Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005)

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005)

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v1.3 Unofficial Patch Install Guide
By MightyOwl
This guide provides you with the link, information and install guide for the v1.3 Unofficial Patch. The default installed Steam version is the Official v1.1.
The download in this guide is for the r129 version of the patch, which is the most recent version, coming after the r117 version.
r129:
  • Supports WinVista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1 (And works on Win10)
  • Fixed non-spawning Leia bug
  • Supports unlimited user scripts
  • Supports unlimited cGC scripts
  • Fixes the 1 campaign bug

26/04/2015 UPDATE: Guide now includes install instructions for the r129 .exe installer.
   
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What is the 1.3 Unofficial Patch?
Originally posted by Mav:
With the Unofficial 1.3 patch, players first of all can play Battlefront II with a complete set of visual upgrades, just as seen in the 1.2 patch. Included is an easy means of changing from the new (visually upgraded) sides back to the original sides, as well as a means of either enabling or disabling the new HUD.

Players also have access to the extremely powerful and dynamic "Fake Console." The Fake Console has a large number of ways players can interact with and dynamically modify their game. It also gives a large amount of control to server admins in online gaming sessions.

Modders, too, have been given a large amount of freedom with the 1.3 patch. If you've played the newest version of the Conversion Pack (2.0), you've seen a bit of what the 1.3 patch supports - thanks to it, we had access to the KotOR era alongside the two stock eras as well as many additional gamemodes. The 1.3 patch supports far more than just the KotOR era and the new gamemodes from the Conversion Pack. It adds support for an unlimited number of new gamemodes or eras, and has new icons for many of them.

And for modders there are many, many more features - custom galactic conquest, map preview videos - these are all things that modders now can do (should they choose), and there are many different options.

So what are you waiting for? There's no reason not to download this. Online play is unaffected and all you get are countless new options for your game. Give it a download!
Download version r129
The most common version of the 1.3 Unofficial Patch is version r117, however this has been outdated by version r129. Both links are mediafire .com links and have been split up due to Steam's link removal. They are perfectly safe however.

Installer download:
mediafire .com /download/pzznah47785jabb/SWBF2-v1.3patch+r129.exe

Note - If you use this download follow the steps in the guide labelled as r129.

Alternative manual download (place into your game's addon folder):
mediafire .com /download/bxmta3ny4lo4u5n/AAA-v1.3patch.zip

Remove the spaces between fire & .com and well as between .com & /download in both links.
How to install r129
  • Download the file from the mediafire link above in the download section.
  • Run the .exe file selecting your "Star Wars Battlefront II" folder. This is most likely to be found at "C:/Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Star Wars Battlefront II\" or for non-Steam versions "C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront II".

    Note - Just check where it is installing to and make sure it matches where your game is installed.
    Do not install to the "GameData" or "addon" folders as it won't work if you do.


  • Click run, and enjoy the update!
How to uninstall r129
Re-install the game I guess. I am sure there are easier ways, but I am unsure of them and I see no reason why you would wish to do this so guess it is unimportant.
(Email Zerted if you wish to know, I don't have a clue)
I've got a problem
I'm getting graphical issues where some textures become red and glitchy.
- If you're running an AMD system updating one of your drivers may help, try: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+10+-+64#

I don't like the new HUD, how do I get rid of it?
- Re-install the patch v1.3 but make sure to uncheck the "new HUD" option.
How to Install r117
Note - r129 is more recommended as it is more recent and easier to install, but here are the instructions for r117 just in case they are required.

Steps to Install:
-2) Install SWBF2
-1) Install the official v1.1 patch
0) Skim/read the 'Installation Problems and Notes' at the bottom of this file. Its issues are ordered by importance.
1) Uninstall any old version of the v1.3 patch and delete its files/folders
2) Extract the files in 'SWBF2 v1.3patch.exe' to the folder "<game dir>addonAAA-v1.3patch" (you will need to manually create that folder). "<game dir>" represents the folder where you installed SWBF2.
3) Double-click on "menu.bat". If you downloaded the lite version, double click on "lite-menu.bat" instead.
4) Read and Follow the menu prompts
How to Uninstall r117
Steps To Uninstall:
1) Double-click on "menu.bat". If you downloaded the lite version, double click on "lite-menu.bat" instead.
2) Read and Follow the menu prompts
Installation notes r117 and r129
* If you see a message similar to "Too many missions: ### >= 500" on the profile selection screen, then you have too many mod maps. Some of your mod maps will be removed from the map selection screen. These maps would have crashed with FATAL errors if you attempted to play them. There still might be a few other missions that crash too which were not removed. To fix this, remove some of your mod maps until the message goes away. Do not remove AAA-v1.3path.
* If you cannot see any of the new strings in the game (or if they look like 'modename.name.koh'), find an 8MB version of BattlefrontII.exe online (look at the different version switchers). Download the exe, then rename it to something other then 'BattlefrontII.exe'. Put this renamed exe file into the GameData folder and double-click the renamed exe to play the game.
* If you see some messages similar to 'access denied', then you need to run menu.bat as an administrator.
* If your game suddenly starts crashing after you installed the v1.3 patch, then it didn't install correctly. Uninstall the patch and try again, make sure to watch the menu output for possible problems.
* If you are having installation problems or game crashes in Vista, make sure Vista hasn't put any of the game files or folders in its 'compatibility mode'.
* The patch is untested on v1.0 of the game, but it should work (mod map names will be messed up).
* If you are low on disk space, delete everything in the 'AAA-v1.3patch' folder except for the 'addme.script' file and the 'settings' folder. Do this after you install the patch.
* If you have installation problems, feel free to contact [RDH]Zerted at:
XFire: zerted
Email: zerted@gmail.com
GameToast User: [RDH]Zerted
GameToast's v1.3 patch topic[gametoast.com]
Credits
This guide has been produced by 9th Wonder with the kind permission of patch creator zerted.

