As we get closer to the release of Windows Vista, more people have been asking whether or not they'll be able to play their classic Wing Commander games on the new operating system. Current Windows users may or may not be eager to upgrade, but those who do should not have to worry about losing the ability to play their classic games. There's been mostly good news for Wingnuts when it comes to backwards compatibility. Our preliminary testing shows that almost the entire series can be played in Vista in one form or another. We're optimistic because our tests were done on a older beta version of the OS, and methods for emulating old systems have been making drastic improvements over the last few years. DOSBox works well on Vista, and all original DOS Wing Commander games will play in it. WC games that were designed for Windows will still need compatibility mode enabled, and that will still be accessible by right-clicking programs' main executable files. As more Origin titles are released for GameTap, they will also undoubtedly be playable within Vista. And when all that doesn't work, there's always the Crius.net Tech Support Forum.