Galaxy At War - Clone Wars is a total conversion mod for the Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption 2006 real-time strategy that brings us the Clone Wars galactic conflict

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Something I need to share with you about our recent development

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Hi, guys,

I don't know if it's something about the time of the year, but I think most of you noticed the total lack of activity on the mod in contrary to september when we made updates almost every day.( the last year I also has a hole like that during Q3, but that's not important).

I don't want to justify my self or something like that, I just want to share my thoughts on that matter. The reason I stoped working on the mod(and honestly in the past year this almost 100% of the time meaned that everything stops. It's definately not an accusation, I fully understand my teammates and they will always have my support and friendship) is very simple - I really got disappointed from the EAW FOC Community to a level I start thinking about leaving it.

First it was Nomada's case, where I admit that he isn't 100% right, maybe he acted too emotional, but I understand him and his point of view. But the real problem was not IbramGaunt8911 act, it was the community and the ungratefull. I don't want to talk about that, but it was one drop in the glass.

Second it was a misleading actions from another mod team, that behind the curtain of help offer tried to get our mod resources. Of course I won't mention any names (it's a popular mod), but it was very disappointing act.

Third, it was a personal disappointment, I really suck at vehicle rigging. I don't now why, I think I'm not very bad with infantry, but when I try to make any vehicle with moving parts, it's a complete fail. So I really needed a mental rest from modding and from that disappointment.

But the last drop was the discovery of a FOC mod in development that's a total copy of GaW with the claim of course that everything is original and unique. I have spend countless hours in researches through all kind of SW sources and I just saw my work copied and pasted on some different page with someone else's name on top of it. The worst part is that judging by the pictures on his page, he has the leaked alpha of GaW (yes, we had a leak almost an year before, we haven't announced it until now) We can say it was our fault, and we now are a lot more cautious and I'll do everything I can to prevent that from happening again. Of cource I can't prove nothing, so again I won't comment on any names.

So, anyway, I'm sorry for the long and useless article so far, thanks to everyone who readed it until here, I just wanted to share what was my torment in the past two months. The positive side was that I help some people with their mods (public and personal), I hope at least they are happy with my work.

Anyway, the more IMPORTANT part of the article:

First, the work on the mod continues :) During the last week I finished rigging all republic heroes that are not jedi (you can see them in this article) and their escorts. I must remind you that we are still accepting ideas for Bail Organa's escort, so please share any thoughts you have on the matter.

The GAR infantry is really almost done. We need to finish the Mortar Team animations, Phase 2 cold armour for 501st (my next task) and for 104th (this will be hard), Custom pilots for the Ghost Company (similar to Torrent company's LAAT pilots, but with a small difference, that we'll keep in secret for now) and I have to rig some Senate Commandos and Senate Guards. And that's it, all GAR infantry will be finished :) Of cource some coding is needed also, but it's not that much.

Second, we are going to reduce the visual updates of the mod. I'm sorry but I'm really sick of seening copies of GaW around ModDB and I think you will understant. You, guys, always were really supportive and helpfull, I hope this will continue in the future. We are counting on you all, and I know you won't disappoint us. Soon the Mod of the Year contest will start, we are keeping the visual updates for that :)

Stay around, we won't let this mod die unfinished!


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Guest
Guest

I totally understand what you mean, in the end, its modders like you (and your team)that give their time to make great material like these and you deserve our respect because I certainly don't have the time or know-how. Your work is certainly appreciated by most of us, and we know it is guys (and gals) like you that truly deserve the credit. There are others that are all talk (maybe some good points) but no game. I have had many enjoyable hours because of your hard work and other modders in this community that actually produce mods and not ideas of what they will do.

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AdmiralSnackbar554
AdmiralSnackbar554

I see where you're coming from bc I see comments that complain about time. How the mod has taken too long and this unit needs to be added. They back up the claim with "complaint makes games better" but these mods are free. Games are payed for and people have to realize that they just make modders stop working and stop posting updates to get away from the comments.

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ExiledHunter
ExiledHunter

I think I know what mod you are talking about

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ExiledHunter
ExiledHunter

it begins with a Y

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CT-1138
CT-1138

I think he is talking about Republic assault

I downloded their 0.8 Indev and I was confused as to why they had GAW Muunilinst 10 and red mist models as well as the LAAT models from this mod

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isa0005
isa0005

I noticed this as well, pretty shameful of the Republic Assault team really, the least they could do is ask for permission. Theft is wrong!

