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    A Mixed species special unit

    It was a human/Kilrathi Marine Unit that was called The Spine Snappers; I don't exactly remember where but I think it was in some fan fiction; I do recall not only did it have that colorful name but even the human members would pray to Sivar before going into battle (talk about proper...
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    The 'real origins' of Hobbes' nickname;

    Gang: Yeah, I'm sure it's supposed to be the philosopher but doesn't anybody think he got his name from the Imaginary friendly tiger from the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes? TiA NM
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    When did Kilrathi ship design change?

    Gang: I ain't played WC1,2 OR 4 Just a bit of WC 3, and all of Prophecy & Saga; I've been watching other players do play throughs (WC1, 2 & 'Standoff' for ex) and it occurred to me: when did Kats change their ship models from the 'conventional' & somewhat bulbous shapes (see the Kamekh...
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    Kind of Off Topic but Not Really!

    Gang: Does anybody here hang out at Hard Light Productions? Is the site on the fritz? TIA
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    The Balance of Power in WC

    Guys: I know that the Confed/Kilrathi War is supposed to be kind of 'The Pacific War--IN SPAAAACE!!' But how would you 'weigh' the two sides? In the Pacific War, Japan's industrial & manpower resources were quite inferior to the US but had relatively small but very experienced combat seasoned...
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    Need help with WC3

    Gang: I have just bought Wing Commander 3 from GOG; However I am having some 'issues': I cannot get my joystick to work; also: My mouse cursor constantly 'retreats' to the top of the screen & does not allow me to use it. What can I do? FYI: I use Win XP. Thanks ahead of time NM
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    So...who EXACTLY are the 'Retros'?

    Guys: In the WC universe I have heard of the Mandarins but WHO are The Retros? I have never heard of them & my searches don't seem to turn up anything on them; TIA NM
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    A question & then a proposal:

    Guys: Being a bit of a newby around here I have a couple of things I want to ask: First: What is this 'Star Soldier' that I see mentioned from time to time? Secondly: How's this for a 'reboot': Forget the WC movie for now...how about turning it into a series? I mean, like 'BSG' was...
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    An EVEN weirder mission error...

    It's a multi part mission: The Dauntless has to pick up shuttles from the Space station & then gets a reading of a large unknown object; Me & two others fly to investigate it & all that's there are several odd jump bouys---which one of my cohorts crashes right into because his ship goes out of...
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    YET ANOTHER silly question...

    Guys: Is there any way that I can choose my craft and/or alter the weapons loadout? I've noticed only a couple of missions where they give us the choice to choose one of two fighters but other than that I've noticed there's nowhere in rec room where you can do anything like what I'm...
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    OK YET MORE stupid questions...

    First: Is there any way to 'resurrect' my fan fiction reader passwords....I noticed they popped up at the start of every mission but didn't write them down...anyway to find them? I am up to chapter 5; THEN: I FINALLY managed to save 'Dauntless' & we fought our way to the next jump point...
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    YET ANOTHER silly question...

    The mission to save the Sao Paolo and the Breslau; SP always dies but Breslau survives...is Sao Paolo "save-able"? NM
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    Having a problem defending 'Dauntless'

    Guys: I am having major problems with keeping 'Dauntless' alive in Mission 4 'Scramble'; I need to fend off a Nephelim attack against the Carrier but she keeps getting 'scuttled'; WHAT are Nephilim cap ship killers? The Skate, the Moray or the Manta? Also is there a way I can target torps or...
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    A question RE: the Ralatha/Snakeir raid:

    Guys: First time around I screwed it up royally but I accepted it & moved ahead; However I AM flying on rookie level so I have a couple of questions: 1) Is it winnable? IF it is, anyone care to cook up some ideas for me? 2) I have noticed that if you mess up a mission there isn't a...
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    I need help with 'secret ops'...

    Guys: This is my first post & I am trying to play the 'standoff' campaign; I have installed the Secret Ops but when I try to play it I get an error message; anybody able to offer m any help? I am not sure as to what info you need to offer advise & assistance but in case it helps I am using...
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