Over the last couple months the people from WC3D have revamped and merged various Wing Commander 3D related resources together into their current form. If you're into the mod scene or 3D art, there's some neat things for you here. Many different ships from the WC universe have been recreated in popular 3D program formats for your consumption. Even if you've never been into this sort of thing before, there are some beautiful WC designs to check out throughout the site. It's amazing to see what fans can do.
Anyway, I already announced in WC CIC forums that I'm merging the WC3D and WCMDF. Well, this is finished: I've added all models that were futured by WCMDF, except for several ones, that were too incomplete or too buggy. I have several great models to add. Happy Downloading!
You can visit WC3D here.
Next month my homie JustinS and I will be representing the CIC at E3. You might recall that it was at E3 last year when Prophecy Advance was announced. Could lightning strike twice? Probably not, but it should be neat nonetheless. And hey, if some crazy new WC development occurs, we'll be there to bring it to you first hand. If there's any Wing Commander people around Los Angeles with spare time around mid May, drop us a line and maybe we can hang out.
The first new SETI@Home version to come out in what seems like years surfaced last week. Apparently it's in response to some new nasty exploit. If you haven't upgraded yet, we recommend you do so ASAP. You can find version 3.08 here. If you're not familiar with the CIC's efforts to locate extraterrestrial life, SETI@Home lets regular people automatically sift through telescope data for strong astral signals with idle computer time. You can find details on how to join Team WCNews' efforts in our SETI section here and see how the team is doing here. Our team member Eclipse is also the creator of a very useful utility for working on multiple units. You can find information on his SetiBuffer program here.
Thank god Maniac doesn't actually have blonde highlighted hair in Prophecy. I'd like to have seen the scene where Hawk was supposed to fly up, out and away from the briefing room too.