Are you in the mood to let your hair down and relax? Well, if this were the mail bag we'd tell you to get a freakin haircut. But since this is the main CIC page, we'll just point you to our latest attempt at showing you the lighter side of things here. This time you'll discover exactly why the latest Wing Commander game was cancelled, how to properly use eBay, and why we didn't just play nice with the Nephilim. There's a guest appearance by Byydo, and we even perform all our own stunts. You can find the September 14 edition of the mail bag here. Back issues can be found here.
The latest fan project in the works is a mod for Subspace. If you never played it, it's a multiplayer arcade shooter from 1996. At first it seems very simple, but it can be very difficult to master. It can also be addictive. For more information check out the Subspace HQ. You can download version 1.35 for free here. If you're looking for tips or someone to play with, occassionally some of us play. You might want to stop by #Wingnut and see if any players are around.
I'm currently planning a Wing Commander Subspace zone. The zone will be as close as technically possible to the WC style we all love. If all goes to plan, this will be what WC fans have been waiting for(apart from an official release of Wing Commader:Online).Did he just call me a name?
What I have planned so far:
a.. Set in WC3, Confed Vs Kilrathi
b.. Confed ships:
TCS Victory(ranger class)
a.. Kilrathi ships:
a.. systems intead of bases(based on WC system map(not all of it))
b.. jumping between systems(this will be worked on for a while, we will have stand-in methods while we are developing the zone)
c.. Carrier based tactics/using carriers(with all their 'turrets') will be a worth-while stratagem
d.. replacement graphics and sounds from WC
Well, I hope that was enough to whet your appetite. I'll update later on when I need some staff for various jobs. The main thing I need is a host for the zone. If you would be able to get us a host (please, no modems), you can contact me at Cfowler-Filler@powerup.com.au.
I look forward to shooting you full o'holes in WCZ (when it is finally running).
I know a few Wing Commander fans have been interested in the progress of a flight sim called Crimson Skies. It takes place in an alternate reality 1930's environment with air pirates and privateerish gameplay I believe. The game has just gone gold and so should be out around the end of the month. You can find a detailed Gamespot feature on the game here.