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Friday, April 20, 2018

FOC Alliance Rebellion - Empire intro

This is the Galactic Empire intro. A mix from the original Star Wars Rebellion intro + the Imperial intro. Have fun.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Polaris Sector Alliance SWGalaxies

Few moments ago, I have added the new scenarios with the 320 planets galaxy. Finally even I added 10 planets from the new canon. You could see them in Rogue One, Episode VII and VIII. The names from the scenarios add the first letters from the factions which you can choose in these scenarios. Rebels and Empire are in several scenarios, against different factions and even they have a scenario only for them.

You can find it here.

This file adds new scenario Galaxies for the mod, just uncompress it in the folder where you installed the Polaris Sector Alliance overwritting all files.

These files will work with the version 1.06e only and if you have the Lumens DLC, you can play the First Order Scenario. But remember, I have not added the Resistance yet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

FOC Alliance Rebellion - Ground units transports

This is the unique thing added between yesterday at night and today. The Rebellion ground units use starships for the transports but by accident, I discovered one thing which easily I will add.

If you take a look in the screenshot, you will see a ISD2 which looking the icon is the transport from a ground group of units. At the same time, it is surrounded by several Imperial transport and from my point of view, it looks great because it looks as if the Imperials had left the hyperspace and they were launching the transports for to attack the ground planet.

What do you think? I will add it by default and you will see the starship surrounded by the smaller transports all the times.

At the sametime, I have edited the AI and probably it does not attack planets with starbases as if there were nothing in the planet orbit. I added this small AI change in the 8.0.

Not too much new with exception from a new 2TB Barracuda HDD

Today I could not play or modding too much, I bought a new HDD because one Samsung HDD 1.36TB was not running sometimes and usually it is a HDD before it crashs. By this reason, I bought a new Seagate Barracuda 2TB 61€, it was cheaper than others as the Western Digital Blue 2TB 68€.

I know what you will think, Seagate Barracuda is a bad HDD, I do not agree, I have other one bought at 2015. All the HDD can crash anytime, the point is take care of them, I try do not load them more of 75% and making this, I increase their live. If you study people problems with HDD, most of them recorded more of the 90% of the disk, it is a fact.

Now perhaps I am crazy, but I have not removed the old Samsung HDD, I have put it in a place from my tower where I can disconnect it very fast and I am formatting it while I speak. I put before all the data inside cloning it with diskwizard tool. A bit slow, most of the morning but it is better than nothing. At least the Barracuda is a bit more faster, it runs to 7200rpm when many other disk from the same size and money run at 5400rpm. It was the main point from the Western Digital Blue. If you are curious, my main computer has 2 SSD and 4 HDD, and one is a 2TB Western Digital Green.

Well now I have more space for more mods and other things. ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

FOC Alliance Rebellion 1.0 - Soon

I will release soon this special new mod. The 1.0 version only will add Galactic Conquest for the Rebels and Empire. Remember, the GC are the main goal from this mod. 

There is skirmiss and multiplayer. I know how the mod will be strange by several reasons and I will add a guide sooner or later. 

I hope release this first version this week and continue upgrading it in Steam Workshop after it with several additions and more time eras. Because this mod will not add a lot of factions but it will add different time eras where you can start with the Galactic Republic and jump to the Galactic Empire and follow the Star Wars history. There is not need from several factions. 

In the video, you can watch how the AI makes more ground attacks and yes, it makes some stupid attacks to planets with Starbases attacking them with ground units in orbit. I am tweaking it for avoid lose against them with the autoresolve if you have a starbase in orbit.

Anyway, it is better than previous because the AI launched a lot less ground attacks.

There are chances from to get it a bit different and more realistic, I say from space battles when you are attacked by ground units in the orbit but I am not sure if I go to try it now.  Who knows.......I will tell you if I make it.;)

Forum access free to guest but not for the special sections

Special sections as the Downloads, Faqs, Help Guides, Image Gallery and more will require login in the forum, you can create a new account or login with Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Steam or Twitter. 

