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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WESA BACK



It's that time again. After months of struggle we are prepared to release the newest version of the Expanding Fronts mod, which features some of our most significant changes to date. New gameplay features and units for standard games, countless improvements to the Scenario Editor, and long-awaited support for widescreen resolutions and windowed mode. Watch our new trailer for a quick look at the new features!


BUILDING YOUR GALAXY

Our primary focus for this update was improving the Scenario Editor, giving designers a plethora of new features and items to work with, a goal which we have met tenfold. Over a hundred new props, buildings, effects, and units are available for placement, alongside a handful of extremely versatile and powerful trigger Conditions and Effects that provide more control than ever before to scenario builders.


SKIRMISH ENHANCEMENTS

Though the scenario editor may have been our focus, other aspects of SWGB have not gone ignored. In addition to fine-tuning the function and performance of new assets like the Interceptor and Attacker units, we are introducing a new sea unit, and a new feature that may reshape how standard games are played; native structures.

Players who frequent the 'SW Locale' maps have likely always dreamed of a purpose to the dozens of prop buildings littered around the terrain. Dream no more, because Expanding Fronts seeks to bring a new functionality to nearly every Gaia building. Like Nerfs/Banthas, these structures can now be captured by any player that brings a military unit close enough, and will provide a number of benefits ranging from passive bonuses to unique units and technologies. Harvest Reytha's vast Food supplies; Enlist the help of the Jabba's henchment on Tatooine; Mine for Ore beneath Kessel's surface; and much more! Maintaining control of the map is now more important than ever, lest your empire fall beneath hordes of stick-wielding Ewoks.


Monitors have been added to the standard unit roster, and can now be constructed at the Shipyard. These vessels excel at bombarding land units, allowing you to swiftly clear hostile coastlines before landing troops, or to punish an enemy foolish enough to wander their Workers too close to the shore. Monitors are effective against Mechs and Infantry, but have poor defense; especially against other watercraft, and should be escorted by Frigates and Destroyers. They can be upgraded to Heavy Monitors.


COMING DECEMBER 16

This Expanding Fronts update will be released on December 16th for everybody to download. But that isn't all. Starting January, players will be able to download new Monthly builds. As the name implies, these updates will be released every month, and will contain whatever new work is currently in progress. Stability is not guaranteed. Further details will be provided at a later date.


HELP WANTED

Despite all of the progress we've made with the editor, we are still severely short-staffed in one major role: 3D animation. Without skilled people that can model and animate characters, we are unable to add the plethora of new infantry, animals, monsters, heroes, and even entire civilizations we have planned for Expanding Fronts. We need your help to make all of this possible. If you, or anybody you know has the skills, and is interested in helping the project, please let us know by contacting the project head Gen_Rhys_Dallows. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at SWGB.HeavenGames.com




Building Your Galaxy

Building Your Galaxy

News 25 comments

With hundreds of new objects, and a range of powerful and versatile triggers, Expanding Fronts is making unprecedented advances in user scenario design...

Expanding Fronts Released!

Expanding Fronts Released!

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A new public build of Expanding Fronts is now available! Download it now, and conquer the galaxy as the newly added Zann Consortium!

Forces of Corruption

Forces of Corruption

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A new public version of Expanding Fronts will soon be available, featuring a plethora of new units, features, and an entirely new contender for the battle...

Requesting Reinforcements!

Requesting Reinforcements!

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There's much to do in the galaxy, and Expanding Fronts need your help to do it!

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Expanding Fronts 1.0.1 Hotfix

Expanding Fronts 1.0.1 Hotfix

Patch 37 comments

This patch should address the issues that many players have been having with launching Expanding Fronts. In addition, several minor in-game issues have...

Expanding Fronts 1.0 (Manual Install Archive)

Expanding Fronts 1.0 (Manual Install Archive)

Full Version 13 comments

The newest public release of SWGB: Expanding Fronts, featuring numerous new units, features, and an entirely new playable civilization!

Expanding Fronts 1.0 (Exe Installer)

Expanding Fronts 1.0 (Exe Installer)

Full Version 23 comments

The newest public release of SWGB: Expanding Fronts, featuring numerous new units, features, and an entirely new playable civilization!

Expanding Fronts  BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Expanding Fronts BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Demo 9 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)

Demo 17 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

Demo 18 comments

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

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Bmary55
Bmary55

Absolutely fantastic mod.

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colmrebel
colmrebel

Several questions:
1) Could you add purchasable nerfs at the spaceport for a high nova cost?
2) Maybe a building like a farm that produces carbon instead of food?
3) Buildable bridges for those darn asteroid and island maps?
4) An option for skirmishes that lets you set AI to be neutral instead of just being able to set them as ally or enemy (Or if there is already a way to do this then please tell me)
5) Possibly roads? as in a way to change the terrain of the map via a building, sorta like a farm as in you can walk over it? Dunno on that one.
(PS Im not saying you have to do any of this stuff, nor am I sayin do it all before next year, just a few things I think the game could do with having.)

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TigerStark
TigerStark

Hype

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fiexog
fiexog

fuuuuuck!!! i cant wait, !!! its look amazing !!

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Guest
Guest

I hate to post this here, but I'm having a problem with the mod's configurator. Every time I tell it to run the game through battlegrounds_x2, then hit save and exit, it just resets back to battlegrounds_x1. Am I doing something wrong?

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Jorritkarwehr
Jorritkarwehr

Do you have the Hotfix? Without it, that tends to happen

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vashta-nerada
vashta-nerada

jedi have new animations to block blaster fire...
I've always wanted that in the game:D

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Will this mod increase the pop cap, like the updated version of AOE 2?

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vashta-nerada
vashta-nerada

It already does.
pop cap range is now 25-1000.
and every multiple of 25 in between

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Expanding Fronts is a well put together and balanced mod. It takes Galactic Battle grounds (one of my favorite Star Wars games) to another level of greatness.

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