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DarthMaulUK
09-28-2002, 07:55 AM
With the release of Galactic Battlegrounds: SAGA just around the corner, Galactic Battles.com have again been given an EXCLUSIVE interview with game director Garry Gaber.

Like the last time, I will be opening up some questions to you, the forum users. So please think carefully about your question and only ONE question per member please.

If you feel your question is not right, you can always use the Edit button to change it. Please try and make it game related and I will select the best ones and put them to Garry when I do the interview.

DMUK

Fishflesh
09-28-2002, 08:09 AM
Wil there ever be a new SWGB?

or is the last we wil ever see about it?

AU_Andy_Ewok
09-28-2002, 08:29 AM
What does LA hope to achieve by releasing Saga?

Sithmaster_821
09-28-2002, 07:12 PM
Will there be another Star Wars RTS in the near future?

lukeiamyourdad
09-28-2002, 07:12 PM
If there is a swgb2, will you take suggestions from this forums?

Gocyn
09-28-2002, 07:43 PM
IS their a way to make a mod for the game that will actually add new charecters or civilizations. and to change stats of other units? as you may or may not know. modding is an essential way to keep games popular and profitable by keeping the game from getting boring to the users. for example for the mod called "bid for power" for quake 3 arena. thosands of people went to buy quake 3 just to play that mod. As of now we the people of the SWGB community know how to change graphics, sounds, and names. and have put in units such as the droid control ship and prince Xizor. but in doing this we completly replace another unit. we would like to know how to add new units and such.

Inquisitor_ball
09-28-2002, 08:04 PM
will a new add-on be brought out for episode 3???



:duel:

Sithmaster_821
09-28-2002, 09:55 PM
None, its just SWGB and CC in a nice convienent package

Darth Windu
09-28-2002, 11:03 PM
Will there, at any time, be any files or programs released with which we can mod SW:GB in a similar fashion to the C&C series rules.ini file?

joesdomain
09-28-2002, 11:06 PM
Are you going to add patches or an expansion pack to Galactic Battlegrounds that includes buildable capital ships such as Star Destroyers, Super Star Destroyers, Mon Calamari Cruisers, Corellian Corvettes, Escort Frigates, etc. in a space combat map or mode?

Sithmaster_821
09-28-2002, 11:37 PM
Windu, you CAN mod SWGB. Go to heavegames, they have the mod instller and a bunch of mods.

CorranHorn328
09-29-2002, 01:32 AM
Yes, but for some Windows ME users, like me, they take forever to install. Mods are also torturous to make, being a near expert modder myslef. It would be better for LA to make their own more compatible way to mod.

Mr. Gaber, will any tools be released in the future by LEC to allow easier modding to SWGB and CC?

Admiral Vostok
09-29-2002, 08:55 AM
What does being a game director involve? What background experience do you need to become a successful game director?

DARTH ANDYZ
09-29-2002, 11:24 AM
quote:Yes, but for some Windows ME users, like me, they take forever to install. Mods are also torturous to make, being a near expert modder myslef. It would be better for LA to make their own more compatible way to mod.

yup totally agree corran but i suggest that if u make swgbg2 (i hope u do) that the campaigns should be based on something on or based around the time of one of the book series such as the new jedi order or the thrawn trilogy

Legend43
09-29-2002, 05:37 PM
It's not because of ME, it's because it is beta. It freezes quite often.

Question: Will there ever be another expansion that includes anything from EU, such as the Yuzhan Vong?

BlitzTrooper
09-29-2002, 06:38 PM
If there will be future releases and expansions of Galactic Battlegrounds, have you considered adding eyecandy units that promote an interior atmosphere? Such as tables and rugs.


I have gone to great lengths to post this. I am sort of new to the forums, but not the game itself. It is very important for scenarios. :)

Crazy_dog no.3
09-30-2002, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by joesdomain
Are you going to add patches or updates or an expansion pack to Galactic Battlegrounds that includes buildable capital ships such as Star Destroyers, Super Star Destroyers, Mon Calamari Cruisers, Corellian Corvettes, Escort Frigates, Trade Federation Droid Controlled Ships, Trade Federation Battleships, Republic Assualt Ships, Naboo Yacht, Royal Cruiser, and the rest of the Star Wars ships from the movies?

Now I'm getting irritated.:mad:


Are there any steps taken to stop what's going on in the Zone (I assume it's still happening)?

KoL ShadowJedi
09-30-2002, 04:08 AM
If you do make a new SW RTS will you use a current engine or make your own?

General Nilaar
09-30-2002, 04:16 AM
Any chance LucasArts might break away from dependance on the MSN Gaming Zone and create it's own service? Please!!

I still have 2 more questions anyone want to ask them for me? ;)

AU_Skythe
09-30-2002, 08:01 AM
Is LucasArts Planning to release any new patches to modify the existing civilisations AND if they do will you modify Trade Federation so in tech 4 they are a little bit more decent (as they are weak in most parts, they are a mech strong civ but dont have the strongest mechs, GE have repeaters sith heavy weapons like them, sea is never used etc) and the jedi starfighter (as it is essentailly a fighter with a bit more hp and range and costs more and stealth is never used and the only time most people use it is when they have a fort and spare nova.)

slicer1000
09-30-2002, 03:52 PM
i would like to know if you are going to make another expansion pack. I would not like to see a sequal just yet as as it would just be the same game with better graphics

joesdomain
09-30-2002, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by Crazy_dog no.3


Now I'm getting irritated.:mad:


Are there any steps taken to stop what's going on in the Zone (I assume it's still happening)?

