Expanding Fronts is a massive modification for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds aimed to breathe life back into the classic LucasArts strategy game by adding various new units, features, and gameplay elements. Each of the 8 civilizations is being split into various Sub-Factions that specialize in unique combat roles including Infantry, Armor, Aircraft, Navy, Support, and Economics. Each of these Sub-Factions will have a full roster of new units and technologies available to them. In addition, the Scenario Editor is being filled with hundreds of new units, buildings, effects, and objects to allow campaign and scenario designers more freedom than ever before.

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5 comments by Gen_Rhys_Dallows on Jan 20th, 2015

JANUARY PROGRESS REPORT

It's been a long winter for Expanding Fronts. The team has been hard at work, and we've made some fantastic progress. the mod itself is going through some extensive restructuring, we've got a pretty huge list of new things on the horizon.

But first, let's talk about the outstanding news!

BATTLEGROUNDS NOW AVAILABLE ON GOG!

Yes, it looks like our push was a success, and Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds has finally been made available for digital download via GoG! Check it out here! Alongside GB are several other LucasArts classics including X-Wing Alliance, KotOR II, and Dark Forces. This couldn't have been done without the support and dedication of the GB community, thanks everybody!

HELP WANTED

You might not be too familiar with the buildings pictured up there. These, and many others are part of an extensive EF project. We've made some great progress, but we've hit a wall. There's a sizable laundry list of infantry units, workers, heroes, and creatures to add, but we don't really have anybody left on our staff with the know-how to construct them. This means we're stuck spinning our tires for the time being.

What I'm here asking for is anybody who can model and animate infantry and/or animals who would be interested in letting us borrow their brain and talents. Any experience/familiarity with Battlegrounds or Age of Empires modding would be preferred, but is not required.

We've got big plans for GB's future, but we need your help to keep things rolling. If you've got the skills and would like to contribute to the Expanding Fronts project, feel free to contact project members Gen_Rhys_Dallows or Sarthos via ModDB Private Messaging. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at SWGB.HeavenGames.com. You can also shoot an email to expandingfrontsmod@gmail.com.

THANK YOU!

We've amassed well over 7,000 downloads since our first release, and with GB now available digitally we hope to reach even more people with our future updates! Thanks for following our progress.


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Expanding Fronts  BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Expanding Fronts BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Jan 5, 2014 Demo 5 comments

This extensive update fixes numerous bugs and balance issues. Also included are several new units and map design objects. This download includes a manual...

Expanding Fronts  BETA 0.1.1 (EXE Installer)

Expanding Fronts BETA 0.1.1 (EXE Installer)

Jan 5, 2014 Demo 11 comments

This extensive update fixes numerous bugs and balance issues. Also included are several new units, and map design objects. This download includes an automatic...

Expanding Fronts - Galactic Empire BETA

Expanding Fronts - Galactic Empire BETA

Oct 31, 2013 Demo 17 comments

This is the first official Expanding Fronts beta. It contains a rebuilt and functional Galactic Empire civilization, alongside numerous new units and...

SWGB Taunt Pack

SWGB Taunt Pack

May 26, 2013 Audio Pack 3 comments

This audio pack increases the number of audio taunts available in the game from 62 to 250, giving you a massive library of new sounds to rally your allies...

Expanding Fronts Preview - Spinnaker's Spoil Co-op

Expanding Fronts Preview - Spinnaker's Spoil Co-op

Feb 13, 2013 Multiplayer Map 2 comments

The Trade Federation requires resources to fund its invasion of Naboo. The coastal town of Spinnaker has those resources. With the help of your partner...

Expanding Fronts Preview - Behind the Lines Co-op

Expanding Fronts Preview - Behind the Lines Co-op

Feb 13, 2013 Multiplayer Map 0 comments

The Naboo have captured a Droid Control Program, and rendered a portion of the Trade Federation army motionless. With your partner, secure the Control...

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Meyerm
Meyerm Jan 22 2015, 3:08pm says:

What faction are those buildings in the latest news post for?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Jan 22 2015, 3:11pm replied:

That's a good question.

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SombrioX
SombrioX Jan 22 2015, 12:20pm says:

Since the GOG release has a working soundtrack, is there a way to make it work with the latest EF mod?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Jan 22 2015, 1:40pm replied:

Probably, we'll look into it.

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Emperors_Fist
Emperors_Fist Jan 20 2015, 9:41am says:

Hey everyone, Galactic Battlegrounds SAGA is now available on GOG.com! Along with the old Dark Forces game!

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wheelmandan
wheelmandan Jan 21 2015, 7:49am replied:

yep i just got it later im geting dark forces!!!

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Meyerm
Meyerm Jan 14 2015, 4:13pm says:

This campaign you're working on, will there be a detailed backstory for the missions? One of the photos shows what seems to be imperial vehicles, in the same shade of teal/cyan/sky blue (whatever) seen in the vanilla Clone Wars campaigns to represent republic forces, fighting separatists. Can't tell if it's late clone wars or early imperial era.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Jan 16 2015, 11:17am replied:

Yes, there will be history written out to accompany each mission. Much of the Imperial campaign will take place during the Western Reaches operations, and the units you're talking about are Imperial.

Like the standard campaigns, any Imperial forces you control will be marked with blue. The cyan units pictured belong to an AI player.

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boomisbored
boomisbored Jan 11 2015, 4:47pm says:

How does one get their hands on phase troopers? or corvettes/Missile Frigates? I went through 3 of the subclasses for the galactic empire (heavy mech, support, navy) and none of them had phase troopers, please help

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Jan 16 2015, 11:18am replied:

Corvette/Frigate units have not been implemented in the current release.

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boomisbored
boomisbored Jan 17 2015, 2:42am replied:

How do i upgrade my dark troopers? i went STC but under Dark troopers theres no phase 2 or higher upgrade, am i missing something?

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boomisbored
boomisbored Jan 11 2015, 5:01pm replied:

I Found Phase Troopers 1, how do I upgrade em to 2 and 3, also, the Storm Troooper Corps never popped up until now, is there a reason for this?

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boomisbored
boomisbored Jan 16 2015, 12:59am replied:

No I've gotten to that point there just does not seem to be an upgrade option for the phase troopers they just sit at phase 1

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