In an alternate timeline where the Battle of Endor did not transpire well for the Rebels, fight for power in a new war as the Black Sun Pirates, Empire, or Mandalorians. Featuring two converted factions, graphical enhancements, new nonplayable factions, GCs, and more.

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3 comments by Mogenar on Dec 14th, 2014

PvM fans,

It's been a while since I've updated this page with any progress on Pirates vs. Mandalorians. With a busy summer job and a hectic school year, finding time to work on PvM has been difficult.

That being said, I've been working tirelessly on PvM when given the chance, and now I present open beta 0.99 to the community.

Why have there been no other updates? 0.99 is going to be the last version of the open beta. I've spent the last few months combing through the mod, adding and finalizing features I desired in the first true release for PvM. Many of these features include scripting changes, hence why few images have been posted in the past few weeks.

So what's been done?

MDUs are back!
PvM 0.99: Mobile Bunker
After largely removing them for bug fixing, MDUs are back in the game and ready for use. Particularly for the Pirates and Mandalorians, MDUs have been overhauled to include more useful and interested options. For example, as the image indicates, Mandalorians can now construct a makeshift bunker anywhere on the battlefield with their MDU.

The Mandalorian tech system works!
Getting the technician system to work properly has been a challenge in its own right, partially due to my learning of more of Empire at War's code as I move along with the PvM project. Finally, however, the technician system works as initially intended, with technicians recruitable from any planet in any order. For more information, check out PvM's tutorial, redone for the changes in 0.99.

A bunch of fixes
Of course, PvM couldn't be properly prepared for a full release without mopping up some bugs. A variety of scripting and text errors have been fixed, including one where minor heroes would respawn (forcing a player to fight all Imperial Warlords on the same planet!).

Removals
Approaching a full release, I've looked back to see if everything in PvM was up to par and mattered for the whole of the mod. To ensure that every aspect of PvM works as intended, a few things were removed. For example, perhaps at least temporarily, Rav Bralor has been removed, as her hero unit design was bland and lacked a well-defined role. In PvM Warzone, the Warlords presence on Mustafar has been temporarily removed, as this was part of an attempted Warlord base in the past that never saw realization. I will probably try to re-implement this base properly after 1.0.

To everyone who has provided feedback and encouragement, thank you. All of you have helped Pirates vs. Mandalorians get to where it is today. The first non-beta release of Pirates vs. Mandalorians will soon be upon us!

On behalf of the PvM Team,
Sith of Steel/Mogenar

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Pirates vs. Mandalorians Open Beta 0.99

Pirates vs. Mandalorians Open Beta 0.99

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Provides numerous changes to gameplay, graphics, etc. in preparation for a full release. See the changelog for more details.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Aug 20 2014, 9:15pm replied:

That would require inventing a new fighter role for Black Sun, and the faction already has several different types of fighters. I'm also not sure if there's a Supa Fighter model out there I could use.

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Bucman55
Bucman55 Aug 16 2014, 4:19pm says:

Are you going to add Prince xizor's skyhook to the mod

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Aug 16 2014, 8:06pm replied:

PvM takes place after the destruction of Falleen's Fist, so no.

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Queshnaba
Queshnaba Jun 23 2014, 5:45pm says:

How is progress Mogenar?

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jul 1 2014, 12:25pm replied:

Haven't made a whole lot lately. I've been working a full-time job for the past month now, hasn't left much time. I'm debating how much more I want to do with PvM...I want the Mandalorian AI optimized (if it isn't already), but other than that, I'm not sure what I'll be doing.

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Queshnaba
Queshnaba Jul 9 2014, 12:23am replied:

Could always add a surprise new planet with new features and perhaps on said planet add another non-playable faction (if it were to fit your new time constraints). Perhaps additional planet specific unique units like the thyferra healer. An example being if the Mandalorians take Kamino they can train clone troopers (because after all they are copied from Mandalorians). If the pirates take Nal Hutta they could get access to cheap hut units? I do not know the feasibility of this but they are simply ideas that I had come up with. In the past you had stated as well for future updates in the comments that you would eventually change the pirate star-base and add a new playable faction as well (once you reached 1.0). The mod is your design friend I personally would like to see it continue but if you cannot you cannot I understand. Good luck with the new job and I hope to hear back soon (one last thing if you have steam my account is Charles Cornwallis in-case you ever want to play this or something else).

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jul 20 2014, 1:07pm replied:

Kamino already has recruitable EMP troopers and carrier Acclamators, so I probably won't add anything else as special units for that planet. I also probably won't do much Nal Hutta stuff because the original design of criminal units...well, they weren't all that useful. As for changing the Pirate starbase, I'd love to, but I haven't found a model for it. The fourth playable faction is still something very much on my mind, but I'd have to decide which one it is.

At the very least, I intend to optimize the AI, and that should be enough for 1.0.

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RockNRollJoe0830
RockNRollJoe0830 Dec 15 2014, 2:41am replied:

I'd like to see the Kamino resurgence

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Templar1400
Templar1400 May 11 2014, 12:34am says:

did i install this wrong or is the empire ment to have no AI period? or is because this is a beta, totally understand if its just a beta thing

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar May 24 2014, 10:16pm replied:

The Empire should have AI. I'll look into it, but it sounds like a possible installation issue.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jun 7 2014, 2:41pm replied:

Which GC is this in?

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