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Here you can find additional information like who is on the team. our FAQs with lot's of information regarding not only the project but also specific ships, the legal disclaimer which you need to acknowledge in order to download our stuff and the general rules of the page and some links and community pages you might enjoy.

The XWA Upgrade is a massive mod made from fans for fans. We started something like 20 years ago planning to only upgrade the ship models to add some much needed details into them. Over the many years we have discovered many things that we can do to upgrade not only the ship models however but the actual game engine as well. These days there is barely any part of the game untouched. There are higher texture resoutions, more ships with more options to choose from. More flightgroup colors, VR support, fully dynamic and interactive cockpits and so much more.
There is so much we are still learning about the engine and we are trying to push it as far as we can. Sure, we might never be done, we might never get to that last model to be changed, but boy are we having a lot of fun on the way.

We sure hope you will join us on this ride and rediscover this old but sill really great game.

Name James Lupiani
Contact Please use the PM feature of the Forum:
Projects Lots of little projects at my site. =)

I can't begin to sum up my experiences with the X-Wing community in any single page of info. Suffice it to say I've been around since Talon's XvT site was *the* place to be and XvT Scorched was just getting started. Yeah, I'm old. =p

I've been doing X-Wing-related programming since around the time X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter came out, starting with Visual Basic (all I could get =p) and eventually moving on to C++. I've mostly worked on mission managers, 3d viewers/editors, and installers. Most of you, however, probably remember me from when I was working at Datamaster's WebSite ( as head of the OPT Project...when Lt. Hag posted his research and I started working on the OPT format with the project, I had no idea we'd turn it into something as spectacular as the XWAU. I've just got to be a part of it. =)

James "Defiant" Lupiani

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