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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1l2Hawk Jan 3 2009, 5:51am says:

This mod is the only reason I bought 2142... great work here guys!

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TALON_UK Jan 2 2009, 11:29am says:

Don't forget to vote for your favorite Star Wars mod for Battlefield 2142.

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soul1239 Dec 31 2008, 6:15pm says:

GREAT work on this mod! I've been meaning to play for years but just finally got bf2142.

Could you please point me to the IP for the Saturday community games? I'd like to play this mod but no one seems around when I join. I'll look again towards 22-02 GMT, it sounds like most of the players are in the EU.

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UKWF-Johnlocke666 Jan 1 2009, 7:35am replied:

Community game is always on this server
If your'e new to the mod make sure you have unchecked every box apart from Same Mod in the First Strike server list

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UKWF-Johnlocke666 Jan 2 2009, 4:47am replied:

in fact here is a link for all the First Strike servers

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Nathanius Dec 30 2008, 11:09pm says:

I have a question, i downloaded the 1.4 install and it works great, right up until you choose a spawn point...

My mouse cursor isn't displayed when that comes up, I can hit escape to get into the main menu and it comes back, going back into the select spawn point screen makes the mouse cursor vanish again.

Any ideas?

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The_camper Jan 3 2009, 1:35pm replied:


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neko Dec 31 2008, 2:02pm replied:

It could be a faulty install. Try reinstalling First Strike.

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kisshead Dec 28 2008, 6:46pm says:

when i first dl this mod and i join a server it says this server dosent support unmodified content and it kicks me out WTH it didnt do this before in the earlier versions of this mod can u help me. and i did go through the launcher

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neko Dec 29 2008, 7:03am replied:

Are you on Vista? If so try running the Launcher as an administrator. If that doesn't work, try deleting the zip files fsbuild_1001 to _1004 in your Battlefield 2142\Mods folder, then running the Launcher and updating again. If you still can't get it to work, stop by our forum on and we'll try to help you there

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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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