If you want to read the fiction though only install each episode when you get to it or you won't get the password.
I kind of just assumed everybody was stealing SO anyway and wouldn't care about this.
I have the German files as well. but only in the split version. Base game and speech addon. I actually sent a DL link (by now of course invalid) to the CIC for them at least once on the past..
I was hoping for the slim chance that these wouldn't be just as easy as regular Prophecy, but oh well, it's GREAT to be playing official Wing Commander that I haven't before.
I seem to recall that WCSO is sort of unbalanced in terms of difficulty -- you'll have a set of missions designed with an ordinary number of opponents... and then a set with sixty gazillion Devil Rays.
I think only the first set is fairly easy...once you get into the later episodes it's the sixty gazillion Devil Rays and Mantas at every damn nav point. Most of the time your radar will be almost solid red.