Question 173: Who was the Gemini Sector military commander's aide in 2669?You can email answers here or find out more here.
Question 174: What was a major base/homeworld of the retro Church of Man in late 2669?
Bonus 87: Who was someone that was offering a bounty for the rogue Governor Menesch in late 2669?
Did a bit of inventory before we got the prizes out and found a bunch of novels. Had to line these up and get a pretty shot. Yeah, the one in the middle is in a freezer bag..
In person he also told us he might like to spice in some Fleet Action novel elements, but at the moment this is unlikely. :-()
BTW David actually composed four themes; The main title theme, the "love" theme, the Pilgrim theme and the Kilrathi theme (which kind of got reduced:-()
Anyway, I hope you like the film. It's not perfect, but it's got a lot of good stuff in it and is better than most of the of the films that come out nowadays... Anyway I hope it does well enough to allow me to go back and tackle WC with a bigger budget (plus I've always liked the WC2 story a lot). I really want to try digital character animation for the Kilrathi.
Possibly the patriotic among you are celebrating Confederation Day today. In 416 years the Confederation will be founded to do this and that here and there. A few centuries later the Kilrathi will execute a surprise attack on McAuliffe that will exist as one of the most infamous early assaults. But for now, sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
The mod is called "SPACE: A Space combat flight simulator for Half-Life." We plan on having Wing Commander ships, Babylon 5 ships, and Star Wars ships. The current beta plan is as follows.Their website was just updated with newer information. There are also various screenshots and more. You can find it here.
Beta 1 will include the following as of now:
Basic stuff coded (hud, physics, ect...)
The Hellcat V (WC)
The X Wing (SW)
The Tie Fighter(SW)
The Starfury (B5)
Maps that take place on the planets' surface
4 new ships
Mission Based Team multiplayer mode
We're gonna try to get the first beta out in 3 to 6 months with each beta after that taking 2 months. This is not set in stone. The major problem is that we need people. Right now I have one coder and one mapper. We need people who can do textures, models, maps, code. Anyone interested can contact me at Texmurph@optonline.net. We also have a basic website up at http://www.angelfire.com/games2/HLspace/. That will be updated as we have more info. If you have any questions e-mail me. Thank you for your time.
Hi,While the UK edition is easiest to find in Europe, some stores do carry the US edition. So if you live in the Old World, you'll have to either track down a US edition, or acquire its cover disk in some other way.
No, unfortunately ELSPA (European Leisure Software Publishers Association) currently prohibits us from distributing full games on magazine cover discs.
After wincing at the evil Microsoft logo for a few short seconds as the game starts up, we are soon reminded that this is the first game from Digital Anvil. Set up by Wing Commander creator, Chris Roberts and brother Erin, the company has had many promising titles up its sleeves for quite some time. So this is the first, and it's jolly nice to know that the game's 3D engine was partly designed by Warthog, a British team.The game got a final rating of 8/10, and Warthog doesn't get the credit they deserve. So other than the now corrected wife mention, this is a typical Starlancer review.
Question 171: What is a Nephilim fighter craft that has just one gun?Please email submissions here. You can find more information here.
Question 172: What is a Nephilim fighter craft that has a default maximum velocity of less than 400 kps?
Bonus 86: What is the most destructive non-torp/mine missile the Nephilim employ?
According to Netdevil’s lead designer, Scott Brown, the game came close to being the much-rumored but, in time, canned Privateer Online.You can find the Avault story here. In summary, it says that Richard Garriott was impressed by what had been accomplished and Origin was thinking of buying what was there and giving it the WC treatment. Note that we believe the Richard Garriott "resignation" and Privateer Online cancellation occurred at the same time for all intents and purposes, so this begins to present somewhat of a contradiction since we know that for the first quarter of this year a team of people at Origin-Austin was also working on Privateer Online. However speculation had it that they were developing a ground based interaction engine only, with no spaceflight to speak of.
JumpGate is an online-only, massive multiplayer persistent universe for Windows 95/98. The player is the owner and pilot of a spacecraft, with the objective being to acquire wealth by engaging in trade and/or combat with that ship. Players may work on their own or together as members of a collaborative team. Players can use the funds they acquire to improve their craft in various ways, such as the typical weapon upgrades, better engines, etc.So if Jumpgate were to be licensed sometime soon after the first quarter of 2000, the team of WC vets could have hypothetically integrated it with what they'd already created and spent some additional months adding Wing Commander elements, as was done with Privateer 2 by veteran Wing Commander designers and programmers in the last six months of P2's 1996 development. Even Jumpgate's current universe could have been morphed on to the known WC timeline without terribly much difficulty. Jumpgate.. and it looks pretty cool.
