Shaggy reports that he was able to get a pretty accurate looking Sabre flying in Simple Planes. The SP engine allows players to create or recreate various flying machines and see how they perform under power. In this case, the design seems like a winner! We report a lot about the fantastic major mods that fans are doing to well known space games, but it's also really cool when people branch out into other areas like this. Shaggy was previously imported WC ships to both Kerbal Space Program and Beat Hazard, which is pretty neat!
"Build airplanes by snapping parts together, designing wing sections, and attaching engines. At any time, you can strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies with realistic physics."
So I don't know if anyone here plays Simple Planes but for my first upload plane, on the SP website, I chose to do the F-57 Sabre. I picked it because, as far as I could see, there aren't any WC planes on Simple Planes and figured it was worth a run (now that I think about it there is a tiny little Arrow V and a heavily stylized Dralthi).
I really wanted to do my all time favorite, the Raptor, but that one is gonna take some tricks to make something like that stable. The Sabre is exotic looking but also traditional enough that I was able to make it work surprisingly easily.
Next up I think I'll take a crack at the Hornet and then I'm gonna try some stuff to try and bring in the Thunderbolt and the Hellcat.
Wing Commander Enters the Retro Zone
Pix recently came across a pretty neat article in the UK magazine PC Zone. I really like it's graphical layout with the Dralthis overflying the slick text. The author is a big fan of the WC series and uses it as an example for awesome '90s games that were outside the realm of his usual fare. (2019-02-19)
Homeworld Mod's Prologue Campaign Released
There's an exciting update to the Homeworld Remastered Mod, Flag Commander, today. L.I. (2019-02-18)
CIC Forums Upgraded
Frequent visitors to the CIC Forums have already noticed that our message boards got a big upgrade this weekend. We first switched over to Xenforo 1.0 back in 2011, and this brings us up to 2. (2019-02-17)
Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Pills That Make You Stare
We just need to invent pills that make people play the WC CCG now... (2019-02-16)
Tune in Thursday for ALL WINGS CONSIDERED
The Combat Information Center team is proud to announce that we will be launching the Wing Commander community's first-ever weekly streaming show. The first episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED will air on YouTube this coming Thursday, February 21st at 7 PM Eastern. All Wings Considered is a live, weekly and informal look at the Wing Commander universe and fandom which includes gameplay, behind the scenes stories, community news and an ever-growing collection of regular segments and features! (2019-02-15)