Saturday, March 30, 2024

Has it really been 25 years already? Posted by Forceflow
Okay, so I must admit that date kinda slipped below our radar, so thanks @unmarcz for pointing it out. On the 23rd of March 1999 X-Wing Alliance was released. Which, looking at my calendar, was now 25 years (plus a few days... :ops: ago)

I know there hasn't been much communication from us lately, but that's not to say we aren't keeping busy. In fact we are hard at work, creating and improving and testing loads and loads of things to get the next big patch out. And unfortunately the next patch is getting bigger and bigger all the time. @Ace Antilles has been super busy going over pretty much all existing OPTs, making sure the material files are up-to-date and correct, smoothing the models for better looks and making tons of other tweaks as well.

Some existing models have gotten some pretty substantial upgrades, while yet others have been completely redone plus a few new ones are in the works as well. @blue_max and @JeremyaFr have been busy doing their magic enhancing overall visual fidelity and gameplay features and a complete rework of a as of yet fairly untouched area of the game is also being done right now.

Some of the new features have been teased before and we don't want to spoil too much, but @Vince T agreed to give you one sneak-peak at two of the newest additions that will hopefully be included in the next patch once it's ready:

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The next patch is going to be huge, not only in content but there's also a lot of other stuff that should make everything a lot better going forward.


Head over to the forum to discuss!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Happy Holidays everyone! Posted by Forceflow

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We all wish you happy holidays and hope you are all doing fine! It's been an incredible year for the XWAU and even though we had to push back the next all in one patch yet another year we hope we still provided plenty of new goodies for you to play with!
For all your seasons greetings head over here

Bugfix for Update 6
Note that we release a small bugfix update for patch 6, more details can be found here and the fix itself is available on the downloads page

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

XWAU 2020 Mega Patch Update 6 is out now! Posted by Forceflow
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Brand new versions of the Preybird Fighter, Buoys, Hangar Sounds, Pilots, multiple fixes and updates and more!

This Update is NOT yet compatible for use with the TFTC. That will come later after testing is complete.

There's always a lot going on in the XWAU. This release sees several new items but also a lot of improvements to the game.
In particular a massive improvement to mission loading times and when entering/exiting the hangar!
That coupled with many existing ships getting updated versions, mission fixes and more to keep you entertained!

Big thank you to all the testers that have helped me with this release. As well as our regular geniuses for making it all work.
Plus of course the hard work that all the XWAU creators have put in to bring you all new toys to enjoy.

Read all the details here

Friday, June 9, 2023

XWAU Discord channel and a small sneak-peak... Posted by Forceflow
Hi guys,



after much debate we finally decided to give you guys the chance to talk to us on discord. We don't have our own server, but Angel from the TFTC graciously setup a channel on their discord server. In there you will find a little corner for the XWAU where we might drop by from time to time. Note that our primary communication channel still is the forum here. Bug reports, support requests and other topics are best asked here. We will drop by on the discord server from time to time, but the channel wont be closely monitored!



And to show you guys that we are still hard at work upgrading the game here a little sneak peak of one (of many, many) new backdrops that we are working on:


Let us know what you think here

Monday, May 15, 2023

XWAU Mega Patch Update v5.6.2 - Available NOW! Posted by Forceflow
We've been battling some bugs and issues with the latest patch so Ace Antilles pulled it apart again and made yet another upgrade. It's mostly bug fixes but there are a few new additions.

There's a new JunkBlock model by myself, the Container A has received a small update and there's even more new stuff to be found in the Crew quarters.



Another change to the 5.6 release is that the Tie Experimentals are flyable again except for the flying bomb. Note that the Tie Experimental M3 does not have any laser weapons, so be sure to add missiles to it's load-out if you want to fly it.

The full change log and info can be found here

Again many thanks for Ace to fix all the little things we missed.

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