Byydo: This picture looks familiar...
Joe: LOAF fails the screentest for the part of 'Wendy-Lou-Who'.
Hades: The photo from the year before with LOAF and "Lara Croft" was greater if only because Joe almost got in a fight trying to take the picture.
Hey all, Raptor here.
HTL continues with the start of a new series called "Welcome To Hell". (Which incidentally, is what I tell new writers. *G*) This chapter follows the Confed reserve pilots and crews you met previously in "The Road To Hell" and "Toeing The Line" series, as they come face to face with the Nephilim. The first chapter, "Ship Of The Line" is set roughly parallel to our last story "Old Friends And New...", and is written by James Andrew "JAG" Greenhow. Please send any and all comments to him at Rambo.firstname.lastname@example.org, not to me.
The story is at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/...
Weasel: I don't think any comment of mine can do this picture justice.
Monee: NOW, it's dead. Good stomping there, Hades.
Byydo: You again! Go away :(
ChrisReid: I think that's what he was saying to me.
If the cheat is entered correctly, the screen will flash white briefly.
God Mode (invulnerable):
Up, Down, A, B, Left, Right, L, L, R, R, B, A
Unlock Flight History (all missions available from Flight History terminal):
Up, Up, L, R, Down, Down, A, A, B, A
Unlock alien ships in tactical database:
R, L, A, A, A, B, Up, Left, Down, Right, Up, A
Weasel: Mr. Kat is watching you...
Monee: Remember the receipt for that? "Teddy Bear?! Uhhh..."
Joe: I secretly wanted to steal that shirt from Hades!
And the real Mr. Kat:
This is a picture of Margaret Weis and Don Perrin being assaulted by Wingnuts. Both have successful careers in the sci-fi/fantasy industry, and we were happy to report we surprised them by showing up en masse with people who knew them exclusively for their work on the Wing Commander customizable card game. Yeah, it was all fun and games for us.. but I felt really bad for the Holy Grail actor all suited up in armor to the right of this picture. He had like one guy show up for an autograph while a dozen crazy Wing Commander fans waited in the Weis/Perrin mob.
Weasel: Do we have any pictures without robots in them?
ChrisReid: Nope, you're in every shot.
Joe: I can understand why Hades isn't smiling....we worked late, putting all those together...but JEEZ! SMILE, DAMMIT!
Hades: I am smiling. :(
Strategic combat is another key differentiator for UXO that engages players in a fast-paced, real-time exchange of attacks and easy-to-use special moves. Players can choose their level of aggressiveness and a variety of combat styles, making the outcome of the battle as dependent on players' actions as on their characters' strength. In addition to individual combat, player guilds can challenge other guilds to gladiator-style dueling in privately created zones.There will be extensive character customization through development of eight Virtues as well as customized quests and combat. OSI vice president and chief operating office Andy Hollis has this to say.
Ultima X: Odyssey takes the genre to the next level through its innovative new Odyssey Adventure System ensuring that players experience a greater sense of adventure and reward from both questing and combat.They expect to release the game this winter. It's hard to tell how good the game will actually be from screenshots, but there is also a video trailer you can access here.
Congratulations on your purchase of Privateer 2! We hope you enjoy the new worlds of The Darkening! If you like this game, ORIGIN would like to encourage you to buy a copy of wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom, the fourth chapter in an epic series of space combat games. Wing Commander IV chronicles the struggles of Colonel Christopher Blair as he battles to save the Confederation. Classic space combat is your milieu as you control Blair's actions both in space and aboard his massive space carrier, the Lexington.I was pretty unhappy with the scan above, so we also have a nice clear super sized 450 k jpeg here.
Byydo: I was gonna say something about Fat Albert's clubhouse here, but I'd probably get murdered.
Weasel: Chris has issues with consciousness.
TyeDyeBoy: Given his freakish nap cycling, I bet there are many doctors that would love to put him through some kind of sleep study.
Monee: Chris has now gone into screen saver mode again.
ChrisReid: I can't believe I slept through a guy searching the floor with a pocket flashlight.
Joe: LOAF's late night stints at the all-you-can-eat cabbage bar can be devastating!
Mmmm.. cabbage bar.
Most voiceovers for the Prologue are well underway, and we're about to start writing specific dialogue for the main campaign... so this is a good time to start looking for voice actors and actresses.If you'd like to help out, email email@example.com to apply. Hopefully the script has a part for Ghost.
