Open questions thread from Ginger Lynn Allen

Discussion in 'General Wing Commander Chat' started by Ginger Lynn Allen, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Mace

    Mace Vice Admiral

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    Euh, the only thing WC3 stored on your hard drive was the game engine, the config file and your savegame, I recall it did needed some swapping. Wing Commander 2+speech pack+special operations took about threequarters of my 40MB hard drive, that was the game you removed after completion.

    When you look back at the technology race we made in the past 25 years, It's pretty amazing how long sometimes borders last(32-bit era, giving computers from 2002 a lifespan of 12 years with just a memory/videocard upgrade), and how cheap everything has now become thanks to mass-production.
     
  2. ChrisReid

    ChrisReid Super Soaker Collector / Administrator

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    When WC3 came out, hard drives in the 250-340 megabyte range were still typical, so WC3 could still use up a good chunk of your available space. After installing the whole WC series, there wasn't much left for anything else!

    Yeah, my primary Windows computer turns 10 years old this year!
     
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    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    You could have a minimal install of WC3... but you usually didn't at the time. Remember it'd give you the option to install additional files to improve performance?
     
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    Yeah, obviously I know the bar scene! It's my favourite part of the game, I keep a permanent save right before it! But I'd forgotten if picking Flint always led to heartbreak or if you could end up 'shuttling' off together. ;-)
     
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    I've recently played the scene over and again and had a lot of fun seeing the possible outcomes..! I remember that, the first time I played it I picked Flint (sorry ginger!) But she got killed in action pretty soon after, and I remember looking a forlorn figure in the shuttle at the end! Which is what prompted my question. I picked Rachel anyway this time because her character is so sweet. (They're both fairly gorgeous!)
     
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    Ahh, there ya go! Just keep her away from the Kilrah run. Thanks. Ps. You are all allowed to find humour in the fact that my name is 'Cat'..! I'm no Hobbes though. ;-D
     

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