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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Pavel21RuS Feb 9 2014, 12:55pm says:

make sure that the installation disk battlefield 2142 be present

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Twigs Feb 9 2014, 1:02pm replied:

If you have patched BF2142 to 1.51 you don't need an installation disk. Or is the mod telling you that you need one? If so, try using the new mod launcher from the news post above.

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Twigs Feb 9 2014, 10:36am says:

Been asked about setting up a FirstStrike server a couple of times. If there are people still interested, post over on the FirstStrike forums.
In a nutshell however, all you need to do is get a BF2142 server up and running then choose one of these options:

a) Download the FirstStrike 1.5 server files and follow the readme in there, the server files include their own server update which will download and install any updates for you automatically each time you restart the server:

b) Copy your firststrike installation folder from your computer somehwere, eg desktop. Go through it and remove any zip file which ends in client, including those in the objects folder and from each level folder. Upload it to your server in to the BF2142 mods folder. More info can be found here:

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TALON_UK Feb 9 2014, 6:19am says:

Heh, we're at number one as the most popular mod today on ModDB? How'd that happen? Hope that translates into a shedload of players on-line.

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Wulfburk12 Feb 9 2014, 1:53pm replied:

guess all we players needed was some love in form of a update! :D

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TALON_UK Feb 9 2014, 2:24pm replied:

Indeed, well I hope we see you for a couple of games tonight. See you then.

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Twigs Feb 8 2014, 1:27pm says:

I shall be on the server from around 2000 GMT all being well for those that want to join me. I have also set the server map list to play every single map in 32p size, remember though there are only 16 slots available. Bigger maps to run around though ;)

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deltacommandos Feb 8 2014, 6:08am says:

Btw, I was browsing through facebook and I've seen that FS doesn't have a facebook (fan)page. Any signs of making one? :O
Maybe we could boost the popularity by having one... What's your take on it?

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TALON_UK Feb 8 2014, 8:16am replied:

Good idea, we could do something along those lines, or if a community member wanted to do it we could then officially endorse it.

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Twigs Feb 9 2014, 11:08am replied:


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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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