XvT-TC 4: Encounter with the Black Sun

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 4
Release date: 2000-04-06
Last updated: 2009-02-22
Average rating: 2.4
Reviews: 29
Bug reports: 2
Times completed: 497
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

Some of the missions felt like a slog. The first one was a bit of a pain for me for some reason. The later missions make up for it and are a little better to play. Lots of dogfighting in this one and that's really all you need to focus on aside from the last mission. Enjoyable to a degree but not my favorite by far.


COL Genie

4

2021-10-23

I loved what this guy did with some hyperspace-ins. There is a cool moment when an ISD pops right in front of you, shield gen in my face. I loved that. The first couple of missions were great, the later ones were ... puzzling.


COL Phalk Sturm

3

2021-10-13

Perhaps a bit too simple, this mission also feels like without a cohesive plotline. Most missions involve dogfighting or bombing in the usual imperial craft trinity of these early versions, T/A, GUN or T/I. The general experience of this battle is a little repetitive, and although decently crafted to the point of being totally functional, it lacked a certain touch of interest. Fly it for the points, but there is plenty of good stuff waiting. Don't waste your time on this one.


CPT Solohan50

2

2021-09-25

I played on Easy and a little bit on Medium. There doesn't seem to be much to these missions. As an experiment, I turned my ship around and flew away from missions 2-4. I was able to complete missions 2 and 4 with just AI on Medium and I completed mission 3 with just AI on Easy. That makes me wonder how balanced these missions are. Most of the missions are just giant dogfights with some escorting of ships, but at least you get to fly a different ship every time.


CM andr3

4

2021-09-06

Easy and fun battle. Quick play through possible if you don't have much time. Not sure why there are so many complaints about it.


LC randyrumrnr

3

2021-04-10

This battle was fairly enjoyable to fly. It was fairly easy with each battle lasting less than 10 minutes, some would even be sub 5. Ran into two bugs during the battle, which have been reported.


CM Jack Wynand

5

2018-04-13

Overall this is a really good battle! Didn't have any real difficulties and the briefings were well written.


CPT Victor O‘Brien

3

2017-08-30

I enjoyed this mission for what is was. Compared to some others I have played it was pretty to the point, and the little bit of a story made it fun enough for me.


COL Talons Pryde

1

2006-02-21

Nice idea, but BOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIIIIINNNNG! Too much repetition. The idea of how a fight should be is taken advantage of and is great. The sequence of events is too predictable and boring. I cannot say this enough. Fly it if you want a quick 4 points.


LCM Danel

4

2005-05-30

Well,well,well; a lot of action in this battle and the presence of many capitals ships is also a extra bonus. Some minor mistakes here and there; in the first mission only the ESC of Black Sun must have Concussion Missiles launchers,not the ISDs,INTs or CRSs. Mission 3, ummm, I dont like parameters like "double missiles" or Hypedrives for ships not equipped like the T/F,T/I or T/Bs. Mission 4 is exactly the contrary: VSD had Concussion Missiles and not the ISDs.Battle is very generous for points,and is history is also very good. Well done!!


FA Winters

2

2003-10-03

The missions were ok, but the goals could have been a little more clearer on what was to be accomplished.


LCM Lah

4

2003-07-05

Contrary to what you all say I think this battle is pretty damn good. Sure the last mission is a bit repetitive, but apart from that, the amount of ships in the penultimate mission was phenominal, 1 ISD, 2 VSDs, 2 Interdictors, 3 CRS (New Republic) and 1 Crs for Black Sun, this Rocked!!!


CPT Ulath

4

2002-11-09

Honestly people, I dont know why your all bagging on this mission, I liked it, albeit it *was* a mite short, but the inclusion of 'finishing off' the rebels after Mission Three was one was quite nice, I enjoy a good dogfight, though at the start the VSD hyped in right behind me and got me vaped, but then, waddya gonna do? Well, Im off to fly again, you just cant go past a good, short story for just a bit of fun.:P


SL Jagged Fel

4

2002-07-07

Wow, is all I can say! I like it! I truly think that this is definately a great mission! I loved the first mission! The Tie Interceptor brings back the old days of unshielded craft! Since I love to dogfight, this is a great mission in my eyes!


