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Memories of Star Wars Galaxies

I’ve been playing Star Wars Galaxies on and off for about three years so by the time a large amount of screenshots have been piled up on my harddisk. And because it’s a good opportunity, here’s a little

memorial gallery for SWG, the game that once was a hell lot of fun. There were many nice times playing, hunting, flying, taming and crafting around in the galaxy and it still hurts a bit that the game since a while is gone as we know it.
Maybe there will be a time when a new and similar good MMORPG appears, maybe even a SWG2, who knows?! Whats left until then is good memories and a crapload of screenshots. I’ve picked some of the more interesting from my collection and made a retrospective to show some of the things that others eventually might not find in any of the other popular MMOG’s.

(Caution: Large amount of image data ahead!) …


You might not believe it but there were times when people were hanging out in the Mos Entha Cantina.


SWG anno 2003. No mounts, no vehicles, just your feet and the vast vast desert!


Anchorhead was still a busy little nest, crowded with Rebels who fought the Imps who came for a visit with their At-ST’s.


Camping with the hunting party was still general practise since camps had a use to heal and call the pets.


The party could have up to 20 members!


Camping in the dark gloomy atmosphere of Dathomir while Rancors crawling around.


This was actually one of the days where it was not so crowded in front of Coronet Starport.


Waiting for the shuttle inside the Starport! Thinking about it today, there was a good reason that nobody had their own spacecraft.


A late night walk out on Corellia on the way to my favorite Weaponsmith. The Krayt enhanched FWG5 is waiting for me!


Arriving with the guild on Trade Outpost, Dathomir. There was usually a good amount of parties with their pets, getting missions and waiting to rush out for the hunt.




Because of a bug, every species and gender could wear every kind of hairstyle which resulted in some hilarious avatar looks. This was then shortly after patched out by SOE, as well as the skin-colored body suits! ;)


I have to admit, in my roughly three years of playing SWG I have never spotted on of these. But they appeared every now and then according to some players.


Coronet Cantina anno early 2004. Still alot of party going on at the right places.


I’ve just started my character Cinnamon on Farstar as a Dancer.


What a vista! Leaving Mos Eisley on the back of a Dewback.


Ever dreamed of having a Small Tatooine Tower House? It was just a matter of putting them down where the next large NPC base spawn would come up I guess! ;)


Shortly after the Space Expansion was released everybody wanted to be an Ace or Master Pilot and parties of 20 pilots formed up to take down the Corvette in Kessel.


On board of the Blind Luck in space over Dantooine.


Just opened on Dantooine, 400m from MO, Jerrol’s Assorted Ships and Equipment.


Anti-CU demonstration on Chimaera after the server was rolled back because SOE founds errors in the item conversion process.


Deep down in the Ryatt Trail on Kashyykk: The Worshyr Canopy.


Even deeper down on Kashyykk, The Shadowed Lands. After bypassing the ill tempered Gotal Hunters you could walk by and say hi to the Katarn (that was bugged like the hell).


Swimming day at the Empire went fatally wrong! The troopers didn’t pay attention to the weight of their armor! =)


How about a race with my Double-Turbine-With-A-Seat?


Just take care that you don’t cut yourself with those prop blades!


Mis’tress freaking out at the Omni-Box.


Another candidate for the Best Decorated Shop Award!


Drexiya chillin out at the Cantina after a long day on the field.


The cool thing about sitting on a Giant Carrion Spat: You had the ultimate overview!


Hunt party ready! Mr. Tusken, let the rubber burn!


Somebody gave the mall here definitely an original touch!


Sunny afternoon somewhere on the plains on Lok.


What a vista pt.II! This is the graphic you get with a Radeon X850XT and all gfx details turned to max. One of the possible spots on Tatooine I’ve made out for a planned player city. Call it the Valley Of Columns but unfortunately Tatooine’s city limit was already full.


Mis’tress harvesting some high quality steel on Talus.


Obi-Wan really has nerves to show up talking to me while I’m in the middle of a fight with some nasty high level creatures on Mustafar! The quest even was bugged on me like on many others.


Mis’tress’ all new treasure: A level 69 Lowland Blistmok Raptor with Fleetfooted L3!


One way to lighten up your new Bunker home: Put green street lights in it!


Talia, a new character made on the Test Center (it took me 3 days to find out how to walk up into the Falcon!)


This is how SWG looks nowadays!