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Sly442
Sly442

#EAWMODDINGDRAMA

But seriously, the LAAT's from Republic Heroes(?). Most of the resources from both mods are ported ranging from free-released assets by other modders (from other games like Battlefront 2 to assets straight from games).

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soviet510
soviet510

Theft is theft you obviously don't see your bias.

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isa0005
isa0005

If you're talking about Yuuzhan Vong at War then you are mistaken, they are one of the few modders out there that would actually actively fight this kind of stuff. There are a good bunch of people and I'm very confidant that they would not do this kind of thing. Of course you could be trolling, in which case, go back under your bridge, this kind of stuff is not wanted here!

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ExiledHunter
ExiledHunter

Weird I am a semi member of that team and I never heard anything from Barlex about him asking GAW about anything

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suerteto Author
suerteto

Guys, cut it off, please

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C.JPJones
C.JPJones

dude, when you fell like you are tired and want to take a nap(this is an expression, I hope you know what I mean), you take a nap. and plus, you are spending a lot of your time to make a mod for other people. FOR FREE!
that is a lot to ask for, so what I am saying is. thanks for what you have done.

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suerteto Author
suerteto

I didn't mention any names, so please stop guessing and accusing other modders without evidences. That's not the purpose of this article and it's at least a bad maner and taste to speak without knowing the truth. I now we most likely won't find it, but that's the way life is, so I prefer to keep away all negative from our mod page, so please keep that in your minds before commenting

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CdtFox
CdtFox

So GAW copy is also here at Moddb?! ....

I'm really sorry for you, I was experiencing the same thing. Anyways good luck!! I'll certainly vote for you for the mod of the year contest. :)

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robertsor
robertsor

Is that GAW copy that you're speaking that new mod called "Republic Assault" Because they got 501st same as you do guys just lack characters for 2 or 3. Now we know you guys also have personnel lives so its fully understanable. Also, I don't know if this means anything but you have my full support for this mod and I can't wait to play it.
Keep up the good work mates. :)

P.S. Why not just do normal security clone force for escort of bail organa.

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suerteto Author
suerteto

Please stop this discussion.

PS: Well, he will be the only one without unique escort, it's little sad :)

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robertsor
robertsor

Alright, also one question just. What purpose will diplomats have? Will they be like "scouts" or?

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suerteto Author
suerteto

Nothing special for now is planned, they won't be much different than the vanilla Han Solo or Mara Jade. Just a combat unit with some special bonuses

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KnightEternal
KnightEternal

I don't see Republic Assault anymore, I think they took it down

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AubeSangante
AubeSangante

Senatorial guard for bail organa ?

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suerteto Author
suerteto

Well, I don't think they suits him very good, but your suggestion is noted and writed in the list :)
When we gather some more ideas we'll make a vote as usual :)

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FrozenLazer
FrozenLazer

Why don't you do the Security Members seen in the Christophis episode where Bail Organa is trapped as they are being bombed?

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suerteto Author
suerteto

If you are talking about S02E16, you are referencing those:
I446.photobucket.com
I think they are something local

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ModestMeteor4
ModestMeteor4

Nice to hear that you are still working on this. Can't wait for more new screenshots. :)

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Maxyms
Maxyms

Completly support your mod since the beginning, the unique modder who has entirely developped GAR infantry so far. Keep the good work and good luck :p

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suerteto Author
suerteto

Thank you :)

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MenMat
MenMat

Nice to see you back, Suerteto. I was prepared for long breaks anyway (though I don't get why some people are astranged, you did similar breaks in the past IIRC) :D

TBH I could make a sermon about the whole FOC Aliiance ordeal, but you said not to do so, and I'll respect your word.

Plus, great to hear that some progress has been made too.

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Niner Skirata
Niner Skirata

The mode wont die that reassure me

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Sargentjenkins
Sargentjenkins

Guys don't worry your mod is assume and I cant wait for release and your mod wont die out because all of your hard work will find someone to finish or the other way around. there is no rush and you are trying your absolute best and I really appreciate that and I will look at this mod every week or so to check your progress and see what amazing things you come up with next.

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soviet510
soviet510

I've lost all respect for that mod criminal and I'll be spreading the word to other modders like ozzy who works with him.

Don't let his **** personality get to you, you guys are doing a great job.

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suerteto Author
suerteto

I don't know about who are you talking about, but I advice you not to spread anything

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Erik245
Erik245

This mod is going to be so awesome thank you so much for developing it. this mod looks like its going to knock all other Empire At war mods out of the park.

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