Happy New Year to Wingnuts everywhere! Wing Commander fans have amazed us again with another full year of dedication to the series and community. A year ago, I never would have dreamed we'd have found the Movie Cutaway Poster or be allowed to share Wing Commander 1 with you all. There's more exciting stuff like that on the way, and 2011 will undoubtedly bring tons of surprises as well. Thank you for continuing to follow our Wing Commander adventures!
Our annual new years poll is up now, and here are the results of last month's poll. The classic 'numbered' Wing Commander games and the original Privateer about evenly split the vote. It's very hard to choose just one!
Here are the nominees for the 10th annual CIC awards! Wingnuts can now vote for one pick in each category: Fan Project and Web Site of the Year. Things to consider include how big of an impact each undertaking had on the community and their sustained commitment to being Wing Commander fans. Of course, there were many daily contributions by many different people over the last year, so feel free to hit the comment button if you'd like to acknowledge anything that didn't make the cut. And without further delay, visit the voting booth here to cast your ballot!
Fan Projects of the Year
- Ascii Sector announced that it will eventually be spun off into its own universe, but currently continues to get frequent bug fixes and impressive game updates.
- Astro Commander's Mini Models. The base 3d printed designs are available to order, and Astro's painted fleet is amazing.
- elend's Banshee is full of gorgeous detail and is one of the finest Wing Commander models ever made.
- Lin Kuei Ominae's Privateer 2 Editor wowed P2 fans with its plethora of customizable options and breathed new life into the Tri-System.
- Mincemeat's Superpatch fixes a host of lingering Windows compatibility issues and even works with the WC1 release.
- sol_hsa's DirectDrawHack program also works with the recent WC1 release, but instead of getting the games working, this program beefs up the graphics of Windows based WC games.
There you have them! Head on over and vote for one from each category now!