Tyranny starves in the absence of consent. Phoenix Rising is not an organization so much as it is a thought – a conscious choice to oppose the New Order. What if enough disparate beings have this thought that it sparks a movement, six months into the Empire?

The answer to that question plays out in the course of this total conversion. In a time where the Empire's grip on the galaxy is still tenuous, take command of early Rebel luminaries or the Emperor's closest advisors in an epic struggle to define a galaxy still smoldering from the Clone Wars.

Assemble your faction's war machine from dozens of asynchronous lines, then augment it with hundreds of potential upgrades. Transform aspiring heroes into legends to provide intangible leadership to your military and government. Leverage entire planets and civilizations to their greatest potential through base building. Then, when everything is in place, plot your conquest vector.

This is a four-decade strategic simulation of warfare across 120,000 light-years.

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v2.0 Changelog

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Below is a summary of changes to v2.0, as well as notes regarding what will be included in the demo version, coming soon(tm)

General

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  • Rewritten AI to be more intelligent and challenging
    • AI now has some factional differences in style
    • AI will correctly build units and structures based on its planetary bonuses
    • Improved AI in tactical mode
  • Rebalanced tech trees
  • Functional CSA faction (full release only)
  • Sweeping optimization improvements
    • Addition of “light” campaign options for those who prefer high performance
  • Many quality-of-life improvements
    • Tooltips for all units contain all the statistic information you need
    • Improved advisor hints to introduce you to the mod’s features
    • Building and shipyard tooltips tell you what they can produce
    • Improved research display
  • Difficulty levels:
    • Easy: AI gets 10% fewer credits and takes 10% longer to build units
    • Normal: AI is exactly on par with the player
    • Hard: AI gets 10% more credits, takes 10% less time to build units, and units have 20% more damage, 20% more health, and 25% more shields.

Galactic Mode

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  • Rewritten galactic conquests (Demo featured: Operation Skyhook)
  • All hyperspace travel now done via hyperlanes, with bonus speed and income from different sizes of route
  • Starships now cost population proportional to their crew requirements
  • Complete overhaul of planet locations, bonuses, and abilities
    • Planets now provide population carefully calculated from their statistics
    • Bonuses are rebalanced and clarified with improved tooltips
    • Planet info screens notify you of environmental or population conditions that affect production
  • Many new planets added
  • Overhaul of planet icons and base level display
  • New planet textures
  • Over 50 new ground maps for v2.0, many new space maps
  • Restoration of classic EAW sandbox missions (full release only, not demo)
  • Rebalanced freighters

Skirmish Mode

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  • Both land and space skirmish are available (though land skirmish is still unfinished for the CSA)
  • Space skirmish has been completely rebalanced to be more of a competitive experience
    • Units build faster and are cheaper
    • Income scales better with station level
    • Unit costs and build times balanced per unit and per unit class
  • AI greatly improved compared to v1.2

Space Combat

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  • New armor/shield/damage system for space combat, bringing it in line with our ground combat changes from v1.2.
    • Damage is now applied after armor subtraction e.g. laser damage 16 vs armor 12 does only 4 damage to a starship hull.
    • Torpedoes and some other weapons can pierce armor.
    • This means that light craft can barely damage capital ships. All weapons do a minimum of 0.5 damage if armor is equal to or greater than weapon damage.
    • Shields absorb a percentage of damage from incoming fire based on unit class
  • New space units (* = buildable in demo): Lictor-class Dungeon Ship, Providence-class Destroyer*, Belbullab-22 starfighter, Defender Starfighter*, TIE Vanguard, Diamond-class courier ship, Manka-class war Frigate*, G-1A Starfighter, Sheathipede-class Transport Shuttle, YV-100 Light Freighter, YV-330 Light Freighter, YV-929 Armed Freighter
  • Rebalanced starship and starfighter weapons for the new combat system, rewriting thousands of hardpoints
  • Space Colonies are now armed with turbolasers at all levels, and provide minor fire support to defending fleets

Ground Combat

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  • New ground combat bunker system, with many civilian structures available to hide your infantry
  • New ground vehicles (* = buildable in demo): AAT, HMP gunship, MTT, OG-9, S-1 Firehawke*, V-Wing Airspeeder*
  • Improved weather system and atmospheric effects- don’t let infantry get stranded on planets with a Type IV atmosphere!
  • Infantry carry appropriately-modeled weapons in most cases
  • New ground structures: Bank, Listening Outpost

