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  • Submitted: Jun 09 2012 09:16 PM
  • Last Updated: Feb 11 2013 08:00 PM
  • Views: 18309
  • Downloads: 1153

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

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 this Classic Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM

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

Game Description:
Star Wars: X-Wing is the first LucasArts DOS computer game set in the Star Wars universe, as well as the lead title in the X-Wing computer game series. It simulates the experience of combat in the A-wing, X-wing, and Y-wing starfighters of the Rebel Alliance. X-Wing was built on an evolution of the same game engine that underlay the Air Combat Classics series of World War II flight combat games, (Battlehawks 1942, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain, and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe), that were developed by Lawrence Holland for Lucasfilm Games. X-Wing's main advance is that it features a fully 3-D engine for the flight combat simulation instead of the bitmaps and sprites of the earlier titles.

X-Wing also features an original narrative that parallels the events of Episode IV. At crucial points in the storyline, hand-drawn cutscenes complement the narrative that is told mostly through the mission briefings and in-flight radio messages. The scenes were entirely original, though inspired by the movies.

Personal Notes:
None at this time.

The story that drives the missions is linear, and consists of three campaigns of varying length. Interaction with other pilots occurs within the missions as players are able to issue wingman commands to the AI pilots. Progress through the game depends on fulfilling each mission's primary objectives. Failure on a mission results in one of three outcomes: death, capture or retry.

Players assume the role of a Rebel pilot (implied to be Keyan Farlander[citation needed]) during the spaceflight actions of the Rebellion before and during the Battle of Yavin.

The player must complete missions ranging from simple dogfights with Imperial starfighters, to the escort or capture of freighters or capital ships, to attacks on enemy convoys and capital ships. Dogfighting is designed to resemble the free-wheeling duels of World War I and World War II, but the game also offers the challenge of managing power resources (lasers, deflector shields, and engines), commanding wingmen, and effectively using a variety of weapons (laser cannons, ion cannons, proton torpedoes, and concussion missiles).

The storyline evolves through three tours of duty of 12 missions each (except the third tour, which has 14 missions):

"A New Ally" — The search for new Rebellion allies and the Imperial campaign against the Rebels. The tour ends when the Rebels smuggle a nuclear weapon aboard an Imperial Star Destroyer and detonate it.

"The Great Search" — Rebels discover the plans to the first Death Star and deliver them to Princess Leia Organa's corvette, the Tantive IV. The campaign ends with the protection of the princess from an Imperial attack, allowing Leia to ferry on the Death Star plans.

"The Gathering Storm" — Portrays the Rebels' route to the Battle of Yavin and the destruction of the Death Star. The last three missions cover the attack on the Death Star. In these missions the player recreates the role of Luke Skywalker.

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 X 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 100 megs of Hard Drive Space required

Known Issues:
None known.

Mount the .dmg drag the X-Wing.app to your Application Folder and eject the disc image. Open your Application Folder - Click on the X-wing app to play.

Click to play.



Game Videos:



I'm having some issues that make the game unplayable...

1. I can't control the ship power settings because they use the f8 and f9 keys which and they don't function for some reason.
2. The game won't allow me to create a new user/pilot.
3. Even if I use the pilot name that is pre added "WAVES", it doesn't recognize him or save any of the mission scores.
4. When using pilot "WAVES", after completing a level the game crashes and returns me to the dosbox screen saying username waves not found.

Please help!
Thank you!
System Prefs - Keyboard - Use F1, F2, etc as standard Function keys.
Thanks for getting back so soon!  That fixes the "f" keys, but the program still crashes back to dos, even prior to a mission because it says it doesn't recognize the username... Is there something else I'm doing wrong?


If error on 10.8 fix =

Right click on Xwing.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.
Just wanted to say thank you for this!  I just found this game CD in my closet and wanted to play it again.  I got my gamepad working with GamePad Companion (not as good as a joystick but close enough) and am having fun replaying this.  I'm hoping that TIE Fighter is out there as well so I can keep going.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!! I wanted to play this game again for years, and finally yesterday I could.
I have an issue with my joystick and I can't use it. It seems that the game can't recognize it. It is not the same with the keyboard and the mouse, so anybody knows how to make the joystick work here?
I've tried a PS2 dual control too with an usb to PS2 conector and I can neither make it work. Does anybody know if I need to do anything else?
For some reason, I can only play the first mission of tour I, though the other tours seems to function fine. Help?
Hi, same problem with inability to add pilot.  Followed instructions to edit dosbox config for full screen false, but still won't let me create a new pilot in the registration area.
Never mind, got it!
for some reason, after I configure my saitek joystick, the curser is erratic. Any tips?
Hi there. I can't seem to get my joystick to work. Can anyone help it's a Thrustmaster USB . The Calibration screen comes up after the intro but the joystick won't calibrate or register any buttons I press on the joystick . Please help :(
How do you quit to Mac? I chose quit to dos and I got stuck in dos.  If that is my only option, how do I quit out of dos?

dcschwartz, on 07 September 2013 - 08:03 PM, said:

How do you quit to Mac? I chose quit to dos and I got stuck in dos.  If that is my only option, how do I quit out of dos?
Try: type 'exit' and press enter.
Anyone have a joystick that's working with x wing? Thanks

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