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  • Submitted: Aug 22 2015 02:58 PM
  • Last Updated: Nov 21 2015 10:43 PM
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  • Downloads: 121

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: 1.7.50
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREEN (fully playable)

Wrapper Type Info

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 Wrapper Star Wars X-Wing (1998)

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

About Star Wars X-Wing 1998
Star Wars X-Wing on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia..._X-Wing#Release
Star Wars X-Wing on Wikia: http://starwars.wiki...ar_Wars:_X-Wing
Star Wars X-Wing on GOG: http://www.gog.com/g...special_edition

Personal Notes:
The wrapper is configured to install and run the official GOG version of the Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition for Windows from 1998. Please follow the instructions below to install and run the GOG version of Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition (1998) on this wrapper under OS X. You need a compatible USB joystick or gamepad (please see details below).

My System Specs:
  • OS: OS X 10.10.4
  • CPU: Core i5 2.4GHz, Core i7 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video: Intel Iris, Intel HD 3000, AMD Radeon HD 6750M
  • Disk Space: 587 MB (387 MB for wrapper only)
Known Issues:
  • Game crashes on launch if no compatible USB joystick or gamepad was detected. Make sure you have a compatible device connected.
  • Game crashes when enabling 3D hardware support in Flight Options. Make sure it's set to 640x480x16bit.
  • No music in missions.
  • Purchase and download the GOG version of Star Wars X-Wing Special Edition from gog.com.
  • Download the Star Wars X-Wing wrapper from the download link on this page.
  • Unzip the downloaded Star Wars X-Wing (1998).zip file.
  • Hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the unzipped Star Wars X-Wing wrapper icon.
  • Select Show Package Contents in the contextual menu.
  • Make a ctrl-click/right-click on the Wineskin icon and choose Open from the contextual menu (see https://support.apple.com/kb/PH14365 for details).
  • Perform the following steps In the Winskin window:
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Click the Install Software button.
    • Click Choose Setup Executable.
    • Select the setup_sw_xwing_2.0.0.5.exe file you downloaded from gog.com.
    • Run the Star Wars X-Wing installation.
    • Ignore the error messages at the end of the installation. Click the Exit button.
    • Make sure XWINGTIE.EXE is selected as Windows EXE.
    • Close all windows.
Please note that the game crashes immediately if you have no compatible joystick or gamepad connected.

Updating Wine
Wine gets continuously updated. In most cases performance and stability improve with new releases. You need the Wineskin Winery app to download the latest Wine engines for OS X.
  • Download Wineskin Winery here: http://wineskin.urge...?page=Downloads
  • Unzip the downloaded file and place the Wineskin Winery app to a location of your choice.
  • Open the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Click the + button where it says New engine(s) available!
  • Select the newest engine.
  • Click Download and Install, then click OK.
  • Quit the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Open the Wineskin app from within the game wrapper.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Click the Tools tab.
  • Click Change Engine Used on the lower right under Wrapper Tools.
  • Select the latest engine you installed before in the Wineskin Winery app.
  • Click OK.
  • A test run will be performed automatically. Just go through it or quit/abort it.
  • Quit the Wineskin app.
I am using WS9Wine1.7.50 on this wrapper. Use the comments to share your experience with new versions.

PC Download (GOG)
Give credits to the developers and get a legal copy: http://www.gog.com/g...special_edition


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Thing is there is a lot of post installation work to get music and hadware accelleration working,
For instructions read the first post of this thread:

To be honest, I don't know if this wrapper is really that useful.  It's no less work then if they had downloaded wineskin winery and created the wrapper themselves. At least the downloads are smaller, as wineskin engines are compressed a lot more. Also you must have set DDR from OGL to GDI mode to fix the flickering, which is not the right solution to the problem as it blocks the ability to use hardware mode later down the road.

The right way is to use an engine with the no flicker patch applied (which includes crossover engines)
You're right, it's just a standard Wineskin wrapper, nothing special, no modifications other than the icon. However, most users don't know how to make a wrapper. And maybe it's an inspiration for GOG.
Quite true :)
Regarding music during missions. Is this a bug related to Wine or a general limitation of the '98 version of the game?

Here it says "it lacks dynamic music" and "much of the in-game dialogue": http://www.usgamer.n...he-1998-version
You are thinking of the striping out of the imuse dynamic midi system that was in the dos versions.  (what little music that is left for cutscenes and concourse stuff is a pre-renderd soundblaster rendition and is terrible next to what a proper midi system can do)
Instead they replaced the ingame midi music with Redbook audio of John Williams Score.

The lack of the redbook music is due to the way GoG released the game messing with wine. The gog release uses a special wrapper they titled winmm.dll to play the audio in ogg tracks on the harddrive, but sharing the same name as the actual winmm.dll wrecks havoc with wine, so it doesn't work. The thing to do is rename it to something like win32.dll (what they named it in xwing vs tiefighter for some reason) and edit the executable binnary with a text editor and change the 1 instance of winmm.dll to win32.dll  Not sure what they mean about ingame dialog?  AFAIK the wingman warnings and acknowlegements works just fine
I see, thanks for the info. That means even the Star Wars X-Wing 1998 version for Windows has the music issue in a custom Wine wrapper from GoG?
Well they can install the game, fix the issue in a minute, and then release the wrapper to the public

when I said wrapper, i"m talking about their winmm.dll not a wine wrapper.
first, I'm french so my english isn't as good as I want (f*** froggies)... Second, I run a MacOS Sierra Imac.
I tried to install your wrapper but I'm in front of a wall... Let me explain: All goes well until I try to install the .exe file on my hardrive. When I come to:

"Select the setup_sw_xwing_2.0.0.5.exe file you downloaded from gog.com"

An error message apears and tells me that

"Cannot write to info-plist, there are permission problems, or you are on a read only volume. This cannot run from within a read-only dmg file"

And then there is a LOOOOOOONG time charging and finaly:

"Oops! No new executables found! Maybe the installer failed...? If you try to install somewhere other than C: drive then you will get this message too..."

Oh!! Did I tell you I am a lollypop in computer use?! Please!! Help!! I want to destroy some Tie Fighters but caaaaaaaaaan't!!!
@Nemesis0584: Can you go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy. What is selected for "Allow apps downloaded from"? Please try with "Anywhere" selected.
"app store and identify developers" selected (no "anywhere" button)...
I tried to make a FAT32 partition on my HD but it didn't work (My HD was in Extended MacOS)...
Does the .exe file downloaded from GOG have to be placed in a special location (drive-c for example) or can I leave it on the desktop?
I finaly use Winebottler and it worked!!! It was exhausting but thanks for the adventure ;n) !! And now, I must buy a Joystick!!!
@Nemesis0584: Glad you solved it. You don't need a FAT32 partition. I wonder if you are logged in as guest user if you have no "Anywhere" button.

It should look like this:

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Well thats weird... Because I just Checked... And I'm definitively admin But there isn't "anywhere" on my "security & privacy" window...
So I figured it out!! The problem comes from Mac OSX Sierra... If you have the same issue, please go to http://macbookcity.f...ur-macos-sierra, They have the answer!! I changed my config on the terminal and that's it!! "Anywhere" is now available on my security options!!

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