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Sherack Nhar
09-27-2001, 07:49 PM
The Lucasarts Insider 10 has just arrived:

LucasArts Insider Exclusive -- The destiny of a galaxy hangs in the balance, and you are in command! LucasArts.com is pleased to announce that the playable demo for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds will be available for download on Friday, September 28th.

*dances around*

Eets
09-27-2001, 07:54 PM
Excuse me while I go faint.


P.S. This sure as heck better be true or Eets'chula's gonna go Jackie Chan on your behind.

Lord Tirion
09-27-2001, 07:54 PM
Wonder how big it is gonna be.

Clefo
09-27-2001, 07:56 PM
Two words: Kick ass!! After school i'm gonna download it tommarow...

I'm peeing my pants in anteciptation :)

generalViper
09-27-2001, 07:56 PM
no don't we don't know if this is true they may be lieing
*hopes not*

darthfergie
09-27-2001, 07:57 PM
WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?
I don't have that yet!!!!

generalViper
09-27-2001, 07:57 PM
ahahhaha clefo u have school
what grade or r u in collage

Clefo
09-27-2001, 07:58 PM
I think Sheracks got connections... It sounds plausible since its from LEC..

Although if you are lying Sherack I will personally rip your head off :D

Kvan
09-27-2001, 08:02 PM
I totally beleive Sherack *follows him blindly and faithly* ;)
I can't wait for it! I preordered it today and now tomorrow I get the demo :D

Sherack Nhar
09-27-2001, 08:04 PM
Already 8 replies... it's a record :D

There are no connections involved! It's the Lucasarts Insider, LEC's newsletter! I signed up for "game alerts". LEC's website should have the news online shortly.

This is great! I hope the gungans are in it! But they'll probably include Empire/Trade fed and Rebel/Naboo.

generalViper
09-27-2001, 08:05 PM
preordered how did u do that?

Kvan
09-27-2001, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by generalViper
preordered how did u do that?
At lucas arts they are taking pre-orders

generalViper
09-27-2001, 08:06 PM
give us link to where u found this sherick
*waits for reply*


Oh and kvan I thought u ment the demo, I'm like why would u pre order a demo

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:06 PM
Dude, that means It's probably in my e-mail box now!

*Checks e-mail*

Clefo
09-27-2001, 08:06 PM
you can do it on Lucasarts.com

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:08 PM
Alright, I've checked all of my e-mail addresses. I signed up for all the game alerts. Nada. Copy the message, man!

Boba Rhett
09-27-2001, 08:09 PM
I'm happy, but it kinda sucks too because I won't be able to download it. :(

Take screenshots for your unfortunate 56k friends!



He's not lieing. Quit yelling at him. :mad:

Clefo
09-27-2001, 08:11 PM
*thinking to self* At least I sound like I've been through school

All negative stuff tawords Viper aside... I think the demo will have Rebel and Imp Civs... Just a hunch... If the demo has MP capibilities we could have a little mini-tourniment!!

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:11 PM
Gotta love cable ;)

Sherack Nhar
09-27-2001, 08:12 PM
die rebel scum, there's no link... don't you know what a newsletter is??!?

It's an EMAIL.

Want proof? I took a screenshot of my desktop :D

http://galaxycenter.netfirms.com/screenshot.jpg

Excuse the resolution :)

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:13 PM
I love you, man.

Clefo
09-27-2001, 08:14 PM
I have a 56K but I have a method: Its called Leaving your computer on all night.. I have a seperate phone line sooo...

:)

EndSub
09-27-2001, 08:14 PM
"HOLY DEMO BATMAN! WE LOOK LIKE WERE IN TO THE GOOD S*** NOW!"

sweet!

i wonder whats in the demo.....

