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10-01-2009
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Glactic Civil War Restored (1.0) - File Description  


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This mod is intended to return the Main Campaign from EAW to the FOC expansion pack. With a minor number of irreparable glitches and over two years of work and lone beta-testing, this mod succeeds in living up to its title of GCW Restored


What a great idea. I've only played the first 2 levels on the Empire campaign, but it's very nice. Having FOC graphics for the EAW campaign is wonderful. I'm looking forward to getting further and using FOC units.

NOTE: When loading this up, it is found under Galactic Conquest, not under Campaign.

A couple of things I did to make it more playable: I put the files in my mods folder. You need to add the proper path of modsgcwdata... because it won't work without the data folder (I learned that the hard way). I also changed the mobile_defense_units.xml to make the tech_level 99 for all factions (but only do this if you run this as a mod, otherwise you will never be able to build MDU's).

Also, one thing I want to touch on before it becomes an issue. There are no legal problems with this mod as far as porting, etc. for two reasons. First, the original campaign files are included on the FOC disk, just not activated. Secondly, and this is the important one, you can't play FOC without having EAW installed on your system.

Finally, on a side note, why is this the closest thing I've ever seen to a campaign (I realize it is a campaign, but it's not original) released by the community? The map editor comes with instructions for campaign scripting, and I would love to see someone make a campaign with set out objectives and planets that are accessible over time. Maybe Thrawn era, or KotOR... but I digress.

I'm going to waste my whole work day playing through the vanilla campaigns again.
And I'm going to like it.

the_stag



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This is the culmination of a two-year long struggle to restore something I felt that LucasArts should have done itself and everyone else said was impossible

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Thats right folks, the original EAW campaign - both Empire and Rebel versions - has been fully restored. Admittedly there are a few glitches - but considering that most of this was complete gobbily-gook back when I started, I must admit I am both exhausted... and impressed.

The main listed glitches are as follows

#1: The Fresia Mission to recover the X-Wings had to be completely removed - to complete that mission you must now conquer Fresia. A side-effect is that the Fresia holocron entry will remain even after you finish the mission though the campaign will continue

#2: Never ever EVER Under ANY conditions build the Imperial or Rebel version of the M.D.U - and if you must build it NEVER construct any of the weapons emplacements - the campaign and LUA's used by the game HATE these things and WILL crash

#3: Sometimes the Imperial Campaign will read itself as 'finished' after Yavin is destroyed - as far as I know this glitch was fixed. Unfortunately this glitch MIGHT still crop up so the 'what if' story of wiping out the Rebellion won't activate and the game will read the mission as completed after Yavin has been blown up. As far as I can tell this glitch is gone but it might still be there so watch out for it

#4: The Rebel Wayland Mission ALWAYS drops me to the desktop whenever I land a certain number of units - usually vehicles - and tells me that the there was an error. DO NOT close the game. Simply tell the message to go away, click on the EAW tab in your toolbar and it'll load back up from where you were. Oddly enough, the game always runs smoother when it does that... I'm not sure why but *shrug* since I couldn't fix it but it also wasn't game breaking I decided to ignore it - if it bothers too many people I'll remove the Wayland mission as I've done with the Fresia mission

#5: Red Squadron is STILL featured in this campaign - the coding needed to make it work is completely intact, strangely enough, but as a side-effect Luke was left out of the 'heros' who are spawned in the game. If this bothers enough people I'll put him back in as a land hero

#6: The text for each mission has been removed and I've been unable to restore it. When a mission starts but before a battle begins there is the 'loading' page where - once upon a time - there was information on what you were about to do as well as pictures of the mission map. Unfortunately, since that text is gone, it simply shows up as gobbly-gook. I gave up restoring this as all the attempts I made only made things worse

Now for the Features

#1: The campaign has been completely restored - every mission, every story and every planet from the original campaign

#2: Every hero from the FOC pack as well as the original game has been coded into the campaigns. You'll get Yoda when Dagobah is revealed, the Arc Hammer and Dark Troopers at tech level three for the Empire and so on

#3: All of the Expansion Planets have been coded into the campaign to help resolve the 'path' glitches where you couldn't reach certain planets.

