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 150 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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poffin
poffin Jan 9 2015, 1:36am says:

I think you need to make less fighters
game slows way down when the AI haves a ton of fights coming at you

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Adrien_Victus
Adrien_Victus Jan 12 2015, 5:23pm replied:

Lower your settings perhaps? Use smaller fleet settings/maps? Spam anti-fighter ships?

The fighter amounts aren't that bad. And even in big games with massive amounts of fighters the lag isn't all that bad if you have a decent PC.

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Sempronius
Sempronius Jan 8 2015, 9:17pm says:

Would you guys consider adding the ISD I to the Republic, and the Venator to the Empire? Both factions used both ships, and the Republic dosn't have high end capital ships, mostly relying on waves of Venators.

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Jan 9 2015, 1:32am replied:

No and no. Give the Republic the ISD 1 and that's all players will build; you have to use a combination of ships with them, from the Venators for fighter support to the Resolute and/or VSD 1 for firepower. It would also be extremely unbalanced given the Republic's ship production bonuses; with max research a Republic player would be able to utterly overwhelm anyone else.

Giving the Venator to the Empire would be odd seeing how the Empire tried to retire the ship, due to it being a symbol of the Republic and due to it not fitting in with the Tarkin Doctrine; the Venator was used in limited numbers. Plus there would be overlap with both the Escort Carrier and the Vindicator in terms of fleet role, making it rather redundant.

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Meyerm
Meyerm Jan 9 2015, 1:29am replied:

What about the victory-class line star destroyers too?

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turtlesoviet
turtlesoviet Jan 8 2015, 5:45pm says:

Pirates capturing impossible buildings, is this intentional? I often have pirates just straight up capture 4 golan platforms(the maximum amount of platforms btw). I'd think that a puny pirate corvette should not have the equipment nor manpower to capture a gigantic, expensive, and fully armed and operational orbital platform. The thing is a huge orbital defence platform - it's armed with men and is supposed to precisely defend against invaders like pirates.

It's really annoying(not to mention impossible) when I spend a great deal of resources in defence, yet they don't do a damn against pirates.

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Lavo Creator
Lavo Jan 9 2015, 1:34am replied:

This is intentional. Make sure you down those Neutron Star-classes before they get into range!

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Capt.SnuggleBottoms
Capt.SnuggleBottoms Jan 6 2015, 4:18pm says:

Please excuse me if this was posted prior to this, but I wish to build one of the Republic Supercaps, and it states that I am unable to do so due to "this is the wrong supercap build method" what does this mean? and how can I fix it?

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Adrien_Victus
Adrien_Victus Jan 8 2015, 12:46am replied:

Probably that you're trying to build the supercap, the supercap is an ability on the Shipyard 3 after you've researched one of the two options.

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BobMcBobJr
BobMcBobJr Jan 18 2015, 4:11pm replied:

No I've had the same thing. The Praetor builds just fine but the mandator doesn't.

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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…

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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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