*endsub prays for multiplayer.....*

Kvan
09-27-2001, 08:17 PM
Rhett just use Getright to download it. I use it all the time to d/l 200MB files :)

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:19 PM
Holy lord, 200mb? what are ya downloading, TV episodes?

generalViper
09-27-2001, 08:20 PM
lol when it comes tomorrow I will be chanting thank god for cable modem

Kvan
09-27-2001, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by mijtechboy
Holy lord, 200mb? what are ya downloading, TV episodes?
Actually yes. :)
You can get Getright at www.getright.com hard addy to rememver ;)

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Kvan

Actually yes. :)


LOL, I knew it! I usually download The Simpsons episodes, myself.

Clefo
09-27-2001, 08:25 PM
I'm downloading Getright right now...

Hey if there is MP on it (THERE SHOULD BE) I bet I can't beat you all with one hand tied behind me back... :D

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:29 PM
I bet you can't either ;)

But then again, who could? The only lead any of us have over anyone is that we've played other RTS's before.

Kvan
09-27-2001, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Clefo
I'm downloading Getright right now...

Hey if there is MP on it (THERE SHOULD BE) I bet I can't beat you all with one hand tied behind me back... :D
Now thats a challenge! ;)
I hope there is multi. player options but I don't think there will be :(

Clefo
09-27-2001, 08:38 PM
Why not? The X-Wing VS Tie Fighter demo had MP support... the JK demo had MP support... the Starcraft demo had MP support.. Why shouldn't GB be able to have MP support?


Oh yeah if you play me, you'll see a person using Starcraft strategies in GB... Hehe

Eets
09-27-2001, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Clefo
Why not? The X-Wing VS Tie Fighter demo had MP support... the JK demo had MP support... the Starcraft demo had MP support.. Why shouldn't GB be able to have MP support?


Because the AoK demo didnt have MP support. Then again, they are trying to venture away from AOK a bit...

Dagobahn Eagle
09-27-2001, 08:45 PM
Gotta love cable.

<Off topic babble>Somebody have it. Personally, I'm stuck with a 50 600 bps modem :(. We used to have a 64 000 bps, but it didn't work here in the US, so...

Not to mention, I tried to order one from a certain Echo base Inc., but they misinterpreted my order and gave me a tow cable. Grrr... tried to install the thing and it pierced my IP port... Grrrrrrr.... I'll try to send it back for a refund tomorrow.
</off topic babble>

That's good news, sounds a bit unbelievable tough.. not that I don't belive you, but it's still odd :)..

Regarding Mp, well, the only reason XvT had multiplayer in the demo was that it was a prototype. According to a readme I read somewhere, "X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is an experiment. We want to see how the x-wing engine will function with more players" ..something like that. If there was no multiplayer, it'd be a demo with the biggest element gone. Demos tends to have at least one big element in them.

Dagobahn Eagle

Lord JayVizIon
09-27-2001, 08:50 PM
funny, i subscribe to lucasarts.com game alerts, and i have yet to receive that message. i'll believe it when i see this tomorrow.

xwing guy
09-27-2001, 08:59 PM
I bet it will have the first campagin, the wookiee training campaign because you gotta learn how to play the demo, so that seems to be the logical campagin, and I bet they'll have limited MP support too.

darthfergie
09-27-2001, 09:01 PM
TOMORROW I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!

Kvan
09-27-2001, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by darthfergie
TOMORROW I WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!!
You know, people say, the people with the loudest voice loses the most. Do you think its true ?;)

Snowtroopa
09-27-2001, 09:06 PM
Tommorow I'll be up all night playing this awesome game..I hope..
My comp probably won't handle it..graphics card crap...

EndSub
09-27-2001, 09:16 PM
you should be sweet......AoE engine doesnt require a flash video card :)

Sherack Nhar
09-27-2001, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by mijtechboy
Because the AoK demo didnt have MP support. Then again, they are trying to venture away from AOK a bit... I thought that the AoK:TC demo had MP support?

I can't believe some people don't believe me... like I was some kind of random poster trying to start a rumor...

