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Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
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Platform MS-DOS
  • 3DO
  • Macintosh
  • Playstation (PSX)
Engine RealSpace
Release Date December 8, 1994
Language English
  • Japanese
Rating ESRB: T

Contents

Description

Box Back Cover

The First True Interactive Movie for your Home PC

Professionally scripted and filmed in Hollywood, ORIGIN's multi-million dollar production combines the entertainment of film-making with the interactivity of computer gaming. The result is a spectacular spaceflight adventure.

Adrenaline, romance, humor, danger — Wing Commander III has all this and more. This sequel completes the turbulent chronicles of the Terran-Kilrathi war. The final showdown takes place on one of the homeworlds — Earth or Kilrah. But only you can write the ending ...

  • Ensemble cast features Mark Hamill, John Rhys-Davies, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Wilson, Jason Bernard and Ginger Allen.
  • Interact with characters to control plot, conversation path and ending.
  • Fifty intense missions — each with photorealistic, 3-D space combat.
  • Full 16-bit digital soundtrack for cinematics, plus general MIDI support and digitized speech for space combat.
  • 32-bit computer technology fully utilizes the power of your 486 or Pentium™.
  • Explore SGI-rendered virtual sets in both VGA and SVGA.
  • Invisible cockpit view, 3-D navigation system, stealth technology, instant missions and more.
  • Pilot five distinct fighters, armed with fully configurable weaponry.
  • Play directly from CD — over 3 hours of live-action video, plus dozens of hours of gameplay.

System Requirements

Computer. Wing Commander III requires at least an IBM 486/50+ MHz or 100% compatible system, and MS-DOS version 5.0 or higher. Pentium™ machines are also supported and recommended for SVGA gameplay.
Video Card. VGA, or VESA-compliant SVGA (640x480)
Hard Drive. You must have a minimum of 20 MB free on your hard drive to install and play this game.
CD-ROM Drive. You must have at least a double-speed CD-ROM drive with a transfer rate of 300,000 bytes/second or higher.
Mouse. Wing Commander III requires a Microsoft or 100% compatible mouse using Microsoft software driver version 7.0 or higher or 100% compatible software driver.
Memory. Wing Commander III uses 360K (368,640 bytes) of conventional RAM (base memory) and 7000K (7,168,000 bytes) of either extended memory (XMS) or expanded memory (EMS). You must have a minimum of 8 megabytes of RAM installed in your machine. We recommend using an XMS setup for machines with only 8 megs RAM, and either an XMS or EMS setup for machines with more than 8 megs RAM.

Box Contents

PC

  • (4) CDs (your game!)
  • Install Guide (24 pp.) with installation, directions for Creating a Floppy Boot Disk (p. 9), configurations for a variety of memory management systems (p. 9), Troubleshooting answers to possible problems (p. 13), a brief simulator Tutorial (p. 18), and Option Screen information (p. 24)
  • Victory Streak Manual (48 pp.) that gives you a personalized account of the Victory, its crew and the history of the Terran-Kilrathi conflict through e-mail, articles and general information pieces.
  • Playguide (32 pp.) that tells you how to play the game and set different game options.
  • Reference Card (2 pp.) that lists all keyboardm, mouse and joystick commands in the game.
  • Registration Card — we'd love to know who you are!
  • Catalogs and other advertising, describing the worlds of gaming opportunities EA provides.


PSX

3DO

Kilrathi Saga

Credits

Advertising

English

Review

English

Versions

Ports

3DO

Higher quality video, full color VDUs, alternate mission layouts (i.e., different enemies at different points) and generally a mode 'arcade' sense. Pre-rendered video segments replace ground missions. Includes a few new ships and gun platforms.

Macintosh

Same as the PC release.

Playstation

Surprisingly similar to the original PC version. Has some video sequences added (news reports).

Strategy Guides

Re-Releases

Screenshots

Development

Patches / Addons

Origin


Fan Made


Editing Tools


Miscellaneous Files


Music

Orchestral tracks

High Quality MIDI Recordings

Thanks to Mad Hatter. (Details, More)

