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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
My first real game was wing commander 1. I remember being heartbroken with wing2 came out and the sales rep telling me all my friends died.
Seller: "Buying Wing 2, eh? Well, you know, all your friends died."
Tarsus: "Oh, well. At least I'll have more time to play Wing 2."
Seller: "No, I mean, inside the game... they all died in Wing 2."
Tarsus: "Noooooooooooooooooooo!"
 

Dyret

Super Carrot!
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?
 

tarsus

Commodore
Didn't Halcyon retire? I think it's only the crewman that thumbs ups you at the end of the mission that died.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
and have logged way to many hours in priv, beating the game in my favorite ship.


Oh I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had a trophy pic of the Tarsus at Delta Prime but I've lost it now. It's a total bitch to do but it's a fun achievement.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?

When Blair confronts Jazz, he says, "How many deaths are you responsible for, Colson? Specialist McGuffin, General Halcyon, Iceman, Knight, Hunter, everyone else on the Tiger’s Claw… And Mariko… And you think I’ll let you live, bastard? No, I don’t think so…" So it heavily implies that Halcyon did die on the Claw. Of course, we later learn about how Hawk found Iceman's body and Hunter dies in the novels, but there's also a second corroboration on page 161 of the WC1&2 Strategy Guide: "Colonel Halcyon, Lefty, Shotglass, and more than 750 others were dead." Shotglass, on the other hand, is also referenced in the Armada Voices of War manual, which has given some people hope he may have somehow survived too: "There’s the brass wing Shotglass gave me after K’Tithrak Mang." The Claw was destroyed on attack approach to K'tithrak Mang, so it seems more than a coincidental reference, but lacking any other data point, the strategy guide calling him dead seems to be it.
 
Hello all. My name is Lee, and I'm a 54- yr. old Engineer out of South Carolina. I like to consider myself part of the original video game generation, as I weaned off of PONG and still own my Atari 2600 I got as a sophomore in high school, in 1980. My favorite video game was Galaga - my friend and I would flip the game dozens of times, scoring in the millions each, and at one local video game parlor the game's motherboard burned out, and the owner blamed us for that, LOL. Couldn't really blame him though - we'd be on that game for hours playing, off of only 50 cents.

Have always loved FPS games and flight combat style games. I got the Privateer game as a classic CD game from Origin for a Win95 Packard Dell PC I got in '95, and enjoyed the game immensely. When the Privateer 2 game came out, I got that as well, and like the 1st version I played both into the ground until the PC crashed in 2003. Instead of fixing the old box, I replaced it with a WinXP PC, and fell out of playing the games until I found the Privateer gm in DOS format online for downloading, and played it again until the original HD on my PC crashed during a bad winter storm.

Anyhow, I just recently found the Privateer 2 DOS gm at GOG.com and decided to give it a try. Just starting out with it, but enjoying it thus far, bringing back the memories. Cheers!
 

DefianceIndustries

Rear Admiral
Hello all. My name is Lee, and I'm a 54- yr. old Engineer out of South Carolina. I like to consider myself part of the original video game generation, as I weaned off of PONG and still own my Atari 2600 I got as a sophomore in high school, in 1980. My favorite video game was Galaga - my friend and I would flip the game dozens of times, scoring in the millions each, and at one local video game parlor the game's motherboard burned out, and the owner blamed us for that, LOL. Couldn't really blame him though - we'd be on that game for hours playing, off of only 50 cents.

Have always loved FPS games and flight combat style games. I got the Privateer game as a classic CD game from Origin for a Win95 Packard Dell PC I got in '95, and enjoyed the game immensely. When the Privateer 2 game came out, I got that as well, and like the 1st version I played both into the ground until the PC crashed in 2003. Instead of fixing the old box, I replaced it with a WinXP PC, and fell out of playing the games until I found the Privateer gm in DOS format online for downloading, and played it again until the original HD on my PC crashed during a bad winter storm.

Anyhow, I just recently found the Privateer 2 DOS gm at GOG.com and decided to give it a try. Just starting out with it, but enjoying it thus far, bringing back the memories. Cheers!

Welcome aboard! :)
 

Youngblood

Rear Admiral
Hi Everyone!

My name is Dan and I'm a Wingnut..

I am 36 years old From Colchester in the UK but I am now living in Abu Dhabi in the UAE after retiring from the Royal Air Force, I don't post all too often but Ive been visiting for at least 15 years maybe more!

My first exposure to WC was the first game on the Amiga.. I remember finding the book Freedom Flight and in the back was an ad for WC2 which I had no idea existed imagine my disappointment when I discovered I needed a PC which I didn't have! I got my hands on 3 and 4 on the PlayStation around 1997 but it took until 2 was on GOG before I could finally play that and the add on's for 1
 

Jdawg

Commodore
Even though I've been with my wife forever we actually just officially got married on the19th. Here is a pic of us along with our parents
 

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DaveO

Rear Admiral
Well, my profile says I discovered this place in 2008. Now a few things about my Wing Commander history and me.

I started on Wing Commander 1 for the IBM when machines were still in the infancy period. Sound Blaster became the defacto must-have AND you needed to know your Autoexec and Command batch files for DOS.

I've played and put up recordings on YouTube of my Let's Play from WC1 to the end of Prophecy: Special Operations.


I am ex-military, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1993-1997 on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. We had a significant fire on our ship during one of our cruises. Our carrier took part of the 50th anniversary of D-Day and we traveled throught the Suez canal twice. I have memoribilia from both cruises and old photos I'll digitize.
 

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MannerOfLoaf

Spaceman
My name is Chris and I'm a 36yo engineer. Wing Commander was one of my first video game experiences when I watched my older brother play it. Most of my own initial missions seemed to end with me face-first in an asteroid or mine but I was able to copy one of my bro's saves on the final mission and did manage to kill the starbase all by myself!

I actually reported this in second-grade show and tell. Nobody cared or even understood I think. hahahaha
 

Saturnyne

Vice Admiral
This thread gives me the perfect excuse to post after such a long time. I used to talk all the time here, and now I only pop in once every few months. I'm sure you've missed me greatly. 😆

Anyway, I'm Dan. I first came across wcnews way back in 2000 or 2001, so I'm not entirely sure how I ended up finding it. Probably looking online for Wing Commander resources or something. Since then, I've made all sorts of posts, argued about Tolwyn being in many places at once, helped sort tech issues, and sent appreciation to fan projects like the HD movies for WC4 and Prophecy. It's always great fun to commiserate with people with like interests.

As for becoming a fan of Wing Commander, I'm probably the only person here whose first experience was the SNES version lol. I rented it from the video store way back in 1994 I believe, and gave it a shot. The fiction in the instruction book was surprisingly captivating, and the game itself was moody with a lot of gravitas. And it didn't hurt that it was really fun to play, even if it was a PC game adapted to a SNES controller. My family didn't really have a PC until 1998, where my next Wing Commander experience was the demo for Prophecy. After that, I moved to California, and while fighting a losing battle with depression, ended up with a lot of time on my hands. I was lucky enough to be able to get ahold of the rest of the series on PC over time.

Since moving back to Canada in 2002, I still have all my Wing Commander games, but haven't made time to play through them. Getting Prophecy and Secret Ops working on modern tech is a... journey, shall we say. But hey, I've bought out GOG's Wing Commander catalogue, so I should definitely make time to get my money's worth. lol

Anyway, if you've read this far, reward yourself with your favorite snack. You deserve it. Be well, and much love. 🙂
 
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