Background Data for Wing Commander 2

WC1 & 2 Sound Design Docs

In the news: Document Archive: WC1 & 2 Sound Design Docs (2013/08/11)
View: PDF (22.1 mb)
Project: WC1, WC2
Date: August 1990
Source: George Sanger
Scanned by: LOAF
Pages: 50

This collection of "The Fatman" George Sanger's files from Wing Commander I and II is especially interesting. It includes notes on the music itself and the contract issues that came up after the scope of the project became apparent!

Wing Commander II: Cloak and Dagger Character Pitch

In the news: Making the Games: Wing Commander 2 Character Pitch (2012/08/11)
View: PDF (36.5 mb)
Project: WC2
Date: November 1990?
Pages: 11

This fascinating document, glimpsed in the Wing Commander I & II Ultimate Strategy Guide, introduces us to the characters Ellen Guon and Stephen Beeman initially imagined for Wing Commander 2. As with the script, there is a LOT here that didn't make it into the finished game!

Wing Commander 2 Art Pitch

In the news: Making the Games: Wing Commander 2 Art Pitch (2012/08/11)
View: PDF (22.1 mb)
Project: WC2
Date: November 29, 1990
Scanned by: LOAF
Pages: 7

The preliminary list of art assets needed for the initial version of Wing Commander 2. These are all the talking heads, background sets, special scenes and so on that Guon and Beeman believed the art team would have to create. Note that they're already thinking about saving money/time: there are notes about reusing things from Wing Commander I... and Ultima 6!

Wing Commander 2 Ship Codex

In the news: Making the Games: WC2 Ship Codex (2012/08/11)
View: PDF (101 mb)
Project: WC2
Date: November 29, 1990
Scanned by: LOAF
Pages: 7

At some point during the development of Wing Commander 2, someone at Origin ran a text file of all the game's ship stats through a dot matrix printer. From there they marked changes as the game was finished--what ships were cut, what changed roles and so on. Over the years that printout yellowed, the text faded, the edges tore and it slowly disappeared... until it was discovered and photographed.

Ultimate Strategy Guide WC2 Making Of Article

In the news: Ultimate Strategy Guide History - Wing Commander II (2011/08/25)
View: PDF (7.5 mb)
Project: WC2
Date: ?
Scanned by: Pix
Pages: 20

The WC2 part of the Ultimate Strategy Guide's 'making of' article. This part contains all sorts of behind-the-screens images showing how ships were rendered and how the character descriptions appeared in the script.

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