Christopher DeWitt put together an interesting video of a Wing Commander speedrun. Lots of people have recorded themselves fully playing through the game, but Chris wanted to see how fast it could be done with invulnerability on. Some might consider this cheating, but he did not use "alt+delete" instant destruction command. Also without ever ejecting, the total run time came in under two hours. This compares to LOAF's incredible continuous sub-nine-hour time to play through the game in last year's 25th Anniversary Livestream with deaths, breaks and replays included. I'm happy to admit I used Origin -k on occasion as a kid to play through the Vega Sector, and it was still an incredibly thrilling immersive experience to dogfight without the fear of death at every turn. I think both playthroughs are lots of fun to watch in their own way!
Got an idea for a Wing Commander speedrun that I wanted to try out.
I did use "Origin -k -b" cheat but only for the invulnerability, I don't think it would be very doable this way otherwise and I feel even with it on it still makes for an interesting run. Certainly a lot of room for optimizing it and this would also keep it marathon friendly.
This was purely an experiment and I just wanted to see how it would play out. Lemme know what you think in the comments!