Star Wars: Empire at War updated

New patch for galactic real-time strategy game includes map editor, ability to create units; version 1.04 also fixes bugs, balance issues.

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LucasArts has released the latest patch for its popular real-time strategy game, Star Wars: Empire at War. The game, released earlier this year for the PC, was developed by Petroglyph Games, which was formed by former members of Command & Conquer developers Westwood Studios. The latest patch bumps up the game to version 1.04.

The biggest addition to the game is the map editor, also released today in conjunction with the patch, which lets would-be emperors create new maps or edit existing ones to make skirmish maps set on the ground or in space. For those who always thought they could take on the Empire, there's a new plug-in for 3D Studio Max that lets gamers build their own units.

Also included in the v1.04 update are balance tweaks for several units and other bug fixes. The Star Wars: Empire at War version 1.04 update and the map editor are now available for download from GameSpot. For more information on the game, check GameSpot's review.

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