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REMOVING OBSOLETE UTILITIES - Tuesday, October 16, 2007
RAZOR FIGHTER INSTALLER ERROR FOUND - Saturday, October 13, 2007
OOOPPSS! MY BAD - Thursday, October 11, 2007
SMALL UPDATE TO THE NEBULON FRIGATE - Wednesday, October 10, 2007
SMALL UPDATE TO THE X-WING INSTALLER - Wednesday, September 05, 2007
L.D. KHATGAR'S RAZOR FIGHTER - Tuesday, September 04, 2007
UPDATED FIRESPRAY (SLAVE1) - Sunday, August 12, 2007
THE SKIPRAY BLASTBOAT - Sunday, June 24, 2007
TOLD YOU TO LOOK OUT - Monday, June 04, 2007
FORGOTTEN RELEASES - Thursday, May 31, 2007
T-WING INTERCEPTOR BY BERRUGA - Tuesday, March 06, 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR - Monday, January 01, 2007
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Top

REMOVING OBSOLETE UTILITIES

I'm removed some, what I think are obsolete Utilities from the site

Here is a list of the utilities I'M removing

From the Opt Editors Section: -

****LINKS REMOVED****
XwA Engine Glow Editor ver 0.3 (Engine Glows can be achieved with Optech)
XWA Texture Replacer ver 0.5 (You can replace textures with either OPTech or Ace Dxf)
OPT Explorer ver 0.4a (Was made specifically for XvT, you can now use OptGL to inspect your Opts)
OPT Snooper ver 0.13 (Same as above)
Mod to DXF ver 1.0 (A utility to converts Star Trek Mod files to a Dxf format.... Why??)

From the Craft Editors Section: -

Xwing Alliance S-Foils Patch (You can use BHE to edit these stats)
ZT Maker and ZT Patcher (personally I still prefer to use TPWin as I find it more reliable and doesn't crash!)
****LINKS REMOVED****

You can not download them from here anymore.

Enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007 Top

RAZOR FIGHTER INSTALLER ERROR FOUND

Thanks to Max Outrider over at XWAUP for reporting this error

He found that the Razor Fighter Installer duplicated a line in the Shiplist.txt files the line

For those that have installed the Razor Fighter, check the shiplist.txt files and see if

!SPECIES_120!Razor Fighter,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish,	234,97 ,240,106,461,365,488,395

is duplicated. If it is, replace it with this line

!SPECIES_119!Cloakshape Fighter,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish,	234,97 ,240,106,347,232,375,265

So it look like this in the shiplist.txt file

!SPECIES_118!TIE X/5 Booster,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish,	234,97 ,240,106,351,13 ,371,41 
!SPECIES_119!Cloakshape Fighter,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish, 234,97 ,240,106,347,232,375,265
!SPECIES_120!Razor Fighter,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish, 234,97 ,240,106,461,365,488,395
!SPECIES_121!Planetary Fighter,Fighter,Flyable,Known,Skirmish, 234,97 ,240,106,270,187,300,214

or for a simple solution just install the Cloakshape Fighter again

You can download the updated Razor Fighter from the Hosted Craft section under L D Khatgar.

Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007 Top

OOOPPSS! MY BAD

Sorry about this, for those who have download the Updated Neb Frigate you will have to download it again, I forgot to put the right patch in the installer, I only put the patch in that blanks the slot out and forgot to add the patch that put all the stats back into the slot.

So please accept my apologies, and don't do anything to the exe this new installer will correct everything.

You can download the Updated Frigate v1.1 directly from this link Nebulon Frigate v1.1

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Top

SMALL UPDATE TO THE NEBULON FRIGATE

It has come to my attention that the Nebulon Frigate wouldn't fire, I've now corrected this, and it should work fine now, email me if it doesn't.

You can download the Updated Frigate v1.1 from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Top

SMALL UPDATE TO THE X-WING INSTALLER

It has come to my attention that after installing the Arc-170 (which replaces the X-Wing in slot 1), then installing the X-Wingv3, the game would crash. It's not the opts that where the problem, but the installer itself. The stats patch (*202) file wasn't blanking out the slot before it actually patched it, this wouldn't have been a problem if other craft such as the Arc-170 wasn't made, but it was, and due to the Arc-170 having S-Foils the only slot it could have gone in was Slot 1, the X-Wing slot. This has now been rectified you can now install either without a problem.

