Untitled Jerry Pournelle Privateer Story
Status: Incorrectly Reported
It has been claimed that Jerry Pournelle had separate, unofficial plans for a Privateer novel. This is incorrectly referencing his December 1998 "Computing At Chaos Manor" column in which he referenced wishing he could write his own missions for Privateer.
Early on there was a spinoff game called Privateer which used the original Wing Commander engine and some of the original ships, but had a free form universe you could explore until you stumbled across the story line. That was followed by an ad-on scenario called "Righteous Fire" that was the single most enjoyable action game I have ever played. I loved Privateer and Righteous Fire... I still wish they’d simply publish the specs for writing add on scenarios to the original Privateer, though. If they want to improve the graphics levels, fine, but in fact that was about good enough; and it sure was fun. I can think of a number of stories I could write in that universe.