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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:42 pm

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All current known bugs up to 28th December have been fixed and included in XWAU Mega Patch: Update 1

Please see our Forum post for other questions and any installation issues can be posted in our Help section.

The first thing you should do is run Babu Frik's Configurator from the Launcher menu.
In that you can setup your graphics and VR options to improve things as you wish.
Don't forget to read our Beginners Guide for help too.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 34&t=13107

Make sure Mip Mapping is turned ON in the Video options, Hardware section.

Be aware that some people report issues with high refresh rates on monitors.
Changing it to 60hz can help fix that.

A few people have been experiencing some issues with joysticks and controllers.
This is because there is a new way of configuring them in XWAU. With so many modern Joysticks etc and and old game it's tricky.
With the Mega Patch release more people are trying our new system so we may find a few small bugs.
This isn't like Squadrons so don't expect XWA to accept all the latest gear in one click but it's better than before.
If you have any issues then read and post in this topic for help.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 33&t=12446

If you are still using the old CDs for XWA it is getting harder to support that system. We do recommend you upgrade to a digital version such as sold by GoG.com etc. https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_alliance
If you find you are missing some sounds you need to copy the WAVE folder from both CDs to the XWA main folder. If asked to replace any files then select not to do that. The sounds will then run from your PC.

Even though the game is old we are pushing it to it's limits in areas. Try not to be too focused on FPS numbers and enjoy the game :)
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Post by Forceflow » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:26 pm

Please run the game from Alliance.exe. Not Steam or other shortcuts.
This is an example of where I mean
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Wars X-Wing Alliance\Alliance.exe"

We have posted a small Day one fix for the few critical issues that have been spotted.
You can find it on the Download page.
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Post by Ace Antilles » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:27 pm

All current known bugs up to 28th December have been fixed and included in XWAU Mega Patch: Update 1
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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:56 pm

April 1sth - Update 2 Known Bugs.

All current bugs in Update 1 have been resolved in the release of Update 2
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Post by Ace Antilles » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:54 pm

April 14th: 1 - If you experience crashing when entering Hyperspace, this seems to have been caused by a Hook not included in the XWAU.
In particular the TargetBoxToggle Hook created by Justagai. Which is really a simple tool for assisting in screenshots.

We don't usually recommend the use of extra old Hooks not included in the XWAU as we know they can sometimes cause issues and have not been fully tested.
Even the Multiplayer Hook has been discovered to cause issues with the TFTC work in progress.
So if you have issues and do use extra Hooks or add-ons try removing those first and please let us know what other add-ons you maybe using.
Otherwise it's extremely hard to for us to troubleshoot your issues in our free time.


May 5th 2021: All known issues have been fixed in Update 3.
The updated TargetBoxToggle Hook is now included in the XWAU releases.
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Post by Ace Antilles » Thu May 13, 2021 10:48 pm

Apologies but it seems that the previous issue with the X-wing radar slipped back into Update 3. :(
Not sure what happened but the files didn't get added properly to Update 4.

The issue is that the Left Radar dish is showing the wrong Dot positions of the ships.

Here are the fixed files. If you extract them and add to the Dynamic Cockpit folder it will fix the issue.
Hopefully the next Update this won't happen again.


June 28th 2021
All issues from previous versions have been fixed as of this date
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Post by Forceflow » Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:13 am

Flying with the cockpit off (so not showing the 3D interior by using the . key) will cause the player craft to receive much higher damage. This bug is caused by Hook_Weapon_Color.dll. We will look into this however at this time it is unclear when we will have a fix ready for this. For now you can either leave the cockpit on or rename the Hook_Weapon_Color.dll file. (Which will impact the ability to have different colored lasers for crafts) Thanks to @Random Starfighter for figuring this out and reporting it to us.
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Post by Forceflow » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:04 pm

There are rare cases were the game itself will not launch at all after installing XWAU, Update 4 or TFTC (Seems to vary a bit). No error message appears, the game simply will not launch. This appears to be an issue with Windows 10s DEP (Data Execution Prevention)
The following message can be found in the Windows 10 event viewer:

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Application Error:
Faulting application name: XwingAlliance.exe, version: 2.0.0.2, time stamp: 0x3765a9b7
Faulting module name: XwingAlliance.exe, version: 2.0.0.2, time stamp: 0x3765a9b7
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0019cd60
Faulting process id: 0x1af8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d7410af5b3e43c
Faulting application path: <YOURINSTALLPATH>\XwingAlliance.exe
Faulting module path: <YOURINSTALLPATH>\XwingAlliance.exe
Report Id: 504d08bb-7fd7-4ea6-ab0c-2c72dd1dccdd
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
If this is the you need to add the XwingAlliance.exe into the DEP exception list. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:
forums.tomshardware.com
Note, I highly recommend to not disable DEP altogether but only to add the executable into the exception list. (How to do that is listed as the last point in the above forum post)
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