CM Phantom

4

2002-05-06

The missions were great, although, the goals could have been a little more clearer on what was to be accomplished. Stll, alot of thought had gone into this creation. Good job!


HA Ender mBind

2

2001-12-29

Not one of the best battles we got here, storyline is kinda slow and doesn't really get the player involved. Flying wise its mostly one big dogfight, which tends to get on my nerves after a mission or 2 (as a bomber guy:P)


SL Kitten-claw

0

2001-10-21

The battle is poor in every aspect, could do with a complete rethink and rework. Frustrating to play.


SL Stvg

4

2001-08-17

Mission are about the best I've seen so far, nicely put together and well thought out, I would not complain if these had a appeared on the Balance of Power (XvT) extension CD. Great work, Keep it up, if you nothing else for the rest of your life, fly XVT battle 04


LT Kiptan Irtor

4

2001-08-16

I don't know why everyone insulted this battle so much. I think it's the only battle I've ever seen come so close to the original Star Wars movies. Sure, it has a few flaws... Ok, a lot of flaws. But if those were all hammered out I think this would be one of my favorites so far. I loved how you fought the starfighters while weaving in and out of the capital ships. It reminded me of the Battle Of Endor in Return of the Jedi. This battle does things that I've never seen any other battle do.


CM Zack Amberam

1

2001-06-12

Ok battle, not bad but kind of slow.


LC Archon

4

2001-05-30

Wow, after all the negative publicity, I was expecting the worst. What I found was a decently well constructed battle with an excellent, though short, storyline. This battle needed to be longer and more drawn out, it was over too quick. I liked how the primary goals could be achieved without too much difficulty, but there was still plenty of bonus kills to get if you wanted points. A good battle that could be longer, but whats there is good nonetheless.


LCM Leon Mehoff

0

2001-04-19

Man i was freaking out at the action in this.....wait that was the other one o that right this is the one i ate my dinner and completed with i high score in the 2nd mission i dono how to say this but this was the worst battle i have played


COL Gallows

4

2000-10-08

This battle had some different plot and goal twists than the usual "just kill everything and of course it's really, really hard" battles. It was pretty fun to fly. I also applaud the designers for going to the work of adding custom wavs.


CM The_Z

0

2000-09-02

This battle is, honestly, the worst i've seen....the only thing you have to do is kill starfighters!


LT Shady

0

2000-08-28

The battle was ridiculous. I could have completed that battle if I was a crack addict(Which I am NOT!). How did this get past Beta Testing?? People need to pay more attention to details such as Goals, Orders, and Plotline, instead of trying to hype up a crappy battle with voices....


LCM Latmac

0

2000-08-06

This battle was not very well made. I was frantically chasing the Rebels in the first 2 missions and the third mission, the heavy rockets were a bit much. The 4th mission... I don't even remember what happened there. Definitely needs a plotline overhaul.


CPT CTXclr

0

2000-07-28

I just don't get it...first two missions, it's go to 0% throttle, and go make lunch. Third mission: Heavy Rockets to destroy an cruiser? In XvT?? Cap ships are very weak in XvT, you can take out a cruiser with a single load of proton torps and a Y-Wing. Fourth mission - pointless! Should have made third and fourth one mission, and thought up a reasonable ending to this battle. And what's up with the voices?


CM Jan Schneider

0

2000-05-17

I am sorry! Not a good battle!


COL Klick Sabre

2

2000-04-13

I didn't like waiting on the first two missions afer I destroyed all the rebels, I found this battle slightly too easy.


Battle Bug Reports

LC randyrumrnr

2021-04-10

In mission #2 the ISD flight path has it flying through the Strike Cruiser. In mission #3 when the ISD exits hyperspace, the friendly Ties do not change course and crash into it.


