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  • 28

    Mar

    Li Huang of Improbable Cadence has a musical treat for us today. He's put together a digital fan reorchestration of the original Wing Commander theme by Dave Govett/Team Fat. It uses the Roland MT-32 MIDI as a source of inspiration. The track's a faithful reproduction that really amps up the tone throughout! Listen below or grab the high quality mp3 here (5 megs).

    I recently finished a rendition of the WC1 theme.
  • 28

    Mar

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    Here's an interesting German podcast that covers things like film and video games. The Wing Commander Movie is naturally an intersection of both, so it's no surprise they got around to the Wing Commander movie. The podcast features a discussion - in English - with the screenwriter of the film's first draft: Kevin Droney. The German site is here and you can find an English autotranslation here. Any German speaking fans out there want to take a shot at a summary or translation of the German parts?

    The Droney portions of the conversation are actually part of a longer interview that covers his work on both Mortal Kombat and Wing Commander. The Wing Commander segment starts around the 43 minute mark. You can also find it on Apple Podcasts here.

    In our interview, Kevin discusses how he created the story for MORTAL KOMBAT, a game that didn't really have a plot, and how he focused on the mythological aspects
  • 26

    Mar

    The WC Toolbox has been enhanced once again with more extraction support for Wing Commander 3. UnnamedCharacter has been able to pull out images for things like characters that overlay on top of the background scenes, but he's also found some interesting composite sets. What this means is that certain rooms were made in one pass, and then the game adds much of the interior look over that. Check out the images below to see the bar and crew quarters without all the tables, chairs and lockers! You can read all about the new update and how to use it at the CIC Forums. Grab the latest tools here.

    wc_toolbox41t.jpgwc_toolbox42t.jpgwc_toolbox43t.jpgwc_toolbox44t.jpgHere's a few shots that show how the color palette changes based on the game's built in gamma correction.

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    Added more extraction support for WC3; this time something we can actually see. This update includes support for extracting an image representation of a palette; this is actually a little trickier than it
  • 26

    Mar

    Daniel from Spacedock has produced another wonderful profile of a Wing Commander ship. This one covers the Midway from Prophecy. He delves into the design's origins and how Blair was involved with the development. There are comparisons to the Vesuvius class as well as an overview of the ship's role in the Nephilim War (per Star*Soldier!). Spacedock is a wonderful channel with a huge reach, so we're elated to once again see Wing Commander in front of so many people!

    Spacedock breaks down the experimental Midway Class Heavy Carrier, as seen in Wing Commander Prophecy.

    Thanks to FekLeyrTarg, DefianceIndustries and HotT for the tip! Also check out these previous clips on the Yorktown (TCS Victory), BWS Intrepid and top carrier. Daniel happens to be a big WC fan, and he's previously spoken about how much he enjoys the series like WC that focus on specialized roles for each ship.

  • 25

    Mar

    EmuMusicFan has reached a new milestone in his Kilrathi sketch project. He's been working on some fancy drawings for some time, but now the project has jumped up a level into the graphical novel realm. There are several mockups below that show how this would play out. There's even a prototype viewer that plays through the Action Stations prologue. It's pretty neat! Emu is also working on soliciting voiceover support to add an audio element for a future expansion.

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    OK. The screenshots of the Visual Novel demo is here. After all, I am not a native English speaker. The words that are different from the original and the new ones may be jerky. Please give me criticism and suggestions. If you would like to try it out (only prologue) online, click the link. Firefox is recommended for smoother performance.
  • 23

    Mar

    This One's Odd

    Here's kind of a bizarre little video. Nacho Rolon is a Youtube account dedicated to posting short clips comprised of photos of printed work. It's mostly things like posters, but there's an odd book here and there. Somehow, the account has more than 3000 subscribers and 1.5 million views. Wing Commander 3: The Heart of the Tiger was recently added, but I'm not quite sure why. It's certainly a slideshow of photographs of the WC3 novelization!

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