Thrawn's Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine's death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty. If you own the Steam version of EaW, you will have to complete extra steps to run the mod after installation. Please see the manual for these steps.

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Coming soon to a downloads section near you. Not right now, but soon.

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That's right, we're doing a demo for 2.2. In the past we've avoided doing "demo" versions, since we were typically more concerned with just getting out the full version of the mods, whether as a beta or full release. However, since we're now closing on three years since 2.1, we want to thank everyone for their patience with something, since we're not quite near release yet with everything. There are some other practical considerations for this as well; it provides a good motivator for us to focus on getting certain things done, and also should get us some feedback on new systems before they're too integrated into the mod, and let us gauge if we're going in the right direction.

So, what will be in the demo?
The demo will include one of the new 2.2 GCs, Hunt for Zsinj. This GC is both the closest to being done, and provides a good taste of both some old and new content, as well as having a fair variety of different story elements. Keep in mind that there will be a significant amount of development time between the Demo and the 2.2, so while it should give an idea of what the final version will be, there'll still be some incomplete elements.

If you don't know what the Hunt for Zsinj GC consists of, you can see the breakdown of it by clicking here.

Among other things, this includes:
New Heroes & Units (Neutron Star, Secutor, Allegiance, Bellator, Dauntless, Jumptroopers, Providence, Gladiator, Arquitens, Droideka, Skyhopper, Procursator)
Several Redone Units (Most fighters, Battle Dragon, ISDI/II, VSDI/II, Acclamator, Venator)
New Skydomes
Schism Events, Minor Factions, Story Events
Revamped Projectile Particles
Performance Optimizations (Loading & Running)

We'll be posting a more complete list of features and unit lists with the actual download, however for now I will just add the disclaimer that Maldrood will not have access to the Sorannan in the demo, and the Bellator will be the model that was in Ascendancy 1.0 as opposed to the shiny new one. As for release dates, we know better than to give one but it will be very soon.

In the meantime, Corey has been doing a playthrough of that particular GC on his youtube channel if you're interested in watching it. Tomorrow (Saturday the 3rd) he will also be doing a livestream at 2PM EST of that playthrough.



In the meantime, this week ModDB's Mod of the Year competition kicked off. Last year we managed to crack the top 10 with both Ascendancy and Imperial Civil War, and we need your support to try to do even better! So, let's see how far we can make it this year! In order to vote, just click on the banners below and click on the "vote" button on their respective pages. Remember, you can vote for as many mods as you like in this phase. A huge thanks to everyone who's voted for either mod so far.

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Commander_Veers
Commander_Veers

A demo! Oh too kind good sir, too kind. (mouth waters)

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Bucman55
Bucman55

I hope Pentastar will be available in the demo. Can't wait to try out those new heroes and starships.

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Slornie Creator
Slornie

The demo will only include the Hunt for Zsinj GC, so no Pentastar Alignment.

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Bucman55
Bucman55

Bummer. Don't get me wrong, Maldrood is kinda cool but since the PA is my favorite faction in the mod I was hoping to try out some od thier 2.2 stuff.

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Hman999
Hman999

Already voted! Here's to Top 10!

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Mister_Vogel
Mister_Vogel

Wait,i'm confused.This is the demo version,i get that, but will it have the old content ? Like the old GCs and all that stuff ? Or will it just be 1 GC with just one faction and nothing else ?

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.Corey. Author
.Corey.

It's just the one new GC. If people want the old content, 2.1 will still be around; trying to just have one new thing and the rest be old would be a headache.

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Bucman55
Bucman55

It'll probably be 2 or 3 GCs with (I assume) Maldrood, New Republic, Remnant, Zsinj, EOTH, and Pentastar (not all factions available in all 2-3 hypothetical GCs). I don't think the Eriadu Authority is in a playable state yet but who knows.

EDIT: Corey has just proved me wrong.

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Oojablah
Oojablah

In the final release, will any warlord factions be available to play on the largest GCs? Like Art of War, for example?

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.Corey. Author
.Corey.

Yes, they will all be in at least one.

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Darthzarkon
Darthzarkon

How soon will Thrawn's revenge 2.2 be available for download?

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kyle_katarn67
kyle_katarn67

This is most satisfying! I look forward to the demo!

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Mister_Vogel
Mister_Vogel

You know, releasing a demo is nice and all, but i'd rather wait for a full release, no matter how long it'll take.Just my opinion...

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hoho96
hoho96

Love your work. HYPE!

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Lobot922
Lobot922

Will this include skirmishes? I'd love to just test out some of the new ships and models.

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Darthzarkon
Darthzarkon

How soon will 2.2 the actual game be available for download? I cannot wait!

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