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Released Maps and Mods / SWBF2 PC Core.lvl Tool
March 23, 2021, 06:39:02 AM
SWBF2 PC Core.lvl Tool

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1586

Stock core PC builder by Dark_Phantom

This folder can rebuild the stock PC core.lvl by just going into _BUILD and hitting "pc_mungecore.bat" - this will use the /common flag (which contains the core.lvl munge) and rebuild the core.lvl, which can then be located in _LVL_PC.

editlocalize.bat will edit the main localization keys for the game.
editlocalize-pc-override.bat will edit the pc specific localization keys

I have put Teancum's localize folder in Common\Localize\TEANCUM-LOCALIZE  --> it has a lot of extra weight but it may be better for your use case, considering the files in here are pre-patch/DLC.  Just replace the files in the main folder and the PC folder with his. --Note by Phantom:  I left this in here from the Xbox builder because you may find use from it, but there may be some stark differences.

Doesn't seem like there's any errors generated
I've stripped it down to only what is needed or if I wasn't sure something wouldn't break the munger, there were a bunch of extra files that didn't relate to the core.lvl.

I would ask that you inform me if you want me to make changes to this for the purposes of the stock game (like you go and do the fonts before I do).  I will not update or support this past the stock game.

Credits:
Pandemic - for BF2 and the Mod Tools and files/documentation needed
psych0fred - supplying me with some files to make this work correctly
Teancum - For his localize files and original work on Xbox mod
Dark_Phantom - compiling this tool

Update: Fixed fonts, fixed perpixeldiffuselighting_shader that would cause a crash on certain maps.  Base localization still needs work, tool tips are kinda broken, but everything else seems ok.
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General / Chrome update blocks downloads
February 26, 2021, 07:39:31 PM
https://www.ghacks.net/2020/10/08/chrome-is-blocking-downloads-here-is-why/

I have been referring people to other browsers, but if you are using Chrome, and you click on a link and nothing happens (no redirect, no "page not found", just nothing happens), this could be it.
The server the downloads are serviced from is an http webpage, while much of SWBFgamers runs on https.  Two things will fix the problem:
  • Use a different browser like Edge or Firefox
  • Take the link to the download page, and remove the "s" from "https" (now it is http)
The download button should work then.
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Multiplayer Monday Map Pack (3/1/21)

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1583

Maps for Multiplayer Monday, 3/1/2021

Battle of Endor: Imperial Trap by Napseeker
Coruscant City by Rends
Hoth: Battle for Echo Base by Giftheck
Saleucami (From SWBF: Renegade Squadron) conversion by Teancum
Scarif: Beach by Giftheck

Thanks for supporting BF1 Multiplayer and I hope you join us on MP Monday!
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Released Maps and Mods / DP's Load.lvl Builder
February 19, 2021, 09:26:04 AM
DP's Load.lvl Builder

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1582

Rebuild stock load.lvl files.
That's pretty much it. I had this laying around and thought I uploaded it but whatever.  Should come out same as stock.
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Since the last time I posted here, I've tried to make some cool things happen with this Userpatch, one of which being Galactic Conquests.  We're slowly getting there!  Just wanted to show off one of the cool things that has happened - revival of an old GC screen from demos:
Custom GC editing is currently in the works as well. Stay tuned
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Forum News and Forum Rules / Site Upgrade
December 27, 2020, 10:03:09 PM
If you haven't already noticed (and I really hope you noticed), SWBFgamers has undergone a drastic overhaul.  There's a message on the front page but a forum post seemed appropriate as well.

This was caused by an upgrade to SMF to the newest release candidate.  There are still minor issues that are being resolved, but I have restored most of the old functionality and packages with updated versions.  We have been having random issues since we moved hosts, so we went the full upgrade route and it seems to have resolved many of the issues we have been having with the database (and other areas as well).  This is not the final look for the website, it's just the first theme I found that doesn't burn my eyes out and it doesn't look like the old themes are going to work.

