After many years of toil, the "New Jedi Order" project for X-Wing Alliance is now available for download. It's based on the Star Wars EU novels / comic series' of the same name.
The fate of the galaxy rests in your hands as you take on the alien Yuuzhan Vong as Bryon Tomri, a former Imperial star pilot. The mod includes the work of 34 voice actors playing 61 roles. Players can download the mod at njoproject.com along with standalone versions of the game's cutscenes, several behind-the-scenes documents and unimplemented voice work for the curious.The authors also released a Phantom Menace X-Wing Alliance mod several years back which was better than pretty much all the LucasArts Episode 1 games.
The final version of The Invasion Begins tells an in-depth story about Bryon Tomri, who finds himself entangled in the beginning months of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the Star Wars galaxy, and must choose between duty and his friends. The mod includes 5 missions, 19 skirmish missions that are based on the originally planned 19 missions for the mod, 5 cutscenes, a full voice cast, voiced briefings, new music, and new e-mail messages tailored specifically to the campaign.
The mod also supports multiplayer gaming between users who have The Invasion Begins installed, allowing players to take control of the coralskipper and Chiss claw fighter in head to head combat for the first time.
LucasArts may have abandoned the Star Wars space sim genre, so it's great to see the community still alive and kicking. Grab the NJO Project here.
Source: NJO Project