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 1.80/1.82+ and all DLC.

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9 comments by Lavo on Sep 18th, 2014

The Old Republic Era


As mentioned awhile ago, back in the past dev diary, it was mentioned that a team was being formed to produce a mod that covers the Old Republic era. It is my pleasure to announce that these plans are now in motion, with work having begun on this project. vader111 has been hard at work rigging a number of our initial slew of models, such as the Interdictor (Leviathan), Centurion, and the Hammerhead.

Leviathan

Further the initial planning and coding of the two primary factions; the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. When it comes to units and technological progression, at this time I can say that it is highly probable that the factions will take elements from both KotOR and TOR; the precise mechanics are being worked on at the moment.

However, we cannot do this alone! Your assistance is needed for this project to ultimately bare fruit. Coders, unit riggers, modellers, skinners, and UI artists, of all skill levels, are amongst the skill set that we need. If you wish to aid us in this endeavor, please contact Crist Seymour, the project's leader, or myself, for more details.

In addition, I will note that, according to plans at this time, the Old Republic factions will in fact be compatible with SoGE proper, even though the Old Republic factions will not be balanced with reference to regular SoGE factions. This means one could do a face off of the Sith Empire versus the Galactic Empire, though the ISD might very well find an equal in the Sith's fleet, or even find itself weaker than it's opponent.

Upcoming Changes to SoGE


While there haven't been a large number of changes since the last version, which was one of the biggest overhauls in the mod's history, a few tweaks and additions have been made since then. The most notable change in the interim has been the overhaul of the Alliance's civilian and defense research trees. As we are all aware, the Alliance did not win the Galactic Civil War through an open and direct confrontation with the Empire; that would have been suicide. Indeed, it was mainly fought through a variety of asymmetrical and propaganda warfare.

Fortunately, Sins has a couple of mechanics that can be used for this purpose, and a flexible buff system that can be used to create new mechanics for players to use. One that people are familiar with, that is already ingame, is culture, and specifically seeing whatever planets are under your culture's influence. The Rebellion will be getting much stronger culture, with spread rates rivaling the Republic's. However, instead of getting military bonuses for fighting in their culture, Alliance culture will cause production debuffs and additional allegiance loss to the enemy planets affected by Rebel propaganda and sympathizers.

Another aspect of the alliance that will be expanded on is intelligence. as alluded to by the research tech named Bothan Spynet, the Rebellion had a vast network of informants and sympathizers around the galaxy, in addition to assistance from some organizations. To that end, the Alliance's Assault Frigate Mk.II has been retooled into an intelligence vessel, giving it a use and purpose. It will have the ability to deploy listening posts, special space mine structures which reveal the gravity well they are placed in, and for a cost, can open an illicit HoloNet connection to allow an Alliance fleet to strike the planet directly. The ship will also be able to detect any enemies jumping to the gravity well it is stationed in, and has the ability to mask itself by scrambling enemy sensors, allowing it to scout and monitor the enemy with ease.

Assault Frigate Mk.II Texture Edit Sentry Ingame
Assault Frigate Mk.II and a listening post.

Even with this, that is not everything that is new regarding the Rebel scum. They also will be able to fortify their planets more easily, due to being able to acquire defenses for cheaper, and more of them atop that. This however comes with a cost. Owing to the need for secrecy, the lack of clearly established territory, laws, and in some areas leadership, the Alliance's economy is the weakest of all six factions. Use your intelligence, entrenchment, and Mon Calamari durability wisely.

One other notable change that has occurred in the interim has been a reworking of Discord Missiles, also known as buzz droids, based on a suggestion by RustyNinja. One of the most powerful tools in the CIS arsenal, it has been adjusted to not be as overwhelming as it currently is. For engine and weapon debuffs, rather than being a flat out disabling, they now cause weapon cooldown and engine speed/acceleration debuffs, which both stack indefinitely. This has a very similar effect, though now individual ships are not absolutely locked down. In addition, as these are now percentage based debuffs, Supercaps are now affected by Discord Missiles, however they will suffer from a much lesser debuff than capital ships and frigates, and have a stacking limit.

Let's Play!


Something that I haven't given enough attention to is the number of Let's Play videos that have been put out for SoGE. That said, let's watch a few of them, shall we?

To start we have a new game started by fellow Sins modder, Gul Dukat! This isn't his first video either, here's his previous incarnation as an Imperial officer.

Next we have a multiplayer match featuring CaptainShack, Gul Dukat, and hijinks ensure. Here's part 2 and part 3, respectfully.

Last up we have MasterofRoflness with a game as the Empire, and also functioning as a walkthrough of this faction.

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Sins of a Galactic Empire - Addons Pack

Sins of a Galactic Empire - Addons Pack

Jul 16, 2014 Patch 44 comments

Welcome to the addons pack for Sins of a Galactic Empire. Unless otherwise stated, this is compatible with the latest version of SoGE.

