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On this day in 2016

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On this day in 2015

WC RPG: Just the Factions
    It's the final week for the WC RPG's Kickstarter project. They're attempting to gather the funds to commission Origin artist Denis Loubet to make a new Kilrathi portrait. The campaign is q...

On this day in 2014

Wing Commander Mod for Doom!?
   Oceankhayne spotted a fun project for the ZDoom port of the classic first person shooter. A modder named WARCHILD_89 has overlayed a Wing Commander 1 interface and rough gameplay mechanics to simulat...

On this day in 2013

GOG Adds Mac Support for WC3 & Other Origin Titles
   Good Old Games has announced that another batch of classic games is now officially compatible with the Macintosh. The latest addition adds Wing Commander 3, Crusader: No Regret & Ultima 8: Gold Editi...

Assemble for Arena Achievement
   This is a reminder that TrueAchievements is holding a Wing Commander Arena play session on Monday. The event takes place relatively early in the US (1 pm Pacific, 4 pm Eastern), but this also allows ...

On this day in 2012

Superior Slices Shape Scimitar
   Kevin Caccamo reports that work still continues on the WC Hostile Frontier mod. The project has a new logo and a new Scimitar. Textures have been toned down on the medium fighter so that panel lines...

On this day in 2011

Pirate 101: The Confederation Way
   Bob McDob found a pretty interesting video on YouTube. It's not exactly a Wing Commander video, but it is made entirely in the Wing Commander 1 'cinematic' engine. The lengthy clip explains how to c...

On this day in 2010

Props to The Heart of the Tiger
   Thanks to the numerous fans who've reported the recent Kotaku article on the contents included with Wing Commander 3. It was actually inspired by an earlier posting about the game's manual. It's alw...

All Fighters Up!
   Ironduke is about to kick off a small TacOps skirmish. The upcoming battle should whet a few players' appetites while Ironduke and friends take another crack at automating the fan made WC strategy ga...

On this day in 2009

French Movie Trailer Surfaces
    The Wing Commander feature film was recently broadcast on television in France and other French speaking European territories, and a dubbed version of the two minute "international trailer" has surf...

Making the Game: Mission SS4
   Mission SS4 is the certification mission for the Shrike, which begs the question: what about the Piranha, Vampire and Dev? Check out the in-flight dialogue: "Due to its limited torpedo load, the Shrik...

On this day in 2008

We Still Need You!
   Since the last time we posted about our mission to Electronic Arts' Origin archive, we've had nothing but good news. Thanks to the dedication and the trust of the Wing Commander community we've learne...

Got WCSO Site?
   Attention packrats - Wing Commander historian Shades is attempting to put together an exact recreation of the Wing Commander: Secret Ops website... and he's missing a few files! Are you an obsessive c...

On this day in 2007

Dark Mods Can Jump
   The WC Saga team has touched up the in-game script that manages jump sequences. A batch of screenshots has been released that demonstrates a small carrier group transiting a jump point together. Bef...

C&C Series Getting First Novel
   Electronic Arts has announced that the Command & Conquer franchise is about to expand with its first novel. As one of Wing Commander's sibling series, C&C has enjoyed an exciting resurgence over the ...

On this day in 2006

Ghost Recon: Advanced Starfighter
    Chris, ace and I came across something fun while exploring the junkyard map in Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter -- some CF-117b Rapiers! The two pictures on the left are from Ghost Recon... and the pi...

History Lesson: Electronic Arts Buys Origin
    Many people incorrectly believe that Electronic Arts' ownership of Origin and its franchises (Wing Commander, Ultima, Cybermage, etc.) is a recent development; in fact, the sale occured on September ...

On this day in 2005

Wing Commander 3 Tribute Sent From Kilrah
   Kilrah Moreira has put together a Wing Commander 3 tribute video that was inspired by the music videos we posted over the last few weeks. This one isn't exactly a music video, but it is synced to the...

Richard Riehle In The Spotlight
   Lumino Magazine has done an interview with Richard Riehle who played Pliers in Wing Commander 4. We don't hear a lot from him, so it's interesting to hear a candid interview. He loves talking ab...

On this day in 2004

HCl Develops Prophecy Video Skip Fix
   Famous Wing Commander editor HCl has developed a patch that fixes the skipping video in Wing Commander Prophecy. Although it's a simple matter to adjust the sound card hardware acceleration, some peo...

Calling All Random HUD Fans
   Filler has recently created a standard space sim heads-up display for one of Pedro's side projects. It's not currently going into a Wing Commander mod, but it's heavily inspired by certain Wing Comma...

On this day in 2003

Holding the Line Chapters 156 and 157
   Oops. Raptor forgot to send us a HTL chapter last week. The good news is you get two this week instead! Here's Raptor: Hey all, Raptor here. For some reason I can't fathom (except perhaps that I...

WCPolaroids: Maniac (12/12)
   And that's it for the Maniac. Come to DragonCon this year if you want to see more. Of course for those who can't make it, we'll try to snap a lot of pictures. ...

On this day in 2002

Vengeance of the Kilrathi?
   Here's a very interesting quote from the latest PC Gamer FreeLancer preview: "Freelancer was conceived by Wing Commander legend Chris Roberts, who's now in Hollywood working on movies, including a rum...

Holding the Line: Chapter 127
   Take some time to read the latest chapter of Holding the Line, titled "On Deadly Ground". You can find it here. Here's Raptor's introduction... Hey all, Raptor here. HTL continues with part eight of...

On this day in 2001

2,000 and Counting!
   This is a very special update for me: it marks my 2,000th news report for the CIC... time to break out the moderately priced champaign! Here's to 2,000 more!...

SWC Ship of the Day: Salthi
   If you take out the salt, it's really just saying hi. Get ready for Sunday, since we'll start showing off the Confed fighters......

Campaign Poster
   Mike12 sent me this picture -- it's a teaser for a 24 mission campaign he and Ladiesman plan on developing to follow Invasion....

Freelance Details
   The Lancers Reactor scored an interview with FreeLancer producer Jorg Neumann. There's still Wing Commander blood in this game...TLR: Can you tell us a bit of the Team behind the game? We heard that y...

On this day in 2000

The Starlancer Release Party
   Lancer News is having a Starlancer release party in the #lancers IRC channel on Dalnet today. In fact, it's happening right this minute. You can win a Starlancer gameguide by playing trivia. You might...

Cargo Crash Causes Contamination
   Tony Knox is on the scene. Emergency services on Hermes are working overtime to avert a disaster, following a cargo vessel crash-landing in one of the planet's main reservoirs. The vessel, which was c...

On this day in 1999

Just For Fun
   Although no new Wing Commander product is expected to be unveiled at this year's convention, WC fans might want to check out ATFW's latest poll. This time they're asking what space sims people want c...

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