XvT-F 168: Folly: The Endless Struggle

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2004-08-12
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 3.6
Reviews: 13
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 56
Patches used

EH Ship Patch for XvT


Golden Tugs 2005: best XvT free mission of 2004

Battle Reviews

Sneeze on the first Z-95 and you'll be a hero. I just don't understand why this is even in the list of missions we can play. Thanks for the easy RTF points I guess? but wait......there's more.....but I didn't care to play it since I was only after the RTF points.

I'm editing my review because it looks like it's not as garbage as the easy mode would have you realize. Try not to play it on easy if you are looking for any semblance of fun or challenge (go figure).

So, I hope you're not a chump like me and you are here reading the reviews first. I don't want to spoil the surprise at the beginning of the battle (on easy), so I'll just say: swerve. Turn. Do not fly straight, as is good practice and this battle (may) prove to you. Other than that it is an absolute milk run. Don't even bother picking a counter. Again, on easy.

I played on Easy. On Easy, you literally kill one Z95 and that's the end of the mission. I'm sure the mission gets scarier as you go on, but having the objective be so simple is really silly. If you care about having fun, play more of this battle.

I'm not sure how the mission has been ranked so highly. It's far to easy and if you destroy the first fighter you automatically win... either a bug or a feature.

I will return to fly it past its primary objectives. If or when I do will revise my score, for now, this mission should just be shelved.

Straightforward as fighting everything thrown at you can be, this mission was fun to play. It isn't the unrealistic crap one finds often in the Compendium, but a well-balanced set of encounters. And the primary goals are one of the fastest to complete. Worth a try.

It's funny how something so simple can be so entertaining. The little plotline is also a very nice touch. If you want to improve your dogfighting skills with multiple targets, this is for you.

You are a sick, sick, man, who made an awsome battle.

Good old TIE Fighting at its best! The dogfighting was great! No shields, just you TIE Fighter with that trusty hull of its. Heh. Try playing chicken with some of those Z-95s. There's a rush. Great mission!

Great mission! I'm starting to love Follys. Ender well me how you did that mission and what appears at end. ISD? :P

I'm giving this mission a 5 solely for the briefing. Man, I loved that briefing!

Excellent mission, and an easy, easy FCHG point! Also, has good replay value, so try experimeinting for points with the different craft.

Another mission with a powerful plotline, romance, horror, action! Its all there! This struggle, which truly proves to be endless will make you all fly off of your seats and such. And if you're a lazy pilot, you'll love it :P

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 353,335 FA Brukhar

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 353,335 FA Brukhar 2005-05-04
2 314,178 GN Golbez Harvey 2015-10-10
3 254,200 LT Blackrage 2005-04-10
4 164,428 FA Gelton Torr 2004-08-31
5 135,750 FA Pickled Yoda 2015-10-10
6 54,200 GN Coranel Both 2015-10-11
7 33,920 CM J'Lek Arcanos 2005-04-04
8 22,240 LT Tirna Q'jira 2005-04-04
9 21,505 COL Drak 2004-08-31
10 20,520 LT Charlie Zhong 2004-10-12

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 49 pilots a total of 54 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-08-22

MAJ Aft Skylek - 2004-08-22

HA Anahorn Dempsey

AD Apophis Kuma

LC Big Poppa K - 2004-10-16

LT Blackrage - 2005-04-10

FA Brukhar - 2005-05-04

LT Charlie Zhong - 2004-10-12

LC Chris Cox - 2004-08-22

GN Coranel Both - 2015-10-11

COL D. T. Hammer

GN Dax Corrin

COL Drak - 2004-08-31

GN Dunta Polo - 2010-11-29

LT Durani

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-10-08

CM El Guapo - 2004-10-31

GN Elwood the Brave - 3 times, last on 2024-05-23

HA Ender mBind


COL Flint Darkstar - 2005-06-10

MAJ Fox Malloy - 2004-08-22

HA Frodo March

FA Gelton Torr - 2004-08-31

RA Genie - 2021-10-25

AD Gidda - 2004-08-24

GN Golbez Harvey - 2015-10-10

MAJ Hermann

CPT Ibram Gaunt

CM J'Lek Arcanos - 2005-04-04

FA John T. Clark - 2005-04-10

COL Justin

COL Malidir - 2004-08-31

GN Mark Schueler - 3 times, last on 2021-10-01

LC Nile Rosenau - 2019-04-22

RA Nutrientman

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-21

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2021-10-25

FA Pickled Yoda - 2 times, last on 2015-10-10

COL Rau Aznable

CM Shinobi

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-26

LT Tirna Q'jira - 2005-04-04

COL TK-7764 - 2005-05-21

CPT Von Predator - 2005-02-20

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2021-10-26

MAJ Xye - 2021-10-27

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2005-01-13

X-Wing vs Tie Fighter Free Mission

Title:		 Folly: The Endless Struggle
Missions:	 1
Medal:		 Becoming the Most Decorated Pilot EVER
Author:		 SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign
Game Platform:	 X-Wing vs Tie Fighter (+ EHSP)

Release Date:    21/dec/2002
Ships:           TIE Fighter
Difficulty:      Easy and Very Very Very Very Hard?
Filename:        folly4.zip
File contents:   folly4.tie, IMPERIAL.LST, Readme.txt
Hardware used:   Celleron 450Mhz, GForce II Ultra, 194Mb
Software used:   XvTed, notepad.


note: the original .lst file in your train folder will be overwritten, 
because of EHTAC regulations the Training missions are replaced. 

- Place these files into your /Train directory: IMPERIAL.LST, folly4.tie
- Create a new pilot for the mission based on your name or PIN and the mission number. For example, 
SL Stele playing Free Mission 80 would make a new pilot file named "StelFM80." or a Pilot with PIN 
2883 playing Free Mission 69 would make a new pilot file named "2883fm69" 
- Begin flying the first training mission, fly on till you've finished training mission #1

This mission is part of a series of free missions that just test possibilities of the games
and create a "different" type of mission... ;)

Story Line
During a hard night boozing on SCOtch with the guys from the Science Office in the Sovereign Lounge you found yourself agreeing to the most insane bet ever: That you'd be able to beat the entire New Republic fleet in a single TIE Fighter. 

The morning after the night before, they seem like they've forgotten... And you have a mission scheduled in 30 minutes.



(damn that headache)

GENERAL: You need XvT (or at least all the ships involved there) with EHSP. 

Other Information

This is the first release of a very quickly made and hardly tested mission. 
Bugs could arrise - please mail me if they do - also if you have hints, death threats,
questions or apraisals.

SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign
GOE/MoS/GSx2/SSx7/BSx4/PCx7/ISMx17/MoI/MoT-50rh-60gh-6bh/IS-1SR-2GR-1PR/LoC-TS-Rx1/DFC-Rx1/CoS/CoE/CoLx2/CoB/LoAx15/OV-4E [LGNR] {IWATS-AIM-GFX-ICQ-IIC/1/2/3-JS-M/1/2-OPT-SM/2-TM/1-TT-XAM-XTM/1/2-XTT}