News Archive for October 2002

Win a Starwars fossil!
[Posted by Izzy, 10.31.2002 @ 12:15:AM]

The Fossil Collector's Club is going to be giving out a beautiful gem in a contest! Sign up today to get the beauty.mmm.. jewelry. :D

"Fossil Collector's Club is celebrating the silver anniversary of the Force with a giveaway of a one-of-a-kind autographed 25th anniversary Star Wars watch set."
Read More: http://starwars.com/collecting/news/2002/10/news20021029.html

AOM beta is out!
[Posted by Izzy, 10.29.2002 @ 8:46:PM]

The game on the most wanted list is finally out as a demo! I know what you're saying.. :p Well, SWGB was made with the genie engine, which was provided by ES, whom made AOM, so it's only right to say something about the makers who started it all!

"Control a civilization from the Greek culture and play through three ages of time. Expand your civilization and control mythological creatures to help you defend your empire."
Download it here:

Wok strikes again
[Posted by Izzy, 10.28.2002 @ 9:39:AM]

Our very own Wok updated his Mod Guide to a splendid little package. It's divided into four sections which thoroughly explain the mod editor. Even I learned few new things! :{

Modding with the new mod editor is fairly simple, as long as you know what you are doing. This tutorial teaches you an overview of the editor and also descriptive instructions on using it. It is also aimed at people with no past modding experience and no advanced computer knowledge. Enjoy!
Check it out here: http://swgb.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=10,2247,0,10

SWGB: Clone Campaigns for Mac now available for preorder!
[Posted by Izzy, 10.27.2002 @ 7:26:PM]

For all of you Mac owners who are looking forward to getting the expansion pack for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, hold on to your Kaadus because it’s coming soon to stores! Like the PC version, it will include over 200 new units and a bunch of brand spanking new campaigns.

Looking to expand your Star Wars universe? Well, the search is over because the battlefield just got bigger! Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns, the explosive expansion pack to Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds, allows you to choose to play as the breakaway Confederacy of Independent Systems or the Galactic Republic in 14 missions based around characters, vehicles and locations from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.
Preorder it here: http://www.aspyr.com/mini-sites/swgbcc/

Too many new Modpacks to count!
[Posted by Izzy, 10.27.2002 @ 2:17:PM]

As all of you may know, the Modpack community here is striving like crazy. Forumers, being inspired by Ykkrosh's modeditor take on the challenge of creating new characters and new graphics. Some interesting mods as listed are the: "Dead Bodies Mod" created by Cerrabore, the "Exar Kun Mod" created by our very own kowe_el_ewok, and the growing "Nebulon B Frigate Mod" being composed by Galactic_Warrior. Keep up the great work guys! It looks a lot better then my stuff. :)

Watch out for more updates here:

http://swgb.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=10,2482,0,10
http://swgb.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=10,2458,0,10
http://swgb.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=10,2471,0,10

Learn the Secrets of Jango Fett
[Posted by Izzy, 10.27.2002 @ 1:57:PM]

An all new upcoming comic from our favorite Star Wars comic publisher, Dark Horse Comics, came out with their first issue of their Jango Fett comic book. Hopefully, it will unreveal the widely wanted secrets and mysteries behind Jango Fett's mysterious past. This could prove as some very, very interesting Scenario Editor material, with the new units and eyecandy objects available in the CC expansion and all.

"Written by LucasArts' own Haden Blackman, Jango Fett - Open Seasons offers an in-depth look at one of the most exciting new characters from Attack of the Clones, and details the beginning of the infamous Fett legacy -- one that would come back to plague the Rebellion a generation later."
Read More: http://starwars.com/eu/feature/20021025/index.html

SWGB Saga Now Available
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.19.2002 @ 9:02:PM]

Lucas Arts has recently made an announcement pertaining to those who do not possess both SWGB and its expansion, The Clone Campaigns.