If you have a good microphone and a good English, contact us via email to lend us your voice! We will need people for various parts, ranging from the smallest of roles to some of the main characters, so no matter how much or how little time you have, you can probably help us. We also are in serious need of female voices and Kilrathi voices, so if you are a member of the fairer sex or someone with disfunctional vocal chords, we really could use your talents! We're going with WCP-sounding Kilrathi, so if you can do anything like that (no matter what sound editing program you use, or whether you can only apply this effect to others' voiceovers or record them yourself) you're exactly what we're looking for.
Byydo: Who wins? You win. CLEAN THE CAT HAIRS OFF YOUR SCANNER.
Weasel: OH, MY GOD! ARE YOU CHRISREID?
ChrisReid: Yes I am.
Joe: For those who don't know--Hades, Paula, and I printed up about 6 of these pictures, and secretly asked total strangers to ask for ChrisReid's autograph--ALL WEEKEND LONG! He had no idea what was going on!--RIOT!
Hades: It's great how the people behind are trying to figure out if Chris is someone famous.
ChrisReid: And Yes I am.
The first move you must make is to gather your squadron together. Because you located your woman first, you become the Wing Commander. The next step is for the Kamikaze Pilot to move in and start a conversation with the Girl-goyle of the group. The purpose of this step is to infiltrate and set up contact with the female group.
Byydo: Yay, Bob Ross's autograph!
Weasel: Poor Aaron Allston probably never wants to see another Claw Marks ever again.
TyeDyeBoy: We did the same thing to him last year, just not in such large numbers. Poor guy's heart probably won't be able to take it next year.
LOAF: I'm already buying more WC1s for next year.
ChrisReid: Me too.
Hades: We got kicked out of the room we were in. Again. But the signing continued outside.
After installing, in the zones menu, click "add custom."You may or may not find other players if you stop in on your own without arranging a game. Once things get going we hope to eventually organize some times for everyone to meet and play. If you'd like to meet other people or help us schedule a time, check out the Crius thread here.
You can call the Zone whatever you want, I suggest "Wing Commander Zone." In the IP address field type: 188.8.131.52 & in the port field type: 5800
Click ok and return to the main screen. Make a Profile for yourself.
Wing Commander Zone (or whatever you named it) should appear at the bottom of the zone list. Select it and click play to...well...play!
Weasel: That's a lot of Stormtroopers...
TyeDyeBoy: We kept yelling for the Stormtroopers to go beat down the Klingons, but I guess we had a bad transmitter.
Adjusted times to GMT & killed colour codes. Short log goes from the beginning of the 1 hour countdown to the end of everyone yelling happy birthday after the update. Long log goes from like 2 PM to me getting disconnected for a few minutes while playing SS at 9ish PM
On the movie front. Lost Regiment is moving forward with Cruise/Wagner Productions and Paramount Studios. The option was purchased in June and they are currently doing first run through of screen play development.If you're not familiar with the series, you can find information on the latest novels at Amazon. It's a series about a Union regiment fighting the civil war that has been transplanted to an alien planet where they must fight. Kinda crazy, but it's pretty popular.
Up, Up, L, R, Down, Down, A, A, B, AIf you see the screen flash white quickly, you'll know that the cheat is active. Now go enjoy playing the missions that you didn't play on your first run through the game!
You can find these and other cool things at his Solsector home here.
The Black Lance Headquarters congratulates Wing Commander CIC - the vanguard of the Wing Commander fan community - on its FIFTH BIRTHDAY. Thank you for your many years of service to the community and your never ending quest to secure the latest in WC information and fun. May you continue for many years to come and have a great Fifth on us!
Your friends at the BLH
Sunday evening, August 10, 2003 or Monday morning, August 11, 2003 depending on where you live. At around 7:00 pm US Eastern (4:00 pm US Pacific, 11:00 pm GMT or 7:00 to 9:00 am in parts of Australia) we will all be formally getting together online at our new IRC server (irc.wcnews.com) online in #Wingnut to begin the celebration.Connect to irc.wcnews.com or use our simple Java Client to join the fun. I'd strongly recommend you drop in an hour or two early to synchronize your times. We've had a couple people visit already and discover they would have arrived late had they not compared time zones beforehand.
