Against the overwhelming might of the Empire stands a small but growing Rebel Alliance. Scattered resistance groups are uniting and what is needed most now are Starfighter pilots. Will you join their struggle to end this tyranny and become a hero of the Rebellion?
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Mixed (97 reviews) - 60% of the 97 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 1, 1994

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May 3

CD-ROM Collector's Editions Now Available (and Win10 fixes too!)

Hi Star Wars fans!

In honor of Star Wars Day tomorrow, we're happy to announce that the CD-ROM Collector's Editions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter are now available! So if you own either game already, you now own the respective Collector's Edition too. (You may need to restart Steam and/or download the latest update for the title for it all to work properly). We also pushed out patches that should address issues some users have been having running X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, and Galactic Battlegrounds on Win10.

We love all these games as much as you do. We're committed to making our great catalog of Star Wars, Lucas adventure, and Disney/Pixar titles available and running smoothly everywhere our fans are.

May the Fourth Be With You!

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About This Game

The Old Republic is gone. The Senate has been abolished. The Jedi Knights have been exterminated. Now the Emperor seeks to crush the last remaining opposition. Against the overwhelming might of the Empire stands a small but growing Rebel Alliance.

Scattered resistance groups are uniting and what is needed most now are Starfighter pilots. Will you join their struggle to end this tyranny and become a hero of the Rebellion?

Key features:
  • Includes STAR WARS™: X-Wing and all Tour of Duty expansions: Imperial Pursuit and B-Wing in both - 1993 (DOS) and 1998 (Windows) versions!
  • Fly over 120 deep space and Death Star surface missions against the Empire!
  • Combat training simulates historical encounters with Imperial forces.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (DirectX 9 recommended)
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 216 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: The Windows version of STAR WARS: X-Wing (1998) requires a controller or joystick. STAR WARS: X-Wing (1993) can be played with a mouse and keyboard.
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Mixed (97 reviews)
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( 1,583.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
this game don't stop adding play time...HOW TO STOP this???
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Floppy Waffle
( 99.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
If you have not played this game, or this series I reccomend starting with X-Wing Alliance or Tie Fighter. In my opinion they are better games.

-Updated graphics, no more flashing red targets
-For being almost a 25 year old game, it stands the test of times
-Engaging, challenging missions
-Voice overs from the "real deal" Star Wars actors (Ep IV-VI)
-Highly rewarding as you collect your flight badges and uniform decorations
-The first and one of the best Star Wars games for PC
-The game series that made Wing Commander it's ♥♥♥♥♥

-THE MAZE!!!!!!!!
-No Mouse support for flying
-Steam/Xbox controller feels wonky and not as precisise as it needs to be for this game
-Some missions are insanely difficult while others are way to easy (Balance Issue)
-Redbook Audio doesn't match what's happening in the mission
-Kyle Katarn touched me

P.S. I see a lot of people have trouble with the maze. Just message me, and I'll tell you how you can easily beat it in all four ships. It just takes... ... ... Forever.. . . ...
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( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Even though the Windows Version Requires the use a Joystick to play. The MS-DOS Version of X-Wing Special Edition is very fun to play. Enlist in the Rebel Alliance as a Rookie Starpilot & rise through the Ranks as you win battles for the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire set before the Battle of Yavin 4 by playing 5 Tours of Duty Campaigns. If you don't have a Joystick, then play the MS-DOS Versions of X-Wing.

In Tour of Duty 1, you'll be enlisting new allies for the Rebel Alliance as you Destroy Imperial Supplies.

In Tour of Duty 2, you'll be finding the Death Star Plans & Delivering them to Princess Leia.

In Tour of Duty 3, you get to take on the Death Star & if you're REALLY GOOD, you get to do the Trench Run.

Opening Crawls:
= X-Wing Special Edition
A long time ago in a galaxy
far, far away...

