Eddieb has been hard at work, and he has a new patch for his Flight Commander project to show for it. This upgrade adds animated doors, computers and sound effects to the menu and adds text captions to the game itself. In reverse-Freelancer fashion, it also adds mouse support during flight! The mission building aspects have also been enhanced, allowing developers to save variables between missions and to add multiple comms (and insults) during flight.
You can download video of the new menus here, or go ahead and use them youselves via the new patch available here (2 mb).
Although Victory Streak gives 'frigate' specifications, they do not appear in Wing Commander III. The frigate, first seen by fans in Union colors in the WC4 Demo, was actually designed for the previous game! Check out the screenshots below for a view of a different looking Caernaven-class frigate. Strangely enough, WC3 actually calls for a frigate at one point. Paladin arrives on the Victory aboard one -- but it's just a standard destroyer renamed!