The Fat Man and Team Fat have been doing videogame soundtracks since the early 1980's when it all began with the original score they composed for Intellivision Thin Ice. The music for titles such as 7th Guest, Loom, and Wing Commander can also be accredited to them. They will be performing LIVE on Sunday at CGE 2003!Anyone in Las Vegas near Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel & Casino might want to check it out.
We don't own this place.. but we have an understanding with the people who do.
Hey all, Raptor here.Thanks Raptor!
HTL continues with a great new story called "Old Friends And New", which follows the TCS Yorktown, flagship of the Third Fleet, and her battlegroup. You saw at the end of our last arc how the Border Worlders reacted the Combined Fleet's arrival in Nifelhiem and the possibility of an end to the long battle. This story written by Joe "Wraith" Guida looks at the Confed point of view. Please send any and all comments to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org, not to me.
The story is at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/...
As this will be the last HTL chapter published before the CIC's big birthday bash, I would like to take this chance to congratulate and thank the CIC staff for all they've achieved over the past five years. I've been part of the online Wing Commander scene since the days of the old Origin Wing Commander chatboard (RIP), and it's hard to think of any other site or group who've given so much to the Wing Commander community online. In addition to providing us with up to the minute WC news and all the WC info we could want, the CIC has always provided a great place for Wing Commander fans to get together and talk about their common passion, and been a boon to anyone involved in WC fan projects. Personally, I doubt HTL would have gotten as far as it has without being able to showcase our stories at Solsector or being able to bring our stories to an audience outside the Aces Club. Here's looking forward to the *next* five years of success for the CIC.
Question 11: Research on what piece of Kilrathi technology led to the development of the Phase Transit Cannon?You can answer by filling out the Trivia form here.
Question 12: Research from a Kilrathi R&D project to develop what weapon was used in the development of the flash-pak?
Bonus 6: What are at least two other pieces of Confederation equipment or technology based on Kilrathi research or technology?
I can tell you the cockpits and talking heads were done in DeluxePaint, and the ships you fired at were sprites rendered in early 3D modeling packages like the old DOS 3D Studio version 1. (That was used for WC2, WC1 utilized an early Amiga program I can't remember the name of.) Hope this helps.
No textures yet all 3d. I would say it is about 90% done. Cockpit still needs to be done as well as some detail work. The detail on it is ridiculous...It has about 300000 faces so far. It will be a combination of all the different versions of the arrow. It's mainly the Armada version, which I like best.You can post feedback at Crius here.
On the subject of fan gatherings, some of the staff will be massing around Seattle, Vancouver BC and the greater Baltimore area in the week prior to the event. Schedules permitting, it might be possible to meet up with some local fans who won't be able to make the jump to Atlanta. Send us an email if that might include you.
Byydo: Hehehe, you can't tell me the big glowing sign above monnee's head wasn't intentional. Tye needs to kick somebody's ass around here.
TyeDyeBoy: Byydo is under the mistaken impression that I care. Besides, Monee could take Crid any day.
LOAF: Monee could take any of us any day.
ChrisReid: Take me where?
Joe: LOAF again maintains his "I'm not with these guys" posture.
Sunday evening, August 10, 2003 or Monday morning, August 11, 2003 depending on where you live. At around 7:00 pm US Eastern (4:00 pm US Pacific, 11:00 pm GMT or 7:00 to 9:00 am in Australia) we will all be formally getting together online at our new IRC server (irc.wcnews.com) online in #Wingnut to begin the celebration.
Some related material is available in limited quantities. Earth & Beyond, Ultima Online, Starlancer and the like are options. We may hold a few impromptu contests to test your Wing Commander knowledge, but generally most prizes are door prizes awarded randomly every few minutes to the guests that are present. You only have to be there to win! Depending on the number of actual attendees, it looks like chances may be better than not that you'll pick something up to take home. See you there!
Question 9: Name a character with romantic feelings for Rosalind Forbes.
Question 10: Name a character with romantic feelings for Jason Bondarevski.
Bonus 5: Name a character with romantic feelings for Gwen Larson.
Up, Down, A, B, Left, Right, L, L, R, R, B, AThanks go to Destination Software for these cheats. We'll be releasing the final cheat on the CIC's fifth birthday. We're working full time on our super-secret birthday projects so this will be our only update today unless something special happens.