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  1. Bandit LOAF

    Massive 90% EA Sale Discounts WC to $0.49 (May 20, 2023)

    It's no trouble at all, in fact I have been chugging away at exactly this project when I can focus my brain on it. I've been putting together a properly cited list of release dates but I'm not past the base games yet. It's a bit of a challenge because of how games were released back then... you...
  2. Bandit LOAF

    Take Another Look at WC3 Kilrathi Concepts (May 24, 2023)

    Drooling over these photos of Wing Commander III's costume shop. I wish we had high resolution images of all those Kilrathi sketches! Massive kudos to Dundradal for figuring out that one of their references is the PLANET OF THE APES SOUNDTRACK! Thought I found one in the prop book...
  3. Bandit LOAF

    Massive 90% EA Sale Discounts WC to $0.49 (May 20, 2023)

    I am having trouble digging up a source immediately but I believe September 23 is correct and can clearly establish that October 9 is wrong. Google's Usenet archive is unfortunately very painful to dig through but even a quick search finds people playing Privateer as early as September 27 (and...
  4. Bandit LOAF

    Earth Shattering Revelation Illudes Us No More (May 17, 2023)

    Yeah, it's one of the BBS missions. The "Marvinius" is shipping "Illudium-Q36".
  5. Bandit LOAF

    Earth Shattering Revelation Illudes Us No More (May 17, 2023)

    What connects the Terran Confederation and the Tri-System? A love of Duck Dodgers, of course! egr10 on the forums pointed out that ESK stands for Earth Shattering Kaboom and I feel like such an doofus because I hadn't figured that out in 32+ years. -- Original update published on...
  6. Bandit LOAF

    The Wing Commander Discography (May 14, 2023)

    A stately conductor stands before an orchestra three rows deep. The planet Venice, the Kilrathi capital of the Vega Sector, looms overhead. He raises his baton… From the very first visual of the very first game, the deep connection between music and Wing Commander was clear… even to PC...
  7. Bandit LOAF

    Wing Commander LP Crowdfund Expands (May 2, 2023)

    The Deluxe vinyl pressing of the WING COMMANDER score has launched! As of this writing, the project has hit almost $3,000, 19% of the total goal. That's a great start, but we'd like to see it higher. Stay tuned for more background and plans for how you can join in on celebrating the campaign in...
  8. Bandit LOAF

    WCPedia - Progress Update

    I know this is more than a decade late, but in case anyone anywhere is searching: SULAKO is in the SOS mission "CIS Shuttle 013AZL". It's the name given to the shuttle... but it explodes before you can target it!
  9. Bandit LOAF

    Mac Delivers Fabulous Hero Ship Wallpaper Pair (May 10, 2023)

    I think you nailed it exatly, Lucas is on record as having heavily based tne trench run on the 1955 version of The Dam Busters... and then Wing Commander stole it straight from Star Wars. (And of course Dam Busters was a true story, so it all goes back to Operation Chastise!)
  10. Bandit LOAF

    Privateer 2 Previews Present Mystery Ships (May 7, 2023)

    It would be pretty rare for a magazine preview to say that they hate the upcoming game, though! It would've be a quick way to be not invited back to EA's E3 show. :D
  11. Bandit LOAF

    Privateer 2 Previews Present Mystery Ships (May 7, 2023)

    One of my favorite things to discover is early previews for Privateer 2: The Darkening, especially those from the press junkets that occurred before the game added a '2' or even a 'Privateer' to the title. Today we've collected two more of these pieces for the archive. Privateer 2 had so much...
  12. Bandit LOAF

    A New Old Look Behind the Scenes of Privateer (May 3, 2023)

    We've come across a small treasure today: extracts from a 1994 textbook about game development called The Magic of Interactive Entertainment by Mike Morrison. The book includes a lot of introductory information about building games (some of which is still very accurate!) and an entire chapter...
  13. Bandit LOAF

    Is there an overlay of the WC universe map on the real galaxy?

    This is a super cool idea and I'd love to see more! I know a number of the systems in Gemini are supposed to be based on particular familiar stars, I can dig up some notes about it later. The familiar WCU map is said to be an "Akwende Projection" that shows jump lines rather than actual star...
  14. Bandit LOAF

    Armada: The Lost Manual (April 29, 2023)

    Awesome, thank you!
  15. Bandit LOAF

    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Campaign Launches (May 1, 2023)

    The Wing Commander Orchestral Recording Project LP project is now LIVE on Indiegogo! Supercade Press has put together the album in several beautiful editions of George Oldziey's album with a range of other cool swag that ranges from t-shirts to original artwork by Howard Day (plus stickers, a...
  16. Bandit LOAF

    WC4 Polaroids: Com. Specialist (April 30, 2023)

    This is part of a series analyzing newly discovered Wing Commander IV continuity photographs. You can find the previous posts collected here. We're stepping away from flight suits for today's Wing Commander IV Polaroid post. What we have here is something intriguing: a young woman in a...
  17. Bandit LOAF

    Armada: The Lost Manual (April 29, 2023)

    Wing Commander Armada comes with one of the greatest game manuals in history, an all-the-more impressive achievement given Origin prided themselves on producing wonderful lore material. That manual is Voices of War, a fascinating and evocative look at both sides of the Terran-Kilrathi conflict...
  18. Bandit LOAF

    Privateer Player's Guide Cover Scene Revealed to be... Reused Asteroid Base Art! (April 26, 2023)

    Crazy discovery! Ever wonder what the scene on the cover of the Privateer manual is? It's not one of the regular landing pads. But look closely at the 'buildings' in the background... they're being reused from the asteroid base mesh to make it look like a cityscape! -- Original update...
  19. Bandit LOAF

    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander Vinyl Campaign Still Imminent (April 27, 2023)

    Back in February, we reported on a teaser post from Supercade announcing an upcoming crowd funding campaign to release an LP (vinyl record) of George Oldziey's Wing Commander Orchestral Recording Project. The good news today is that the campaign is still happening and it sounds like it's...
  20. Bandit LOAF


    Super cool! I'm fascinated and there's a lot that could help other projects for sure! Have you been able to read data from any of the console ports? Getting the 3DO, Playstation, SNES, etc. versions of artwork and other assets is a big blocker for me right now!