This mod catapults Empire at War into 2017. It maintains the game's design philosophy, while adding new units, better graphics, and deeper gameplay.
So, new updates, and new stuff all around.
First: New menu screen, and menu buttons. View original, it looks much better in full screen. I spent more than 15 hours on that screen, but I think it was worth it.
Second: New weapon sounds. Thanks to Afro-yoda-ninja there are new sounds for turbolasers (rebel and imperial lasers each have their own unique turbolaser sound, it's really cool), triple turbolasers (heavier sounding, also unique for both imperial and rebel lasers), the imperial octuple turbolaser (that one booms really hard), and small (fighters), normal (frigates/capitals) and large (capital) ion cannons. This really gives a good new feeling to the game and I really like it.
Third: Cosmetic changes to a lot of the fighters/bombers and other small craft like artillery corvettes, thanks to Farseer they now look a lot better than vanilla.
Fourth: The CG - 273 is now finished and ingame. That is the high tier corellian light cruiser.
And that's about it.