  1. May 14th, 2006 at 01:55 | #1

    Good old Star Wars Galaxies :((
    i want my PRE CU SWG BACK AT ALL COSTS!!!

    Belain…Europe-Farstar
    Elder TKM
    Elder SM

    Eovy…Europe-Farstar
    Elder Tailor Master
    Elder Merchent
    Elder Artisan……..

  2. May 14th, 2006 at 01:56 | #2

    ……….. it WAS a good time……… :(

  3. May 14th, 2006 at 01:57 | #3

    swgemu.com

  4. Shilo_Trutta
    May 14th, 2006 at 01:57 | #4

    RIP SWG….i love your screenshots, brings back so many memories..

  5. Croner Yveit of Flurry
    June 2nd, 2006 at 23:21 | #5

    who cares about pre-cu… even cu with bigger grps is enough!!!!!!! (even tho i played in pre-cu for like a year i think…)

  6. June 3rd, 2006 at 00:07 | #6

    There were some good things from both pre-cu and post-cu! Some things got too simple after the CU while others where improved (especially the system for CH’s).

  7. Otoris
    June 21st, 2006 at 04:16 | #7

    Good old days come back plz

  8. Chris
    July 13th, 2006 at 00:26 | #8

    Oh…. I just almost shed a tear….. :(
    We NEED PRE-CU!!!
    Ok with some CU improvments. :)

  9. Drake
    July 21st, 2006 at 09:55 | #9

    Yeah..Good ol’ days
    New version is still ok…

    Drake Rekile
    — Imperial Master Bounty Hunter —

  10. Mike
    July 26th, 2006 at 11:06 | #10

    Oh wow brought back a lot of memories. I want my mcm master rifleman back!!!!!

  11. August 24th, 2006 at 07:05 | #11

    Nice site, brings back good memories.

  12. David
    September 10th, 2006 at 02:26 | #12

    I played swg since launch and left right as the CU was taking hold. I went back for a trial for a little bit, but was so bored out of my mind, i couldn’t see straight! I want Pre-CU back, too!!!

  13. Danny
    September 11th, 2006 at 23:11 | #13

    Yeah I wish we had pre-Cu as well. =(

  14. Uco
    September 27th, 2006 at 04:04 | #14

    i loved the screenshots and i do miss the big hunts and crowds and pets

  15. th3_dup3
    September 27th, 2006 at 21:50 | #15

    this is and excellent collection of pics!!! and it brings back the memories of the good ol pre CU :( it is greatly missed :'( *tear* I’m egarly awating a good Emulated Pre CU server

  16. omap
    October 17th, 2006 at 22:50 | #16

    go to http://www.swgemu.com pree CU is coming back!!!

  17. Aborral (wookiee)
    January 14th, 2007 at 13:32 | #17

    hey nice pics wish i could of seen it then now its like empty (btw if anyone can help me on hk quest let me know im on raident and lowca servers so i can get a yt 2400 ty jst mail aborral)

  18. Tracyn
    January 19th, 2007 at 09:42 | #18

    aww man swg plz come back i misssssss uuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Japgat
    February 3rd, 2007 at 03:10 | #19

    im a noob and wasnt here 4 pre-cu and stuff but im always hearing about how good it was… can someone tell me what it was like and why it was so much better?

  20. SifVerT
    February 19th, 2007 at 09:49 | #20

    I could help it, these pictures caused flooding in my apartment

  21. gacklen
    March 1st, 2007 at 12:53 | #21

    i want to kill someone at SOE, i will make it come back

  22. March 4th, 2007 at 11:46 | #22

    NO shit anyone want to get a petition going???? we will send it to SOE…lets bring back pre-cu about publish 7-9 or so. Whos in, i will pay for full website and anything else involved.

  23. Japgat
    March 8th, 2007 at 10:18 | #23

    hey Aaron, ill sign that petition and help pay for website and everything, I went to http://www.swgemu.com like omap said but theres no sever…just a bunch of forums…anyways, i really want pre-cu back! LETS DO IT!,[ Japgat Afverus- Sunrunner/ Glupoor-Sunrunner ], those are my contacts on swg and my email address is japgatjames@yahoo.com

  24. omap
    March 9th, 2007 at 08:14 | #24

    the servers arnt up yet :P there still a work in progress, there almost done tho and they have test servers up

  25. Danny
    March 9th, 2007 at 09:18 | #25

    omap, do you know when the emu will be released? Ive been looking around for the release date but I couldnt find it. Hopefully its sometime before July.

