Gog.com sells X-Wing and Tie Fighter separately. The (arguably superior) DOS CD as well as the DOS floppy versions are included, but this entry is just about the 1998 remakes for Windows.
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.7.42|
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Installing the games. The installer throws some errors after it's done but many GOG.com installers do, and they don't seem significant.
Both the games require a joystick. My vintage Sidewinder 3D Pro worked without any extra setup.
Flying around a bit and shooting targets to see that the games run with no major issues.
What does not
The in-game background music, originally CD audio but now files in .ogg format, intended to play through a custom winmm.dll.
What was not tested
Playing for very long.
Needs an override for winmm.dll for the background music to play, but unfortunately this will crash. The patch in Bug #37983 helps with that, and the music then plays.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 07 2015||1.7.42||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rixa|