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  • 20

    Mar

    We spotted a classy

    Italian WC3

    last month, and this time here's an original Italian Wing Commander courtesy of

    Dennis Mull

    . This is one of the European

    Hit Squad

    rereleases, and in this case it was published by Jackson Libri. It came with a similarly stylized version of the manual/Claw Marks as well. We salute everyone going around collecting all these uncommon variants - there are tons of them out there and it can be hard to hunt them down!

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    Mail Day: Wing Commander from Chris Roberts by Origin Systems in 1990. The Jackson Libri company published the 'Hit Squad' version of Wing Commander in Italy.
  • 19

    Mar

    STARFLEET INTELLIGENCE MEMORANDUM CATEGORY: THREAT FORCE STARSHIP ASSESMENT ANALYST: LT. KYLA VANZYL TAGS: TERRAN EMPIRE, 23RD CENTURY, EXPERIMENTAL, TECHNOLOGICAL INTERCEPTION DATA ENCRYPTION CODE 6168-BAKER-ZULU-02 ANALYST NOTE: The following communique was decrypted from the logs recovered on fragments of the I.S.S. Charon. Starfleet Intelligence is working through the attached engineering plans in detail. For your reference, I have attached several examples of the differences between this technology and our own throughout the document. FROM: CDR JASON REYES BUREAU OF IMPERIAL SPECIAL WEAPONS FIELD RESEARCH EMPEROR’S SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION DEPLOYED TO I.S.S. CHARON ATTN: HON. CMDRE PETER MCGILLIS SAN FRANCISCO FLEET YARDS BUREAU OF APPROPRIATIONS AND ALLOCATIONS STARSHIP DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD RE: NCC-1029 GENERAL PLANS REVISION 237.A Your honor, I humbly submit for your

  • 19

    Mar

    Our weekly

    All Wings Considered

    show is off to a great start! LOAF and Dundradal have been coming up with tons of content to share each week, but they're also actively reaching out to viewers for what else they'd like to see. Feedback on what's been done so far is much appreciated, and they're also especially looking for questions to fit in the Ghorah Khar Talk segment. So if there's any burning topics that you've been waiting for a panel of WC experts to answer, hit the comment link and let us know!

    We hope everyone is enjoying All Wings Considered as much as we've enjoyed making it. We're starting this thread to ask what the community would like to see on the show as well as any questions or feedback you have. Please feel free to include any questions, suggestions, and ideas you may have.

    If you have a question you want to see answered during Ghorah Khar Talk, please let us know!

    Happy

  • 19

    Mar

    It's been a good week for console ports!

    SNES Drunk

    has posted their review of Wing Commander for the Super Nintendo. There's a lot to like here, and the author enjoys the art style, background setting, branching missions and most aspects of the gameplay. They especially credit the contribution of the wingmen to the story as well as the impact of their permadeath. The complex controls come off as a low point, but the game has a hard task of condensing all the commands from the PC version into the small SNES dog bone. Overall this is a fair introduction to the game for retro connoisseurs - it's got over 24,000 views in less than a week, so hopefully a few of them are inspired to check the game out!

    You must be DRUNK. I'm Shotglass. Welcome aboard the Claw.
  • 18

    Mar

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    Mar

    8/16/32bit

    has put together a review of Wing Commander 3 for the 3DO. As you may have heard here a number of times before, the 3DO edition was more than a simple port. A number of aspects were streamlined & improved for consoles, including new missions, color comm VDUs and exotic weapons - as well as the inclusion of FMV missing from the PC release. Many of us are pretty used to seeing the DOS/Windows versions, so it's always kind of a treat to see the 3DO WC3 in action. Even just the HUD fonts, different loading clips, revised menu screens and revamped end credits are pretty cool. The review gives a lot of credit to the production values of the FMV. The quality of the in-game graphics and responsiveness of the controls also get nods. Check it out and see what you've (probably) been missing!

    A quick review of Wing Commander 3 for the 3DO.
  • 17

    Mar

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    gr1mre4per

    has released another update to his exciting

    Prophecy Unlimited

    tech kit. The project helps form part of the high tech backbone behind well known projects like the Prophecy & Secret Ops Model Upgrade Pack. This iteration provides a variety of fixes, tests out some potential future features and builds in compatibility for further improvements by other modders. DefianceIndustries is planning to incorporate it into the next MUP, but you can get ahead of the pack and drop the new .dll right into your MPP install with the package

    here

    .

    Ok new version which is being reworked a little inside. I'm releasing it now mainly to solve crashes people are seeing but also for development of MUP.

