The Open File: Files from the Front September 21,2007

The Open file returns this week. This feature highlights some of the great files hosted on the various Filefront user communities. The files are selected by the site admins and each week we highlight the most exciting add ons, maps or mods for some of the hottest games in the PC gaming universe.

This week we have:

  • Some enhancements to the Final Frontier that’ll floor fans of Star Trek Armada 2.
  • War in the Federation just got different thanks to this Starfleet Command 3 rebalance mod.
  • In honor of the recent Team Fortress 2 Beta, the Fortress Forever team unleashes the client for their HL2/Source Mod based on the original
  • Battlefield 2 takes to the high seas with the Pirates Full Conversion mod.
  • Excruciating detail on each of these files follows after the jump.

    Star Trek Armada II


    Star Trek Armada II Upgrade Project v.1.4.0

    Not satisfied with the now aging graphics in their favorite space RTS, fans of STA2 working in concert have pulled together a huge amount of texture upgrades, new planetary objects and completely new art for the various races and starships of the galaxy. New special effects, explosions and eye candy abound.

    The project itself is comprised of a number of download packs so here are a ton of links:;80894;81192;81394;81577;81694;81861;82121

    In addition, the following link has a few more details laid out, whilst also
    having those links below.

    Starfleet Command 3

    sfc3.jpgStarfleet Command 3 Rexpansion Mod.

    This is the latest version of the popular rebalance expansion by yochenhsieh.

    Major new features compared to previous release:
    - New custom campaign for all races which includes El-karnak and Pelican’s missions!
    - 12 new ships added, including 5 canon ships and 7 non-canon ships, all came with completed damage textures!
    And lots more awaits you to discover!

    Features compared to stock SFC3 game:
    - New models for 16 canon ships!
    - Various non-canon ships and stations retextured!
    - Damage textures for ALL ships and stations are remade!
    - ALL planets are retextured!
    - Enhanced special effects textures, e.g. shields, atmosphere, explosion, etc.
    - Weapon arcs on various ships improved!
    - Added new hardpoints on multiple canon ships!

    How to install it?
    You need to…
    1. Install SFC3 from the CD.
    2. Install SFC3 v1.01 beta2 build 534B Patch.
    3. Install SFC3 RExpansion 2007.

    Half-Life 2


    Fortress Forever

    Fortress Forever Client has been released! Fortress Forever is a Team Fortress mod for Half-life 2′s Source Engine. FF’s independent team is creating this mod entirely from scratch. Fortress Forever should please those who have stuck with or been a part Half-life: TFC over the years while at the same time doing more for new TF players than any prior Fortress attempt. Fortress Forever will be free to those who purchase Half-life 2.

    Half-Life 2 Files even has their own Fortress Forever Game Server! Located here: FF ( By

    Now you can finally play the mod you have been waiting for. So, what are you actually waiting for… Go download!

    Battlefield 2

    Battlefield Pirates! Mod v.1.0

    Battlefield Pirates 2 is a full conversion mod for Battlefield 2. The game pits 2 two rivaling crews, the Undead and the Peglegs, in a vicious battle for control of the Caribbean and all its booty. Brace yourself for a fun-filled adventure on the high seas!

    For more information, please visit

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