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  • 12

    Nov

    Entartika

    posted this look back at a physically distributed patch for Special Operations. Apparently in regards to an autopilot glitch, the team at Origin modified the SO1 executable and sent it to people to copy over their existing WC2 installation. Origin did have a BBS in the early '90s with a few things like this, but relatively few people had modems to access it, so they had to send out updates in the mail. We've sure come a long way! Thanks to JJ2078 for the tip.

    so1_patch_diskt.jpg

    How games used to be patched, in the olden days
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    Nov

    Week in Review

  • 10

    Nov

    Today's new ships aren't necessarily the most popular, but they're amazing renditions of two trusty workhorses of the mid 2600s.

    DefianceIndustries

    has added the Scimitar medium fighter to fill the gap between the

    Hornet and Raptor

    , and they all have a Drayman class transport to escort now. Despite their unfair reputation as space slugs, both ships look super sleek here and the Drayman's turrets give it some nice teeth. We're looking forward to seeing where these pop up!

    "I hope you all like flying Scimitars, because if you don't, I don't want to hear about it!" So sayeth Peter Halcyon right before sending you on a near death sentence of a mission in said craft. Personally though, I think the Scim gets a bum rap. Despite the fact that it's slow, can't turn well, and dogfighting Jalthi in it is tantamount to suicide, it can make quick work of the WC1 kilrathi fighter lineup up to the
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    Nov

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