As far as manuals go: http://www.replace mentdocs.com/download.php?view.5093 http://www.replace mentdocs.com/download.php?view.5094
As far as DOSBox goes: the program not only emulates the entire DOS environment but also the entire PC hardware therefore it is quite resource-demanding. Also latest versions of DOSBox seem to work better than the older ones so be sure to try them. Also try to increase the CPU Cycles (try 5000) but not too much (the higher value may not be necessary and may actually slow the game down due to the fact that your processor may not be able to keep up with the chosen CPU cycle rate).
If still no go, try using VDMSound (it only focuses on emulating some legacy hardware rather than entire PC).
Hello everyone, this is my first time here, I was using the thread to get X-wing set up on DOSBox and after getting everything set up I realized that I had no idea what the control key bindings are for the game, so if anyone has a digital copy of the original manual or knows where I can find one that would be awsome! My copys are somewhere lost in my house.
also the game seems to chug, as though it is running on a machine that isnt orders of magnitude more powerful than anything it was ever designed for, is there a way for me to give it more power through DOSBox?
Please try the below:
Download and install DOSBox for Windows.
Follow the instruction from this page. They refer to a different game but the main idea remains the same (points 3, 4, 11, 18).
You need to make DOSBox see your hard disk (*mount c c:\* - this will tell DOSBox to use your C drive and name it "C"). Then make DOSBox see you CD/DVD drive: insert the game's CD into the drive enter mount d d:\ -t cdrom. This will make your CD/DVD drive visible in DOSBox as a D drive. Now, this assumes that your CD/DVD drive is D in Windows. If it's E then the command is mount d e:\ -t cdrom, If it's F then mount d f:\ -t cdrom.
After all this is done, you would need to install the game if it's not installed already. Enter *d:* in DOSBox to access your CD/DVD drive with the game and enter install or setup. Configure the game (consult point 11 - but use Sound Blaster Pro or Sound Blaster) and install it to your C drive.
When this is done, exit the installer, enter *c:* in DOSBox, then enter the folder where the game was installed to using the c*d* command (if the game was installed to XwingCD then enter *cd\xwingcd*) and run the game by entering xwing or bwing. Check how the game works and adjust the CPU cycles as mentioned in point 18 (note that XWing needs less than 8000).
To make DOSBox work in fullscreen mode press ALT+ENTER. To make DOSBox work in windowed mode press ALT+ENTER again.
After you finish the game, exit DOSBox. Next time you wish to start the game, run DOSBox again, mount the hard drive and CD/DVD drive exactly as before, start the game from your hard drive (don't install it again) and adjust CPU cycles. There is a way to automate this but we'll get to that later, if you wish.
In the Windows version of X-Wing (started by the XWING95 executable) then the button mappings are assigned in the game itself. I would suggest reverting the settings made in the joystick software back to defaults and try in-game settings (it's somewhere in the game options available after pressing the ESC button).
This was covered before, but I'm still having problems getting my X-wing to perform a roll. Back in the days when I had a two button joystick under DOS there was no problem, but even when I got my first Thrustmaster joystick which had four buttons, the roll function dissappeared. These days I'm using a Saitek X45 and decided to play X-wing windwos for old times sake. I've got the X45 programmed to do everything I want, but I still can't get the ship to roll. I've tried to configure one of my top buttons using the Saitek software with Alt-s, and even used the game's configuration options to assign Alt-S to button #2, but still no roll when I press the button and push the stick left or right. Anybody have any suggestions?
I have XP and windows 95/Tie 95 (plus balance of power, X wing 95, etc.. the collectors pack)
I have XP home edition. I've read the entire thread, applied the patch, tried the MS toolkit and nothing helped. I can't get past the launcher because it tells me I don't have a joystick plugged in. I not only have a sidewinder game pad plugged to the USB in but I use it for many other games (Earthsiege 2, mechwarrior 3, etc) and it's functioning perfectly. Tie 95 is perhaps my favorite all time game and I can't play it on this machine. I'm getting so frustrated that I'm about to pull my old Windows 95 computer out of storage and try to find a joystick that will work with it.. help?
Thanks a lot, too, and just to let you know, even works fine under Vista Ultimate x64!!!
I've listed the patch as essential within my MSI package.
Cheers to the old times! (But I'll never forgive them to only do a 90% port, how could someone leave the smaller cutscenes out - not to forget the sacrilege of replacing Clint Bajakian's unique music with standard audio tracks!!!)