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On this day in 2017

Visual Reference: Wing Commander II Rooms
   Wing Commander has, from the start, been called an interactive movie... and the team building the games embraced that in many aspects of the production process. For example, all of the 'talking head' ...

On this day in 2016

Confed Interceptor Upgraded For Secret Ops
   DefianceIndustries has completed his Wasp model with the addition of its massive booster pod. It's now being integrated into the Vision Engine as part of the Secret Ops Model Upgrade pack. In the gr...

On this day in 2015

New Utility Boosts Prophecy & Secret Ops Framerate
    gr1mre4per has put together a neat new upgrade patch for Wing Commander Prophecy & Secret Ops. There are patches that upgrade the video to DVD quality, enable OpenGL graphics support and ev...

On this day in 2014

Wing Commander Games Discounted on GOG
   Good Old Games is running a big sale this weekend on its Electronic Arts catalog of games, including the Ultima and Wing Commander franchises! This also includes Strike Commander, Crusader and many o...

On this day in 2013

Unknown Enemy Upgrades Still In Work
   The Wing Commander Unknown Enemy team announced last year that their original Secret Ops mod would be getting one last big update. It's been more than a decade since fans were originally treated to U...

On this day in 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Ultima VIII on GOG
   Good news for Ultima and Origin fans! Ultima VIII: Gold Edition has been released on GOG for $5.99! Included in the package is the game's speech pack and a variety of bonuses such as the game's manu...

Vittek Redux
   Back on Crusader Day we already ran an update about Origin developer Mark Vittek's penchant for appearing in multiple franchises--Crusader, Ultima and Privateer. Mark worked on all of those games and ...

Introducing the Codex
   Ultimate fan site Ultima Aiera has recently evolved into the Ultima Codex. In addition to frequent news updates, the site also has a new Wiki-based information section. Read all about Ultima VIII at...

Wing Commander's a Hit!
   Since we last posted about GOG sales stats, Wing Commander 4 had shot to the top of the shooter charts! It's also pulled WC1/2, WC3 and I-War 2 up along with it. In addition to the shooter genre, Th...

Origin Lineup Continues to Grow
   Today's release of U8 caps off lengthy list of Origin classics now available on GOG. Complete your collection with the links below! Crusader: No Remorse Crusader: No Regret...

On this day in 2011

Priv Preview Gives Glimpse of Greatness
   Evan let us know that Kultboy has posted scans of a cool sneak peek at Privateer from January 1993. It's a three-page article in the German magazine Power Play. The cover is dedicated to Origin's Ul...

On this day in 2010

Longbow Born in the Purple
   Here's an update to the Collateral Damage Longbow. JasonRocZ has given it some distinctive purple markings in these shots. The wings and upper neutron guns have also been remodeled a bit, and these ...

EA Releases Apple iPad Games
   To coincide with the launch of the Apple iPad, Electronic Arts has announced the release of five new games for the device. The list includes casual games such as Tetris and Need for Speed, but Mirror...

On this day in 2009

Great Day For Privateer 3 Concept Art
   Wing Commander Prophecy artist Charles Workman has posted a batch of concept designs that he made for the unreleased Privateer 3. A few of these should look familar, but these are all worth examining...

Making the Game: Mission SA2
   Wing Commander Prophecy's first "gauntlet"! By means of another flight test, Casey and YessMan take on wave after wave of Kilrathi planes. The most interesting thing is the very elegant solution to th...

On this day in 2008

Heart of Darkets
   Here's a big surprise: JasonRocZ has built another new ship for his Wing Commander: Collateral Damage mod. This time it's Wing Commander Arena's Darket Dragonfly... and what else can we say? Check it ...

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   We'd like to wish LOAF a very happy 27th birthday today! You don't have to get him a present, but rest assured that he's hard at work uncovering new Wing Commander treasures to post on your birthday!...

On this day in 2007

First Virtual TacOps Screenshot Released
   Mike-L has released the first screenshot for the online version of TacOps, Ironduke's neat WC2-themed tabletop game. This C++ port is still in the preliminary stages, but a basic interface and virtua...

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   The CIC staff and I would like to wish Ben "Bandit (LOAF)" Lesnick a happy 26th birthday! When someone needs to seek out a Wing Commander expert, LOAF is at the very top of everyone's list. He's bee...

