|First Sides Mod (0.5 Beta) - File Description
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Overall Rating: 6.8
jdee's First Sides Mod is pretty much as advertised- it is a first mod that focuses on the four main Battlefront 1 sides. Following the general trend these days, it mainly just gives the soldiers overpowered weapons and makes vehicles even more overpowered.
Though this overpowered trend is rather overused, this mod is a bit different. It seems to be focused on souping up the units, but still keeping them balanced, whereas other mods are just about killing everything. For instance, vehicles can kill just about anything, but they are still fairly balanced versus the units. While the mod is full of flying rockets, gigantic laser bolts, and a few lightsabers, it still manages to retain some balance from the original game.
Graphically speaking, the mod uses shipped textures for the units, except for a trooper skin borrowed from the Main Play Mod. Those with weaker systems may want to use this mod in moderation, as there are lots of rockets flying, explosions, and lasers whizzing around each map. This leads to some technical problems, as the game engine can't handle all of these effects all at once. So if your weapons don't work, it's the fault of the engine, not the mod.
To sum it up, this is a typical overpowered sides mod. However, it does retain some balance (a rarity amongst these sorts of mods), and therefore is a bit more enjoyable than others of its genre. Go ahead and download it if you want a little more crazy in your game, or if the screenshots appeal to you.
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ESides Mod 0.5 Beta
This is a simple sides mod that wasn't so simple to make. It replaces your rep, imp, all, and cis lvls. ggctuk made a nice Katarn skin that I used on the ARC Trooper.
to install, open a new window in Windows Explorer, navigate to C:Program FilesLucasArtsStar Wars BattlefrontGameDataDataLVL_PCSIDE. Backup your original sides
List of Vehicles
LAAT/i Gunship (much improved)
MAF-2 (5 Seats, serves as a bomber as well)
Y-Wing (used to be a bomber, now a gunship)
TIE Bomber (It's still a bomber, but better armored)
Jedi Starfighter (overpowered)
Vulture Droid Starfighter (fires very powerful missiles)
X-Wing: improved missiles
TIE Fighter (still the same old TIE Fighter)
Cloud Car: used by everybody
Geonosian Starfighter: now uses a beam cannon to attack things
Airspeeder/snowspeeder: same as the shipped one.
AAT: 3 seats. Ultra-Powerful rapid firing laser cannons that can take down an AT-TE very quickly. The MAF also has this. Be Careful, The Heavy Trooper's Missile Launcher is even more powerful and can take down an AAT in two shots and anything that flies in one shot. the turret now holds a beam cannon
Hailfire Tank Droid: better rockets, AAT Turret laser cannon.
Spider Droid: beam cannon, trishot laser cannon.
IFT-X and IFT-T were left to the original one because I thought it was powerful enough for a tank.
Combat Speeder: faster. Hailfire rockets, and Heavy Pulse lasers. the co-pilot operates a rocket launcher
AT-ST: If I am not mistaken, there are two different AT-STs that I found in the sides folder. ATST and ATST_Jungle. The Jungle one has rockets. the regular one hasn't any rockets
AT-AT: 1 shot heavy cannon can destroy anything in 1 shot (except another AT-AT)
AT-TE: weaker weapons, overpowered backside lasers.
CIS (The most units)
B1 Battle Droid: E-5 Blaster Rifle, SE-14 Blaster Pistol. Thermal Detonator, Concussion Grenade
B1 Heavy Droid: E-5 Trishot Carbine, E-60R Missile Launcher, Thermal Detonator, Mines
B1 Battle Droid Pilot: RD-4 Grenade Launcher, Sonic Blaster, Fusion Cutter, Supply Dispenser
B1 Battle Droid Sniper: E-5 Sniper Rifle, E-5 Blaster Rifle, Thermal Detonator, Haywire Detonator
Droideka: Repeating Blaster, Shield Emitter
B2 Super Battle Droid: Repeating Blaster, Wrist Rocket
OOM Security Droid (Blue): E-5S Sniper RIfle, E-5 Blaster Rifle, Thermal Detonator, Recon Droid
OOM Pilot Battle Droid (Blue): Sonic Blaster, SE-14C Blaster Pistol (appeas as 0x), Fusion Cutter, Supply Dispenser
OOM Command Battle Droid (red): SE-14C Blaster Pistol, E-60R Missile Launcher, Thermal Detonator, Mines
Droideka:See above droideka
Clone Trooper: DC-15S Blaster Carbine, DC-15 Blaster Pistol, EMP Grenade (sticks to people and vehicles), concussion grenade
Katarn Armored Trooper: DC-15S Blaster Carbine, PLX-1 Rocket Launcher, Thermal Detonator (sticks to people and vehicles), Mines
Clone Trooper Commander (red arc trooper), Chaingun, DC-15X Sniper Rifle, Thermal Detonator, Recon Droid.
