Background Data for Wing Commander 3
Book of Props
In the news: Prop Book (2011/09/13)
View: PDF (95.9 mb)
This is a PDF download of one of our favorite 'behind the screens' documents -- Wing Commander III's prop book. It contains sketches, correspondence and notes about the prop selection for the game. Everything from the contract with the helmet manufacturer to the discussion about what chairs to use on the Victory bridge!
Official Guide Interviews
In the news: Official Guide Interviews (2011/09/13)
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Scanned by: Pix
Again thanks to Pix, we are able to offer a PDF of Origin's Official Guide's 'making of' section for Wing Commander III. It's not as comprehensive as the Wing Commander I book, but there's still a lot of cool material here. Plus, the occasional blast of 1990s nostalgia--Micro Machines! Babylon 5! Etc.!
Wing Commander 3 Source Code FragmentWing Commander III - The Source Code (2011/09/13)
we would like to mention for anyone that we have the game's source code in our offline archive. We know it's frustrating for fans, who could do amazing things with this, to read these updates... but it's also in everyone's best interests to remind EA that we have the raw material from which they could port Wing Commander III to a modern computer or console. Just let us know!
Meet the Developers
In the news: Meet the Developers (2011/09/13)
Here are some nice portraits of the Wing Commander III team. In order: Adam Foshko, Chris Douglas, Chris Roberts, Craig Miller, Dan Orzulak, Frank De Palma, Frank Roan, Galen Svanas, George Olziey, Kirsten Maryott, Mark Chandler, Martin Galway, Nenad Vugrinec, Prem Krishnan, Tim Ray, Tony Morone, Tuesday Frase and the QA team!
Behind the Screens Tape
In the news: Behind the Screens Tape (2011/09/13)
Scanned by: Trixter
One of Wing Commander III's most famous "extras" was a 'Behind the Screens' VHS tape, a full length program that interviewed both actors and developers to talk about how the game was made.
Wing Commander 3 On Set CandidsWing Commander III - On the Set (2011/09/13)
A big set of candids taken on the set of Wing Commander III -- you can really get a feel for what the atmosphere of the first serious full motion video shoot was like.
Official On Set PhotosOn the Set - The Official Version (2011/09/13)
You've seen the candids--now here are the fancy, black and white posed photos from the Wing Commander III set. Things look more spacious and less chaotic!
Building the KilrathiGallery - Building the Kilrathi (2011/09/13)
101 photographs that show how the animatronic Kilrathi in Wing Commander III were constructed!