DragonCon Has Begun! Update ID

We've all made our way to Atlanta, and today is the first day of the 2005 DragonCon. Everyone has their registration badges and is trying to decide what events to attend. There's over 1500 hours of scheduled programming going on over the next four days. The Thursday before the convention starts is a day to relax from traveling and explore the hotels. Blonde, ace and I found a pool while most of the group went searching for early room parties. Teonnyn bought a fancy hovercraft to play with, and some of us kicked back with the Nintendo DS. You can check out the highlights from DragonCon 2005 Day Zero here.

Don't forget to check out the Webcam too.

Improve Your Mace Aim In Standoff Update ID

The tactical nuclear Mace Missile is one of the new Vision Engine additions for Standoff Episode 2. In every game it responds slightly differently, so the Standoff team has provided a few hints for maximizing its output. The Morningstar makes its appearance in the mission simulator.

Shooting down the missile is not a good idea. Secret Ops doesn't allow us to do a proper Mace Missile, so the way it works is a bit of a trick... which basically means that if you shoot it down or it hits something directly, there won't be a big explosion. In the case of small capships that consist of two components and no hull mesh, a shot in the right place might destroy the ship in one shot. If you attack from the flank, a Mace will kill a Ralatha in one shot if it explodes amidship, where the engine and bridge components meet.

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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)

Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!

Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)

RPS Highlights Origin Fandom

Rock Paper Shotgun has run a neat article on longtime Origin collector Joe Garrity. There's a really interesting Q&A that delves into how Joe got started many years ago buying up spare copies of Ultima games and meeting with their creators. It also highlights some of the good work that fans have done to preserve historic material, such as our 2008 trip to archive Origin source documents at Mythic or the assistance Wingnuts gave Raylight to develop Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance. (2018-02-17)

Wing Commander On Sale For Lunar New Year

We've seen this sale before, but not quite for this reason. GOG.com is running a Lunar/Chinese New Year event that lops 71% off the price of the Wing Commander series. (2018-02-16)

Daedalus Station Gets Major Facelift

The Maslas Brothers have kicked off their big 2018 push with a huge revamp to Daedalus Station, the home base of Wing Commander Flat Universe. There are some nice improvements to welcome in new players, plus a lot of back end rework to make future updates easier to make. Other subsections include an archive of the Destiny's Way magazine and a ship database that syncs with the actual stats of the fighters in the game. (2018-02-15)

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