I am glad your mad. I am entitled to one question to ask Garry Gaber. I have talked to many people who want to see capital ships in an expansion pack.

Jedi Bib
09-30-2002, 08:02 PM
Any plans for a possible Force Boat in SAGA, Garry, old buddy, chum, chap?

joesdomain
10-01-2002, 02:07 AM
When are you picking the questions? When will Garry Gaber do the interview and where can I see a transcript of his answers to the questions?

KoL ShadowJedi
10-01-2002, 03:49 AM
Joe remember DMUK is only selecting some of the questions NOT ALL of them.

Crazy_dog no.3
10-01-2002, 03:49 AM
I don't wanna start a flame war here, but I am amused by u still repeating urself here.:D

Young David
10-01-2002, 06:28 AM
1. What have you been working on since CC?

2. What are your future plans for games? Is it gonna be RTS again? or something completely different.

3. What games do you play yourself?

DarthMaulUK
10-01-2002, 11:52 AM
I am hoping to get the questions to Garry by the weekend. I will pick the best ones and it will be difficult as some are duplicated by others.

As to when the Q&A will be published, I am not sure, as it depends on when Garry can answer the questions. Hopefully within 2 weeks.

I was also hoping to do an online Q&A LIVE with Garry but finding a place to do this and also different time zones isnt easy.

DMUK

AnakinSWG
10-01-2002, 08:51 PM
Will their be "cloud", more relistic terrian, and will the units be able to turn all the way around instead of only 8 rotatiots. Also don't have the weapons shoot over walls.

Darth Windu
10-02-2002, 12:57 AM
DarthmaulUK - when you are asking the questions, please keep in one about a possible SW:GB2, and ask questions related to SW:GB not ones like 'what games do you play'. Just my 2 cents.

Wok
10-02-2002, 03:14 AM
This is my question:

"What are your thoughts and opinions on the huge amounts of modifications being made to the game, with bigger and bigger projects planned for the future, and the new ability to change more specific details from the genie engine?"

And this is a question from my friend:

"If you have heard news of the Tatooine Mod Project, which is currently being planned, what are your thoughts and opinion about this project and the option of changing the genie engine to accomodate for users to have a new civilsation as opposed to losing the old one? Also, do you have objections for your graphics being used in this mod pack, as your wonderful team of designers has indeed provided the modders with about 3/8 of the units they need within the game?"

DarthMaulUK
10-02-2002, 06:54 AM
Originally posted by Darth Windu
DarthmaulUK - when you are asking the questions, please keep in one about a possible SW:GB2, and ask questions related to SW:GB not ones like 'what games do you play'. Just my 2 cents.

Erm, I think I have enough brain power to know what to ask Garry. The last Q&A I did with him was totally different to others and I do like to ask questions that get answers.

I can tell you know that he wont reveal much about what he is working on, or if theres plans for a SWGB 2.

DMUK

Bronzie
10-02-2002, 07:40 AM
Thanks for posting my question Wok. :)

Yes, I forgot I'd registered here before :p

KhaleeLah
10-02-2002, 02:09 PM
DMUK, it might take me a couple of edit's to get this worded the way I want, but here goes...

Mr. Gaber,

With the release of 'Saga' there will hopefully be a new influx of people to the online aspect of the game. Unfortunately we all know the state of the SW:GB online community and it has been discussed into the ground.

There are many people who feel this game has been living on life support from day one and that the release of 'Age of Mythology' later this month will finally pull the plug on it.

Are there ANY plans in play to try to prevent this? Example: giving lucasarts merchandise (i.e. t-shirts, hats, etc) to sites such as www.battlestats.com or www.galacticbattles.com?? These could be used as prizes for future competitions through the zone, but not sponsored by the zone. Heck, I'd even play for something from the game designers trash can. ;P

RM games become harder and harder to find day by day. I play this game almost daily (RM all the way!) and became an M+ to try to help this game. It is the only comp. game I play and I will be very sad if there comes a day that it is just me and the scenario players left on the zone for SW:GB.

KL
zn: _KhaleeLahFB__, +Softsnow

AU_Andy_Ewok
10-02-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by DarthMaulUK


Erm, I think I have enough brain power to know what to ask Garry. The last Q&A I did with him was totally different to others and I do like to ask questions that get answers.

I can tell you know that he wont reveal much about what he is working on, or if theres plans for a SWGB 2.

DMUK

Make sure you remember your capital letters and full stops :).

JediLoaf
10-03-2002, 03:21 PM
Will you focus a bit more on the Jedi?


Sorry if this has been asked already...:deathii:

CorranHorn328
10-05-2002, 01:11 PM
Hello Boris and Wok!

DARTH ANDYZ
10-07-2002, 08:28 AM
Hey What about me corran (obiwANDYZ) lol

CorranHorn328
10-08-2002, 12:52 AM
Hello to you too! And AnakinSWG!

What's the status on the Questions DMUK?

DarthMaulUK
10-08-2002, 12:48 PM
Ok people thanks for your questions!

I have made my select of the one's that will be put to Garry, so expect to see something within a couple of weeks.

Thanks
DMUK

lukeiamyourdad
10-08-2002, 07:05 PM
Where will you post Garry Gaber's replies? On you website or over here?

DarthMaulUK
10-18-2002, 08:03 AM
I have now closed the thread as the questions have been sent to Garry to answer. He didn't take too long last time, so we will have to wait and see.

There will be a special thread on this site with all the Q&As on it.

DMUK