FekLeyrTarg has started a new model. This one's rarely seen, and even less so modeled. He's building Prince Thrakhath's Bloodfang, but this isn't the version that we fight against in WC2 or WC3. It only shows up in the brief WC2 Demo/trailer. The design is modeled in an imposing WC1-style, and its clear lineage to the final WC2 Bloodfang is great. You can learn more about different Bloodfangs here.
A little treat for the 14th birthday, even if it is a little bit late: Do you recognise this fighter?
Nifty Video Game Music Podcast Highlights George Oldziey's WC Soundtrack
The Composers Play podcast's latest episode is about Wing Commander 3. Scott Tobin interviews the original composers of major video games in his series of video game shows, and he's got George Oldziey on the line for this one. There's lots of great backstory about how Mr. (2018-05-20)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: I'll Just Wait Here
Classic Joystick Evokes Hardware Nostalgia
Dennis Mull came across a hardware setup from the mid '90s that's a pretty neat time capsule of the era. The Quickshot "Squadron Commander" QS-202 is a very early example of a Hands-On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS). Lots of joysticks at the time were sold as "compatible with Wing Commander," and this one includes pre-programmed controls for Wing Commander, Wing Commander 3 and Strike Commander. (2018-05-19)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Blank Nut Button
Comparing P2's Ship Seller Before & After
Check out this pre-release screenshot from Privateer 2 that AD discovered and compare it to one from the final game. The UI isn't as developed, ship icons are in color, BUY/SELL is named TRANS-ACT... and all of the ships have different names: JACKAL becomes Straith, FLEA becomes Shaman and MANTIS becomes Icarus. (2018-05-18)