HellcatV has come up with a way to play Secret Ops and the Standoff mod in Lunix. You'll need the WINE emulator, a modified file he's created and his walkthrough.
The Digital Press put together a big gallery of pictures from the Classic Gaming Expo held a couple weeks back. This annual event is always a pretty neat look at our gaming history and often features famous speakers or performers who were involved in the Wing Commander franchise.
I have hacked together a working solution to run 3d accelerated Standoff and Secret Ops using only free and redistributable software, specifically under Linux through a hacked version of WINE and no Microsoft system in reach.
This guarantees that no matter what changes behind Microsoft's back, there will always be a means to run the Vision engine using new operating systems. This also means that a 3d accelerated Macintosh version of Wing Commander Prophecy will be forthcoming as soon as Apple releases their x86 systems next year.
Linux users may receive step-by-step instructions to run Standoff here.
I've played through the first mission of Standoff Ep2 and all the Standoff Ep1 missions under linux and have had 0 crashes. The only glitches I've encountered are as follows:
Ingame 3d cutscenes (not inflight) are sometimes drawn backwards.
If you have not locked a target, only ships in front of you appear on radar. This is remedied by 'L', but I rather like it.
Looking Back at Confed's Space Force
There's been a lot of talk about the "space force" in the news lately, so we took a look back at the origins of the Terran Confederation Space Force. Where do they come from? Wing Commander's Space Force is a retcon! (2018-06-24)
Flat Universe Event Pushed Out
Pilots who were looking to try their luck in this weekend's Flat Universe tournament will have to wait a little longer as they work through some lingering issues. The Maslas Brothers have pushed the competition out to next weekend to ensure they have a more stable build for everyone. While you're waiting, check out the Destiny's Way in-universe magazine for a glimpse into the backstory behind the game. (2018-06-23)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Sexy Cat
Flat Universe Tournament Fast Approaching
The final countdown starts now for this weekend's big Wing Commander Flat Universe tournament. It happens at 16:00 UTC June 23-24, and interested players should register by Friday. There are some very cool multiplayer modes that will be deployed in the new version of the game and even a spectator mode. (2018-06-21)
Spanish Special Operations are Extra Special
After seeing the Spanish WC2 that Christian Klein recently acquired, the next natural question was whether DROSoft had also localized the Special Operations. The answer is yes, and it comes in an awesome double pack just like the Spanish Secret Missions! Both are in the same box with the game summaries translated side-by-side on the rear of the packaging. (2018-06-20)