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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
My first real game was wing commander 1. I remember being heartbroken with wing2 came out and the sales rep telling me all my friends died.
Seller: "Buying Wing 2, eh? Well, you know, all your friends died."
Tarsus: "Oh, well. At least I'll have more time to play Wing 2."
Seller: "No, I mean, inside the game... they all died in Wing 2."
Tarsus: "Noooooooooooooooooooo!"
 

Dyret

Super Carrot!
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?
 

tarsus

1st Lieutenant
Didn't Halcyon retire? I think it's only the crewman that thumbs ups you at the end of the mission that died.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
and have logged way to many hours in priv, beating the game in my favorite ship.

Oh I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had a trophy pic of the Tarsus at Delta Prime but I've lost it now. It's a total bitch to do but it's a fun achievement.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?
When Blair confronts Jazz, he says, "How many deaths are you responsible for, Colson? Specialist McGuffin, General Halcyon, Iceman, Knight, Hunter, everyone else on the Tiger’s Claw… And Mariko… And you think I’ll let you live, bastard? No, I don’t think so…" So it heavily implies that Halcyon did die on the Claw. Of course, we later learn about how Hawk found Iceman's body and Hunter dies in the novels, but there's also a second corroboration on page 161 of the WC1&2 Strategy Guide: "Colonel Halcyon, Lefty, Shotglass, and more than 750 others were dead." Shotglass, on the other hand, is also referenced in the Armada Voices of War manual, which has given some people hope he may have somehow survived too: "There’s the brass wing Shotglass gave me after K’Tithrak Mang." The Claw was destroyed on attack approach to K'tithrak Mang, so it seems more than a coincidental reference, but lacking any other data point, the strategy guide calling him dead seems to be it.
 
Hello all. My name is Lee, and I'm a 54- yr. old Engineer out of South Carolina. I like to consider myself part of the original video game generation, as I weaned off of PONG and still own my Atari 2600 I got as a sophomore in high school, in 1980. My favorite video game was Galaga - my friend and I would flip the game dozens of times, scoring in the millions each, and at one local video game parlor the game's motherboard burned out, and the owner blamed us for that, LOL. Couldn't really blame him though - we'd be on that game for hours playing, off of only 50 cents.

Have always loved FPS games and flight combat style games. I got the Privateer game as a classic CD game from Origin for a Win95 Packard Dell PC I got in '95, and enjoyed the game immensely. When the Privateer 2 game came out, I got that as well, and like the 1st version I played both into the ground until the PC crashed in 2003. Instead of fixing the old box, I replaced it with a WinXP PC, and fell out of playing the games until I found the Privateer gm in DOS format online for downloading, and played it again until the original HD on my PC crashed during a bad winter storm.

Anyhow, I just recently found the Privateer 2 DOS gm at GOG.com and decided to give it a try. Just starting out with it, but enjoying it thus far, bringing back the memories. Cheers!
 

DefianceIndustries

Rear Admiral
Hello all. My name is Lee, and I'm a 54- yr. old Engineer out of South Carolina. I like to consider myself part of the original video game generation, as I weaned off of PONG and still own my Atari 2600 I got as a sophomore in high school, in 1980. My favorite video game was Galaga - my friend and I would flip the game dozens of times, scoring in the millions each, and at one local video game parlor the game's motherboard burned out, and the owner blamed us for that, LOL. Couldn't really blame him though - we'd be on that game for hours playing, off of only 50 cents.

Have always loved FPS games and flight combat style games. I got the Privateer game as a classic CD game from Origin for a Win95 Packard Dell PC I got in '95, and enjoyed the game immensely. When the Privateer 2 game came out, I got that as well, and like the 1st version I played both into the ground until the PC crashed in 2003. Instead of fixing the old box, I replaced it with a WinXP PC, and fell out of playing the games until I found the Privateer gm in DOS format online for downloading, and played it again until the original HD on my PC crashed during a bad winter storm.

Anyhow, I just recently found the Privateer 2 DOS gm at GOG.com and decided to give it a try. Just starting out with it, but enjoying it thus far, bringing back the memories. Cheers!
Welcome aboard! :)
 
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