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X-Wing, TIE Fighter scream onto the Mac


I know it’s not my usual day here, but consider it a public service announcement:, purveyor of fine classic games, has updated their versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter—let’s just say it, two of the finest games of all time—with Mac support. You can grab them for $9 each.

If you enjoy Star Wars or space sims, there are, simply put, no better alternatives than these classic LucasArts titles. I owned the CD of X-Wing as an impressionable young teen, and the experience could be rightly called formative. 1

Sadly, it seems that the update does not extend to the multiplayer-enabled X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and X-Wing Alliance, though that’s no surprise since, to my knowledge, those games never made it to the Mac in the first place.

Update: Reader Gordon points out that these are actually the DOS versions packaged with an emulator, but the later titles actually ran on Windows, making porting them harder.

[via Brianna Wu]

  1. Would that there had been womp rats to bullseye from my T-16.  ↩