LOAF's Dating Tips Update ID

It took an entire mini-yellow pad of math and a very creased copy of Voices of War, but I've properly calculated Kilrathi timespans... the 'Sun Year' is 522 'Moons' long... and for every 1.77 moons occurs 1 Terran Day. This means that the dates for the Pukcal and Sivar ceremonies each year must now be recalculated -- this year's Sivar is on May 13th, the Pukcal on June 30th. Data for previous and future years will be posted this weekend. TC took this information even further, and created a Terran/Kilrathi conversion program -- available here.

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Nifty Video Game Music Podcast Highlights George Oldziey's WC Soundtrack

The Composers Play podcast's latest episode is about Wing Commander 3. Scott Tobin interviews the original composers of major video games in his series of video game shows, and he's got George Oldziey on the line for this one. There's lots of great backstory about how Mr. (2018-05-20)

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: I'll Just Wait Here

(2018-05-20)

Classic Joystick Evokes Hardware Nostalgia

Dennis Mull came across a hardware setup from the mid '90s that's a pretty neat time capsule of the era. The Quickshot "Squadron Commander" QS-202 is a very early example of a Hands-On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS). Lots of joysticks at the time were sold as "compatible with Wing Commander," and this one includes pre-programmed controls for Wing Commander, Wing Commander 3 and Strike Commander. (2018-05-19)

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Blank Nut Button

(2018-05-19)

Comparing P2's Ship Seller Before & After

Check out this pre-release screenshot from Privateer 2 that AD discovered and compare it to one from the final game. The UI isn't as developed, ship icons are in color, BUY/SELL is named TRANS-ACT... and all of the ships have different names: JACKAL becomes Straith, FLEA becomes Shaman and MANTIS becomes Icarus. (2018-05-18)

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