After a lot of work I managed to get my hands on Star Wars Battlefront III and wanted to share the infamous cancelled game that I'm sure many of you wanted to play.
I know not everyone will get the chance to play this immediately, but over time I expect the modding community to be able to change that.
The game build works on Xbox 360 Development kits, XNA kits, Test kits, and any 360 that can use RGLoader (which makes it be treated like a Development kit) so if your 360 is modded you can get it working via RGLoader.
Some important notes
-Xenia the 360 emulator will crash if you use it. It may work in the future but for now it does not.
-Default.xex and bf_gold.xenon.xex act the same as far as I can tell but I'm likely wrong.
-When booting you'll get a purple screen. It's cool just hit the Start button and wait a moment and you'll get to the title screen.
-Expect poor framerate.
-Expect anything I didn't list here.
I have made both a Mega upload and a torrent for this build. I would prefer you use the Mega link unless you wish to use the torrent to seed. I will not be uploading the game to Mega again after it's been removed (if it will be), so once the link is down there use the torrent.
The game build: https://mega.nz/#!zQUj3LqL!4T4MRLn9YnU3fDE6wsvp6xGavNlrROFl0a2DFpDX_CE
The torrent: https://mega.nz/#!ORtQEJQK!M3wX9s1uSnzpQUvtrJQhbo0nKqDaiCEvmE03jLJZ3b0
I am currently processing a short video of the game once booted, and will post or edit when the link is available.
I hope you all have a nice time with this, some may be mad at me but the story behind this build is a disaster and not releasing it will cause more issues than anything else.
Sincerely - ProtoFaggot
threw it on /vg/ and reddit's star wars battlefront board too.
i can only hope that they dont ban me for my name there being ProtoFaggot
I don't have a devkit so I cant play it but all the files are in the torrent.
So be it. Reddit has their chance
Please let this shit work, please let this shit work, please let this shit work... PLEASE BE REAL!
Wtf dude, are you trying to get this thread canned?
Mind telling the story behind the game by any chance?
Ill see what i can do for you.
this takes time. loading is one hell of a time waster on this build.
take this pic for the mean time.
ill make a webm shortly
oh man... after the webm ill give you a quick greentext.
thanks for the warning
>We didn't get this instead of that garbage "reboot" by Dice
I'M PLATINUM MAD
I'm gonna fucking learn how to mod my box just to play this damn thing.
That's why i'm waiting until someone posts a youtube video of it or something.
Webm anything really of actual gameplay.
Never trust anything.
post a webm or something faggot. Then I'll buy your words.
Sorry to disappoint anon.
I dont truly know whgat levels wookies appear in as I havent looked too far into it.
> has been molested by the 360 community for far too long.
this right here
this image was too big in size so please accept a jpg for the moment
i doubt it. a PC one exists but hasnt been out of dev hands yet.
The story mode ?
>Modded clones with force
>one goes full edgy after order 66
>the other runs and join the rebels
>story of 4-6
>evil twin goes full sith and want to rule the Galaxy
>good twin goes Jedi and kills the evil twin
It's the same story from elite squadron(psp) if I'm not mistaken
>post a webm or something faggot. Then I'll buy your words.
processing it now. i wish my capture software didnt take ages
i have a debug ps3. honestly im more in the ps3 stuff than 360.
hell if i knew. i never played any battlefront.
Im sorry for keeping you waiting but heres the opening of the video im uploading
>gaming is already killed
Sick memes bro, did you get your GamerGate paycheck yet? I hear they are paying white-knights like yourself, or were you the "bigger" man who turned down a fair lady's paycheck because you are a man filled to the brim with honor and chivalry?
In case you didn't catch it, that was sarcasm. Because gaming is far from dead.
OP I'd love to hear the story behind you getting this and all that if you wouldn't mind. Just curious, this is really cool.
Goddamn. I need a fucking modded 360 now. This could be the savior we need
I like to expect the best of people, so if this is true, you made a man happy for the first time in a long time
So this is why I'm still going on this site
POST YFW THIS ENDS UP BEING REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone please confirm this?
OP if this is real, you are fucking incredible.
Alhough I don't have a modded 360 I may have to buy one on ebay if this turns out to be real.
This is all I ever wanted
If this is real, you're doing the world a favor, OP.
Yea thank god we have such classics as Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and Madden! Those silly gamers are just stuck in the past. I can't wait to see what epic games we get this year.
>mfw a half finished game has more content in it than EAFront
Eh I think 70-80% is a more roughly estimate, its probably buggy as fuck and miss some planned content.
