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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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.

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austen1000
austen1000 Sep 12 2014, 12:08pm replied:

Did you see my post below by any chance?

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austen1000
austen1000 Sep 11 2014, 6:26pm says:

Actually, you can still play Battlefield 2142 with an internet connection. It just takes some time for it to time out (about 2-3 minutes, maybe a little longer) and ask if you want to start in offline mode. After that, it will detect an internet connection and ask if you want to log in. Just hit cancel and you are good to go. Blocking communications via Firewall may or may not speed this process up.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Sep 17 2014, 7:14am replied:

But turning off the internet does not require a time out wait.

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RADIOSMERSH
RADIOSMERSH Aug 28 2014, 9:01am says:

Big respect from me to the developers for the time they have spent on this beatiful mod, but I have one question: why do you block access to your site from all Russian and Ukrainian IP adresses? I hope this was made not for political prejudices, since I believe everybody here are above politics. I can use proxy, Tor or I2P in order to reach it, of course, but this is not deal.

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Dnamro
Dnamro Aug 29 2014, 6:58am replied:

We don't block any country

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moddinman
moddinman Aug 23 2014, 2:52pm says:

I tried downloading 1.6 and failed. I was downloading at the most only 20kbps. 1.4 gigs should take about an hour. I waited four hours and the download froze at 0kbps. Is something wrong?

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Dnamro
Dnamro Aug 23 2014, 10:24pm replied:

Currently, thanks to EA dropping all support for many games, First Strike will only work in singleplayer with some work arounds. Please go to the forums through www.fsmod.com. We can better assist you there, if your still interested.

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TaShadan
TaShadan Aug 23 2014, 4:36am says:

Looking forward to the Unreal Engine 4 Version!

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Aug 19 2014, 7:16pm replied:

No, the legal agreement regarding developing non-profit Star Wars related content prohibits us from using specific characters such as Vader, Luke & Han etc, but we are allowed to play in that general universe. Lightsabers and Jedi have never been an aspect we 're interested in anyway. With First Strike it is more about the grunts in the trenches, and the pilots and crew of the fleet. Plenty of other Star Wars games deal with Jedi and the other specifically named heroes.

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TALON_UK Creator
TALON_UK Aug 22 2014, 11:12am replied:

We did have a lightsaber in once for a pick up Jedi kit, this was originally out with the Bounty Hunter kit which we released for a limited time as a fun bonus. Since then we have found a place for the Bounty Hunter kit in the proper game, but the Jedi kit was just a bit of fun and wouldn't really fit in with the style of gameplay that First Strike is based around, so it was never seriously considered as a permanent addition.

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