SoGE is a Star Wars Total Conversion for SoaSE: Rebellion with it's roots in the Homeworld 2 mod Star Wars: Warlords which features the two primarily sides of the Galactic Civil War, the Clone Wars, and the Yuuzhan Vong War. The current public version works for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.90 and, with or without, all DLC. Rated #6 players choice in MOTY 2014. An editors choice in MOTY 2015.
Sins of a Galactic Empire 4.9.0 (946392c) release for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.82, a Star Wars total conversion mod for Sins of a Solar Empire
Sins of a Galactic Empire (SoGE) 946392c release for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.82+
A Star Wars total conversion mod for Sins of a Solar Empire
The whole mod is around 2.2 GB in size, when extracted
Extract the contents of the zip file to your sins mod directory
Example for windows XP C:\Documents\\My Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Mods-Rebellion v1.X
Example for Vista/Win 7/Win 8 C:\Users\\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Mods-Rebellion v1.X
Next, before installing the mod proper, one must enable the Large Address Flag on Sins' exe.
This is is required for SoGE to work, or else it will not function correctly. This will not interfere with your ability play with other people (i.e. a person without an LAA exe can play with someone who has an LAA exe), nor does it break any rules set out by Stardock or Steam.
Step by step instructions:
1) Open "Large Address Aware.exe".
2) Select "Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe" to modify (click on the "..." button to browse). It can be found in the following folder:
...\Steam\steamapps\common\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion
3) Check the box specifying that you want to make the game large address aware.
4) Click on save to save the changes.
Full credit for this program goes to FordGT90Concept of Techpowerup.com
To activate the mod, open the EnabledMods.txt file present in the previously mentioned folder and edit the file like so (this can be copy-pasted in):
enabledModName "SoGE 946392c"
The blank line must be present in order for the game to read the EnabledMods.txt file correctly.
An editted version of EnabledMods.txt has been provided with the mod; these instructions are here in the event that the provided file is lost.
The mod should be working fine if the only races you can select are Star Wars races. If this is not the case you have not properly installed the mod in your mods folder.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE INGAME MODS OPTION PAGE TO ENABLE THE MOD, THIS OFTEN RESULTS IN A CRASH AND IS KNOWN TO CAUSE INSTABILITY.
SoGE also has several addons available for it, which introduce various changes to the mod. Included in the main download is the "Squad Size Reduction" addon, which condenses all fighter squadrons into having a single super fighter and edits anti-fighter abilities to reflect that change. This addon was created primarily to reduce lag, for both singleplayer and multiplayer matches.
To install an addon, one must once again edit EnabledMods.txt, and place the addon above the main mod in the list like so:
enabledModName "SoGE Addon - Squad Size Reduction"
enabledModName "SoGE 946392c"
Evillejedi (Models, textures, ship stats)
Lavo (Ship stats, abilities, tech tree work, rigging, interface icons)
NovaCameron (Planets; models, textures, and stats)
Psychoak (Abilities and tons of debugging [1.0E would have taken another year without his help])
Warb_Null (Models, textures)
Maxloef (Models, textures, particles, sounds, skyboxes)
Ludo Kreesh (SW Music, UI, interface icons)
Zoommooz (Tech tree additions/editting)
Evaders (Swrebellion.com Web support and general debugging)
Chimaera (Ship stats)
sloosecannon (Coding, general debugging)
Ozwolf (Interface icons)
Pedro (SW Music)
Many many beta testers, many who didn't do a damn thing, thanks to those that gave us valuable feedback!
GoaFan77 (Modeling, texture, and ability assistance, mainview icons, and other insight)
Burntstrobe (All planet textures in the mod, save for the Acid and Gas Giant planets)
myfist0 (Modeling and texture assistance and other insight)
Republic at War team (Ecumenopolis+Rusty textures, Advanced Droid Bomber model/skin)
RC-1290 'Dreadnaught' (Shield impact shader, bloom/star shaders)
Snowba11 (All of the premade maps; save Interconnected/Interconnected Trio)
Mick666 (Re-scaling of most premade maps, creating and contributing to the SoGE wiki)
NomeMD (Sentinel model and icons)
Nomada_Firefox (Created the Endurance's mesh from EJ's Nebula SD)
the50first (Getting IA2/RaW's Malevolence's textures to work in SoGE, and help with the VSD II model)
Arvis Taljik (Malevolence's textures)
KrdaxDrkrun (A number of particles in this mod originate from his mod TotalEffects)
Egosoft (Skybox textures)
ZombiesRus5, harpo99999, soviet.belldandy (Various tools and code repositories which helped speed things up alot)
Valpheus (Experimental Exhaust Colour Mod; removing team colors from exhaust)
MrPhildevil (Interface icons)
husker98 (A few maps built off of Snowba11's large galaxy map)
Drone04 (Mon Calamari Heavy Carrier, Rejuvinator's original concept art)
AdamKop (Rothana Battleship's original render)
Valpheus (Vasari Deep Voice mod)
dolynick, Uzii (dolynick's Galaxy Mod was integrated at one point in time, some remnants are still around)
Probably some other people we are missing, thanks.
Moddb forum Moddb.com
Moddb page Moddb.com
Steam community page Steamcommunity.com
Sins forum Forums.sinsofasolarempire.com
IRC #SoGE @ irc.coldfront.net
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.82+
If you are new to SoGE, or feel somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer amount of different types of planets present, fire up the "Planet Sampling" map to get a feel for the mod's variety.
This release is a compiled version of Git rev 946392c, there are newer builds on the Git repo, these are further developed than 946392c.
This release contains fully playable factions for the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, Confederacy of Independent Systems, Galactic Republic, New Republic, and Yuuzhan Vong Empire.
Since it is a total conversion this mod does not contain the stock races (Advent, Vasari, TEC), this decision is driven by the hardcode limits imposed by the Iron Engine and by eliminating them makes the mod much more stable. If you want Star Wars races with the standard Sins races check out Star Wars: Interregnum at Moddb.com
If you would like to participate in the development of the mod we can definitely use your help!
However we are looking for skilled individuals to help with the mod; riggers, modellers, skinners, and UI/icon art work. Please contact Lavo on moddb or post on the development forum if you feel that you can help us. If you would like to participate in beta testing the mod please refer to this paste: Pastebin.com
Check the moddb page for updates on news, new content or official patches.