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  1. Dire Wolf

    Trying to run Wing Commander Academy under Windows ME

    Just bought a sealed copy on E-bay (came with even the registration card, but the manual is on pdf) It loads up, doesn't quite recognize my CH flightstick and can't recognize the built-in sound. I'm thinking of trying to scare up an old soundblaster somewhere. Anyone have any experience...
  2. Dire Wolf

    1.1 update - Sandoval is back!

    On the other hand, I just flew to where the contact is supposed to be and he was there, talking with me. Sandoval's ghost lingered teh entire game, I've even had to deal with him distorting the visage of others who sit at his table (though I got their messages and missions). Now that I've...
  3. Dire Wolf

    A few criticisms

    in the original Privateer you either had to blow everyone away or thruster past the jump point, 180, then fly into the incoming fighters and break them off to force them to evade and swerve back just to make a safe jump. I rarely got dinged enough to worry, just zipping in on full AB and...
  4. Dire Wolf

    You know you've been playing to much privateer when...

    Did retros ever really roll over in alignment/friendliness? ////////////// You know you play too much when you check both bulletin boards for updates.
  5. Dire Wolf

    1.1 update - Sandoval is back!

    If you have already done his missions, just go forward in the game as if he were not there -- consider him a ghost if he reappears. I had him reappear on me, made the misstep of talking to him after I knew he was dead, ran the mission, figured out that it was an echo or a dead end, and went...
  6. Dire Wolf

    1.1 update - Sandoval is back!

    He just appears sometimes. Don't talk to him and you can ignore him. Otherwise, you can get lots and lots of artifacts that you can't sell. If you try to dump just one, they all go. If you ignore him, he isn't a problem in RF gameplay.
  7. Dire Wolf

    1.1 update - Sandoval is back!

    in the various betatest versions the save games kept going smoothly and cleanly. However, just finished up the RF smuggling, the bounty hunter, the oxford and the military missions and all I get at Oxford is a blank screen (when he should say, now my friend has heard about you and you can...
  8. Dire Wolf

    Download address for 1.1

    http://wcuniverse.sourceforge.net/downloads.htm That explains that. It was released, I just had the wrong url to refer to.
  9. Dire Wolf

    Tachyon guns have something to tell you!!!

    If they've statted it out correctly, lasers are very, very efficient! Neat.
  10. Dire Wolf

    help me!

    Did not know that save and load would make them disappear and go back to the kind of state that the original game used. I was thinking more of spawning massive enemy problems or flying off to Oxford and taking retro hunting missions until the militia was friendly again.
  11. Dire Wolf

    Tachyon guns have something to tell you!!!

    I thought turrents did not draw from your reactor power pool. Guess I'll have to check that.
  12. Dire Wolf

    Tachyon guns have something to tell you!!!

    I used to refer to that potential configuration as the Galaxy gunship ;) Potent as heck. BTW, why laser turrents and not tachyon turrents?
  13. Dire Wolf

    help me!

    Biggest problem is the drug running missions, if you refuse to kill militia (and I refuse to), then you can leave them like a host of mosquitos ... but there are solutions.
  14. Dire Wolf

    help me!

    Yep, just run some place where they get distracted tangling with the neighbors ...
  15. Dire Wolf

    What's up with this Delta Prime Bull?

    It appears that you've not gone to the refinery planet and instead are trying to kill the infinite amount of demons that will spawn. To to the refinery, pick up the missions there, in the end you will have taken care of the issues blocking you out.
  16. Dire Wolf

    Dozens of attackers at once?!

    You have to just up and respawn and respawn until you've killed them all. If you have the money, you can buy wingman each time too. One thing I did when I picked up a mission with 17 enemies was pick up another with 17 enemies who were not friends with the first group and then I flew from...
  17. Dire Wolf

    What's up with this Delta Prime Bull?

    You got there ahead of the mission, with the result that the base you are supposed to find hasn't been spawned yet.
  18. Dire Wolf

    Tachyon guns have something to tell you!!!

    Ok, what does it say (for those of us having some trouble doing that.
  19. Dire Wolf

    latest beta release a total disaster for me

    PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 6:55 pm Post subject: Current Patch rendered game completely unplayable Reply with quote I no longer get random colors before the .png files start to load. Instead, the view is shifted 25% to the right with black space on the left and a good part of the...
  20. Dire Wolf

    A couple of questions...

    Neat, I still have my CD Privateer/RF
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