Windows X-Wing and Tie Fighter Being Re-Released

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  1. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I had a 486SX-20MHz with 2MB of RAM and a 107MB hard drive, and it ran both of these well. TIE Fighter was my absolute favorite, glad to see these games resurface.
     
  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I still have X-Wing somewhere. Maybe I'll dig it out and put it on my old iMac.
     
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    Yeh I remember these, personally I could not do anything but my mate Neil who lived in the room next to me in our shared house in Firswood Manchester (when we were at Salford University, back in the day!), well he was an absolutely astounding player. He completed all the missions, did everything, had all the medals, couldn't fault him. The best! And only a little guy. LOL
     
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    XWing- no graphic makover? If I was looking at the right link, it was on the jagged lo-res side.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Why does everyone seem to prefer Tie Fighter? I played the hell out of X-wing but never tried Tie Fighter, so I am curious.

    It is the same games as the ones released 20 years ago, so of course they look old.
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    They were nice enough to res-up Marathon. :D
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    These two games are 20 years old and put in a wrapper by a publisher. Marathon was re-written from the ground up, as an open source program - With "They" you are referring to, being random people around the globe. Two vastly different things..
     
  9. Huntn macrumors G5

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    ... Shoves hands in pocket and kicks a rock.
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The timing of this is awesome as I was actually looking at copies of TIE Fighter on eBay recently.

    I only played a little X-wing but I think part of the allure of TIE Fighter was playing as the Empire and getting a different perspective on the SW universe. Plus the story in TF is pretty awesome (or at least it was awesome when I played it 20yrs ago).
     
  11. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    for some reason, neither of the links are working correctly for me.

    I am assuming, even if these are just a re-release, they run on a current Mac OS X.

    Is this correct?
     
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