Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy is a total conversion set in the Star Wars galaxy after the Original Trilogy. The first release will feature the New Republic and Imperial Remnant, with more factions coming after that. For more information, see the mod's wiki.

...Ascendancy 0.9 Release...

The Emperor has fallen, and the Empire is in shambles after their defeat at Endor. Can the Rebel Alliance, now reformed as the fledgling New Republic, re-establish the traditions of the old Republic and restore peace or will the Empire manage to unite under a strong leader to once again impose order over a lawless galaxy?

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...Features of Ascendancy 0.95...
Play as the New Republic or Imperial Remnant, each with unique ship rosters, abilities, playstyles and tech trees.
Conquer the Star Wars Galaxy on several new maps with various configurations, featuring several new planet types and canon planet placements.
Completely redesigned UI, and overhauled graphical effects.
Several overhauled and all-new gameplay mechanics, ship systems degrading with damage, and the ability to entirely destroy planets.

For a full new-user guide (don't expect to do everything the same as in Sins) and more in depth information on ship rosters, see the wiki. There's still a ton of information we're working on adding, so it'll become more useful as we go. We also have a board to help people who want to play Ascendancy online to organize games with other players, which you can find here. Keep in mind, this is a beta version and the primary purpose of it is to test features, tweak as needed and to help with balancing (which is currently still very much in progress) so please post any issues you encounter, suggestions, or feedback you may have on our forums.

Before playing the mod to increase stability, also enable Large Address Aware to bypass Sins' 2GB memory limit issues. LAA is included in the download, simply open it, set the mode to basic, find your Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe file and click the box to enable large address aware, then save. This only needs to be done once, so if you have already done it for other mods you can skip this step.

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...Ninth Anniversary...

Although the mod is nowhere close to resembling what it was in the early days, today marks the 9th anniversary of the creation of Thrawn's Revenge. I originally set out with the sole purpose of adding Thrawn as a playable hero in Empire at War, before Forces of Corruption was even a thing, and the project quickly grew (and sometimes shrank) from there. We on the dev team for both mods would like to thank everyone for their continued support in these last nine years; without it, we'd be nowhere near what we are today.

That being said, I'm sure you're more interested in what's going on with each mod than the fact that if the mod were a person in Canada or the United States (and elsewhere) it would be in the fourth grade, so we're going to do a joint update. If you're only interested in one, just read that part. We won't be offended.

...Imperial Civil War 2.2...

We've made a few changes from the 2.2 announcement; instead of adding the Galactic Civil War scenario, we're focusing on cleaning up and expanding within the current timeline and constraints of the mod. The primary goal is to clean up and finalize the Empire of the Hand and Pentastar Alignment, the latter of which currently relies on outmoded ships and in some cases, leftover models and skins. The secondary goal now that the Defreezer utility exists is to represent the post-Endor galaxy and let the player work towards whatever outcome they want, with whatever group they want (within reason), so essentially if something is available on the map, eventually you'll be able to pick it. In 2.2 this means enabling the Duskhan League in whichever GCs they're already in, and enabling playing as the Warlords, which have been split into Harrsk, Teradoc and Zsinj's empires, who will have a mix of different Imperial units. Ideally this would also include the Hapans, but they'd need a bit more expansion first.

Another goal is to try to mitigate the badness that is EaW's land battles. The first step in this is to remove some of the worse and more tedious ICW maps and re-enabling some of the vanilla maps so we can reduce the unit speed. Honestly, we have pretty much no hope for land ever being anywhere near salvageable but we'll see what we can do (and before anyone says anything, the presence of Clone War units wouldn't actually make ground battles good).

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...Ascendancy 1.0...

The goal with Ascendancy 1.0 is much as it always was; we're gathering the feedback from 0.95 to finalize the New Republic and Imperial Remnant, while adding the Empire of the Hand and Pentastar Alignment We're also adding some neutral structures and objectives, including the gravity-manipulating Centerpoint Station. We intended to include several redone models and skins, especially for the Empire of the Hand, however since the focus is still primarily on setting up gameplay mechanic and faction identities, the existing Empire of the Hand ships will be the same versions as exist in Imperial Civil War 2.1. After the release of 1.0, we'll start to redo and update certain models, with the New Republic's Ferret Scout and Empire of the Hand's Ascendancy Star Destroyer at the top of the list.

Tech trees are another primary focus in 1.0. In the existing versions, both factions have about 90 techs available to them, and in 1.0 the goal is to release with each faction hovering around 120, so even the existing factions will have several new dimensions to them upon release. On top of these new techs, each faction will be gaining some units; we've already announced the Imperial Remnant's acquisition of the Allegiance-class and Modular Taskforce Cruiser in exchange for some units being sent to the Pentastar Alignment, but the New Republic will also be gaining some new toys which we haven't mentioned yet, filling out it's currently-lacking Cruiser roster. These are the Sullustan Dauntless and Corellian Proficient.