If you notice any issues, please let us know here.  Otherwise, bear with us as we add back in the custom SWBFgamers flair that we've all come to know and love.
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http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1580

Does exactly what the title says, enables freecam in pause menu for the Steam version, because the other one that keeps getting downloaded is for 1.2, which crashes.
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Released Maps and Mods / SWBF2 Xbox Core.lvl Tool
December 10, 2020, 07:27:26 AM
SWBF2 Xbox Core.lvl Tool

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1579

Stock core xbox builder by Dark_Phantom

This folder can rebuild the stock Xbox core.lvl by just going into _BUILD and hitting "xbox_mungecore.bat" - this will use the /common flag (which contains the core.lvl munge) and rebuild the core.lvl, which can then be located in _LVL_XBOX.

editlocalize.bat will edit the main localization keys for the game.
editlocalize-xbox-override.bat will edit the xbox specific localization keys

I have put Teancum's localize folder in Common\Localize\TEANCUM-LOCALIZE  --> it has a lot of extra weight but it may be better for your use case, considering the files in here are pre-patch/DLC.  Just replace the files in the main folder and the Xbox folder with his.

xbox_modelmunge is not needed for this (only error generated)
I've stripped it down to only what is needed or if I wasn't sure something wouldn't break the munger, there were a bunch of extra files that didn't relate to the core.lvl.

Credits:
Pandemic - for BF2 and the Mod Tools and files/documentation needed
Teancum - For his localize files and original work on Xbox mod
Dark_Phantom - compiling this tool
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I am working with my stream to make this a regular thing - Mondays on SWBFspy.
Currently, I will be hosting them on the BOBclan Server, I will be on in about an hour (4:30pm EST) and I'm usually there for 2 hours but I leave the server up.  If you're interested in watching the stream, https://www.twitch.tv/phantom567459

I am still experimenting with stuff on the server, right now it's a classic fairsides/no cp modded server.  Kamino is kinda my test bed for now - I might try some random scenarios on other maps too, as well as coordinate mod maps in the future.

Hope to see you there, and let me know what you want to see.
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Released Assets / SWBF1 Xbox to PC beta map pack
September 24, 2020, 01:36:08 PM
SWBF1 Xbox to PC beta map pack

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1574

All of these maps were directly converted from the March 12th Xbox build of Battlefront 1.  Maps are generally kept faithful to the original and may exhibit strange issues.  For example, there is a lot of broken collision for the Theed buildings. This was present in the Xbox version and is outside the scope of this mod.

(end1beta) Endor
(geo1beta) Geonosis
(kambeta)  Kamino
(kas1beta) "Kashyyyk: Islands" (test with vehicles)
(nab2beta) Naboo: Theed
(tat1beta) Tatooine: Dune Sea
(tat2beta) Tatooine: Mos Eisley
(testbeta) Test map (Geonosis style)
(yav1beta) Yavin IV: Temple

I have also included maps that were not complete but could be of interest to other modders or those interested in cut maps specifically:

hot1beta (Hoth) - issues with terrain cutter beta format make it impossible to get back in Echo Base/tunnels.  This issue also occurs on Dune Sea but was not as noticeable
rhn2beta (Rhen Var: Citadel) - I'm not sure why, but it's possible that materials are being used that aren't in the final game, leading to large loss of textures.  The design is the same but when I tried to debug the assets I got no further.  The map is playable, it just looks... really bad.

Maps can be placed straight in the addon folder and should work out-of-the-box.  Individual downloads are available on SWBFgamers.

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me
Led, for keeping SWBFgamers going all these years
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state

This mod is also cross-hosted on ModDB as well. https://www.moddb.com/mods/star-wars-battlefront-beta-map-conversions
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Released Maps and Mods / Endor: Xbox Beta (PC Conversion)
September 16, 2020, 01:56:22 PM
Endor: Xbox Beta (PC Conversion)

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1573

As seen here (original map from the March 12, 2004 Xbox build):
https://youtu.be/7D5pz_c7zL0

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.


This is the beta build that should be almost exactly the same as the Xbox SWTrilogy Bonus Disc.  I have converted it totally and I don't see any issues, although it looks extremely bright compared to the original.  Hey look, a log trap!
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Released Maps and Mods / "Kashyyyk Islands" Xbox Beta
September 03, 2020, 08:07:32 PM
"Kashyyyk Islands" Xbox Beta

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1570

https://youtu.be/OwOKqHFKHVM

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.


