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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
software mode looks like crap. No textures.
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
software mode looks like crap. No textures.

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
These are updated links to get XWA running on Windows 7 64 bit as well as upgrading the graphics

You can get XWA running on Windows 7 64 bit with this tutorial.

www.moddb.com/mods/the-x-wing-alliance-upgrade-project/tutorials/x-wing-alliance-installation-on-modern-operat ing-systems

Then after that head over to Darksaber's webpage and get DSUCPv2.1

This will upgrade the graphics as well as as do a full install for no CD's (must have XWA installed per above first)

www.darksaber.xwaupgrade.com/#ds010812

Grab the Reimer's XWAHacker and after you have it upgraded use it to change the resolution

Get the X Wing Conversion pack 3.1 here

www.maxgames.it/xwc/

For the TIE Fighter Total Conversion v1.0 yet but Darksaber's get this here
www.darksaber.xwaupgrade.com/craftpacktftc2.html


XWA Upgraded

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X Wing ToTal Conversion

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Tie Fighter Total Conversion

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7553/15686536072_13090dda12_c.jpg
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 04:43:36 pm by OverDhill »

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Regardless of how broke I am, I think I'd have to buy XWA if they put it up on GoG. Seeing as they just put up XW and TF, that may not be too far off. I just really want to know why it's so hard for a decent, new space flight sim to get put together these days...
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Regardless of how broke I am, I think I'd have to buy XWA if they put it up on GoG. Seeing as they just put up XW and TF, that may not be too far off. I just really want to know why it's so hard for a decent, new space flight sim to get put together these days...

You mean aside from Limit Theory, Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, and Kerbal Space Program?

 
Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
You can pick up a used copy of XWA off Amazon pretty cheap. If you use the  DSUCPv2.1 it will copy all the files to the hard drive for a NO CD install. So why wait?

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Thanks for the links, OverDhill!!
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Oh and one more thing. Save a copy of the folder and rename it as you add packs so you can choose which one to play as they overwrite each other.


 
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A short instructions to get XWA working with TrackIR (mouse emulation)

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3008/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10523

 
 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
I had thought about picking these up, but then I found my XWA CDs and am thinking I need to install them.  I picked it up at a flea market for a dollar several years ago but never bothered to do the legwork to install it. 
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
I used to play these with joysticks back in the day. But I don't have one anymore.  I'm considering using my ps3 controller..... on a mac!!!
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
I had grabbed my Tie Fighter Collector's CD-ROM (DOS) that everyone seems to want GOG to get and tried it with DOSBOX but was not able to get it to recognize my joystick in game to calibrate it. I finally found the Tiecdjoy patch and it now works.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2014, 06:09:38 pm by OverDhill »

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
The 1994/1995 Collector's CD-ROM versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter have been added on GOG. Everyone who bought either game from them now has it in their library. The games are also discounted for a limited time in case anyone here doesn't have them yet.
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
The 1994/1995 Collector's CD-ROM versions of X-Wing and Tie Fighter have been added on GOG.
**** yes!

Note that you may need to visit https://www.gog.com/account/refresh in order to get them to show up in your library.
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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Dear lord...so which of these 3 versions should I actually go with? :lol:

 

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Re: There's only one thing better than old space games on GoG...
Dear lord...so which of these 3 versions should I actually go with? :lol:
The DOS CD-ROM editions, of course; the ones just mentioned.
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schrödinbug (noun) - a bug that manifests itself in running software after a programmer notices that the code should never have worked in the first place.

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<Aesaar> literary criticism is vladimir putin

<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.