...it got worse 🙁
I've tried running this game with each one of the acceleration sliders (From complete to none) but X-WING didn't care at all. It crashed just the same way as always.
Then I copied all the DirectX files from the "DIRECTX" folder of the original CD-ROM to the game's folder in my hard drive (I know that's stupid, but I tried because I was curious), but the game complained about some entrypoint missing in KERNEL32.DLL.
Then I deleted the DDRAW.DLL file in the game's folder and I got a different error. I went on and deleted also the DSOUND.DLL file.
After that, I got the error "You need a joystick to play X-WING". So I run the Application Compatibiliy Toolkit 1.5 and checked the box "EmulateJoystick", but the game kept telling me that I needed a joystick. So I unchecked the "EmulateJoystick" box. And X-WING stubbornly complained again: "You need a joystick to play".
Then I thought I would never convince this obstinate game, so I uninstalled it with the uninstaller, and manually deleted its folders and all of its registry keys, and rebooted my computer.
After that, I reinstalled the game again from scratch, but that dreaded error message keeps appearing!!
Now I cannot play X-WING anymore, I'm unable to get rid of that annoying error, and I'm very frustrated because in the past I never got that error. I've seen it today for the first time and I'm afraid I will have to live with it for a long time 🙁
I don't want to reinstall my operating system in order to play this game. Do you have any clues what to do now, please?
Any help will be VERY MUCH appreciated.
Thanks a million.