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Star Wars: Rebellion

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Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion cover
Developers
Coolhand Interactive
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows February 28, 1998
Star Wars: Rebellion at Wikipedia
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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

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.01 Update updates the game to the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/441550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGame
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/441550/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
640x480 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -w command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
2
Online play
2

Connection types

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[citation needed]
  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 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)[citation needed]
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]
"DisplayOpts"=dword:13110100
"MusicVolume"=dword:000002bc
"Volume"=dword:000002de
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"TooBigLocation"="D:\\Rebellion"
"DllLocation"="D:\\Rebellion"
"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]
"CommandLine"=""
"GUID"="{015962A0-F183-11d1-B390-006008B0AB18}"
"File"="REBEXE.EXE"
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"CurrentDirectory"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
Registry file (32-bit Windows)[citation needed]
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"
"DllLocation"="D:\\Rebellion"
"TooBigLocation"="D:\\Rebellion"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"
"MusicVolume"=dword:000002bc
"Volume"=dword:000002bc
"DisplayOpts"=dword:00000100

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectPlay\Applications\Star Wars Rebellion]
"CommandLine"=""
"GUID"="{015962A0-F183-11d1-B390-006008B0AB18}"
"File"="REBEXE.EXE"
"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]

Use GOG.com fix[citation needed]

Use the replacement REBEXE.EXE.

Run in windowed mode[citation needed]

Run REBEXE.EXE with the -w command line argument.

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

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.
Keep window in one position[citation needed]

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.

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.
Delete or rename video files[3]

Go to the installation folder and delete or rename ALBRIEF.DLL and EMBRIEF.DLL.

This will still go through the briefing, but all the spoken dialog will be skipped, so it only takes about 2 seconds.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer MSN Gaming Zone

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz Intel Pentium 133 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 53 MB 151 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.0 compatible

Notes

  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>/441550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (441550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References