Category:Wing Commander: Privateer

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Wing Commander: Privateer was a fan favorite that put the player in the role of Grayson Burrows, a civilian on the frontiers of civilization and the fringes of the Kilrathi War. Players spent the first half of the game taking random missions to make money and build up their own private craft. The missions covered a wide variety of events including cargo runs, base defenses, patrols and offensive strikes. One mission might involve running drugs to a pirate base while the next involved assisting a Confed to execute a criminal. Classic gamers will see parallels between the freeform Elite and Privateer. When the player chose to begin the plot, an exciting series of events began to unfold. Privateer introduced the Steltek, the most mysterious and technologically advanced race in the Wing Commander universe. Evidence suggests that the Steltek disappeared two billion years ago and left behind only the slightest hints of their former vast civilization. The adventures eventually bring out an actual member of the Steltek race. Burrows and the alien come to a compromise and all lurking traces of contaminating technology are removed, except for his salvaged Steltek gun.
Wing Commander: Privateer
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Platform MS-DOS
Engine Origin FX
Release Date September 23, 1993
GOG: June 2, 2011
CD Label N/A
  • PRCD
Language English

Contents

Description

  • Privateer takes you to the seamy side of the Wing Commander universe. In the far reaches of space, you live by no man's rules but your own. The hinges are populated by a volatile mix of pirates, miners, mercs and Kilrathi, all struggling to make a quick buck. With advanced technology pioneered by Wing Commander and Strike Commander, Privateer gives you the excitement of head-to-head space combat and the challenge of survival in cutthroat trading circles on the frontiers of civilization.

System Requirements

Box Contents

Gold re-release, back cover
Japanese box, front cover
Japanese box, back cover
Korean box, front cover


Credits

Privateer Credits

  • Original Concept - Joel Manners, Chris Roberts
  • Lead Design - Joel Manners
  • Design - Tom Kassebaum, Anthony Nichols, Phil Wattenbarger
  • Lead Programming - Ed Maurer
  • Programming - Charles Cafrelli, Reinaldo Castro, Richard Dean Johnson, Arthur DiBianca, Edwin Herrell, Alex Jen, Jeff Wilson
  • Graphics / Artwork - Chris Douglas, Robert Frye, Beverly Garland, Danny Garrett, Craig Halverson, Jake Rodgers, Brian Smith
  • Music - Laura Barratt, Marc Schaefgen, Nenad Vugrinec
  • Sound - Randy Buck, John Tipton
  • Executive Producer - Chris Roberts
  • Producer - R. Scott Russo
  • Associate Producer - Erin Roberts
  • Writing / Dialogue / Story - G P Austin
  • Playtesting - Bill LaCoste, Starr Long, Dan Orzulak, Tobin Shelton, Dee R. Starns, Perry Stokes, Todd Wachhaus
  • Special Thanks To - Whitney Ayres, Bill Baldwin, Paul Isaac, David Lawell, Aaron Martin, John Miles, Alan Perez, Kevin Potter, Zachary Booth Simpson, Suzanne Taylor, Jeff Wand, Jason Yenawine


Erin Roberts, Joe, LOAF

Advertising

English


Korean advertisement

Review

English


Spanish


German

Versions

Gold Edition

Privateer takes you to the seamy side of the Wing Commander
universe. In the far reaches of space, you live by no man's
rules but your own. The fringes are populated by a volatile mix
of pirates, miners, mercs and Kilrathi, all struggling to make a
quick buck. With advanced technologies pioneered by Wing
Commander and Strike Commander™, Privateer gives you the
excitement of head-to-head space combat and the challenge of
survival in cutthroat trading circles on the frontiers of civilization.

  • Enjoy even more gameplay with less hard drive space.
The Privateer CD features full, digitized speech for every
character in the universe, plus more than two dozen
additional missions from Righteous Fire™.
  • Customize your ship according to your needs and budget ―
you can modify weapons, armor and other systems. And you'll
need them, because your enemies want more than just a new
kill stenciled on their prow ― they want your cargo too.
  • Explore a complete universe with more than 50 bases and
planets in close to 70 systems. Adventure, trade and
exploration are limitless, even after you've finished the main
game.
  • Rock to a pounding, dynamic soundtrack and hear realistic
sound effects that bring Privateer to life.


