The best way is to get DOSBox a program that emulates the DOS environment from http://www.dosbox.com/
Then make an ISO of your Tie Fighter Collectors' CD-ROM using something like ImgBurn at http://www.imgburn.com/
You can play it using the CD live but I find it runs a lot smoother using the ISO, and you don't need the CD in the drive anymore.
In my example I named the ISO tiecd.iso
Here are the steps:
A. Install DOSBox and ImgBurn
1. Make new folder in C: called 'tiedos' [no quotes]
2. Make new folder in C:\tiedos\ called 'c' [no quotes]
3. Copy or make ISO of Tie Fighter Collectors' CD-ROM in C:\tiedos\ called 'tiecd.iso' [use ImgBurn to build it. will be about 530MB]
Your file structure should be like this now:
4. Add the following lines to the [autoexec] section at the end of the dosbox.conf file [will be available in the DOSBox start menu after install] :
mount c c:\tiedos\c
imgmount d c:\tiedos\tiecd.iso -t iso
5. Run DOSBox
6. Switch to the virtual CD d: by typing 'd:' [no quotes]
7. Type 'install' to install Tie Fighter into your virtual C: [which is actually C:\tiedos\c\ on your actual hard drive]
8. I did a Maximum Install [only 90MB]
9. Select 'C' for the custom Sound Card setup
10. Select Sound Blaster 16, select 220 for the port, and then select 'detect'
11. If you want to use the Windows MIDI or your real Sound card's MIDI select the advanced menu and change the Music to 'General MIDI' [this make a big difference]
12. You may now Quit, Save, & Play the game
13. The next time you start DOSBox
a. Swtich to c: using 'c:'
b. Swithch to tiecd folder using 'cd tiecd'
c. You should now be at the c:\tiecd prompt, type 'tie' to play the game or 'imuse' to set the sound up again
or add the following lines to the [autoexec] section at the end of the dosbox.conf file [below the lines added in step 4 above]
EDIT: Changed the title so we can talk about how to get the other games to work also.
Microsoft Virtual PC as mentioned below can be used to run many Windows 95/98 games in XP.