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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The newest public release of SWGB: Expanding Fronts, featuring hundreds of new units, buildings, and props to play with, alongside new features, content, and improvements.

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Dillan8893
Dillan8893

YES!

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Warregory
Warregory

IT'S HERE!

THANK YOU!

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thejoker1999
thejoker1999

[cries]

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Avarice1987
Avarice1987

Thank you :-D

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LordAlpha
LordAlpha

My life is complete

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Jonesy95
Jonesy95

First Mental Omega 3.3, and now this. Looks like Christmas has come early this year.

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

HAHAHA

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Delta_86
Delta_86

Um, should I have a clean game or will it patch the previous version?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

It should overwrite the previous, but there are some obsolete files in the old builds. If you want to save a few MB of space, you should do a clean install.

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Delta_86
Delta_86

Also, the resolution doesn't work. It's too big and I can't reach the menu button or the bottom of the screen. (1920 x 1080)

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

You may have high DPI scaling enabled. Turn it off under the exe's compatibility settings.

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Delta_86
Delta_86

It wasn't on. As well, I got a fresh install and that didn't fix it either.

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Delta_86
Delta_86

Nevermind, it worked.

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Canzah
Canzah

ONE MAJOR PROBLEM

"Place the following files somewhere:
configurator.exe"

You forgot to include said configurator.

It's worth noting that running the EF_Installer.exe and using the Options -> Open Configurator submenu in is works as a temporary workaround but you really need to release a hotfix with the configurator itself. Since players who download manual package or delete the installer won't be able to access it whatsoever.

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FlippyWarbear
FlippyWarbear

Aw ****, I guess I wont be sleeping tonight! :D

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Tevious
Tevious

Well, fair enough. I stayed up past 4AM last night just to get some last minute things done for this release. ;-)

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YodaWarrior
YodaWarrior

I've tried installing on clean installs of both the Steam version and GOG, but I don't think the mod is working. It seems like I'm just running regular old Clone Campaigns. The executable and launcher and everything show up fine, but when I run the game, there's no new Star Wars Locales (Scarif, Felucia, etc), and messing with the screen resolution in the configurator doesn't seem to help. Any advice?

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YodaWarrior
YodaWarrior

Nevermind, it is working! I didn't realize the resolution wouldn't affect the menus, and the new locales are listed in a separate section.

However, the resolution tool doesn't really work right. At 1920x1080 the command UI is shoved way down at the bottom of the screen and is unusable, so you can't actually play the game.

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Guest
Guest

You have a high DPI enabled on windows explorer. Right click battlegrounds_x2.exe, go to the Compatibility tab, then check the box that says "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings".

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Jorritkarwehr
Jorritkarwehr

We haven't worked out how to add new SW Locales yet. For now, Scarif and such can be found under Custom map types.

For resolutions, try disabling scaling on high DPI settings (under the Compatibility of the exe Properties)

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Bryce581
Bryce581

once display scaling is disabled under properties, how do I select/enable a widescreen option?

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YodaWarrior
YodaWarrior

That's in the config menu for the launcher.

Also, disabling the display scaling worked, thank you!

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Guest
Guest

Awesome work, but I don't get any Widescreen resolution, what shall I do?

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zman6475
zman6475

I got an AI script error, and the AI didn't work. I used the .exe installer, what did I do wrong? (Steam, by the way)

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fantomexstare
fantomexstare

plsplsplspls help ,I open the 'battlegrounds_x2' and nothing happens,can you help me?? I seriously want to play this mod,pd i have the gog version of the game

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DarthLexia
DarthLexia

same problem :c

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

I have the steam version and the same exact thing is happening to me!!

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

Ensure that the installer is putting the files into the correct location; it defaults to the installation directory for the CD version.

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Guest
Guest

Could you explain to me where to install the files in terms of steam?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

By default it should be: C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/STAR WARS - Galactic Battlegrounds Saga

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fantomexstare
fantomexstare

All installation files are correctly installed, but nothing happens

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Tevious
Tevious

Make sure all contents in the "GAME" folder included with the zip is in your "STAR WARS - Galactic Battlegrounds Saga/Game" folder. Its working for me with the Steam version.

