Get Even BETTER Music out of the DOS Versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter with VirtualMIDISynth!

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  1. Mike N. says:

    These games are on my Christmas list along with a new joystick. Thanks for the awesome tip on sound! I’ll file this away for later.

  2. Luke Skywalker Must Die says:

    I think the “TIE Fighter Restored” mod is even better. It’s a one-step process (drop some sound files into the GOG installer folder) and it gives you the 640×480 graphics of TIE98 with the dynamic music of DOS TIE94, all with high quality instruments like this. I found the files on savingcontent dot com.

    I love playing this game on my weedy little laptop with an XB360 controller.

  3. Adonius says:

    An alternative program if you run into problems with VirtualMIDISynth is BASSMIDI.

    As for SoundFonts, I’ve tried several over the years and I genuinely think my favourite is: http://www.simpilot.net/~richnagel/#soundfonts

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Thanks for the tip! VMS seems to be working great for now though!

    • Finally got digital tie fighter and it's actually better than piracy. says:

      Do you think using these will incur any performance hit? I’m running an Atom-based laptop and need to think about such things.

  4. I SURE DO LOVE ME SOME OLD STAR WARS GAMES WITH CLASSIC MIDI MUSIC says:

    Hi Brian, you seem to have a dead link to VirtualMIDISynth. I was able to find it via a search, and it’s close to what you posted but not the same.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hey, thanks for the tip! It’s weird, the URL worked with “/en/” but now only works with “/it/” apparently! Thanks so much for letting me know so I can fix ’em, and welcome to the comments!

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