upgrade them to run on 95! already been done?! ARE YOU OFF YOUR NUT!
probably not, thing is lad, great idea tho it is, wed need the source code for the games, and EA in their infinite wisdom and shittiness aint gonna give us that, now if we were to shuffle over to ID games, suggest that buying the wingcommander rights from EA wud be a good idea, then petitioning them to give unto us the source code, it wud work... hold on i have a cunning plan!
hehe seriously EA wont give us the source, now if GBA prophecy is a success and the various other space games coming out this year too, along with the wc music cd by the fatman, then EA might be more eager to do something WC, and financially getting some code minded fans to upgrade the older games is a good way of getting something for very little, wed buy it, the coders assuming they were WC fans wud probably agree to do it for free after all they get an upgrade WC too, but at the end of the day, anything other than missions and ships for the old games is in EA's ball park, not ours, and definitely not origins or chris roberts. that said, ea have been on a little of an origin rights selling spurt, with the theif 3 rights going off to ion storm and i wudnt be surprised if a similar issue happens with sys shock 3 after theif 3 is out
the problem weve had in the past in gettin EA to release the source, is that it doesnt benefit them greatly, we say that theyd get proof that WC is big, but if they havent got a team to make a new WC why would they care? the source code upgrade by fans for free is an ok idea, but the problem as usual is persuading EA, as far as they are concerned WC is a long lost prize, especially the older games, i wrote to EA back in 96 asking where i could find secret missions for WC1, and they really didnt care back then, wc is just one of those things, that they dont want, but dont want to give away, after all they do know its potential, and they dont want to risk others making a profit cos they sold it, but at the same time, they dont want to spend the money testing the water in case the market is too hot for WC or too cold (hence why this next years space sim releases could be very important to us)
if that helps at all im glad
if not, ah well i tried hehe