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Aug 09, 2014

How To Play the X-Wing Series on a Modern Windows PC with a gamepad or flight stick

Mouse & Keyboard Support

Unfortunately, The Windows versions of these games require a joystick/gamepad to play. However, you can use a freeware program called PPJoy to emulate and map a Joystick’s controls onto your keyboard and/or mouse. However, PPJoy is not actively in development anymore, and has become hard to find on the Internet after the shutdown of major filesharing sites.

TrackIR Support

This forum post from the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Forums gives instructions on how to run X-Wing Alliance using TrackIR.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. X-Wing (1998)
  3. X-Wing (1994 DOS CD-ROM Edition)
  4. Tie Fighter (1998)
  5. Tie Fighter (1995 DOS CD-ROM Edition)
  6. Tie Fighter Reconstructed (restore DOS soundtrack on Windows version!)
  7. X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter: Balance of Power Campaign
  8. X-Wing Alliance
  9. Keyboard, Mouse & TrackIR Support+
  10. Troubleshooting Installation & Windows 8 Solutions


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