Heroes

  • New hero system with consistent hero ratings and upgrade paths
    • Space heroes now require a flagship to attach to in many cases
  • New heroes (* = playable in demo release): 4-LOM, Adar Tallon, Andoorni Hui, Apailana, Appo, Barrow Oicunn, Bevven*, Blitzer Harrsk, Bror Jace, Clyngunn, Cody, Comeg, Corran Horn, Crueya Vandron, Devlia, Erisi Dlarit, Evir Derricote, Gavin Darklighter, Ghorin, Haashn, Havet Storm, Hurst Romodi*, Kirtan Loor, Kosh Teradoc, Laryn Krefey, Lujayne Forge, Male Dee, Mawsh’iye, Meena Tills, Morteos, Nawara Ven, Odd Ball, Onara Kuat, Ooryl Qrygg, Osted Wermis, Peshk Vrisyk, Ragab, Rhysati Ynr, Riv Shiel, Rojahn, Sander Delvardus, Shaak Ti, Shea Hublin, Talon Karrde, Tensiger*, Terrinald Screed, Thaneespi, Theol Drost*, Treuten Teradoc, Tundra Dowmeia, Uwlla Iillor, Verrack, Zel Johans*, Zsinj, Zuckuss

Operation Skyhook- Demo Release GC

  • Experience the lead-up to A New Hope from both sides of the Galactic Civil War, as told in the Legends universe
  • Selection of missions provide guidance in the early stages of the campaign. The later stages are up to you!
  • Command the Rebel Alliance from hidden fighter bases, striking against Imperial convoys and trying to discover the location of the Death Star construction site
  • Lead the Galactic Empire to victory, protecting the Death Star and crushing the Rebellion across the galaxy
  • The Galactic Empire is recommended for first time players of Phoenix Rising.
v2.0 Demo Bugfixes

v2.0 Demo Bugfixes

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The 2.0 demo has been updated with numerous bugfixes to improve the experience for players. Download it from the files section, and be sure to delete...

v2.0 Demo Coming Soon(tm)

v2.0 Demo Coming Soon(tm)

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As you may or may not be aware, I am still working reasonably regularly on the mod and have got it to a stage where I feel comfortable releasing a focused...

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Phoenix Rising v2.0.1 Demo

Phoenix Rising v2.0.1 Demo

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The 2.0 demo has been updated to 2.0.1 with a set of bugfixes. See the news post on the main page for details.

PR v1.2 64-bit RAM Patch Fix

PR v1.2 64-bit RAM Patch Fix

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This patch is only for users experiencing compatibility or crash issues with Phoenix Rising v1.2 after installing the LucasArts 64-bit OS, 2+ GB RAM patch...

Phoenix Rising v1.2

Phoenix Rising v1.2

Full Version 57 comments

Nearly five years ago, I put out a mini-mod that featured ships with factual armaments and starfighter upgrades. In the time since, my solo project grew...

Phoenix Rising v1.1

Phoenix Rising v1.1

Full Version 21 comments

A year ago, we released the first full version of Phoenix Rising with our take on space combat. In the time since, we've revisited every aspect of the...

Phoenix Rising: Space (v1.0)

Phoenix Rising: Space (v1.0)

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Phoenix Rising: Space is the first full release of the mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes our complete vision of space combat ...

Phoenix Rising: Starfighter Mini-Mod (v0.1)

Phoenix Rising: Starfighter Mini-Mod (v0.1)

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Phoenix Rising is a partial conversion for Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. Our goal is to provide a unique strategic experience within...

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Videogamer13
Videogamer13

Would you add AT-ACT to the Empire?

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evilbobthebob Creator
evilbobthebob

No, because this mod is focused on Legends canon.

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BrokenHopes
BrokenHopes

wont start on 2.1 no instructions on how to get it to work. please provide.

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evilbobthebob Creator
evilbobthebob

Installation instructions are in the file description on the download page.

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Guest
Guest

Just so everyone konws, Steam has updated Empire at War to have a functional multiplayer system. This is only on Steam, so if you don't have the Steam version, it will not work.

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treybone10
treybone10

Another thing I've never tried a Multiplayer GC but a friend and I tried it with this mod. we could only battle eachother made us auto resolve the black sun is that just a stupid game mechanic or the mod?

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evilbobthebob Creator
evilbobthebob

That's just how the game works unfortunately. There's no real multiplayer GC support in the mod currently.

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treybone10
treybone10

i don't know if its possible but is there a way for you to make the mini map represent the actual planets in GC I love the mod but get so stressed out trying to find what is mine and remember where it is lol

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evilbobthebob Creator
evilbobthebob

The minimap does represent actual planets. Unfortunately because the PR galaxy is so large, we have to make the planet markers very small so they all fit in. I suggest pausing regularly and use the D and F keys when selected on a friendly planet to cycle through them.

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Guest
Guest

dang ok Ill just have to chart my own map on a piece of paper no joke I absolutely struggle finding things I'm not the greatest whe nit comes to that

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A solid mod, to put it simply. Instead of aiming for balance, like the vanilla Empire at War did, this mod aims for accuracy according to Star Wars lore. So yes, your Imperial-class Star Destroyer will indeed be stronger than almost any similar cruiser the Rebel Alliance can throw at you. However, that makes it all the more satisfying when that star destroyer is crushed by a more strategically built force. The mod is far from complete, but the team actively works on it and produces quality news…

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