X-Wing Alliance

Application Details:

Version: 2.X
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.2

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

So far, installation and first mission + joystick remapping.  Flawless.

Second mission complete.  Set wine resolution to 1280x960 and xwa resolution to 1152x864.  Flawless.

What does not


What was not tested

Will update as features are tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments


Intel i7-4770, using integrated graphics

clean wine prefix, configured to Windows 7 at 800x600.

I'm using MATE Desktop environment, because I have had some weird issues using Cinnamon and I have an unverified hypothesis that they are related to Cinnamon itself.

I created .iso files of each of the CDs using dd, then mounted disc1 via "mount -o loop [path_to_iso_file] [path_to_mountpoint]".  Alternately, putting the physical disc1 into a drive that

wine can access works just as well.

Then I ran WINEPREFIX=[wineprefix_path] wine [disc1_mount_point]/install/setup.exe to start the installer.  After successful installation, I ran the patch installer.

To run the game (with disc1 .iso mounted in one of the ways described):  WINEPREFIX=[wineprefix_path] wine [wineprefix_path]/drive_c/Program\ Files/LucasArts/XWingAlliance/Alliance.EXE

I will provide additional detail as time allows, but so far this works solidly.

LAN play (multiplayer) does not work.  I am confident that this feature would not work in Windows either, however.  Research indicates that the common way to do multiplayer in XWA is with a 3rd party app "gameranger", which I've got no personal experience with.

I've got no personal experience with.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Oct 22 20194.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumJohn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20151.7.45Yes Yes BronzeLoneVVolf 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20131.4.1Yes Yes BronzeJay Lay 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 21 20121.5.2Yes Yes BronzeArthur Huillet 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20111.3.12Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4306 X-Wing Alliance doesnt render 3D models CLOSED FIXED View
4838 XWing Alliance fails to start networking NEW View
5665 X-Wing Alliance dont display Intro video anymore CLOSED FIXED View
6371 Hardware rendering does not work in X-Wing Alliance CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View
8854 Unable to get keyboard / mouse input in multiple games CLOSED FIXED View
8904 X-Wing Alliance: keyboard and mouse input does not work in hangar screen since 0.9.29 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
12943 Fonts in some games are displayed incorrectly CLOSED FIXED View
16225 Star Wars X-Wing Alliance installation crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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