Star Wars Battlefront III Legacy is a large-scale conversion mod created for Battlefront II using as many recovered assets that are available from the cancelled game Star Wars Battlefront 3 by Free Radical; including both eras (Clone Wars and GCW), a brand-new HUD+Interface and a few converted maps such as Coruscant, Cato Neimoidia, Bespin and Dantooine.
After a few crashlandings this is finally now the version I wanted to release all along. It is now an addon and only Battlefront II is required to run this.
Thank you for your interest for the latest release of STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT III LEGACY, a total conversion mod for Battlefront II (2005). This version comes only with Battlefront 3's Coruscant, the Clone Wars era,
three gamemodes and a lot of updated and new content from the previous beta versions.
This is indeed not the first release of the pre-demo, but the one which is the most complete as it was planned for a longer time. Having at least three gamemodes to choose from allows anyone to play this game. More information
regarding gameplay, match-rules and things to be aware of can be found below. We have been working very hard to deliver a release which is A. complete B. stablelized for most players and C. a good point to refresh many things.
This release is now an Addon, which means that the original Battlefront II from 2005 is required to play this Mod. Also in order to properly display the HUD and to get the mod running, two additional "mods" are required:
REQUIRED: Unoffical patch 1.3 to get the mod working (Installer for this patch has been included inside GameData)
VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED: [GT]Anakin's HD Remaster Mod to display the HUD correctly Moddb.com
Future content such as map reworks, new maps and the GCW era are planned to be released within the coming months. New heroes for both eras will also be added with each bigger update.
Thank you very much for your interest and may the force be with you... always.
-El_Fabricio, leading developer of Star Wars Battlefront III Legacy
Credits and special thanks:
-LucasArts (RIP - Makers of Star Wars Licenses)
-Disney (Rightholders - Bruh)
-Pandemic Studios (RIP - Makers of the greatest game of all time)
-Free Radical Design (RIP - Never had the possibility to beat the makers of the greatest game of all time by releasing a sequel :(
-EA/DICE (for nothing)
-[GT]Anakin (Been a very active developer in the beginning, maker of Battlefront 2 HD Remaster: Moddb.com )
-Luke Landwalker (Developer and Artist)
-Lonely Dragon (Artist, Developer, Hoster of the official Legacy Server)
-Marth8880 (The #1 person to ask when something is not working properly)
-DarthDio (Former Dev. Created a few HUD elements and other graphical art)
-jedimoose32 (Former Dev. Created numerous Scripts)
-LarsH. (Escape Pod Model+Textures)
-HaZuF (Contributed a lot during developement *cough* gib more RAW PC Assets *cough*)
-CloneCommOmar (Maker of the FRD wiki: Freeradical.fandom.com )
-The gametoast community (for everything: Gametoast.com )
-Kalle and Team (GameMaster (Gameshare.co) Gamespy replacement)
-Various artists at textures.com, cgskies.com and freesound.org
-In case someone got forgotten, please concact me immediately so I can fix that
We have a great community at Discord where we discuss, share and update upcoming releases and content: Discord.gg
My YouTube channel is the best source for upcoming video material about this mod: Youtube.com
(1) Open Star Wars Battlefront III Legacy - PREDEMO 1.0.4.rar and extract the folder "GameData" into .../.../Star Wars Battlefront II" --(the path must lead to the main game's folder).
(2) In case you didn't make sure the Unofficial Patch 1.3 is installed. The Installation has been included in this download (both release 129, and 130).
(3) In case you didn't, it is very recommended to install [GT]Anakin's HD Remaster Mod. It is required to fix the double-appearing HUD bug. Downloadlink: Moddb.com
(4) Everything is done. Launch Battlefront II and select BF3: Coruscant in Instant Action.
In order to play Multiplayer I reincluded the original game's .exe which allows you to use BattleSPY. BattleSPY let's you play the game as it used to be before GameSpy shut down. If you launch your game by using this .exe (I included both the US and EU version) you can just start and play online without any third party programs such as GameRanger, Tunngle, Steam or GoG.When the .exe asks you for permission to access through the Firewall, just press OK. It only appears once.
Q: I installed the mod as described, but when I select the map in Instant Action, no game mode or era is selectab-f5bf.4nwlvm weripcq,6dc bnA: UnOfficial Patch 1.3 is not installed. It is a required patch for this game to get the mod working in the first place. Also make sure you read the installation guide carefully.
Q: The game is running very slow/low on FPS, what shall I do?A: I recommend lowering the graphical settings. If this does't help, the answer below might be helpful.
Q: The game keeps freezing upon loading/crashes to Desktop ALL the time/Very very often.A: It seems your current hardware doesn't allow running the current map at its highest graphics (or lowest). It is likely than soon there will be alternate releases with reduced graphics (mostly resized textures and visuals)
Q: Help, help, the PC is burning!!A: A Windows98/XP is very unlikely to run anything I provided. It is recommended to call 911 while leaving the building as soon as possible.
If you want to increase the graphics of this game, I personally recommend two mods/addons (These are the ones you also see in screenshots and trailers):
(1) SleepKillers ShaderPatch: Gametoast.com (It improves and fixes many of the game's materials/shaders).
(2) SweetFX with the given SweetFX_settings.txt in this download: Sfx.thelazy.net (You don't necessarily need to use mine. It's all about personal taste, I guess).
NOTE: The above listed are just my own personal favourites to enhance the games graphic's for basically every map/mod. There are many more, more advanced graphic mods which increase the overall quality of this game by miles.Specially for original content by Pandemic.