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  • Submitted: Jul 28 2015 10:12 PM
  • Last Updated: Nov 26 2015 12:09 AM
  • Views: 8924
  • 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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Please see the Updating Wine section in the description text above.

The Screen Options in Wineskin provide various options to enable and disable. It's hard to predict the effect as it might be different with different GPUs. You gotta try and error.
Who tha man You tha Man

Thank you friend reloaded it and now it's perfect!!!!!

thank you so much!


mactrix, on 27 March 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Please see the Updating Wine section in the description text above.

The Screen Options in Wineskin provide various options to enable and disable. It's hard to predict the effect as it might be different with different GPUs. You gotta try and error.

mactrix, on 27 March 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

Please see the Updating Wine section in the description text above.

The Screen Options in Wineskin provide various options to enable and disable. It's hard to predict the effect as it might be different with different GPUs. You gotta try and error.


okay another problem i play the very first mission and delivered the cargo to the station i return home with fuel cell and i sit there thinking the mission is over
and hit "Q" and when i get back it says i failed?

what is wrong here do i sit until the menu comes up?
Thank you Mactrix!

For some reason Sierra requires the .app to be in the Applications folder, or else you will get an error from Wine about not being able to create or edit a plist.info file. When you move the app to the Applications folder, it will ask for admin password. Note that I am running the game under an account that is not an admin, so perhaps that was the cause. Either way, it's fixed now.

I was having graphics issues until I changed the engine in Wineskin to WS9WineCX15.3.1. (You first have to download this engine using the Winery app.) When you select this engine, wineskin will ask about downloading Gecko. I chose cancel and it seems to be working fine for me, but I have only verified that I can begin the first mission.

Now I just need to sort out getting my controller keys re-mapped properly.
Thanks for your feedback nooge.

I didn't update the wrapper since a while since updating the engines is the only thing that is required anyway to improve compatibility and performance. I am glad to hear it worked for you.

Strange about the Applications folder. I have my Wine based games on a separate disk and run them without problems. In such a case I'd restart the Mac and try again via the ctrl-click to open the app to workaround Gatekeeper restrictions.
does this work with the disk version?
And the XWA Upgrade project?



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