Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 1 – A Dry Run

TIE Fighter Entry 1 Screenshot
Ah Memories…

Hey guys and gals, I FINALLY got this nonsense working, and can now bring you Let’s Play videos for Star Wars: TIE Fighter, starting with this one. :) Here I go through two missions in the first battle, the Battle for Hoth, mostly just to test things out and see how it all works. I’d like to think it came together pretty well, and I hope y’all enjoy it. :) If y’all have any critiques as well, I’d be happy to hear ’em, as I wanna make these as awesome as possible. :) Thanks!


Author: Brian Rubin

6 thoughts on “Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 1 – A Dry Run

  1. A decent run despite the rust and near-death in the bomber. ;)

    A few notes on what I observed:
    On the score screen the kill number in parentheses is yours, while the other is total kills for everyone on your side.

    You don’t appear to be using any of the targeting keys beyond T and Y. Remember R and E, too! R targets nearest enemy fighter or mine while E targets the nearest hostile attacking you. Joystick button 4 (I think) also functions as R. Button 2 targets whatever your crosshair is near, which is quite helpful.

    When you need to close with a target you might consider dropping laser recharge to 0 – it drains the charge built up, but greatly boosts your speed.

    You can cycle through weapon linkages with the X key, allowing you to fire more than one laser/warhead at a time.

    You might already know all of this, but I thought I’d mention them anyway in case you didn’t remember.

    1. Hay Greg! :) Sadly, and strangely, TIE Fighter isn’t available for digital download anywhere, and no, you can’t have any of my copies. ;)

  2. Not sure if you’re still following this article, but what program did you use to record this? Would you be able to share your secrets? Thanks!

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