Some Star Wars Gaming for Y’all!

Not Bad with a Gamepad.
Not Bad with a Gamepad.

With the release of X-Wing and TIE Fighter on GOG yesterday, it put me in (even more of) a mood to play some X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, so last night friends-of-the-site Nate and Hunter climbed into their cockpits and we had some fun flying and dying over on Twitch. :)

We’re still pleased as to how well the game works over GameRanger! This gives me hope that if GOG should ever get X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, they’d implement their Galaxy multiplayer support for it, because this game is a BLAST, and I typically don’t say that about multiplayer games.

Then, as so many people were asking how well these games worked with a gamepad, I took a 360 gamepad to the GOG DOS version of TIE Fighter to see how it fared. While I found it serviceable, I also found that the jerky motions that resulted in using such a small stick actually made me a bit nauseous. This has never happened to me before whilst playing any kind of video game, so I don’t think I’ll be repeating the experiment. However, if a gamepad is all you have, it should suffice.

Enjoy the videos, and thanks for watching!

2 comments on Some Star Wars Gaming for Y’all!

  1. How do you get a joystick working with xwing or tie fighter? I’ve a t16000m and an xbox 360 pad, both of which work in modern games and neither of which seem to show up in xwing…

    1. The GOG releases “just work” for me. The 1994 DOS versions have better music but the low res graphics are tough to look at and the control is a bit jittery. The 1998 Win95 versions have streaming “cd audio” music but are otherwise very playable. I think my TIE Fightet rig of choice will be my Asus T100 and a wired Xbox 360 controller. Plays great and looks good on the small screen.

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