Because of a technicality, the WCZone site can't yet host their shipset update -- but we can! Grab the update here (requires original shipset, available at wczone.net), from BlackLance.org... and then join the SubSpace fun tonight at 7 PM EST.
Once in the game, access the zone from server 'sscentral.vie.co.uk' -- the title is "ExS Wing Commander".
We're re-vamping our links section! If you have a Wing Commander site that isn't listed, please contact TC immediately for inclusion in a massive update.
It took an entire mini-yellow pad of math and a very creased copy of Voices of War, but I've properly calculated Kilrathi timespans... the 'Sun Year' is 522 'Moons' long... and for every 1.77 moons occurs 1 Terran Day. This means that the dates for the Pukcal and Sivar ceremonies each year must now be recalculated -- this year's Sivar is on May 13th, the Pukcal on June 30th. Data for previous and future years will be posted this weekend. TC took this information even further, and created a Terran/Kilrathi conversion program -- available here.
The WC Saga TC for Conquest: Frontier Wars has finished their first model -- WC2's F-57 Sabre... here she is in all her glory. Now that's sexy!
Tonight's the big night -- the WCZone for SubSpace opens at 7 PM EST! Enjoy Wing Commander themed MMP action based on the classic SubSpace basis. Download the SubSpace client here, and the WCZone materials here.
Our sister domain, Crius.net, has hit some impressive marks recently. The site, home to the third incarnation of the CIC message boards and our free e-mail service, has hit the vaunted 40,000 post level -- over 750 people are registered to discuss Wing Commander topics there. Further, more than 250 people use Crius.net's free e-mail service daily! Who said WC fandom was dead?
... pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck! And you can now find a Ferret at the Wing Commander Model Development Forum -- Brad McKinstry's P-64 model is up and ready for download here.
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)