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Because the Steam version of the game doesn't accept mods very well. Forces of Corruption, for instance, is very hard to accept them
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Interesting question, does anybody have a qualified answer? :)
GoG version = Retail + Map Editor + pre-installed StevesEwokMod + "Multiplayer Fix" (deleted XML Folder) + Crack. So yes, this version is compatible with Mods. But the Crack is is bugged. There is no Opening Crawl for Rebel campaign:

Retail + Steam
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/9576133914f67d34a924e512501b71e1475f5d8f.jpg

Retail cracked + GoG
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/5704d746dc25705d26cef292cfcfef753be8a249.jpg
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Post edited January 23, 2015 by Zyankali
I'd think Disney wouldn't want to publish a package using a cracked executable, but if so, that's very disappointing. The fact that they have compiled a Steam-dependent version points to the fact that they have the source code so they could just as easily have compiled a version without DRM themselves for GOG.com to distribute.
On that note, does anyone have proof that the GOG version is a pre-cracked version and not really compiled without DRM?
Post edited January 23, 2015 by XzavierHyde
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Zyankali: GoG version = Retail + Map Editor + pre-installed StevesEwokMod + "Multiplayer Fix" (deleted XML Folder) + Crack. So yes, this version is compatible with Mods. But the Crack is is bugged. There is no Opening Crawl for Rebel campaign:

Retail + Steam
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/9576133914f67d34a924e512501b71e1475f5d8f.jpg

Retail cracked + GoG
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/5704d746dc25705d26cef292cfcfef753be8a249.jpg
I don't know if it's cracked, but I didn't had any problem of this kind, I had the opening crawl for the Rebel campaign, in english and in french (I tested the two).

Concerning mods : I installed the mod "Strategic Improvement" without any big trouble :) The only small issues were where to locate the "Force of Corruption" installation folder ("...\Star Wars - Empire At War Gold\EAWX") and that it's for a french version so you must manually do a small change for two files for playing in english (which I haven't tested : I play in french ^^). Hope this helps !
Post edited January 24, 2015 by Splatsch
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Zyankali: GoG version = Retail + Map Editor + pre-installed StevesEwokMod + "Multiplayer Fix" (deleted XML Folder) + Crack. So yes, this version is compatible with Mods. But the Crack is is bugged. There is no Opening Crawl for Rebel campaign:

Retail + Steam
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/9576133914f67d34a924e512501b71e1475f5d8f.jpg

Retail cracked + GoG
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/5704d746dc25705d26cef292cfcfef753be8a249.jpg
The solution is may be here, it seems to be a bug due to having more than 2Go of RAM, you just have to download and instal a patch to fix this :)
Post edited January 27, 2015 by Splatsch
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MidnightRider00: Because the Steam version of the game doesn't accept mods very well. Forces of Corruption, for instance, is very hard to accept them
The only mod ive tried so far is rise of the mandalorians, and getting the game to see the mod has been impossible so far. All of the paths for the shortcut were changed, so ive no idea what is wrong. I might get my old disks out and install to see the differences. the files are all in different places.
I am also running into the bug where there is no Opening Crawl for the Rebel campaign (English version of the game).
Post edited February 18, 2015 by sidv88
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Zyankali: GoG version = Retail + Map Editor + pre-installed StevesEwokMod + "Multiplayer Fix" (deleted XML Folder) + Crack. So yes, this version is compatible with Mods. But the Crack is is bugged. There is no Opening Crawl for Rebel campaign:

Retail + Steam
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/9576133914f67d34a924e512501b71e1475f5d8f.jpg

Retail cracked + GoG
http://static01.gog.com/upload/forum/2015/01/5704d746dc25705d26cef292cfcfef753be8a249.jpg
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Splatsch: I don't know if it's cracked, but I didn't had any problem of this kind, I had the opening crawl for the Rebel campaign, in english and in french (I tested the two).

Concerning mods : I installed the mod "Strategic Improvement" without any big trouble :) The only small issues were where to locate the "Force of Corruption" installation folder ("...\Star Wars - Empire At War Gold\EAWX") and that it's for a french version so you must manually do a small change for two files for playing in english (which I haven't tested : I play in french ^^). Hope this helps !
I've been trying to put in a mod but the launcher isnt finding it, you mentioned a small change for two files, could you explain the changes, thank you.
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Jonzy96: I've been trying to put in a mod but the launcher isnt finding it, you mentioned a small change for two files, could you explain the changes, thank you.
The two files I was talking about were simply for translating the game from french to english when my mod was installed, because it is made for being installed into a french version of the game, nothing more. And this mod is installing really easily, so I don't know if I can help you ^^"
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Splatsch: I don't know if it's cracked, but I didn't had any problem of this kind, I had the opening crawl for the Rebel campaign, in english and in french (I tested the two).

Concerning mods : I installed the mod "Strategic Improvement" without any big trouble :) The only small issues were where to locate the "Force of Corruption" installation folder ("...\Star Wars - Empire At War Gold\EAWX") and that it's for a french version so you must manually do a small change for two files for playing in english (which I haven't tested : I play in french ^^). Hope this helps !
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Jonzy96: I've been trying to put in a mod but the launcher isnt finding it, you mentioned a small change for two files, could you explain the changes, thank you.
You have to right click the launcher. and select properties, change the "target" of the launcher to the mods folder in your forces of corruption/Empire at war folder. It's the same as you would have to do if you installed the mod anywhere other than the C drive.
i have tested a mod that all the dead bodies stay on the ground for the whole time during the fight and it seems to work.

maybe other mods will work too, but I cant say for sure
Well,most mods with a .bat or .exe, the path has to be changed to "C:\GOG Games\Empire at War - Gold (or something like that)\EAWX\swfoc.exe" LANGUAGE=ENGLISH "MODPATH=Mods\ Name of the mods folder"


You habe to create a mod folder manually.
This is for FOC.
Nice example

I have a non-English OS and was trying to run YodenMod2015 and didn´t work .

Problem was that swfoc.exe starts with the OS language by default and the exe of YodenMod did not call LANGUAGE=ENGLISH

If your mod comes with an exe replace it with a bat file, containing what DarthRevan01 said:

"C:\GOG Games\Empire at War - Gold (or something like that)\EAWX\swfoc.exe" LANGUAGE=ENGLISH "MODPATH=Mods\ Name of the mods folder
So in my case it was

swfoc LANGUAGE=ENGLISH MODPATH=Mods\YodenMod2015

Out of experience you don´t need to put the installation path in, as long as the bat contains this information, which is the case, if you create it yourself ;) (under properties)


I tested in the moment 5 mods, all working!!

Like

YodenMod MODDB
ACM MODDB
Thrawns Revenge via http://www.gamefront.com/files/listing/gamingfiles/Empire_at_War/Mods/FoC_Mods
Republic at war via http://www.gamefront.com/files/listing/gamingfiles/Empire_at_War/Mods/FoC_Mods
And a GC map
481planetgalacticconquest via http://www.gamefront.com/files/listing/gamingfiles/Empire_at_War/Mods/FoC_Mods
Post edited June 01, 2015 by Goodaltgamer
"Awakening of the Rebellion" works fine with the gog version:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/awakening-of-the-rebellion-2/downloads/awakening-of-the-rebellion-26-open-beta-english