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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MuchTooLearnUSH
MuchTooLearnUSH Apr 25 2013, 12:59pm says:

A good initial release...looking forward to future versions!

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar May 1 2013, 7:10pm replied:

Thanks! I'm thinking about how much I want to add before hitting 1.0...I don't have as much free time as I used to although I still might add the last planned minor faction.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber Jun 10 2013, 1:05pm replied:

The Invids, a coalition of pirates ed by ex-Moff Leonia Tavira would be a great addition to the mod.

Ex-Moff Leonia had the allegiance of several Jensaarai warriors: formidable force wielding warriors who were able to shield ships and units from detection using the force.

Mentioned in the book: "I, Jedi" by Michael Stackpole. The Invids were eventually disrupted by Corran Horn and Luke Skywalker.

Starwars.wikia.com

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jun 14 2013, 12:09pm replied:

Interesting although not a lot of information seems available on them. The only confirmed type of ships they have are the Invidious and those "Clutch" fighters. My concern with including them would be having too many pirate factions.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Apr 14 2013, 4:22pm says:

For everyone who had problems downloading 0.91, I've posted an alternate download link as a comment on the 0.91 patch download page.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Apr 7 2013, 2:53pm replied:

On which GC? Also, I would highly recommend starting GCs at their default starting level; otherwise, some of the XML scripts will not work as intended.

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minhgiapss
minhgiapss Apr 6 2013, 10:54am says:

i can't download on gamefront can anyone up another mirror ? (sorry because i now realy good in english )

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Apr 7 2013, 2:52pm replied:

Seeing as the Gamefront is becoming a problem for a number of users, I'll be uploading PvM to another mirror soon.

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Thread
Thread Jan 22 2013, 1:19pm says:

Not all mandalorians are human.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jan 22 2013, 2:18pm replied:

Who said they are?

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Thread
Thread Jan 24 2013, 10:42am replied:

Well the models of the armor is human mandalorians armor style so I just assumed they were human.

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Mogenar Creator
Mogenar Jan 29 2013, 12:48pm replied:

A lot of species in Star Wars are humanoid and could thus wear similar armor. Truth of the matter is, I'm using what models are available.

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