Eets
09-27-2001, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Sherack Nhar
I thought that the AoK:TC demo had MP support?

I can't believe some people don't believe me... like I was some kind of random poster trying to start a rumor...

I'm not sure about the AoK:TC demo, but the AoK demo does not have MP support.

I believe ya, sherack ;)

Gui69do
09-27-2001, 09:38 PM
OK, this is simply amazing but I have a few Q's. Where can I go to download the DEMO? Will someone please post a link to the page? Also, is this DEMO only for a select group of people, or is it for anyone who wants to try it. Thanks.

~Putting phrases and quotes at the end of your statement is stupid~

Sherack Nhar
09-27-2001, 09:43 PM
Gui69do, the demo is not up yet. It'll be up tomorrow. You'll be able to download it from LEC's website at www.lucasarts.com

Am I really the only one who recieved it yet? I know that the Insider did have some problems before... I thought they were corrected.

Dagobahn Eagle
09-27-2001, 09:53 PM
:o I'm starting to doubt this. Are you sure the e-mail you got was from LEC? It could perfectly well be someone playing a prank on you. I think I subscribe to Insider to, but nothing. I have a feeling someone's been had here.

Check the sender e-mail adress of the message. Does it check out with the rest of the ones you've received (if you've deleted the other ones, go to the "Deleted messages" section of your e-mail program)?

Or are you trying to fool us:D?

Dagobahn Eagle

Kvan
09-27-2001, 10:05 PM
Believe him! He has no reason to Lie! And if he ever did he would make sure its in the right forum..which if this was a trick it shouldn't be here! :D

Dagobahn Eagle
09-27-2001, 10:09 PM
He he..


Now, the screenshot of that e-mail could be fake, but that's all
I've got to say for now, as, well, I'm probably going a little too hard at you, man. I'll just wait 'til tomorrow. If I see the demo then, you have my deepest apologies.


If not, I'll have a good laugh :D, hehe.

Dagobahn Eagle

Link Antilles
09-27-2001, 10:18 PM
Wow AWWWWWSSOME!

Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
Demo Demo Demo Demo Demo
*GASP*

I hope the site doesh't crash.;)




I hope it is not a lie!

Kvan
09-27-2001, 10:24 PM
Its not a Lie!! :)
Remember Sherack = good, Gamma = evil. Sherack has never tricked us before! It is odd that no one else got a Lucasarts letter but maybe, just maybe they send it out to people who can get the word out first...or because he is from Canada :D

Dagobahn Eagle
09-27-2001, 10:27 PM
In the e-mail screenshot, the mail thingie was in French. Do they speak french in Canada?:confused: Edit: I'm not flaming, I'm just not from the US so I don't know. Bear with me, guys;)..

Dagobahn Eagle

Kvan
09-27-2001, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle
In the e-mail screenshot, the mail thingie was in French. Do they speak french in Canada?:confused:

Dagobahn Eagle
Yes they do. and all products have to be in French and English. They can't have one or the other...or at least thats what I heard
EDIT: No one said you were flamming, your telling us your opinion. :)

Gamma732
09-27-2001, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by Kvan
Its not a Lie!! :)
Remember Sherack = good, Gamma = evil. Sherack has never tricked us before! It is odd that no one else got a Lucasarts letter but maybe, just maybe they send it out to people who can get the word out first...or because he is from Canada :D

Indeed, this Sherack saying this. Sherack is a Mod. He, as well as other Mods, have repremanded many a forumer for posting in the wrong forum or posting something hurtful or pointless. I seriously doubt he'd play some kind of joke like this. Don't worry Sherack, as evil as I may be, I believe you :D

And, yes, they do speak French in Canada. The area around Montreal is very French. I believe Quebec is too, if I'm not mistaken.

Link Antilles
09-27-2001, 10:38 PM
Oh, crap I can't WAIT!



I should slow down on the sugar intake!!!!!


What time will it be up!

