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 are being reworked and enhanced to make each feel more unique and authentic to the universe, while maintaining the classic Battlegrounds gameplay. In addition, the Scenario Editor is being filled with hundreds of new units, buildings, effects, triggers, and objects to allow campaign and scenario designers more freedom than ever before.

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EXPANDING FRONTS IS HERE



It has been a long wait, but we are finally ready to bring you a new public version of Expanding Fronts, Featuring numerous new units, technologies, features, and an entirely new playable civilization!

NEW FEATURES


On top of the Zann, every existing civilization has been expanded with new units, buildings, and technologies.

Transport Mechs - Safely move your troops to and from the frontlines in these new armored ground vehicles.

Land Mines - New cloaked explosive traps stop enemy forces dead in their tracks.

Anti-Air Batteries - Clear the skies with devastating blankets of laser fire.

Interceptors - Establish air superiority using agile light fighters.

Attackers - Pour heavy anti-tank fire from the skies with these powerful aerial juggernauts.


DOWNLOAD IT NOW


Expanding Fronts can be downloaded as an EXE Installer or as a manual installation archive. Grab it from the links below:

ModDB

EXE / Archive


HeavenGames

EXE / Archive


THANK YOU


It's been a long and difficult road, and we are immensely pleased to finally be able to put out a new public build. We thank everybody for sticking with us and being patient over the past few years. May the Force be with you all.


BUT THAT'S NOT ALL


So, unbeknownst to us, we picked a very interesting day to release Expanding Fronts. As it just so happens, the planets have aligned, and our launch just so happens to coincide with Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds launching on Steam. Very unexpected, but very welcome and long overdue. Also of note is that SWGB, alongside a handful of other LucasArts classics is included in the latest Star Wars Humble Bundle. If you, or anyone you feel like conquering the galaxy with is missing it, there's no better time to grab it and EF! We'll see you on the Battlegrounds.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION


As much progress as we've made, we are still looking for additional hands to help put Expanding Fronts together. As you might see in the beta, we've had to use numerous placeholder units to fill the Zann infantry roster as we are still lacking infantry modelers and animators. If you have experience in 2D art, 3D art/animation, Random Map/AI scripting, or general editing experience with the AoK/SWGB Genie engine, and would like to contribute to the Expanding Fronts project, feel free to contact the project head Gen_Rhys_Dallows. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at SWGB.HeavenGames.com



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Expanding Fronts 1.0 (Exe Installer)

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Expanding Fronts BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

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

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colmrebel
colmrebel

Please add compatibility for More Unique Units and Techs Mod, or if there is already a way to use both that mod and this then please tell me.

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colmrebel
colmrebel

Or possibly add some of the concepts from this mod to your own mod

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harabicho
harabicho

Would some one explain the effect "Give Ability" in the Triggers section please ?

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Guest
Guest

Is anyone having issues hearing in-game music when running battlegrounds_x2.exe? It's not playing with the mod's .exe, and this is on the GOG version of the game. Vanilla works fine though.

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Laisum
Laisum

Where updates???

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harabicho
harabicho

Hello, AMAZING mod on a classic game. Could you make (insert Donald Trump voice here) HUUUGE map, like doable (2x) the vanilla max map size. So one could play against 8 players and walls would not touch.

HUUUGEEE !!! xD

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swatunit05
swatunit05

is there a way to make steam auto run this mod when starting up the game

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Bioboy14
Bioboy14

Yeah, if you add the Battlegroundx2.exe as a non-steam game, you have the choice between running the game as Expanding Fronts or Vanilla.

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Zerthara
Zerthara

Amazing job so far... i loved that you put a Felucia preset map in the editor and the new anti air turrets (especially the one of the Trade Fed, ¬°It looks incredible!) Keep on doing this guys

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Mygochy
Mygochy

When are you going to add the ability to play standard games with the new units?

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Jorritkarwehr
Jorritkarwehr

Several are. namely transport mechs, interceptors, and attackers

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Mygochy
Mygochy

Well yeah, but I mean the ARC troopers or the new Dark Troopers for the Galactic Empire?

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