It is a period of Civil War.
Using fear and intimidation,
the Empire seeks to impose a
New Order on the galaxy. Only
the Rebel Alliance stands in
the way of their evil plans.

Not yet willing to confront the
Empire directly, the Rebels are
marshalling their forces in
secrecy. Even now a group of
their prized Calamari Cruisers is
being intercepted by a squadron
of Imperial Star Destroyers.

The Rebel Fleet is outnumbered
but, they have a surprise...
the X-Wing Starfighter!

= Tour of Duty 1
Tour of Duty I

Shocked by Imperial losses
at Turkana at the hands of
the Rebels, the Emperor
has ordered a new campaign
to crush the Alliance.

Meanwhile, the Rebel High
Command, encouraged by the
X-wing’s success against the
Empire has deployed a new
starfighter, the A-wing.

It is feared, though, that
Emperor Palpatine has his
own surprises.

= Tour of Duty 2
Tour of Duty II

Fresh from their stunning
success against Operation
Strike Fear, the Alliance has
found renewed hope in their
struggle against the Empire.

Now word comes of an even
greater threat, a vast secret
Imperial military project of such
awesome destructive power that
it could crush the Alliance!

Alarmed by these rumors, Rebel
scouts are desperately seeking
any news of this project.

= Tour of Duty 3
Tour of Duty III

Having discovered the
existence of the DEATH STAR
project, the Rebel Alliance
prepares for its greatest
challenge. With the technical
plans in the hands of Princess
Leia, the Alliance gathers its
forces to destroy the Empire’s
ultimate weapon.

The DEATH STAR, nearing
completion at a secret Imperial
base, is being prepared for its
reign of terror.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This game does not work for me on Windows 10. The version I bought from GOG does work however.
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( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
The single best tactical space shooter of all time. IMHO.

Just been replaying it for the first time in over 22 years and seems just as fun as it was when first release. A bit rough round the edges - other posts will testify to the advancements made in the genre since - but the playability and challenge is still there.

Lack of clarity around mission goal completion is probably the biggest single drawback but other than that its lots of fun.
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( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Great game, runs fine on both my Windows 7 PC, and my Windows 10 Laptop.
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( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
X-Wing is not a perfect game. It is the first in a series of four games and therefore had basically all of the growing pains; the worst game engine, a story much worse than its follow up (TIE Fighter), a less than intuitive menu UI (I personally don't think this was fixed until the third game; X-Wing vs TIE Fighter), but... it's still a very fun game. The story goes from just after the first death star was nocked out on until Hoth and it's an enjoyable ride.

My recommendation is to use the Collector's CD-ROM version which uses the game engine from TIE Fighter instead of the less than great original one; same as with TIE Fighter there is a MIDI based soundtrack that adjusts to recent events. Enemy reinforcements arrived? Scary music. Dogfight? Exciting music. Just took out a TIE Interceptor? Uplifting music that fades back to the exciting music because you're still in a damned dogfight. It's great, though it is graphically inferior to the Remastered edition that uses a version of the X-Wing vs Tie Fighter Engine and the accompanying increased graphical improvements. The Collector's CD-ROM version also has great voice overs though it suffers from the low bit rate it was obviously recorded at.

Long story short: Collector's CD-ROM is the best. Remastered is prettier but misses out on some neat features. Classic is bleh (it's basically a prototype to build up to making the TIE Fighter engine and game).

Technical Side notes:

There is an XWA wrapper required to get the Remastered version working 100% correctly and a launch option of -softwarecursor must be set as well. just paste it in your remastered folder for X-Wing.

You may have to fiddle with some DOSbox settings for some of the versions to get the correct sized window or what have you but it isn't anything particularly complicated. A good 4:3 window size I like to use is 960x720.

