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    Damage system in WC1&2

    So how does explosive damage fit into that, it can't just be added to damage? If you only count "damage" then missiles are puny, but if you count "explosive" then the dumbfire should kill the tigers claw! Unless explosive is damaging only to shields, do we know the values for the shields...
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    Need help with Original DOS version of Privateer 2

    What did you do here? to install it should be simply: Install privateer 2 copy the p2patch.exe to the C:\Dark folder in dosbox run p2patch (it should extract 4 files - osi.exe, patch.txt, patch.bat, patch17E.dat again in dosbox run patch.bat and it should say that it's patching Dark.EXE and...
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    Wing Commander IV (DOS): choppy sound and video - solution

    Running anything so "new" in dosbox does require some fairly beefy hardware to back it up - i'd be tempted to suggest using the WC4 windows version if you could (or the DVD video version from GOG, which i believe is the windows version too?). Glad you found a working config though
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    My collection is finally there!

    Of course, if you're a wing 1 and 2 fan you absolutely need to get the in universe strategy guide by Mark Minasi (Secrets of the Wing Commander Universe). Glad to hear you managed to bag all the games though!
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    Should I play WC1 or Super WC?

    I'd say that unless you desperately want to play SWC, that the SegaCD version of WC1 is the best - it gives speech (with a much better quality of voice acting), and still keeps the dos/amiga styles. That said, the SegaCD version doesn't have the secret missions at all, while SWC is the only...
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    WC Workshop Online

    Amazing stuff. Darkmage, the Sega cd speech is significantly better quality, with different voice acting, but either in dos wc would be amazing. I was working on creating a rudimentary parser for the segacd files, to make a mini 'movie player'. I should get back to it.
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    WC1 and WC2 (plus SM) sprite bitmaps

    I think this might be what you're looking for: https://www.wcnews.com/news/2013/03/06/that-s-a-sprite-for-sore-eyes Although on closer examination, SM appears to be missing, the original viewer is by HCL, but I think Flashpoint was working on something similar?
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    BREAKING NEWS: The Darkening on GOG (September 19, 2013)

    I've picked this up, but not had a chance to install it yet, does anyone know though whether it's the deluxe (win9x) version or the normal (dos), I can't remember if the ddraw patch was implemented for priv2 deluxe, but if it was it could help with the interlacing!
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    Congratulations LOAF! (February 10, 2013)

    Congratulations! Just don't organise the wedding for the day after the CIC birthday party! (I made that mistake)
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    Planet Queeg

    we are talking april, may, june and july fools!
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    You are Cordially Invited... (August 10, 2012)

    I won't lie, that is a serious concern ;)
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    You are Cordially Invited... (August 10, 2012)

    No, really! I hope you all had a great time.
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    You are Cordially Invited... (August 10, 2012)

    Unfortunately I'm getting married tomorrow, so I really should head to bed! Happy Birthday CIC though!
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    Open questions thread from Ginger Lynn Allen

    What an excellent thread! It's great to hear that you had as good a time making WC3 and Prophecy as we do playing them. I can't help but think that the animated series got Malcolm and Mark back because of their experiences on the Superman and Batman animated series. Did you ever consider doing...
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    Overpriced Privateers Make PC Format Mad (July 9, 2012)

    How could Elite possibly deserve only 29%?
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    Hello, I'm back.

    no, but the surgeon general advises against it!
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    A really odd question!

    I think most canned foods are okay, but open em up and take a sniff, if it smells wrong it's probably gone !
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    Corrupt/Missing WC2 Special Ops Disks :-(

    So i dug out my old discs, and used MagicISO to make images of them, but strangely the data on SO2 disc 1 and Speech packs discs 1 and 2 is actually larger than the standard for a HD-floppy! I had to make them into 2.88Mb images - odd. What this will mean though is that it will be difficult to...
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    LOAF Fixes the Computer of Tomorrow

    The company I was thinking of was tyan, I can't remember the board I had but the special thing was it had slots for both memory types (SIMM and DIMM), I got one to avoid having to do a major upgrade in one go (and because i wanted my GUS, voodoo3 and audigy to play together) This kind of thing...
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    Corrupt/Missing WC2 Special Ops Disks :-(

    There's an ancient EA top 10 pack that contains the seperate installers (so you can opt not to have the speech pack for instance. I might have the floppies somewhere though, let me hunt around this evening, if not, and if it's okay, I could give you the relevant folders from the top 10 pack.
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