Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds cover
Ensemble Studios
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
Japan Electronic Arts
Mac OS Aspyr Media
Digital Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2001
Mac OS (Classic) June 5, 2002
macOS (OS X) June 5, 2002
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds at Wikipedia
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General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
Galactic Battlegrounds at LucasForums Network


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
Humble Store
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Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga

Version differences[edit]

Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds Saga includes the base game along with the Clone Campaigns expansion.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns
Bonus Mission: Serapin's Bounty Included on second disc of some releases of Clone Campaigns. Requires Clone Campaigns. Download.

Essential improvements[edit]



Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds - Clone Campaigns


Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds All-In-One Patch[edit]

A massive community patch that adds a variety of enhancements and stability improvements to the game. They include:

  • Modern Windows support
  • A DirectDraw rainbow color patch and wrapper
  • Widescreen support for Clone Campaigns
  • New in-game music
  • Support for Italian & Russian
  • New launcher for the games

Further patch details, download links, and support can be found on the official Steam Community page.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Create new shortcut[citation needed]

Create a new shortcut directly to battlegrounds.exe, or battlegrounds_x1.exe for Clone Campaigns.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\player.nfx
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356500/pfx/[Note 2]
player.nfx is Base game while player.nf1 is for the Clone Campaigns expansion.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\SaveGame
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356500/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Not recommended. Everything is really small. See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Uses 2d sprites. Real estate is increased with higher resolutions.
Native in Expanding Fronts.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Animations play at 20 FPS. The Expanding Fronts mod can speed up animations to 60 FPS.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

A No-CD executable is required for this.[3] Note that the version already ships a decrypted binary and does not require such.
This fix is already included with the Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds All-In-One Patch and Expanding Fronts.
Use a widescreen patcher[citation needed]
  1. Download the fix from here.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds\Game.
  3. If you're using the version, extract the contents from the GOG folder in the archive to that folder - for all other versions use the CD folder.
  4. Run the SWGBWide_x1.exe executable and the patch will apply.
  5. Run the game from wide_battlegrounds_x1.exe and set the game to use the 1280x1024 resolution in the options
  6. Should you not be able to select a resolution of 1280x1024 in the options, run the game from wide_battlegrounds_x1.bat instead.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Scroll speed can be adjusted.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
The game has subtitles for all the dialogue in-game; the campaign intros also have subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Requires the Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds All-In-One Patch.
Requires the Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds All-In-One Patch.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking support has been discontinued.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300-2400, 6073, 47624
UDP 2300-2400, 6073
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 7
Mac OS and OS X only.
64-bit executable


Expanding Fronts[edit]

Adds 2 new factions (Geonosisians and Zann Consortium), expanded vanilla factions, a handful of custom map randomizers, and an expanded map editor.
Uses a separate executable from vanilla (battlegrounds_x2.exe). This means it doesn’t interfere with a vanilla installation, however, it needs to be renamed to launch with Steam/Galaxy or use online multiplayer restoration tools.
Includes native widescreen support and a windowed mode option through an external configuration tool.
The aforementioned configuration tool can also speed up animations to 60fps, as well as other experimental features such as large map support.
Windows only.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 233 MHz
AMD Athlon 233 MHz
Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
AMD Athlon 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (95, 98)
64 MB (2000, XP)
64 MB (95, 98)
96 MB (2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8 compatible
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/356500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (356500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.