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On this day in 2022

WC3 Gets Better Than Okay Spanish Score
   Today we have a new set of scans from the Spanish OKPC magazine. Maxi de Sokar sent us the WC3 Preview about a month ago, and now we have the full review. It once again features that crazy Spanish W...

On this day in 2021

Happy Birthday Mark Hamill!
   Dennis Mull was the first to point out to us this weekend that today is Mark Hamill's 70th birthday. While the collective Star Wars fandom is all over this for obvious reasons, we'd like to salute Mr...

On this day in 2020

CIC Party Delayed, Excitement Builds for WC 30th Birthday
   Sorry for the sudden notice, but we need to announce a delay in tomorrow's Wing Commander CIC Birthday Party. Due to an emergent medical issue, the event will be moved out at least a week. We'll be ...

On this day in 2019

GOG Goes Interstellar for Freespace Anniversary
   Freespace 2 shipped on September 30, 1999, so GOG is having a big space game party to celebrate the game's twentieth birthday. Their Interstellar Sale discounts games like Space Quest, Wing Commander...

On this day in 2018

Goodbye, Christopher Stasheff
   We are sad to report that Wing Commander author Christopher Stasheff passed away June 10, 2018 after a battle with Parkinson's Disease; he was 74. Mr. Stasheff was an extremely talented writer and ant...

On this day in 2017

Solar Empire Mod Back In Business
   Nomada_Firefox is back to make another big push towards completion of the Wing Commander Mod for Sins of a Solar Empire. The space strategy game has Confed and Kilrathi implemented with growing Nephi...

On this day in 2016

Cruise Through The Border Worlds Carefree At 7692 Klicks Per Meganewton
   DefianceIndustries is back from a well earned vacation with a gorgeous new model. He's hand crafted the imposing F-107 Black Lance fighter, commonly known as the Dragon. There's even a sell sheet th...

On this day in 2015

AtV Interviews Roberts For WC's 25th Birthday; Big Livestream Saturday!
   Wing Commander turns 25 years old tomorrow (!!!), and Episode 62 of Around the Verse is celebrating in style! Sandi Gardiner and Ben Lesnick's news desk is decorated with WC1 memorabilia, and they co...

On this day in 2014

Wing Commander in Concert This Weekend!
    Here's a reminder that George Oldziey's Wing Commander suite will be performed this weekend by the Austin Civic Orchestra. The show will be Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Anderson...

On this day in 2013

Daedalus Station Gets Its Second Issue
   The Maslas Brothers have posted the second edition of the Destiny's Way magazine. This Claw Marks or Star*Solder-style booklet is intended to maintain interest in their highly anticipated Flat Univer...

On this day in 2012

HD WC Movie Available for Digital Purchase!
   After more than thirteen years waiting, there's finally a convenient way to buy the Wing Commander Movie in high definition! There's been an HD broadcast that's occasionally aired for some time, and ...

RSI Team Adds Another Former Originite
   George Oldziey has joined Chris Roberts and David Swofford as another Wing Commander veteran working on the Roberts Space Industries project. George confirmed on twitter yesterday that he is working ...

On this day in 2011

Arena's Lost Lore
    Here's a document that sadly never saw the light of day: flavor text written for EA's official Wing Commander Arena website. Each of these paragraphs was to appear with a wallpaper of the sh...

Treasures of the Archangel Quadrant: Freighters
   Today's Privateer 3 update is another Wing Commander mainstay--a redesigned Drayman-class freighter, seen in several high resolution renders and an exciting action shot that places it alongside Piranh...

On this day in 2010

Automated TacOps Game Moving Full Speed Ahead
   Avacar and the team testing the online version of Wing Commander TacOps have made considerable progress this month. Phase 4, which implements major foundational game coding, is now complete. Other m...

On this day in 2009

Arena's Concept Excalibur Added to WCCD
   Wing Commander Collateral Damage now has a beefed up version of the Excalibur. Since the game takes place around the time of Wing Commander Arena, the ship has been supplemented with additional struc...

Get Your Fan Project Fix Here
   Collateral Damage is just one of many Wingnut endeavors currently keeping the fires burning. And the recently upgraded Fan Projects section puts them all right at your fingertips! Read about "finish...

On this day in 2008

Dralthi Get Your Gun
   Remember the original Dralthi model that NNM was building? It's now nice and colorful... and armed! The original fighter's twin lasers are now on display (so we know it isn't a Dralthi Mk. II): ...

Star*Soldier Gloss: Page 43
   This is the Star*Soldier gloss for the fourth timeline page: CONCEPT: See the previous post! "2654.185" - My addition, describes "Recreation". "2654.190" - My addition, describes "On Both You...

On this day in 2007

One Must Phalanx
   Howard Day has posted a status update and three new ship images from the WC Pioneer fan game. The ship is the 'Phalanx', an original ship created for the project. Looks nice - I like the external miss...

Point of Origin: Vol. 1, No. 2
   We're back with the second archived issue of Point of Origin, Origin Systems' in-house newsletter. This one focuses on the 1991 Summer CES show where Ultima VII and Strike Commander were shown... but ...

