After seeing the mp3 clips posted above, Mark Knight stopped in to share something even more amazing. Mark was the musician who worked the music and sound effects for the Amiga version of Wing Commander, and he's posted the original source .mod files online! Many media players will read the format, although it's possible that some could mess with the timing. The Oldsk00l plugin for Winamp is recommended - these tracks sound absolutely beautiful with it! Grab them here (2 meg zip).
I'm Mark, the guy who did the arrangements for Wing Commander on the Amiga/CD32 back in 1992. It was actually my first fully paid game job when I was 19, so is very close to my heart. Glad to hear the positive comments about it. It was no mean feat getting that into the 4 channel Amiga, and with huge memory restrictions.
I've uploaded the original .mod files to my website, so you can all download from there. The file is under 2 meg, and they'll play in any of the tracker players/plugins (I think) although Oldsk00l for Winamp is recommended.
Differences a True Collector Would Love
Red-Jackal recently posted a neat 1993 Privateer advertisement from Computer magazine. We've shown it off before, or so I thought, so I almost passed it by. It is a little bit sharper than the one we have in the archive though, so I decided to take a second look. (2019-02-22)
All Wings Considered - Episode 1 - LIVE!
The first episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is live now! All Wings Considered is the CIC's first ever streaming variety show which will feature news, conversation and gameplay relating to our favorite series. This week we're taking on ground missions in Wing Commander IV and talking about the first four chapters of the novel End Run with members of the community. (2019-02-21)
Streaming Live Thursday!
Our kickoff episode of ALL WINGS CONSIDERED is nearly here! Be sure to tune in on Thursday, February 21st, at 7 PM Eastern (4 PM Pacific) to watch our live streaming Wing Commander show. This works out to Midnight GMT, which we know is late on a school night, so the archived recording will be available later. (2019-02-20)
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)