Well, it's a new year full of new hopes for all of us... even Wing Commander! So lets all raise a glass of Sukhar May'ya to hoping this is the year EA gets their heads back on straight. And, incidentally, I'm back! And I've become bitter -- and lets face it, crazy -- over the years! But anyway, look forward to seeing [LOAF] under a bunch of CIC updates again, with all the horrible update title jokes that entails. For example...
EddieB (of Flight Commander fame) has posted something interesting over at the Chat Zone... in his spare time, he's begun creating an Armada/Civilization like Wing Commander project -- and now he's looking for someone to take over development. Here's his comments and some nifty screenshots:
And here's the URL:
To run, change to the directory where you extracted the files and type
- Java source code
- Class files
- Some data files for
- random name generation
- some planet pictures
- a few ship pictures
You must put the java executable in your path.
you'll need to get the Java Runtime Environment version 1.3 or greater
and the JAXP java XML parser.
You'll need to put the .jar files from the xml pack in your java ext directory.
This is really in hopes of finding a java developer willing to take over. Java is a great language for beginning programmers, so I hope someone will become inspired enough to fly with this, I'd be happy to answer questions about the source. It's primarily uses java's swing gui library, and RMI to deal with multiplayer issues, in case any programmers out there are interested.
It's nowhere near finished, but is enough for anyone interested in working on a multiplayer WC strategy game to get a good jump start.