#4: The Underworld is in this campaign alongside the pirates - both can be encountered though the Underworld can't be played

But who wants to hear my blather ? You want to see the files don't you ? Of COURSE you do to install the files is fairly simple - just drag and drop into your DATA folder and boot the game up. Then go to the Galactic Conquest area and the new entry 'Main Galactic Campaign' will be there to play as the Rebel or the Empire

Enjoy

Permission: Anybody can use this - if you want it in your mod I'd like to know about it but *shrug* whatever


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Total comments: 40 | Last comment: 08-11-2011 at 00:49

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 Expand#1 - Posted by: Mobius13 (Member) - 10-01-2009 at 12:08

 Expand#2 - kwl!:P - Posted by: MoffVaipa (Member) - 10-01-2009 at 12:21

 Expand#3 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-01-2009 at 15:21

 Expand#4 - Posted by: Thunderstorm025 (Member) - 10-01-2009 at 16:15

 Expand#5 - Posted by: Sercendil (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 05:15

 Expand#6 - Posted by: Lt_Morke (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 07:21

 Expand#7 - Posted by: Edteen (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 14:57

 Expand#8 - Posted by: Edteen (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 14:59

 Expand#9 - Posted by: Lt_Morke (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 16:28

 Expand#10 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 18:02

 Expand#11 - Posted by: Andres_16 (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 19:29

 Expand#12 - Posted by: Andres_16 (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 19:31

 Expand#13 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 22:23

 Expand#14 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-02-2009 at 22:30

 Expand#15 - Rebel capmaign 7 mission - Posted by: MoffVaipa (Member) - 10-03-2009 at 05:41

 Expand#16 - Posted by: Gen_Aurelian (Member) - 10-03-2009 at 12:55

 Expand#17 - Posted by: Rogueleeder (Member) - 10-03-2009 at 12:59

 Expand#18 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-03-2009 at 18:48

 Expand#19 - Posted by: Gen_Aurelian (Member) - 10-04-2009 at 02:45

 Expand#20 - Posted by: Rogueleeder (Member) - 10-04-2009 at 09:54

 Expand#21 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-04-2009 at 19:09

 Expand#22 - Posted by: Gen_Aurelian (Member) - 10-05-2009 at 14:11

 Expand#23 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-05-2009 at 19:35

 Expand#24 - Posted by: Gen_Aurelian (Member) - 10-06-2009 at 12:36

 Expand#25 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 10-06-2009 at 18:28

 Expand#26 - Posted by: ZXander_Stealth (Member) - 10-20-2009 at 22:45

 Expand#27 - Posted by: xjxbreezy (Member) - 11-06-2009 at 16:35

 Expand#28 - Posted by: capshades (Member) - 12-23-2009 at 12:18

 Expand#29 - Posted by: Grig (Member) - 02-09-2010 at 17:30

 Expand#30 - Posted by: ZXander_Stealth (Member) - 02-16-2010 at 06:37

 Expand#31 - @ #29 - Posted by: capshades (Member) - 03-04-2010 at 17:39

 Expand#32 - Posted by: 111alan (Member) - 06-21-2010 at 00:01

 Expand#33 - Posted by: No1Gamer (Member) - 10-27-2010 at 10:22

 Expand#34 - Posted by: No1Gamer (Member) - 10-30-2010 at 05:35

 Expand#35 - Some comments and questions - Posted by: Xgthrecgtejm (Member) - 11-20-2010 at 15:19

 Expand#36 - Posted by: No1Gamer (Member) - 02-11-2011 at 05:53

 Expand#37 - Posted by: Xgthrecgtejm (Member) - 04-11-2011 at 17:27

 Expand#38 - so there is no fix for the kashyyyk and corellia issues? for # 37 - Posted by: rlebron21 (Member) - 07-31-2011 at 09:18

 Expand#39 - Help - Posted by: concon123 (Member) - 08-10-2011 at 15:35

 Expand#40 - more help - Posted by: concon123 (Member) - 08-11-2011 at 00:49



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