If you have issues with the initial screen doing the joystick calibration on launch; alt+c during a mission or training will launch the in engine calibration and you can do it then.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I remember this game when my dad made a copy of a DOS version at a company he used to work for some 20-25 years ago. I think it required something like 7 to 10 floppy disks to work. Unfortunately, I think a file became corrupt. After installing the game, the graphics would get distored to the point where the game was glitching all the time. It wasn't until the collectors edition that came in the X-Wing Trilogy that was released back in 2000 that I got a chance to get it back. It's nice to have these games working in Windows 10.

There is one urk I found. These are the joysticks/gamepads I own:
Logitech Attack 3
XBOX 360 Wireless
Logitech Gamepad F310
I tried all of these controllers as my X-Wing was running into the proving ground platforms. It's not until I went into the Game Controller settings (in Windows) where I could configure my controller that I figured out what I could do. I selected "Advanced" and got the option of selecting a particular game controller to work with older games. I tried it with both the Attack and the F310. The option allowed both game controllers to work in X-Wing. So, if you have problems getting it to work, try this (at least for WIndows 10).

Edit: The XBOX controller might work with the game after all. I turned it on and it became a third option under "Advanced". As such, seeing as how it disappears from the settings whenever it goes to sleep, I would not advise using that particular controller (or any controller that can sleep) with X-Wing.
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( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Keyboard doesn't work
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Such a great classic. I have fond memories as a child playing, both this game and Tie Fighter, dogfighting, chasing ships, scanning freighters, and carrying out secret missions for the Republic/Empire. At first I was disdained that Steam did not include the vastly superior Collector's CD versions like GOG did. But as of May 3, 2016 they are now included! So I can't recommend them enough to you and anybody that likes space simulators as this is one of the best there is! Every version is compatible with gamepads (though with the DOS versions it doesn't seem like you can really remap controls so you need to play in conjunction with a keyboard, but the controller is intuitive enough).

Please play both this and Tie Fighter. These are two of the best LucasArts games (and 90s games in general) that you will find. You'll have a blast! Thank you, Disney, for finally including the Collector's CD editions! (even though it took about a year!)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1,583.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
this game don't stop adding play time...HOW TO STOP this???
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350 of 408 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2015
This does NOT include the 1994 (DOS CD) edition (better graphics). GoG has this correct version, I don't know why GoG just got it and Steam can't?? Same goes for the 1995 (DOS Collector's CD-ROM) of the Tie Fighter Special Edition on Steam and GoG...

Great game and I've been waiting a long time for Steam to add this, but I don't recommend it until Valve adds the better version of the game.
Thumbs down will remain until Steam includes the 1994 version, otherwise this is great.
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155 of 182 people (85%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2015

1) Two mouse cursors when navigating the spaceport menus
2) Absolutely zero effort on refreshing/updating the game
3) No (as far as I can find) sensitivity control which means I'm constantly course correcting
4) That ♥♥♥♥ing pilot proving ground that was boring in the 90's and is even more so now! Did ANYONE ever finish it? It's like driving from Land's End to John O'Groats in a milkfloat
5) Still can't figure out how to let us play with a mouse in windows? After 20 odd years? Really?
6) Exceedingly weird way of defining your joypad - see how long it takes you to figure out what's going on


1) I forgive all of the above - because it's the ultimate classic starfighter


It's like running into your old girlfriend after you've been married to someone else for 20 years. She looks older, a bit wrinkly and you've both moved in your lives without any regrets. New jobs, kids, living somewhere else. And, after spending a little time with the old flame, you remember why you broke up and what irritated you about her.

But at the same time, you recognise what you find attractive in her because even though she's aged and you've aged, there's still a little something there. A little beauty and a comfortable feeling you can't ignore. And there's no doubt at all that you are DESPERATE to have an affair because she is irresistable...
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50 of 56 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2015
Ok, So I have a "vintage" PC just to play this game in its original splendor. Its a dual processor Pentium II system at 400mhz and I have DOS 6.2 on & Windows 95. Its kinda been collecting dust in the closet for a while but I kept it just to play these old X-wing games.