The thing is that it should be in such a state that any amateur team could probably finish it
I'm so sorry that the only games you get are AC, CoD, and Madden. Luckily for those of us who don't live literally underground we get lots of games that aren't complete shit. But who am I kidding, you've already proven yourself to be a nostalgia-fag who can't accept any other games than the ones he played in his childhood as being "good".
>If this actually came out it would probably still have a decent sized playerbase
>Blows EA's Battlefront out of the water and it's not even complete
They fucking did it. Thank you OP, it's wonderful.
IT'S FUCKING HAAAAAAAAAPPPEEEENNNNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNGG
>In case you didn't catch it, that was sarcasm. Because gaming is far from dead.
Not sure if I'm willing to mod my Xbox for it but interesting to see all the options in nonetheless.
>Galactic Conquest still in
>Single Player still in
Why shitcan a practically completed project for Battlefield: Star Wars?
..and we'll never hear of him again
Wrong. It was only halfway done and they had wasted millions of dollars already. Were going bankrupt and Lucasarts couldn't afford to give them any more because they too were struggling. The game was then passed to Rebellion who finished it as the PSP game Elite Squadron. It was shit. Do your homework before spouting /v/ lies.
>And then he never came back.
Calling it right fucking now.
That's how it always goes down.
There goes my hopes and dreams. Time to kill myself
Anon please point me in the right direction. Google leads to shitty forum posts that are outdated, have broken links, or don't have an actual way to crack these things.
If I can mod my 360 today I will do my best to post results of running the game.
Im okay anons, enjoy another webm
GODMAN FUCKING EA STUPID GREEDY FAGGOT DISNEY FUCKING RETARDED LUCASSSS NEVER UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE NEED THOSE HAIRY CUNT FACED FUCKING JEW FAG WHORE AND THEIR SLOPY TWAT FUCKING CHINKY EYE ANUS EATING LITTLE NIGGER MITCH FUCKING GAPPED HOLED QUEERED SHIT CHUGGING DEGENERATE SLUG SLURPPING CEOS AND CORPORATE SUITS RUINING A PERFECT STAR WARS GAME THAT WE NEED WHY CANT THEY JUST GIVE US WHAT WE WANT AND GO DIE IN A RAPE ROOM BECAUSE EVEN THATS MORE THAN THEY DESERVE THOSE TREACHEROUS BASKSTABBING THIEVES BASTARDIZING A WHOLESOME FRANCHISE FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY WHICH THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN COME BACK TO THEM BY THE BUSLOAD THOSE NARROW MINDED SHORT TERM SEEING LITTLE FUCKING WOP DAGOS AND THEIR GREASY FUCKING PAKI SLAG LOVING PENCIL DICKED WIVES SHOULD ALL BE ROUNDED UP IN DROVES AND GASSED IN CAMPS OUT IN THE FUCKING DESERT!
/v/ certainly doesn't considering how many blatant lies and falsehoods always get spread around here about stuff like this. It's not hard to find the truth though, this game's demise was well documented and the fault lies entirely with Free Radical. It's the same sort of nonsense with KotOR 2 where /v/ thinks George Lucas hated it and tried to sabotage it when the reality is that Obsidian admitted they were the ones that committed to releasing that Christmas when Lucasarts even gave them a choice of delaying it when they weren't capable of meeting deadlines on a bunch of the content that was cut.
>tfw no modded 360 but still downloading this anyways.
WE CAN PROTECT YOU, PROTO-KUN!
Please tell me there's fucking bots...
So weird seeing something that has literally been myth for howmanyyearsnow playing out in front of my eyes
Yeah, the game in the state it's in is very unfinished. Half the maps are still using placeholder textures and there's not really any AI implemented. Shooting also wasn't fully finished. The game needed at least another year of development.
I'm completely clueless about programming and what not, but would it be possible to mooch AI from a similar game and mod it to function in this one rather than starting from nothing?
HOLY FUCKING SHIT I LOVE YOU
I DONT EVEN CARE ABOUT THE GAME I JUST LOVE YOU FOR NOT LETTING A GAME DIE
QUICK! ONE OF YOU EBIC HAK0RS MOD THE FUCK OUT OF THIS SHIT TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH PC THEN GET AN INFRASTRUCTURE RUNNING SO WE CAN PLAY!!
It'll never happen.
How is this even possible?
Excellent job, OP
>OP actually delivered
I'm glad I'm here for this
> i may be able to get the PC build, but i won't, not now
K... KEEP ME POSTED
>The game is released as a torrent to the public
>A team of autistic virgins become dedicated to fixing and improving it
>It becomes incredibly popular freeware
>EA's face when
it's better than absolutely fucking nothing
some dedicated hacker folk can look into it and maybe fix up what needs fixing in an attempt to get it playable
this is better than nothing now, isn't it?
