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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11 comments by TALON_UK on Dec 7th, 2014

Mod of the Year Awards

Greetings Troopers!

It's that time of the year again, and the ModDB Mod of Year nominations are upon us once more. And this will also be our first MOTY under our new leadership, so let me hand you over to FSDev Dnamro as he lets you know just why First Strike is still a contender, and invites you to go out there and cast your vote for First Strike!

It's been a tumultuous year with EA dropping support for many of their older titles including BF2142 which has effectively killed the First Strike mod as a multiplayer game. However in this past year, the team released the First Strike 1.6 update which featured four brand new maps including the long awaited space boarding map Parmel Invasion, an impressive map which features space combat from cruisers down to starfighters, and for the first time integrates this with FPS infantry action on the same map as soldiers repel boarders and defend the space station at the heart of the map.



In addition to this there was Silver Station, a space based conquest map.

The community map which became Nesmazzda Conflict, which had the added
bonus of being co-op/singleplayer ready right off the bat.

And a little later the prison complex map set on the planet Dathomir.

Unfortunately, by this time most players had abandoned BF2142 as well, resulting in poor turn out. GameRanger managed to save BF2142, but this did not support mods such as First Strike.

With the death of the multiplayer side of the mod, the team decided to join forces with the Battlecry team to develop a free Star Wars game on the Unreal 4 Engine.

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The team has been busy working through the issues of converting First strike to the Unreal 4 Engine. With a 10 year age difference between game engines, there is a lot of updating that has to happen, which makes for a slow process. All the textures have to be redone and many models will have to be updated as well. FSDev TALON has been hard at work in his spare time converting First Strike assets for use in Unreal 4, and has even been working on new material not yet seen in First Strike which will make its debut in the Unreal 4 Engine, and we have a preview for you of this work below.

The First Strike mod, however, lives on as a singleplayer experience, as work-arounds have been found to enable the game to continue with offline support. In fact First Strike is currently being revamped with the focus being on singleplayer with a beta release expected before the end of the year.

There are some exciting developments in the works for First Strike, keep your eyes peeled for the next news update for more on that. But until then, your votes will determine the future of First Strike. So go out and vote, and give us feedback in the forums or on the ModDB site.

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 11 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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Raibert
Raibert Oct 24 2014, 3:01pm says:

How to play this mod ? I installed it, but i can't run it.

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Oct 26 2014, 9:23am replied:

As Dnamro has mentioned below, the cancellation of the EA Master Server makes things difficult as you need to log on to play. However there are ways around it. Disabling your internet to play is one. And as noted below, running BF2142 via Gameranger and then using the community tab to launch First Strike also works.

Here is a link which goes into more detail:

Forums.fsmod.com

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[TFDN]derptrooper
[TFDN]derptrooper Oct 31 2014, 12:38pm replied:

So I can just disconnect my PC from the internet and then I can play?

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Nov 1 2014, 9:27am replied:

Singleplayer mode only (obviously I guess since you're playing off-line), this is just to prevent the need to log in to the now non-existent EA Master Server. When it can't log on it'll ask if you want to play in off-line mode. Apparently you can do this without disconnecting from the internet in some cases, it just takes a few minutes for the game to realise that it can't connect, and then will give you the same option as above. There is also a default account you can get to work if you never had an active account back while the server was still up. There is a link to that somewhere around here too, but you might not need it. Just try off-line first and see what happens.

If you can't launch the mod directly, launch BF2142, and then get into First Strike via the Community tab.

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[TFDN]derptrooper
[TFDN]derptrooper Nov 2 2014, 7:39am replied:

Thanks man :D

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Raibert
Raibert Oct 27 2014, 11:31am replied:

Thx, i will try.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Oct 27 2014, 2:58pm replied:

Be aware, that the First Strike mod only works now in singleplayer. It should be possible to play coop on a LAN, but that has not been tested since the death of BF2142.

Sorry you missed the opportunity to play the mod online, as not all maps were able to be made singleplayer before EA killed BF2142 and we moved onto the Unreal Game engine.

I am working on a big update to First Strike to improve the singleplayer support and add all the best maps from the First Strike Extended Singleplayer mod.

I hope you didn't spend much for the game, because the only way to play it online now is on GameRanger, but unlocks don't work anymore. There are not many decent singleplayer mods available. 2142_SP allows full singleplayer support for all the maps with unlocked weapons and abilities. Titan Lite allows titan gameplay in singleplayer, but the bots can't board the titan Ships - instead they capture the missle silos which attack the Titan ships. The Zombie mod, Omnicide is also a good singleplayer mod.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 16 2014, 10:16pm says:

The internet can also be disabled just for BF2142 to bypass the master account server to play singleplayer by using firewall or security software that can disable internet access to the game. I have finished the singleplayer specific kits. Is there any interest in adding the maps from First Strike Extended for more Single Player support? What about the BF2142 conversion maps?

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moddinman
moddinman Sep 12 2014, 4:12pm says:

I download gameranger and hosted a bf2142 game and it started right up.
I then went to community then custom games and ran first strike. It showed up on the list. From there everything worked fine.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 19 2014, 5:52pm replied:

Is your BF2142 the Origin digital Download or disc version? They are supposed to be compatible and Gameranger reports that they support either version I wonder because I have DVD but am using Origin version.

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moddinman
moddinman Sep 19 2014, 11:31pm replied:

I use the DVD version. On an irrelevant note; gameranger will let me host a game but players will be unable to join it, which is a ****** bummer. Pardon my french.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 20 2014, 12:38pm replied:

Good to know. I thought there was a issue between the Origin download and retail disc versions. Too bad, we were hoping that Gameranger would come through on a workaround that would allow mods, such as Firststrike, to be played online

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 16 2014, 9:50pm replied:

Really? I still get hung up at the BF2142 log in screen when BF2142 restarts with First Strike even with GameRanger running.

+1 vote     reply to comment
moddinman
moddinman Sep 16 2014, 11:41pm replied:

I just did everything the troubleshooting guide said to do if first strike crashes or won't start. I almost gave up. Maybe I got lucky :)

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 12 2014, 7:43am says:

I found a free tool that will easily switch the internet off and on:

Crystalrich.com

You just need to turn the internet off log enough to bypass the master account server and logon with an offline account.

+1 vote     reply to comment
austen1000
austen1000 Sep 12 2014, 12:08pm replied:

Did you see my post below by any chance?

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