VIDEO Star Wars X-Wing Series

Discussion in 'Games' started by QuiWanKenJin, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. QuiWanKenJin Force Ghost

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    Anyone remember this series? X-Wing, Tie Fighter, X-wing vs Tie Fighter, X-Wing Alliance? Well, I got these running on Windows 7 and it's been so long, its like playing them for the first time. I could really use some help if people remember.
  2. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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  3. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    I am coming for you, Uncle Anton.
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  4. QuiWanKenJin Force Ghost

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    Lol! These have to be the hardest Star Wars games I have ever played, with Bounty Hunter taking a quick second I thought it best not to start a tour duty until I've completed the training missions. I am stuck on the X-Wing historical combat mission: Rescue at Mon Calamari. I quickly identify two cargo crates identified as Calamari, but for some reason the Alliance doesn't board it, which gives the Ties plenty of time to destroy it. Am I missing something or doing something wrong? Does anyone still have the official strategy guide? What tips does it give about this mission? :confused:
  5. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    FYI, some breakthroughs have been made in OPT editing for XWA recently...visit the XWA Upgrade Project forums for details. :)
  6. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Have you patched the games? Some patches fix mission glitches.
  8. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I remember looking but not being able to find these on abandonware. :(
  9. Vezner Force Ghost

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    The Xwing series is by far my favorite of the Star Wars games. I played through each of them and their campaigns (some games, more than ones) and loved it all. This is one series that I wish we could get more games for. They just don't make space flight sims like they used to.
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  11. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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  12. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah this will be neat. X-Wing was integral in the new wave of STAR WARS excitement in the early '90s, along with sparking fascination with the new tech of the time. I miss that...before the prequels, before the new toys, before the Special Editions, before Windows 95 and Jurassic Park. It was also like watching more STAR WARS that was hidden away and between the scenes and events of the movies, like dreams I'd had at the time. I don't know if people who've grown up with constant SW content for the last two decades can relate.
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  13. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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  14. DarthCane Force Ghost

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    And there was much rejoicing.
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  15. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    Yes, finally! Lost my discs years ago, glad to see these games get a rerelease. Hope X-wing Alliance is added someday too.

    Hm, wonder if we'll need a joystick.


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  17. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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  18. GunganSlayer Jedi Grand Master

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    This is long, long, long, overdue. LucasArts' final years were full of turmoil (revolving door of management, poor management, canceled project after canceled project, no direction, mixed messages from Lucas, etc. etc) but by golly they could have got a small crew to work and tweak the X-Wing series (or, gasp, make a new installment!) and BOOM. Insta $$$$$$$$$$$

    Shame.


    But I'm glad these two gems are back. Here's hoping X-Wing Alliance is back, and that sales of these games will spur Disney to make a new X-Wing game. Because we could really use a good flight sim these days. Especially one that takes place in the Star Wars universe.
  19. Draconarius Force Ghost

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    Holy freaking crap! I think I may be more excited for this than any upcoming new release. Actually, scratch that--I am more excited for this than any upcoming new release.
  20. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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  21. IG_2000 Force Ghost

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    I like ever since LucasArts has been put out of its misery we've been getting more LucasArts content than ever.

    X-wing? TIE Figher?? GRIM ****ING FANDANGO ON PS4???
  22. Darth Ardyti Jedi Knight

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    I am so glad they're re-releasing TIE Fighter!!! =D=
  23. TrandoJedi Force Ghost

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    GOG.com is also one of the greatest places to get PC games ever. Screw Steam.
  24. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I don't think you need a joystick for X-Wing or TIE Fighter, you can do crazy mouse movements to pilot. XWA needed a joystick though.
  25. Darth Ardyti Jedi Knight

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    Ugh. Unfortunately, I have to wait a couple of days before I can actually get this awesome goodness... :(