TIE-BHG 3: Options

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 7
Release date: 2003-05-28
Last updated: 2020-09-06

COL Beef

Average rating 4.6
Reviews: 7
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 39

Battle Reviews

Great battle overall. A couple missions were a little tedious, but only because I was chasing high scores. This was a fantastic battle!

I wasn't able to get it running in TF-CDROM, unfortunately, but no problems in TIE95.

The technical achievement of a branching storyline is incredibly well done, and such a wonderful idea. I also enjoyed flying the Firespray more often than not, so the battle serves as a good spotlight for that patch. The plot itself is terrific, and actually makes me a bit sad there's only one, as it feels like a starting point for a much larger story. All that being said, I can't say I always loved playing it - some of the missions were not my cup of tea, and the Shift+S for a tractor beam left me cold. But again, definitely something I consider a must play in the compendium.

The branching paths within the battle's storyline are splendid.
As for the actual gameplay, it holds up a reasonable challenge while being thematically appropriate !

This was the first custom battle I completed since I joined the TIE Corps and it certainly set a high bar.

Very original battle indeed! I didn't like design of some missions though, so it gets "only" four from me.

I love this battle. The plot, the action, and of course the CHOICE !!! At last you can choose what you want to do. That's a battle, yu can play many times and not get bored. Bravo !!!

5 for the idea. It's great, and I hope Beef will someday do it for IA or XWA. I really like how the plot is constructed. Idea whi SHIFT+S tractor beam rocks too. :)

Good Job Beef, A very Interesting Battle to say the least... This is one battle with LOTS of replay-ability. This Idea should be used more often!

Battle Bug Reports

COL Phalk Sturm


Same as others reported above, in the 3rd mission it crashes upon initializing sequence. I am using EHBL

High Scores

Battle Total: 236,050 CM scottrick 2023-09-27
Mission 1: 18,154 CM scottrick 2023-09-27
Mission 2: 85,190 FA Marcin Szydlowski
Mission 3: 14,456 CM scottrick 2023-09-27
Mission 4: 57,250 FA Marcin Szydlowski
Mission 5: 17,804 CM scottrick 2023-09-27
Mission 6: 20,046 CM Benji Tandor 2023-01-12
Mission 7: 45,703 CM scottrick 2023-09-27

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 236,050 CM scottrick 2023-09-27
2 110,525 CM Benji Tandor 2023-01-12
3 87,268 FA Brukhar 2004-07-15
4 72,369 RA Colo Delste 2021-06-25
5 67,935 VA Locke Setzer 2023-07-26
6 22,487 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-08-18
7 19,840 COL Zystem Fryar 2004-06-10
8 18,491 GN Dax Corrin 2005-02-01
9 10,834 AD Hav Antiel 2018-01-28
10 9,667 COL Malidir 2005-02-01

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 35 pilots a total of 38 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

SL Alejandro Araujo

HA Anahorn Dempsey

COL Angel

COL Archangel

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-01-12

FA Brukhar - 2004-07-15

RA Colo Delste - 2021-06-25

GN Coranel Both - 2022-10-09

GN Dax Corrin - 2005-02-01

LC Diaboli

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-01-28

MAJ Hermann - 2005-05-29

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2024-03-11

CPT Kyle Fardreamer

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-07-26

COL Malidir - 2005-02-01

Title: Options
Category: BHG
# of Missions: 7
Game Platform: TIE Fighter
Author: Colonel Beef
    FM/COL Beef/Thunder 1-2/Wing X/ISD Challenge
    {IWATS-GFX-SM/2-TM}   [T/D Mad Cow]   [LNGR] 
    }:(:) -moo

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter
* Firespray Attack Ship
* Fly Transports

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for TIE Fighter installed
2] Download the patches from the EH Patch archive (http://tc.emperorshammer.org/patcharchive.php)
3] Install the patches by double clicking them in the EHSP installer
4] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
5] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
6] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle
8] Uninstall the patches by double clicking them in the EHSP installer

The purpose of this battle is to provide the player with choices to make that will 
actually affect what missions are flown next. In order to do this, each difficulty level 
is different. After completing a mission, the player is given a set of choices. "If you 
want to do this, fly the next mission on easy. If you want to do that, fly the next 
mission on medium or hard." The choices made at the beginning will determine what
choices the player has at the end and everywhere in between. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, READ THE BRIEFINGS or you won't know which level to fly next.

ALSO, if you open the battle in TIE Fighter Workshop, do NOT open the mission map. Doing so sometimes changes waypoints by adding or subtracting 1.00 to the Y-axis of objects pointing straight up or down causing platforms and such to misalign. Often this will make the mission not completable.

The Ellasar Brothers are a pair of thieves and mercinaries who find themselves pulled 
into the Bounty Hunters Guild as a way to escape justice. They find their past life will 
spill over into their first assignment.

Planet1 - "Gray Planet" - Planet Notsa Turn
Planet4 - "Large Orange Planet" - Planet Kiss
Planet5 - "Large Red Planet" - Planet Karjalahara
Planet6 - "Green & White Planet" - Planet Notjup Iter (with moons)
Planet7 - "Green Crescent w/ Moon" - Star (close)
*Thanks to LucasArts, Microsoft Encarta, and the EH Systems Manual for providing the pics used in these backdrops.


Colonel Beef
07 October 2003
12 February 2004