Looks like Sunday's update paid off:
Thanks to the recent spurt of E-mails sent because of the WCNews article a new version of vegastrike has been uploaded! Yes Vega Strike 0.2.9.4 (http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net) !
This one fixes a potential problem with purchasing ships (not reported however). And also it adds a few goodies like better sound support (with volume control) and more beautiful weapon and shield hit sounds. Luckily this time I offer a 2.5 megabyte patch from vegastrike-0.2.9.3. Yet users are encouraged to use the auto updating tool to grab the latest version if they had downloaded 0.2.9.3. So if you wish to upgrade your lowly wayfarer starship to something sleek and hot--download Vega Strike 0.2.9.4 and prepare to fly. Also remember if you want to have MUSIC in this release please go download the WC2 Collection and the Privateer-RF Collection from http://aslp.gallaudet.edu/jjg/wcrm/Vault_Room/vault_room.html
All too many people ask me where the music is.... it's there folks! If you install to a DIFFERENT directory you have to move your old savegames by copying both the save folder as well as the serialized_xml folder in your .vegastrike subfolders.
That's all for now...this is HellcatV signing off.