Star Wars® Galactic Battlegrounds™ Saga is now available for purchase at retail stores! This package includes the popular real-time strategy game Star Wars Galactic Battleground and its dynamic Episode II mission expansion Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns™. As an added bonus, Wizards of the Coast Star Wars trading card game boosters will be included with the collection. You can also purchase Saga online at the Company Store.




Source: Lucas Arts

Desktop Icons
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.19.2002 @ 8:50:PM]

Lucas Arts has released eight icons for download. Fans who wish to have AOT:C heroes as desktop icons can download these.

These eight Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds themed icons are now available for download. They are for use on your personal computer only. For instructions on how to use the icons, consult your Windows user manual.



These are just a few examples. Download more here.

Humorous Forum Fiction
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.19.2002 @ 9:38:AM]

It appears that the forumers here at SW:GB Heaven are getting a tad bit bored with the typical conversation that occurs. Shelves, a forumer, has recently added a short and humorous story about the forumers who post here.

In the dark rooms of the CCD fortress, the evil, twisted Shelves was brewing a new plan to take over HG.
Shelves: Mhwaa!
Cerrabore (Shelves equvilent over Igor): What is it master
Shelves: I have a new plan to take over Heaven Games!

Please feel free to stop by and check it out.

New Cheat From Lucas Arts
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.15.2002 @ 12:38:PM]

Lucas Arts has recently released another new cheat for Clone Campaigns. If you type in 'Intensify forward fire power' your turrets, fortresses and command centers will be improved. I am not quite sure how this works yet.

Source GalacticBattles.com

Poll Update
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.15.2002 @ 12:32:PM]

Our previous poll asked the question: “Concerning the Review setup, what would you want for changes if any?”

A total of 296 people voted. 49.3% of those chose the option to have separate columns for official and public reviews, another 18.9% decided that we need to have reviews checked by HG staff before being posted, 17.5% of the votes picked the option that the review system is fine as it is, and another 14.1% want only official reviewers.

With me considering setting up a small system of official level of the weeks, the new poll asks the question: “Would you like an official level of the week? Please feel free to express your opinion on this possible new setup.

Emperor Heaven Press Release
[Posted by Yehoshua Ben Yisra'el, 10.2.2002 @ 7:56:AM]

Looks like another website has joined Heaven Games on 10/1/02. Lets take a moment to congratulate those who have worked so hard on getting this site fixed up and released. Three cheers for those hard workers! =D

HEAVENGAMES LAUNCHES EMPEROR HEAVEN
October 1, 2002 - HeavenGames LLC announced today that it has launched Emperor Heaven ( http//emperor.heavengames.com ), the latest in its series of special-interest sites for Real Time Strategy & City Building games.

Currently available in stores everywhere, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom is a city-building game developed by Breakaway Games and Impression Games, and published by Sierra Studios. The game is the first in the city-building series to offer gamers their first opportunity to play a city building game with their friends, online via the Internet or LAN. A variety of both collaborative and competitive multiplayer games will be offered. Players may need to collaborate in building one of China's engineering marvels, or they may share a common goal to attain a certain level of affluence. In competitive multiplay, players take sides - or may be a side unto themselves - and fight for sole power over China.

Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom brings city builders inside the Great Wall of China. Leaving the Mediterranean behind, the city-building series makes its first foray into Asia and immerses the player in brand new surroundings. China has existed for over 4,000 years, but its 4,000 year history has been marked with new technologies and ideas replacing - or enhancing - the old. This is the world in which the player will take the reigns of leadership and take their cities through the twists and turns of Chinese history.

Emperor Heaven will be dedicated to featuring extensive coverage of the game and bring you the latest news, maps, strategies, walkthroughs, and history background to the game.

ABOUT HEAVENGAMES, LLC
HeavenGames LLC, based in Villa Park, Illinois, is a privately owned web-content publisher geared towards the creation of special-interest sites for Real-Time Strategy and City-Builder games. Its sites, contents, vast amounts of resources, as well as a dedicated staff & management team make HeavenGame's sites the premier destination for gamers worldwide.