New version of the Star Wars Republic Commando: Remaster mod, a project refreshing excellent FPS from 2005, has been released.
As the title suggests, the project acts as an unofficial remaster. The mod replaces the in-game textures with new ones, made in higher resolution. It also improves some gameplay elements, adds support for ultra widescreen resolutions, and optionally offers the Reshade package to improve in-game effects.
The project was built on the foundations of older mods, but Star Wars Republic Commando: Remaster collects them all in one, easy to install package, and also introduces a lot of its own improvements.
- Star Wars Republic Commando: Remaster - download page (authors gave us permission to host a mirror)
The new version of the mod is numbered 1.3, and brings new texture and interface improvements, and fixes bump-mapping and incorrectly displayed cursor bugs. Further plans include a thorough improvement of the lighting system, but this will have to wait a bit longer.
Star Wars: Republic Commando remains one of the best Star Wars shooters. The tactical nature of the game makes it unique among FPSs using this license. It's not likely that we'll get a sequel, so the fans' work on refreshing the game is extremely valuable.
It's worth adding that last year Star Wars: Republic Commando received ports for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, but they offered very modest improvements (mainly increased resolution) and the fan remaster is more impressive.