X-Wing Alliance offers the most in depth Star Wars deep-space combat experience on the PC. The game features a different style than the simpler Rogue Squadron series. X-Wing Alliance is a simulation, putting the player in a realistically balanced fighter craft that can blast holes in anything from a Star Destroyer to a TIE Interceptor. X-Wing Alliance has both multiplayer and a single player campaign that follows a family of smugglers getting drawn into the galactic civil war.

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About The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project with 3 comments by romnus on Apr 15th, 2013

Here we see the origional model made by "Totally Games" for comparison purposes.

     The planetary Fighter gets it's namesake from it's design ethos; although it performs decently in space, the planetary fighter was designed and tested for atmospheric fighting. 

     With three atmospheric turbine engines, and four sublight engines, the planetary fighter is a formidable opponent in groups,  but like the Z-95's, they are easily outclassed by an X-Wing.
 
      

     The standard weaponry consists of dual laser cannons, and two forward-firing proton torpedo launchers.

 

     The planetary fighter only required a single pilot, however, a second pilot and an astromech droid had the ability to perform light repairs and re-route power between primary systems while engaging in battle, giving the craft a much-needed advantage.

     The planetary fighter saw very little actual space deployment. They were used mostly by planetary police organizations, as well as corporate security for customs' stations.

     The second pilot seat could be removed and used for a decent amount of storage space, making the craft favorable for smugglers and privateers.

     Although the craft had decent hull plating, it was lightly shielded, making it the perfect cost-effective security vehicle.

Get this craft, and every craft the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade team has done so far, in The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Craft pack, available on the download page on our main site: 


and if you love X-Wing Alliance, and are looking to add several new ships to the game, as well as every X-Wing Alliance Upgrade ship, Check out Darksaber's Ultimate Craft Pack, featuring new sounds and incredible bug-fixes, optimized for modern operating systems:   

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The next ship we will be taking a look at is the Preybird Fighter, by Darksaber and Wraith1.

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Persuers-DLC Episode IV 'Return of the Ragints'
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Persuers-DLC Episode IV 'Return of the Ragints'

May 31, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 1 comment

The last Episode of the 4 episode campaign. give it a try, they are near imposible :D You will need all other episodes to play this one. Persuer-NL

Persuer's DLC- Episode III 'Roadblock'
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Persuer's DLC- Episode III 'Roadblock'

May 7, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 0 comments

Last changes to the Ragint army, and the payback is going to begin!

Persuer's DLC- Episode II 'Revenge'
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Persuer's DLC- Episode II 'Revenge'

Apr 24, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 0 comments

After all your friends died, you only wanted revenge. to both the army and the Empire.

Persuer's DLC- Episode I
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Persuer's DLC- Episode I

Apr 18, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 2 comments

Are your campaign missions getting bored? want to try something new? then i have the answer here.

X-Wing Alliance Pilot Editor
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X-Wing Alliance Pilot Editor

Apr 3, 2012 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Plugin 0 comments

This tool allows you to choose what mission your on, what rank your pilot is, and even the number of skips you have used. Very useful If you want to skip...

X-Wing Alliance Installer
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X-Wing Alliance Installer

Apr 3, 2012 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Installer Tool 10 comments

If you have a modern operating system and have tried to install X-wing Alliance, you have undoubtedly gotten a message saying that the game cannot run...

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bobwashere
bobwashere Aug 25 2007, 8:44pm says:

What happened to A Dark Prophecy?

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bobwashere
bobwashere Jun 27 2007, 1:01pm says:

I wonder why they never made a sequel. I mean really, you gotta give the developers some credit for doing good storytelling, in a flight sim! Not to mention the largest amount of Star Wars craft ever seen in a game. I'd love to see another one. Heck, I wouldn't mind 2 or 3 more. :) I said it once and I'll say it again, WHY HAS NOBODY MADE A SEQUEL???

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Persuer-NL
Persuer-NL Apr 30 2013, 9:14am replied:

on Darksaber.XWAUpgrade.com you can download Episode I craft, and another mod contains episode III craft, and i'm gonna download both!

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Orthuberra
Orthuberra Jun 1 2007, 11:08am says:

The best of the star wars space sims right here.

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darthmop1
darthmop1 Apr 10 2009, 9:07am replied:

that's true

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Sean_159
Sean_159 Mar 1 2006, 7:33pm says:

I had to do a recovery and now I cant get either of these games to download,they worked just fine before,I was able to get Battle Front downloaded,I contacted Lucas arts and they wherent much help.If any one has any Ideas please let me know at svaldez68410@yahoo.com

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CD_TOASTER
CD_TOASTER Aug 26 2005, 9:50pm says:

ive had x-wing VS tie fighter for ages but could never play it because fo teh joystick issue, now i remember i have the Logitech Rumble Pad 2 and it works with it ^_^

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TopAce
TopAce May 31 2005, 1:00pm says:

The Ai is cheating in a bloody spectacular way. They are not affected by starship tractor beams, their systems do not get destroyed by standard laser shots, they do not take damage from engine wash and they have faster shield recharge.
Of course they have more advantages but I haven't played with this game for at least half a year, so that's all I can recall by heart.
What I admire in this game is how craft can be made nice without ten-thousand poly models. You only need some good textures and your model looks nice.

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Alone_In_The_Dark
Alone_In_The_Dark Apr 11 2005, 5:10pm says:

pfft,i dont have a joystick and i cant play whitouth one it says PFFFFT...

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Persuer-NL
Persuer-NL Jun 4 2013, 4:24pm replied:

Joysticks aren't difficult to find?

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