Seems there are more things going on with the GoG version that were anticipated. We pulled the patch for now because sadly it seems to be causing some issues. Please be patient, things are being worked on. Hopefully we'll be able to present an updated version soon that takes care of the problems.
Many of you will already know that GoG has released X-Wing Alliance Unfortunately this version is not compatible with the current XWA Upgrade patches.
Well, fear no more because Darksaber has worked tirelessly to make a new patch making it compatible with the GoG version! This will combine the ease of installation of the GoG version on new machines with the advanced graphics and options the XWAU features:
This is what DS has to say about the new patch:
Darksaber wrote:With the release of the GoG version of X-Wing Alliance, we've updated the XWAUCP installer to add support for this new version of XWA.
We have also added DTM's Super Backdrops, six months of work and testing, more than 350 new high definition images to replace all the original planets, nebulae, galaxies, asteroids and Death Star...to create the most revolutionary patch I've ever made.
Also added with the thanks to JérémyaFr (Jérémy Ansel), we also have a new DDraw.dll. The purpose of the new DDraw.dll is to replace the old Direct3D API with a newest Direct3D API. Replacing that, the 3D hardware mode is again available in game; the new DDraw.dll also contains a few performance/graphical improvements.
Along with fixing the Direct Draw graphics Jérémy has also fixed the old TGSmush.dll which now allows us to play the original cutscene smoother and allows to play high resolution custom cutscenes.
Last but not least we have also added a new custom made Dll file created again by Jérémy which allows you to add and customise Hangars within the game, you're no longer restricted to using the same hangar for each starship, station or platform, you can now have an individual hangar customised to your preference for each Hangar. Within the Hangar you can add or remove craft, reposition the craft in the hangar and change the camera views. For a small example of what can be done, go to the Pilot Proving Ground and take a look at the hangar.
So with the new Backdrops, various graphic enhancements, it's brought new life to a Classic Game.
So be sure to check out all the new goodness available and be sure to thank DS and Jérémy for their hard work making sure XWA will be the best possible experience ever!
The patch is now available in our download section!