Paul Hughes has come through again! He helped us out immensly with our Privateer 2 anniversary material last month... and now he's dusted off his archive and found even more material for Wing Commander fans! The following links include all the mission text from Privateer 2 -- the BBS postings, diary entries, winning and losing e-mails and more... and another set below contains all the 'unique' in-flight ship names! There's a stunning amount of material here -- I've already learned two new Wing Commander diseases... check it out!
DIARY - Diary Entries
Pay special attention to the 'test' file, too... it has several missions not in the finished game. I've also made a 'sorted' text file here, with all the missions organized in the same fashion as Origin's Official Guide to Privateer 2 -- it's available here.
GTEXT - In-Game Text
MISSION0-9 - BBS Missions: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
MISSIONM - Plot Missions
MISSIONR - SOS Missions
MISSIONT - Test Missions
MISSIONB - French Missions
MTEXT0-R - Mission Specific Ship Names: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Plot, SOS.
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!
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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)