The people behind WC Saga have been busy in their shipyards. Next up on their list of ships to be included in the mod is the Dubav class light carrier. Never heard of it? Well, it's somewhat rare as I'll let Tolwyn explain.
This next ship on the line is the Kilrathi Dubav-class light carrier, a
warship that was cut from Wing Commander 3. We were able to find it in the
“Making of WC3” CD-ROM that Origin released with its first official WC3 guide.
Psych was also able to prove this carrier’s existence through Victory Streak and
False Colors. For the time being, we named this carrier class the “Dubav” as
a tribute to the False Colors novels, in which the light escort carrier Dubav
was Lord Ragark’s flagship. We intend for this ship made to be that warship.
Armament is six Laser Turrets and a torpedo launcher. As this is a carrier,
its fighter complement is 40 combat spacecraft (five 8-ship combat squadrons)
and a support squadron of 8 Naktarg shuttles. Length is still being debated
but we’re guessing to be around 600-ish meters.
This above picture is the exact picture as seen from the Making of WC3
CD-ROM. The below pictures are the new model themselves.
You can discuss this design at Crius.net here.
Now that I've got my new camera, there's a few nifty things I'd like to take pictures of. My collection in no way compares to that of LOAF of Joe, but here's a few copies of Wing Commander 2 that I had lying around. The boxes include full copies, and the spindle is solid WC2 as well.
Kilrathi Fleet Gets Large Scale LLOD Upgrades
A couple of monster models have made their way into the Last Line of Defense project. Using some newly discovered information, Deathsnake has scaled up his fearsome Rigakh cruiser. Fairly credible stats imply it's even larger than the Confederation class dreadnought! (2018-03-19)
Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo
After leading the charge with a pair of exotic Black Lance designs earlier this year, DefianceIndustries has circled back around and completed the Evansville class transport that we see in Wing Commander 4. It has a fairly sleek profile for a transport as well as oversized engines, which form a pretty effective combo. There's no better way to sneak clandestine cargo to out-of-the-way places! (2018-03-18)
Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Green Salthi
Confederation hull plating is well known for its green texture, and terran soldiers even occasionally sport a green tinted outfit, but it's a far less common color on the Kilrathi (aside from the kats that actually have green skin). We know the common brown color of Kilrathi ships comes from the hue of their local durasteel, but there's one major exception to this: the green Salthi - or Jalthi, rather. The Secret Missions for the Super Nintendo had to squeeze to fit everything on the cartridge, and one noteworthy cut was the elimination of the six-shooter Jalthi model. (2018-03-17)
Explore Wing Commander History as Prelude to Star Citizen
Magnets & Miracles Gaming has put together a historical overview video series going through some of Chris Roberts' older games and how they formed the genesis of what we see being planned for Star Citizen. It's similar to what the Cloud Imperium crew put together in their series of RSI Museum videos. Part 1 focuses on basic back story, Wing Commander and Wing Commander II. (2018-03-16)
Un Juego de Chris Roberts
Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)