For more than ten years Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D was a source of inspiration for many and many fans. Unfortunately there is not any tool available which would let fan community to expand the game by developing additional levels and modifications. But lots of work has been done for understanding the game data structures and the ultimate goal is to make new addons a reality.

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For more than ten years Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D was a source of inspiration for many and many Star Wars fans. But unlike some other PC games there is not any tool available which would let fan community to expand the game by developing additional levels and modifications. So, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition has been started on 23 March 2009: www.petitiononline.com/swrs3d/

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron might be an old game to feature, but it is still one of the most highly ranked Star Wars games for its incredible gameplay. It was released for Windows on 3 December 1998, with a Nintendo 64 version released four days later. Although it was followed by two games for Nintendo Gamecube - Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader in 2001 and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike in 2003, the PC gamers were left without any hopes for Windows version sequels. It may confirm the supposition that the first Windows version known as Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D was a side project and actually was ported from the original Nintendo 64 game by two LucasArts interns.

The tunnel sequence of the fight for the second Death Star as seen in L3D.The advantage of Windows version is that it would allow creation of mods, but unfortunately there was not any tool available. There were some developments around understanding the game data structure and modifying the game settings and all available utilities are now hosted at Secrets of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Since the game was getting quite old an idea for a petition for making the game level editor public arose among the fan community. The original L3D in-house level editor by Factor5 was used in development of the sequels, but it was already slightly out-dated and a new tool was to be development as a substitute. So, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition has been started on 23 March 2009:

Dear LucasArts and Factor 5, We are a group of enthusiastic fans of your great PC platform computer game... Unlike some other Star Wars games there is not any tool available which would let fan community to expand the game by developing additional levels and modifications... Therefore we ask you to release freely the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D level editor. It would allow us to use our creativity to revive the game and expand it with fantastic add-ons...

CPunsh is a drag-and-drop-based system of virtual cards, each containing a collection of instructions or decision points.The irony is that ten years after the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron has been apprised by all critics and won several awards, its developer Factor5 experienced deadly hard times and recently was officially closed. So it is a high time to join the forces for getting the original game editor, open doors for fan creativity and give a second birth to this Star Wars arcade game classics.

You can read the full text of the petition here: Petitiononline.com Please read it, sign it and spread this around. Join us! We need you now!


References:

  • Postmortem: Factor 5's Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II by Thomas Engel, Gamasutra, 1 May 2002, Gamasutra.com
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron: A Retrospective by Brad Shoemaker, Gamespot, Gamespot.com
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D on Wikipedia En.wikipedia.org
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SinKing
SinKing

At first I thought this is naive to even try to make LucasArts listen. They don't take too well on modding their games, as far as I can tell. However, I signed this petition out of curiosity what a crowd of fans can achieve. So far there are only 53 votes, so if you want to see, if it's possible, sign up yourself!

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Very inspiring, SinKing! Let's spread the word and do it. Try not... do or do not... there is no try...

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myles
myles

I signed, have to say I had the game cube version, quite amazing at the time too :D

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virtuasoft
virtuasoft

I like the idea, (great game), however..I doubt Lucasarts will allow their games to be modded. I know that George Lucas does not mind people making Fan Films and the like. But I do not think they will let you mess with their games. And most likely the level editor resides on some CD-R that some guy has stored in the middle of no where just cause he wanted to make a backup for his own personal collection. This seems like a hard thing to get. I will sign tho. Maybe they have it somewhere and will be cool about it. peace

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FekLeyrTarg
FekLeyrTarg

I've just signed the petition and opened a topic about it in the xwaup forums.

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Thanks for this, FekLeyrTarg. Actually I also posted a message at X-Wing Alliance Upgrade project forums some time ago: Xwaupgrade.com

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Would be great if it happened. *signed* Best of luck!

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Unbelieveable, but PetitionOnline.com is under attack. It is confirmed by Kevin Matthews of Artifice, Inc:

We do know, as I'm sorry to say, that PetitionOnline has been inaccessible since Friday morning, making this already our worst outage in nearly ten years of petition hosting, and it is still ongoing. A basic discussion of the DDoS attack being waged against us is posted here: Designcommunity.com Even though our servers are and have been running fine, and the data on them is safe, they remain temporarily unreachable over the Internet due to this attack.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

hope u guys get the editor, i signed the Petition and i will get my m8s to do the same, good luck.

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