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    Looking Back at the Taliban Sighting in the Kilrah Sector (August 17, 2021)

    In of itself it is an interesting little fact, I agree. I just think it's poor timing. It's like "See that looming humanitarian crisis there? Well look at this related fact in an old game we like!!". It feels a bit off. I've actually shown this to a couple of people without comment and their...
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    Looking Back at the Taliban Sighting in the Kilrah Sector (August 17, 2021)

    "The Taliban have unfortunately been all over the news this past week, and it's our duty to bring you the Wing Commander angle on all topics." It really isn't. This is pretty bad taste guys.
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    Lights Out for Amiga WC in Vintage Review (August 11, 2021)

    So 9% lower with an amalgamated percentage (possible drag factor) for 3 games? Seems fine to me.
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    Lights Out for Amiga WC in Vintage Review (August 11, 2021)

    No scandal. I have both that magazine and was introduced to WC on the Amiga. It CHUGGED on the Amiga. Even on an A1200. I still fell in love with it, but on an A600, I can see how people could easily grow bored of the chuggathon. 79% seems fair, especially in Amiga Power, a magazine famed for...
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    Chess Blog Delivers a Reality Check (July 21, 2021)

    Yeah totally missed the bishop. I'd love to say I never do that in a game :D
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    Chess Blog Delivers a Reality Check (July 21, 2021)

    To be fair, if it is black to move then the proposed move d4xb3 forces Ke1 which black follows with Qd2, forcing Kf1 and then Ra1# So though the move itself is not checkmate, it begins a chain of forced moves for white that lead checkmate. There are a few variations, the white knight in the...
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    Lost and Found: WC4 Ships (December 15, 2020)

    Is it possible the initial plan was for you to be able to stay with confed, play from that side and uncover the black lance stuff that way? I mean the endgame scene would still work from a scripting POV (you've just put all of the pieces together and are rushing to the senate to stop Tolwyn)...
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    New Wallpaper

    I'd be interested to know why you put the WC3 graphic from 'Victory Streak' on the WC1 poster. Seems an odd choice on the face of it, so I'm guessing there's a reason behind it.
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    New 3D Thread

    There's always a bunch of nice images on here that would be great for wallpaper. Thing is, I run double and triple displays and tend to use wallpapers that span them. Any chance some of you creators could make some 3840x1080 and/or 5760x1080 ones in the future?
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    Instructions Available for Kilrathi Lego Fighters (June 17, 2020)

    These are great, however I feel the Salthi's wings should sweep forward rather than back. It's a minor quibble and easily rectified too.
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    The MT-32 VS The Amiga

    I feel bad adding such a short post to this thread, but I'm gonna do it anyway... I also first fell in love with WC on the Amiga. I remember hearing the Adlib/SB music and remember how crestfallen I was. It's why through the years I've chiefly played KS versions of WC1. Even then though it was...
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    The return of MicroProse!

    From what I remember BI2 changed the game significantly. HL and BI both had the same mechanics where one side moved while the other side shot in true TBS fashion. With this you were able to hem in an opponent to increase damage and the like. If memory serves, BI2 made it so you moved and then...
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    The return of MicroProse!

    I was (well still am) a huge fan of the Blue Byte games Historyline 1914-1918 and Battle Isle (before it went weird in BI2) Always wished for a WW2 version of Historyline. So much so that I looked into creating an editor for the game, but the map data files were compressed using a packer that I...
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    Freespace 2 is free on GoG right now.

    Oh man FrED was totally brilliant. I made a campaign (unfinished) where you could actually switch sides (or not) at a couple of early points and had plans for more of these decisions to make the campaign really interesting from a replayable standpoint. The stuff you could do in there with the...
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    Freespace 2 is free on GoG right now.

    If memory serves, this was the biggest problem. As you said, FS was a financial success and though it hadn't come close to WC in terms of sales, it was very well regarded and had sold enough that you'd expect a sequel to do pretty well. Unfortunately (I have read) there was virtually zero...
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