We've got a bunch of new people coming in today via Slashdot's Privateer Remake coverage, so we'll continue that theme through today. Cyberion has joined the fun with a remake of the game's original intro screen. It's done up quite nicely with BradMick and the Priv Remake's actual models. You can find more info on the fan project that inspired this image over the last couple days' news. The original screen that this was based on can be seen below.
The Privateer Remake has helped stir interest in the older Wing Commander games quite a bit this week. Some of our new visitors might be storing old Wing Commander games on their shelves without realizing new methods to play them have been developed recently. The original Privateer was long a game that would never run in any flavor of Windows and was difficult to get going on modern PCs. These days, everything from Wing Commander 1 to Privateer to the Wing Commander 4 DVD edition can be made to operate smoothly in Windows XP. This has been made possible by emulators such as DOSBox and various fan patches. Fellow Wingnuts are available to walk you through the troubleshooting process at the CIC Tech Support Forum.