Star Fleet Universe Discussion Board: Star Fleet Battles: SFB Galactic Conquest: MAPS (U5)
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U5 (John Berg)  63   10/13 10:08am

This topic has topics for each "universe" in SFB Galactic Conquest. Historical maps for all campaigns can be found at the SFB Galactic Conquest website:

Only information pertaining to the maps in all universes should go here. The first message in this topic includes the program to open our maps.
By John D Berg (Kerg) on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 08:26 pm: Edit

cbdesign.exe (679 k)

By John Erwin Hacker (Godzillaking) on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 03:31 pm: Edit

John Berg:

I have trried on 8 ocassions to install the program that you offered up to the public to view your maps with no success. Is there special software that is needed on top of the exe. file you provided to use it?. If there is where can I find it?. Please let me know.

Thanks in advance, "THE GODZILLAKING".

By Ryan Opel (Ryan) on Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 03:46 pm: Edit

When you save the progam direct from here it saves as


When you save the program rename it as


that should solve the problem. If that doesn't work (and it did for me) try the compannies website.

By Bennett Eugene Snyder (Planner) on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 09:42 am: Edit

Having trouble trying to open the map. Comes up as gbx.unk.

By Howard Bampton (Bampton) on Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 04:30 pm: Edit

Windows is too smart for its own good. Rename the file to be a .gbx file.

By john burton steele (Johnbsteele) on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 10:28 pm: Edit

Howard ... Will you please work your magic and post it here so those of us having trouble can see the map?

By Howard Bampton (Bampton) on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 10:59 pm: Edit

I need to turn in, but I'll try and play around with screen captures when I get off work in the afternoon.

By Howard Bampton (Bampton) on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 07:37 pm: Edit

Link to U5 map, gif format, as promised. No Microsoft products were used in process- Wine and GIMP under Linux.

By Ken Kazinski (Kjkazinski) on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 10:32 pm: Edit

What do the green and red colors represent on the map?

By Jean Sexton (Jsexton) on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 07:12 am: Edit

Red blobs are UnNav Space, just like the Andro campaign.

Green streaks are Radiation Zones and do "interesting" things to sensors, cloaks, and AF/DF. Its exact effects will be in the Rulebook.

By Bennett Eugene Snyder (Planner) on Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 08:27 pm: Edit

I can't open the map. Isn't it through Cyberboard?

By Bennett Eugene Snyder (Planner) on Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 09:02 pm: Edit

I now have Cyberboard v303. Is the map an older version?

By Ryan Opel (Ryan) on Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 09:12 pm: Edit

I think they use an older version. Also you probably need change the name of the file from .unk to .gbx .

By Bennett Eugene Snyder (Planner) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 04:29 pm: Edit

I tried that. Do I need to add .exe?

By Howard Bampton (Bampton) on Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 08:23 pm: Edit

They use an older version. I think you can read the older versions, but can not save in the older format. I.e. until/unless John and Mike upgrade, you can not send V3.x .gbx files to them.

The map file is a data file. exe files are executable. Making data files executable (or running ones that are) is rarely a good idea.

The BBS software, for whatever reason, "fixes" the filenames from foo.gbx to foo_gbx.unk. When you download them you need to correct this bug and rename them back to foo.gbx as Ryan noted.

By William Gary Glattli II (Wglattli) on Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 06:50 am: Edit

It has probably already been said, but I just take the file that is downloaded and just rename it. So, when it is named "Seltorian_161_2.gbx", it works just fine.

You can name it whatever you want... just make certain it has a "xxx.gbx" file extension on the end.


By John D Berg (Kerg) on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 10:27 am: Edit

u5map166.2.gbx (156 k)

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