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On this day in 2014

Wing Commander 3 Briefly Goes Free!
   Origin's On The House promotion is currently giving away Wing Commander 3 entirely free! WC3 was the first game in the series added to EA's digital storefront back in June. It's since been joined by...

On this day in 2013

Wing Commander II: The Sequel Without Equal
   Forums member Falcon988 spotted a review of Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi in the November '91 issue of Computer Gaming World. The overwhelmingly positive review concludes with the autho...

The Quest Began Christmas 1991
   Bonus material! Besides a glowing review of Wing Commander II, the November '91 issue of CGW also contains full page ads for Wing 2 and Ultima 7: The Black Gate. ...

Observing a Blueshift: Wing Commander Incoming! has joined other retailers in pre-shipping Wing Commander for Blu-ray. Theirs are scheduled to arrived first, on Tuesday 8/6, but some lucky Wingnuts could even get theirs today. Has anyo...

On this day in 2012

Standoff for Mac Running in Mountain Lion
   wcnut reports that the Wing Commander Standoff for Mac OS works in the new version, Mountain Lion! There's a few little things to address when starting up for the first time: a specific prompt needs ...

On this day in 2011

Frontier's HD Conversion More Than Half Complete
   Frontier - Prelude to Darkness had made steady progress over the last few months. The WC-inspired fan movie has been going through a high definition overhaul this year, and 8 of the original 13 chapt...

On this day in 2010

New Trailer Teases the Prelude
    Even though work continues on the next chapter of Frontier - Prelude to Darkness, lew82 took some time out to recreate the game's preview trailer and make a promotional poster for the animated fli...

Super Soakers & ChrisReid on 20/20
   As much as I'd like to be recognized for my Wing Commander exploits, it's my other hobby that seems to attract the most attention sometimes. My Super Soaker collection and I will be featured briefly ...

On this day in 2009

Legacy Pics Spawn Game Revival
   Venom has posted a few more pictures of the WC Legacy project that was mentioned here last week. These shots show off a couple new ship designs and a top-down screenshot of what the scroller shooter ...

Making the Game: ICIS Text
   Today's Excel spreadsheet shows all of Wing Commander Prophecy's ICIS briefing text -- although it seems to be an earlier version than the text/voiceovers that appeared in the finished game. These ...

On this day in 2008

Kilrathi Character Model In Work
   NinjaLA is working on a posable Kilrathi model. He's still working on the textures and skeleton to manipulate, but the basic model shape is together. It seems like a pretty accurate representation, ...

Making the Game - Part 92
   Series E is what will eventually be known as the T'lan Meth series -- but it's clearly in a much earlier form here. Check out both the cut mission (E5 - unwinnable!) and the many, many references to a...

On this day in 2007

Wing One Update: Tracks 5 & 6 Added
   It's music to my ears - The Fatman has added two more tracks to his Wing One album on Amie Street. Track 5 is "Briefing Through Launch" and Track 6 is "Defending the Claw" - both beautiful reminders o...

Wing Commander Movie in France
   Scipio has good news for French WingNuts! The French channel RTL9 will be airing Chris Roberts' Wing Commander movie on Monday (August 6th) at 20:45 CET. You can find their Wing Commander writeup here...

On this day in 2006

German Magazine Recognizes Wing Commander Fans
   The German gaming mag GameStar has written a neat piece about the WC Saga fan project. Page 153 of the August 2006 issue carried the feature below. German press has always been very friendly towards...

Minor Flight Commander 1.4 Patches Released
   Wing Commander fans that are spending quite a bit of time working with eddieb's new Flight Commander might want to check out the latest patch. The file for 1.4 Patch 3 fixes several glitches involvin...

On this day in 2005

Share Your Armada Strategies
   Work on PiArmada 0.9 is progressingly nicely, but ZOmegaZ would like some help on the strategic AI for the game. Wing Commander fans should have quite a few reliable methods for dominating a sector w...

