I'm surprised there are no mods that only have units which are from the Star Wars universe. Everything I've seen so far is either extremely bloated with all kinds of trash and butchered music (Steiner Mods) or having missing items and descriptions (LOW Mods). Two of the best mods I've seen so for and neither are appealing nor are built from official designs. I've hacked and slashed the Steiner Advance Units mod to the point where there are just the units and nothing more but there's more work required and I don't want to do it anymore. The LOW has some mising descriptions, inaccurate models, and sloppy textures. LOW is better than the SAU mods, but I wish the XML's and DDS files were cleaned up. Sorry for being such a picky bastard. Actually, I'd be happy with just official movie units which I'm surprised were not all in the original game. That's LucasArts I guess; milk it for what it's worth. Anyway, if there is a mod that does succeed where these ones fail, please let me know.
Want to here of a good mod?
Dark Empire SPG will show you true enlightment.
Our goals for both however are to: -Enhance Galatic Conquest play -Introduce over 100 new units -All complete with their own sfxs -Completely NEW soundtrack for New Republic and Imperial Remnant -All Major heroes -16 new galatic conquest maps, 14 from Operation Shadow Hand -Dozens of new planets to visit. -Multiplayer version
Butchered music? Ours aren't taken from anywhere else, they are composed by my friend based from john williams and Frank Klepacki's work into midi. Anthony Simone orchestrates it.
We aren't doing the orginal timeline we're doing the Dark Empire Comics. We have a fair built team and work steadily.
23rd July 2006
Or try Wookiee In Pajamas: -3 new factions (Confederate Remnant, Sith Empire, and Yuuzhan Vong) -Over 100 new planets -15 heroes per faction -New units for all existing factions -More accurate scaling -Balancing -3 Galactic conquest campaigns -Full descriptions -Restoration of much cut content -Retaining of current music -Much more I can't think of now
Hehe, you can't restore cut content, you have to crack the .exe ;)
DE also has all the scaling and stuff, but we don't sell our mod on that.
23rd July 2006
We are getting it back in, even if we have to make some of it. We'll get Xizor, Leia, Dengar, all the cut planets, all the cut indigineous units, navytroopers, land and space units for heroes, Venator, V-Wing, Kyle Katarn, Mara Jade, 4-Lom and Zuckuss, and others.
30th March 2006
Im sorry but you are a realy selfish person, i mean realy selfish sure some of the mods dont completely fit my taste but still, the SAU is one of the best ones out thier and you say its trash, and you say burchered music that my friend is from force commander a offical la game. The units heh just because you dont read books or buy comics doesnt mean that they arent from the star wars universe. If your that pick tbh you should just go make your own mod.
he isn't selfish if he states his opinion. If three mods don't suit his taste then find something else. IF you find SAU one of the better ones, then that's your opinion, don't go calling him selfish. the reason the community is dead, because the petty squabbling people like you do.
I really recommend bailknight's mod for an eaw mod. Few units, very balanced, graphically appealing.
17th July 2006
hes not selfish windu im just well ......................... im ammazed SAU is one of the most accurate mods out there...
I only consider the mvie models to be official. I have read many SW books but mostly novels. I don't read comics much anymore. Personally, If someone can create a kick ass SSD mod of the Executer with an accurate rendering from the films (not LOW), the B-Wing, and the Tie Interceptor; I'd be happy. I've tried all the mods available to them and some are awesome mixed with not so awesome units. I found a great looking SSD except it has terrible looking engine bloom. If the Steiner mods didn't have so many custom edits to the interface and music, that would be fine. I never heard of a General Steiner in the SW universe. The mod is nice with the models, but it just needs to be toned down with the other stuff. It just bloats the game. I'll try the Dark Empire mod although I have a feeling it might not be what I'm looking for. The more simplistic it is, the better. Just a handful of additions.
Well, I actually thought the mod was available. I truly hope the music has a Star Wars theme to it cause the techno crap in the Steiner mod made my ears bleed. I viewed the trailer and if the metal music is apart of the mod, then I will likely pass. I believe the music should be like in the movies since it sets the mood by not being annoying or distracting.