TIE-TC 214: The Virus

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 6
Release date: 2003-11-01
Last updated: 2003-10-31

CM Lirak Kalist

Average rating 4.3
Reviews: 22
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 224
Patches used: None
Battle Medal: Medal of Infection

Battle Reviews

Narratively speaking, I feel like this battle hits it out of the park. Really enjoyed the storytelling and the effort put into it. Mission design itself isn't always perfect and most missions are a cakewalk, but still found the whole endeavor quite enjoyable.

Even though I wasn't able to follow the story I could appreciate the effort put into it. The missions themselves are not overly difficult, and are not your standard 'fight off several waves of enemies' missions.

Really enjoyed the story throughout the entire battle. Great use of the pilot briefings to tell the story. The missions were nice and varied along with giving me the opportunity to fly two different ships.


Pretty interesting storyline. You get a lot of narrative and context and I find it exquisite to do it on TIE as you have to imagine how this is all happening. You get a lot of immersion and enough information about what is going on. Each mission led well to the next one in terms of story.

Technical aspects:
Pretty well designed , balanced and with enough variety and challenge even if you're flying a MIS you don't feel you're invincible. You have to fight your way out.

Oh yes, I had to be careful and had a challenge here. In some missions I had to bring my A-game for SP. Your situational awareness will serve you well here. Plan to focus on inspection. You wouldn't want to accidentally die without inspecting crafts , eh?

Good briefings, good grammar. Commander briefings provided A LOT of context and you are left wanting for more.

All missions are pretty fun. Recommend this battle 5/5. I'm left wanting to know more of this virus and the creator left that window open. If I could, I'd give it more points. Loved it!!

Flawed, but good. Some nice missions there like Mission4 and a dreadful one, such as Mission 3. I would encourage everyone though to read the briefing and debriefing. Our creator here at least put the right amount of effort and trust me it takes time to make proper briefings. So reward him by reading through it plus it's a semi-interesting storyline. After the last mission make sure to read the debriefing.

One of the better battles I've flown so far with a pretty interesting storyline. Missions were varied pretty well between starship assault, inspection, and fighter dogfighting. None of the missions were all that difficult on Medium, never really felt like I was fighting for my life or that mission critical crafts were in trouble. Can't say I was blown away by this battle, but overall it was well-polished, had a coherent and easy to follow storyline, and felt like a solid battle from start to finish. High recommendations for this one.

The missions are not bad. To the contrary, they are mostly fun. But the story line makes little sense. How are you re-armed for every mission if you're lost in space? Where's the connection between the missions? Also, and I had to look that up in the mission editor, in mission 2 you have to grind the ISD, that you're supposed to protect, down to 50% in order for "Probe Hangar" to appear so you can destroy it. Could have been a high 4 stars but so only 3.

I played this on easy, without cheats; very doable battle for everyone out there. Plot was interesting throughout. Make sure to keep an eye on your comms, they’ll keep you on the right track.

I played on Easy with cheats. This battle definitely had an interesting storyline and missions that varied enough to be different from each other. The missions definitely seem like they could be difficult on higher difficulties.

I really like the plot in this one. It is well thought out. The dialogue is also good. Would definitely recommend it for these reasons and that it is fairly straight forward to complete.

In terms of storyline and immersion this battle is a 5 on my list. The author has really attempted to push the boat out here and do something original, which makes it a definite must play. It is also one that can be completed relatively easily for FCHG points if you put your head down and go for it.

I give this battle serious props for trying to do something original. The storytelling and the immersion were absolutely great. I felt like the plot twists were a little lackluster, and the mission design could be tighter, but overall I give a ton of credit for taking risks and doing something original. Definitely on the 'must play' list for me.

Very interesting battle!

Excellent mission, really enjoyable. The storyline was fantastic and so was the concept itself. Great job.

That was the best mission ever! I cant wait until the sequal!

Nice one !!! I loved the storyline, and the design was very good. We wanna more, we wanna more !!!

It was quite nice and entertaining. Only strange that in the storyline, your MB runs short on fuel and supplies, but never on warheads. :) A TD would prolly had made more sense. But I'm nitpicking. :) A very nice battle.

