(Unreleased v4.0)

last update 24.12.2016.


  • Five playable factions (Zann Consortium, Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, Black Sun pirates and The Hutt Cartel) + 2 idle (Ohnaka Gang and Mandalorian Militia)
  • New Music (Start menu, Hutt and Black Sun specific backgrounds, Empire and Rebel added to the existing playlists, music added from Star Wars Rebels, Rogue One and Shadows of the Empire)
  • Campaigns for all tastes: all five factions, without hutts, then without underworld and then just rebel and empire (Foc and Eaw updated campaigns and one original)
  • Nine new planets: Lothal, Jedha, Jakku, Mygeeto, Falleen (Xizor's homeworld), Florrum, Rattatak, Trandosha (Bossk's homeworld) and Rhen Var
  • Restored Rattarak planet after being scrapped by the Petroglyph (both maps weren't even scrapped)
  • Replaced some hero Icons with more realistic (in cases of icons created from pictures of computer generated Heroes with screenshots from movies) or by better ones in my opinion.
  • Ssdcommander's space station and conquest spawning system
  • Replaced some unit names with correct/complete ones
  • Enhanced Vader's and Sidious Force powers (whirlwind and lightning damages everything and telekinesis can be applied to vehicles and heroes - except force sensitives and droids) I did that because frankly no bounty hunter or smuggler has any chance against a main Jedi or Sith hero
  • Fighters rescaled to 75%, corvettes, frigates and cruiser rescaled more canonically
  • Planets rescaled to 75%
  • Reworked AI, Hutts and Black Sun fully active in GC
  • Multiple tweaks and fixes
  • New stars background
  • New GC called "Battle for the Underworld" featuring only underworld factions.
  • New particle effects: Empire has blue protons, Black Sun orange ones, orange and yellow blaster bolts for the Mandalorians, new laser textures, purple bolts for some heroes, faster moving projectiles, added blue space lasers to some units
  • Retextured the Pirate Interceptor Frigate
  • CIS Units - Hypori, Geonosis and Muunilinst will enable the building of B2 SuperBattle Droids (Hutts, Black Sun, Zann Consortium) Droideka MK I (Hutts and the Black Sun) and the construction of Providence and Munificient space cruisers (Hutts, Rebels, Black Sun and Zann Consortium)
  • Mandalore - Land hireable Mandalorian merc squads and squad commanders (Hutts, Black Sun, Zann Consortium), space buildable Kedalbe battleship (Hutts, Black Sun) and Basilisk Carriers (Hutts)

Black Sun:

  • Heroes: Guri, Xizor, Jodo Kast, Chenlambec, Zuckuss and 4lom, Durga the Hutt, Perit, Black Sun Ace Squadron (No Black Sun hero unit is made up (every info is taken from books, movies and various sources)
  • Land: Pirate mercs, Pirate Plex, Falleen Assasain(Field Commander/Saboteur), AT-AP Walkers, BARC Trooper, Speeders, Pirate Tanks (TCW), Z95 Flyers, Pirate MDU
  • Space: Z95 Headhunter, V-wing Bomber, Kihraxz Light Scouts, Rihkxyrk Attack Fighters, Ixiyen Assault Fighters, R41 Heavy Fighter-Bomber, Gozanti Corvette, IPV-2 Corvette, Pirate Interceptor Cruiser, Vigo Cruiser, Basilisk Carrier, Thranta Heavy Assault Frigate, Bloodstar Battleship
  • Structures: Syndicate Headquarters, Command Center, Secondary Outpost, Cantina, Shield gen., Ion cannon, Turbolasers, Mining facility, Asteroid mining facility, 1-4 level Asteroid base (with an upgraded look for lvl2 - lvl4), Xizors's Skyhook (special large garrison spawning orbital station)
  • Smugglers work as Fleet commander
  • Bounty hunters work as spies


  • Heroes: Jabba and his Sail Barge, Bib Fortuna, Boba Fett, Labria, Mustafarian Bounty Hunter, Greedo, Tessek, Borvo the Hutt
  • Land: Hutt Mercs, Hutt Plex, Twi'lek agent, Swoop troopers, HH87-Starhopper, Bounty Hunter, Rancor, Bantha-II Skif, ISP Squad, AAT Tanks, Hutt MDU
  • Space: Hutt V-Wing Fighters, Dunelizard Bombers, Dagger starfighters, Krayt Gunships, IPV-1 Patrol Craft, Marauder Cruiser, Venator Star Cruiser, Minstrel Hutt Cruiser, Wavecrest Heavy Frigate, Battle Dragon Battleship
  • Structures: Hutt Command palace, Secondary palace, Hutt barracks, Shield gen., Ion cannon, Turbolasers, Mining facility, 1-4 level Hutt Asteroid base (with an upgraded look for lvl2 - lvl4)

Empire added:

