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  • Submitted: Jun 09 2012 09:05 PM
  • Last Updated: Feb 11 2013 07:55 PM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM

* * * * * 1 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




Screenshots
Game Description:
Star Wars: TIE Fighter, a 1994 space flight simulator/space combat computer game, is the sequel to Star Wars: X-Wing, and the first game of the series that puts the player on the side of the Galactic Empire.

A notable improvement in TIE Fighter is the flight engine, which supports Gouraud shading, an effect that makes curves and mass appear more realistic. There are many flight options added, like flight dialogues and messages, a message log, a list of objectives, ships' status and behaviour, a three dimensional heads-up display, a sub-target system, the ability to match speed with a target, and other improvements. TIE Fighter is regarded by many as the best title in the series and one of the most successful space flight simulator games

TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM — The first special edition was the TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM, released in 1995. This version offered enhanced SVGA graphics, upping the game's resolution from 320x200 to 640x480. With the CD-ROM medium, LucasArts significantly redesigned several cinematic cutscenes and added a large amount of voiceovers. This edition included the previously released Defender of the Empire, and the second expansion Enemies of the Empire.

Personal Notes:
Often consider one of the best games ever made.

Plot:
The plot picks up where B-Wing left off, soon after the Battle of Hoth. While the Rebel Alliance is the main enemy in the early part of the game, there are some campaigns about maintaining order in the galaxy (stopping a civil war, fighting pirates), and many later missions deal with traitorous Imperials.

The player assumes the role of a rookie TIE fighter pilot. The main character of TIE Fighter is Maarek Stele, although his name is only revealed in the official strategy guide as well as a novella entitled The Stele Chronicles that came with the initial release versions of the game.

Despite playing on the side of the Star Wars saga's "villain", the player's role is somewhat sympathetic, as the game's portrayal of the Empire—dictated, of course, by the player's superiors—focuses on its role as a guardian of order. This is as there are only a few missions where the player is under the shadow of the unforgiving Darth Vader, although he features prominently on the front cover. Instead the Imperial leadership that the player answers to is usually led by others, most notably Admiral Thrawn who has a different command style, not surprisingly as the game designers drew heavily from Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire series of novels in many of the plot elements.

Port Info:
OSXDosBox Wrapper Dosbox 0.74 - CD version.

Minimum System Requirements:
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion
- CPU: Intel Core Processor
- RAM: 512 MB
- Video: nVidia 8xxx Series or AMD 3xxx or 4xxx Series Video Card recommended
- about 500 megs of Hard Drive Space required

Known Issues:
None known.

Installation:
Mount the .dmg drag the TIE Fighter.app to your Application Folder and eject the disc image. Open your Application Folder - click on the game to play.

Screenshots:

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Game Videos:

Intro:


Gameplay:




Re-uploaded:

If error on 10.8 fix =

Right click on TIE Fighter.app - show package contents - go in to resources

Open the dosbox.conf file with textedit (or whatever)

Where it says fullscreen = true - change it to fullscreen = false

Save changes.

Run the app as normal - will work without issue.

Alt+Enter to switch from Windowed Mode / Full screen mode and vice-versa.
Hi,

I have been through every help file online related to this topic and have exhausted every option. This game does not recognize any joystick. Does anyone know how to get the joystick working on this? The same goes for X-wing as well.
Jrb03u: I just started with x-wing, I don't have a joystick.  At first I was trying to use the trackpad on my Macbook which you can imagine was a pain. I have a USB gamepad, a Microsoft Sidewinder Plug & Play.  It did not configure properly in x-wing but here's how I got it to work:

I downloaded GamePad Companion from the Apple App Store, it's 8 dollars.  Then I mapped the buttons and directional controls, I had to set the x- y-axis tracking very high.

Make sure it's unplugged when you launch the game.  Once it's started, plug in the controller, turn on GamePad Companion control, and go to full screen in Dosbox.  The game thinks it's the mouse, but you can use the gamepad.  You may still need to use the trackpad for fine movements, menu selections, etc.  

I think GamePad Companion will also work with joystick, but be sure to check the supported hardware before buying it.  That's how I got it to work and it's been good so far.
Running 10.6.8 and can't get the Logitech Dual Pad to recognize (in game). Is there any way to get it recognized without purchasing an app/emulator?
I'm using a Logitech Attack 3 joystick. I got Tie Fighter to work by mapping the joystick movements to mouse movements, using Gamepad Companion; I mapped the  joystick axes to mouse movements, and 2 buttons to left-click and right-click. However, this by itself did not work. I then had to DE-ACTIVATE the joystick in DosBox. You must change this in dosbox.conf. To do this, right-click on Tie Fighter application, select Show Package Contents. Go to Contents -> Resources folder, open dosbox.conf in a text editor. Find joysticktype=auto and change to joysticktype=none
Save the file. That's it! You have to play with the sensitivity and tracking speeds in GamePad Companion to get a good feel / responsiveness. Hope this helps!

Serve The Emperor
Im using logitech attack 3 and gamepad companion, tried all the above to get the joystick to work but to no avail. any advice?
Hello,

Is it possible to increase the mouse sensitivity and/or invert the Y-axis?

Thanks
Hey there,

When I launch the application, i see a Dos Box screen, and as soon as the screen goes to black it seems to crash. Any ideas?
I have a WingMan Extreme joystick. It works on Games run in OS X. However, I cannot get Tie Fighter to recognize it...
Cant get my control pad to work but playing a bit with a mouse.  Am I missing something though I cant find a save game and every time i restart i have to enter a pilot name and start at mission 1 again.
It won't save my progress any suggestions?
edit: nevermind

Cdr Vimes, on 28 January 2014 - 11:42 PM, said:

Cant get my control pad to work but playing a bit with a mouse.  Am I missing something though I cant find a save game and every time i restart i have to enter a pilot name and start at mission 1 again.

After you go into swtie.dmg, drag star wars tie fighter into applications.

skaufman1974, on 07 July 2013 - 01:51 PM, said:

I'm using a Logitech Attack 3 joystick. I got Tie Fighter to work by mapping the joystick movements to mouse movements, using Gamepad Companion; I mapped the  joystick axes to mouse movements, and 2 buttons to left-click and right-click. However, this by itself did not work. I then had to DE-ACTIVATE the joystick in DosBox. You must change this in dosbox.conf. To do this, right-click on Tie Fighter application, select Show Package Contents. Go to Contents -> Resources folder, open dosbox.conf in a text editor. Find joysticktype=auto and change to joysticktype=none
Save the file. That's it! You have to play with the sensitivity and tracking speeds in GamePad Companion to get a good feel / responsiveness. Hope this helps!

Serve The Emperor

How did you unlock the read only text file?
I've been having my own struggles with the joystick issue. My solution is similar to skaufman1974's: dosbox.conf, turn the joysticktype=none, but I go with Joystick Mapper rather than Gamepade Companion. It works better for me in terms of sensitivity, cheaper as well, easier to calibrate.
How do you unlock the dosbox.conf?




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