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    Exciting Discovery: Merlin's Holographic Emitter (March 14, 2023)

    Here's a recent discovery of mine regarding the unused hologram character Merlin in the Wing Commander movie. The film was shot to include all his scenes and his deletion had a knock-on effect for nearly all other elements of the film. Merlin was Blair's PPC (Personal Portable Computer), a...
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    LOAF's Incredible New Multidisciplinary Wing Commander Thread!

    Even in the brief snippets of Rodriguez we actually do see in the final movie, he doesn't appear to be the lowest rank. He actually seems to be the most senior person in the torpedo room. When the claw takes a hit and they ask for a damage report, it's Rodriguez that answers. And then in the...
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    Fighter/Bomber In-Service Dates Visualized (February 29, 2024)

    The way the game is designed, the heavier ships weren't necessarily the best. I played a ton with the Darket Dragonfly, which was arguably one of the lightest armored ships in the game. But you could literally fly circles around every other ship and outrun missiles, so as long as you could...
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    Wing Loader (KS/WCDX) Loader & Voice Over Mod

    You can stop the voiceovers in the intro by just not setting up the digital sound to soundblaster. If it's set to a card not capable of digital speech like an adlib it should just show you the subtitles
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    Originator

    Amazing! You're a rock star here. I'm blown away by how fast you're knocking out these revisions but maybe that's just years of stagnation showing through. This is such a boon to the community at large and I'm grateful for it. I can't wait to see what everyone gets up to with how much easier...
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    About Secret Ops

    Yeah, it was a pretty great experience unlike anything else at the time. Nothing else has quite captured that weekly anticipation. Still, Secret Ops and Prophecy were still relatively successful at the time and the reasons for the series disappearance are many and convoluted. EA/Origin...
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    Wing Commander Prophecy and Windows 11?

    As for the audio issues I'm not entirely convinced this isn't a driver issue or output problem. It feels like windows is defaulting to a different audio device than the one used by the regular video codecs and that AC3 and so on when played by the overlay are defaulting to your digital output...
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    BREAKING: WC Prophecy on GOG

    Is it possible that for whatever reason your AC3 is defaulting to digital out or to some other output mode that isn't your default when running the movies? Another possible culprit is the DVD overlay which windows is treating like a second window. For whatever reason windows likes to mute...
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    BREAKING: WC Prophecy on GOG

    Not necessarily. VLC IIRC defaults to some kind of FFMpeg implementation. The way a game decides which codec to use for processing is sort of more complicated. Somewhere directx is likely mishandling telling the game what output mode to use for audio or possibly even telling it to use the...
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    BREAKING: WC Prophecy on GOG

    Are we talking about the DVD video packs or the HD fan-upscaled movie packs? It still sounds like a codec issue but the specific reason it's failing to play audio could vary. Even with K-lite installed you might still need to tweak some things with the codec tweak tool. Sometimes you also...
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    Exploring a Cockpit Artpiece Mystery (November 12, 2023)

    My money is still that it's some kind of monitor/tv wrap for stores that might be showing the WC3 trailer VHS or something on a loop. Still, that doesn't necessarily need to be the case either as the fact that it's could be cut up and reconfigured any which way means it doesn't need to fold at...
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    The Making of Victory's Gunnery Control (December 4, 2023)

    Whatever the inflight guns are on the victory, you can see a pair of huge capship guns outside the window in those renders. I assume they are also anticapship guns of some sort and not the turrets that would be shooting down fighters. So presumably gunnery control might have some control over...
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    Wing Loader (KS/WCDX) Loader & Voice Over Mod

    IIRC it was just a gamma adjustment. Basically you could make the Blue space a darker blue but not actually black.
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    Preview New CIC Video Archive, Feedback Needed! (October 9, 2023)

    There needs to be a way to distinguish this. IIRC the original intent was to have wcpedia have essentially 2 parts where the majority of the entries were in-universe encyclopedia entries and then there would be a note at the end of the page regarding real-world things like game references and...
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    Missing Cutscenes Recovered from German Prophecy Discs (October 28, 2023)

    Hmm, double checking my CDs... Somewhere along the way I guess it was assumed that movies.tre was the same on each disk since they're supposed to be the generic/common videos There's definitely missing on the DVD EDIT: Yup, there they are on CD3... Thanks!
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    Wing Commander Prophecy: Secret Ops Model Update Pack

    it's possible I missed an update but this might be the newest version of the pack http://popsiclepete.solsector.net/files/OpenGL-WCP_setup(TEST-MUP)-RELEASE-CANDIDATE.exe
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    Error after the second mission

    If that's the error message in the screenshot I don't think that's anything to do with multithreading. Anyway, you might want to check the compatibility mode you have WCP set to. Are you using any fan patches or upgrades? If it actually is a multithreading error on the CPU you could try...
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    WC4 HD Video Resolution Issue

    You probably need to go to the EXE properties and on the compatability tab go to the High DPI settings and check the overide box and tell it to use the application settings.
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    How often does Privateer lock up in combat?

    There's a couple hard freezes/crashes in WC2 that are fixed with the loadfix command in DOSbox. I would suspect that hang-ups in privateer might have a similar cause, though I haven't encounterd them myself
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    Want to play but download link no longer works

    The download works for me https://standoff.solsector.net/downloads.shtml. That said, chrome doens't like people downloading EXE files so I had to right click the link and "save as" and then go to the download manager and allow it.
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