The people behind WC Saga have been busy in their shipyards. Next up on their list of ships to be included in the mod is the Dubav class light carrier. Never heard of it? Well, it's somewhat rare as I'll let Tolwyn explain.
This next ship on the line is the Kilrathi Dubav-class light carrier, a
warship that was cut from Wing Commander 3. We were able to find it in the
“Making of WC3” CD-ROM that Origin released with its first official WC3 guide.
Psych was also able to prove this carrier’s existence through Victory Streak and
False Colors. For the time being, we named this carrier class the “Dubav” as
a tribute to the False Colors novels, in which the light escort carrier Dubav
was Lord Ragark’s flagship. We intend for this ship made to be that warship.
Armament is six Laser Turrets and a torpedo launcher. As this is a carrier,
its fighter complement is 40 combat spacecraft (five 8-ship combat squadrons)
and a support squadron of 8 Naktarg shuttles. Length is still being debated
but we’re guessing to be around 600-ish meters.
This above picture is the exact picture as seen from the Making of WC3
CD-ROM. The below pictures are the new model themselves.
You can discuss this design at Crius.net here.
Now that I've got my new camera, there's a few nifty things I'd like to take pictures of. My collection in no way compares to that of LOAF of Joe, but here's a few copies of Wing Commander 2 that I had lying around. The boxes include full copies, and the spindle is solid WC2 as well.
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: American Chopper
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Wing Commander Jazz Album Marches On
Following up on his recent release of the jazz and bar music digital recordings, veteran video game composer George Oldziey has sent out three more updates to his backers. George has exported the sheet music for several tracks from volume 2 of the orchestral project to video format. You can follow the score as the music notation is played back through the Sibelious sound fonts. (2018-07-14)
Origin Veteran's Postmortems Book Now Available on Paperback
Former Origin veteran Raph Koster recently published a new book titled Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One. Available first in digital formats, you can now also get the hefty, 702 page paperback edition. Mr. (2018-07-13)
Decipher SciFi Discusses Wing Commander
Back in 2016, the Decipher SciFi podcast devoted an entire episode to the Wing Commander movie. The show starts off with an overview of the Wing Commander computer game series with a focus on Wing Commander 3 as a revolutionary interactive movie and the ever increasing production values and development budget up to Wing Commander 4. The show runners are all familiar with the franchise, having played the originals back in the 1990s on DOS PC or Amiga, and they even went to see the film when it was playing in theaters. (2018-07-12)
PC Zone Reviews Wing Commander: Armada
While flipping through the October 1994 issue of British gaming magazine PC Zone, noted retro gamer Pix spotted a vintage Armada review. The reviewer praises the graphics (a low resolution preview of the still upcoming Wing Commander 3) and was especially impressed with the hybrid turn-based/split-screen multiplayer feature, in which two players can go head-to-head on a single computer. The user friendliness of the menu system for setting up modem or netBIOS sessions also received a nod of approval. (2018-07-11)