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Let's Test!

I've made a new channel on which we will be posting Let's Plays of the mods while they're in development, including both ICW and Ascendancy. This way, those who just want to see feature previews and trailers can see them on the Thrawn's Revenge channel, and those who want longer-form playthroughs can see them on the Corey Loses channel. The first series is a playthrough of Ascendancy 1.0 as the Remnant against all four 1.0 factions. I may eventually start playing other stuff, if people are interested in that.

Thanks again for your support for the last nine years!

Anniversary News & Channel Updates

Anniversary News & Channel Updates

5 months ago News 4 comments

A video about videos, and an update about updates. So meta.

A Dangerous Galaxy

A Dangerous Galaxy

7 months ago News 7 comments

"Let me get this straight. You said 'Kiss my Wookiee!' to the most powerful warlord in the galaxy?" - Isolder, Hapan Prince

Help Us, Obi-Wan

Help Us, Obi-Wan

7 months ago News 7 comments

We're looking for talented individuals to join us in our frustration in mod creation.

Faction Profile: Pentastar Alignment

Faction Profile: Pentastar Alignment

8 months ago News 14 comments

The fourth ICW faction makes its debut in Ascendancy. And also complicates the faction select screen, but more on that later.

Squadron Size Reduction (Optional For Performance)

Squadron Size Reduction (Optional For Performance)

7 months ago Sprites 10 comments

This minimod reduces lag by making fighter squadrons smaller, thereby saving your CPU a lot of hard work.

0.95 Hotfix (Requires 0.95 Full)

0.95 Hotfix (Requires 0.95 Full)

8 months ago Patch 9 comments

Fixes a source of the Imperial credit issue, as well as a few other minor issues.

V0.95 Beta (Full)

V0.95 Beta (Full)

8 months ago Full Version 26 comments

The Emperor has fallen, and the Empire is in shambles after their defeat at Endor. Can the Rebel Alliance, now reformed as the fledgling New Republic...

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tomantoman Nov 9 2015 says:

This may sound (and probalby is) super greedy, but I remember you saying in your Corey Loses LP that the Pentastar Alignment is much closer to beeing done, than then EotH. And I appreciate you taking all the time you need to finish everything.

But Is there any chance you for you to release like a 0.96 Version of Ascendancy with the Pentastar Alignment as a 3rd faction?
This would be a little stage win, and reduce the overall total workload for the single releases and you could get wider bugreports on one faction earlier.
Also it would make us happy :P.

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.Corey. Creator
.Corey. Nov 9 2015 replied:

Any difference is insignificant. At this point, EotH is ahead of the PA, if anything.

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.Corey. Creator
.Corey. Oct 26 2015 says:

Picking 1.0 testers in the next two weeks.

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wheelmandan Oct 24 2015 says:

so maybe this will be fully fully operational by December? if so you cleaver cleaver girl.

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.Corey. Creator
.Corey. Oct 26 2015 replied:

While I'm not saying rule out a December release, our release dates aren't based on movie releases or anything like that. We don't have that luxury. We work on it when we can, and therefore release it when we can as well.

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OrionSlaver Oct 26 2015 replied:

I know how you feel, man. We get the same questions over at STA3.

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Brutoni Nov 2 2015 replied:

I imagine most don't mean any harm by the questions. People just get excited about work that is, IMHO, every bit as professional as triple AAA titles these days (who sell incomplete games).

That said I do appreciate it must be tiring.

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OrionSlaver Nov 2 2015 replied:

I wouldn't say its tiring. It's just that mods like STA3 and Thrawn's Revenge II are often made in the modders' spare time and therefore questions like, "When's release date?" are hard to answer. Real life takes priority and we don't want to make promises we can't keep.

Also, release dates create an unnecessary feeling of pressure to get things done on time. Not the best thing to do with a hobby.

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Lockerd Oct 15 2015 says:

the anticipation is great for me. I can't wait to **** around with the other factions.

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Mister_Vogel Oct 9 2015 says:

Sorry if i've missed it,but what new planet types will be presented in 1.0 ?

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.Corey. Creator
.Corey. Oct 11 2015 replied:

There might be one or two, but that's not really where we're focusing for 1.0; the main thing for 1.0 is more setting up the factions, and then we want the following version before doing any more factions to be about the Galaxy/map/scenario stuff (giving us something else to focus on while we consider feedback on the factions and rework some of the more offensive art assets).

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dark_kronis Oct 18 2015 replied:

so the Galaxy/map/scenario stuff will be in the next version after 1.0 release?

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.Corey. Creator
.Corey. Oct 18 2015 replied:

The bulk of our work on it will be, yes.

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