some graphical glitches, where factories,T2,T3 structures suddenly have its subsoil textures looking like red/black chessboard.Lazy to give screenshot.

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