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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9 comments by Gen_Rhys_Dallows on Feb 15th, 2015

FEBRUARY PROGRESS REPORT
As Expanding Fronts moves forward, we are constantly improving our methods of creating content. These improvements have created a little bit of a quality gap between our older and newer elements. As such, we've devoted a lot of time into looking back and polishing old models.

NEW COAT OF PAINT
The majority of our added units, buildings, and props will be receiving make-overs using improved rendering and editing methods we've uncovered over the years. This is in an effort to make everything we add look as good as GB will allow. The fidelity of our visual assets are a top priority for us - anything that we add should look like it was always there to begin with.



TRUCKING ON

On top of our old improvements, we are still hard at work building towards our upcoming reveal. Loads of new content are on the way, and we want to get them into your hands as soon as possible. However, we are still short-staffed in our animation department, and we currently have 0 capacity to create and animate new infantry, walkers, and animals, all of which are vital to our continued progress. Again, we ask that anybody who has experience in that field and an interest in helping out to please give us a shout.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
We are still looking for talented individuals to help us bring this project to completion as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you have experience in terms of 2D/3D art, 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 project members Gen_Rhys_Dallows or Sarthos. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at SWGB.HeavenGames.com

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Expanding Fronts  BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Expanding Fronts BETA 0.1.1 (Manual Installation)

Jan 5, 2014 Demo 7 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 13 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 18 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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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Feb 28 2015, 7:26am says:

I didn't know that someone got interested in that game ! Fantastic !
Many poeple say that SWGB is a Mod of AoK by LucasArts, partly true, but nonetheless, I still love it, just because it is Star Wars and on Age of Empires style !

I had a problem in Clone Campaigns, when the game is running, sometimes, the game craches randomly to the desktop, perhaps a memory error or a bad instruction in the gamecode or something that did not happen in the original Galactic Battlegrounds game. It happens on what ever computer I play it on with Clone Campaigns and the official patch is not helping in that matter either...
Did you fix that in your mod? This could allow me to reinstalll it and play once again to that really funny game !

Thank you very much to put your efforts in a such underrated game !

I also love your concept of faction specialisation like in C&C Generals !

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Mar 2 2015, 3:56am replied:

You still get that error ? Too bad... :c

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JudgeAlfred
JudgeAlfred Feb 16 2015, 10:46am says:

I'm just curious if the last tier of infantry units will no longer be tri-pod variants.

That and I'd like to see actual B1 Battle-Droids with proper blasters "Roger Roger"ing around the map.

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bluewario
bluewario Feb 16 2015, 1:37am says:

Holy... This is a thing! I remember this game like yesterday... If only I still had my disc copy.. No Steam version yet, I think.

So I don't need Clone Campaigns to run this, right? Can I have it installed anyway?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Feb 16 2015, 2:38am replied:

This mod does require Clone Campaigns.

Thankfully, our wonderful pals at GoG do in fact sell digital copies as of January:
Gog.com

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KeithAlvarado
KeithAlvarado Feb 15 2015, 8:48pm says:

Since you guys are adding in a new faction maybe the mandalorians and umbarans can become new factions?

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Meyerm Online
Meyerm Feb 15 2015, 6:19pm says:

What about the CIS? They deserve a little more than "jacked up trade federation" or the old and inaccurate all geonosian all the time theme.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Feb 15 2015, 7:10pm replied:

We've got plans for the Confederacy. All in due time.

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The_Dementor
The_Dementor Feb 12 2015, 6:41pm says:

Just wondering, but will you be replacing some models of units with more lore friendly ones?

For example, using the AT-AP for the Republic, the Assault Gunboat and Missile Boat as the improved Imperial Bombers, etc.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Creator
Gen_Rhys_Dallows Feb 12 2015, 9:35pm replied:

There will be a handful of roster changes to accommodate new unit types, but for the most part none of the stock units are being outright replaced.

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