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    Latest Pioneer Update...

    As am I. It's nice to at least know you guys are still alive even. I've been kept on baited breath for nearly 3 years now, I figure I can wait another 3 if need be.
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    The Wing Commander Universe Against the Real Universe

    Correct. As I said, this was more just an interest in trivial knowledge (even trivial game-wise) that I thought would make for a fun project to test out the capabilities of a program. It is sounding like I was correct in suspecting that Origin just scattered a bunch of interconnected dots...
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    The Wing Commander Universe Against the Real Universe

    Apparently my second post didn't go through last night, but my comments were much like Ljuin's. I'm aware that a map could not be made of the Akwende projection maps as star position is not important in a jump travel system, only how they interconnect via their jump points. However, if the stars...
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    The Wing Commander Universe Against the Real Universe

    I've tried doing a bit of searching on this and haven't gotten any threads to pop up, so I hope this isn't a topic that's been beaten to death and I just have been using the wrong keywords. Ultimately, what I'm interested in is how the star systems of the Wing Commander universe stack up...
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    SciFi and Reality

    Quite right, it's all theory until someone actually tests it a few times. To my knowledge, no one's made any attempt to launch a ship to light speed or beyond yet so all we have are a few pretty math equations that claim we can't. They had a lot of pretty ones to say we couldn't break the sound...
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    Why skids?

    Generally I believe skids are preferred for aesthetic reasons more than functional. For most sci-fi themes, including Wing Commander, the craft seem to be able to levitate, further eliminating the problem of friction. As for a possible advantage, they would be easier to secure to the deck of...
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    For all my fellow starfighter fans...

    Well, it's not Wing Commander, but I do role-play as a starfighter pilot in an original sci-fi setting called Otherspace. It's MUSH for those of you that know what such things are. For those that don't, it's a text-based RPG. I'm currently looking for anyone interested in joining the ranks of...
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