It takes more than a pilot to win this game ―
it takes a PRIVATEER!

Ports

Strategy Guides

Online Guide

Re-Releases

Screenshots

Development

Patches / Addons

Fan Made


Editing Tools


Miscellaneous Files


Music

High Quality MIDI Recordings

Thanks to Mad Hatter. (Details, more)

  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Agricultural Base (1.6 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Credits (1.8 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Fight Approach (1.9 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Fighting (1.5 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Gaea Dead (2.2 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Inflight (1.3 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Intro (2.3 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Jump (0.2 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Landing (0.7 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Launch (1.1 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - New Constantinople (1.4 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - New Detroit (1.1 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Oxford Library (1.2 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Perry (1.3 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Pirate Base (1.9 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Pleasure Base (1.5 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Refinery Base (1.5 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Steltek Base (1.3 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Steltek Destroyed (0.8 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Privateer - Victory (0.9 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Righteous Fire Gaea (2.1 MB)
  • Barrat, Shaefgen & Vugrinec - Righteous Fire Opening (1.6 MB)

Thanks to C75. (Details)

Tracks From Origin Audio CD Vol. III

Electronic Arts Music Sampler

Various tracks

Righteous Fire MIDIs

These three MIDIs came from Righteous Fire--and were sent by the composer, Barry Leitch, directly!

Manuals and Game Documentation


Controls

Afterburner		Tab
Fire guns		Space
Fire missile		Enter
Accelerate		+
Decelerate		-
Full speed		/
Full stop		Backspace
Look left		F2
Look right		F3
Look forward		F1
Look behind		F4
Turret 1 view		F5
Turret 2 view		F6
Missile camera		F7
Chase camera		F8
Theater camera		F9
Cycle weapons		W
Cycle guns		G
Jump			J
Cycle targets		T
Lock target		L
Destination HUD		D
Damage HUD		R
Manifest HUD		M
Target camera HUD	V
Toggle target camera	Z (close-up or distant view)
Target scan HUD		E
Autopilot		A
Comms select		C
Decrease shield level	S
Increase shield level	Shift-S
Enable ITTS		I
Dump cargo		X
Nav Map			N
Quadrant map 		Q (on nav map)
Mission details 	M (on nav map)
Activate personal 	C
   computer (on base)
Self-destruct!		Alt-D
Quit			Alt-X
Options screen		Alt-O

Cutscenes

Did you know they had trailers for video games in 1993, a decade before streaming video became a reality? It's true! You can check out an extremely short Privateer trailer here.

Ships

Terran Confederation

  • Fighters
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Privgladius-vdu.gif
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F-38 Talon
F-71 Stiletto
A-15 Gladius
A-17 Broadsword
  • Capital Ship
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Paradigm
  • Installation
Privperry-vdu.gif
Halsey

Civilian

  • Fighters
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Privdemon-vdu.gif
Privorion-vdu.gif
Privgalaxy-vdu.gif
Privcenturion-vdu.gif
Tarsus
Demon
Orion
Galaxy
Centurion
  • Capital Ship
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Drayman
  • Installations
Privagricultural-vdu.gif
Privpleasure-vdu.gif
Privoxford-vdu.gif
Privmining-vdu.gif
Privrefinery-vdu.gif
Privnewdetroit-vdu.gif
Privnewconstantinople-vdu.gif
Agricultural Planet
Pleasure Planet
Oxford
Mining Base
Refinery
New Detroit
New Constantinople
  • Space Debris
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Privfood-vdu.gif
Privrawmaterials-vdu.gif
Privfuel-vdu.gif
Privluxury-vdu.gif
Privprocess-vdu.gif
Privcapgood-vdu.gif
Privmagic-vdu.gif
Privmicro-vdu.gif
Privslaves-vdu.gif
AWeapons
Ejected Pilot
Food
Raw Materials
Fuel
Luxury Goods
Processed Goods
???
???
???
Slaves

Empire of Kilrah

Fighters

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Privgothri-vdu.gif
Privsalthi-vdu.gif
Dralthi VII
Gothri
Salthi

Capital Ship

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Kamekh


Steltek

Fighters

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Privscout-vdu.gif
Drone
Scout

Capital Ship

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Carrier

Missions

Weapons

Guns

Missiles

Commodities

Legal

Illegal


Systems

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