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X-Wing / TIE Fighter game re-release
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cheshire
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: X-Wing / TIE Fighter game re-release Reply with quote

Gog.com has recently released versions of the X-Wing and TIE Fighter games for PC that are now compatible with modern operating systems. Granted, the original X-Wing is old enough to buy a case of beer, but I've been dabbling with a few missions, and it's surprised me how well the game has held up. What it lacks in modern graphics, it makes up for in game play that is still wildly fun. The updated graphics in the 1998 release are a welcome addition. (The $10 comes with both the 1993 version, 1998 version, as well as official hint guide)

I thought this would be of interest because even after all of these years, when we're discussing our campaigns and possible house rules, we frequently see the phrase "In the old X-Wing game..." The games have served as reference points for us when envisioning this imaginary world, and for good reason. It still captures the feel of Star Wars from the seat of a starfighter.

http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_special_edition

http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_tie_fighter_special_edition

Gog.com offers legal downloads of the classic games, requires no special installer, but does require an account to shop. You have the freedom of selecting a variety of payment methods including Paypal.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool find. I'll definitely be checking this out.
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Ankhanu
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was very pleased to see that myself... haven't purchased yet, though.
Now to wait for X-Wing vs TIE Fighter Wink
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Zarm R'keeg
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zarm R'keeg wrote:
Awesome!


I know, right? Smile
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KeldorKatarn
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought them, and what should I say? They run perfect Smile

now I could do more work on my Tie Fighter Sourcebook.


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