Retro Alcove Restores Pentium for WC3 Glory (August 30, 2021)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Maiden Ariana has posted a fun video about her journey to getting Wing Commander 3 running on a vintage computer. There have been similar videos in the past that have emphasized things like the config.sys and autoexec.bat type configuration, but she goes on an entire quest that ends up involving both CD-ROM and sound card replacement. While WC3 is not the most speed-sensitive Wing Commander game, it can still produce some quirky results with higher end Pentium era hardware, which led to some issues. But with enough time, effort and retro hardware, it's possible to get the game working smoothly! Check out the video to see how she did it:


I take you on a bit of my troubleshooting journey to get Wing Commander 3 hopefully running flawlessly on actual vintage/retro hardware (no DosBox cheating here).

This is my first full length Retro Alcove video. Many more to come in this series. If you like what you see, please let me know below. If you spied a particular item in the partial glimpse my Retro collection that you want to see a video on, let me know that too. I have a huge collection and I am dedicated to sharing regular retro pc content here on this channel.

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Original update published on August 30, 2021
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Thanks for the tip - I saw in this video that she was talking about doing a future WC4 edition, but this one's been in my notes for several weeks and I didn't check to see if that had materialized yet. We'll get it in a future update!
 
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