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The Emperor has fallen, and the Empire is in shambles after their defeat at Endor. Can the Rebel Alliance, now reformed as the fledgling New Republic, re-establish the traditions of the old Republic and restore peace or will the Empire manage to unite under a strong leader to once again impose order over a lawless galaxy?

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...Ascendancy 0.95 Beta Release...

The Emperor has fallen, and the Empire is in shambles after their defeat at Endor. Can the Rebel Alliance, now reformed as the fledgling New Republic, re-establish the traditions of the old Republic and restore peace or will the Empire manage to unite under a strong leader to once again impose order over a lawless galaxy?

Keep in mind, this is still a beta/early access version to test certain functionalities and features before we're too committed to anything. Several things are therefore still in progress or not started, and we appreciate all feedback.

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...Features of Ascendancy...

Play as the New Republic or Imperial Remnant, each with unique ship rosters, abilities, playstyles and tech trees.
Conquer the Star Wars Galaxy on several new maps with various configurations, featuring several new planet types and canon planet placements.
Completely redesigned UI, and overhauled graphical effects.
Several overhauled and all-new gameplay mechanics, ship systems degrading with damage, and the ability to entirely destroy planets.

...Changes in 0.95...

3 Starbase types added
XQ Resupply station added for New Republic
UI Overhauled
New Planet Textures
New Techs and Abilities
Balancing Adjustments
Bug Fixes
Galaxy Gun Optional

For more in depth changelists, see here.

We've begun work on a wiki with in-depth information on the mod. There's still a ton of information we're working on adding as a result of the recent downtime, and registration is open so if you see something you want to add, feel free. We also have a board to help people who want to play Ascendancy online to organize games with other players, which you can find here. To post a bug or if you require tech support, there's a section for it on our forums.

V0.95 Beta (Full)
Download 0.95 Hotfix (requires full 0.95)

0.95 Hotfix (Requires 0.95 Full)

Before playing the mod to increase stability, also enable Large Address Aware to bypass Sins' 2GB memory limit issues. LAA is included in the download, simply open it, set the mode to basic, find your Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion.exe file and click the box to enable large address aware, then save. This only needs to be done once, so if you have already done it for other mods you can skip this step.

XQ Resupply StationArid Oceanic

...Coming in 1.0...

Finished New Republic, Remnant Tech, Ships and Abilities
Two New Factions
New Planet Types
New Maps, Neutral Structures
Finalize UI Assets (Fleet Logistics, Victory/Defeat Screens, Unit Pictures)
Voiceovers
General Polish

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Praetor_Niedz
Praetor_Niedz

Amazing work! Thank you!

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Altureus
Altureus

Lovely work as always. As more canon stuff is released in this time period are you guys going to try and follow that canon storywise?

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.Corey. Author
.Corey.

No, we're working in the Legends universe exclusively, which means there won't be anything released in this time period. Using the new Disney canon timeline would mean scrapping literally everything including the name and the factions (there is no Thrawn to get any sort of revenge) and working with a much smaller, different content pool.

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TheRomanRuler
TheRomanRuler

Correct decision no doubt, but i recommend adding that info somewhere (if it already is not added somewhere and i am just blind).

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MrPerson
MrPerson

Well, a Legends character being in the title of the mod is a dead giveaway that this is a Legends era mod. Should be pretty self-explanatory

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MrBaneblade
MrBaneblade

quick question: is the eclips and its younger brother still being balanced? or are they just waiting in line for the next update?

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.Corey. Author
.Corey.

Not quite sure what you mean by that. The Eclipse is not and won't ever be in the mod since three titans for one faction would be excessive, and between it and the Sovereign the sovereign has tradeoffs compared to the Executor (lower weapon strength but superlaser/abilities) where the Eclipse is just Executor plus superlaser, and the Eclipse was a unique flagship. By its younger brother I'm assuming you mean the Sovereign, which is already in and in roughly the same place balance-wise as everything else.

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MrBaneblade
MrBaneblade

oh... sorry, (by younger bro i mean eclips 2) i was just hoping that one of my favorite ships will be in one of my favorite mods for my favorite game

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kucsidave
kucsidave

Well, it would be really cool, but unbalanced and would totally kill the purpose of bot other "titan" options.
BTW: all ships are actually "female", so it's her sister.

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Kuikka88
Kuikka88

Very good! I noticed that AI has some difficulties to capture player controlled planets. I lost my planets due to culture loss despite AI having its fleet next to the planets.

Too bad this mod, as well as majority of sins mods, suffers from AI that spams frigates and carriers :( just encountered enemy fleet having 30 carriers and many times more frigates and cruisers - and not a single capital ship.

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.Corey. Author
.Corey.

While the way the AI handles capital ships is annoying, it's also highly predictable and something we should be able to work around, at least to some degree. I'm semi-confident we can get at least reasonable levels of capital usage, though it'll take a bit of playing with it.

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