WC modder Pedro - of Unknown Enemy and WCP OpenGL fame - has released an image that shows off some of the ships for his WC4 remaster project. The effort has been hinted at for some time, but as more high quality assets are completed by DefianceIndustries, the project as a whole becomes more feasible. After some extensive planning, Pedro is ready to soon get started on the programming side. He's using the Usagi engine due to its modularity and ability to recreate the feel of the game. Despite their popularity, WC3/4 have historically had fewer directly associated fan projects than Prophecy/Secret Ops. It's great to see the whole breadth of the series getting attention these days!
Defiance has been passing me models for the WCIV remake. Not too much to report, I spent most of my time getting the engine ready for a new project but it's about time to start.
I was hoping to more closely match the lighting with Blender before showing another shot but I've been pretty busy. Still the exporter can at least import the hundred or so lights Defiance set up on bluepoint station, and the materials come through correctly without setup. Texture resolution on bluepoint is a bit low, not using particularly high res textures yet as not to burst the bandwidth limit on the git rep.
Academy Script: Walking Wounded
As promised, a second Wing Commander Academy episode is now available! Today's script covers episode nine, "Walking Wounded." The episode starts with a cut scene that was intended to better establish Maniac's character for the episode, a scene taken from Wing Commander IV where he uncomfortably hits on a new Tiger's Claw bridge officer. (2019-01-15)
Hands-On Hot Hardware
LOAF has recently been accumulating some neat '90s hardware with a connection to Wing Commander. The first is a customizable keyboard device with different profiles for various sims. The Katt "Games Master Keyboard" also supported Strike Commander, X-Wing and a couple of Ultimas. (2019-01-14)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Ten Year Challenge
2663 vs 2673. Yes I know that 2663 Blair should be wearing captain’s bars instead of silver eagles. (2019-01-13)
WC3 Review Covers PSX Highs and Lows
OurStorySoFar has posted a video review of Wing Commander 3. This one focuses on the Playstation port. While this is decidedly not the best version of the game, there's some neat things such as color VDUs and other interface changes that are interesting to see if you're most familiar with the PC version. (2019-01-12)
Sticker Shock: Super Wing Commander Edition
Super cool eBay find courtesy of Music Guru: Japanese 3DO stickers... with Paladin from Super Wing Commander! (2019-01-11)