Great battle and great plotline. I had a lot of fun playing this. Recommended for all.

Nice and balanced missions with a solid plotline. I had some real fun playing through this :)

stunningly good, i loved it, probably my favorite battle so far, nice work, even if you did use the other dudes plotline :P

Note: I only noticed that this storyline had already been done only once I finished the battle and submitted it, so if you find that the story is similar to the one of the other "The Virus" battle (TC-180), that's due more to me not checking the mission compodium beforehand rather than direct copying. I apologize to the creater of that battle for taking his idea. As for the battle itself: it is my first try at making a battle, so I don't really know if it is any good. Any criticism (both good and bad) is welcome.

Very good, very entertaining...no major flaws, etc...

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 629,391 RA Genie 2022-09-03
Mission 1: 106,204 RA Genie 2022-08-30
Mission 2: 76,703 COL Aardvark 2022-08-21
Mission 3: 81,440 RA Genie 2022-08-30
Mission 4: 68,574 VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles
Mission 5: 77,280 RA Genie 2022-08-30
Mission 6: 297,397 RA Genie 2022-09-03

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 629,391 RA Genie 2022-09-03
2 581,561 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2022-09-05
3 530,461 COL Gytheran 2022-09-06
4 467,801 RA Genie 2022-08-30
5 449,132 LCM Mateusz 2004-07-05
6 440,535 RA Genie 2022-08-30
7 439,506 MAJ Artyis 2004-07-05
8 434,585 LC Rando 2018-02-25
9 423,138 COL Carl Lost 2004-07-13
10 417,531 COL Ixion Deathbringer 2004-07-05

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 161 pilots a total of 221 times.

COL Aardvark - 2 times, last on 2022-08-31

GN Abel Malik - 2004-11-15

LC Ace Hobbes

MAJ Aldaric - 2018-06-02

SL Alejandro Araujo - 2022-08-31

LT Alpharius Omegon - 2022-09-15

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 8 times, last on 2022-08-21

LC andr3 - 2022-08-16

COL Angel - 2005-05-30

CPT Ard Royber - 2009-03-14

CM Arlins Scabo

MAJ Artyis - 2004-07-05

CPT Aval - 2022-09-09

CPT Badger - 2003-12-16

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan - 2004-07-05

LC Big Poppa K - 2004-06-21

GN Brian - 2004-07-05

FA Brukhar - 2004-07-05

COL Carl Lost - 2004-07-13

LCM Charlie X - 2020-09-04

LC Chris Cox - 2004-07-05

RA Colo Delste - 2022-08-24

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-04

GN Coranel Both - 2 times, last on 2023-09-04

LC Curtis

COL D. T. Hammer

HA Daniel Bonini

MAJ Daniel Klivian - 2004-09-12

COL Daniel Stephens - 2016-06-08

LT Dark Scorpius


CPT Darky

GN Dax Corrin - 2003-12-05

LCM Dekar Jansen - 2022-09-14

MAJ Deleted Member - 2020-09-15

MAJ DemWookieeCheeks - 2022-09-15

CPT Derek Dan

LC Diaboli

COL Dirty Vader - 2004-07-05

GN Earnim Branet - 2004-06-27

LT Ed Best - 2004-07-05

CM ElleOhh - 2022-09-15

GN Elwood the Brave - 6 times, last on 2023-09-13

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-15

MAJ Evo Sarnok - 2005-02-25

LT Ezekiel Solomon - 2022-10-07

CM Fahrer - 2005-04-15

CPT Firzam Coldsteel - 2005-01-07

RA fr0Zen - 2023-09-02

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-04

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2015-06-17

FA Gelton Torr - 2004-07-05

RA Genie - 3 times, last on 2022-09-03

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon - 4 times, last on 2018-06-28

