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X-Wing vs TIE Fighter Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Dec 7, 2018.

  • by booman, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:35 PM
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    Engage in nostalgic space battles from the Star Wars frachise. Hop into combat with the Empire or Rebellion and dogfight with the enemy in 50 combat missions. Play single player or with your friends in co-op over LAN.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing X-Wing vs TIE Fighter in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 19 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.3.3
    Wine: 3.0.3

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 3.0.3
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 3.0.3 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: xwingvstiefighter
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 3.0.3
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages should automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_sw_xvt_2.0.0.5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again...

    Click Options
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Click OK on all Errors
    These do not affect the installation
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    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "z_xvt_.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "X-Wing vs TIE Fighter"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 3.0.3
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Select "X-Wing vs TIE Fighter"
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Conclusion:
    X-Wing vs TIE Fighter ran perfectly first try in PlayOnLinux. Its a super old DOS game, so it will run great on any hardware. Remember to plug in your controller, or the game will not launch at all. I was able to play with my old Logitech USB flight joystick without any problems.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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