Only in Japan: Standalone WC3 for Windows 95 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

The easiest way to get Wing Commander 1-3 going on a modern system nowadays, is to buy the original DOS versions off GOG. Before the days of DOS emulation, players looked to Kilrathi Saga with its Windows '95 ports of the classic trilogy for their Windows 95/98/XP computers. The bundle was met with mixed reception; there were several small enhancements, but also a few changes and minor glitches. Those Windows ports were never released individually or in any other shape or fashion, apart from... Wing Commander 3 in Japan! While the Japanese edition of the DOS original had an identical box to the Western release, Japanese WC3 '95 received some unique artwork. Despite a very expensive localization effort (check out the dubbed intro) for the Japanese market, the game (and franchise) was never hugely popular over there, and no such effort was put into the later games.

As an aside, if you paid $300 or more for your very own copy of the Kilrathi Saga, you may want to check out the WCDX Kilrathi Saga patch. It fixes numerous bugs and glitches in WC1 and WC2, and it improves compatibility with current versions of Windows. Kilrathi Saga is still a nice collectible item, and prices have dropped considerably.

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