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Star Wars: Rebellion

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Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: Rebellion cover
Coolhand Interactive
Disney Interactive Studios
Release dates
Windows February 1998
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Controls Point and select
Genres Business, Strategy
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wars
Star Wars: Rebellion on HowLongToBeat
Star Wars: Rebellion on IGDB
Star Wars: Rebellion guide on StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Rebellion on MobyGames
Star Wars: Rebellion on Wikipedia
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General information

Released as Star Wars: Supremacy in the United Kingdom. - Unofficial community hub for Star Wars: Rebellion Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
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Humble Store
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Origin (unavailable)
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements


1.01 Update updates the game to the latest version.

Skip intro video

When starting a new game, the droid talks through a very long introduction. In Windows XP and below, you could skip this but that no longer works in Vista and above.
Move, rename or delete video files[3]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Move, rename or delete ALBRIEF.DLL and EMBRIEF.DLL.
This will still go through the briefing, but all the spoken dialog will be skipped, so it only takes about 2 seconds.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/441550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SaveGame[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/441550/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Lossless Scaling in windowed mode recommended.
Field of view (FOV)
Use the -w command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
2 The official multiplayer service was shut down.

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2300, 47624
UDP 2350, 47624
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved

Colour issues

When starting the game, the colours are incorrect, making the game unplayable.

DirectDraw issues

When selecting a planet as a target for a mission or construction, the hit area is now smaller and off-center. The best place to try to click is below the planet and to the right, where a large system energy bar would end.

Issues fixed

Installing on modern versions of Windows

Make necessary changes[citation needed]
  1. Go to the Star Wars Rebellion CD contents.
  2. Copy everything from Rebellion into a folder on the computer.
  3. Copy Rebellion\DIRECTX\d3drm.dll into the installation folder.
  4. Make a SaveGame folder under the installation folder.
  5. Copy the appropriate section below in a text editor, then save it in a .reg file and run it (adjust paths as needed to match the system).
Registry file (64-bit Windows)[citation needed]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion]
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"DataLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"InstalledLocation"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion\Version]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\DirectPlay\Applications\Star Wars Rebellion]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"CurrentDirectory"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
Registry file (32-bit Windows)[citation needed]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion]
"InstalledLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion"
"DataLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion"
"EXEPath"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\REBEXE.EXE"
"EncyLocation"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\EData"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC\Star Wars Rebellion\Version]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectPlay\Applications\Star Wars Rebellion]
"Path"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"
"CurrentDirectory"="C:\\Program Files\\LucasArts\\Star Wars Rebellion\\"

Icons and sprites are upside down, also colors are slightly wrong

Use fix[citation needed]

Use the replacement REBEXE.EXE.

Run in windowed mode[citation needed]

Run REBEXE.EXE with the -w command line argument.

Cannot choose anything in selection windows

When the game opens up a new window to let the player select a mission, build option, training option, etc., the pop-up is shifted based on the coordinates of the game window. If the game window is in the upper left corner of the screen, then the pop-up appears. If the window is too far down or right, the pop-up appears outside of the window bounds and is not visible.
Keep window in one position[citation needed]

After adding the -w command line argument to start the game in windowed mode, select Maximized mode (Run: Maximized), or, with a normal non-maximized window, ensure that the window is not moved from its original position on the screen.

Choosing to maximize the window at least puts the graphics in the center of the monitor, which might be preferable to the upper left corner.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
DirectDraw 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Smacker Video
Multiplayer MSN Gaming Zone

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 53 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.0 compatible
Sound (audio device) 16-bit sound card
Other 4X CD-ROM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/441550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (441550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).