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  1. Farbourne

    Where sports and Wing Commander meet

    Don't know how many NFL fans frequent these forums, but I found this somewhat amusing. The Pittsburgh Steelers have progressed to the AFC championship game this season. Their three stars all have names that start with "B", and given that they wear black and yellow (and occasionally wear...
  2. Farbourne

    Playing Prophecy again...or trying to

    Hey all, I decided to give Prophecy a run through again, and since I'd never done so with the high res videos (even back in the day, I had the CD version with the interlaced videos, not the DVD version), I thought I'd give it a go. But I also wanted to use the new opengl graphics. Other...
  3. Farbourne

    Is the Standoff team still supporting the game?

    I was just wondering...are the Standoff folks still supporting the game (i.e. fixing bugs, updating to work as Windows and DirectX, etc. evolve, and so forth), or have they all moved on to other things? Just asking because I love Standoff...it's in the running for my favorite Wing Commander...
  4. Farbourne

    A silly challenge...

    A silly challenge for the community... So I've noticed that a number of folks in the community here, like myself, have recently (i.e., within the last couple of years) had kids. I don't know about you, but I'm up to my elbows in reading children's stories. One of the worst at getting stuck...
  5. Farbourne

    Patch included?

    Just finished my GOG WCIV, and Saga is my next game-playing project planned. I'm excited! One question, though. I notice there's a patch out for it (1.1.0.7822). If I'm just downloading the game install file now, does it include the fixes that are in the patch already, or do I need to...
  6. Farbourne

    Mortality among pilots

    I was just thinking about something. The mortality rate among pilots we see in the Wing Commander universe, especially in the Kilrathi war, is amazingly high. This post is necessarily going to contain game spoilers, so don't read if you don't want... Think about all the pilots we meet in the...
  7. Farbourne

    Accuracy of WC3 Materials

    So I've been looking over all the neat source materials that come with the GOG WC3 release. I have an eye to make a WC3 version of my Excel WC1 ship comparer, so I'm looking at ship stats. Unsurprisingly, the different source materials don't entirely agree when it comes to ship stats. Some...
  8. Farbourne

    WC Influences

    So the issue of the Kilrathi being derived, at least in part, from Larry Niven's Kzinti came up in the other thread, which gave me the idea for this thread. I thought it would be a good topic for discussion, and maybe people could learn from others in the know. What elements of the Wing...
  9. Farbourne

    Hakagas

    Just finished reading Fleet Action. Good book. Anyway, it brings to mind a question. The Kilrathi constructed twelve Hakaga-class supercarriers. Only five were involved in the Battle of Earth (the other seven either weren't completed or didn't have enough pilots in time to launch the...
  10. Farbourne

    Full Standoff Package

    Did you guys ever get around to putting together a full, single package install for Standoff? I remember there was talk of doing that, but on the Standoff website there still are three separate downloads (Secret Ops, Standoff Eps 1-4, and the Ep 5 upgrade). I vaguely remember Pete saying...
  11. Farbourne

    Engineering a starfighter

    So, I'm an engineer by training, and as such, I think a lot about how things work. Now I realize that Wing Commander ships were probably designed more by artists than engineers and were more about cool look rather than function, and so this is probably way overanalyzing something that shouldn't...
  12. Farbourne

    Full Standoff Mission Tree

    I thought I'd share this, which I've been working on, with MUCH help from and thanks to Dundradal, who provided his episode specific mission trees for each episode up to 4 (and in fact from the whole Standoff team who have been answering my pestering questions). It's my attempt at making a...
  13. Farbourne

    Why Warsaw and Sirius?

    I haven't read Fleet Action (yet), so maybe this is explained there, but I was looking at the Wing Commander Universe map, and for the life of me I can't figure out why any kind of major engagement takes place in Warsaw. Since the Kilrathi's objective with their suprise attack was to crush...
  14. Farbourne

    At last

    Just did something I've been meaning, and trying to do for the past two years, in between real life's demands...I finished Standoff. Saw all three endings. I realize I'm about two years off the pace, but I don't get much time to play games anymore. I just want to thank and congratulate...
  15. Farbourne

    Standoff Ep 3 mission path question

    So I'm playing through Standoff again, and trying to find hidden missions and things I might have missed before. Meaning I'm trying to do both better and worse than I did on my first playthrough. Worse is easy. Better is hard. So I turned the difficulty down when trying to do better to see...
  16. Farbourne

    Down under in the WC universe

    Funny things you pick up. I just finished reading a travel book about Australia (One for the Road by Tony Horwitz...decent read if you like travel humor) and realized that there are a number of WC locations named after places in Australia. Ayer's Rock is obvious, but Port Hedland and...
  17. Farbourne

    WC1 Ship Editor

    Hey folks, This has come up in passing in other threads I've posted, but at this point I've put real effort in and failed to get results, so I thought I'd start a dedicated thread in hopes someone could help. I'm trying to somehow access the actual ship stats used in WC1 (the original PC...
  18. Farbourne

    Bad oops...

    Stupid Standoff question. I just failed to take down the first Hakaga (the bastard had a single engine left when everybody ran out of torps, all because the Concordia pilots didn't seem to realize that when you're shooting at engines, you have to do so from behind). Anyway, I saved the game to...
  19. Farbourne

    A new toy to share with the community...

    I've been playing around with learning some interesting capabilities of Microsoft Excel, and in order to try them out I've created a fun little Wing Commander themed application that I thought would be good to share with the community. Back when I was a kid, there was a great flight combat...
  20. Farbourne

    Difference in stats

    Had a quick question that I hoped someone could answer. I'm working on a little WC-related project, and it involves knowing the statistics for the WC1-era ships. However, different sources seem to give conflicting numbers in some cases. In particular, the shield and armor ratings, and also...
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