1. ChrisReid

    Magic DosBox Templates Streamline Configuration for WC Games (September 30, 2020)

    Mark Gabby-Li has recently been perfecting the methods to get Wing Commander games to run on Android devices, and he'd like to share the results with all of you! His DOS emulator of choice is Magic DosBox, which simplifies some of the setup and facilitates the unique controls. Almost all of...
  2. ChrisReid

    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw!

    I wouldn't say either Privateer or RGO are open ended in the way you are concerned about. Freelancer and to some extent Privateer 2 offer a good amount of side content to explore relatively indefinitely (until you're tired of it), but both Priv and RGO give you just enough freedom to complete...
  3. ChrisReid

    A No Crease Look at the Secret Missions Box (September 28, 2020)

    One of my favorite pieces of Wing Commander art is the stylized box of The Secret Missions for the Super Nintendo. It doubles down on the SNES ports' conversion of the Jalthi into a "green Salthi" and puts the new ship front and center. Players got a poster of this depiction when they bought...
  4. ChrisReid

    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw!

    I don't think Mafia can really play into the comparison here. If that's a type of game you like and you feel like playing that rather than a space sim, go for it, but I don't think we're in much of a position to weigh in on that. But as far as comparing the two spaces sims go, I would...
  5. ChrisReid

    A No Bull Look at the Wing Commander Box (September 27, 2020)

    As part of Wing Commander's 30th birthday celebrations, people have had a lot of questions about the history of the franchise. A frequent topic is the famous box art used for the original game, which was highly unusual for featuring what purported to be a screenshot. Although it's not an...
  6. ChrisReid

    Happy 30th Birthday Wing Commander! (September 26, 2020)

    Wow, three decades since this title screen began gracing monitors around the globe! The Wing Commander series celebrates its 30th birthday today, and we're excited to have seen it through all this way. After all this time, what do we say? Countless articles have been written about how...
  7. ChrisReid

    Royal Marines Drop Wing Commander Overture Again (September 24, 2020)

    Ever on the search for a new way to listen to Wing Commander, LOAF has found yet another album with a Wing Commander track! Back in 2017 we were pleasantly surprised to see the Overture from the Wing Commander Movie performed by the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines. It was possible...
  8. ChrisReid

    CIC Party Delayed, Excitement Builds for WC 30th Birthday (September 25, 2020)

    Sorry for the sudden notice, but we need to announce a delay in tomorrow's Wing Commander CIC Birthday Party. Due to an emergent medical issue, the event will be moved out at least a week. We'll be sure to confirm details when we can firm up the new date. Thanks to everyone for being so...
  9. ChrisReid

    Kamekh, Shiraak & Snakeir... Separated at Birth?! (September 23, 2020)

    Yeah, but those are cases of the identical model being reused or obvious kit bashes where the front half of a ship gets stuck to the back half of another. I don't think I've seen anyone call out the Kamekh->Shiraak similarity before.
  10. ChrisReid

    Kamekh, Shiraak & Snakeir... Separated at Birth?! (September 23, 2020)

    LOAF and Rattler were having a conversation on Discord recently and stumbled upon an awesome find! Rattler pondered whether the Kilrathi home carrier in Armada, the Shiraak, was inspired by the Privateer iterations of the Kamekh destroyer. Upon closer inspection and a wireframe LOAF dug up, it...
  11. ChrisReid

    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw!

    Yup, console versions are live. Do saves transfer between console and PC or just Epic to Steam?
  12. ChrisReid

    Ancient Camcorder Footage Sets Stage for WC Purchase (September 20, 2020)

    Here's a weird nostalgia trip! This is a video recording of an old computer store circa 1991, and Wing Commander makes a handful of cameos throughout. We post a lot of retro stuff like this, but rarely do we get so much of the peripheral environment. Everything from the neon clothes at 0:22...
  13. ChrisReid

    One Week to Party Time! (September 19, 2020)

    It's hard to believe, but we're now just one short week away from the combined CIC Birthday Party and 30th Anniversary of Wing Commander! Join us next Saturday for an evening filled with fun, friends and plenty of Wing Commander trivia. We'll be observing the 22nd birthday of our time here at...
  14. ChrisReid

    WC Games to Xbox Game Pass, Origin Storefront Phasing Out (September 18, 2020)

    We're got more EA news for Wing Commander fans. Last month we reported that the Origin Access service was being rebranded as EA Play. At the time, the Origin name was to be retained as the virtual storefront for EA games. That has since changed, and the company has announced that it will be...
  15. ChrisReid

    WC1 Voiceover Project Reaches Brimstone & Chengdu (September 15, 2020)

    Earlier this year we reported on an exciting project to incorporate full speech into the PC version of Wing Commander. The game only got such a treatment on the Sega CD edition originally. While extracting the audio for that port has been technically possible for some time, finding a way to...