GN Anahorn Dempsey

2009-08-23

craft shouldn't be set as 'base' or 'station', in M2 the ISD flies into the STRKC. In M3 and M4, the Imp cap ships seriously hinder the player by arriving where they do. In general, the player gets way too many craft to fly with


High Scores

Battle Total: 469,690 CM BlackHellKnight
Mission 1: 201,958 CM BlackHellKnight
Mission 2: 43,500 COL Brucmack
Mission 3: 148,340 COL Brucmack
Mission 4: 72,975 LC Rando 2018-12-31

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 350,807 LC Rando 2018-12-31
2 278,388 LT Dav Aosiz 2009-08-03
3 274,954 MAJ Tuba 2011-02-06
4 258,312 CM andr3 2021-09-06
5 252,624 SA Havok 2010-03-31
6 249,696 LCM Jason Kotare 2018-10-04
7 246,065 GN Dunta Polo 2009-03-10
8 244,880 AD Hav Antiel 2018-05-15
9 233,144 GN Mark Schueler 2010-07-06
10 232,604 GN Golbez Harvey 2019-11-29

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 476 pilots a total of 495 times.

CM A. G. Snijglau

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace

LC randyrumrnr - 2021-04-10

LCM Ache Nu

CPT Achim Schwarick

CPT Adam Szydlowski

MAJ Aft Skylek

MAJ Aidan Pryde

SL Airamags

LCM Alan

LC Alec Qarni

LC Alejandro Araujo

AD Alex Foley

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

LC Ambar Kilick

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 9 times, last on 2021-01-02

