Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron

From the LucasArts site:

“Star Wars Battlefront®: Renegade Squadron™ is the previously untold story of a ragtag ensemble of battle-hardened rogues and scoundrels assembled by Han Solo. Gathered to execute some of the most secretive operations in the Rebel Alliance’s war against the Galactic Empire, the Renegade Squadron participates in battles spanning the galaxy. From the Valley of the Sith on Korriban to a dogfight in space through the remains of Alderaan, Solo directs the team on missions of sabotage, rescue and retrieval.”

The title is a PSP exclusive and is slated for Fall 2007.

E3 Coverage

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has had some exciting developments, be sure to check out the E3 2006 community forum for information on this year’s gaming show!

A big thanks to the LFNetwork representatives that went this year to bring us this information!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Everyone is Irish today (or this weekend if you’re celebrating late)!

If you’re playing Battlefront or Battlefront II I recommend choosing a character with green in their outfit (or a green lightsaber). Those who don’t adhere to the “green only” rule may be begging to get pinched (use your imagination for how that would be done in the games)!

And if you see any Leprachauns, be sure to follow them to their pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow… have a safe holiday. ;)

SWBF2 - New Multiplayer Options Discovered

According to forum member SBF_Dann_Boeing it is possible to play single player maps online in Star Wars Battlefront II. While this may not have been an intended and tested gameplay feature, it may provide some more variety for players, even while they wait for new mods to come out to extend the life of the game!

03-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Discovery!

ok ok check this out, i dont know if anyone has figured this out yet, but its possible to play CAMPAIN maps ONLINE, without downloading ANY mods. the way u do this is run a Non-dedicated server and use the usual code for adding maps (/admin /addmap), but instead of putting the ending, _con, _1ctf, or _ass, put _c and you will get the campain mode of the map, ex: in cor1c_c you will be able to play the jedi vs clones on Coruscant as u did campaign but u play it ONLINE and you can play on BOTH sides. You can do this for everymap as long as it existed in campaign mode. Credit for this discovery currently goes to my freind ~GCU~GENRUDEDOG.
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the evil side normally will win as they have the advantage, cuz they only have to take out reenforcements while the good side has objectives, but it is still fun, esp. hoth and kashyyyk

Thanks for pointing this out guys! I have yet to test this myself, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this in the future…

Discuss the discovery in this forum thread!

SWBF2 Patches Mirrored

We’ve finally caught up with the Star Wars Battlefront II patch mirrors on LucasFiles.com our network files site.

To help clear up any confusion, there are several editions of the 1.1 Update patch for SWBF2:

PC Users in the US should download the domestic version.

PC Users outside the US with the DVD-ROM edition should download the DVD-ROM International version.

PC Users outside the US with the CD-ROM edition should download the CD-ROM International version.

PC users wishing to host a server for other PC users should download the PC 1.1 Dedicated server which is only for windows operating systems.

Update: I see the Mod Tools are also mirrored now finally, and they can be found here. Warning, the file is 538 megs (but worth it since we need new content for this game)! Good luck to all our budding editors out there… ;)

SWBF2 Mod Tools Released

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the official mod tools for Star Wars Battlefront II are out!

Of course, it’s a hefty download and we don’t have mirrors up (it may be awhile, due to the size and time required):

As reported on the LucasArts forum:

xtmn8r
Posted: Feb 21, 2006 04:03 PM

EDITED BY xtmn8r: Feb 21, 2006 04:05 PM

The Mod Tools are now available on Fileplanet. You can find it HERE

It is about 540MB to download, 1.5GB after it is done installing and takes about 150MB each time you start a new map. So make sure you have plenty of hard drive space before you start.

WE recommend you read the README and the Getting Started Document before getting into it. There is also a documentation folder with a bunch of documentation on various aspects of the tools. We also HIGHLY recommend installing it to the default directory & that you have Battlefront II installed prior to installing the Mod Tools

Remember, these are Development Tools so aren’t nearly as stable as commercial software. Although the Tools are fairly stable, we have seen issues where if you undo too many entries too quickly it could cause the program to hang. With anything, it is always a good idea to save often

Lastly, although we will not blindly forget about this release, we are unable to offer support for this and our support group has no knowledge about the Tools themselves.

IF you do encounter any issues or have questions, we encourage you to post it here on the forums and we will do our best to answer it or address it in some other fashion

The Star Wars Battlefront II Team

◄Catch 22►
Posted: Feb 21, 2006 04:37 PM

Please use the Mod tools Reaction thread for all discussion on these tools.

So since they’re asking for feedback, you know what to do. Let’s see some quality mods, now okay? Submit them to LucasFiles.com, our fan network’s file server, for community approval! ;)