Now, I don't have to pull the old P2 rig out of the closet anymore. I can plug in my Logitech Extreme 3d Pro Joystick and/or Xbox controller and BAM! Back into 1993 I go! I think this is honestly one of the best flight combat sims of the 90's and am surprised it has taken so long to be re-released for newer platforms. If you like Star Wars, and want to fly around blowing up all kinds of TIE fighters & even the bigger stuff like Star Destroyers, get this game. It will satisfy your rebel needs and the force may end up with you.

Star Wars spaceship combat.... gotta say 10/10 for its day & a true classic!
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56 of 77 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
DO NOT BUY!!! there are only 2/3 of the x-wing games released here. The classic 93 floppy version, which has poor graphics, no speech, and poor sound and the 98 CD version that has better graphics but is otherwise gutted and not playable. If you want the best version of this game, I recommend buying a CD of the 94 version on amazon or ebay and run it on dosbox.
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2015
One of the best Star Wars games still today. Both X-Wing and TIE-Fighter games represent how good games are made. Solid stories, solid flight engine and a very rewarding "career mode". I will love these games forever!
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
What can I say? Thank you that these games are finally on STEAM.

When I saw these games are available on Steam it was an instant buy for me. I am a STAR WARS fan since I first saw the movies on video tape back in the day when I was a child and life was sooo cool. Well not so cool if one of your floppy disks have reading errors and you cannot install your version of X-Wing anymore. OK enough talking about the past but this game is still a blast!!

What I like is that they not even give you the original classic DOS version, the remastered version with higher resolution and new textures is also included in this package. The sounds are great like in the movie. The screaming of the TIE Fighters give me goosebumps and the digitized speech is just sooo oldschool you´re gonna love this game. The classic version which runs in DOSBOX has been configured very good so you don´t need to edit the config files or DOSBOX settings for this one.

If you never heard of these games before it could be a bit difficult to get on with these games because they´re not just action games they are simulators. So it needs a bit of training to win your first battles but if you win it is just a great feeling.

Oh yeah before I forget the upgrade kit and the mission disk B-Wing both are included in this package too. So go ahead and click it!

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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
BE WARNED - DO NOT PURCHASE!!! The special edition (enhanced graphics) game is unplayable because of a graphics issue (read about it on the forum) and they clearly have no intention of fixing it. Some people have come up with solutions but I have yet to find one that works on my computer.

The older version works fine.

Even so, if they charge you this much $$$ for an ancient game, it is not unreasonable to expect it to work properly on modern computers.

This is a great game - I remember playing the original. However, do not purchase it until they have fixed this problem (if they ever do ...)
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2015
I think the Death Star is gonna go "boom" yet again.
Get past the dated graphics and enjoy a true classic!

Edit: Yup, I was right, it blew up again! This game's still got it :)
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2015
I have purchased every version of this game since it's original release in the 90's. This is one of my all time favorite games. This version includes the classic Floppy disk version and the remastered windows 95 edition. The Collectors edition CD-Rom is missing from this version. also missing is the Strategy guide, but half the fun of this game is how brutally hard it can be. I reccomend this game, but not the Steam implementation of it because of the bugs.

The remasterd version included has better graphics than the "classic" version, but is limited to only working with a joystick or gamepad (I'm using a logitech F310 USB). this version has problems making it mostly unplayable because of the ghost cursor. Forum posts about this issue don't help to resolve it, version purchased elsewhere doesn't have these problems.

The classic version works just fine including workign with my gamepad. There is not a way to customize the joystick layout in this version. you can get some pretty good scaling if you aren't afraid of editing the dosbox configuration file in the classic folder. just remember this version was designed for 300x200 resolution and won't look great stretched to 16:9 at 1920x1080. This version can be played using the keyboard and mouse and even with the gamepad you have to use the keyboard for so many of the functions anyway that it might play better with a keyboard and mouse.
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