I) SETTING UP THE X-WING VS. TIE FIGHTER 3D UPGRADE
To install the X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter 3Dfx Upgrade, you must have the
original version of the game already installed on your system. Run the
XvT_3D.exe program by double-clicking its icon. The install program will
automatically locate X-Wing vs. TIE Fighteron your machine and replace a
few of the game files.
Once installation is complete, the Change 3D Video Card window of the
X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter launcher will pop up automatically. You will need
to choose the 3D driver settings appropriate to your 3D card. From the
pull down menu, choose the Primary Display Driver (if you have a 2D/3D
combo card), or the 3D driver (if you have a 3D pass-through card), then
click Accept. If you don’t see the appropriate driver, you probably
need to reinstall DirectX on your machine. If at any time you need to
change this setting you may do so by clicking on the Advanced Options
button of the X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter launcher.
Once you’ve set up your 3D card, click on Play X-Wing vs. TIE Fighterto
launch the game as you would normally. You can check your 3D settings in
the game from the Config screen under Single and Multiplayer Flight
Engine Options. Note that the Specular Highlights setting is grayed out;
this setting is not applicable to the 3D Upgrade version.
II) GENERAL INFORMATION
- MULTIPLAYER VERSION
Installing the 3Dfx Upgrade automatically installs the
X-WING vs.TIE FIGHTER 1.10 upgrade. For multiplayer games this version
is NOT compatible with version 1.00. All players must be running the
same version 1.10.
- DIRECTX 5.0
We recommend that
you download and install Microsoft’s DirectX 5.0. We have found that the
game generally performs better under DirectX 5.0; installing it will
also ensure that you have the most up-to-date Direct3D drivers. You can
download DirectX 5.0 from: http://www.microsoft.com
If for any reason you decide to disable 3D hardware
acceleration, you may do so from within the game’s Config screen, but be
sure to change the 3D driver setting back to PRIMARY DISPLAY DRIVER in
the launcher’s Advanced Settings menu as well. If you do not change the
3D setting in the launcher, colors may be displayed incorrectly while in
flight on some systems.
- KNOWN ISSUES
Some 3D drivers have been found to cause textures to
be misplaced while in flight (for example, a texture that is actually
part of an explosion may be drawn on a ship). This problem occurs very
infrequently, but if you do experience it, a quick fix is to change
cockpit views by hitting the period [.] key.
- GRAPHIC CORRUPTION ON AMD PROCESSORS
Users with AMD
processors may experience minor graphic corruption in the Craft Database
and around the cockpit components while in flight. The corruption in
the Craft Database can be fixed by simply starting the game using the
"Play X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter" option in the game’s launcher.
- GAME CONTROLLER DEVICE NUMBER, DIRECTX 5.0 ONLY
allows you to install multiple devices in the joystick control panel.
If you install more than one device, make sure the joystick you want to
use for X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is set up as the FIRST DEVICE. To check
this setting, go to the Windows 95 control panel, double-click on Game
Controllers, then click on the Advanced tab in the Game Controllers
window. Your joystick should be listed next to Controller ID 1. X-Wing
vs. TIE Fighter will respond only to that device.
- TASKING OUT OF AN INTERNET GAME, DIRECTX 3.0 ONLY
recommend that you do not task out of an Internet game under DirectX
3.0; doing so may cause the game to crash. This problem does not occur
under DirectX 5.0.