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  • 15

    Jul

    It's time for another exciting update to

    Howard Day

    's

    WC1-inspired engine

    . These new animations really show off how much features and systems have been integrated into this functional test. Most of the cockpit elements such as the radar, shield and armor display, speed indicators, gun capacitor and more are fully active. Even the legs move during intense maneuvers! The crackling shield display is especially cool, and we even get a glimpse of the ace Dralthi in the Hornet's sights. Howard's working on banging everything up for the damaged version next.

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    Auto pilot and Tape are both off in those - they both have little red lights like the lock warning going off next to them, but yeah! Basically everything except for the weapons display, damage display, target display, comms menu and navigation display are all done and working! Still work to go before this is at pairity with the basic
  • 14

    Jul

  • 14

    Jul

    The countdown continues towards the CIC's Birthday Party! There's now just five weeks until we celebrate 21 years at wcnews.com. We hope you join us in

    #Wingnut

    on the CIC's

    Discord Server

    . We are also planning a livestream to accompany the chat room event, which should make this one of our most fun events yet! The party takes place on Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT). While this is always our biggest single event of the year, there's a party going on in #Wingnut every day.

    Stop by

    anytime and get acquainted before the cake arrives!

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  • 13

    Jul

    The Imperial Internal Security Service has moved to apprehend the Imperial slaves who were forcibly emancipated on Eotienses A 3.


    Captain Madoc Evander made this announcement:


    "An IISS taskforce was despatched to Port Isabelle to address the civil disorder arising from the release of 4,000 Imperial slaves, freed without financial support or recognised status. The troops successfully located all the liberated individuals and detained them in temporary holding areas."


    "We have also arrested members of the radical group Autonomy for their role in this situation. Their spokesperson, Garrett Kline, has been charged with manslaughter, having crushed several rioting ex-slaves with his ship while attempting to escape the area."


    "I'm pleased to report that any damage caused within the city is under repair, and disrupted services are resuming. As yet we are uncertain how to process the

  • 13

    Jul

    Drunken and Gaming

    has posted a video about Starflight for the Sega Genesis as a part of their One Minute(ish) Review series. It all goes by so fast, but one thing's clear - the reviewer thinks Starflight is amazing and deserves as much credit as Wing Commander. I'm not sure how the Wing Commander Movie plays in, but that's also referenced somehow. There isn't any gameplay shown from either, so I found another video by Friday Night Arcade that shows off what it's like. It looks cool, but they don't seem particularly comparable.

    Tony Viejo tells us about Starflight on the Genesis and how it’s like Star Trek, but NOT Wing Commander.
  • 13

    Jul

    The good news is that LOAF is out of the hospital and happily recovering at home! However, he and Dundradal are not quite ready to get back to hosting new episodes of

    All Wings Considered

    . The plan is for the show to return at full force next week. In the mean time, check out Stephen_k's ode to the AWC segment on Privateer 2 ship identification! You can catch up on any episodes you might have missed

    here

    .

    It has a lot of them
  • 12

    Jul

    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 today, 7/12 to 12pm tomorrow, 7/13. 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: 30% OFF ALL SERVICES IN THE C-STORE! 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 { background-position: 0 20%; } .share-footer .YT { background-position: 0 40%;

  • 12

    Jul

    L.I.F.

    has added some very pretty new backgrounds to Flag Commander, the

    Homeworld Remastered

    mod. He's purchased some sophisticated visualization software, and it allows him generate some very nice space scenery. He's even offered to help other projects generate their own fancy skyboxes if there's a fellow Wingnut in need.

    Let him know

    if you have a project that would benefit from this!

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    So, I... kinda, sorta... bought myself a wonderful planetarium software that allows the simulation of most of the known universe. It also allows the creation of skyboxes of very, very high resolution. Oh, and guess what, it came with a professional license that allows me to distribute the skyboxes for anything, even commercial projects. It goes without saying that Wingnuts and their fan-projects will be welcome if they need such tools to make their projects look even greater!

    I've still got to finish

  • 11

    Jul

    Jan Sandoval, a founder of the Red Family cartel, has revealed why she surrendered to the Federal Intelligence Agency.