Clone Trooper Engineer: Modified Shotgun (appears as "commando pistol"), DC-15 Blaster Pistol, Fusion Cutter, Supply Dispenser.
Jet Trooper: EMP Launcher (very fast firing), DC-15 Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator
Stormtrooper or sandtrooper or snowtrooper: DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle, SE-14R Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator, Concussion Grenade
Scout Trooper Specialist: Bulldog RLR (fires five rockets at a time, does quite a bit of damage to ground vehicles, DH-17 Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator, Mines
Snowtrooper Assault, Bulldog RLR, Beam Cannon, Haywire Detonator, Mines
Scout Trooper Sniper (DLT-19 Sniper RIfle, DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle, Thermal Detonator, Recon Droid
Snowtrooper Sniper: DLT-19 Sniper Rifle, DH-17 Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator, Recon Droid
TIE Pilot, AT_AT Pilot: DH-17 Blaster Pistol, Fusion Cutter, Time Bomb
Stormtrooper Commander (was AT-ST Pilot): DH-17 Blaster Pistol, V-6D Mortar Launcher, Supply Dispenser, Orbital Strike
Darktrooper: V-6d Mortar Launcher, SE-14R Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator
Dark Snowtrooper: Golan Arms Blast Cannon, SE-14R Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator
Rebel Soldier (all variants except Jungle camo) DLT-20A Blaster Rifle (fires slow, does more damage), DL-44 Blaster Pistol, Thermal Detonator, Concussion Grenade
Rebel Soldier (Jungle Variant/Wookiee): Bowcaster, HH-15 Missile Launcher, Thermal Detonator, Mines
Rebel Vanguard: Modified Shotgun (commando pistol), HH-15 Missile Launcher, Thermal Detonator, Mines
Rebel Pilot: Modified Shotgun, Grenade Launcher, Fusion Cutter, Supply Dispenser
Rebel Sniper: E-17D Sniper Rifle, DLT-20A Blaster Rifle, Thermal Detonator, Orbital Strike
Wookiee Jedi (default wookiee): Bowcaster, Lightsaber, Time Bomb, Regeneration
Wookiee (snow): Bowcaster, Grenade Launcher, Time Bomb
Bugs and Issues
It might just be my SWBF copy, but playing on Hoth will cause the game to unexpectedly quit itself on you, So if you are playing in campaign mode, or feel like playing on Hoth, keep a backup of the default sides, or a sides mod like the Main Play Mod, Elite Sides, or Star Fire Side mod.
The Chaingun and SE-14C Blaster pistol (droids) both appear as 0x ingame. I can't do anything about this.
The Chaingun fires weird lasers and may or may not have sound.
You tend to use up missiles very fast
The Bulldog RLR rockets seem to disappear after a short time, but they haven't, the smoke trail disappeared and you might see a dot or miniscule triangular shape for a split second
If you play on a map with this mod (ex. Naboo Encounter 3.2) that has on the droid's sides, a Droid Gunship and AAT on the same map, the clones will get slaughtered unless you happen to be using a mod that makes the clones insanely powerful like (Shadows Clone and Droid Remix, or the All Troops Fly mod).
nothing is localized so everything has it's default name.
Thanks to the following
ggctuk: Katarn skin, DH-17 Blaster Pistol, vehicle assets
Majin Revan: I used his source files for Kashyyyk Shores 3.0 to start the mod, and his Combat Speeder
PyschoFred: K-Wing assets
Pandemic Studios: mod tools
EA711: his AAT STAP Skin pack which I am trying to make work
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