SoGE Hotfix - 8a75ab7

SoGE Hotfix - 8a75ab7

Jul 15, 2014 Patch 44 comments

This hotfix fixes several issues in the prior public release. To install, extract to your mod directory and overwrite when prompted.

SoGE 946392c release for SOASE Rebellion 1.82

SoGE 946392c release for SOASE Rebellion 1.82

Jul 2, 2014 Full Version 149 comments

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

OUTDATED - Sins of a Galactic Empire - Addons Pack

OUTDATED - Sins of a Galactic Empire - Addons Pack

Dec 1, 2013 Other 23 comments

Welcome to the addons pack for Sins of a Galactic Empire. Unless otherwise stated, this is compatible with the latest version of SoGE. This contains the...

OUTDATED - SoGE R1114 release for SOASE Rebellion

OUTDATED - SoGE R1114 release for SOASE Rebellion

Nov 22, 2013 Full Version 309 comments

Sins of a Galactic Empire (SoGE) R1114 release for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.80+; a Star Wars total conversion mod for Sins of a Solar Empire.

Galaxy Forge Editor + Ludo Kreesh's Icon Pack

Galaxy Forge Editor + Ludo Kreesh's Icon Pack

Feb 3, 2013 Mapping Tool 12 comments

Fully equipped Galaxy Forge (Rebellion only) ready to make maps for SoGE and Novus Universum.

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drakonic
drakonic Feb 16 2013, 10:31pm says:

does this work for SoaSE 1.37?

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Feb 16 2013, 11:08pm replied:

This is such a stupid question that I'll just mock you for asking it, can you even read?

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Feb 16 2013, 6:44pm replied:

Redownload the mod. If CORE is dumping it means you have a corrupted installation or download.

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VVVVBBBB
VVVVBBBB Feb 16 2013, 8:28am says:

why when my friend connect he get kicked and game says we have different mod versions ? how to fix ?

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Feb 16 2013, 6:43pm replied:

Both of you have to ensure you have the same mod order in your EnabledMods.txt file. If you have the same order and are getting this, both of you should redownload the mod.

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VVVVBBBB
VVVVBBBB Feb 16 2013, 4:08am says:

In the next patch can you guys reduce neutrals protecting world because i hada game where i had only one world connected with my capital planet and it was protected by 18 drednoughts and many small ships! How ?

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Feb 16 2013, 6:44pm replied:

No, we will not do this. Some planets have large militias because they truly are game changers.

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dread1511
dread1511 Feb 15 2013, 6:22pm says:

this mod is so fun aand i love it. Super fast pase if you play with at least med ai also watch out and thanks for te dps on frigates man the ai was spaming them on anything over normal and were dam near unbeatable thanks for all your hard work it must of taken for ever to fix the astriod numbers i tryed but i couldnt find the file for it i want to do that to all planets on some other mods i dont have time to game much so fastr pace game play like yours really allows me to even play games i thank you and all your helpers friends and family for your continued work and understanding from family for this one cus my wife hates it when i try to mod files for better game play you guys are awesome

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ConstantinoP.
ConstantinoP. Feb 15 2013, 12:24pm says:

Thank you for the response Lavo, but there is no need to apologize. Thank you for all of the work you already put into this mod.I did not realize that the ships were rescaled, I just thought that the engagement ranges were reduced.

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Feb 15 2013, 9:04am says:

As of the next patch, the VSD-II has removed from Republic for balance purposes. Originally, the VSD-II was put in to serve as an all-rounder which had cruiser ion blast. Now, with the addition of the Rothana, this role is now filled by two ships, and I've been seeing that the Republic is simply a little too capable with VSD-II in some MP matches, where often the VSD-II and Bayonet forms the bulk of Republic fleets. Plus, the VSD-II was only put into production after the formation of the Empire, and thus it does not fit canonly.

In addition, frigates across the board will be getting a rate of fire reduction. In their current form, 22+ combat frigates (Bayonet, Neb-B, etc) will simply dominate any early game fleet, save more frigate spam, as two-three volleys will take down any single capital ship, something that has been rather exploited by human players. After this nerf, the frigates will still retain their powerful DPS, but simply will not be the dominating unit that they are now.

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Highest Rated (24 agree) 7/10

I have to give it a seven. While the mod most certainly looks nice, it's scale, both visually and gameplay-wise, doesn't work well in Sins. All costs have been increased and so has resource collection, but they feel harder to control as a result. As for the appearance, all the systems appear to have been scaled up in size and the ships scaled down. I would have preferred the game to have more of a vanilla Sins feel than it has now because it makes you feel more involved when you can see your ships…

Feb 17 2012, 12:25pm by OseronPhaer

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The ships look glorious, but all we needed was few tweaks to the game mechanics, not a complete overhaul (which has subsequently nearly broken the game). The economy is quite frustrating. I don't even see the point in the changes. The vanilla game has a really well balanced economy, not one where I have an infinite supply on one thing and the tiniest trickle of another. Bring back fleet supply and command to what it was, bring back the same income and distribution of the original asteroids, and…

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