Wing Commander 2 Dark Gunsight Fixed Update ID

Did you know that Wing Commander 2 has a much darker crosshair than Wing Commander 1? Some users find it a little hard to make out against the darkness of space, especially when the screen contrast or brightness is not optimal. Fortunately, HCl has a good handle on WC1/WC2's graphics format, and forums user Dondragmer was able to use that information to create a simple patch. It's really great that fans are still making tweaks to this game. If you want your Wing 2 reticle to be a much brighter green (as it was in the first Wing Commander), download this patch (36 kb zip) and follow the instructions in the README file. If you're not daunted by a little hex editing, the README also explains how you can change the gunsight to a color of your choosing!

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Upper Memory Block Walks Down Memory Lane

The Upper Memory Block podcast has kicked off a fun play-through of Wing Commander 2. Game streaming is a common pastime this days and there are lots of folks out there recording their Wing Commander sessions, so we don't highlight them all. But UMB is a big fan of the Wing Commander series, and they have a lot of similar contemporary interests to Wingnuts. (2018-03-22)

Homeworld Mod Deploys Black Lance

It's a big week for the Homeworld Remastered Mod! Their long-awaited Black Lance upgrade has now been released. Fans can grab it at either the Steam Workshop or ModDB, but users with a current copy will get the update automatically. (2018-03-21)

New WC Toolbox Expands WC2 Campaign Support

The WC Toolbox has gotten smarter with another new update. Version 4.2. (2018-03-20)

Kilrathi Fleet Gets Large Scale LLOD Upgrades

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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)

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