First Strike is a Star Wars total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. The goal of First Strike is to totally immerse the players into the amazing universe of Star Wars by presenting the most accurate representations of famous Star Wars locales, weapons, and characters, and combining them with exciting, fast paced gameplay and features new to the Battlefield scene. Within this mod you'll find yourself as a soldier of the Galactic Empire or as a freedom fighter for the Rebel Alliance. You'll fight across lovingly detailed recreations of various Star Wars locations with a wide array of weapons and vehicles.

With the Rebel Alliance growing stronger every day and the Empire spread thin as it is, it's no longer a battle of technological might, but simply a matter of who strikes first...

Features include:

  • Famous Star Wars battles
  • An extremely authentic atmosphere
  • Dozens of Star Wars weapons, vehicles, and soldiers
  • Space battles!
  • Online multiplayer for up to 64 people
  • Co-op & Singleplayer Bot support on a growing number of maps
  • Persistent stat tracking

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8 comments by TALON_UK on Apr 12th, 2014


This is just a quick update to address a few issues that have been thrown up by recent events. First up as the title of this post states, we must say goodbye to GameSpy at the end of May. This will have an effect on many games with a multiplayer component as a lot of them used the GameSpy facility to gain access to servers. This unfortunately includes our base game BF2142. Exactly what this means for us as a mod for that game is still unclear. Sure First Strike has a strong singleplayer component, but it is intended primarily as a multiplayer game. So we'll have to look into the ramifications of what effect this has on us, and whether there is a way to circumvent the need for the GameSpy server facility and keep our ability to be a server based multiplayer game.

In addition to this our forum server provider just closed down resulting in our forum being down for a few days. Some people I think have panicked (due to the timing) thinking that just with the news of GameSpy going down that the mod instantly died from the shock or something. Rest assured this is not the case. Our forums are now back up hosted from another location.

Though to be fair this fear is understandable to some extent, as things have been quite quiet at First Strike towers for the last few weeks. After the flurry of intense development time getting FS 1.6 out the door we have had a few issues which have hampered development lately, seems if it is not one thing it is something else. However we are still working on it and will soon be getting updates out to you which will tweak the latest map released from the mod for balance, and soon release the additional map which was promised as a 1.6 release map. Below are a few shots of some of the last assets being developed for this map to add just a little more polish and familiar authenticity to the new environments that you'll get to battle in.

Imperial Security Station  Imperial Security Station
Imperial Security Station  Security Holocam

Something which hasn't helped though is the relatively low numbers of players about lately. If you want to see more, come out on-line and support us and get on the server and have a few games. Nothing encourages us to continue work like seeing a good full First Strike server, but s imilarly nothing is less encouraging than seeing empty servers not long after a new release. Head on to the Rebel Defiance server on Sundays at 8pm BST (British Summer Time) for your best chance to catch people in game.

As for future releases of content for First Strike, these are uncertain times, it will all depend on the level of support the mod recieves, and of course what the closure of GameSpy means for us as a multiplayer mod. Hopefully we'll hear something positive on that front. Lets just get all the games in that we can until we find out.

Until then...

See you on the Battlefield Troopers!

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First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

Feb 14, 2014 Full Version 7 comments

First Strike 1.6 full installer. Rather than having to install FS 1.5 and then update to 1.6, this new release will give you access to all of the content...

New First Strike Launcher Installer

New First Strike Launcher Installer

Feb 6, 2014 Patch 8 comments

New Launcher to be used with First Strike mod. New improved launcher to provide faster update downloads. Can be used to update a current First Strike...

First Strike 1.5 Full Installer

First Strike 1.5 Full Installer

Aug 26, 2010 Full Version 40 comments

Full installer for the new release of First Strike including two new maps, and new singleplayer and co-op support.

First Strike 1.5 Server Files

First Strike 1.5 Server Files

Aug 25, 2010 Server 0 comments

Server files to go along with the version 1.5 client. Only required if you intend to run a server.

First Strike v1.4 Full Installer

First Strike v1.4 Full Installer

Dec 23, 2008 Full Version 31 comments

Full installer for the new release of First Strike including three new maps.

First Strike v1.3 Server Files for BF2142 v1.5

First Strike v1.3 Server Files for BF2142 v1.5

Oct 12, 2008 Server 3 comments

Server files to go along with the version 1.3 client patch.

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bontanel Apr 20 2014, 1:27pm says: Online

which version do i need?

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yone Apr 14 2014, 4:43am says:

I saw on twitter that dice is working on an averhaul for those battlefield games.

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TALON_UK Apr 14 2014, 12:30pm replied:

Here's the link to news on what EA are planning to do about it...

Not sure about the DICE news. How do you mean an overhaul? Changes to the games themselves, or something to do with allowing them to function without the need for GameSpy?

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yone Apr 14 2014, 2:32pm replied:

I meant allowing servers still running without gamespy support.

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FekLeyrTarg Apr 13 2014, 4:19pm says:

Looks like our only hopes are Hamachi and Gameranger. That is, if Gameranger will add support for the remaining BF-games as well.

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TALON_UK Apr 13 2014, 2:39pm says:

Jumping on the Rebel Defiance server for a couple of games in around half an hour if anyone's up for it.

See you there.

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Deaths_Head Apr 10 2014, 7:40pm says:

Is there a way to install this with the Origin version of 2142? Cause I just bought it for $0.99 but I know some mods don't work with games linked to Origin.

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TALON_UK Apr 11 2014, 10:11pm replied:

Hi Death's Head. First Strike works fine with the Origin version of BF2142, so you should be all good to go.


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s0vi3t_on1on Apr 10 2014, 1:09pm says:

I remember being a Star Wars nerd when I was younger, it's time to experience this universe again, only this time it is in FPS view!

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Gangstaboy Apr 13 2014, 1:22pm replied:

can you please help me? must 1.55 be removed before installing 1.6? thanks!

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Great mod! It can even be considered an actual game! Just wish more people would play it online...

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