Forum, Encyclopedia, Downloads, Faqs, Help&Troubleshooting sections online again

The Forum, Encyclopedia, Downloads, Faqs, Help&Troubleshooting sections online again sections and you can access by the link added in the top from this new main page.

Unfortunately, some things have been lost as all the new users, answers, new threads and everything added for the past 2 months. But it is better than lose everything.;)

Monday, April 16, 2018

EAW Steam Workshop recover the downloads bar for the Worshop articles

Early today, I discovered how Steam fixed the problem where the EAW Steam Workshop downloads were not showed and the players did not know if the mod was downloading or it be updated.

Good news for EAW Steam.

FOC Alliance 8.0X new update

Today, I have added the last update from the mod in EAW Steam Workshop. It is the update number 23 after the release and it adds these changes.

-Added First Order Inquisitor Star Destroyer.
-Improved Imperium SSD shield hardpoint positions, added a third shield tower.
-Improved performance playing DarkSaber GC. The Empire see reduced its forces in the begining but it increases the default starting credits.
-Other small improves.

VirtualTed, the representant from Petroglyph in EAWSteam says how the patch is in progress

After we do not know the past months too much about the new EAW patch, VirtualTed, the voice from Petroglyph inside the EAW Steam forum has told this.
We are actually working on a patch and have fixed several items that were brought up by the community. I'd like to get 2-3 more items fixed (things like Luke's Lucky Shot special ability) but we're trying to find a little time to wrap it up before sending off to Disney for testing.
The process for getting a patch out to players is long, so nothing next week. :) But, we are working on it when we get the chance.
Clearly they are working in a new patch as we know before. Probably they do not use so much time as other proyects from them but they have not abandoned the game.

At my opinion, I would wait the patch for september 2018 or a later date. Anyway, it will be more than welcome.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Good films to watch at 2018 and what I have watched by the moment this year [Without Spoilers]

This is my favourite list of films for the rest of the year 2018. 

*Avengers: Infinity War. 23 April 2018.
I have watched all the Avengers, Iron Man, Ant Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Spiderman and Thor films. I like these heroes and I have comics from all them, some of them very old. My favourite film is Iron Man 1, it was the first and the best followed very close by Captain American The Winter Soldier. 

The last Black Panther is very good but I am a bit tired from films following the same argument, it was a clone from Iron Man 1, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor 1, Ant Man, anyway always selling us the same type of story from one single heroe against one single villain in the begining of their lives as heroes. If they continue making it, one of them will crash in the launch one day not too far.

Avengers Infinity War shows more and more action but it joins the story with the Guardians of the Galaxy (I did not like too much the last film of them), it can be interesting and a fun story.

*Rampage. 13 April 2018.
It was premiered this weekend but I have not seen it now. Yes, it is probably a bad film but I like action films like this. I do not wait nothing very good, probably it was a bit cheap film but the story can be fun.

*Solo: A Star Wars Story. 25 May 2018.
When I discovered this film, I was afraid, when I saw Disney replacing the director 2 times, I was more afraid, this year looking the release date at may........I am very afraid........after watch the can be the film with worse cast ever and very few remember me to Star Wars really. 

This film will not be a failure because with only all the Star Wars fans watching it in the cinemas, they will win a lot of money. But people will lose their trust in Disney and one day, one of these films will be a disaster for their pockets.

It will be curious hear the music from this film, it is not from John Williams, it is from John Powell. I like a lot music from films and he is not the best, he is so bad as Alan Silvestry (last film Ready Player One) and he repeats again and again the same melodies. Perhaps another bad point.

*Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. 22 June 2018.
I liked all the films from Jurassic World, some of them were better than the others, the previous film was very good and when I watched the first trailer from the last, I thought how it was a bad short story from the previous protagonists saving the Dinosaurs, now with the last trailer, I see how it is a remake from the The Lost World: Jurassic Park with perhaps some changes. At least it is my opinion.

But probably it deserves be watched. Very curiously, probably because the director is from Spain (J.A. Bayona), the film will be release first and nearly one month before in Spain 8 June 2018. It is very ironic because in Spain films are released one month or more later. I do not go to discuss it but it is stupid.......

