Star Wars: Rebellion

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Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion cover
Coolhand Interactive
Release dates
Windows February 28, 1998
Star Wars
Star Wars 1983
Series: Star Wars: X-Wing 1993
Series: Star Wars: Rebel Assault 1993
Series: Star Wars: Jedi Knight 1995
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1997
Star Wars: Yoda Stories 1997
Star Wars: Rebellion 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D 1998
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999
Star Wars: Episode I – Racer 1999
Star Wars: Force Commander 2000
Star Wars: Episode I – Battle for Naboo 2001
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds 2001
Star Wars: Starfighter 2001
Star Wars Galaxies 2003
Series: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Series: Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Series: Lego Star Wars 2005
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2005
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006
Series: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2007
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes 2009

Key points

Released as Star Wars: Supremacy in some regions.
Needs a workaround for modern systems; see Installing on modern versions of Windows.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail DRM: SafeDisc disc check.

Essential improvements[edit]


1.01 Update updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues unresolved[edit]

Colour Issues[edit]

When Starting the game the colour making the game unplayable.

DirectDraw issues[edit]

When selecting a planet as a target for a mission or construction, the hit area is now smaller and off-center. The best place to try to click is below the planet and to the right, where a large system energy bar would end.

Issues fixed[edit]

Installing on modern versions of Windows[edit]

Make necessary changes
  1. Go to the Star Wars Rebellion CD contents.
  2. Copy everything from Rebellion into a folder on the computer, e.g.:
    • 64-bit Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\LucasArts\Star Wars Rebellion
    • 32-bit Windows: C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Rebellion
  3. Copy Rebellion\DIRECTX\d3drm.dll into the main installation folder.
  4. Make a SaveGame folder under the installation folder.
  5. Copy the appropriate section below into Notepad, then save and run it (adjust paths as needed to match your system).
Registry file (64-bit Windows)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion]
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"DataLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"InstalledLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion\Version]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectPlay\Applications\Star Wars Rebellion]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"CurrentDirectory"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
Registry file (32-bit Windows)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion]
"InstalledLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion"
"DataLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion\Version]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectPlay\Applications\Star Wars Rebellion]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"CurrentDirectory"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"

Icons and sprites are upside down, also colors are slightly wrong[edit]

Fix by running in windowed mode. Add the -w command line option to the shortcut. For example,

Target: "F:\Games\Star Wars Rebellion\REBEXE.EXE" -w

Or C:\Program Files (x86)\etc etc, whatever. Alternatively, try replacing REBEXE.EXE with a patched executable from GoG -

Cannot choose anything in the mission selection, build selection, etc windows[edit]

After adding -w to the shortcut's parameters to start in windowed mode, select Maximized mode (Run: Maximized), or, with a normal non-maximized window, ensure you never move that window from its original position on the screen.

Problem: When the game opens up a new window to let you select a mission, select a build option, training option, etc, the popup is shifted based on the coordinates of the game window. So, if your game window is in the upper left corner of the screen, then the popup appears. If your window is too far down or right, the popup appears outside of the window bounds and you can't see it.

Choosing to maximize the window at least puts the graphics in the center of your monitor, which might be preferable to the upper left corner.

Skip the intro[edit]

When starting a new game, the droid talks through a very long introduction. In Windows XP and below, you could skip this by pressing some button, but that no longer works in Vista and above. The workaround: Go to the installation folder and rename or delete ALBRIEF.DLL and EMBRIEF.DLL. This will still go through the briefing, but skip all the spoken dialog, so it only takes like 2 seconds.[1]

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Pentium 90
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)


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