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version 0.4.3, has full language support for English and French, with previously full language support for German (now out of date).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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Deineoma Aug 18 2013, 9:40am says:

will you do a cost fix for the iron curtain of the cybran faction? because this one makes cybran even more overpowered than they were before. maybe some similar shield to the other factions or just increase the mass need to build over 30k

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Balthassar Aug 18 2013, 10:07am replied:

Never thought I'd here someone say the Iron Curtain was OP, if I'm honest. I've always found it massively underwhelming, and a missile magnet. But I'll look into it.

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t2thewiggy Aug 17 2013, 7:46pm says:

beta bugs-the ground around some buildings is a red and black striped square. all uef shields, exp. factory, and t2 energy and mass storage for almost all factions as well as a few others, are showing up as this box on the ground also the button to click for the aeon jammer plane and the uef exp. fac. toggle air are TINY.
suggestions for gameplay- t2 nuke mines from the combat engies are way op
great stuff keep up the good work

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Balthassar Aug 18 2013, 9:51am replied:

Did you put the SCD in the gamedata folder? The tarmac textures are in the SCD file.

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t2thewiggy Aug 19 2013, 3:59pm replied:

that was it. thank you!

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Oaks Aug 17 2013, 12:03pm says:

Sorry about that on TM, Balthy.I didnt noticed the release of 0.4.3
So, congratulations on release and functioning compatibility with BO:U.
And of course, we're glad for your presence.
Diligent work on mod.Summer in UK unsatisfying?
Oh,building a computer set? Burnies also already back from holidays in Greece.Guys and I are pretty impatient for more magic from him also :D
I wonder how Asdrus doin'.

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Balthassar Aug 18 2013, 10:26am replied:

Its funny what was causing the incompatibility with BO:U in the first place; a non-functioning AA weapon there for the sake of a range circle.

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Karchedon Jul 25 2013, 3:49am says:

Will this mod have ai support?

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Balthassar Aug 2 2013, 6:06pm replied:

It has Sorian AI support.

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Balthassar May 5 2013, 7:18am replied:

It was on hiatus while I was slowly building my new computer. More will be coming.

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