Various tracks

Manuals and Game Documentation


Controls

PC & Macintosh

Afterburner				Tab
Toggle Afterburner			`
Fire guns				Space
Fire missile				Enter
Accelerate				+
Decelerate				-
Full speed				~
Full stop				Backspace
Match target speed			Y
Look left				F2
Look right				F3
Look forward				F1
Look behind				F4
Display rear turret in left VDU		Ctrl-F4
Chase view				F5
Battle view				F6
Tactical view				F7
Missile camera				F8
Victim camera				F9
Track camera				F10
Cycle weapons				M
Cycle guns				G
Full guns				F
Drop decoy				E
Syncronize guns				Ctrl-G
Select all hardpoints			B
Cycle targets				T
Cycle turrets				R
Jump					J
Cloak					Ctrl-C
Disable Auto-Tracking			Ctrl-A
Disable Smart-Targeting			Ctrl-S
Auto-slide				Caps Lock
Toggle Auto-slide			/
Lock target				L
Damage HUD				D
Shield HUD				S
Weapons HUD				W
Autopilot				A
Comms select				C
Nav Map					N
Power menu				P
Decrease power to selected component	[
Increase power to selected component	]
Lock power to selected component	Ctrl-[
Eject					Ctrl-E
Options Menu				Alt-O

3DO

Afterburner		L + R
Fire guns		C
Fire missile		A
Accelerate		B + Up
Decelerate		B + Down
Invisible Cockpit	Pause + B
Chase view		Pause + C
Cycle weapons		L + A
Cycle guns		L + C
Drop decoy		R + C
Cycle targets		R + A
Jump			L + B
Cloak			L + A to select device, A to activate
Auto-slide		Caps Lock
Damage HUD		D
Shield HUD		S
Weapons HUD		W
Autopilot		A
Comms select		Hold R + B, press up/down to select. Release to send.
Nav Map			Pause
Eject			A + B + C

Playstation

Afterburner		L2 + R2
Fire guns		Circle
Fire missile		Square
Accelerate		Triangle
Decelerate		X
Full stop		X + L1 + L2
Cycle weapons		L1 + Square
Cycle guns		L1 + Circle
Cycle targets		L1 + X
Lock targets		L1 + Triangle
Autopilot		L1 + L2 + R1 + R2
Comms select		Select + Left/Right
Nav Map			Select + L2
Eject			L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 + Select + Start
Cloak			L1 + R2

Cheats

  • In flight, press Alt-O.
    Select invincibility.
  • Start the game with "wc3 -mitchell" at the command line to enter debug mode.

Cutscenes


Talkin' Bout My (High) Resolution (WC3 Video Clips) Tolwyn has been busy in his video encoding lab: he's also made available new, higher resolution versions of many of the Wing Commander III 'lost scenes'! Here's the list:

Ships

Terran Confederation

  • Fighters
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Wc3hellcat-vdu.gif
Wc3thunderbolt-vdu.gif
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F-27 Arrow V
Hellcat V
HF-66 Thunderbolt VII
F/A-76 Longbow
F-103 Excalibur
  • Capital Ships
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Wc3confeddestroyer-vdu.gif
Wc3confeddestroyer-vdu.gif
Wc3confedcruiser-vdu.gif
Wc3confedlightcarrier-vdu.gif
Wc3behemoth-vdu.gif
Clarkson
Caernaven
Southampton
Tallahassee
Yorktown
Behemoth
  • Installations
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Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
Wc3confedstarbase-vdu.gif
Jump Buoy
Theta
Star Base

Empire of Kilrah

  • Fighters
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Wc3dralthi-vdu.gif
Wc3vaktoth-vdu.gif
Wc3paktahn-vdu.gif
Wc3strakha-vdu.gif
Wc3sorthak-vdu.gif
Wc3bloodfang-vdu.gif
Wc3khahaf-vdu.gif
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Darket
Dralthi IV
Vaktoth
Paktahn
Strakha
Sorthak
Bloodfang
K'ha'haf
Ekapshi
  • Capital Ships
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Wc3kilrathicorvette-vdu.gif
Wc3kilrathilightdestroyer-vdu.gif
Wc3kilrathiheavydestroyer-vdu.gif
Wc3fralthiii-vdu.gif
Wc3bhantkara-vdu.gif
Wc3kilrathidreadnaught-vdu.gif
Sha'Kar-Class Transport
Kamrani-Class Corvette
Ralarrad-Class Light Destroyer
Ralaxath-Class Heavy Destroyer
Fralthi II-Class Cruiser
Bhantkara-Class Carrier
Hvar'kann
  • Installations
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Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
Wc3skipper-vdu.gif
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Wc3shieldbase-vdu.gif
Wc3faultline-vdu.gif
Supply Depot
Starbase
Building #1
Building #2
Building #3
Building #4
Prison
Tank
Shield Generator
Fault Line

Missions

Weapons

Guns

Missiles

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