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.
It's been a long time in the making, but the first Beta of Expanding Fronts is ready to download. The beta features numerous new units and features, mainly the introduction of the four Galactic Empire Sub-Factions.
- Single-player FPS extended to 60
- Enabled post-game view for one player
- Enabled 1:1 and 1:2 full map print ratios
- Game now uses separate x2 files, so it will not interfere with existing installation of Galactic Battlegrounds and/or Clone Campaigns
- Game uses new registry key to store the settings
- Game can now play more than one instance of a single sound at once
- Negative input values supported
- Blank maps can be generated using all available terrains
- Hidden terrains like shoreline, foundations, and farms can now be painted
- Triggers affecting large number of units (300+) no longer result in a crash
- Three new trigger effects: Change Object Speed, Add Ability, and Remove Ability
GET IT NOW!
You can download the Expanding Fronts Beta from HeavenGames
We are working with GameRanger and Voobly to have official Expanding Fronts game lobbies hosted. You should still be able to play multiplayer via Direct IP and LAN connections.
In the meantime, if you REALLY want to play EF through GameRanger, move your battlegrounds_x1.exe out of your game directory, and rename "Battlegrounds_x2.exe" to "Battlegrounds_x1.exe"
Attempting to play EF with players who do not have the mod installed, or are playing different versions of the mod may result in a crash.
Again, we thank you for showing interest in our mod. This beta will be used as a gauge to both fix the current bugs and balancing issues, and to influence how new features will be added. If you have problems installing, or playing the mod, you can post a comment here, on HeavenGames, or Facebook. Thanks again!
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Expanding Fronts. We love games like Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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