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The VSG ITODs

Introduction

The Vigilance Starfighter Group Interactive Tour of Duty (VSG ITOD) consists of a series of custom-made, single player missions. Each series of missions, or tour, is usually designed around some sort of storyline, involving each pilot in such things as raiding Imperial assets, defending damaged platforms or capital ships, or attacking bands of pirates. Some pilots choose to further participate by writing mission narratives that tell the events of the mission as seen from the cockpit.

Rules

The following rules are basic guidelines for all fleet-wide ITOD missions, but may be modified for specific missions as deemed necessary by the VSF Command Staff. Failure or inability to follow these rules may result in various actions, which might include disqualification of score(s) and/or further review for possible cheating.

  1. Missions are to be flown in Single Player mode only.
  2. Missions labeled ###_b are to be flown with X-wing vs. TIE Fighter using the Balance of Power expansion (XvT:BoP). Soon an RS Ship Patch will be added for use in future missions.
  3. Missions labeled ###_a are to be flown with X-wing Alliance (XWA). No third party expansions are to be used.
  4. Missions are to be installed as per the installation section below.
  5. Missions Settings are to be set as following:
    • Difficulty: Player choice unless otherwise instructed.
    • Randomize: Off.
    • Craft Waves: Default.
    • Starfighter Collisions: On.
    • Craft Settings (XWA): Default for the first run, but you may use what is available for subsequent runs.
  6. Missions may be flown and reported on as many times as desired by the individual pilot. The highest score reported will be the only one that is counted towards the official standings.
  7. Only "Mission Complete" reports will be considered for the Top 10% Bonus Merits. "Mission Failure" reports will be counted for squad and wing totals.
  8. Your report must have a screenshot of the mission results screen (this can be taken with Alt+o or the PrntScrn key). These are created in the BMP format, and the reporter only accepts files of type JPEG, GIF, and PNG, so you must convert the screenshot with a tool such as IrfanView.

Reporting

Reports are to be submitted using the VSG Mission Reporter.

Installation

X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

  1. Download the mission (VSG 101b).
  2. Move or copy the .TIE file to your X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter: Balance of Power TRAIN sub-directory.
  3. Open your text editor of choice and edit the REBEL.LST file in your TRAIN sub-directory.
  4. Install the mission by inserting three lines into the file. The following is an example, with explanations of the lines in parentheses.
    323 (This is an unique number that identifies the mission. This number cannot already be in use elsewhere in REBEL.LST.)
    vsg_101b.tie (This is the filename of the file you downloaded and copied to the TRAIN sub-directory.)
    VSG ITOD 1 Mission 1: Battle of Blerthmore (This is the name of the mission as it will appear in the Exercise drop-down menu.)
  5. Run X-wing vs. TIE Fighter. Select your pilot, then Fly Solo. Choose the Exercise button. The name of the mission will appear in the drop-down menu. Select the mission, select settings as instructed above, and fly.

X-Wing Alliance

  1. Download the mission (VSG 102a).
  2. Open the zip file and copy the .tie file into your X-Wing Aliance MISSIONS subdirectory.
  3. Next make a backup copy of the MISSIONS.LST file.
  4. Go back to the zip file and copy the provided MISSIONS.LST file into the MISSIONS subdirectory. When it asks you if you want to replace the file, click YES.
  5. Now copy over the provided *.PLT file from the zip file to the main X-Wing Alliance directory.
  6. Run X-Wing Alliance with the new pilot provided. Then, go to the briefing room as you would run a normal campaign mission. For subsequent runs, go to the combat simulator and run under the default mission settings.