You can download the Updated X-Wing (classified as version 4) from the XWAUP Craft section under Alliance Fighters.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Top

L.D. KHATGAR'S RAZOR FIGHTER

L.D. Khatgar a new opt maker, has done a fabulous job of upgrading the Razor Fighter, only his second opt, the first being the Geonosian Nantex Starfighter available from MDT Industries. The textures themselves are wonderful, the cockpit textures especially. You might have notice the 1.2 version available from the XWAUP in a Zip file but this is version 1.3, not only because I've put it in an installer, but because the model has had a slight texture overhaul making them sharper and more vivid.

You can download the New Razor Fighter from the Hosted Craft section under L D Khatgar.

DTM has also released his Corellian Transport YT-2400 "Outrider"

You can download the Outrider from MDT Industries

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 12, 2007 Top

UPDATED FIRESPRAY (SLAVE1)

Master Qui-Gon was able to make a few tweaks to a Slave 1 Cockpit Model both of us have had laying around for sometime now. With the addition of a lower face model of Boba/Jango Fett converted by Marco Antonio Malheiros, I was able to merge them altogether and create Exterior and Cockpit models.

Due to the face count of the Cockpit model, which was fine for the cockpit itself, I had to create a lower face model for the Exterior.

By all means it's not perfect, and it's NOT the cockpit you see in Attack of the Clones as you can see from the picture below, but this is finished now, you have your cockpit! A major over hall of the installer was required, as the old v1.1 installer did have its problems, you can now install ANY option of the Slave1 over and over and you're XwingAlliance.exe won't screw up as it tended to do previously.

The Flightgroup Colours consist of

RED = Slave 1 and Boba Fett
YELLOW = Azzameen "Andrasta" with a White and Blue Mandelorian (Sorry but it was impossible to include both a Fett model and a more Human model to represent the Azzameen family member).
BLUE = Slave 1 and Jango Fett
GREEN = Gray Firespray and White and Gold Mandelorian

You can download the Updated Firespray Attack Ship (Slave1) from the Hosted Craft section under Master Qui-Gon.

General Trageton has also been busy with his release of his fabulous looking Predator-class Star Destroyer

You can download the New Star Destroyer from Vince's X-Wing HQ Plus look out for spectacular screenshots along with all the other wonderful models from this very talented young man.

Enjoy!

Sunday, June 24, 2007 Top

THE SKIPRAY BLASTBOAT

Marco has yet another fabulous craft the Skipray Blastboat

This model was made largely based in the schematics of the Star Wars Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels. Aside the appearance, the only change about the Totally Games model it's the weapons hardpoints location. In the TG model, two of the ion cannons are located in the side wings, where the SWEGVV place two sensors. The ion cannons are then allocated to the right place, in the tip of the two main wings. The ship has a LOD model and flight group colours.

You can download the new Skipray Blastboat from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros.

Also here is a quick preview of the newly coloured Y-Wing, it's not finished yet so you'll have to wait. Also I've decided to finished the plated Y-Wing I made some years ago again it still needs a lot of work and texture plus the colour may change.

Click on the images for a larger view.

Enjoy!

Monday, June 04, 2007 Top

told you to look out

Marco has made a few changes to his Escort Shuttle I'll let him explain.

Now I decided to change some minor things in the original model. Basically I wanted to make the wings appear foldable instead of the fixed look of the previous model. I have achieved this with few changes and not much work. So I just change the lateral of the main body and made some minor corrections with the textures, and to add rings in the body, similar to those of the Lambda Shuttle.

I have also changed the look of the engines, making them similar to that of the Lambda Shuttle. And I've corrected the overall look of the textures, eliminating some pixelation of the old ones.

It’s not a big change, but I think that the model is better for it now. I hope you enjoy it.

Darksaber had an idea to replace the Lambda Shuttle with the Escort Shuttle, so he made a few adjustments to the the Escort Shuttle so that the wings would rotate, this shouldn't effect the game play of the Escort Shuttle in it's default slot, but if they do please contact myself or Darksaber.