They didn't want to spend the money to market it. Marketing budgets were/are getting to be bigger and bigger portions of production costs. It would have come out around the same time as the Force Unleashed, and they didn't want to shell out that kind of money only to compete with themselves.
If it's a game with the same version of the same engine and you have the dev tools for both games, maybe. And that's a huge maybe. Even in the off chance of that being possible, it would be extremely difficult and time consuming. 99.99% chance it will never happen.
First the ET landfill and now this.
What legends are next!?
OH WHAT A THREAD! WHAT A LOVELY THREAD!
How far along is 360 emulation? Once that's working relatively well I reckon a crack team of autistic virgins should be able to get this up and running.
>Before they're sued and their work destroyed by EA and Disney
Not really. Modding is going to be next to impossible, let alone adding ai mods (which are even more difficult than just slapping on some better textures)
It's cool that there's something tangible, but it's absolutely nothing like what /v/ thinks it is, let alone "playable" in any real capacity.
I'd like to mention that Pandemic will always be my favorite dev, and I'd love nothing more to see the egg on EAs face, but this isn't it.
My face may be stoic, but my heart is pic related.
YOU ARE A FUCKING SAINT, I FUCKING LOVE YOU
>Before they're sued and their work destroyed by EA and Disney
I've never understood why these teams don't just not say anything until they can actually release something. Every single one of them posts some fucking trailer about it and promptly gets ceased and desisted in about 5 seconds. Like every single attempt at a Metal Gear/Metal Gear Solid remake.
>my fucking face when
TOASTING IN EBIC THREAD.
Holy shit, this has potential. We could actually get the Battlefront EA denied us.
This could happen.
I'm masturbating to this right fucking now.
Holy fuck I'm seeing history happen before my eyes.
Because it's hard to pour so much effort and work into something while getting nothing in return. It's natural to want to show off what you've achieved so far, and motivation/encouragement from people who see what you're doing and appreciate it is key to staying sane when you're doing these sorts of things.
>Basically if you're not doing it for profit you're doing it for attention.
Anons it's apparent I've pissed off a good number of scene people.
I likely wont be keeping things maintained too much, but thats okay as long as its out there.
I can only promise one more webm then I will have to call this thread done. Whether i leave my trip on afterwards or not is up in the air.
i already posted it to reddit when i made this thread.
im only singling you out because im tired of this meme.
Holy shit! Man you gotta tell us how you managed to get your hands on this build.
OH MY FUCKING GOD ITS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT
Dude have you seen how many people you're making excited? Stop being a bitch and post more goddammit
This is amazing, it needs to be finished. Somehow.
>I've pissed off a good number of scene people.
Good. Fuck them for keeping this shit to themselves for so fucking long and allowing the disgrace that is the new Battlefront to happen. They should fucking burn in hell.
>yfw the Battlefront reddit mods go full white knight EA defense force and try to get OP arrested in order to earn brownie points with EA/DICE
Yeah, which is why /v/ getting excited over this and saying it's better than EA's Battlefront is nonsense. This isn't playable, in the state that it was left off in it's not yet a game, it's a set of half done maps to look at. These aren't things that modders can address either, it's far more work than that.
>tfw op is actually one of the devs
>he saved the build at the last moment before EA happened
god speed anon, you will be remembered
Doesn't matter the fact that its out, means there is a new hope for this sweet jem. Hopefully someone can pick it up, fix it and spread it. And if EA strikes back we can still have a return of the battlefront 3.
My thoughts exactly this thread reeks of underage.
You people honestly think this will lead to anything? If someone could "hack" (as you faggots put it) this to work as a working, complete game. Then why wouldn't you just mod BF2 a finished working game with more content and already o PC.
> i may be able to get the PC build, but i won't, not now
just go all out and post it now or tomorrow if you know you can get it
all in one blow
> All these salty motherfuckers in this thread
Jesus Christ, we went from having precisely nothing to having a glimmer and people are fucking moaning and spreading complete shit they know nothing about.
Once this gets modded the fuck out, no one will be playing EA Battlefront anymore.
You can fire a few of the weapons, not all of them, but there are no damage values or hitboxes implemented so shooting at another player or something like a vehicle does nothing.
Once more the Sith shall ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuule the galaxy, and, we shall have... Peace.
>The Phantom Publisher
>Attack of the Copies
>Revenge of the EA
>A New Game
>The Scene Strikes Back
>Return of the Vidya
Seconding. Two or three circles and a couple of jumps, and I'm sold.
>this is fucking real
>it's got good TPS
How can people defend BattlEAfront anymore...
What's the point of living when this will never get an official release...
Press F to pay respects to Battlefront and OP >>324643003
for giving us this legendary thread of hope.