VSG Fleet Missions Database

Current Mission
MissionFile (Size)PosterAuthorPostedDue
 
Historical Missions
MissionFile (Size)PosterAuthorPostedDue
VSG Tour 1 Mission 01, X-Wing Alliance - "Battle of Blerthmore"vsg_101a.zip (18kB)MGN Rekio CorsairRA Himm El-SynaNov 30, 2006Nov 30, 2006
VSG Tour 1 Mission 01, Balance of Power - "Battle of Blerthmore"vsg_101b.tie (198kB)MGN Rekio CorsairADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykNov 30, 2006Dec 30, 2006
VSG Tour 1 Mission 02 - Balance of Power - "Reconnaissance"vsg_102b.tie (135kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykCOM Leonard CableJan 22, 2007Feb 24, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 02 - X-Wing Alliance - "Reconnaissance"vsg102a.zip (13kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykRA Himm El-SynaJan 22, 2007Feb 24, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 03 - Balance of Power - "Our New Base of Operations"vsg_103b.tie (149kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykMar 02, 2007Mar 31, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 03 - X-Wing Alliance - "Our New Base of Operations"1b1m3vsg.tie (259kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykRA Himm El-SynaMar 05, 2007Mar 31, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 04 - Balance of Power - "Supplies Convoy" (Go to VSG Website Downloads page to download patch)vsg_104b.tie (135kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykCOM Wes BeldenApr 19, 2007May 19, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 04 - X-Wing Alliance - "Distraction"1b1m4vsg.tie (318kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykCOL Kane "Kid" Dev RedronApr 19, 2007May 19, 2007
VSG105A - Pilot recoveryVSG105A.zip (11kB)CMDR Olith HestoRA Himm El-SynaJun 06, 2007Jun 06, 2007
VSG Tour 1 Mission 5 - Balance of Power - "Star Destroyer battle"vsg_105b.tie (139kB)CMDR Olith HestoRA Harley QuinnJun 04, 2007Jul 04, 2007
VSG 106bvsg_106b.tie (143kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 01, 2007Aug 31, 2007
VSG 106aVSG_106a.zip (12kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxCMDR Olith HestoAug 01, 2007Aug 31, 2007
VSG 107A "Convoy Raid at Hexos"VSG_107a.zip (13kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaSep 24, 2007Oct 26, 2007
VSG 107B "Hit and Fade at Resilia"vsg_107b.tie (200kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxCOM Wes BeldenSep 24, 2007Oct 26, 2007
VSG 108B - "Retreat at Fersto"vsg_108b.tie (181kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Harley QuinnNov 04, 2007Dec 08, 2007
VSG 108A - "Retreat at Selaris"VSG108A.zip (13kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxLGN Anton "Ups" NelsNov 04, 2007Dec 08, 2007
VSG 1.09B: Convoy Escort at Tiliravsg_109b.tie (176kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykDec 22, 2007Jan 26, 2008
VSG 1.09A: Resupply Convoy at TiliraVSG109A.zip (14kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaDec 22, 2007Jan 26, 2008
VSG 110B: Battle of the Maxite BeltVSG110B.tie (176kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxCOM Wes BeldenFeb 22, 2008Mar 22, 2008
VSG 110A: Diversion at the Maxite BeltVSG110A.zip (12kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxLGN Anton "Ups" NelsFeb 22, 2008Mar 22, 2008
VSG 111B: "Extraction"vsg_111b.tie (144kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykApr 06, 2008May 10, 2008
VSG 111A: "Convoy Escort"VSG111A.zip (7kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxCOL Kane "Kid" Dev RedronApr 06, 2008May 10, 2008
VSG 112A: The Battle of Raygss NebulaVSG112A.zip (11kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaMay 20, 2008Jul 05, 2008
VSG 112B: The Battle of Raygss Nebulavsg_112b.tie (200kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykMay 20, 2008Jul 05, 2008
RS201B: "Training Exercise"RS201B.zip (7kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 31, 2008Oct 04, 2008
RS201A: "Tarsonis Patrol"RS201A.zip (14kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaAug 31, 2008Oct 04, 2008
VSG 2.02B: Convoy Escortvsg_202b.TIE (174kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxCOM Wes BeldenNov 19, 2008Dec 21, 2008
VSG 2.02A: Search for the Piratesvsg_202a.zip (11kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaNov 26, 2008Dec 21, 2008
VSG 203B: "Springing the Trap"vsg_203b.zip (9kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykMar 23, 2009Apr 26, 2009
VSG 203A: "Straight Flush"vsg_203a.zip (8kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxGEN Chris Horn "Kicks"Mar 23, 2009Apr 26, 2009
HeavyD's Summer Ladder - Mission 1HeavyD_Ladder_01.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJun 21, 2009Jun 28, 2009
HeavyD's Summer Ladder - Mission 1Ladder1XWA.zip (5kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJun 21, 2009Jun 28, 2009
HeavyD's Summer Ladder - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_02.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJun 28, 2009Jul 05, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder - XWALadder2XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJun 28, 2009Jul 05, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder - BoP mission 3HeavyD_Ladder_03.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 05, 2009Jul 12, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder - XWA mission 3Ladder3XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 05, 2009Jul 12, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 4 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_04.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 13, 2009Jul 19, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 4 - XWALadder4XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 13, 2009Jul 19, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 5 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_05.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 19, 2009Jul 26, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 5 - XWALadder5XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 19, 2009Jul 26, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 6 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_06.zip (5kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 26, 2009Aug 02, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 6 - XWALadder6XWA.zip (6kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 26, 2009Aug 02, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 7 - XWALadder7XWA.zip (7kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 10, 2009Aug 23, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 7 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_07.zip (6kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 10, 2009Aug 23, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 8 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_08_Bop.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 24, 2009Aug 30, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 8 - XWALadder8XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 24, 2009Aug 30, 2009
VSG 204A "Cleaning the House"vsg_204a.zip (9kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxRA Himm El-SynaJul 31, 2009Sep 06, 2009
VSG 204B \"Cleaning the House\"vsg_204b.zip (7kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykJul 31, 2009Sep 06, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 9 - BoPHeavyD_Ladder_09_BoP.zip (3kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 30, 2009Sep 06, 2009
HeavyD\'s Summer Ladder Mission 9 - XWALadder9XWA.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykAug 30, 2009Sep 06, 2009
VSG 3.01A "Convoy Strike"vsg_301a.zip (11kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxLCL Ryan DeeanNov 07, 2009Dec 13, 2009
VSG 3.01B "Distress Call"vsg_301b.zip (4kB)ADM Kirghy LommaxADM Kirghy LommaxNov 07, 2009Dec 13, 2009
VSG 302A- "Shipyard Strike"1B1M1VSG.zip (10kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoMar 26, 2010Apr 26, 2010
VSG 302B- \"Personnel Rescue\"VSG_302.tie (129kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoMar 26, 2010Apr 26, 2010
VSG 303A: Attack On Imperial Patrol1b10m3g.zip (10kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoApr 30, 2010May 30, 2010
VSG 303B : Meet Alien Contactrgf_103.zip (4kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoApr 30, 2010May 30, 2010
TIE Defender Rendezvous1b10m4g.zip (11kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoJul 14, 2010Aug 15, 2010
Rescue Resistance Prisonersrgf_104.zip (3kB)BGN RichoBGN RichoJul 14, 2010Aug 15, 2010
Retro Tour mission 5 (RgF 105)VSG305b-RgF105.tie (104kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykCOM Wes BeldenOct 20, 2010Nov 15, 2010
Retro Tour Mission 5 (IBG 105)VSG305a-IBG105.zip (9kB)ADM David "Heavy" PasiechnykGEN Bluejay FarscapeOct 20, 2010Nov 20, 2010