Raptor has sent us the latest HTL installment. They're up to 205 chapters and well over a million words.
Hey all, Raptor here
Some of our older visitors may still remember a recurring feature that we had on the CIC in 1999 and 2000. On most days we would post a news bulletin from Privateer 2, a good many of which were attributed to star reporter Tony Knox. He's not listed in the Tri-System's database, so all we know about Knox is that he'd report on just about anything:
HTL continues with the second part of "Check And Mate", a four parter written by myself and Joe Guida. As you saw in the last chapter, Battlegroups Valkyrie and Rapier had joined forces to fight two Nephilim carrier battlegroups that had broken through the defensive line established by the Combined Fleet. This story picks up from there. Please send any and all comments either to me or to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The story is at: ../archives/ch205.htm
The full list of articles is available here. And here's a special bonus news brief from the Privateer 2 website that wasn't included in the game.
- Antiques and valuables
- Gardening tips
- War correspondence
- Crime reports
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)