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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!

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2 Responses

  1. Nack says:

    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…

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

      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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