Section 7 - Misc. Items
Q: Is there any new WC game under development? Will it have multiplayer?
A: Yes, however no specifics have been announced officially. Keep checking wcnews.com for the latest news.
Q: Do the various WC games have websites?
A: Yes, Prophecy, Secret Ops and Prophecy Gold do. PrivateerOnline.com was recently registered, however there is no site there yet.
Q: Does Origin replace damaged discs?
A: Yes, email email@example.com for more information.
Q: How come it takes so long to get between nav points?
A: Try pressing "A" when the AUTO light is lit.
Q: Can I run Armada in Windows?
A: Sorry, just like Privateer and Righetous Fire, Armada will not run in Windows under any circumstances. You must drop to DOS or DOS Mode.
Q: Is there a way to change the difficulty?
A: In main games from WC3 to SO, hit ALT+O while in space.
Q: Where can I buy Wing Commander games?
A: Most, if not all, can be found at either cdaccess.com or cdshareware.com among many other sites.
Q: When was the Newsgroup born?
A: As near as we can tell, the first post to alt.games.wing-commander was on May 18, 1995. As of January 1, 1999, over 100,000 posts passed through the group.
Q: What is the CIC?
A: The CIC (Wing Commander Combat Information Center) is the best WCwc news site, and the home of all your WC needs.
Q: Will the timeline and the encyclopedia and timeline projects ever be finished?
A: Yes, LOAF is redoubling his efforts.
Q: Will we ever see Blair again?
A: It's is considered unlikely for several reasons. WCSO fiction mentions that Blair is presumed dead. But it's not completely impossible since he is only MIA and presumed dead right now.
Q: Why can't some weapons damage enemy captial ships?
A: Because shield and weapon technology keep iproving. Here is a list for the fighter-based weapons and if they are effective against capital ships:
WC1: ..... Guns: All ....... Missiles: All
WC2: ..... Guns: On Capships Missiles: Torpedoes, Mace
WC3: ..... Guns: All ....... Missiles: All
WC4: ..... Guns: All ....... Missiles: All
WCP/SO: .. Guns: Plasma .... Missiles: Torpedoes
Note: On WCP/SO, guns and some missles are effective against some external targets of capital ships like gun turrets, but can't damage the key targets like bridge or engines.
Q: Where can I find information about the casting of the games?
A: You can search for them on www.imdb.com
Q: Will the next WC game use FMV?
A: Origin has made no announcements on future WC games.
Q: Are there any music music CDs of Wing Commander?
A: Yes. There's the music soundtrack of WCP and the soundtrack of WC the movie. Several years ago Origin also published an audio disc.
Q: Where can I find music from the WC Games?
A: A good place to start is the music area of CIC.
Q: What about the WC Movie?
A: There's a special FAQ about it in the movie section at the CIC.
Q: WC1/2 run too fast, what can I do?
A: Try a slowdown utility like moslo or disable your cache.
Q: What is Vanhecke Cola?
A: You don't want to know.
Q: I don't have enough memory to run a WC game, what do I do?
A: Post the contents of your config.sys, autoexec.bat and a mem /c to the newsgroup and we can help. You can get your mem/c easily by typing mem/c > mem.txt
Q: How do I fix static in my DOS based WC game?
A: Add the number "16384" after the line your config.sys that mentions "emm386.exe."
Q: (a) Is Chris Reid a nick for Chris Roberts?
(b) Does he live online?
(c) Does he answer to all the messages?
c. No, just most of them.
Q: Does LOAF know everything about Wing Commander?
A: He probably knows more about WCU than anyone else in the world.
Q: Are there any topics I should avoid in a.g.w-c?
A: Yes, please take care with the (something) vs (something) threads, specially if it envovles other sci-fi universe, like the Enterprise vs Vesuvius or a Star Destroyer vs Tiger's Claw, etc. Also avoid repeating URL advertising, and please do not send binaries since this is not an appropriate group. And since there are different people of different tastes and points of view, let's just say our opinions on a nice way and respect the others reasonable opinions. Needless to say, talking about other subjects, even other space combat games, are not directly related of WC also isn't a good idea.
Part 3 - Special a.g.w-c Features
Homepage - The old homepage used to be at http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/7595/. Now it can be found at http://www.wcnews.com/agwc.shtml.
FAQs - What you're reading now. Our FAQs attempt to answer some of the most common problems in the Newsgroup.
Poster's List (including monthly postcounts) - Posters with more than 200 posts who have been posting for a year or have 400 posts total.
Brief Top 5:
Christopher Reid ...... 23,040
Kris Vanhecke ......... 4,876
Edward Pang ........... 4,760
Octavio Motta ......... 4,677
Kelvin Lim ............ 3,893
ICQ List - We have an official ICQ List through mirabilis now.
IRC Channel - DALnet #Wingnut, the place for readers and posters of the newsgroup to relax and chat about Wing Commander.
Weekly Trivia - Weekly Trivia is posted each Sunday to the Newsgroup and can be found at the CIC.
WC5 Poll - A poll taken in summer 1996 by Gerthein Boersma on the Newsgroup and WWW to see what we wanted for the plot of WC5 (now WC Prophecy).
WC Midis - A while back Marc created some great MIDIs as a tribute to Wing Commander.
Jump FAQ - Phillip Langdale's interpretation on how Jumping works in Wing Commander.
Wing Commander 4.123106 - The incredible parody of WC4 by Gary Hladik. It took a year and a half to write and chapters were originally posted to agwc, in the end, it was over 500 pages long!
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