XWA-F 117: TIE Fighter: Demonstration

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2005-05-20
Last updated: 2012-11-03

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 3.3
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 67
Patches used: None

XWA port of first TIE mission ever made! Check readme.txt.

Should work for all versions of X-Wing Alliance.

Battle Reviews

CM Jagged Fell III



A fun quick mission whose primary goals are VERY easy and quick, but which has a lot of optional enemies that can be quite challenging to defeat in a T/F.

CM Nova Discordia



Despite some of the other reviews, I enjoyed this one! It was fun to play, with some scope to earn more points, depending on how long you wanted to hang about for. Seems ideal for a small squadron competition mission, in respect to points and play-a-ability. Recommended.

CM LQC-75-3



A great XWA adaptation mission; it's quite a bit annoying at times, as your wingmates are erm...NOT cooperative at all, even when you're trying to save their skins. They also decide to not be useful against some craft, and kill others within 2 seconds. After they're "regrettably" destroyed, though, the mission is fairly fun.

SL Alejandro Araujo



Ok it was pretty easy to accomplish and fun. Just remember not to shoot at point blank as containers' explosion will damage your fighter.

Didn't go beyond the primary goals so I can't further comment.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



Very weak. Played on medium, no action whatsoever. The T/Bs shoot down one container and then start doing loop-di-loop. Why have them at all if they're not gonna do anything useful?

LCM Danel



Yes,bravo ,finally a mission with this old good T/F ,a change of the semi-eternal T/D; and is much more of a weak enemy for fight all Rebels finded in this mission.Again bravo

HA Frodo March



Its rather easy. But its like, the first ever TIE mission converted. Since its important to have these kinds of historic missions on the compendium, it deserves at least a three. Besides, its always nice to fly a TIE Fighter, and it gave the TAC a break from the 'kill 1 bzillion' craft missions.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 14,512 LC Rando 2017-09-30

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 14,512 LC Rando 2017-09-30
2 6,967 LCM Danel 2005-05-25
3 1,937 CM LQC-75-3 2021-11-09
4 1,852 COL Gyssler 2018-12-07
5 1,184 GN Coranel Both 2016-12-07
6 1,001 GN Rancorous 2005-06-03
7 907 HA Pete Mitchell 2017-09-29
8 672 RA Nutrientman 2005-05-29
9 533 CM Nova Discordia 2023-06-27
10 507 CPT Von Predator 2005-06-12

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 61 pilots a total of 65 times.

X-Wing Alliance (SP) Mission

Title:		 TIE Fighter: Demonstration
Missions:	 1
Author:		 SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign
Storyline:	 David Wessman and David Maxwell of Peregrine Software.
Game Platform:	 X-Wing Alliance (all versions)
Ships:           TIE Fighter
Difficulty:      Tricky


The Mission.lst replace your original files, so back those up!

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.
4] 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" 

This mission is the elusive "TIE Demo" mission, that was part of the flyable demo of 
TIE Fighter and is in fact the first TIE mission ever made, but also in storyline:
It happens just before the first mission of Battle 1 (and the Battle of Hoth) and is 
Mareek Stele's first actual combat mission. All official TIE Fighter missions are part
of the Emperor's Hammer History and this would be the earliest bit.

The Demo actually uses a mix between the X-Wing and the TIE Fighter mission formats:
It has the 48 possible flightgroups of TIE, but like X-Wing it has no included briefing
and it uses a craft slotlist that is closer to that of X-Wing as well - also only
using craft that are in X-Wing: this means this mission can be flown in any TIE version
because they all have more craft types.

Using hex editting I've ported the demo mission completely to the final TIE Fighter mission
format. To finish it off I've added a full modern day animated briefing (the demo doesn't 
have one). Besides the briefing this is a complete port, with all the same craft on the same 
locations doing the same things. Giving you all the chance to play it (again) in better
quality (XWA).

For the Glory of the Empire!

This mission should work for all versions of X-Wing Alliance.

SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign