X-Wing Alliance

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Version 2.x

Application Details:

Version: 2.X
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.20

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What works

Entire single player campaign (with a necessary hack for "hangar bug").

Game should be installed using "Complete Install" option. For the best single player experience, I copied over all files from the CDs to the install directory (this is optional if you only want to do custom missions).

You must apply hacks 71, 42, and 44* from XWAHacker.

You can download it from:  Put it in your install directory and do these commands:

chmod +x xwahacker

./xwahacker xwingalliance.exe -p 71

./xwahacker xwingalliance.exe -p 42

./xwahacker xwingalliance.exe -p  44

[For those that want to know what this does: chmod makes the script executable, patch 71 enables the Linux hangar bug fix, patch 42 disables CD checking (because 71 breaks it :p), patch 44 enables mission voices from HDD]

What does not

You can run in 3D mode, but may encounter the following error (I didn't have this problem when testing in software rendering, but did in 3D hardware.): You may need to press Alt+Tab to refocus the game after entering and exiting hangar. 

I had some issues toward the end with cutscenes cutting off a few seconds from the end and glitchy audio that usually cleared up without the need for a program restart.


What was not tested


Combat Sim (noted to work great by others) 

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 18 20238.20Yes Yes NoGarbageLoneVVolf 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Oct 22 20194.0.2Yes Yes NoPlatinumJohn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20151.7.45Yes Yes NoBronzeLoneVVolf 
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20131.4.1Yes Yes NoBronzeJay Lay 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 21 20121.5.2Yes Yes NoBronzeArthur Huillet 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
4838 XWing Alliance fails to start networking NEW View
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View
55653 Logitech Extreme 3d Joystick has axes mapped incorrectly UNCONFIRMED View

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