Austin Gaming Conferences Coming In October
   The first annual Game Writers Conference will be held in Austin, Texas on October 26 & 26, 2005. Students and professionals aspiring to enter the game industry are welcome to attend, though registrat...

On this day in 2004

George Oldziey Interviewed About WC
   Mat Tschirgi from E-Boredom recently had a chance to conduct an interview with George Oldziey, composer for WCIII, WCIV, and Prophecy. The interview goes into George's WC composing experiences quite a...

New Wing Commander Paper Model Available
   Earlier this summer the French S.F. Models Annexe was reorganized and some of our previous links were broken. People are still looking for them, so here are the new links. The place has been spruced...

Move Along, Nothing To See Here
   Unless this game has consumed your life like it has a bunch of us in #Wingnut. ...

On this day in 2003

Trivia Game 4, Week 6 Is Out
   Sorry for the delay here. Week 6 Trivia is out and ready to be answered. It's a little harder this time, but this is the last week of our summer trivia game. Be sure to get your answers in early, b...

Exact Birthday Party Times For Everyone
   Wedge and TC dug up a site for everyone to check their time zones at. We really don't want anyone to come to the CIC's Fifth Birthday an hour or two late and miss out! You can check out timeanddate....

The Fearsome Bloodfang Reappears
   Here's a Johnny-riffic Bloodfang from Wing Commander 2. And here's an old related quote from another Originite, 16 year veteran Denis Loubet. I can tell you the cockpits and talking heads ...

On this day in 2001

Trivia Reminder
   Here's the weekly blurb: please remember to turn in your Week 40 trivia answers to Chris "Crid" Reid by midnight tonight... else a grue might eat you. Week 41 begins Monday morning!...

Comic Arrives
   mpanty has finally published his comic! And you can look at it below... it's in French, but you can surely admire the artwork! Those of you unfamiliar with French can read the English dialogue (and co...

Long Live the Queen
   Here's two more shots from Syd Mead's Century... which were very painfull to scan! Anyway, this is the Nephilim "Queen"... which arms itself with a Nephilim weapon thing on its head. ...

Totally Retro
   Chalk up another great model for the Wing Commander: Standoff project... it's a Retro Talon! I mean Gratha... I mean unknown fighter......

WCI Will Return, Human...
   Wildshot reports over at the Chat Zone that WCI, a Wing Commander 'continue the story' game, will return next Friday! You'll be able to find it at

Academy Mirror, Episode 11
   Get the latest episode of Wing Commander Academy right here. The Invisible Enemy is the classic story of a boy and his Strakha. Thanks to Tye....

From: Williford Biologics Inc., Security Division
   URGENT!!<<Calling all able pilots>>We have a situation requiring immediate attention. A major shipment of expensive raw materials is on its way from Karatikus to Crius at Nav Point #4. We ...

On this day in 2000

Karyo Really is Talented
   I finally got around to seeing the The Patriot. TchĂ©ky Karyo, who played Paladin in Wing Commander, had a particularly large role. At first I didn't recognize him, but he talks the same. The movie...

Check Out Our Thermometer
   We had a couple brief hours of downtime late last night. If you can't access the CIC in the future and want to confirm it's not on your end, you can come by #Wingnut or wait it out a little bit. Usu...

On this day in 1999

You're Invited..
   Now that we're down to just a few short days before the CIC's first birthday, we thought we'd try to clarify a couple things and remind everyone about the details.At 7 pm EST (4 pm PST, 11 pm GMT) we ...

Movie Release Date in Brazil
   Ed Filho noticed in the largest Brazilian newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo, that they anticipate a release date for the Wing Commander movie around September 29. We're working to confirm it, but it soun...

CIS Bulletin
   This is a warning to any individuals intending to attend an illegal gathering being promoted by a popular youth music act known as 'Hard?Cor!'. Under new system legislation, the CIS are authorised to ...

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