    According to Executive Agent Viola Trask, Sandoval has provided proof that the Red Family has developed a new designer narcotic, genetically engineered to be far more addictive than all other substances traded on the black market.


    "It's clear that such a narcotic would ruin billions of lives throughout Federal space," said Trask. "Sandoval sees herself as a businesswoman, not a mass murderer. Such an operation is incompatible with her principles."


    "Sandoval also explained that she failed to prevent cartel kingpin Oberon Church from manufacturing the new product, leaving her with no choice but to request help from the proper authorities. For this, I commend her."


    "Using additional details contained within this testimony, FIA field agents are already engaged in

  • 11

    Jul

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    Jul

  • 11

    Jul

    General: Made behind the scenes changes to improve server performance and reduce the feeling of lag. Resolved an issue that was causing unbound Duty Officers to become bound after completing an assignment. This will also unbind any Duty Officers that were affected by this issue. Updated the Intel Jackets to reduce clipping around the neck. Resolved an issue that caused black squares to appear on the Risa Minimap Updated the lighting in the cave on Risa to make the lighting changes when entering or leaving smoother Ships: The main fin on the bottom of the Risian Escort T6 has been moved from the nacelles part to the hull part. If you choose the old nacelles and new hull, the fin and its windows will now appear correctly. If you choose the new nacelles and old hull, the fin and its windows will not appear. D7 Miracle Worker Flight Deck Cruiser [T6] now has

  • 11

    Jul

  • 10

    Jul

    Nenid opened her eyes, only to see the worried face of Centurion D’mev staring down at her. “Status report,” she said hoarsely, having taken in a lungful of smoke during the last exchange of fire. Coughing, she got to her feet with the junior officer’s assistance and took a seat in the command chair. “Preferably before the Tholians manage to find and destroy us, if you please, Centurion. “ D’mev blanched before speaking. “Commander, we are under cloak, per your orders. A Tholian fleet is massing within the Azure Nebula; it seems we encountered their vanguard during our investigation of the temporal anomalies there.” Nenid nodded as she called up tactical data to the main viewscreen. And in a moment, a mission of science becomes a mission of war, she thought silently. “Engineering,” she said as she activated her command channel. “What’s our situation? That volley from the

  • 10

    Jul

    The first test print of

    Denis Loubet

    's

    Pewter Planet

    has arrived, and it's pretty cool! It nails the shape of the original Medal of Honor, especially when paired with the correct green and black ribbon. Since this is the prototype, there are a few things that Mr. Loubet is looking at tweaking in a future update. He'll have to rework the attach point so that the ribbon has something to anchor to, and there are probably some opportunities to smooth the curvature to avoid the terracing effect. It's a really fun first effort though!

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    I was afraid the post wouldn't print. Shoot!Plus the layering is really obvious! I'll have to limit the materials to the fully polished metals to try to hide that artifacting. (Although it kinda looks cool anyway?) ;)
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    Jul

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  • 07

    Jul

    For a limited time only starting today, players will be able to purchase the Key Ring Bundle! This special pack includes 20x Master Keys (used to open any Lock Box) for the price of 2250 Zen. As an additional special promotional offer when purchasing this bundle, every pack also includes a single Ultimate Tech Upgrade. Applying this item to any upgradeable piece of equipment will instantly set both its Mark and Quality to maximum (usually Mk XIV and Epic/Gold quality) with zero Dilithium Cost! This promotional bundle will be available in the C-Store beginning July 7th at at 10am PT to July 8th at 10am PT. .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;

  • 07

    Jul

    The retro game site

    Commodore4ever

    has found another iteration of the Wing Commander 1 sell sheet advertisement. This one features a black banner with the words, "The award winning Space Combat Simulation. Available soon for the Amiga!" This poster-style image is a famous advert that actually predates WC - the earliest versions promote the game as

    Wingleader

    with the famous words, "What you SEE is what you PLAY!" Other iterations exist, including variants in different languages. Although this minor wording tweak may not seem super exciting, from a collector's point of view, it's fascinating to see just how many versions exist!

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