Idea: WC1 to WCA conversion

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  1. FekLeyrTarg

    FekLeyrTarg Commodore

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    Hello people,

    with the successful modification attempts on the Realspace2D engine in the past 5 years, I've been thinking of a rather interesting idea.
    What do you think about a Wing Commander 1 Total Conversion for Wing Commander Academy?
    Would something like this be feasible with what we currently know about modding WCA?
     
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    isn't WCA limited to Dosbox to run properly?
     
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    I'm not sure where you're going with this. What benefits are you looking forward to in the Academy engine compared with WC1? The technical enhancements are marginal.

    Yeah, there isn't a windows version of Academy, if that's what you mean, but running in DOSBox isn't really a problem.
     
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    In this case, it's not about technical enhancements but rather the ability to build missions in WCA using the ships from WC1.
     
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    It would also be pretty great to have the missing ships from WC2... pretty sure someone would have to redraw the interface, though.
     
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    Aside from a few test cases (of non-WC1/2 ships) some while back, I don't think anyone is actively trying to add ships to Academy. While it would be cool from a mission building perspective, I think the motivation for someone to go through this effort would be to create new missions rather than try to recreate WC1.
     
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    Unfortunately, WCA is just too limited as a mission editor to be anything more than a toy. It must have been pretty exciting back when it was first released, and no one could even dream about mission editing tools, but today? Meh.
     
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    I remember making missions for HCl's first WC3 editor. I think I had to input co-ordinates by hand in dos. It was a total trial and error thing. I went by Firefly back then.

    [Sorry didn't see the age of the last post since it wasn't far down the first page.]
     

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