This is a very early internal e-mail about audio specifications for the new game. One interesting thing is that this may be the final death knell of MIDI music: "MIDI is not suitable because of the vast differences between the quality of samples on different sound cards". Too bad! I never had a problem with the digital music in Wing Commander (in fact, it was beautiful) -- but the Redbook tracks sure ruined the later Star Wars space sims.
These updates are thanks to John "Captain Johnny" Guentzel, who provided several CD image archives of material used by the Wing Commander Prophecy development team!
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Date: April 23, 1997