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:


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'

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'

Persuer's DLC- Episode III 'Roadblock'

May 7, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 1 comment

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

Persuer's DLC- Episode II 'Revenge'

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

Persuer's DLC- Episode I

Apr 18, 2013 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Singleplayer Map 4 comments

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

X-Wing Alliance Pilot Editor

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

X-Wing Alliance Installer

Apr 3, 2012 The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project Installer Tool 13 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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Alone_In_The_Dark Apr 11 2005 says:

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

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Persuer-NL Jun 4 2013 replied:

Joysticks aren't difficult to find?

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General_Trageton Mar 22 2005 says:

It should run fine with XP. Maybe check the XWAUP Boards(link below) for some hints. The issue is definitly solvable.

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FeWolf Mar 21 2005 says:

I can not get it to play on my WinXP machine :(

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Persuer-NL May 1 2013 replied:

The Font on windows XP with XWAUpgrade mod installed is ****** up!

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General_Trageton Mar 17 2005 says:

You might want to take a peek at Xwaupgrade.com for the best project related to this game ;)

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cityskate Mar 16 2005 says:

XWA kicks arse. The perfect game to end the series, although I wish they hadn't ended it. But, that's life. :(

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medthom Mar 16 2005 says:

oh yeah...star destroyers!!!!!cool

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TheDebonairNomad Mar 16 2005 says:

pure pwnage.

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duckedtapedemon Mar 16 2005 says:


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