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    Questions from the novels

    Well, I'm now the proud owner of the WC3 novel, End Run, and Fleet Action, to go with my previous copy of Freedom Flight- I absolutely love used bookstores! I'm pretty certain I'll have a fair number of questions as I go through them. I'm starting with WC3, and early in it states that Maniac and...
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    Starlancer

    Currently on yet another playthrough of my first space sim, figured I'd get the opinions from others on this, and maybe some help on a few things. -Was there a patch for it, or ANY way to increase stability? My friend and I played co-op about a month ago, and it was crashing constantly...
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    WC SNES

    So a few weeks ago, I went over to my friend's house and began looking through his giant collection of old games, found during many, many trips to large numbers of garage sales. On my way through I happen to find a copy of WC SNES. He knew full well that when I found that, I'd want to play it...
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    The Wing(com)man(der 3) Experience

    I've heard it said in a certain guide that you should take various pilots with you in WC3 and spread it out, as doing so gets them experienced and makes them better fliers, or something. I've also heard that flying with them increases morale, and higher morale means better flying, which sounds a...
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    Corvette blues

    Here's a ship that can always lay on the hurt, as long as you're me. The fricking WC3 corvette always gives me serious bruises- if possible I let the wingman do most of the work. It's the only reason for torpedoes in that game, if you ask me, but it feels ridiculous using them on the smallest...
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    WCP- a retrospective

    Man, this post was coming for a long time. My first "actual exposure" to Wing Commander was watching the movie on sci-fi, but that doesn't count as what got me in because I was having difficulty staying awake that night, and then I lost the tape. My real gateway into this community was Prophecy...
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    Rolling?

    Alright, I've made it through almost all the WC games just fine without rolling, as well as Starlancer. This is somewhat because I never had an easy way to roll on my setup, but my question being- what good is rolling, when do you do it, and how much of a help is it, really?
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    Yet another LEGO sighting

    http://www.brickcommander.com/BC-SpaceFrameset.htm Whole bunch of cool models, scroll down a little and you'll see TCS Tiger's Claw and Exeter class in all their glory. All of them are pretty sweet, although he hasn't finished the download section or given instructions (without which I'm...
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    Dang you, Prophecy!

    Huzzah! My package came today! Soon I would be playing hours of Wing Commander goodness, finishing the series! Or so went the plan. I don't intend on playing through the first mission until I fix all these bugs. -Comm sound is stuttering while flying. Not in-the-midway-video, just comm...
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    SMII- Bakhtosh lives!

    I've heard tales of how long ago, people would mess with a few files so they could play WC1 in SM2, making use of better frame rates and flying against Dralthi MkII, with Jazz and Doomsday appearing as well. Ends out that doing the reverse can be rather amusing, at least in Kilrathi Saga...
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    The third ending?

    I've heard talk of an ending for WCIV where Blair ends the game as a general, as opposed to flight instructor (Panther's morale) or Admiral (Hawk's morale). Is this someone simply getting confused with one of the endings, or is there in fact a third ending that I need to play through again for?
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    Best route for WCIV?

    I'm getting WCIV in a few days, and I sure as HECK ain't gonna wait around for an answer on here when the box finally arrives :D So what's the best method here- running it in DOSbox the way I ran WCIII, or using the Win95 patch? I understand the latter involves a minor performance boost- and...
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    CIC Staff Credits...?

    To keep it simple- I'd seen LOAF mention elsewhere that his name was in the credits of various official WC works, awesomely enough. After having lost a Prophecy GBA mission, I decided to watch the credits just once, bored in the car... and lo and behold in special thanks, not only Ben...
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    Excalibur gripes

    ....whaat? We've already complained about the Scimitar, Rapier, and Longbow, and I thought they were great ships. So, I figured we might as well start complaining about all the ships that were supposed to be really good. That's right- Concordia gripes is on its way, as is "Col. Blair gripes"...
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    Excalibur's "special tricks"...

    Obviously the Excal was meant to be the do all, end all ship, and I loved flying it. But why was it so hard to get the guns to move a little for the ITTS until then, and why wasn't that done for ALL confed fighters in the future? Sure would've made things simple. What was so special about...
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