Lord JayVizIon
09-27-2001, 10:42 PM
yeah, well i've seen the attachment and it does look authentic. i'll keep an eye out. but my question is, people such as kvan and i subscribe to the game alert news for games such as swgb and why didn't we hear about this?

Tie Guy
09-27-2001, 10:49 PM
I think i'm gonna be sick tommorow (if you know what i mean ;))

Anyways, sheracks e-mail service may be more prompt in delivering e-mail, while other services have a slight delay.

Admiral Thrawn
09-27-2001, 11:05 PM
This is going to be soooo awsome!

EndSub
09-27-2001, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy
I think i'm gonna be sick tommorow (if you know what i mean ;))


Thank God I am on holiday :D

Admiral Thrawn
09-27-2001, 11:19 PM
I was off today, what holiday do you have?

Lord JayVizIon
09-27-2001, 11:28 PM
well, the jewish holiday of yom kipper is on, so maybe that's it/

Dagobahn Eagle
09-27-2001, 11:28 PM
I'm on holiday as well. If this is true.. :D

What kind of holiday? Heh, I have no idea! These US traditions are new to me (we don't even have Halloween and thanksgiving in Norway :D). Looking forward to halloween, tough. Will I dress up as a werewolf or a bog imp?

Dagobahn Eagle

EndSub
09-27-2001, 11:36 PM
School holidays for me! (I've never been more proud to live in New Zeland...)

or actully be happy i still go to school :D

Stormtrooper
09-27-2001, 11:43 PM
Hmmm, i haven't recieved anything from game alert yet(just checked e-mail).. I hope the demo really comes out tomorrow, this will ROCK if it does.:D

EndSub
09-28-2001, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by generalViper
LOL i'M OFF TO


i thought you were 19... :rolleyes:

Darth_Venage
09-28-2001, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by EndSub


Thank God I am on holiday :D

&$#*&(*&@*^#!!!!!(excuse my language)
I HAVE TO WORK IN THE FIELD ALL DAY TOMORROW!!!:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
if it comes out tomorrow i am going to be sooooo mad, but then happy at the same time. Mad, cuz im at work, happy cuz it finally came out!(that is, IF it comes out.....)
*edit: you didn't see that...

EndSub
09-28-2001, 01:03 AM
well this will make you happy....

Expect to see the download appear late Friday evening

so the peeps who don't have to work won't get to much of a head start :)

generalViper
09-28-2001, 01:19 AM
i thought you were 19...

for one thing i'm 17 not 19 I will be 18 in october and I'm off work duh

EndSub
09-28-2001, 01:26 AM
your the first person i know who completely skipped out 18......

EndSub
09-28-2001, 02:30 AM
nice try viper, but editing your post to make me look stupid isn't really THAT funny.......

Young David
09-28-2001, 04:08 AM
Hmm ... I've checked ftp.lucasarts.com but I couldn't find it there yet (In the time of the Simcity 3000 BAT-patch I got iot from the ftp server before it was posted on the site :D)

I also noted that the newest demo there is from 2000. Is it right that there weren't any Lucusarts demo's this year?

Anyway, When I'm back from school I will continue my search.

(BTW someone mentioned that the AoE demo had no MP ... most AoE demo's had MP ... they even had a separate room at the zone :D)

EndSub
09-28-2001, 09:29 AM
well its offically 8:30 in central america, and the demo ain't out yet :( .....when they say "late friday evening" they really mean LATE...

Hannibal
09-28-2001, 10:21 AM
You can count me as another one who received this alert from Lucas Arts. So leave him alone already and wait for the demo.

EndSub
09-28-2001, 10:28 AM
wait?!?! you want me to wait???? i'm to danm inpatiant to wait!!! :D

Dagobahn Eagle
09-28-2001, 10:39 AM
Terribly_Mauled

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Nope, it IS out today, I just got the mail myself... so keep an eye out!

