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  1. Bob McDob

    Listen to Two Different Grayson Burrows Voiceovers (January 30, 2023)

    What credits do we have?
  2. Bob McDob

    In-flight combat gameplay of Privateer 2

    Yeah, P2 has the best mouse control of the series. Playing it with a mouse felt close enough to Freelancer that playing it after I would instinctively use my scroll wheel to adjust throttle before remembering that I was in the wrong game. I don't know if the Freelancer team ever talked about it...
  3. Bob McDob

    All of WC4’s Flight Deck Damage Models in One Place (January 19, 2023)

    Actually looking at the images I noticed something else - the yellow hangar tubes (fuel lines?) on the Intrepid are arranged slightly differently. That doesn't strictly seem necessary; they probably could have rendered it with the hangar and then overlaid the ships on top, and even if they did...
  4. Bob McDob

    Privateer 2 Wingman Bio Purpoisefully Changed at the Last Minute (January 25, 2023)

    I'm guessing that they never finished the porpoise art on time. Too bad, a Duress would have stayed useful the whole game.
  5. Bob McDob

    All of WC4’s Flight Deck Damage Models in One Place (January 19, 2023)

    Or is it a case of "we did this up to the spec of the others because we didn't know how often we'd be using it"?
  6. Bob McDob

    A Pro Stick Paired With an Action Hit (January 11, 2023)

    Hey, I had that! That was actually how I got into Wing Commander, and also my first joystick, though for some reason I was never able to actually get it to work with the game. I think there was a bundle that came with the first game? At least that's what I remember. It might also have been a...
  7. Bob McDob

    Tractors for the Memories (March 8, 2022)

    Was the car post ever made?
  8. Bob McDob

    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Inbound (December 29, 2022)

    As much as I like his Kickstarter work my favorite Oldziey composition is still the arrangements he did for the original game music. It's too bad he hasn't been able to go back to that, but at least we have the Swedish orchestras to fill the gap. Has there ever been a post tracking down all the...
  9. Bob McDob

    Happy New Year! (January 1, 2023)

    The Skull is absolutely the scariest ship, not because it's amazingly good but because unless you have Stream Mk. IIs / missiles you will never be able to shoot it down and be trapped at the nav point forever.
  10. Bob McDob

    WC4 Set Revelation Comes to Light (December 16, 2022)

    Looks like lighting. If anything production didn't do that enough ― didn't they build a full-scale shuttle that appears only in one scene? I mean, Axius is a Confed starbase so it makes sense that they would look the same inside.
  11. Bob McDob

    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    Also Wing Commander II feels a lot less cartoony when you're playing it. For a long time I had only looked at the game through screenshots and thought that the ships looked cel-shaded, but when I actually played it again I was surprised how much it felt like the later 3D games.
  12. Bob McDob

    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    I was going to mention Denis Loubet too as an example of artists having an impact beyond their field: he created the radar system used in all the games, and then copied by other series such as Freespace. It's still the best design I've seen, especially for a 2D game; the only other good ones are...
  13. Bob McDob

    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    No problem, it's probably not clear for native speakers either. I mean that from II onward the Kilrathi have been portrayed as feudal warriors ― in the intro PRINCE Thrakkath goes to meet the EMPEROR and he's dressed like a medieval lord. All the subsequent works play off that, with the...
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    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    I never really understood why Roberts seemed to dislike this aspect of Wing Commander II. I think the story is that he wanted things to be more clear-cut, but then in IV you fight a civil war against your own comrades who are trying to commit genocide, which seems a hell of a lot darker than...
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    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    So they weren't responsible for the initial draft of the script then? I thought it was interesting how well they managed the sci-fi jargon and feel of the story and universe which I wouldn't expect from any off-the-shelf script monkey. Blair is a self-insert for the player, and having someone...
  16. Bob McDob

    Read About Ginger Lynn's Other Profession (December 4, 2022)

    It was never going to happen anyway given Chris Roberts' comments about how hard he was trying to avoid that comparison.
  17. Bob McDob

    I never understood why Tolwyn hated Blair so much.

    Tolwyn gets a lot more moments where we can see why he acts the way he does, even if it's only in retrospect. I wonder if we would feel differently about the Menjou character in that film if he had been developed in the same way; he's a jerkass and a politicker but he's also not Literal Space...
  18. Bob McDob

    More MIYOO Mini Wing Commander in Action (November 29, 2022)

    That's pretty neat although I can't imagine it being very satisfying to play. Has anyone tried running the original games on a Steam Deck or Ayaneo?
  19. Bob McDob

    Privateer 3D Archive Licence?

    They don't use the Origin models anyway, I believe they're the ones Howard Day made for Pioneer, which was an aborted Privateer fan game (not to be confused with Pioneer, which is an aborted Elite fan game)
  20. Bob McDob

    Hunter Joins Long Line of WC Movie Actors in Star Wars (November 13, 2022)

    When I glanced at the first thumbnail after seeing the previous posts I assumed it was Caspar Van Dien and was briefly confused before I actually read the title. They really look alike. Also, Malcolm McDowell played an archaeologist in the series finale of Rebels.