|X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter|
Right ... I've had to redo the links on this page since LucasArts reorganised their FTP site. Basically, there is now only one patch for XvT - version 1.1.4 (i.e. the fourth version of the v1.1 patch). This is described as the '3Dfx' patch, and sure enough, the only 3D cards officially supported are Voodoo-based. This doesn't mean you won't be able to run XvT once you've patched it if you don't have a 3Dfx card, though - you simply don't get the option to select a 3Dfx card in the Launcher. Upgrading with this patch takes you from XvT v1.0 to XvT v1.1 - it's essential for multiplayer gaming, and gives you all the fixes and enhancements LucasArts have released for the game.
But what about PowerVR support, I hear you cry ? Well, far from the rumours that were floating around at the end of 1997 (i.e. "LucasArts will never support PowerVR"), the Balance of Power mission pack, campaign disk - whatever - has PowerVR support. It's really tricky to install, though - in the Choose 3D Card section of the Launcher, you pick, er, PowerVR (doh). Once you have the Balance of Power, your game becomes version 2.0.