What I need is data such as Parents, Birthday, Youth & Career. I own KS, WC III, WC IV, WC Prophecy and SO, but have none of the novels (For example, i read somewhere that Blair was almost mortally wounded sometime before WC III?). I can put all the data I find in the game booklets together, but I want it to be as correct/accurate as possible.This could be really neat done right.
I'd like to ask the fans to send me as much data as possible. Gif and jpeg files from articles/screenshots/whatever concerning Blair are also always welcome. Send your info to email@example.com, and put BLAIR SCR in the subject please.
Whew, we're finally there! After years of hard work (and about 36 hours of insane crunch time) we're officially two years old. You are our first guests as we enter our third year at www.wcnews.com. I really wish I could write something more eloquent, but it's been a bit exhaustive here. Anyhow, we're happy you could be here with us. There have been a huge number of changes in the Wing Commander community since our first birthday, and those fans that remain today are some of the toughest and most dedicated. We're proud to share our fandom with you. Everyone wants a new Wing Commander game, and by this time next year we certainly won't have one. And we probably won't by the birthday after that or the one after that. But that's no matter. We have been blessed with dozens of hours of material to enjoy already. And there is more to come. EA and Origin may have been frozen from our point of view, but there are things to look for on the horizon. Bastei Lübbe continues to convert and print Wing Commander novels in Germany, and things of that sort will provide a commercial side to the continuation of Wing Commander. More importantly for us however, is the renewed interested in fan projects and community we have here online. We have more active projects now than ever before, and they are more promising than any have ever been before. Below you'll find information on the first complete project and a new section devoted to such items in general. But we're getting ahead of ourselves and off topic. We'd like to thank you for visiting and welcome you once again, we hope you enjoy what we have to present today, our second birthday.
For those of you who are interested, here are some statistics about the CIC that we've collected:
The main CIC server holds over 160 megabytes of HTMLs and images with several hundred megs of other files being kindly hosted by others. The CIC server transfers over 220 megs per day of its more than 5000 files (over 1000 of which are HTMLs) to its visitors. The CIC front page has now had well over one million hits from nearly 120 countries and at one point had over 10,000 different people in a day viewing its news. Speaking of news updates, there are now more than 2350. The most visited area of the CIC is the Chat Zone which now averages 2200 posts per month. The largest area of the CIC is the Ships Database which alone consists of 463 HTMLs and over 500 images. Aaaand... get this.. more than fifty people have reached the CIC by searching for "www.wcnews.com" in their preferred search engine!
Once upon a time, when I was feeling particularly bored, I looked at a game system that I had created and said to myself “Hey, why don’t I see if I can make a roleplaying game out of Wing Commander?” So I did. This was in 1997...
Question 169: What was your first Wing Commander experience?Week 85 of Game 2 is valid through the end of this coming weekend. Go ahead and give them a try. Don't think too hard.
Question 170: What's your favorite Wing Commander product and why?
Bonus 85: What's a good Wing Commander trivia question?
Not surprisingly, we're still working on specifics, but in the queue are a few downloads, numerous section refreshes and a number of new features. We will also be giving away door prizes during the party. There might be a few early on, but primarily they'll center around and after the actual opening time (5:00 PDT/8:00 EDT/midnight GMT). They'll likely include CIC magnets, promotional WC movie postcards and Wing Commander action figures, as well a few higher grade items like software, books and shirt(s). We like random drawings, but there's a possibility of some brief simple contests for items. We hope you join us not only to see what we have, but to get together with other Wing Commander fanatics, make new friends and meet up with old friends you may not have seen in a while. See you Thursday!
KHAKI has been experiencing intermittent hardware errors. Technicians are now trouble shooting and replacing the hardware, repair ETA 6 Hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.
Question 167: What is the name of a planet in the Kilrah System besides the Kilrathi homeworld?As usual, please email your answers to Chris. The answers to last week's questions can be found on the trivia page.
Question 168: What is the name of a planet in the Troy System?
Bonus 84: What is the name of a planet in the Hom System?
After a lengthy period of hibernation due to heavy university and school workloads, the Wing Commander Engine Source Code Release Project is now back at work.
We now have completed the draft of the letter to be sent to Origin. However, we will not be sending it immediately. There are two reasons for this.
Firstly, we feel that the rest of the community should get a chance to offer their input to us if you wish to do so. For this reason, our letter will become available for viewing at the WCESCRP site either today or tomorrow, and will stay there for about eight days. Please, feel free to come by, read, and comment.
The second reason for this delay is that we still don't have 500 signatures. We are 13 signatures short! If you haven't signed our petition yet, please come by the site and do so, using our on-line form. All we need from you is your name and your e-mail address. And it's for a very, very good cause :).
The final date for submitting any comments or signatures (or both) is August 9th. We will send the letter to Origin on August 10th, which is of course a very significant date for us WC fans :).
For more information on the WCESCRP, please visit the WCESCRP site at http://www.wcescrp.cjb.net.