Forums member Zal is using his Flash skills to create an interactive map of the Wing Commander universe:
It's externally fed, which means all its system information (name, position, system type, jump lines, each jump line type, description) is loaded from external files. The program generates all systems on stage at each runtime. All for making updating more efficient.
It's interactive, it has many scroll, zoom options like scroll-click, scroll-drag, zoom-select and many more (you can see descriptions in 'help').
You need to have Macromedia Flash MX installed for this to work. The WC Universe team is working on adding more systems and more background information.
We hit something of a CIC milestone today, two years of bringing you news every single day. Previously we had taken breaks on some days, but since May 26, 2003 we haven't missed a single day. By comparison even quite a few subscription sites take breaks on public holidays. This day two years ago we were all eagerly awaiting the release of Prophecy Advance, an event which came two days later. It isn't always easy coordinating our efforts and finding the opportunity to update when the staff is out and about, but the mobile CIC headquarters helps a great deal.