  • Heroes: Moff Jerjerrod, Mara Jade and her ship, Vader and his TIE-Advanced (don't worry, you still can build the Executor SSD, but Vader will not command it), Vader's wingmen now pilot TIE Interceptors, Director Orsin Krennic, new Icons for Thrawn and Mohc
  • Space: Gozanti Corvette, Arquetens Light Cruiser, Fire-Quasar Cruiser-Carrier, Venator, first Death star
  • Land: IRT Transport

Rebel added:

  • Heroes: Kyle Katarn and his ship in GC, Kanan and Hera and the Ghost in CG, General Dodonna as a space commander
  • Land: -
  • Space: unbuildable Z-95 spawning from certain ships, unbuildable starting stolen Fire-Quasar Cruiser, Hammerhead Corvettes in GC (only if you control Alderran), MC40, Fire-Quasar Cruiser-Carrier (reverse-engineered rebel variant) and Belarus cruiser
  • Structure: -

Consortium added:

  • Heroes: Defilers are also fleet and field commanders


  • Heroes: Added Death Watch as major hero defending Mandalore
  • Land: Reworked indigenous units, Tank squad, Speeder team,
  • Space: Space cruisers, Space carrier
  • Structures: Reworked the indig. buildings
  • Mandalore on various GC is a more difficult target
  • Note: They are still unplayable

Known bugs:

  • Some minor faction icons issue
  • Still some land skirmish AI for the added factions issues, nothing huge
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I watched Rogue One last night in the theater and was amazed by it. It really did expand the Star Wars universe of that era for me. I think that some of the characters and certain super weapon's abilities can be implemented into the mod as well as parts of the movie's soundtrack. Being almost finished with my Star Wars Rebels additions, after adding ships, vehicles, heroes and parts of it's soundtrack to the mod, I plan to do the same with Rogue One.EAW 20161217 17553759

Things you can expect in the addition, by faction:


  • Krennic with a Death Star construction boost and if possible some minor field commander role with a squad of his death troopers.
  • Death Star "single reactor" fire ability that will only destroy land bases and not the entire planet.


  • Captain Andor as a early lvl Rebel Hero (Probably a retexture of Han). His U-Wing as his transport ship and K-2S0 are impossible without proper models. Who knows, depends on model availability.
  • Possibly Bail Organa as a Rebel non-combat hero, perhaps inspiring during ground or space battles and some minor price reduction ability. He could possibly have the ability to travel without starting battles and would provide a certain amount of information on that system, I'm thinking of him giving you complete system information, but only on Empire controlled planets.
  • I was thinking of a way of giving Rebels more heroes, more non-combat heroes. I would like to have more heroes simple replacing each other as you progress trough the tech levels. Also, different GCs simple having different set of heroes. I will have to think this trough and plan it.


  • Rogue One soundtrack elements added and playing during various events in the game mixed with the OT, Rebels and other soundtracks...
  • Some of the planets seen in the movie implemented. Scarif is problematic, at least space battle, there are ways around it. Ground map could be made. Moon Jedha already implemented.
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Rise of the Crime Lords 3.0

Rise of the Crime Lords 3.0

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This is the full standalone 3.0 version of the Rise of the Crime Lords mod for Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption. You have to install this...

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Rise of the Crime Lords 2.0

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Will you be adding crait and the salt speeders? They're remains of an abandoned rebel base

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When I attempt to launch the mod I get an error, I cannot remember exactly what but it does it right as the game launches.

*Edit* The error is "Perception Parsing Error"

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I hope this mod won't be another dead mod. It has incredible potential to become great. Seriously, the factions of the hutt and the black sun should have been in the vanilla factions of the game in the first place (I guess they got lazy after Forces of Corruption). Vjeko you are seriously a genious when you made this mod. Whenever you have the time, I hope to see the release of the 4.0 version of this mod (or 3.5).

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vjeko1701 Creator

Thank you. Check the downloads :)

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So, with eventual release of 4.0 on Steam are you gonna make an official discussion on workshop sub-forum so it would be easier to contact the mod developers? Also thank you for your work, the mod idea is simple, but surprisingly unused by anyone else.

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vjeko1701 Creator

v4.0 beta is out, I'll consider doing that when I have full 4.0 finished :)

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Is beta compatible with Steam version? On another note I wanted to ask about game balance but wasn't sure where I could post my questions.

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vjeko1701 Creator

I did quite a bit of game rebalancing in this version of the mod, it should now be mora canon and more balanced.

As for steam, I haven't tried installing it there but I mremeber I played v3.0 with my friend and he has the steam version of the game and it worked. 4.0 Beta should also

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I'm not getting any results, putting standard path for steam version: Steam\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Empire at War\corruption\swfoc.exe MODPATH=mods\Rise_of_the_Crime_Lords
in "target" doesn't work and will start unmodded game, there was no folder for "mods" so I had to create it, also what I'm supposed to put in "start in"?

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Oh, nevermind, fixed it.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

A truly fantastic mod. Adds two fully playable factions that might be a bit lacking in units, but still playable nonetheless. Still a few bugs but I imagine they'll be fixed. I recommend playing it.

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