Wing Commander 2 Dark Gunsight Fixed Update ID

Did you know that Wing Commander 2 has a much darker crosshair than Wing Commander 1? Some users find it a little hard to make out against the darkness of space, especially when the screen contrast or brightness is not optimal. Fortunately, HCl has a good handle on WC1/WC2's graphics format, and forums user Dondragmer was able to use that information to create a simple patch. It's really great that fans are still making tweaks to this game. If you want your Wing 2 reticle to be a much brighter green (as it was in the first Wing Commander), download this patch (36 kb zip) and follow the instructions in the README file. If you're not daunted by a little hex editing, the README also explains how you can change the gunsight to a color of your choosing!

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Happy Father's Day

Many countries celebrate Father's Day today, and we know a lot of Wing Commander fans have recently become dads out there. My little one just turned 16 months old, and I'm happy to that see she grabs a controller and starts pushing buttons whenever she gets a chance.The CIC is more of a news site than a blog, but it's also a community hub more than anything, and it feels right to share this personal story with the community. (2018-06-17)

The Attack Begins... Soon

There's tons of great Wing Commander fan projects out there, but it's not every day that we get a teaser for a new one. FekLeyrTarg has had a hand in quite a few different endeavors over the years, and his latest will be a new short fan film. Projects like these have been proposed a number of times over the years, but we haven't seen very many come to fruition. (2018-06-16)

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Surprised Koala

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Wing Commander's Better than Super Mario Brothers

Who knew IMDB made little video shorts? They've just posted a clip to celebrate the recent 25th birthday of the Super Mario Brothers movie. It talks a bit about why the film was the way it was and how it was critically panned. (2018-06-15)

Games on Film Covers Wing Commander

The Games on Film podcast has recorded an episode that's all about Wing Commander. They spend more than 80 minutes talking about the franchise's background and the environment that existed in 1999. Then the commentators spend quite a bit of time talking through the highs and lows of the film itself. (2018-06-14)

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