TIE-F 249: TIE Fighter: Demonstration

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 2004-09-28
Last updated: 2004-09-28

HA Ender mBind

Average rating 2.6
Reviews: 9
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 70
Patches used: None

Golden tugs 2005: best TIE free mission of 2004

Battle Reviews

On the merits of the mission itself, it's likely more of a 2 or 3, depending on how you rank harmless, fairly simple and relatively easy missions. However! This is a replication of the TIE Fighter demo - one I absolutely adored and played the heck out of many, many times. It's a perfect replica, and for that I must give it the highest marks, even if only because it let me relive those fond memories of playing the heck out of that demo.

I have to disagree with the others here. Ender reproduced the mission in as close to the original format as he could manage - the TIE demo was in fact an upgraded version of X-Wing, lacking many features in the original TIE game. He's done a great job with what he had available.

What can I say? A shining example of how NOT to use global goals...

Good Mission not too hard , well put together. A little long to finish all goals but all in all a good mission to test endurance and your T/F Skills.

I agree with Gunman on this one. I'm all for nostalgia, but this mission is CRAP. It's not even because of the endless waves of A-Wings (I actually enjoyed the challenge), but the whole mission makes no sense at all. First you destroy a defenseless heap of rebel stuff and then, they send the strangest reinforcements... an Y-Wing here, an X-Wing there, but no organized counterattack. The weirdest thing is the freighters and shuttles popping up and then just sitting there, what the hell's the point of that? The mission is also far too long and boring until you've blown everything to dust. This mission might be a classic and all, but it's also one of the worst missions I've ever seen. Why did you have to bring it back, oh why? :P

Well, mission is damn easy, but idea is pretty cool. However, entire base is standing still, no tugs or TRNs to repair fighters. Also. A-Ws Rogue arrive one by one, that's really annoying. With a few changes it could be a lot better.

OMG... This mission is an outstanding example, why flying a shieldless T/F against A/Ws with Missiles is frustrating. Still, after reflying it several times (SSL 2005 playoffs), I really start to even LIKE this one... Still, there could be at least few A/Ws less...

Considering that this is the TIE Fighter demo mission, I thought it was interesting. The A-wings were really easy, but believe me, they get harder. This level has to probably be played several times to be fully appreciated, as the craft get harder as you get deeper into the mission. I made it past the primary and secondary goals only to be shot down by an A-wing with their missile. That seems to perpetually spell death for a TIE Fighter. :P I recommend it. It's official Star Wars canon!

I'm having trouble describing how bad this mission is. Some things just don't deserve to be remembered.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 94,072 LC Tempest

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 91,696 HA Daniel Bonini 2004-10-31
2 71,442 LT Mauler Mithel 2004-11-16
3 52,770 AD Gidda 2005-01-20
4 51,175 COL Rau Aznable 2005-01-22
5 34,443 LC Michael Emrys 2004-10-31
6 32,079 VA Locke Setzer 2023-06-06
7 28,727 LC Savageaz 2004-11-27
8 26,608 CPT Von Predator 2004-10-31
9 25,874 CM Roulex 2004-10-20
10 24,127 CM Ranj'e Lilos 2004-10-20

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 63 pilots a total of 67 times.

Tie Fighter (SP) Mission

Title:		 TIE Fighter: Demonstration
Missions:	 1
Author:		 SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign
Storyline:	 David Wessman and David Maxwell of Peregrine Software.
Game Platform:	 TIE Fighter (all versions)
Ships:           TIE Fighter
Difficulty:      Tricky


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

This mission is the elusive "TIE Demo" mission, that was part of the flyable demo of 
TIE Fighter and is in fact the first TIE mission ever made, but also in storyline:
It happens just before the first mission of Battle 1 (and the Battle of Hoth) and is 
Mareek Stele's first actual combat mission. All official TIE Fighter missions are part
of the Emperor's Hammer History and this would be the earliest bit.

The Demo actually uses a mix between the X-Wing and the TIE Fighter mission formats:
It has the 48 possible flightgroups of TIE, but like X-Wing it has no included briefing
and it uses a craft slotlist that is closer to that of X-Wing as well - also only
using craft that are in X-Wing: this means this mission can be flown in any TIE version
because they all have more craft types.

Using hex editting I've ported the demo mission completely to the final TIE Fighter mission
format. To finish it off I've added a full modern day animated briefing (the demo doesn't 
have one). Besides the briefing this is a complete port, with all the same craft on the same 
locations doing the same things. Giving you all the chance to play it (again) in better
quality (TIECD/95).

For the Glory of the Empire!

This mission should work for all versions of TIE Fighter.
(They all have a bug in orders that I had to fix using a Hexeditor)

SCO-TCT-TCS-PROF/FA Ender mBind/CS-10/SSSD Sovereign