For steam, this will be in your "Steam\steamapps\common\" folder.

For GOG, the default install directory is "C:\GOG Games\"

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

Still nothing im using a windows 7 laptop its the steam version

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Tevious
Tevious

Assuming everything is installed correctly, I'm not sure what the issue could be. I'll inform our coding guy to investigate, but in the meantime, here are some things you can maybe try:

You can right-click the battlegrounds_x2.exe and go to the compatibility tab. Try running it as an administrator, or try a windows compatibility mode. While you're there, make sure to disable the display scaling if you use a high DPI (windows explorer magnification) setting or the game will not properly fit your screen when you do get it working.

Also, can you even get into the Configurator?

Hold down Shift as you launch the battlegrounds_x2.exe to launch a window with some settings you can mess around with and see if that gets anything to work.

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Tevious
Tevious

Can you give more details as to what happens when you launch battlegrounds_x2.exe? Does it hang? Does it crash? Does it do nothing? Does it give you an error box? If so, can you state what the error says?

Does battlegrounds.exe or battlegrounds_x1.exe work for you?

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

Yeah x1 works for me just fine. i reinstalled the game a few times just to make sure i did everything properly, i found that the configurator had disappeared upon reinstalling the game with the mod niether the manuel or exe files had a configurator, then i tryed opening it up with the property setting adjusted as you told me to and it just simply doesnt want to open, i even reinstalled an older version of the mod to see it it would work for them, it did for the older versions, it even polished up some of the old units because i downloaded the older one over the new mods i reinstalled the game again and tried to get it to open the same way i did with the older version and it still didnt want to open.. it acts like its about to but it immediatly closes, nothing pops up not even an error box just closes down, regular clone campaigns works but not the mod idk what is going on.

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Tevious
Tevious

Our coding guy suggests that you delete the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Expanding Fronts\Configurator

To do that, Open command Prompt and type this command:

reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Expanding Fronts\Configurator" /f

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benthebest5
benthebest5

Tried installing from the exe and the manual version on Win 10. The game starts up but cannot open a game or the scenario editor without it crashing. Any ideas?

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crakus64
crakus64

heheheheHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

We're looking into the problems some users are reporting about the installer and widescreen features. Once we've determined the issue, we'll hopefully be able to put out a patch to address it.

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Tevious
Tevious

For anyone that is having issues, please provide us with more details about what is happening.

If the battlegrounds_x2.exe "isn't working", it would be more helpful if we knew if you were getting an error box and what it says, or if it was crashing, or hanging, or doing nothing. It would also be helpful to know if the vanilla game (battlegrounds.exe) or if Clone Campaigns (battlegrounds_x1.exe) is at least working for you.

For widescreen, hold down the shift key when you launch battlegrounds_x2.exe and open the Configurator. Please keep in mind that the only current supported 16:9 widescreen resolution is 1920x1080p. 1280x1024p and 1400x1050p resolutions are also supported.

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SombrioX
SombrioX

When i click the "battlegrounds_x2.exe" with the shift modifier only this appears. I.imgur.com , no widescreen options whatsoever.

When i launch the game without selecting any .DAT file this appears. I.imgur.com

The first time i run the configurator with the shift modifier the widescreen options appeared, but the error in the second image occurred when tried to launch, next time i clicked the .exe only the first set of options appeared, nothing more.

Reinstalled the game about three times by now, and restarted my PC too, nothing has changed.

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Tevious
Tevious

Thank you, you've been helpful. Our coding guy suggests that you delete the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Expanding Fronts\Configurator

To do that, Open command Prompt and type this command:

reg delete "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Expanding Fronts\Configurator" /f

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SombrioX
SombrioX

Deleted everything with the subkeys, it worked wonderfully. Now i have both the correct Shift modifier screen plus the configurator. I.imgur.com

Though, i still have some ai problems within the game, going to reinstall one more time if it fixes anything, widescreen working too.