You probably shouldn't download this unless you're trying to complete your map collection or something.  :cheers:
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Released Maps and Mods / Tatooine Mos Eisley Xbox Beta
September 02, 2020, 06:35:15 PM
Tatooine Mos Eisley Xbox Beta

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1569

As seen here (original map from the March 12, 2004 Xbox build):
https://youtu.be/ZEW-6L9Dr_s

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.

ISSUES: None really.  There's supposedly water somewhere but I couldn't find it on this desert planet.

FUN FACTS: There's a landspeeder for the rebels if you capture the derelict, which exists in the stock all.lvl.  I didn't know this.  Also, localization exists in the stock game for the Customs and the Derelict!
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Released Maps and Mods / Geonosis Spire: Xbox Beta
August 27, 2020, 06:23:24 PM
Geonosis Spire: Xbox Beta

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1568

As seen here (original map from the March 12, 2004 Xbox build):
https://youtu.be/uVcxubuONro

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.

ISSUES: There really aren't any other than this map just doesn't seem balanced at all.  Now, if I did a "Sides Rework" then that could be fixed.  I believe the LAAT gunship is totally useless here on PC, but it does a ton more damage on the Xbox release version, as does the Geonosian Fighter.  The ATTE also has less health on the Xbox release version.  These three "fixes" might make this map better.
It's good fun for the dude in the ATTE though.
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Released Maps and Mods / Yavin Temple: Xbox Beta
August 26, 2020, 02:31:36 PM
Yavin Temple: Xbox Beta

As seen here (original map from the March 12, 2004 Xbox build):
https://youtu.be/QCbABBB6KN8 (Water is also fixed here)

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.

ISSUES: The AATs in Clone Wars don't go anywhere without human interaction.  Run the map in SPTest and you will be inundated with "No valid positions for type [MEDIUM] radius [7.07] in node [Hub28]".  I believe this is a relatively quick fix if anyone wants to unmunge the map.  Physically, the AAT can go on the path, just the pathing isn't set up right for it.  (This does not happen in Galactic Civil War with AT-ST walkers).
Soundspace error for the temple, not really that concerned about it.

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1567
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Released Maps and Mods / Naboo Theed: Xbox Beta
August 25, 2020, 03:01:07 PM
Naboo Theed: Xbox Beta

As seen here (original map from the March 12, 2004 Xbox build):
https://youtu.be/jT4f84XObpI (I did fix the water mostly!)

Credits:
Pandemic, original creators
Aden from Obscure Gamers, for the beta xbox build
DylanRocket, for bringing attention to the build
Sleepkiller, for his Xbox to PC conversion tool, which combined with my custom tools do most of the work for me.
Dark_Phantom, for compiling this and getting it in a workable state.

ISSUES: Extra water layers are still present but do not seem to function. (e.g. Fountains and waterfall).  I probably will not fix this, as there is no direct example to pull from in the release version, but it does not crash the game now.
Sound discrepancies on GCW because I needed a sound file with ATST and Combat Speeder.  It shouldn't be noticable but it bothers me.

This map plays pretty well, even though it is large (and it could probably still benefit from more AI).  There are some clear bugs and glitches if you look for them, but overall, in my opinion, it was solid before being scrapped.

http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1566
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I will keep a list here of the maps I upload as PC conversions for the March 12th Xbox build, also noting any issues with them:

Endor: Not Started

Geonosis: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1568

  • DONE

Hoth: Not Started

Kamino: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1564

  • DONE

Kashyyyk Islands: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1570

  • DONE but it's just a flat Theed terrain and vehicles

Kashyyyk 2: Crashes, not much data in there anyway (no objects and a naboo terrain)

Naboo Theed: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1566

  • DONE

Naboo Plains: Not started

  • Fambaa loading seems to be an issue, not crashing but the world doesn't load in.

Rhen Var Citadel: Extremely close to release version, may ignore?

  • some extremely weird texture issues that i haven't experienced before.

Rhen Var Hill of Death/Harbor - Not really much point

Tatooine Dune Sea: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1565

  • missing CIS forward center, but this is because it used to be in the side files
  • DONE

Tatooine Mos Eisley: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1569

  • DONE

Yavin IV Temple: http://www.swbfgamers.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1567

  • DONE

Yavin IV Arena: SAME AS KASHYYYK ISLANDS

Test Map: DONE, not uploaded yet

Will finish list later when I'm actually thinking correctly.