*Sicario: Day of the Soldado. 29 June 2018.
The first film with Emily Blunt and directed by Denis Villeneuve was very good, now without them, I do not wait nothing from the same quality but it can be good if you want watch some more from the real world.

*Ant-Man and the Wasp. 6 July 2018 .
Another film from the Avengers universe, more interesting by the addition from Evangeline Lilly in the character from the Wasp. What to say........Paul Rudd is not so fun as Evangeline interpreting the Wasp. This character is so good as Scarlett Johansson interpreting the Black Widow.

*The Equalizer 2. 20 July 2018.
The one was good, a bit violent for some people, I do not wait nothing better but it can be another good film for the summer. 

*Mission: Impossible - Fallout. 27 July 2018.
I have watched all the Mission Impossible films but with the last, there is a point which I do not like from Tom Cruise films, all them are one guy (him), the additional two or three good guys and one single girl. All them from the last years follow this rule and I do not wait nothing better. I will watch it but..........he is killing himself following these rules.
*The Predator (2018). 14 September 2018.
Remake or reboot released at this date............for me, it is a very bad date for a film. The release dates say a lot about a film. Clearly the creators do not bet too much by the film. But it can be good for a date where there are not too films.

*Venom (2018). 5 October 2018.
I have added it to the list but this film probably will be a complete failure. At my opinion, they should not make a fim from this character. Venom born as the darker spiderman part in the comics, it was a good addition for a Spiderman film but they made it as a single film. Even with the good interpreters, very probably will be a disaster in the cinemas.

*Mortal Engines. 14 December 2018.
Probably the best film from december and all the year. It is the most interested and the film with the most crazy story based in a book. I recomend you read the Mortal Engines book from Philip Reeve because it shows a apocaliptic world very different to the things showed before with a good story. 

*Aquaman (2018). 21 December 2018.
I do wait nothing good from this. I will watch it one day but.....the character is not Wonder Woman, I do not know what we can wait from Aquaman. A fight in Atlantis? who knows.........but clearly Han Solo was not released in december by this film.

*Bumblebee. 21 December 2018.
One of the last films from the year. This is another film where I do not wait nothing too impressive because it is a film taking advantage from the Transformers story and directed by Travis Knight who he has a complete lack of experience directing films. Perhaps he will surprise us but the release date say us how the producers are not too secure from the film success.

Good films watched before by me this year:

*Black Phanter. 
Very good film. I did not wait nothing good with this release date and it was a complete surprise. However, if they continue adding the same type of story for the new heroes, people will be get tired of this. Anyway one film showing one single heroe has worse performance most of the times than a group of heroes.
*Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Different from the thing waited by me but similar at concept to the books from James Dashner. This apocaliptic story is not for all the people, it can be a bit hard showing a very bad world, if you read the comics, they are evern more apocaliptic. The film is very correct and it shows everything which you can wait from it.
 *Pacific Rim. 
The change of director was not bad, this type of film showing giant monsters and robots in a real world are not cheap. Perhaps the first film had a darker world as most of the films from Guillermo del Toro but Steven S. DeKnight has not made one very different or worse. Probably this film as the first are not films for the USA market and they are films more as the International market. 

Anyway, the first film showed us a very finished story and nobody knew how this new story could be made without a reboot or some like that. I recomend you watch it and if you have not watched the first film, you should watch it. It is very good, better than most of the Transformers films.

Well, this is my 2018 list. A bit short. There are probably more films which I will watch but they will not be more favourite films. As you can see, I like sci-fi films and with some exceptions not too much the fantasy films. I will tell you when I see the next films.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

FOC Alliance 8.0X - Thinking remake the Darksaber GC

This weekend probably you noted how the forum is a bit disabled, I am making changes in it and it goes to take some time restart it, however, I have released a new Blog as the main page where you can read the main news from the site. I will publish everything about my mods, relationated information and more about games, films, books, comics. 

When the other part from the site be online again, you will be able to use it for the Star Wars units in my mods Encyclopedia, Downloads, Forum, Faqs, Help&Troubleshooting, Guides and more.