Note: All names reference GameToast members or XFire users

Aman/Pinguin - German translation, Testing, front icon, Feature ideas
AQT - Localization bug reports
ARC_Commander - BFX era icons, Advice, Bug reports
authraw - Advice
Broken_Hope - Saber hilts
Caleb1117 -
Challenger - Marine skin
Commander_Keller - 501st first person skins
Conversion Pack - RC pistol
Darth Revan - Installation testing
datinmadnx2 - HUD research
delta 47 - Bug reports
epm01 - Installation testing
Fragme - YV, New Rep, Old Rep and sit?
Fragme! - Commando pistol fixed it at least from ML Kashyyyk, Icons: yv, new republic, old republic and sith?
GCMOD Team - Weapon models
Hebes24 - Bug reports
Jawa Killer - ML kashyyk assets with help from dragonum
Maveritchell - Much needed help with v1.2 patch, Advice, Testing, Icons: tdf, hctf, race, earth, oldsith, rvb, rebirth, wacky, exGCW, space, vehicle, siege, rpg, survival, wav, avh, c1, c2, c3, c4.
MasterSaitek009 - Fixed dooku
MandeRek - Era, team/sides, and CP research, Advice, jhu icon, wea icon
Maxunit - Installation testing
OOM-9 - Dc15s
Pahricida - Dc15 rifle
Pint - Testing
Pyroblade - German translation
RepSharpshooter - Asset creation, Hud changes, Unit and weapon compliations, ctrl icon, koh icon, Advice, testing, v1.2 patch main developer
RED51 - Testing, Suggestions
saldrfingerfood - Installation testing
Skipper 24 - Bug reports
SlyCoopersButt - Bug reports
Super_Clone - Bug reports, Testing
Syth - Jango and accessories
Teancum - Advice, Bug reports, Support
The_Emperor - Bug reports
Trainmaster611 - Less laggy mine effect
woner11 - Icons: lego, newsithwars, toys
Zerted - Everything else
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273 Comments
owendominicko1 Jan 10 @ 5:22pm 
im haveing a issue with the patches they dont seem to do anything at all i dont see any signs it did anything and when i go to use mods one map may appear from the mod with a yellow name and you cant even click on it
ME-163 Komet Jan 17, 2020 @ 4:25pm 
Thought the clone in the thumbnail was naruto running
jeremyleach117 Jan 7, 2020 @ 12:38pm 
In the Fake Console, the option to add max bots doesn't seem to work. I can edit reinforcements, but I can't seem to edit the number of bots playing in the match. Is thee a way to fix this or did I do something wrong installing it (like a missing file or something)?
Chipmunk Dec 22, 2019 @ 8:32am 
It says the install went fine but i don't see the fake console and some of the mods that require 1.3 do not work even though i have the patch installed
RadiantTower Nov 9, 2019 @ 1:59pm 
@allowingsaturn the dots appeared for me, too. I deleted them and the install continued without a problem. Game seems to work fine.
Leader of the seagull army Oct 3, 2019 @ 2:17am 
I was having the same issue where it says folder invalid. I took a look at it and it was leaving a few dots after the name of the file destination I wanted it to go. I would go back and see if the sameis happening to you.
KriegBoy Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:00am 
I have a SSD whenever i try to install it says Folder Invalid.
Infinite_Escuro Apr 8, 2019 @ 6:18am 
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Wars Battlefront II\

The installer for the patch just tells me the above folder is not valid and doesn't install. Seems broken.
Masiyah Sep 30, 2018 @ 12:21pm 
no matter how many times i install the mod, it doesnt work. it wont even show up in the addon folder (which i had to create). I need help
MightyOwl  [author] Sep 16, 2018 @ 10:04pm 
If the standard game supports windowed mode, then so will this patch. It doesn’t effect that option.