    Changes:

    • Fixed some incorrect offsets in Secret Ops CD, causing crashes when staring spaceflight
    • Replaced wcpunl.cfg with wcpunl.ini
    • Removed ultraNightmare
    • Added TurretRefireFromBulletIff default to 0
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    Mar

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  • 15

    Mar

    The fourth episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which features news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Wing Commander movie with a group watch commentary! If you're watching live, you can join the discussion through the voice chat channel of our Discord server here. Missed the stream? The replay will be available below once it has been processed by YouTube. You can subscribe to the AWC channel for future notifications here.

  • 14

    Mar

    Temporal Anomalies have opened a hole to an alternate universe, one with a fantastic sale, Captains. But this Flash Sale will only be available for a limited time – from 12pm 3/14 - 12pm 3/15 PT, on PC. Hurry and grab yourself some items at a one of our largest discounts ever, before the portal shuts and it’s all lost. Today’s Flash Sale is: Save 20% on Keys! Keyring Bundle! Get your hands on this special bundle of twenty master keys, and an Ultimate Tech Upgrade! Don’t wait! The Flash Sale Anomaly can be gone before you know it! .share-footer a { margin: 20px 10px 10px 0; background: url(d7afaaa14e96d0d973f76157ae31ec5b1466398539.png) no-repeat 0 0; opacity: .5; display: inline-block; height: 60px; width: 60px; padding: 0; border: 1px solid transparent; -webkit-transition: opacity .3s; transition: opacity .3s; } .share-footer .TI {

  • 14

    Mar

    Peril over Pahvo!

    The planet Pahvo has been a flashpoint of late, particularly after a recent trans-dimensional temporal event. Forces from the year 2256 (and two universes) have found their way to Pahvo through spatial aftershocks, and are hell-bent on conquering the enigmatic world. In Peril Over Pahvo, a new Featured Task Force Operation, five Alliance captains will deal with the invasion events in the Pahvo system. Temporally and dimensionally displaced fleets are closing in as Alliance forces scramble to implement planetary defense systems to safeguard the planet. Until those systems are in place, it’s up to a small group of ships to defend Pahvo from attack. This event will last for 3 weeks starting in March for PC players, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the spring of 2019. All players level 10 and above will be able to participate, and can earn a TFO Commendation once every 20

  • 14

    Mar

  • 14

    Mar

    General: The Legacy of Romulus starter pack now correctly unlocks for the whole account when purchased or when received with a promo. The Centaur-Class starship has been completely remodeled with new visuals. For more information, please visit the “Updates to the Centaur Class” blog at: Updates to the Centaur Class | Star Trek Online UI: Reputation UI now displays unique reputation commodity inventory below reputation mark inventory in reputation UI. Added Elite marks. Removed Replicator since it’s not needed any more. Resolved an issue that was causing the ground skills to look dull and muddy after purchasing. Systems: The following items are now eligible for Re-Engineering: All Reputation Ground Set Weapons All Reputation Space Set Weapons All Experimental Weapons Dyson Science Destroyers: Updated the built-in Target Subsystem

  • 13

    Mar

    The Tzenkethi are not known for making idle threats. They promised that they would return with better weapons, and return, they did. The Tzenkethi Red Alert is a space-based 5v5 Red Alert-style queue in the Alpha Quadrant. The Tzenkethi have found a new way to Protomatter-bomb planets and it’s up to you to stop them. The genocidal Tzenkethi will be unleashing a new super weapon at unsuspecting planets while you and 4 allies will have to do everything you can to prevent the catastrophic destruction. If you don’t work together, the deaths of billions will be on your hands. The event is for level 50-60 players of all factions. Like all Red Alerts, this TFO rewards 35 marks, and has no cooldown. It will be available from MArch 14th at 8am PT to March 18th at 10am PT. Good luck, Captains! It’s all up to you. Ryon “Melange” Levitt Staff Content Designer Cryptic Studios

  • 13

    Mar

    The ship art team is pleased to present completely remodeled visuals for the Centaur-class starship, a visual variant for Starfleet’s T1 Light Cruiser and T6 Advanced Light Cruiser. These new visuals, created by ship artist Ian Richards, are a free and universal update which will replace the original model of the ship for any Light Cruiser or Advanced Light Cruiser variant. These visuals will be updated automatically. If you are using Centaur parts on your light cruiser already and notice anything odd, simply visit the ship customization screen and re-apply the Centaur template to your ship. We hope you enjoy these updated visuals! -Thomas Marrone Lead Ship &UI Artist Star Trek Online

  • 13

    Mar