Star Wars: Battlefront

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Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront cover
Developers
Pandemic Studios
macOS (OS X) Beenox Studios
Publishers
LucasArts
Engines
Zero
Release dates
Windows September 21, 2004
macOS (OS X) July 25, 2005
Star Wars: Battlefront guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Battlefront at Wikipedia
Star Wars: Battlefront
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Star Wars: Battlefront II 2005
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 2015
Star Wars Battlefront II (2017) 2017

For the 2015 game, see Star Wars Battlefront (2015).

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Use GameMaster to replace the GameSpy server browser.

General information

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
Official LucasArts Star Wars: Battlefront Website (Defunct)

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
CD-ROM edition with 3 discs and a rare DVD-ROM version.
SecuROM 5 DRM until Patch 1.11.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is Patch 1.2.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use the /nointro command line argument[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\SaveGames[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Resolutions can be forced but are stretched from 4:3.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the /win command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming while in windowed mode.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, SFX and speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 4.[2]

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
64
Online play
64 GameSpy matchmaking has been shut down.[3]

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

An Official FAQ is available for the PC version.
TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Hardware Transform & Lighting (T&L) capable
64 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References