Available anywhere now?

#1 Posted by DCam (124 posts) -

Is TIE Fighter available somewhere tweaked to run on modern systems? Something like good old games?

The Random PC Game: Wing Commander III video got me wondering. But, while WC3 is available on good old games, none of the TIE Fighter games are. Is there somewhere else that still sells it?

#2 Posted by stinky (1544 posts) -

betting you won't find (except used) it as its a licensed property.

#3 Posted by Sackmanjones (4685 posts) -

I have a copy..... Sorry I am such an ass.

#4 Posted by MB (12255 posts) -

@stinky said:

betting you won't find (except used) it as its a licensed property.

I'm not sure what that has to do with anything, there are quite a few LucasArts/Star Wars games on Steam right now.

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#5 Posted by Zidd (1841 posts) -

I got sick of waiting for this and the other mid '90s star wars games to come to steam or GoG so I just bought copies on ebay and amazon.

#6 Posted by lebkin (330 posts) -

@stinky said:

betting you won't find (except used) it as its a licensed property.

TIE Fighter is not really a licensed property. It's published and owned by LucasArts, which is of course a part of the George Lucas empire. From a rights perspective, it's no different than any other LucasArts developed Star Wars game like KotoR, which HAS got several re-releases.

My guess is that the main reason you don't see TIE Fighter re-released is because it is hard to get running on modern systems. It's not impossible; I had it up and running even in Windows 7, but it required fan patches and was not the most stable. The small audience for flight sims these days makes the effort not worth it for LucasArts to do.

#7 Posted by Zidd (1841 posts) -

@lebkin: I got the DOS version to run in dosbox with very little trouble. Are you talking about the windows version that was released in 1998 and ran on the same engine as X-Wing vs Tie Fighter?

#8 Posted by august (3836 posts) -
@DCam: Nope.
#9 Posted by Zelyre (1173 posts) -

I don't think they want to re-release the DOS version and the Win95 version is flat out broken on modern systems.

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#10 Posted by lebkin (330 posts) -

@Zidd said:

@lebkin: I got the DOS version to run in dosbox with very little trouble. Are you talking about the windows version that was released in 1998 and ran on the same engine as X-Wing vs Tie Fighter?

I was using the Windows version.

#11 Posted by Zidd (1841 posts) -

@lebkin: You should get your hands on the dos version if you want to play it. It looks a bit worse but it runs great on the default configuration of DOSbox

#12 Edited by Brackynews (4060 posts) -

It'll probably crop up sometime around a Grim Fandango and Full Throttle rerelease. So, this side of never. ;)

But here's hoping for an X-Wing superpack someday. Anyway, I bet it would be Steam exclusive like most of the Lucasarts properties. It won't launch under the radar, regardless.

Really the next best thing is the XWA conversion. Back in 2005. :) Some people occasionally talk about a Freespace conversion too (2011-2012).

Check the description/More Info on this Youtube as well.

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