Welcome to the Emperor's Hammer Battle Center
Here at the Emperor's Hammer Battle Center you will find everything, from statistical information
about all of the Emperor's Hammer custom battles, with a variety of features available to members
of The Emperor's Hammer, to game patches so you can actually use our custom ships and starfighters
plus many others from the Star Wars expanded universe on your gaming!
All of our custom battles have been organized into categories, per game platform and Group of The
Emperor's Hammer. This Battle Center currently contains over 4,000 custom-made
missions by members of The Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet! If you are interested on making
your own battles/missions for any of our supported game platforms, thus
contributing to the glory of The Empire, don't hesitate to visit the Mission
More information about new battles, battle submission, cheating policy, how to play battles, and
other rules and procedures related to using custom missions and battles can be found at the
Follow this link to download and view information about battles, such as creator,
rating, medals, and a listing of other people who have completed them.
I. About the installation of custom battles and missions
In order to fly the Emperor's Hammer custom missions you need to install them first on their game
folders. For X-Wing, SW: Galactic Battlegrounds and Jedi Academy this means to download the .ZIP file
from our battle list, then carefully follow the instructions included in the 'readme.txt' file to
the letter. For TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, Balance of Power and X-Wing Alliance, there are
two ways to do so:
The first and most comfortable way to install our custom battles and missions is to have the
Emperor's Hammer Battle Launcher (EHBL) installed to decrypt the missions;
just download the .EHM file from the battle list and run it through EHBL. Normally you will be using EHBL
for Windows, but if you want to install and play our custom missions under TIE CD (Collector's Edition)
or the original TIE Disk you will need EHBL for DOS instead (to be run either under real DOS or some
emulator like DOSBox or VDMSound).
For an alternative way to launch TIE CD using the more comfortable Windows version of EHBL,
the "EHBL bridge for TIE-CD" method you will find at http://tempestkappa.isdchallenge.org/tf_tools.htm or using
THIS LINK may work for you.
The other way would be to do as with the other game platforms mentioned above; download the .ZIP file
from our battle list, then follow the instructions present on the included 'readme.txt' file. This
alternative method will be using the unencrypted versions of the battles and, though not half as
comfortable as the first one, is meant for those who aren't able to run EHBL on their systems.
On X-Wing Alliance you'll need a new pilot able to fly the new custom battles
to be used in game; in other words, you'll need a pilot with the first seven original campaigns completed,
and ready to start flying the eighth campaign which is the custom one. EHBL would do this for you, as
explained on its user's manual, but if you aren't using EHBL to install the battles you'll still
need such a pilot. If you don't know how to create this pilot yourself, you can download a pilotfile ready
to start flying our custom content from HERE; just copy
this file to game's main folder and select "EHPILOT" in game launcher to fly the new missions (you'll need to use a fresh
pilotfile copy for each new battle).
II. About the installation of custom patches
If you wish to play Emperor's Hammer custom battles you may need to install one or more of our custom
game patches for the battles to work as intended by their designers. For most battles you will find all
needed patches listed on 'readme.txt' file; uncompressed into "MISC" subfolder of main game folder and
automatically displayed upon battle installation by the EHBL, or to be found compressed within the .ZIP
file if EHBL wasn't used. For X-Wing battles and other rather old content be sure to also check for a
'patch*.txt' file to determine if a patch is needed.
If any case, you can download the patch(es) from the Patch Archive, using any of these links:
TIE Corps Patch Archive
Science Office Patch Archive
III. About the TIE Fighter laserless rule
In the game TIE Fighter, pilots are given points for hitting something with their lasers.
To prevent pilots from endlessly firing lasers at friendly ships, the scores for TIE Fighter
are recalculated before they are processed, the so-called "laserless scoring". Laserless scoring
applies to all high scores and competitions.
Laserless Score = Total Score - (Laser Hits x 3)
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