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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    WC3 really nailed it. It balanced both gameplay and the FMV beautifully. WC4 was too heavy with FMV (especially for the time), and WCP scaled it back too much. Other games with FMV (or so I am led to believe) just didn't seem to bother trying to get quality performances from the actors. WC3 is...
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    Do big companies do Kickstarters? Or "matching" Kickstarters, like they will spend an equivalent amount to what is backed by the public?
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    I feel that FMV is almost WC's signature now so I want to see it back. It would also help differentiate it from other products on the market. A cameo from anyone from the older games would be great. I wonder how much Mark Hammill costs these days, even for a day of shooting? Also, I would...
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    Good points, but EA calls the shots. Remember how Lucasarts rushed out KOTOR2?
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    HD video packs - Tech Support

    Fuckin' A! 👍👍
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    If there ever was a time in the past 10 years or so it would be now. But I am not getting my hopes up. Also feel that you need people who really care about WC (you know, US WINGNUTS) involved or it won't turn out great.
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    HD video packs - Tech Support

    So I can, in theory, use @ODVS upscales of the DVDs (with the new dll), but not the enhancement pack? Do I have to download the DVD movies first and then the upscales or just go straight to the upscales? Planned installation is as follows: WCP installed opengl patch installed new dll installed...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    I hated that WC4 was rushed. It really is WC3.5.
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    This is a good thing. From a game design perspective, I would not want the player to act in an unrealistic manner (conserving missiles - like you do in WC3).
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    Prophecy Cutscene can only see part of image

    @Getius If I could ask: what files did you use, and in what order did you install them? I want to give Prophecy another go too. It has been a decade, maybe more since I played it.
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    Wings of Heroes: Confederation Starfighters 2654-2674 by J. "Primate" Allen

    Perhaps...the Superhellcat is intended to Black Lance only...the player won't fly it. The Morningstar is my vision of an advanced stike fighter that you would get in WC3 starting with the Ariel missions. It should not be better the the Excalibur, but better then the others. Maybe it would be OP...
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    Are there other "space carrier" novels out there with not too much "weird" elements but instead grounded military sci-fi?

    I thought the X-Wing series was good...but more for teenagers. I liked them at the time, but when I went back to them later I felt I had outgrown them. Not trying to sound like a snooty ass and no offence intended. Zahn's books on the other hand still hold up!
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    There is confusion. In the U.S When something is given a numerical addition, it indicates a completely new airframe (or "weapons system" as the military likes to call them). The F-35 (Lightning II) is in no way shape or form an advanced version of the P-38 (Lightning)!! Now the U.S has screwed...
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    Well, the spaceframes of the WC1 or WC2 starfighters could just be upgraded with better shields, engines, guns, gun capacitors etc. Only bombers seem to have really advanced from WC1 to WC3/4 in terms of what the actual spaceframe brings to the table. The Thunderbolt is really quite pathetic for...
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    Not a bad strategy at all. Aggressively switching to your rear turret when you have an enemy on your six is highly recommended as well. Leech missiles work quite well too if you just play on Ace.
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    Watching a Let's Play of Saga now. The Sabre mission.
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    Oh boy. No way to reconcile this stuff then. 😥 Thanks for your work though @tarsus
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    I would expect that from such a small, low mass fighter for sure. As an aside, don't you think the Razor fighter from WC4 owes a lot to the Ferret?
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    A lot of things are (sort of) coming together. With @Bandit LOAF informing me that the initial intention of the designers of WC3 were to have the game take place a decade after WC2, it makes sense we see a big jump in shielding in that game. But it seems that armour, speed and maneuverability...
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    Reconciling Fighter and Capital ship stats across the WC games

    As always @Bandit LOAF , you are the man! Looks like I have my work cut out for me...
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