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  1. eddieb

    Mars Rover Launch Saturday.

    Get ready for the Saturday launch of our Mars rover. The launch coverage will be streamed live on Ustream at 6:30 am pacific time http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl . I worked on the flight software for our rover for about the last 5 years, so it's a real exciting event to get to launch day. Wish...
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    fan projects wiki

    Hi all: After some chatting today, I realized the current projects page is a bit out of date. https://www.wcnews.com/fanprojects/index.shtml So I've started a wiki page. Just linked in actually released projects, or those that are actively being worked up. Hopefully, that will help people new...
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    FC 1.7 status

    Hi all: Some have been asking what features will be in 1.7. I'm about to get married, so the wedding is my priority, and I won't be able to release anything until afterwards. But here's what I already got done AI uses decoys against dumbfires Display shield flash when hitting shielded part...
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    Questions from Triple B

    I took a closer look on FC, am I correct, that FC is somewhat just like the MISB, but with more options and of course easy to use? FC does not require wcp or SO right? do you have a ship list of FC at hand? I would like to know what fighters/cap ships are included, espcecially wc3, wc4 era...
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    Questions from J

    Some questions from email: Great, here goes... 1. I've noticed that I'm still not able to add ships to the game, that is bring entirely new ship.xml files into the game. Whenever I would, say, copy over an Arrow V, and specify in the Mission 1 file, run the game, I'd get a model, but the...
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    Newest Ring Commander

    Hi All: I'm now engaged. I wrote her a song, recorded it, and put it on the ipod.
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    Star Trek ship request

    Got the following email:
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    I'm demoing at NASA JPL this weekend.

    Hi all: I'll be giving demos at NASA's open house at JPL this Sunday. Open to the public, come on down if you're in the Los Angeles area. I'll be by MSL, NASA's latest mars rover in the afternoon, and during the morning I'll be doing demos in RoboDome, our formation flying laboratory. Let me...
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    Congrats

    Hi all: Congrats on project of the year, after 10 years of work, certainly a well deserved honor.
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    NCIS

    Yay, was watching NCIS last night, and see the guest star... Hawk!!
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    Thanks

    Guys: Just finished Standoff, and wanted to say thanks!! This isn't just professional. I think it exceeds what could be done professionally. The touch of fans who care about the series made this a true part of the WC legacy. Amazing work, once again. Eddie.
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    Mission Editor update

    Hi all: Made a small update to the mission editor today. Now, when you are adding ships to your map, the name of the pilot and the type of the ship is now displayed underneath the ship icon. It's handy, don't know why I didn't think of this before. Go ahead and use it now...
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    New Flight Cmdr Adventure Game - April Fools

    I'm making a new Sierra style Wing Commander adventure game. Check out the screenshot of Blair meeting Paladin for the first time. Development is coming along well, I found a nice editor for the SCI (Sierra Creative Interpreter) game engine. A little more scripting, and we have a new...
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    Name our Mars rover

    Hi all: You can now vote on a name for the Mars rover we're working on. Voting is open for a few more days, March 29th is the last day. We launch in 2011. http://marsrovername.jpl.nasa.gov/
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    California Flight Adventures

    Went to Disney's California Adventure on the Golden Zephyr ride. A child was afraid to get on the ride, so they let him do the 54321 countdown, and gave him a flight deck commander sticker. I asked the cast member for a sticker, so I too am an official Disney Flight (Deck) Commander.
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    Flight Commander 1.6.2 patch

    Hi all: Released a small patch for the following: Fix a crash when using low cockpit details Better formation flying Get it at the usual download page http://flightcommander.solsector.net/
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    Flight Cmdr 1.6 Released

    Download the new 1.6 release of Flight Commander. New features for players: A gorgeous new nebula and starfield background (thanks Standoff) A new damage model. If you get shot up, your ship's performance starts to degrade. You lose missiles, you slow down, you can't afterburn. Your trusty...
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    headshot

    Because I was in a silly mood, put myself in wc2 with gimp.
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    Damage report

    Work on FC 1.6 is coming along. I've implemented damage reports, and the damage model. If you get shot up, your ship's performance starts to degrade. You lose missiles, you slow down, you can't afterburn. Your trusty repair system helps get you back on your feet. While I was at...
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    Spore

    Hi all: Well the spore creature creator came out today. The game has a lot of potential, with the full version we get to design our own ships and vehicles, in addition to creatures. Not enough parts to make a proper Kat, but i did put together this quick Crocrathi
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