As reported earlier in the week, Total Film, a UK magazine has a new WC Movie trailer on the CD, but for those of you who can't get the magazine or even find it in shops (I know I can't), Skyfox has been kind enough to make the file in to an MPEG and send it in! Download the trailer thats complete with hundreds of Kilrathi ships even in the first few seconds here!
Oleg Bulavsky has converted the ICIC WinAMP skin to PM123 format (an OS/2 MPEG Player). I have absolutely no idea how to test this file, so just grab it here.
Asterix asks that I note that he is running a poll to decide what capships to use for Wing Commander: Unknown Enemy, a fan made addon to WCSO. The poll can be found here.
HaHaRich! mailed Prima about the questionable Privateer 3 Official Guides... here's what they had to say!
Thank you for your letter. We have researched this due to your information and have found that the game was cancelled. We will not be doing a book for Privateer 3. Thank you for letting us know. Sorry for the confusion.
Various sources report that the release date for the Wing Commander Movie is just two days away in Iceland.
Mailman reports that Wing Commander was released in Taiwan several days ago, and has been very popular! It's been re-titled "The Star Battle: The Warrior of the Future"... scary. There's a web site, located here which contains information about the movie, as well as a trailer, two screensaves and some wallpaper. If anybody is interested in translating the Chinese(?) for us, let me know...
AlienHack reports that Wing Commander was released in Greece unusually early. It didn't stay in theaters long (2 weeks)...
Intwydamalu of Lanced.net informs me that Phil from Warthog will be answering questions at their forum. Warthog also worked on Privateer 2: The Darkening.
Want to host half a gig of Wing Commander Academy RM's? If so, let us know, because the server we currently store them on is going down! If we don't find a new place to keep them, they'll be unavailable for an indetermined amount of time. If you don't have them yet, be sure and grab them quickly!
When the first update of the day involves OS/2, you know it's going to be along day... Anyway, Graduation today! But I've been traumatized by the 'game' at the Taiwanese Wing Commander Movie Site. I just don't get it... oh well, my sources (Hadrian) tell me that it was Kevin Kwast who fixed the server for us yesterday... so, thanks Kevin!
For those of you who hang out in irc channels (such as #Wingnut), Khaled has released the new mirc version 5.6. As usual, it's full of amazing improvements such as the capability of the program to automatically insert a timestamp at midnight into the logs of those who stay online 24 hours a day. You can download mirc 5.6 here.