The long awaited next release of the WCP & SO Model Upgrade Pack is here! Note that while the project started out as a Secret Ops enhancement, it has recently grown to include compatibility with Prophecy. Today's update adds the Ella Superbase, Leviathan carrier and revamped Tigershark fighter. The engine has also been overhauled to add normal & emit mapping and an awesome iridescence effect on the Nephilim ships. Grab it here (105 meg exe) and blast some high quality bugs!
Happy belated Christmas and early new year's Wing Nuts - MUP alpha .41 is packaged and ready! GO HERE to get it! The readme is attached as well for all the ins and outs. As always, this wouldn't be possible without the tireless efforts of the whole MUP team: Dark Sentinel, Pedro, PopsiclePete, Whistler, and gr1mre4per.
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The 3-D Space Combat Strategizer
Pix and Dennis Mull have both recently found an interesting compilation by Empire Interactive. The set bundles together Wing Commander, Civilization, War in the Gulf and Frontier: Elite II all in one pack. Two of them are space sims, plus there's a tank sim and a classic turn-based 4X - not unlike hundreds of various '90s packs. (2019-01-21)
Annual Community Vote Begins!
With 2018 now well in the rear view mirror and 2019 well on its way, it's time for us to jump into our annual fan project contest. We took nominations over the last couple months and have come up with this list of noteworthy endeavors to recognize. Of course, the standard disclaimer applies: this is by no means an exhaustive list of super cool things that Wingnuts have been up to lately. (2019-01-20)
Denis Loubet Remembers Aaron Allston
Former Origin artist Denis Loubet has completed another portrait. This one is a tribute to his friend and fellow Wing Commander veteran Aaron Allston. Sadly, Mr. (2019-01-19)
Chinese Secret Missions Now a Little Less Secret
Christian Klein posted these neat pics of the Secret Missions made for China/Taiwan. We've previously posted about a number of Chinese ports in the past, including WC1, SM2, WC2 and the Special Operations, but it's possible that I've not seen the SM1 before. It's nice to close the loop on that! (2019-01-18)
Wing Commander Jazz Album Discs Ready to Ship!
There's good news on George Oldziey's live Wing Commander jazz album. The production copies have finally come back, so George is ready to ship discs out to project backers. Very coolalbum art was created by SabreAce, which you can see below. (2019-01-17)