Star Wars Video Games

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by darthskellington, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Time to call in the lawyers. It looks like someone over at UGO.com stole your idea darthskelington ...
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    :)
     
  2. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Somebody mentioned Xwing v Tie Fighter on the PC games lists. I'm pretty sure there was originally a title called 'Tie Fighter' that started this line, and/or possibly 'xwing' too. Anyone able to shed light on this dusty memory?
     
  3. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Yep. In roughly the order of release the "X-wing" series of games is ...
    • X-Wing
    • X-wing: Imperial Pursuit (add-on)
    • X-Wing: B-wing (add-on)
    • TIE Fighter
    • TIE Fighter: Defender of the Empire (add-on)
    • TIE Fighter: Enemies of the Empire (add-on)
    • X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
    • X-Wing Alliance
    • Rogue Squadron 3D
    • Rogue Squadron 2: Rebel Strike (or was that Rogue Squadron 3?)
    • Battle for Naboo
    • Starfighter
    I think that's all, but there's probably a couple missing.

    I'm not sure about the Windows PC versions, but the Mac versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter are "Collectors Editions" that include the add-ons. :)
     
  4. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader
    Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike
     
  5. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Not all of those had a PC version, wish they did. Really liked Rogue Squadron, but I never happened across a PC version of the sequels :(
     
  6. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Nope, there was no PC (or Mac) version of the Rogue Squadron sequels. They were "games console only" titles ... I think one or both were actually "GameCube only" titles (I'm waiting for the emulator to work).

    It's similar to what happens with the EU stories - some stories are only available in the comics even though the novels may make a reference to those events. :(
     
  7. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Quite frustrating indeed...
     
  8. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Ah....but some of those comics are available as audio-books, often with a full cast. :) Of course, the audio books are often difficult to find, and expensive, and usually only available on cassette :( Anyhoo, that's why you buy and read both comics and novels :D
     
  9. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Don't forget all the kids books too. :(
     
  10. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Also, don't forget -- the Gameboy games that are officially part of the story. I wonder if anybody has completely kept up with the entire story across all the different delivery platforms... I can't imagine being able to shell out the $$$ for all the different media, game consoles and games, etc... I have just focused on the Books - first, PC Games - second, and Playstation 2 games - third. I haven't even touched the comics or any of the other gaming systems.
     
  11. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    With a bit of time off over Christmas, I've been getting a go at Battlefront. Thought I was doing okay until I went online and got COMPLETELY slaughtered :banghead:

    Anyone had this trouble? I know its probably just me getting my keyboard and mouse hands muddled (ol' fart here), or is there some little trick in the settings to make the mouse aiming a little easier?
     
  12. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    Playing shooters with the mouse takes some getting used to. I used to only use the keyboard - using the mouse is definately the way to go. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be much more effective.

    You should still be using the keyboard for movement, the mouse is for aiming your weapon, firing, jumping and switching weapons (at least the way I do it).
     
  13. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Made a bit of progress on this. Discovered that if you play the game at a lower resolution (I was on the highest) it makes aiming quite a bit easier. Still losing out to 12 year olds with reflexes, but not getting embarassingly thrashed anymore :)
     
  14. Darth Aussie

    Darth Aussie Australian Sith Lord

    Wish i had bought this on PC. the PS2 version i have is a lot blockier.... :banghead:
     
  15. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Another thing to consider is your graphics card. High end graphics cards make a big difference in these types of games. Someone with a better graphics card than you will usually see you before you see them.
     
  16. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    I'm pretty much sorted with the graphics card, 256mb nvidia. That turned out to be partially the problem. It is capable of showing the in game motion at maximum resolution and that just made things a little too small and therefore harder to successfully target.
     
  17. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Definitely true in the outdoor maps, especially in trees. A better graphics card make it easier to pick out a target. Having said that, 'sweeping' with the mouse helps as targets at extreme range will still change the crosshair colours.
     
  18. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Ok, well then - as I envy your video card... :banghead:
    Cheers and Happy Gaming to you!
     
  19. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Nice card or not - I still get whooped by kids :(

    It is a pretty great game though, not distracted by storylines and silly puzzles ;)
     
  20. JediSearch

    JediSearch S.C.A.L.P. Special Ops

    Yeah, well... those kids just have that "hand / eye coordination" thing down. Maybe there is a technical explanation for it... hmmm. Shorter distance between hand/brain. Not as far for the information to travel, plus they have the latest and greatest nervous system too, more throughput, Just a thought.
     

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