On this day in 2006

New Ship Shots Day After Day
   The Hydra cockpit to be featured in WC Pioneer has just been detailed and polished up. The plain white opaque walls and struts have been replaced with a more distinctive green, and many of the displa...

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   Today LOAF turns 25! Although the world's most knowledgable Wing Commander expert is perfectly content to dream about novel timelines or Zartoth fighters all night, your birthday wishes will help to ...

On this day in 2005

Prophecy Gets The Music Treatment
   A few people were disappointed when we mentioned the last of the music videos last week, but that was specifically referring to Plywood Fiend. We should have one or two more over the next week, and t...

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   LOAF has managed to do it again! Today he is officially one year older. With the set of images below, aspiring three dimensional modelers can accurately recreate a famous LOAF event that occured on ...

Viva il Space Papa
   Apparently they elected a new pope. ...

On this day in 2004

Run Wing Commander 4 DVD Without The DXR Card
   This is very exciting news! Chat Zone poster gulikoza has developed a patch that enables the beautiful Wing Commander 4 DVD version to be run in Windows without the Creative Labs DXR decoder hardware...

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   LOAF turns another year older today. Bob has submitted a model of the unused fifth Privateer player ship to celebrate. It looks like a piece of cake. (LOAF) The greatest gift of all is fr...

On this day in 2002

Happy Birthday, LOAF!
   It's true. LOAF turns 21 today which I'm told comes with the ability to buy vast amounts of alcohol and firearms - legally! If you are a freak or even if you aren't you can wish LOAF a happy birthday ...

On this day in 2001

Happy Birthday LOAF!
   In the grand tradition of CIC birthday updates, I invite everyone to join me in wishing the Baron Happy Birthday!...

Fantastic Music Update #5
   Hurray, it's my birthday -- but the loot is for y'all, here's four orchestral tracks from Wing Commander Prophecy that you probably won't find digging around Napster.... Fight to the Finish (0:49...

That's A-Polling
   Action Vault is holding a poll that you've got to vote in! The question: "Which space sim are you looking forward to the most?" Answers include that you're hoping for another Wing Commander or another...

It's About the Music
   LeHah needs you all to answer this very important question... for very important reasons! E-mail him your responses ASAP...What do tracks would you fans want if EA lets Oldziey do an Orchestral CD? I'...

Choose Your Own Fan Project
   The WCMC mod for Unreal Tournament is looking for a new project head; read below for details -- perhaps the new guy won't be so stupid as to use the world's worst hosting service? But seriously, TAKFA...

Tanj!
   The Wing Commander movie's Lieutenant Christopher Blair, Freddie Prinze Jr. is now engaged to Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar... kudos to soul-less Hollywood teen idol relationships! ...

Make a Cent, Part 2
   Here's part two of RF Burns plans to build his very own Centurion...I plan to publish a complete assembly manual and parts list, as well as draft assembly pages on each part that will need to be craft...

Crius.Popular
   The numbers are in for the worlds best Privateer 2-based communications server -- Crius.Net now boasts over 50,000 posts in more than 2000 threads by 850 different members. More than 300 people use fr...

The Universe Gets a Home
   Darkmage's Wing Commander Universe project now has its very own web page -- you can find it at http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/WingCommanderUnivers/main.htm....

On this day in 2000

Does Wing Commander Deserve a Sequel?
   Ainamacar sends word that Gamespot is running an interesting poll. They want to know which game most deserves a sequel according to you. One of the games you can vote for is Wing Commander. Wing Comma...

Red Planet Novelization Update
   Peter Telep's official website has been updated with a picture of the cover of his upcoming novel, Red Planet.The novelization of this upcoming science fiction movie is set for an October 2000 release...

Shares Boom on Hermes
   Tony Knox reports. The stock market on Hermes has unexpectedly boomed, especially in the ores trade. The sudden surge has attracted traders and miners from all across the system, looking to find good ...

On this day in 1999

Trivia Notice
   The new Week 22 Trivia Questions are out, however if you sent your answers in during the second half of last week you may not have gotten a score yet. Week 21 Trivia is now over, the Scoreboard will ...


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