About the remake from the DarkSaber GC, I have noted how it goes worse, with more lag than the new incoming FOC Alliance Rebellion 1.0, by this reason, I will remake the GC a bit. I will not change the amount of planets but clearly it worse badly because there are many Imperial units in the begining and it will need reduce this amount a lot. Just it.

Wargamer published the scenario list for the Close Combat Bloody First

Thanks to the website Wargamer, we know the scenario list for the coming soon game Close Combat Bloody First. If you do not know, it is a tactical wargame at real time where realism is the primary goal, not as many other games considered just RTS.

The game is ambiented in the WWII following the operations from the 1st US Infantry Division in Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy against the Germans in a grand campaign.

You can read the complete Wargamer thread in Close Combat Bloody First scenario list.

There is not yet release date for this game but it is under testing and it should be released this year. You can see the product page here Close Combat - The Bloody First product page.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Wargamer First look in the Close Combat Bloody First

The Wargamer site has published a preview from the next Close Combat game, you can read the full preview here.

They have added several good screenshots. The game looks as another Close Combat and differences are very few even with the 3D graphics.

Star Wars Polaris Sector Star Wars Galaxy part III

Third part from the last game, not yet too changes. Just testing the game, researching somethings but in this video, I had not all the ground troops.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Polaris Sector First Order ground units

Finally, I added all the ground units from the First Order. It needed a small tweak in the code. Now this faction can attack enemies as the others.

You can check all the ground units here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

First Order Star Destroyer added

The new First Order Star Destroyer has arrive to the fleet. This will be the addition for this week. It is my first in game test, the size can change but it should be as a Imperial Star Destroyer.

Follow the complete story at

Monday, April 9, 2018

FOC Alliance Rebellion AI improved

This week, I continue playing the previous GC from the new Rebellion mod with the last AI changes. These changes were released in the 8.0X few days ago. Probably it can be improved but it needs be tested. At a first view, perhaps the AI launchs more ground attacks but perhaps it does not evaluate the space defenses. However, it can be indifferent if it launchs more ground attacks and it adds a bit more difficulty. At the end, this mod is thought for veteran players. If it was easy, it will not be fun.

Star Wars Polaris Sector Star Wars Galaxy part II

I continue testing the new Star Wars Galaxy, this time instead of record all the game, I go to record some parts. If you compare with the previous video, I have conquered a big cluster of stars, most of the Unknown regions from the Empire Remant and I continue expanding my Galactic Empire or Democracy as you want think.;)

At this point, I have defeated most of the Pirates attacking me. Yes, I de-selected the Pirates in the begining but it is a previous started scenario edited, some of the options are not present and Pirates are not a big problem.

In the begining, you can get crazy because you have not space forces and they defeat you but the key is build carriers and fighters for them. Fighters with torpedoes can be fast in battle and easily can destroy the Pirates.

Other point from the begining is how minerals you need. Lack of Metal and Organics (fuel), usually it happens when you have few planets. Next you can get lack of food because if you build mines, you will need food for the workers.

At the end, there are a lot of things to handle but some can be made in automatic and you do not need lose your mind playing. Specially if you have noted it, this Star Wars Galaxy adds exactly the type of planets from the Star Wars universe, by this reason, there are many temperate planets and it helps a lot because these planets have additional resources and they are good for to farms. By this special point with the planets, to play this new galaxy is different from to play the original game galaxies. 

For the record, there are some planets in bad positions but it will be fixed and with time, I will add more planets. ;) The bad clicks with the mouse, several times in the fleet button are probably because my mouse are finishing the battery.......

Saturday, April 7, 2018

FOC Alliance 8.0X - Building First Order units in Galactic Conquest

I am making a new upgrade for the mod in Steam with the last content added and several improves/fixes. In the next video, you can build how build the units from the First Order.

One day the First Order units will be builded only by the Supremacy but now while we wait this unit, they can be builded if you put a Command Upsilon Shuttle in orbit + the Research Station Level III + the correct shipyard, factory, ground buildings. Very simple.

I will release this update today or tomorrow.