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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition got to 200 signatures, more than a year after it has been started. Unfortunately we have got rather more questions and plus no answers so far. Let us try to answer them together.

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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 2009. After more than a year we have hit the bar of 200 signatures today. Factor 5 has been passing through dramatic decline which left its US office closed and many unfinished project canned. Recent news about president of LucasArts leaving the company cast a shadow on hopes for a Rogue Squadron revival project similar to highly successful Monkey Ireland Special Editions series.

Join us! We need you now!In September 2009 there was some correspondence with a game developer from White Harvest regarding our petition. What that person said about Rogue Squadron was that "...LucasArts owns all rights, assets and tools to all Rogue Squadron games, and are the only ones who can authorize this. I'm glad that you're still enjoying the old Rogue Squadron,... but I doubt that anybody will ever release the tools. It's actually quite a bit of work, and the interest isn't big enough (not unless the number of petitioners reaches 5 or 6 digits). Regardless, the request would most likely have to go through LEC."

Our last year call for joining forces to develop Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor by ourselves was not a success to put it mildly. But there were few interesting ideas floating around e.g. using an existing engine/game to start a Rogue Squadron mod/total conversion project. What do you think about it? Which engine/game is the best for such a project? Would you be interested in joining it?

Unfortunately this was not much of a positive news, but it is encouraging to see that there are so many devoted Star Wars: Rogue Squadron fans around. Nevertheless a message with updates on petition is to be sent to LucasArts with a hope that this might result in their positive decision.

References:

  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D Editor Request petition - View current signatures, Petitiononline.com
  • LucasArts president resigns Darrell Rodriguez departs Star Wars company after two-year run; publisher affirms development schedule not impacted, Tom Magrino, GameSpot, 7 May 2010, Gamespot.com
  • Big Whoop! Monkey Island® 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge® Sets Sail This Summer, LucasArts, 10 March 2010, Lucasarts.com
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Gandbon
Gandbon

Cool. Hope you get done. To say the truth it has been years seen i played.Maybe last year. My dad has the cd some were.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

you should copy and past this onto a news post for the main rs3d site as well so more people would look at it.

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

It actually meant to appear also at the Rogue Squadron 3D section automatically, but it did not.

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freakinwat
freakinwat

Hey, why don't you make a facebook page, myspace, twitter, get as much publicity as possible.

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LukA_YJK Author
LukA_YJK

Good idea, frreainwat! But I was thinking once it is not targeted it is not going to work. Maybe we will give it a try. Airborne is doing great job with his videos here. I also try to keep posting few star wars gaming forums.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

by the way nice post, i always love how nice and neat and well presented your news posts are :D

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