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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.

The Saxman
Name David Wyatt
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Well, where should I begin? As you can see I've got a ton of projects all going on at once, stir in college, work, just add water, and you have a lovely potential heart-attack. ;-)

I don't remember the first time I saw the Star Wars Trilogy, but I've been a fan as far back as I can remember. The first time I ever played the original X-wing was at my cousin's house, and as soon as I got a computer with a hard drive I HAD to have it. I bought a totally new Pentium computer just so I could play X-wing vs TIE Fighter and Balance of Power. Of course when X-wing: Alliance came out, I was once again determined to add it to the collection.

I first came on the OPTing scene about two years ago, and I jumped right in going for the biggest project I could sink my teeth into. At the time, it was a little thing called the E-wing, which I determined to make the first scratch-build of the fighter (this was shortly before the first Ace release). Well, the model was done but I never could get the hang of texturing in Ace, and by the time we had stitching capabilities XWA was out, so I switched focus, producing both the first scratch-built OPT for XWA, AND the first ship to have a COCKPIT and EXTERIOR. Most of you probably don't remember the original, poorly-textured Beta, but Darksaber REALLY turned her around, adjusting model details and totally redoing the textures. Thanks to him, she's STILL the highest-rated OPT on Ypoknons' site, tied with Drakken's Sovereign.


Fanfic: Star Wars: Dark Alliance

OPTs/DXFs in-progress: Senator-class Flag Cruiser, Stinger-class Gunboat, Starhawk-class Assault Boat, R-wing and R-wing/A, Dark Empire E-wing and V-wing, T-47 Airspeeder, (Rebel Snowspeeder) and the Linoleum Bacon and VW-ing starfighter from Surf Wars (

Other: Starfighter Commentary, Star Wars: Revolution (potential MOD for Half-Life)

Miscellaneous Objects
Escape Pods
Work in Progress:
XQ-2 Platform