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    Trio of French Scans Highlights Golden Era (September 9, 2021)

    "15 Mo taken on the hard drive, 590 Ko of RAM required to start the game with all the options, 7 1.44 Mo floppy disks. These few numbers give an idea of the scope of this massive game. And it's worth it! This is a real interactive movie in which you will participate." The first few lines which...
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    The return of MicroProse!

    There's Cold Waters, its spiritual successor.
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    The return of MicroProse!

    About MP games, Carrier Command 2 was released a couple of weeks ago, and... it's a perfect game if you're in the type of interface simulation stuff or, ideally, if you have a bunch of like-minded friends. TLDR, you're in command of an unmanned aircraft carrier fighting another such CV in an...
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    We'd all play a Sims 4 Wing Commander expansion. ;-)
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    Perennial Rumor: Wing Commander Making a Comeback? (May 15, 2021)

    Keep in mind that the CIC staff was regularly involved with the official revival efforts, and that if there actually is one underway, they might be under NDA (which they will respect). So regulars like us won't get more info than the rumours either.
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    Are there other "space carrier" novels out there with not too much "weird" elements but instead grounded military sci-fi?

    Seconding this. The X-Wing series were my introduction to the EU, and they are very enjoyable with a mix of well-written space combat and secret ops. Yub yub, commander! :-P
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    Defiance's Eyecandy Thread

    The wings seem much wider than in the previous model. Not gonna lie: I'm in love with this. Like the F-35C is much less ugly than the A and B version thanks to its wider wings, it makes one hell of a good effect on Dragon.
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    Defiance's Eyecandy Thread

    He already made one:
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    Seconding this. It's sadly very rare to have Western media showing the aftermath of a war, especially a "victorious" one and how the world doesn't get to be happy and peaceful just because "the bad guy was killed by the good guys". In real life, it doesn't happen like that and it was an...
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    Defiance's Eyecandy Thread

    Heh heh, you bet I'm alive, more lurking than anything else at the moment, but I'd definitely be glad to get back in the action if you want to see the craft alive in either of the mods. :-P Though, our headcanons differ a bit, the tandem canopy makes me think about a light bomber role, à la...
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    Defiance's Eyecandy Thread

    That's one gorgeous fighter, DI! The twin-seater cockpit reminds me of the RL Super Hornet's. It seems to be a bit longer than the regular Excalibur, in a way that makes me think it would be a pretty interesting frame for a bomber in-universe. The FB-22 to Excalibur's F-22. A fighter I think a...
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    More Lore: Explaining the False Armistice (January 28, 2021)

    Interesting, I didn't know some of klavs' ships were ported in FRED (there's at least his Snakeir among the Kilrathi fleet). Pretty fun battle video indeed!
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    wing commander fonts

    I used Slicker to reproduce the Wing Commander aesthetic in other works. I believe it's the one used in the CIC logo as well.
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    We Have the Kilrathi Theme in Our Heads Too (December 17, 2020)

    Grades in France are usually out of 20 in pretty much all academic environment, with 16+ considered to be excellent while 10 is the minimal "pass" note for various exams. The game got full marks on all categories but "only" 19/20 and not 20/20 because, and I translate: "I would have put a 20...
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    The Winning Ending (November 7, 2020)

    *looks at the silly claim that US healthcare is the best in the world* The US, where public healthcare spending is twice as high as in other developed countries for several years lower life expectancy. The country with one of the lower life expectancy of the First World, and where life...
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    See the Evolution of the Confed Shuttle (October 29, 2020)

    There you go, mesh plus normal Confederation texture for the Wing Commander 4 shuttle.
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    Dame Da Ne memes for WC Characters...

    Pass over the jug, mate.
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    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw!

    It's a love letter to Privateer, first and foremost (full of references to it and the Wing Commander games, as one would expect). I haven't finished the main storyline but roughly got to most of the top-of-the-line equipment in 18 hours of gameplay, and will now go for these missions. As for the...
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    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw!

    Grabbed it on Steam, looks and plays decently, the only issue I'd have is a bit of uncanny valley feeling with the main character and how she is animated.
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    Goodbye, Rob Cobb (September 21, 2020)

    Now that I look more closely to the Broadsword concept art, I kinda see the nose of the Lance/Dragon in it, particularly in the cockpit's position and shape. It's a really nice design, kinda hope we could see more of it.
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