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-07-06

GN Golbez Harvey

CPT Great Griffin - 2004-06-27

CM Gward

COL Gyssler - 2004-05-28

COL Gytheran - 3 times, last on 2022-09-06

AD Hav Antiel - 2017-06-08

MAJ Hermann - 2005-04-29

FA Howlader - 2009-10-01

CM Infamus - 2011-01-23

COL Ixion Deathbringer - 2004-07-05

MAJ Jack Stone - 2004-06-17

CPT Jaques Landeux - 2005-05-01

GN Jarek La’an - 4 times, last on 2022-09-13

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2022-09-16

LCM Jer - 2004-07-01

ACO JetMech - 2020-09-10

COL Josh Popelka - 2004-06-17

CM Kahooli - 2005-04-18

MAJ Kalve Ryder - 2022-08-16

MAJ Kazraran - 2 times, last on 2022-08-20

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2022-08-20

LC Kodiak Kereban

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-02-27

CM Lirak Kalist

LCM Lo Mar - 2020-09-08

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-08-15

COL Malidir - 2005-02-04

FA Marcin Szydlowski

GN Mark Schueler - 6 times, last on 2021-10-14

GN Master - 2015-06-28

LCM Mateusz - 2004-07-05

MAJ Mauser - 2015-06-21

LC Michael Emrys - 2004-06-18

CM Milo Antu - 2022-09-16

COL Moagim Daar

MAJ Morgoth - 2022-08-28

CPT Morpheus - 2004-06-16

COL Mosh - 2005-04-18

LC Murleen

CM Nicholas

COL Nightmare

COL NiksaVel - 2022-09-08

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2020-09-20

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2022-08-29

VA Philo

AD Phoenix Berkana - 3 times, last on 2022-10-03

FA Pickled Yoda - 11 times, last on 2022-10-19

HA Plif - 4 times, last on 2018-06-03

AD Proton - 2004-07-05

LCM Puma Oblivion

LC Quincy Nelson

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2019-09-19

LC randyrumrnr - 2020-09-18

LCM Rez Chaser - 2004-07-05

GN Ric Hunter

CPT Rogue - 2003-11-15

CM Rue Sokky

LC Savageaz - 2003-11-14

SL SAvageAz Mk.III

LC Scuslem

COL Shae Kitane - 2003-12-25

CM Shayn D'Lorien - 2004-07-05

LCM Skalpadda - 2004-07-05

LC Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2022-08-21

COL Styles

CPT Syntroth - 2022-09-15

LC Tempest

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2023-09-02

VA Thomas Nitecki

LC Thorn

LT Thud Asphalt - 2004-07-05

CPT Tiamat - 2004-08-12

LCM Tiberius Duck - 2022-10-16

CPT Tim - 2004-06-18

CPT TK-6686

LCM Topace31

GN Triji Boliv - 2 times, last on 2022-09-10

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2003-11-09

LT Ty Seerlan - 2022-08-21

COL Ulrich Drachen - 2016-06-08

MAJ Valic

LC Vapen Van’an - 2022-10-16

LCM Verde

CPT Vertigo

CPT Viper

FA Viper Pred

CM Virus

CPT Von Predator - 2004-06-27

CPT Wap Eal - 2004-11-01

COL Westric Davalorn - 2022-08-26

CPT Wildfire - 2022-09-15

LT Willis - 2003-11-09

CPT Witchblade - 3 times, last on 2023-09-29

COL Wolfverine - 2022-08-24

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 4 times, last on 2023-04-27

MAJ Wondra

COL Wraithdog - 3 times, last on 2016-06-02

MAJ Xye - 2022-09-13

COL Yoman - 2004-07-05

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles - 2 times, last on 2009-05-21

CPT Zyrax - 2004-07-13

COL Zystem Fryar

Title: "The Virus"
Missions: 6
Medal: Medal of Infection
Game Platform: TIE Fighter
CMDR/CM Lirak Kalist/Beth/Wing III/SSSD Sovereign (lkalist@yahoo.co.uk)

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle

After a mission from our of our spies, a secret Rebel project has been found, codenamed 
project "Triton". This project will allow the Rebels to create wormholes anywhere they 
want. This, of course, can't happen, and therefore we must destroy this project before 
it is finished. 
(for a more detailed plotline (including spoilers) read the plotline.txt)