CM andr3 - 2021-09-06

CM Andrelious J. Inahj

LT Andrew

COL Andrijas

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

CPT Angel Love Saris

AD Apophis Kuma

CM Aragorn

MAJ Arathar

CM Arcadius Calidus

CM Arcanix

LC Archon

CPT Ard Royber

LT Arden Kane

MAJ Arid Foxtrot

CM Armagon

COL Arso Slyth

LCM Augustin Bodurka

CPT Avantar

MAJ Aven Kronn

CM Ayudanter de la Clars

LC Azazel

VA Azazel Djo'Tarr

CPT Azrael

LCM Balrog

CM Bane Wolfblood

CM Banger

LT Bharak Karin

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya

LT Birch Sullivan

LCM Bizkit

LCM Black Knight

MAJ Black Revenge

CM BlackHellKnight

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Bob-Fett

LCM Bobman

MAJ Bobxavi

CPT Bodo Dent

VA Bond

VA Brakka

MAJ Brat Stone

CPT Bret K'thraz

LC Brin Chaser

COL Brucmack

FA Brukhar

MAJ Bryan

LT Cabal Hustoi

LT Cadoo Toca

COL Calias

LT Calista FairBright

MAJ Caltin Doros

MAJ Calvin Senzin

COL Carl Lost

Chamberlain

CPT Chaos Angel

LT Charlie Zhong

LCM Chibo

LCM Cho Leed

LC Choosh

LCM Chris

LC Chris Cox

LT Chrusos Ichthys

CPT Cmr Brown

LT Cody BlackStar

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-09-07

GN Coranel Both

MAJ Coremy Jertese

SL Corran Horn

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury

CPT Crix Madine

CPT Crovax

CPT CTXclr

LC Curtis

LT Cyborg

GA Cyric

COL Czulvang Lah

LCM D. Rizen

LCM DaGer

LC Daisuke Airyu

CPT Damarcus

CPT Damon Kast

LCM Danel

LC Daniel Kamprath

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

CM Daniel Russell

LCM Dargor

CM Dark Archon

CPT DarkAlpha

COL DarkC

COL Darklord

CPT Darkstar

Darth Vader

VA Darwin Matir

CM Dash Rendar

LT Dau Solari

LT Dav Aosiz - 2009-08-03

COL Davi Anthol

CM Daviriv Rracall

CM Dawurm

GN Dax Corrin - 2 times, last on 2017-04-05

CPT Deamon

LC Death

LCM DeathKnight

MAJ Delak Krennel

LCM Demitri Zanquan

LC Dengar March

CM Derek

CPT Derek Dan

MAJ Devin Taralis

LCM Dion Ellis

LCM Dirk Dredd

COL Dirty Vader

LCM Dougal Ceallaigh - 2020-10-03

COL Drak

CPT Drake Starfire - 2017-02-19

COL Drako

COL Dras Hempor

LCM Drax Remlinger

DrDiablo

LT Drosha Krablaad

CM Duken

CM Dukimar

COL Duncan Idaho

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2013-10-16

LCM Dupuy

LCM Durakon Staely

CM Dvader

COL E. Tarkin

GN Earnim Branet

CM Edwan Lipit

LT Eifel

LCM Eightguy

Ekim Yellek

CM El Guapo

HA Elwood the Brave

Enahropes Teriad Entar

HA Ender mBind

LCM Enerum Shka

MAJ Eugene

LT Evaders

GN Exar Kit

CPT EXE

CM Falcon

CM Fallen Angel

CPT Fallien Skull

LCM Felix Anthraxson

COL Fenn Logan

COL Flint Darkstar

MAJ Fox Malloy

LC fr0Zen - 2021-04-10

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

COL Gallows

LCM Ganner Kruellis

Garet Jax

COL Genie - 2021-10-23

CM Ghorg

LT Ghostrider

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo

LC Girth Snail

CM Gistenjunge

LT Glauron

LCM Godo Nurok

GN Golbez Harvey - 2019-11-29

LCM Gold Leader

CT Gregor - 2011-04-07

LCM Gruckn Rahn

COL Gyssler - 2014-03-04

LT H'Dey Omen

CM Habib

LCM Hadrian von Astaan

COL Handril Madon

AD Hav Antiel - 2018-05-15

SA Havok - 2010-03-31

MAJ Hermann - 3 times, last on 2021-10-04

MAJ Hev Randrowan

SL Hirikka

LCM Hubert

MAJ Hunter

CPT Hunterwolf

CPT Ibram Gaunt

LC Iceman

LCM Jace

LT Jace Zirago

CM Jack Wynand - 2018-04-13

LT Jagged Fel

CM Jamiek

CPT Jan Pieter

CM Jan Schneider

LCM Jaorrus Morraus

CPT Jaques Landeux

LC Jargon Grim

LC Jason Hunter

LCM Jason Kotare - 2018-10-04

LCM Jatz Crakker

LT Jay Pliskin

LC Jdf1984

MAJ Jedgar - 2017-12-24

AD Jedi Eclipse

AD Jeff 'Tiger' Loruss

COL Jer Stryker

LT Jeremiah Quenzer

CPT Joe Arena

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

AD John T. Clark

LCM Jon Ardan

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LT Juan Cortes

CPT Julian Clary

COL Justin

LCM Kaare Daniels

LC Kadon Beir

LCM Kaine

GN Kaisin Mirtez

MAJ Kale

CM Kalith Jaenus

SA Kawolski

CPT Kazraran - 2021-10-28

LT Kedirak Sith

MAJ Keiran

LCM Keiran Bastra

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

LT Keirian Halacyon

VA Keldorn Cochrane

LC Kenath Zoron

