There was a thread on another forum about the Star Wars mod for BF 1942; pretty favorable, so I decided to give it a try.
Kind of a pain to find a good download site, it's up on a number of servers like FileShack. If you want the free download, you have to jump through hoops...
But I got it, and the 5.3 patch.
It's a pretty good effort. The skins look good, and there's a raft of vehicles and weapons from the SW universe. X-wings, TIE fighters, walkers, speederbikes (dangerous!), and so forth. Gameplay is pretty much "straight" BF1942, looks like they kept in some of the more annoying features such as the Death Cam. (makes being a sniper no fun)
Some of the maps are a little buggy, with FR issues, but overall it's pretty good. I didn't have any trouble finding active servers, and I fooled around for a couple of hours last night. Nice change-of-pace from WWII action.
This mod has been around for a while, I thought almost all the BF1942 community knew about this mod, maybe even moreso than Forgotten Hope. Anyhow, yes it's definately a neat mod and it too has a loyal community though somewhat smaller than FH. I also recently grabbed the 5.3 patch but haven't given it a spin as I figure it's mostly the same as the 5.0 release. I find when I'm not playing FH these days I'll be either trying to finish Half Life 2 or playing Deathmatch online or CTF online as a change of pace from FH, or sometimes I may play BF1918 mod for BF1942. Anyhow, it's a shame that the 5.3 release will be the last release for the mod, but I may be wrong as I think I remember reading something about some of the team members may keep it going, kind of like a DCX thing for GC. P.S. Another mod to check out is Battlefield 1918 if you haven't already.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
someone released a mini mod called GCX that adds bot support to Galactic conquest, worth a look ;) and to me, by far one of teh best mods will always be eve of destruction.
Eve of Destruction has much better infantry combat than BFV. List of MUSTGET mods, in random order: Desert Combat (say what you will, but it pwns) Forgotten Hope (what BF1942 could have been) Galactic Conquest (relive the Trench Run and other famous battles in Ep IV, V, VI) Battlefield 1918 (trench warfare = intense) Eve of Destruction (better infantry combat and atmosphere than BFV) Sillent Heroes (Sweden vs Norway, you'll be amazed how cool it is)