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Author:  thereisnotry [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Star Wars RPG Vassal module ready for download!

To anyone who tries to play Star Wars: Saga Edition on Vassal, it quickly becomes clear that the SWM Skirmish mod just isn't ideal:

-You can only ever have 4 active players (and one of them the GM) at a time. This means that the "observers" have to dictate their moves to the other players, and remind the other players to adjust their HP, Condition Track, etc.
-There is no viable way of creating brand new maps, and having the players gradually explore them. That's because the only maps available are the maps we use for the Skirmish game, and there is no way to create a "fog of war" effect over the unexplored portions of the map.
-The SWM Skirmish mod also requires further adjustments if you want to roll any dice other than a d20.
-Other minor annoyances, such as having to use the Condition marker to include a character's name.

The SWM Skirmish mod is certainly better than nothing, but it has its limitations. For this reason, I started creating a brand new Vassal mod...that is, I took an existing D&D RPG mod, and did some major edits to make it work for Star Wars. And finally, after 3 months, it's finished! And yes, there are TWELVE player slots, in addition to the Game Master slot! :D

Steps to playing Star Wars RPG on Vassal:
1. Click this link: http://www.4shared.com/get/v-mW0mnmce/Star_Wars_RPG.html
2. Wait 80 seconds to be able to download the file (53 MB!)
3. When it is finished downloading, you'll have a file called "Star Wars RPG.rar"...extract/unzip it using a free program like WinRAR Archiver or WinZip. That will provide you with a single file: "Star Wars RPG.vmod".
4. Paste the "Star Wars RPG.vmod" file into your VASSAL folder, the very same folder which already contains your "SWMinis.vmod" file.
5. Double-click the "Star Wars RPG.vmod" file and it will load up on Vassal as normal.
6. At the top menu of the Vassal screen, click Help --> About Star Wars RPG to open the .txt file with instructions for how to use the mod. Seriously, read it; it explains everything that you need, if you already know how to make the SWM mod work. After reading through that and experimenting a little bit, you should find it very easy to use.


Please post any comments or questions or bug-notifications in this thread; I'll respond to them as quickly as possible.

May the Force be with you!

Trevor/thereisnotry



UPDATES: Please be sure that you have the most recent update! When you're playing the game online, you'll encounter problems if you are using a different version than the other people. Whenever you see that the mod has been updated, you should go to the 4shared site (link above) and re-download the file, then delete your old file. Whenever there is a new update, I'll list it here:

Version 1.0 (uploaded April 14, 2011). The original mod.
Version 1.1 (updated April 15, 2011). Added Force Points to all characters, and re-arranged how some of the variables appear on the units.
Version 1.2 (updated May 13, 2011). Added an "Effects" space to the character customization options, and also added all of the maps and tiles from the SWM Vassal Extramaps extensions.

Author:  Ruhk [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:11 pm ]
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very cool Trev, nice work. It will be handy for online gaming certainly!

Author:  TreebeardTheEnt [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:47 pm ]
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Does your new module interact with the same waiting room as the minis game?

Author:  billiv15 [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:55 pm ]
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downloaded and tested, works great!

Author:  jonnyb815 [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:34 pm ]
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THANKS THANKS


I am going to have so much fun its not even funny.
Now we just have to get the new JC and mapmaker maps/tiles added.
Being able to hide guys and self build rooms is so sweet.

Author:  thereisnotry [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:29 pm ]
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jonnyb815 wrote:
THANKS THANKS


I am going to have so much fun its not even funny.
Now we just have to get the new JC and mapmaker maps/tiles added.
Being able to hide guys and self build rooms is so sweet.

I thought you might like that. :)
Just play around with it a bit...I think you'll find that it's a whole lot of fun! And if you have any suggestions as a GM, I'm open to hearing them, if it will improve the program's usefulness.

Author:  thereisnotry [ Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:30 pm ]
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Version 1.1 (updated April 15, 2011). Added Force Points to all characters, and re-arranged how some of the variables appear on the units. Please delete your first version (1.0) and replace it with this one.

Author:  Fool [ Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:49 am ]
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Haven't tried yet but will try to remember about it.

Great work as always my old friend.

Author:  TreebeardTheEnt [ Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:23 pm ]
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Would it be hard to do a Dawn of Defiance mod? With the maps and characters.

Author:  thereisnotry [ Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:40 pm ]
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TreebeardTheEnt wrote:
Would it be hard to do a Dawn of Defiance mod? With the maps and characters.

I've never thought of that, but it's a great idea! I'd probably make an extension file for it, rather than a separate mod. That way anyone can download it and use it very easily.

I've never played through the DoD series, but I imagine that doing the characters wouldn't be hard at all. The maps could be an issue, though, depending on the quality of the images and the dimensions of the maps.

I think I have the whole DoD series downloaded, so I'll look into it. Nice idea! :)

Author:  thereisnotry [ Fri May 13, 2011 11:29 am ]
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The mod has been updated, to Version 1.2 (see the first post in this thread for a link).

This update...
-Adds an "Effects" space to the character customization options (to give a place for characters to indicate that they're using Born Leader or some other occasional effect).
-Adds all of the maps and tiles from the SWM Vassal Extramaps extensions (including the HUGE Death Star map, Chris West's map tiles, etc).

Author:  thereisnotry [ Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:45 pm ]
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I've updated the mod file to be a bit smaller than it was before. Read the instructions in the first post, and have at it!

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