This fix/hack will reenable broken stealing of A-Wing and Speeder technologies after you take Kashyyyk in the Rebel Campaign. You need a save game PRIOR to taking Kashyyyk for this to work, even a save right before Han Solo finishes the ground battle will do. You do NOT need to start a new game.
Prerant note: I played this game with NO mods whatsoever.
I started a new campaign as the Rebels after I installed and was happily playing my way through when the game informed me that "New technology is available to steal" (paraphrasing). Foolishly, I expected I would be able to get my Speeders and A-Wings.
I bought this game as part of the Star Wars: The Best of PC and it came already patched to v1.05. I bought it explicitly for this game and I bought it along with FOC. It is infuriating that I had to fix this bug so I could play the campaign and actually get Level 4 tech! Rediculous that, after 5 patches, such a major feature was totally broken for the campaign. Perhaps all the play testing these companies harp on about before releasing patches etc. should make sure the single player campaigns many of us buy these games for actually work.
AND, one has to wonder if the poor Mac players will face this.
If Petroglyph do not plan on releasing any more patches, it is a bloody shame. They should feel OBLIGATED to fix this ONE issue at the very least and release a hot patch for it.
P.S. I have a save game prior to taking Kashyyyk. If Petroglyph would like to have it, send an email to me @ slik at telusplanet ! net
with an ftp server to upload it. This bug is infinately reproducable.
Place this xml file in a new XML directory in your game's installed path.
You need to create this directory if you don't have any mods installed, it will override the game's data files.
C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Empire at War\GameData\Data\XML
Details of changes:
Even if you already stole turbolaser tower tech and even though you can BUILD turbolaser towers, the game STILL thinks you don't have the tech so will not allow you to progress your tech tree.
The clue to fixing this is that the turbolaser in the tech tree is grayed out. Although it is STILL grayed out when you use this fix, you can build towers anyway.
This fix/hack explicitly gives the player the turbolaser tech when Eriadu is revealed on the map.