Okay, sorry I doubted you. I'm heading for lucasarts.com

Dagobahn Eagle

Kvan
09-28-2001, 12:02 PM
Well after a WHOLE DAY after Sherack got his I finally got my LucasArts news letter....although I never had any doubt in Sheracks words...you all should be ashamed of yourselves! ;)

DarkTrooper
09-28-2001, 12:08 PM
when is the demo comin out i got up early just so i could get it early but i should have slept in

General Nilaar
09-28-2001, 12:10 PM
Even people with 56k modems can download it, you just have to start it when you go to bed and leave it on all night. If you have a program that allows you to resume downloads, you'll be set. Depending on how large the demo is it may take more than one night, but eventually you'll get it finished!

Kvan
09-28-2001, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Darktrooper
when is the demo comin out i got up early just so i could get it early but i should have slept in
You probably should have slept in :( I'm guessing it will be out later tonight (pacific time, like 6). That way we can all get it at once and crash the servers :rolleyes:

General Nilaar
09-28-2001, 12:13 PM
LOL, I hadn't realized this topic had five pages already, I was responding to something on the first page;)

I guess everyone is excited:)

DarkTrooper
09-28-2001, 12:23 PM
That way we can all get it at once and crash the servers
yeah that will teach them to release the demo earlyer

dr_death
09-28-2001, 12:24 PM
I will be able to download it with a 56k modem!!! Use Getright if your internet keeps disconnecting.


check the capslock at the door, please. -Rhett

DarkTrooper
09-28-2001, 12:27 PM
haha ha ha i have cable i will prob get it in like ten minutes

Kvan
09-28-2001, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by generalViper
same here trooper
*waits paintly and sharpens ax for shericks head*
You mean "patiently", right? :)
So how big do you think its gonna be? 80 MB?

generalViper
09-28-2001, 01:46 PM
I think that sounds about right
*sharpens ax to throw at kvan*

Dagobahn Eagle
09-28-2001, 02:03 PM
[quote]haha ha ha i have cable i will prob get it in like ten minutes[quote]

Fighters? Set lasers to dual fire. Target sector, 54893 mark 4. Attack pattern AXZ-2/31, fire proton torpedoes on first sweep. Go.:rolleyes:

Man, it'll take me like a day to download it.. I'll have it tomorrow.. :(

Dagobahn Eagle

Sherack Nhar
09-28-2001, 04:10 PM
Eh. More people finally received the email. <sarcasm>Glad to know that Lucasarts.com wasn't lying. </sarcasm>

The demo will be bigger than the AoK demo... I think I remember Garry saying he wanted to include two civs in it; that means more Art data.

VashtheStampede
09-28-2001, 04:12 PM
Yep, I got the email yesterday, I'm hope they do go with a large demo....

Thrawn
09-28-2001, 05:22 PM
Of course I'm the last one to find out about this!!! I've been playing RA2 multiplayers with my friends. . . I can't WAIT!!! Is it out yet?

BTW I won't have any trouble getting a super-fast download with my DSL. :D

Palpatine
09-28-2001, 06:30 PM
WHERE IS THE DEMO?!?!?!?!?!? It's the 28!!!


:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

darthfergie
09-28-2001, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Palpatine
WHERE IS THE DEMO?!?!?!?!?!? It's the 28!!!


:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Wait until about three hours from now and it'll probably be up...

Palpatine
09-28-2001, 06:41 PM
I HOPE THEY DON'T UPLOAD IT ON SEPTEMBER 28th 11:59:59 PM

darthfergie
09-28-2001, 06:44 PM
When the demo comes it will be right here...Lucasarts download section...

ftp://ftp.lucasarts.com/demos/pc/

anonymousdude
09-28-2001, 06:55 PM
its out - 70mb !!

Paladin
09-28-2001, 07:11 PM
why isn't it downloading

Olsmo Lahun
10-04-2001, 10:00 PM
its over already!!:) :D