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Tevious
Tevious

The AI problem appears to be an issue with pop caps of 100 or lower.

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SombrioX
SombrioX

Tried with an skirmish of different populations, 375, 500, 800; still had the error.

But tried a different game mode and the error disappeared.

For some reason this error, I.imgur.com , only showed when i was playing on the arena gamemode, hope this helps.

Edit: Meant deathmatch mode.

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Tevious
Tevious

Thanks again. Seems the AI is not working for Deathmatch.

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SombrioX
SombrioX

Terminate the Commander pops an instant defeat, too.

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

this command didnt work me, do i need a Configurator for it to work? mine got deleted when i was reinstalling the game. i just reinstalled the exe file to make sure it got installed properly and still nothing.

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Tevious
Tevious

You should extract all the contents from the GAME folder in the zip file back into your SWGB directory's "Game" folder, not just the battlegrounds_x2.exe and run the EF_INSTALLER.exe first.

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

okay now a popup appears titled Program Compatibility Assistant
then it says "This program might not have installed correctly" "If this program didn't install correctly, try reinstalling using settings that are compatible with this version of Windows."

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Tevious
Tevious

That happens when you use compatibility mode on a program and it fails to load. Try turning it off for now. Right click the exe, compatibility tab, turn off "Run this program in compatibility mode for".

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

i also did that command and it said "ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.

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Tevious
Tevious

The registry must have been removed already then. Installing the Game files again and running the EF_Installer.exe still isn't working for you? Are you getting the error about the efpatch.dll when you launch battlegrounds_x2.exe or is nothing happening or what?

Also, oops. Sorry about the double reply. I thought my reply got erased, but it was just moved to the second page.

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

if i have "Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution" checked then try opening the game the screen goes black for a second then the screen zooms as though it is about to open, then it just suddenly closes, then two pop ups simultaneously appear, both titled "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Expanding Fronts" But the first box says "Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds has stopped working" "Windows is collecting more information about the problem. This might take several minutes..."

Then the second box says "Do you want to send more information about the problem?" "Additional details about what went wrong can help Microsoft create a solution.
There is an arrow at the bottom of the second box that says view details so i clicked that and it said

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\WERE844.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREC1B.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREC5B.tmp.mdmp
Read our privacy statement online:
Go.microsoft.com

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

then it has an option to send information or cancel.
Im beginning to worry that my laptop wont be able to play the mod :(

Also i dont have the configurator still in either the exe or manuel files i had to get it from the SWGB_EF1.0 file

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Tevious
Tevious

Can you provide the WEREC5B.tmp.mdmp file?

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

How do i do that?

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Tevious
Tevious

That happens when you use compatibility mode and the program doesn't launch correctly. Try turning it off for now. Right click > compatibility > turn off "Run this program in compatibility mode with".

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SombrioX
SombrioX

Use regedit and check the key by yourself, i did it this way.

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Sithsorcerer
Sithsorcerer

Ill keep you guys posted.

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Tevious
Tevious

"Please keep in mind that the only current supported 16:9 widescreen resolution is 1920x1080p."

Apparently, I was in error about the supported widescreen resolutions. The configurator lists supported resolutions by your video driver. You can also type a custom resolution into the box, if you wish to do so.

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xAltairSpartanx
xAltairSpartanx

I currently have everything working fine except for the 1920x1080 running correctly. I can open the configurator and change the resolution and it loads fine but will either run in a tiny window if i select window mode at 1080 or run at the default resolution in full screen. No errors or anything it just isn't loading the correct resolution.

Update: After going further the actual in-game gameplay is in 1080 but not the starting menu's. could just be how it is...

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fantomexstare
fantomexstare

I put the battlegrounds_x2.exe of the 1.0 version of Expanding Fronts, and now it works!!but the game appears on a window. But at least I can play it,the problem is the resolution now

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fantomexstare
fantomexstare

By the way the problem I had was that the game did not open :v

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Lord_Chimera
Lord_Chimera

There's no music during campaign or skirmish, though there is music playing in the menu selection screen. Any fix to this?

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