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  • Submitted: Jul 28 2015 10:12 PM
  • Last Updated: Nov 26 2015 12:09 AM
  • Views: 8914
  • Downloads: 342

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: 2.6.1
  • ATI / AMD: GREY (not tested)
  • NVIDIA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: YELLOW (playable w/ glitches)

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 Wrapper Star Wars X-Wing Alliance 2.0.0.9

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




Screenshots
About Star Wars X-Wing Alliance
XWA on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia...X-Wing_Alliance
XWA on Wikia: http://starwars.wiki...X-Wing_Alliance
XWA on GOG: http://www.gog.com/g..._xwing_alliance

Personal Notes:
The wrapper is configured to install and run the official GOG version of XWA. Please follow the instructions below to install and run the GOG version of Star Wars X-Wing Alliance on this wrapper under OS X. In addition you need to run the XWA Hacker tool to apply some modifications and you need a compatible USB joystick or gamepad (please see details below).

My System Specs:
  • OS: OS X 10.11.1
  • CPU: Core i5 2.4GHz, Core i7 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video: Intel Iris, Intel HD 3000, AMD Radeon HD 6750M
  • Disk Space: 1.25 GB (395 MB for wrapper only)
Known Issues:
  • Graphic issues occur on most modern systems. The XWA Hacker tool (pre-installed in this wrapper) allows to fix some of them: http://sourceforge.n...XWA Hacker Home
  • Some graphic overlay glitches remain during game play. Opening the options menu and closing it again makes them disappear. Alternatively this can be solved by turning off 3D Hardware in the Single Player Video Options menu. However the game only runs in 640x480 resolution without 3D hardware support.
XWA Installation:
  • Purchase and download the GOG version of Star Wars X-Wing Alliance from gog.com.
  • Download the Star Wars X-Wing Alliance wrapper from the download link on this page.
  • Unzip the downloaded Star Wars X-Wing Alliance.zip file.
  • Hold the ctrl key and make a mouse click on the unzipped Star Wars X-Wing Alliance 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_alliance_2.0.0.9.exe file you downloaded from gog.com.
    • Run the XWA installation.
    • Ignore the error messages at the end of the installation. Click the Launch button.
    • The X-Wing Alliance Launcher window opens. Click Exit to Windows to go back to Winskin or Play X-Wing Alliance to see if the installation was successful. Without a compatible joystick you will get an error message and the game quits.
    • Wineskin recommends to select Alliance.EXE to run the game. Klick OK for now.
    • Click the Browse button in the Configuration tab where it says Windows EXE.
    • Navigate to the folder /drive_c/xwahacker-gui-0.25-win/ and select the xwahacker-qt.exe file. Click Choose.
    • Click Test Run.
    • Within the XWA Hacker app you have to navigate to the folder /drive_c/GOG Games/Star Wars - X-Wing Alliance and select the XWINGALLIANCE.EXE file. Click Open.
    • Enable the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th option in the xwahacker-qt window. Click Save and exit.
    • Wineskin asks you if you want to view the log files. Click Cancel.
    • Click again the Browse button in the Configuration tab where it says Windows EXE.
    • Navigate to the folder /drive_c/GOG Games/Star Wars - X-Wing Alliance and select the Alliance.EXE or XWINGALLIANCE.EXE file. Click Choose.
    • Close all windows.
The game requires a joystick. Connect a compatible USB joystick or gamepad before launching the game.

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 WS9Wine1.7.52 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..._xwing_alliance


Screenshots

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@retro-nerd: Did you apply the right settings in the XWA Hacker app?
Yes, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th as described above.
Did you check the following?
  • Some graphic overlay glitches remain during game play. Opening the options menu and closing it again makes them disappear. Alternatively this can be solved by turning off 3D Hardware in the Single Player Video Options menu. However the game only runs in 640x480 resolution without 3D hardware support.
Yes I already tried that - with disabled 3D support the flickering display is gone. I can live with the low resolution.
Any solution for the flickering picture issue - without disabling the 3D support?
If I switch to no 3D support, I loose the target view HUD, it becomes an empty box.
i loaded it and i get no icon is it suppose to install all the time everytime i want to play it????
can anyone tell me how to get this game to stay permanently instead of having to reinstall it every time!
@koushiro1980: What macOS version do you have? Did you follow step 6 to workaround the Gatekeeper restriction and do you also perform a ctrl-click to start it again?

mactrix, on 24 March 2017 - 07:58 PM, said:

@koushiro1980: What macOS version do you have? Did you follow step 6 to workaround the Gatekeeper restriction and do you also perform a ctrl-click to start it again?

My OS X is Yosemite
i get flickering and a weird thing stuck on the side of the screen during game play is there anyway to get rid of it?
Did you solve the installation problem?

For the flickering, please see the Known Issues section.
Yes the installation was successful friend i redid it
and i must of forgot a step and now it's on my desktop!

the problem i have now is flickering and this menu stuck on the side
while in flight.

When i quit the game mission it goes to normal but besides that i saw
the lowest setting worked but the stars are multiple colors and move everytime i move the joystick.

I know there's a sweet spot setting hopefully someone can tell me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

mactrix, on 25 March 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

Did you solve the installation problem?

For the flickering, please see the Known Issues section.
Did you try updating the engine? You can also try playing around with the Screen Options.

mactrix, on 26 March 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

Did you try updating the engine? You can also try playing around with the Screen Options.


What do you mean updating the engine?
is there a patch i can us
please i must know what do you mean?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

mactrix, on 26 March 2017 - 08:28 PM, said:

Did you try updating the engine? You can also try playing around with the Screen Options.



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