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If you want to play the original Star Wars battlefront online here's the basics (most people can skip alot of parts).;
1. Buy a disk   
Battlefront isn't currently available for download but the CD and DVD version can be found individually or as part of collections in shops or very cheap in online stores like Amazon:
US link - Amazon
UK link - Amazon

It should work on Windows XP, vista, 7 and 8 although a few people have problems as with all PC games. It is also available for Mac.

2. Installation and patch
Installing works like any other game and is simple enough. If you bought a newer DVD version of the game it should be patched to 1.2 (the latest stable patch) and ready to play but the 1.2 patch can be found here if you need it: 1.2 Patches at Disney site.
You can check which version of the game you have by going to either the internet or LAN options in game and checking it says 1.2 in the top corner of the menu screen.

3. Playing online
In November 2012 the Gamespy master server was shut down which means that the standard servers are no longer available. Fortunately there are still ways to play the best one now is using Gamemaster, which is a one off download and installation to replace Gamespy. You can download the autoinstaller here: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1147 and find more information here; http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=7842

Note:  SWBFgamers.com runs SWBFspy.com which has replaced Gameshare for hosting SWBF1 and SWBF2.

Alternatively you can use Tunngle which was the most popular way before Gamemaster. Here is how;
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
GameRanger is also supported.  Follow this link to get GameRanger http://www.gameranger.com/

4. Mod maps etc
If you want something a bit different to the standard game there are hundreds of mod maps available for battlefront, most on this site:
Here's how to install them; http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=4668.0
And here's a guide to many of them; http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?topic=310.0
Many regular players of Battlefront use an instant messaging service called X-fire which is worth getting to see when friends are playing and can be used to take screenshots and videos in game.

Have fun and feel free to ask any questions.

« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 01:55:30 PM by Led »
I play less now but I'll always be around, lets keep this site and battlefront going. :)

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Re: How to Play Star Wars: Battlefront online - Beginners guide for PC
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 08:38:55 AM »
It does work on windows 8. I know me and Josh02 use it.