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There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
And that's MOAR SPACE GAMES ON GOG! - Specifically, Xwing and TIEFighter - which is great news.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2014, 01:12:26 am by -Joshua- »

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
**** **** god dammit.  I've already spent more on games than I thought I would this month.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
Yeeeeeeeeesssssssss.  I've never played them, and my life is therefore incomplete.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
*than

No, but seriously, Star Wars: TIE Fighter is the second-greatest game of all time. Of all time.
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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
Maybe someone will do some graphic upgrades like they did with Xwing Alliance

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/

http://www.pcgamer.com/play-x-wing-with-upgraded-graphics-trust-us-you-should/

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
I have the X-Wing Collectors Edition CD - but always sucked far too badly to beat it.

Perhaps I'll have to try again with a better stick and several years of actually getting worse at games.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
Gee wiz I hope I still have the manuals kicking round otherwise it'll be difficult getting past the guard post...
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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
GOG generally has the manual included somewhere.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
not 30 seconds after reading this post, i go to check facebook and this is in the trending section.  wow.
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
GOG generally has the manual included somewhere.

What? All games have the manuals in the download list, clear as day, along with other goodies like quick reference sheets, concept art, soundtracks, etcetera.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
In which I threw down $26 as soon as I could because trolololo money.

So both of the titles seem to show up as two separate versions in my library...should I be looking at the original '94 releases, or the updated '98 versions?

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
should I be looking at the original '94 releases, or the updated '98 versions?
Yes. :P

The original releases are run through DOSBox; if you want to use more than 2 joystick buttons, you'll need to map your joystick buttons to the appropriate keyboard controls. The '98 versions have full-blown control-setting menus, but don't have the dynamic soundtracks of the DOS versions. It's entirely a matter of personal preference which version you should run... hence why they give you both.
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<MageKing17> "There's probably a reason the code is the way it is" is a very dangerous line of thought. :P
<MageKing17> Because the "reason" often turns out to be "nobody noticed it was wrong".
(the very next day)
<MageKing17> this ****ing code did it to me again
<MageKing17> "That doesn't really make sense to me, but I'll assume it was being done for a reason."
<MageKing17> **** ME
<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

<@The_E> Welcome to OpenGL, where standards compliance is optional, and error reporting inconsistent

<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

<IronWorks> I am useful for FSO stuff again. This is a red-letter day!
* z64555 erases "Thursday" and rewrites it in red ink

<MageKing17> TIL the entire homing code is held up by shoestrings and duct tape, basically.

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Tie fighter soundtrack ftw.
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Re: There's only one thing better then old space games on GoG...
Maybe someone will do some graphic upgrades like they did with Xwing Alliance

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/

http://www.pcgamer.com/play-x-wing-with-upgraded-graphics-trust-us-you-should/

Something like this actually exists. There's a TIE Fighter Total Conversion mod for X-Wing Alliance, for which you can also use the upgraded assets from the xwaupgrade site. Though as far as I remember balancing was an issue:
http://www.maxgames.it/xwc/
(scroll down for a download link for the TFTC)

Edit: You'll need a copy of XWA, of course...

 
Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
I wonder how many of those clamoring to get those know about Freespace 2 Open? Just a slick looking game with TrackIR support.


Xwing Vs Tiefighter had a Windows updated EXE that worked the last time I checked (XP). 
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Never played either game, do they really hold up nowadays? Do they have much of a story at all?
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Can't speak about xwing and tiefighter, but xwing alliance did and I thought it was good.