Background Data for Wing Commander 4

WC4 PSX Control Scheme

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Project: WC4
Date: Unknown
Donated by: Jorg Neumann
Pages: 6


Weapons Chart

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Project: WC4
Date: Unknown
Donated by: Jorg Neumann
Pages: 1


Mission Editor

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Project: WC4
Date: Unknown
Donated by: Jorg Neumann
Pages: 23


Post Mortem

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Project: WC4
Date: Unknown
Donated by: Jorg Neumann
Pages: 316

Read through the QA team's bug list, see all the complaints and complements Origin was sent about the game and more. It really gives you a more impressive picture of the whole process.

WC4 Official Guide Making Of

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Project: WC4
Scanned by: Pix
Pages: 14

Once again thanks to Pix's Origin Adventures we present the 'making of' section of the Wing Commander IV official guide! This is a great resource for learning about the making of the game. The sad part is all the talk about Chris Roberts' future projects--including a game called Silverheart, which he hoped to develop at Origin after Wing Commander IV.

Meet the Developers

In the news: WC4 Dev Portraits (2011/08/11)
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Project: WC4

Meet the (very similar to WC3) team behind Wing Commander IV! They are: Andy Sommers, Chris Douglas, Chris Roberts, Frank Roan, Tony Morone and the QA team!

Wing Commander 4 Source Code

In the news: Wing Commander IV: Source Code (2012/04/03)
Project: WC4

As with Wing Commander I and Wing Commander III, we are pleased to announced that an extremely kind former EA/Origin employee has provided a copy of the Wing Commander IV source code for our preservation efforts! We can't offer it for download at this time, but it is now preserved for future use.

Wing Commander IV Production Sketches

In the news: Sketching the Sets (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

Here are a set of Wing Commander IV production sketches showing several set plans and the weapons used by the Border Worlds marines! Bet you didn't know they were actually meson guns.

WC4 Set Panoramas

In the news: WC4 Set Panoramas (2011/08/11)
Project: WC4

These two great photos show the complexity of two of Wing Commander IV's most impressive sets -- the courtroom from the introduction and climactic endgame, and Pliers' detailed workshop on the Intrepid.

Behind the Screens Documentary

In the news: Wing Commander IV: Behind the Screens (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

Wing Commander IV didn't have a single awesome "making of" documentary like Heart of the Tiger... but that hasn't stopped us from collecting our own! You can find a host of on-set interviews and short featurettes about the making of the game in our Holovids section. Interviews with Tom Wilson are always a good time!

Wing Commander 4 Party Pics

In the news: Wing Commander 4 Party Pics (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

A selection of candid photos from Origin's Wing Commander IV wrap party! It looks like a great time... for everyone but Melek.

Wing Commander 4 Marine Rifle Prop

In the news: This is My Rifle (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

Want a closer look at Decker's bazooka/rifle from the game? After starring in Wing Commander IV it went on to appear on Star Trek Voyager... and now resides in the private collection of our own Chris Reid!

Wing Commander 4 Melek Prop

In the news: How to Get a Head (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

Where do nightmares go to sleep? eBay! Some years ago, Wing Commander IV's creepy (fuzzy?) Melek animatronic head appeared on the auction site... for a minimum bid of $9,000! There were no buyers, so it's not clear where Melek's head is today.

Wing Commander IV Storyboards

In the news: Wing Commander IV Storyboards (2012/04/03)
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Project: WC4

We have located a large number of Wing Commander IV storyboards. Unfortunately they were intended for web use in 1996, which makes them very low resolution... but there's a lot to see anyway! You can find them all here.

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