Generally a pair screenshots and a listing of patch notes simply is not sufficient for an update. Generally a brand new patch wants a correct trailer, and that is the case for model 1.3.3 of the Tie Fighter: Complete Conversion mod. You’ll be able to watch it beneath, and it is fairly superb.

In the event you’re lower than velocity, the TIE Fighter: Complete Conversion mod is a port of the 1994 LucasArts flightsim TIE Fighter into 1999’s X-Wing Alliance engine, and as a sensible man as soon as mentioned it might be the proper mod. Full disclosure: I used to be the sensible man. And I wasn’t exaggerating! It is greater than only a remaster of a cool previous game, it provides to and enhances it with tons of recent options, enhancements, music, and missions. Heck, it even helps VR.

And the modders behind TFTC aren’t accomplished but. There’s lots in update 1.3.3, together with a number of new star destroyer fashions and experimental TIE starfighters, enhancements to flight controls, new explosion results and visuals, and extra. In the event you like shiny stuff, there’s even the choice to allow ray tracing now, so the already beautiful mod seems to be even higher.

However I’ve to be trustworthy, I am most enthusiastic about the principle concourse display. Within the unique game, that is the menu display where you select what you are gonna do subsequent: go into the coaching simulator, choose which mission you wish to play, fly in historic battles, study completely different ships within the tech room, and so forth. It was a principally static display, although hovering the mouse over the choices would open and shut the doorways to the completely different rooms:

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TIE Fighter Complete Conversion improves the heck out of that, similar to it does each different facet of the game. The brand new concourse is animated! You have nonetheless acquired stormtroopers standing at their posts, however you can too see officers strolling previous, somebody utilizing a hovering cargo cart, a protocol droid strolling by, perhaps a couple of pilots hanging round ready for his or her subsequent task. It is in some way completely nostalgic and utterly new on the similar time.

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You even have a pleasant view by way of the home windows outdoors of a planet within the distance, some starfighters, and perhaps one other star destroyer slowly cruising by. And what you see in these new concourse animations will change relying in your stage of progress by way of the marketing campaign. That is some fantastic element, particularly contemplating that is actually simply the game’s principal menu. I find it irresistible. I wish to play by way of the entire thing simply to see how the concourse adjustments.

Okay, I am accomplished geeking out over a menu. If you have not tried out TIE Fighter Complete Conversion but, you actually ought to. The mod is totally free however you’ll need a duplicate of Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance which is just $10 on Steam. And listed below are the entire patch notes for TFTC model 1.3.3. Good searching, pilot!