Because of a technicality, the WCZone site can't yet host their shipset update -- but we can! Grab the update here (requires original shipset, available at wczone.net), from BlackLance.org... and then join the SubSpace fun tonight at 7 PM EST.
Once in the game, access the zone from server 'sscentral.vie.co.uk' -- the title is "ExS Wing Commander".
We're re-vamping our links section! If you have a Wing Commander site that isn't listed, please contact TC immediately for inclusion in a massive update.
It took an entire mini-yellow pad of math and a very creased copy of Voices of War, but I've properly calculated Kilrathi timespans... the 'Sun Year' is 522 'Moons' long... and for every 1.77 moons occurs 1 Terran Day. This means that the dates for the Pukcal and Sivar ceremonies each year must now be recalculated -- this year's Sivar is on May 13th, the Pukcal on June 30th. Data for previous and future years will be posted this weekend. TC took this information even further, and created a Terran/Kilrathi conversion program -- available here.
The WC Saga TC for Conquest: Frontier Wars has finished their first model -- WC2's F-57 Sabre... here she is in all her glory. Now that's sexy!
Tonight's the big night -- the WCZone for SubSpace opens at 7 PM EST! Enjoy Wing Commander themed MMP action based on the classic SubSpace basis. Download the SubSpace client here, and the WCZone materials here.
Our sister domain, Crius.net, has hit some impressive marks recently. The site, home to the third incarnation of the CIC message boards and our free e-mail service, has hit the vaunted 40,000 post level -- over 750 people are registered to discuss Wing Commander topics there. Further, more than 250 people use Crius.net's free e-mail service daily! Who said WC fandom was dead?
... pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck! And you can now find a Ferret at the Wing Commander Model Development Forum -- Brad McKinstry's P-64 model is up and ready for download here.
Just kidding. Today actually marks fifteen years of continuous daily WC news updates. The last day we missed was May 25, 2003, short of the occasional technical issue that may have slightly delayed the daily news a bit. (2018-05-26)
Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3
Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?
Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown
Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen
That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)