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 are being reworked and enhanced to make each feel more unique and authentic to the universe, while maintaining the classic Battlegrounds gameplay. In addition, the Scenario Editor is being filled with hundreds of new units, buildings, effects, triggers, and objects to allow campaign and scenario designers more freedom than ever before.

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A new public build of Expanding Fronts is now available! Download it now, and conquer the galaxy as the newly added Zann Consortium!

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EXPANDING FRONTS IS HERE



It has been a long wait, but we are finally ready to bring you a new public version of Expanding Fronts, Featuring numerous new units, technologies, features, and an entirely new playable civilization!

NEW FEATURES


On top of the Zann, every existing civilization has been expanded with new units, buildings, and technologies.

Transport Mechs - Safely move your troops to and from the frontlines in these new armored ground vehicles.

Land Mines - New cloaked explosive traps stop enemy forces dead in their tracks.

Anti-Air Batteries - Clear the skies with devastating blankets of laser fire.

Interceptors - Establish air superiority using agile light fighters.

Attackers - Pour heavy anti-tank fire from the skies with these powerful aerial juggernauts.


DOWNLOAD IT NOW


Expanding Fronts can be downloaded as an EXE Installer or as a manual installation archive. Grab it from the links below:

ModDB

EXE / Archive


HeavenGames

EXE / Archive


THANK YOU


It's been a long and difficult road, and we are immensely pleased to finally be able to put out a new public build. We thank everybody for sticking with us and being patient over the past few years. May the Force be with you all.


BUT THAT'S NOT ALL


So, unbeknownst to us, we picked a very interesting day to release Expanding Fronts. As it just so happens, the planets have aligned, and our launch just so happens to coincide with Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds launching on Steam. Very unexpected, but very welcome and long overdue. Also of note is that SWGB, alongside a handful of other LucasArts classics is included in the latest Star Wars Humble Bundle. If you, or anyone you feel like conquering the galaxy with is missing it, there's no better time to grab it and EF! We'll see you on the Battlegrounds.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION


As much progress as we've made, we are still looking for additional hands to help put Expanding Fronts together. As you might see in the beta, we've had to use numerous placeholder units to fill the Zann infantry roster as we are still lacking infantry modelers and animators. If you have experience in 2D art, 3D art/animation, 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 the project head Gen_Rhys_Dallows. Alternatively, you can post a message in our project thread at SWGB.HeavenGames.com



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Auxor
Auxor

You magnificent bastards.

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ericscb
ericscb

Really!!!??? Finaly here again!! Awesome guys!!!

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Metaltooth
Metaltooth

The only question is, where will you take us next

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Delta_86
Delta_86

Yay! It's finally out! Also, drat! I just got SWGB for GOC. Should I get it on Steam as well?

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R-X
R-X

There isn't really a reason to. GOG already gave you a DRM-free, working edition, what more do you need? There's nothing new in the Steam release.

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

Sadly, users are reporting many problems with the functionality of SWGB's Steam release. Because Expanding Fronts uses a separate executable file from normal SWGB, it should hopefully negate any problems with the Steam version. This is unconfirmed, however, and results may not be reliable until our hotfix is out.

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Rapied
Rapied

Which version of the game I need?
Steam? GOG? Retail?

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

Any of them should work.

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Rapied
Rapied

But it doesnt, when i try to launch battlegrounds_x2.exe, game launches unmodded, even if i use configurator

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theolin2
theolin2

Yess I have the same problem :(

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dalapto
dalapto

Woo!

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Laisum
Laisum

Mod full bags...

S019.radikal.ru

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Laisum
Laisum

Fixed...

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Laisum
Laisum

Wait full mod and NEW factions. Old republic, Sith Empire... More slots players. More Gaya enemies. More tech and new buildings. Special buildings! (Where ARC center in worker panel?) Nice mod. Thx author! And add in Create Scenario VERY GIANT MAP. unreal HUGE !!

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WeeGee9000
WeeGee9000

AWESOME!!
How do i install it??

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JjForcebreaker
JjForcebreaker

Wooo!

Amazing news. Downloading!

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shaggytoons
shaggytoons

I have doubts and questions :/ I've alredy installed and patched it, but I still can't use te factions :// was it deleated?? also there's a lot of units I can't find, Police N1, T-70 X wings, Zann's heroes, the Dark Trooper Fase 2 I see it like a rebel pilot, The new trees are just able in the Unit section, is that normal? Rebel Capital Ship's Yard are not able anymore?? :// is that a problem with the instalation or the release is like that??

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Gen_Rhys_Dallows Author
Gen_Rhys_Dallows

Sub-factions have been removed, and some of the previously showcased units are not yet available in this release.

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shaggytoons
shaggytoons

Do you have in mind to add them in a future release??

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Laisum
Laisum

@Gen_Rhys_Dallows Game crashes after a while. What is the reason?

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Bioboy14
Bioboy14

This mod is Awesome!
Loving the Zann Consortium! Also the 1000 population makes resource collection and base construction SOOOOO much better!

You guys are brilliant!

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C.Ross
C.Ross

Alright I'm having a similar problem compared to some of those who commented here. I also cannot play the game with access to the mod even if I initialize it with battlegrounds_x2 or whatever. Tried to fix it in the configurator.exe but it's not saving. So how DO I play this thing? I also thank everyone involved in the production in this addon, very amazing.

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Jorritkarwehr
Jorritkarwehr

Do you have the hotfix? Installing that should allow the configurator to save.

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I am having an ****** right now :)

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