COL Kermee

LCM Kevin Pryde

FA Khadgar

Khameir Sarin

LT Killian Bloodhawk

LT Kiptan Irtor

COL Klick Sabre

LCM KramCola

MAJ Kyle

CM Kysar Xero

LCM Lah

LT Lance Menu

CPT Lanidet Tobri

LCM Latmac

COL Lenvik

LCM Leon Mehoff

CPT Leslaw

LT Lindor

LC Linkan

COL Loor

LT Lozza Piranha

LCM Luca Fett

MAJ Lusankya

CPT Mace

CPT Machinari

COL Mad Hatter

CPT Mad Max

LCM MadDog

CPT Maiko Spince

LCM Malice

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

MAJ Marcus Caine

CPT Marenac

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2010-07-06

CPT Mark Stephenson

LT Marl Von-Stokenbak

LCM Marlin

GN Master

LT Matt Hone

LT Mav Walker

CPT Maw'la

LT Maximus Decimus Meridius

VA Melkor

CM Miackus

MAJ Michael

CM Michael K Starburst

COL Moagim Daar

LCM Muskrat

LCM Naar Treib

LT Nathan Cole - 2016-10-16

LT Nick

LCM Nico Avenger

COL Nightmare

LC Nile Rosenau

COL Nurel Turr

VA Oldham

CPT Optimus

LCM Overkill

CPT Panaka

CM Patrick Blastfire

CPT Paul

LCM Peh

COL Pellaeon

GN Pete Mitchell - 2017-04-28

COL Phalk Sturm - 2021-10-13

COL Phantom

LT Philledume

CPT Phoenix

LC Phoenix Man

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda

HA Plif

MAJ Praetorian

CPT Predator

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

MAJ Prophet

CPT Quicksilver

MAJ RacerX710

COL Raith Sienar

MAJ Rak

GN Rancorous

LC Rando - 2 times, last on 2020-09-24

AD Ranthier Khaen

COL Rau Aznable

LT Raven Arestar

CM Raven Lockholme

LCM Raxell

MAJ Raxis Krieger

CM Rayn

MAJ RedTaz

Rekio Corsair

LCM Relsien

CPT Rexal Qel

CM Reza

LCM Rhys von Pohl

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

LT Rifkin

LCM Rinuchu Stealth

LT Rizen

LCM Rob Patton

LT Robot

CPT Rogue

LCM Rollins

MAJ Roth Jalis

LT Rowland

LCM Ryke

CM Sabbath

LCM Sambuca

CM Sancho

LC Savageaz

CM Schitzo

LT Schling Fo

CM Scud

LC Sequoh Marden

LT Sevrian

LCM Shade

COL Shae Kitane

CPT Shimir Sheerelk

CM Shinobi

COL Shups

LCM Sin Drakkar

LT Skippy

GN Smitrock

LCM Solaris

CPT Solohan50 - 3 times, last on 2021-10-22

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

CM Spearhawk

LC Steve Strangelove

CM Steve Sunrider

LT stevenpowell - 2016-12-08

LC Strahd

HA Striker

LCM Swifty Striker

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

COL Talons Pryde

MAJ Tek Selkirk

LC Thaas Pobyn

CM The_Z

CM Thomas Solo

Thorin Oakenshield

LC Thorn

CPT TI-40026

CPT Tiamat

CPT Tim

LCM Timpa Sloan

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686

LT TK-7195

COL TK-7764

LT TK-9111

CM TK-9780

LT Tom Starhopper

Tomaas Banys

FA Tomaas Montte

CM Toran Yarr

COL Torres

LCM ToughPhoenix

LCM Trashman

AD Tron

AD Troutrooper

MAJ Tuba - 2011-02-06

LC Turr Phennir

CPT Tvan'Oris

LC Tygra Shadowclaw

LT Tyken Restar

LCM Tyrian - 2009-02-08

CPT Ulath

CM Ultima

LT Ulysses

LT Vailon Verel

CM Valin Drago

LCM Valjean

COL Varth Nader

LCM Vereska

CPT Vertigo

CPT Victor O‘Brien - 2017-08-29

LCM Viet

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

CM Virus

COL Vladet Xavier

CPT Vladimir Corax

CPT Von Predator

LT Voss

CPT Wedge

LT Wenton Chan

LT Wes Combat

COL Wes Janson

GN Wil Striker

CM William McArthur

FA Winters

CPT Witcher - 2021-05-05

LCM Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2 times, last on 2022-01-30

COL Woobee

CM Xanatos Screed

AD Xanos Goatham Zorrixor

CPT Xanthos Deia

CPT Xura Verr

LCM Yar

CM Yarik Kelve

CM Ygor Mantis

CM Yukito

CM Yun

MAJ Yutzka Serovich

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

CM Zack Amberam

LT Zantor

LT Zeek Doinds - 2009-08-18

LCM Zero Pain

COL Zeth Durron

MAJ Zhaim Jifarr

LCM Zhil

COL Zippy Hawk

LCM Zodiak

COL Zorn Starn

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

LCM ZuQ

COL Zystem Fryar

Required patches
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none


Installation instructions
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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 X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
7] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions


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