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Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:39 pm
by Vince T
Hello there, fellow pilots!

So, the other day I was cleaning out the cellar and found my leather bound edition of the original XWAU FAQ. Dusting it off I started browsing through it and came across this:
The FAQ wrote: Q: I have a 64-bit computer with the new WIndows XP x64 edition. I can't make the game run on it. What should I do?
And like you now, I thought to myself "Man that shit is old!"
OK long story short: This project has been around for 20 years and a lot of what's been written in the FAQ is really old and outdated. We've begun working to update these sacred texts but in order to do so, we will need YOUR help! Among the team we know a lot about the game and the mod. But also somewhat lack that certain unaffected outside view from time to time.

Are you a new or returning player and want to got up to speed on how things work?
Did you just stumble upon this site and are wondering what this is all about?
Are you a long time veteran with some burning questions you never dared to ask?
What is it you want to know about the game, the mod, the team, or a specific model?

Post away! If we have an answer that fits in the FAQ we will include it.

Here's a small selections of topics, which might be covered
- General Info about the mod
- Modding
- Craft Specific Questions
- Graphics Questions
- Sound Questions
- Performance & Compatibility
- The Team & Contributors

With that said, fire away!

Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:34 pm
by Ace Antilles
Hello. I am a big fan of your site. Been coming here for long long time. I have a couple of questions.

Will the XWAU include any fan ships in its download site in the future?

Also what happened to the person named General Trageton? He seemed very talented, if a little odd sometimes.
Thank you for your time. Please make more. Ok bye bye

Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:38 am
by Driftwood
Ace Antilles wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:34 pm


Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:10 pm
by jmarso
Remember to answer a few BASIC questions for noobs who are completely new to modding or more specifically, modding this game. Most of us are far beyond this but it will help newcomers, believe me. Stuff like:

What is an .opt file?
What is "The executable"? (.exe file)
What is a 'hook'?'
Which tools / utilities do what?
How do you install a custom ship in the game? <-- goes back to the tool question as well.
What is the difference between the .opt and the .shp files?
What is a .LST file? Where do they appear in the game folders? Why are they so important?

Stuff like that.

Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:14 pm
by Vince T
Those are some good questions. I think I have some of them covered already, but there's still a few that can do with detailing.

Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:10 pm
by unmarcz
For example:

Hi Vince, I have original XWA 1999. How I install this game to hyper PC with win10 x64?


Ist correct? 😆

Re: Community Survey: Return of the FAQ!

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:05 pm
by Grub2517
One thing I would've loved when I started was at least a basic overview of using Mxvted. Not anything in-depth, but simple things like tweaking stats, setting a craft's weapons etc. Maybe a quick guide to putting a new ship into the game? That would've made 9-month ago me's life so much easier.