How to Play Star Wars X-Wing Alliance on Windows 7 with a CD ISO Generator
If you are a fan of Star Wars and space combat simulators, you might want to revisit one of the best games ever made for this genre: Star Wars X-Wing Alliance. Released in 1999 by LucasArts, this game lets you pilot various starfighters from the Rebel Alliance and the Empire, as well as some civilian ships, in a thrilling story that spans from before the Battle of Hoth to after the Battle of Endor. You can also create your own missions and scenarios with the included mission editor.
However, if you have a modern computer running Windows 7 or later, you might encounter some problems trying to run this game. The original CD-ROM version of the game is not compatible with newer operating systems, and you might need to install some patches and tweaks to make it work. Moreover, if you don't have the physical CD-ROM anymore, or if you want to play the game without inserting the disc every time, you might need to use a CD ISO generator to create a virtual image of the game disc that you can mount on your computer.
In this article, we will show you how to play Star Wars X-Wing Alliance on Windows 7 with a CD ISO generator. You will need the following items:
The original Star Wars X-Wing Alliance CD-ROM or a copy of it.
A CD ISO generator software, such as PowerISO or Daemon Tools.
The latest official patch for the game, which you can download from here[^1^].
The X-Wing Alliance Upgrade Project (XWAU), which is a fan-made mod that enhances the graphics and sound of the game. You can download it from here.
The X-Wing Alliance Controller Fix (XWACF), which is another fan-made mod that fixes some issues with joystick and mouse controls. You can download it from here.
Once you have all these items, follow these steps:
Install the CD ISO generator software on your computer.
Insert the original Star Wars X-Wing Alliance CD-ROM into your CD drive, or locate the copy of it on your hard drive.
Open the CD ISO generator software and select the option to create an ISO image from a CD or a folder.
Select the source drive or folder where the game disc is located, and choose a destination folder where you want to save the ISO image. Name it as \"XWA.iso\" or something similar.
Click on \"Start\" or \"Create\" to begin the process. It might take a few minutes depending on the speed of your CD drive or hard drive.
Once the process is finished, you will have an ISO image of the game disc in your destination folder.
Eject the original Star Wars X-Wing Alliance CD-ROM from your CD drive, or delete the copy of it from your hard drive. You won't need it anymore.
Create a new folder on your hard drive where you want to install the game. Name it as \"XWA\" or something similar.
Mount the ISO image of the game disc using the CD ISO generator software. This will create a virtual drive on your computer that will act as if you had inserted the game disc.
Browse to the virtual drive and run \"setup.exe\" to install the game. Choose \"Custom Install\" and select only \"X-Wing Alliance\" and \"Mission Builder\". You don't need to install \"DirectX\" or \"QuickTime\". Also, make sure to install the game in the folder that you created in 061ffe29dd