View Full Version : X-Wing Alliance help!

09-08-2005, 01:22
In anticipation of borrowing this game from my friend, and holding onto it for the rest of the summer, I have to ask...can it be played without a joystick? I know, I know, it might sound stupid, but I once thought X-COM Interceptor required a joystick, only to find that it didn't....
So, what's the verdict?

09-08-2005, 03:05
I'm pretty sure it requires a joystick. Very pretty sure. It's a fantastic game though, and well worth even a small investment in a relatively cheap joystick.

In fact, I may just start up the old machine(from ~1997!) and crack out the old XWA!( the trouble being my old joystick won't affix to this newer beast)


09-08-2005, 09:11
Never tried it without, so i'm not exactly sure, but it would be damn hard to play without one. Even with one i found without a 3-axis stick you were pretty screwed in the game as every other ship will simply out manouver you.

09-08-2005, 13:06
Oh great...now I'm going to have to find a joystick! :cries:

09-08-2005, 14:34
Maybe you could borrow your friend's joystick as well (if he's got one, that is)?

09-08-2005, 14:42
Yeah, I suppose I could do, it's just a hassle "hey, can I borrow your X-Wing Alliance?....oh, and your joystick too....oh and..." etc.


09-08-2005, 14:44
Yep 100% needs a joystick.
Damn good game however.

09-08-2005, 14:48
Damn. I have xwing and tie fighter, and niether work on my machine.


Karloth Valois
10-08-2005, 12:02
Jedi if you look in the right forums you can probably find a way to get those games working. I've seen whole communities before that are geared towards getting ancient games working on modern pc's.

And yes X-wing alliance does require a joystick without a doubt. Playing it without one would be rubbish anyway trust me.

Awesome game though, think I might borrow it off my mate again sometime soon...