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  1. Bandit LOAF

    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!)
  2. Bandit LOAF

    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
  6. Bandit LOAF

    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.)
  8. Bandit LOAF

    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
  12. Bandit LOAF

    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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    Meet the WC2 Characters... as of 1990! (April 15, 2020)

    That seems extremely likely!
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    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    What a handsome fellow he was!
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    Early '90s Clip Art Flies Into the Future (June 19, 2020)

    (Actually - I can confirm Knight and Rosie were both done by the movie art department. Rosie's nose art is visible on her fighter in the finished film and I actually have a copy of Knight's from set material... although his has been changed somewhat presumably to avoid apparent continuity...
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    Early '90s Clip Art Flies Into the Future (June 19, 2020)

    Small followup to this: I found the missile! It's ASAT.BMF in the same 1994 vintage clip art collection. I don't believe Hunter's nose art actually appears in the movie so it was most likely created during post production by David Ladyman and the crew at IMGS for the guide. The wing logo...
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    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    You are correct, Privateer 2 was highly reviewed pretty much all around. The spawn balance really stands out today but I don't think it did in 1996... I remember my big reaction was WOW, this runs amazingly well on my 486/66 that could barely load Wing Commander IV earlier in the year. (It...
  18. Bandit LOAF

    Does this wording mean that the Kilrathi pilot is still alive?

    It means I like your fan fiction scenario! :) The Faraday Rebellion is not ever explained. It is part of a rhetorical technique that Dr. Forstchen likes to use a lot where he has a character mention several real events from history followed by one or two 'future' events. So, it's something the...
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    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    Yes, people in this case refers to an actor's agents and managers.
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    Does this wording mean that the Kilrathi pilot is still alive?

    That's a good one! Haga Kaligara is likely a reference to Mitsuo Fuchida, a Japanese pilot who fought at Pearl Harbor and who came to the United States after the war and shared his experiences. He helped provide the Japanese perspective for the book At Dawn We Slept, which is the basis for...
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