On this day in 2006

AD Demonstrates Creative Editing Process
   AD is still hammering away at his attempt to create a full length Wing Commander 4 movie, and he's come up with an interesting clip that demonstrates his editing process. If Blair defects earlier in ...

Space Sim First Look: Project Sylpheed
   Fragland.Net has posted an article about Project Sylpheed, a new space combat game that follows up on a popular franchise from the 80s and 90s -- a good role model for future Wing Commanders! In fact,...

On this day in 2005

Zohrath Modeling Sharp Vaktoth
   Zohrath is working on another detailed Wing Commander model. His next project is a high quality Vaktoth. He's now looking for suggestions on how to finalize the design. Front and back shots are bel...

Zearching Through Zohrath's Past
   Zohrath has been recreating Wing Commander ships for quite a while. He completed the Fralthi II last year, but some of his designs date back to 2001. We have extra pictures and a fly-by movie of the...

On this day in 2004

Virtual Reality Chat Project Announced
   Flap is working on a 3D chat environment for Wing Commander fans. Here is the announcement that he sent in. You can check out the project here. Hi everybody. It is with pleasure that I announ...

Ships of the Animated Series: Light Cruiser
   Next up we'll be identifying the ships created specifically for the animated series - from Confederation battleships to Kilrathi stealth fighters to unusual fighters no one has managed to conclusively...

On this day in 2003

Wing Commander Movie DVD Back In Stock at Amazon
   Amazon has gotten a new shipment of the budget priced FOX Classics Wing Commander movie DVD. I know a number of people had been itching to get a copy but not interested in searching too much or eBayi...

Earth & Beyond Birthday Parties This Saturday
   Privateer Online's sibling Earth & Beyond has made it to its first birthday. On Saturday, September 27, 2003 live parties will be held in eight locations across the United States. There will be thre...

GameCubes Drop Below $100
   Nintendo has announced that they're dropping the GameCube MSRP to $99.99 in the US. If you were thinking about using the GameCube GameBoy Player to play Prophecy Advance on your TV, this isn't a new ...

On this day in 2002

Drawing nUEar
   Good news from the Unknown Enemy front: the team hopes to release the final mod in "mid-October". Lets cross our fingers and hope that's true! You can see all sorts of crazy details at their news page...

WCPolaroids: Blair (3/11)
   Here's... Commodore Blair's chest! As you can see, his rank insignia is upside down... Fun fact: In Wing 4, Blair and Seether wore the same sets of ribbons -- arranged in the opposite order. So if you...

On this day in 2001

Fatman Update
   LeHah forwarded a message from The Fatman regarding the upcoming CD -- since you're all clamoring for more information... I got a first draft of the CD jacket art. It's AWESOME! Just in case, I ran...

How Goes the I-War?
   TC found a Wing Commander reference in the November issue of PC Gamer... This is from Gary Whitta's review of I-War 2 (p. 88)... Space-combat games and me go way back -- I was playing some of the fi...

AYB Joke Goes Here
   Looks like I'm still playing catch up -- since there's a whole mess of Wing Commander Invasion screenshots available... including a bunch of renderings of the Armada mod's various bases. ...

On this day in 1999

Double Plus Good
   Scrapper has released a new version, 1.20, of his Prophecy+ utility for WCP. The program, which adds to the difficulty and diversity of the original game, requires WCPEdit 1.8 to work. The author is k...

UE On The Approach
   Pedro sends this bit of information on the upcoming fan project Unknown Enemy. He was also kind enough to send the staff a beta version of the first part -- expect further reaction on that soon.Wing C...

More Multima
   The Ultima Online 2 has been launched... its FAQ contains the below topic, which almost certainly applies to a future Wing Commander online game as well. The site also notes that UO2 has been in devel...

It's A mIRCacle
   The latest version of mIRC, 5.61, has been released with all the usual new features and fixes. Grab your copy here and drop by #WingNut on the DALnet....

On this day in 1998

A Funny Thing Happened...
   ... to me on the way to the TCS Cerberus. While watching the introductory video to Secret Ops Episode 5 hit F1... you'll be transported into the cockpit of a Devestator bomber in the middle of the cut...

   Exciting new CIC exclusive! For the next several days we'll be putting up responses to questions asked to Secret Ops team members. Today: WC Artist Sean Murphy (Just guess what he designed...).What ex...

Danger, Danger, Lance Casey!
   Wing Commander extraordinare HCl warns people using his cool Secret Ops Mission Manager that they should back up their Secret Ops history files beforehand, just in case....

Avenger Me!
   What's editing wizard HCl up to? As usual, it's something really cool... we've scored exclusive shots from a project he's working on to put ships from Wing Commander III and IV into Prophecy's vision ...

Graphic Evidence
   Jump FAQerific regular Philip Langdale notes that the graphics drivers included with Secret Ops are backwards compatible with those of Prophecy! Just replace the old files......

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