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    Happy 30th Birthday Wing Commander! (September 26, 2020)

    Prior to 1991, Origin functioned very differently from a modern studio or publisher. They basically acted as a service which provided trained developers and resources (office space, PCs, packaging, marketing, etc.) to independent game developers who would agree to share profits with the company...
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    Goodbye, Rob Cobb (September 21, 2020)

    Ron Cobb, one of the all-time great movie concept artists, has passed away at age 83 (obituary). Mr. Cobb was responsible for designing the looks and props of a wide swath of familiar genre films from the 1970s through today including all time classics like Alien, Star Wars and Back to the...
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    I'm still woefully out of my depth but: the 3DO version has a built in texture viewer and that seems to suggest every ship has a bunch of smaller textures rather than one image. In case that helps anything! (It's accessible from the cheat menu.)
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    Does this mean we can read the WC3 3DO meshes? I'm really interested in studying them more closely (and getting them into a 3D viewer for the site!)
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    Short mention of Privateer 1 in the Viper series

    Privateer actually shows up twice in the episodes! Earlier in the game, the hero is "playing" the intro while he's on the phone with his friend. Origin's side of the story is mentioned in an issue of Point of Origin: they didn't pay for the appearance at all, a producer from the show reached out...
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    A Near Miss! (August 28, 2020)

    Victory Streak says three laser turrets and two FF missile launchers, although the model has four turrets and two launchers. The versions in Wing Commander IV had four laser turrets... the missile turrets are still visible on them but they aren't hooked up in the game. (They do file CSMs when...
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    A Near Miss! (August 28, 2020)

    The missile tanks would've obviously appeared alongside the laser tanks in the various ground missions. The frigate isn't as clear... it was replaced by destroyers (the ship that delivers Paladin is a destroyer labeled frigate) but it's not clear if that means one of the Victory's escort...
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    A Near Miss! (August 28, 2020)

    Due to a bug involving missile launchers this Kilrathi tank and Confederation frigate were cut from Wing Commander III. The frigate would be resurrected for WC4! -- Original update published on August 28, 2020
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    Raiders of the Lost Manuals, Part 2 (August 11, 2011)

    We have discovered an additional capital ship commented out of Victory Streak. In the manual's Quark files are located the following specifications for a Confederation heavy carrier: Also interesting--in every manual revision, the dreadnaught is 22,000km long, despite many other changes to...
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    WC3 Ad Hypes Japanese Market (August 19, 2020)

    You'd be surprised! It's actually from the little 'playguide' booklet from the original release. (It was also prominent on the 3DO version of Victory Streak.)
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    Streaming Wing Commander Academy, One Month Later (August 16, 2020)

    You can read a little more about the craziness of the Warrior King story here: https://www.wcnews.com/wcpedia/Wing_Commander_Academy_(TV)#Action_Extreme_Team_Crossover Basically, it's a crossover that was dead before it aired so they never promoted it in any way!
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    Check Out This Deluxe Edition Wing Commander (August 5, 2020)

    You can find the Software Toolworks version in a number of forms including with either a blue or a black box with the same red labels. If you look closely you can see the 'red' of the box is actually stickers... Origin provided Mindscape/ST with a supply of unsold stock which they converted into...
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    Check Out the Other Wing Commander Collectible Cards (July 31, 2020)

    It might be referencing cut material... or he may just be a Kilrathi pilot to go with the planned Dralthi toy. (It does seem like they swapped the art for the pilot and the general on the cards... and even then there's no "general" in the movie...)
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    A Portent of Things to Come (July 29, 2020)

    Did you know that Wing Commander’s future history includes a two-century pandemic that forces Earth to quarantine from the rest of the solar system? -- Original update published on July 29, 2020
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    How does WC3 morale system works?

    To the best of my knowledge, the only impact of having low overall ship morale is that the bridge conversatino with Rollins in the Ariel system will be different.
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