  26. March 15th, 2007 at 06:53 | #26

    ah SWG in its good old days…. i miss it so much. maybe just maybey itll come back to us one day. :(

  27. March 15th, 2007 at 06:54 | #27

    Oh hey im up for that petion. post the website up and ill sign it! :O

  28. omap
    March 15th, 2007 at 10:01 | #28

    there is no ETA, but Core TTT was just finished and most are saying 1 month to beta and 2 till release, but there is no way of telling

  29. Danny
    March 15th, 2007 at 21:45 | #29

    Cool, thank you. I can’t wait.

  30. IMISSYOUSWG
    March 18th, 2007 at 05:43 | #30

    I MISS YOU SWG….. all i know is i left SWG to get better in school but when i logged back on all these updates came up and *BAM *just like that SWG was gone as i knew it *cry* *cry* SOE made a BIG mistake……..

  31. Leoss
    April 10th, 2007 at 05:37 | #31

    I MISS THESE TIMES!

    I LOVE SWGEMU!

  32. Totalchaos
    April 13th, 2007 at 12:59 | #32

    SOE you totally ruined what WAS THE BEST GAME EVER u SOB’S i hate you im gonna eat your babies if you dont bring my PRE-CU bak you game ruining camel toe pie eating fat bastards!!!

  33. Bozzy
    April 28th, 2007 at 04:31 | #33

    Played SWG Pre CU and it was really great! Had a Master Commando/TKA and it was the most social MMORPG Ive played to date…by far.. All i have now are the memories I guess! Cool site and posts btw :)

  34. kleppemeister
    May 1st, 2007 at 18:41 | #34

    SWGEmu is pretty nice right now,
    Thigs that will be done soon are, Missions, groups, housing with decoration, NPC’s and more, but if you wanna check out what thay have managed to do for now go to ww.youtube.com and search for SWGEMU, you will get alot of movies.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV56NjDfXiE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSdoBeqtsw

  35. Jared
    May 29th, 2007 at 11:00 | #35

    Wow, I just noticed how much I miss this game. I miss going to Theed and see hundreds of people selling thousands of things. Then finding that one shop you always love to go in and wish you had enough money to get that weapon. Then waiting 10 minutes to go to Anchorhead and get kill right when you get there. Going to Fort Tusken and simply shooting tuskens. Wow I miss this game.

  36. Tim
    May 30th, 2007 at 14:25 | #36

    HOLY CRAP ! ! ! I think that’s me in the speeder with you! Hey shoot me an email, tmarley@gmaill.com :)

  37. May 30th, 2007 at 14:34 | #37

    @Tim, which pic exactly?

  38. Tim
    May 30th, 2007 at 22:30 | #38

    oops, nevermind. I just got the higher res one and it wasnt my character. I jumped in a speeder like that AGES ago with some randoms I met in the middle of nowhere and I was wearing the clone armor as well. Lol you were all imps, I was the only rebel.. I felt very.. shall we say, unwanted? But yeah, good times, thanks for the memories. =)

  39. June 15th, 2007 at 09:07 | #39

    Gahh i cried a little when i saw all the precu stuff. i miss the old spawn spots on Correlia, where the Stormies would spawn in the air and on the ground in like 3 or 4 spots and all teh rebel people would stand there with a macro killingem for hours and hours. i used to group up with my guild and do it with our alts with auto pick up. for like hours and hours. ahah then imps would come and we would battle for hours and hours..

    Idon
    Tkm
    cm 4404
    RIP. :'( Pre Cu

  40. th3guardian
    June 19th, 2007 at 07:48 | #40

    i really miss it too. :(

    listening to the song ” now we are free ” ( found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL576qYz2yc ) makes me cry while thinkin on the memories of the old swg…. :'(

    listen to the song and think of it….

  41. Vex_Fallstar
    July 6th, 2007 at 02:02 | #41

    look at SWGEmu, they’re ressurecting Pre-CU Star Wars and it’s totally legit :)

  42. Japgat
    January 28th, 2008 at 14:44 | #42

    Sweet, can’t wait to get back to Pre-cu! :). P.S: the very first comment i posted was a joke, I was somewhat drunk and for some reason thought that was funny…lol. And thanks again Omap for showing me (all of us) SWGemu.

  43. March 30th, 2011 at 11:02 | #43

    SWG Emu is back with SWG PreCu Nearly fully completed.

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