Buy Battle field 1942
and then download Galactic Conquest
. It's at 4.2 now and version 5's probably going to make it so that you can't even crash in space (which you actually still can in R4).
There are two space maps, just for the record: Task Force Battle, which is essentially just a battle of imperial carracks and lancers verus rebel frigates and corvettes (and fighters for both sides), and Tanaab, which is an assault at an imperial space station where the rebels need to blow up some parked TIE fighters as well as a communications dish on the platform. Rebels get corvettes and a static frigate, as well as the Falcon and fighters. The imps get a static Star Destroyer, TIEs, and Carracks. Oh, and some turbo laser batteries.
There are also the unofficial maps like Circarpous IV Raid, which is a pure X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight, and Protect the Redemption, which is a map taking place over Endor's moon, where the rebels try to keep the imps from destroying the medical frigate.
And of course there's the Death Star I map.
But then again, it's an unfar comparison as GC is this non-profit project driven by unpaid amateurs who do it for no reason other than that it's fun, whereas SWBF is a published title made by proffesionals with tons of resources. Can't expect SWBF to be as good, can we
?Sorry, just had to rub it in.
Point is, if it's possible using the BF1942 engine, it's definetly possible with the SWBF engine. Empty space shouldn't be too laggy either, so the maps can be VERY big.
As for flying Star Destroyers and Calamarian Cruisers: I think making moveable objects of that size would cause too much lag. That's why you can't move them in GC, anyways.
Plus you can drop bombs in space, look at ESB.
It makes more sense that in engagements against enemy warships, they'd use torpedoes, though. That big hole in the TIE Bomber's port pod has to be a warhead launcher, with those two "fins" (like the ones at the end of the X-Wing's lasers) and all that.
I suppose that the bombs aren't "dropped", but rather fired/launched somehow, as space is
, after all, zero-gravity. But that's nitpicking.
Dagobahn Eagle (aka Safe-Keeper)