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Almost five months passed since Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition has been started. More than 100 fans signed the petition so far. Unfortunately we did not get any response from LucasArts and former Factor 5 management. So, here is a call for joining forces: Let us do it ourselves!

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The petition asking LucasArts and Factor 5 to make the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D level editor available to the fan community has been started in March. More than 100 people, mostly expressing their interest in being involved in developing new levels, signed it. Viewing level data in RogueDatThere were a former Rogue Squadron development team member and an author of a sci-fi book, many enthusiastic gamers, experienced modders and computer science students. Unfortunately after sending emails to LucasArts and former Factor 5 management twice we did not get any response.

Meanwhile there were some news that a number of staff laid off by the now-dead Factor 5 have launched a legal attack on company founders, whom are alleged to have fraudulently transferred assets - including Rogue Squadron for Wii - to another company before declaring bankruptcy, in order to avoid paying its employees. Still determined to continue with the petition, it seems that we will not be able to get the level editor soon.

Join us! We need you now!So here is a call for joining forces to develop Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor, call for forming the Team to all interested modders, amateur level designers, computer science students and everybody who can contribute. At this stage it is important to complete decoding of game level files that can be extracted from the game data by using the RogueDat 1.0 utility. All findings revealed so far will be posted here. If you are interested in taking this challenge please post a comment. Let us do it ourselves!

References:

  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition - View current signatures, Petitiononline.com
  • Rogue Squadron Wii canned? Star Wars game named in ex-Factor 5 employees' lawsuit, CVG, 17 June 2009, Computerandvideogames.com
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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey

Best of luck to you all.

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Thanks for good wishes, Bird_of_Prey. It seems that I will have to continue as a team of one :-(

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

I have started a forum for quick communication around Rogue Squadron 3D Level Editor research and development: Moddb.com

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

hey i will help, only the word "amateur" seems to fit me well...
the only games i moded in my life is command and conquer red alert 1 and 2, command and conquer renagade and battle field 2. although that is a good few games i had tools for all but one of them (being commad and conquer renagade but all you needed for that was microsoft note pad and photoshop) so if you can make a tool i will be glad to help.

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Thanks, airborneSn1p3r! You are already a great help... Frankly speaking it looks like a dead end to me now, but you never know, right? :)

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