You now have a choice of what to install, you can just install the Escort Shuttle in it's default slot or you can switch them around so the Escort Shuttle is in the Lambda Slot (50) and the Lambda is in the Escort Shuttle Slot (51).

Slot 50 = Lambda Shuttle replaced with Escort Shuttle
Slot 51 = Escort Shuttle replaced with Lambda Shuttle

It's simple to switch them back, just run the installer again, select the default setting and you will have everything back to normal, the Lambda Shuttle will be back in it's default Slot (50) and the Escort Shuttle in Slot 51.

You can download the new Escort Shuttle from the Hosted Craft section under Marco Antonio Malheiros. Also look out for other new Craft from Marco soon!

Enjoy!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 Top

FORGOTTEN RELEASES

It seems the releases of XWAUP craft are being forgotten these days, the Lancer Frigate and the Carrack Cruiser have both been released on the downloads page of the XWAUP, but NO update to the frontpage has been posted since the 1st of January. So I thought I would post them on here.

The Lancer Frigate was made by Axingus a member that came and went very quickly, but had the time to make at least one model the XWAUP Team thought worth while, I've created a new page for the Lancer Frigate you can either download from the XWAUP or from the Hosted Craft section under Axingus

The Carrack Cruiser is a craft that a few people contributed to. The model and textures have been created by General Ramos as a 3do for 'Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight' in August 2005. The complicated conversion has been completed by Berruga and tweaked by DTM, General Trageton and finally by myself. You can download the Carrack Cruiser either from XWAUP or from the Hosted Craft section under Berruga.

Before I forget I must mention that Troy Dangerfield author of Allied (the XWA Mission Editor) has made this fabulous utility FREEWARE. No more messing about with registrations or trying to contact Troy for a code.

I'd like to thank Troy for his hard work creating this utility and for including a link to Darksaber's X-Wing Station, it's like being famous :)

This version is the same as the registered version - Troy's only removed the registration code - so in theory he shouldn't have created any new bugs, but if you notice any please let him know.

For the first time he's made an installer, but you've also got the option of downloading the separate components. Registered uses should only need to overwrite the AlliED.exe file you. You can either download it from Troy Dangerfield's X-Wing Series Editors or from the Mission Editors section.

Last but not least Berruga has released his version of the Acclamator -class Troopship. You can downloaded it from DTM's website MDT Industries.

Talking about DTM he has released a NEW A-Wing the R-22 Spearhead, you can download it from his website MDT Industries.

Almost forgot Happy 30th Birthday STAR WARS, woooooo hoooooo! I think that's about it for now look out for a NEW releases by Marco Antonio Malheiros and DTM soon!

Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Top

T-WING INTERCEPTOR BY BERRUGA

It's been a while anything has been released on here, and this one has been five years in the making (or finishing which ever way you look at it), but I'd like to present the T-Wing Interceptor, this craft was originally made by JC (for those who remember him), I made a few tweaks and added a few bits and pieces and finally Berruga made a new pilots head and not to forget his wonderful textures.

You can download the NEW T-Wing Interceptor from the Hosted Craft section under Berruga.

These are a little late and you probably have them already but General Trageton released his Diamond Station at the beginning of the year .

GT also Updated his Black Scorpion with a pilot.

You can download both the craft from Vince's X-Wing HQ

DTM has also been busy also with the release of his Fanblade Starfighter and the ARC-100 Alligator

You can downloaded all from MDT Industries.

Enjoy!

Monday, January 01, 2007 Top

HAPPY NEW YEAR

First post of the New Year and time for clear out and to archive the old 2006 news. I would also like to take this chance to thank each and every one of you for visiting this website, I wish you all a very Happy New Year and may it be prosperous for all.

I would also like to thank Oliver Monk known to people as Ol from Ol's XWA Mission Site and Tie Fighter Total Conversion for hosting this website.

Talking about hosting the Ultimate Craft Pack has another host in the form of the Rebel Special Force (currently down for the moment), but the download link for the DSUCP v1.1 is still current. Please visit the Ultimate Craft Pack page to download.

While I'm thanking people I would like to thank my original UCP host Griffin from Crusade Tournament and my secondary host Invader from XwingAlliance.Net

Thanks Guys

Enjoy!

 

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