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On this day in 2015

Secret Missions Livestream Available On YouTube
   CIG has posted the full video of last weekend's Secret Missions 25th anniversary livestream to YouTube. Even if you're the Thor's Hammer expert and aren't into Twitch game watching, there's a pretty ...

On this day in 2014

Anticipation Builds As Orchestral Album Approaches
   Composer George Oldziey is back with another big update on his mission to record a live album of Wing Commander music. Mixing the tracks is coming along well, and the target is to get a preview of th...

On this day in 2013

Blair Survives a Very Bad Day Aboard the Tiger's Claw
   sgupta managed to record a video of a quirky WC1 bug that alters the game's funeral sequence. He expected to see Spirit's funeral after a particularly tough mission, but the game instead played Halcy...

On this day in 2012

WC Saga Mac Port Back In Work
   The WC Saga team has broken its eight month silence on the web with news that the Mac OS port of their game is now moving forward. They've added a new programmer to help with the task, although there...

Chris Roberts Meet-up in Montréal
   Chris Roberts will be in MontrĂ©al Wednesday morning for a press conference to talk about Star Citizen and their partnership with Behaviour Interactive. Behaviour will be working on much of Star Citi...

On this day in 2011

Ship Viewer Released for Secret Ops
   Quarto has put together an awesome little program for Wing Commander Secret Ops. The patch is based on the ship viewer in Wing Commander Prophecy, but this version adds all of the new Secret Ops ship...

Secret Ops All Over Again
   In order to use the ship viewer, you'll at least need the starter pack for the game. After WCSO's free distribution ended in 1998, the first starter episode served as a demo until the CIC was given p...

On this day in 2010

Look Back at Mini Model Blueprints
   Astro Commander is busy working on painting Confederation ships and trying to get Nephilim fighters produced, but while all that progresses, here are the origins of his miniature models. A 3D model f...

Wing Commander IV Storyboards - Scene 319
   Scene 319 is a CGI sequence that did not make it into the game, showing the Vesuvius rapidly leaving Axius station. These storyboard images were recovered from a backup CD containing materials belo...

On this day in 2009

More Wing 3 Concept Sketches
   Here are some more of those concept sketches that Cybot078 has been working on. The Kilrathi ship designs from Wing Commander 3 were the inspiration for these, although some appear to have both WC2 an...

On this day in 2008

Catching Up With Saga: Day 1 - Demonic Textures
   We've done you all a great disservice by failing to report on some of the great work that the Wing Commander Saga mod team has been announcing - so we're going to catch up with their updates in a seri...

Time to Bag a Plasma Gun
    The pilots of the TCS Midway are venturing into G'mar for a date with a Kraken "ship killer" this week. Following success in that system, they'll also hit the first three missions in Hrissith. Afte...

On this day in 2007

Fare Thee Well, GameTap
   It's official: GameTap will remove Wing Commander I, II and IV from their service at some point today. The CIC staff would like to formally apologize to anyone who paid for the service beyond today be...

The Art of Wing Commander Arena - Part Thirty-Eight
   This is the last of the 'miscellaneous' images. Next up, we'll be looking at environments! This painting is another attempt to understand Wing Commander. This time, it's a take on the 'cinematic' styl...

On this day in 2006

Gemini Gold Goes Back To School
   Here's another comparison between scenes in Gemini Gold and the original Privateer. Unlike John Cordell's last renders from Oxford, these are screenshots from the latest testing build of the game. W...

WC Fan Art Goes Back To School
   Powell99 was reading Action Stations recently, and this inspired him to sketch the TCS Ark Royal. He based the design on other carriers of the era such as the Victory or Concordia. High tech 3D rend...

On this day in 2005

Pioneer's Tarsus Coming Together
   Howard Day has released some new screenshots for WC Pioneer. The team is now in the process of beginning cockpit builds. In Pioneer's timeframe the Tarsus will be a newer ship, so they are sharpenin...

Pioneer Planet Preview
   In related news, the WC Pioneer team is also working on the look for their planets. The final designs will note cities, have dynamic clouds and tone down the reflection. These samples already look g...

On this day in 2004

Post Your Desktop
   The Wallpapers section has been updated, adding another nine pieces to choose from. The section has dozens of backgrounds for your desktop. Some are from official sources, but most are fan-made. Don't...

Encyclopedia Expands Some
   Over the last few months people from the community have given us a hand with the Encyclopedia, adding some much searched after records to the database. We'd like to thank Wedge009, Shades, Raptor and ...

On this day in 2003

Big New Information On Wing Commander Album
   The Fat Man and Team Fat has some exciting news for us. We've been following this potential project for a long time, and while it appears to be a good half-year away yet, it's taken an interesting tu...

Black Isle Studios Shut Down
   Many sites have recently reported on Interplay's closure of Black Isle Studios. As the creators of great series such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Fallout, there are many fans saddened by this n...

On this day in 2002

Infobursts Back Online
   During one of the server shake-ups a while back our old radio show, the CIC Infoburst, went offline. We've gathered up the original copies again and reloaded them to our server. They're in .rm forma...

Site of the Year Nominations Continue
   We've gotten a healthy number of nominations for Wing Commander Fan Site and Fan Project of the Year so far, so we'll probably go ahead with the actual contest in a few days. If you have any last min...

Wing Commander 3D Mod Project Established
   Tolwyn (one of them at least) wants mod authors and talented Wing Commander fans to contribute to an open collection of 3D tools and material available for everyone to use. This is what he had to say...

WCPolaroids: Casey (19/24)
   You'd look this bored if you had to have exactly the same photo of you taken a dozen times too. ...

On this day in 2001

Contest Clarifications
   Okay, just a quick update here.. first of all, fan project and fan site awards are separate. You can vote for one from each category. That's two votes, but you don't have to use both. Secondly, I know...

More Link Madness
   TC really did send a lot of links. So today we have for you.. the Spanish WC movie site which has been archived. We also have for you this Wired article from 1998. A really short article....

On this day in 2000

Trivia 3 Week 7
   It's that day again -- Week 7 of CIC/agwc Trivia. Jump here for your scores -- good luck, pilots!Welcome to Game Three, Week Seven Trivia. We play each week. Every Monday two main questions and one ...

Happy Birthday, MNelson!
   Intel informs me that today is MNelson's birthday! MNelson is head of the Black Lance RPG, a longtime supporter of the CIC and a welcome sight in #WingNut -- have a good one!...

SW Galaxies Team
   This post by Raph Koster over at the Star Wars Galaxy message board -- it explains the background of the SW Galaxies team, which includes Wing Commander veterans......

On this day in 1999

Random CotD Script Implemented
   A couple of our scripting geniuses put together another spiffy thing to look at on the main page. Back when we were working on our CCG project we had Cards of the Day and those have been going to was...

Kick Up the Ass!
   Arts correspondent Nik Nak Noo writes from Crius. Avant-garde artist Drestin Blakk embarked yesterday on his most ambitious project to date - the construction of a 300 kilometre long 'space donkey'. T...

On this day in 1998

Happy Birthday
   It was approximately a year ago this weekend that Wing Commander Prophecy began shipping and arriving in stores worldwide. Prophecy was the last major standalone game to be released (Secret Ops was t...

FC For You And Me
   The latest Wing Commander novel, False Colors, is beginning to show up in local stores across the US. Barnes and Noble appears to be the first to get it in most areas. You can order it online from B...


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