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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23 comments by TALON_UK on Aug 9th, 2014

Greetings Troopers!

We have some major announcements concerning the mod.

First of all, Dnamro is taking over as Dev Team Lead. He has been with the First Strike team since the early days, integrating singleplayer into First Strike and helping out in other areas. Dnamro's love of all things Sci-Fi and his long standing experience with Battlefield Engine Modding makes him an ideal choice.

Second, after a lot of discussion, we have decided that we can no longer continue development for the Battlefield 2142 game engine as a multiplayer game. The Battle of Hoth map was to be the final major release for the mod, but with dwindling player counts for our events, the loss of the Master Account server and with EA no longer supporting or selling the game there is no longer any way to find new players to keep the mod alive. Which means there is no longer any real point/reason for the team to finish Hoth for the BF2142 mod, which is a great shame.

However, that does not mean we are ending First Strike. We are looking seriously at changing games or possibly even developing First Strike as a stand-alone game on one of the newer game engines. Stay tuned. We will be sure to let our fans know when we make a decision.

In the meantime, Dnamro will continue the mod, at least for the time being as a singleplayer mod. In addition to some multiplayer fixes, he had several updates that were not quite ready to release for 1.6 that he wants to finish up. These include navmesh updates and new singleplayer support for some maps. Currently, we are testing new singleplayer kits that don't use the kit customization menu, since it has issues with offline gameplay. The concept is that the kits will be customized based on the type of singleplayer map: Infantry versus Vehicle focused maps. For example, on an infantry only map, the Rebel Heavy Weapons Specialist kit will gain the Packard Mortar Gun as a secondary weapon along with the standard Mk. 1 rifle. While, the Rebel Heavy Weapons Specialist kit for vehicle maps will have a HH15 rocket launcher along with the standard Mk. 1 rifle. This will give the player the ability to 
switch between key weapons on the fly.

The screenshots below illustrate the kit differences in the kit selection menu, adjusted so they show which version of the HWS kit is available on that particular map.

 

Stay tuned, for more information on the First Strike move to a new game engine!

See you out there on the battlefield Trooper!

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First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

First Strike 1.6 Full Installer

Feb 14, 2014 Full Version 9 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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TaShadan
TaShadan Jun 18 2014, 1:09pm says:

With EA dropping support of BF2 and BF2142 is it possible to get a free standalone version in the future? Or is this still illegal although EA gives a **** about their games?

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matcr
matcr Jun 28 2014, 9:16am replied:

Nice idea. Also development shift to AI tweaks and coop maps support and we've got ourselves a best lan-party since battlefront 2 and ut04.

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Guest
Guest Jun 16 2014, 7:23pm says:

my only problem is i cant see my cursor

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jun 18 2014, 11:47am replied:

Digging deep into our archives I found a solution to the missing mouse cursor/pointer problem, though not sure if this is going to help you or not. Back in the day this issue was caused by not having BF2142 bang up to date, it occurred when you didn't have the BF2142 1.5 update installed, updating this fixed the problem, but I have to assume you all have that now. Best bet is to make sure that your BF2142 has all the correct final updates. You can find links to these over on the FSMod forums.

I hope that is of help.

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austen1000
austen1000 Jun 15 2014, 4:16pm says:

I thought the code for mechs wasn't accessible from the BF2 editor, unless you guys somehow gained access to it.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jun 15 2014, 4:51pm replied:

I'm not a coder, so don't know the ins and outs of it, but I do remember that the walker enabling code was one of the key features that lead to us switching up to BF2142. As apparently the solutions they had to come up with via rotational bundles or something to facilitate Walkers in BF1942 for GC was a proper nightmare to implement.

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Devilman.
Devilman. Jun 20 2014, 9:49am replied: Online

The BF2 engine,only allows an object to have a maximum of 26 parts

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austen1000
austen1000 Jun 15 2014, 6:33pm replied:

I just hope a solution comes soon. I really don't want to lose this mod. The Star Wars mod for Battlefield 1942, if i read right, is incomplete. I don't want to go back to Battlefront. A little too simple for my taste, and i am sure the new Battlefront game will lack bots like later Battlefield games (its the reason i don't play any Battlefield past 2, not counting Battlefield 2142, which i only play for First Strike).

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jun 15 2014, 6:55pm replied:

Well that's really nice to hear. It is good to know our hard work is appreciated. As I've said earlier, we as a dev team will look at our options and see where we can go from here. We aim to have some news out on this subject soon.

On another note, I hope the new DICE made Battlefront will be a different animal to the latest Battlefields and not just a Star Wars reskin of that game. I hope they'll take what was good in the original Battlefront, the grittiness of Battlefield, and maybe even take on a little of what we have done over the years and craft something really special.

Time will tell.

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austen1000
austen1000 Jun 16 2014, 6:32am replied:

Sorry, accidentally replied to the wrong comment. My reply is further down on this comment page.

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