News Archive for August 2003

Star Wars: Hero of Prophecies
[Posted by Mace, 8.21.2003 @ 9:05:AM]

Master Echuu, SCN Punk member and SWGBH staff member, has given us a sneak peak at his latest project. The campaign will feature a turn-based RPG battle system, with the use of taunts as your commands.

Star Wars
Hero of Prophecies

It is a period of Chaos in the galaxy. The Black Fist, a post-Imperial organization, has invaded and conquered the once peaceful planet of Simachi

Raiding the once prosper planet, the Black Fist troopers have turned the system into a deathzone, without a clear purpose for their actions

The planet's Queen, Jadine Landstar, has escaped the planet with two jedi knights, hoping to find allies to aid their desperate cause....

Of worms, MSBlaster, and DirectX
[Posted by Mace, 8.20.2003 @ 9:09:AM]

If your computer is affected by the MSBlaster worm or its variants; or your computer hasn't been patched against the worm, we urge you to patch your computer as soon as possible. You can find out how on this page at Microsoft.

Also, it's highly advised you patch against another security hole that's asking for trouble: There's a problem with DirectX that allows a virus, trojan, or any malicious programs to infect your computer by simply playing an infected MIDI file. This affects all DirectX versions from 5.2 all the way up to 9.0. Thus, you can be infected by simply viewing an email or webpage that has an auto-playing MIDI file. You can find out more and how to patch this on this page at Microsoft. At least one other major media outlet has reported this.

If you haven't installed all the critical updates in Windows Update, it's probably a good idea to do so now.

Official LucasArts Clone Campaigns Scenario
[Posted by Echuu, 8.10.2003 @ 10:32:AM]

There is one scenario out there not many Clone Campaign owners are aware about. It was included on a Special Bonus CD that only early shoppers for the game recieved. Being one of those shoppers, I am willing to share this scenario with the public. The sounds for it already came with all copies of Clone Campaigns. Be sure to check this out.

Download - Sarapin's Bounty, an Official LucasArts Scenario

Campaign Feature of the Week 9
[Posted by Echuu, 8.9.2003 @ 3:02:PM]

Our very own forummer, Aftermath, has continued his weekly tradition of honoring a designer's piece of work he or she has submitted. This week, Tholm Mosou has recieved recognition for his excellent scenario, An Empire Unleashed. Congratulations Tholm, nice job!

Check out the thread in General Discussion - Campaign Feature of the Week 9

Shadows Of The Empire: Special Edition
[Posted by Mace, 8.6.2003 @ 10:15:PM]

This article is coming a little late, but I didn't get my news posting abilities too long ago. The long awaited special edition of the famed Shadows Of The Empire campaign, by Tevious, has been released at last. SOTE: SE also includes a new campaign, Dash Rendar Chronicles, in which you take command of Dash Rendar in the Battle of Hoth. SOTE: SE is available for download here. The thread, complete with screenshots can be found here.

The NJO Project
[Posted by Mace, 8.6.2003 @ 7:12:PM]

A group of the best modders here at SWGBH, mainly from Dark Force Design and Modpack Design Studios have started a grand project: The New Jedi Order Project. The goal: to replace the entire Gungan civilization with Yuuzhan Vong and other NJO characters. This is a grand and ambitious project, but if they pull it off, it will be the best mod. But with modders such as Fettmeister and Brownboot, I have no doubts this project will get completed. You can see what has been finished and what is new with the project here. Here are a few of pictures of the mod.

Yuuzhan Vong Coralskipper


Yuuzhan Vong infantry (Gamma version, not final)

Crate Mod
[Posted by Mace, 8.5.2003 @ 1:15:PM]

Brownboot, a local modder, has created an excellent mod for crates. Check out the mod thread here.

Gimli And Legolas Mods In Progress
[Posted by Mace, 8.2.2003 @ 6:49:PM]

A local modder, pbguy1211, has started three excellent looking mods of Gimli, Legolas, and Shadowfax with Gandalf, a few of the main characters from Lord Of The Rings. Check out the mod thread here.