Am I interested in absurdly detailed digging through Wing Commander asset files? Of course I am. Thank you for all the work making that atlas in the knowledge that someone was guaranteed to ask about them.
Are there only 3 columns in the WC2 sheet because it only supported
3 sky objects, or the designers only ever used 3 objects, even though some WC1 missions had 4? I know going from WC1 to WC2 the maximum number of ships per mission shrank from 32 to 24, but if they reduced the sky object limit from 4 to 3, that seems like a minimal saving of memory.
I'm a little disappointed with how few objects they drew for Super Wing Commander, and I see it means there's no specific character
to the "Secret Missions 1.5," where the original Secret Missions 2 had a whole lot of new objects to give Firekka and adjacent systems their own appearance.
Thank you also for digging through and finding those Heaven's Gate appearances. I went and got screenshots.
This purple nebula appeared in the Observation Deck during Heaven's Gate A, but I couldn't find it in flight.
The brown planet appears in the exact same graphical position of Angel's office window and the bridge. So at this point I have to concede that there probably wasn't some careful plan to define the orientation of every room aboard the Concordia
. But it's been an entertaining diversion, going through all these backgrounds.
However, if these angles were
planned, then in the bridge shots, Bluehair appears to be looking towards the front windows.
Hey, while most rooms have two distinct backgrounds for close-ups, they just mirrored the one used for the bridge!