Recent content by ChrisReid

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    SpaceX Launches Successful Orbital Tour (September 15, 2021)

    For the third time this summer, a spacecraft full of private space travelers reached space this evening. What makes this one different is that it's a full orbital trip. Rather than cross the threshold of space in a suborbital flight lasting minutes, the four people aboard the Inspiration4...
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    New Script Streamlines Prophecy Installation on Linux (September 14, 2021)

    Goku has put together a new automation that enhances the experience of getting Wing Commander Prophecy to run. The game can occasionally have some compatibility quirks on modern Windows, which could put off some folks who might be trying for a Linux install. It's possible to get a nice smooth...
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    French Privateer Review Is a Visual Treat (September 13, 2021)

    Last week we got a peek at some fabulous French reviews for Wing Commander 2, including one from Generation 4 magazine. LOAF dug up the Gen 4 review of Privateer, and it's also a wonderful experience. You definitely don't have to read French to appreciate it: there' some crazy cartoon in the...
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    CIC 9/11 Update (September 11, 2021)

    We don't usually write a news post about 9/11. Many others are doing actual September 11 memorials. But if we have a tiny relevant Wing Commander anecdote to share in the context of history, we're happy to do that. Just like with Oscar Mayer tweeting about the Wienermobile this weekend...
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    Piracy is Trashy Business (September 10, 2021)

    No, just a mistake. Draft typo headline made it through. It's Friday night.
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    Trio of French Scans Highlights Golden Era (September 9, 2021)

    To celebrate the recent 30th birthday of Wing Commander 2, Guybrush_SF posted several wonderfully colorful vintage reviews from French magazines. I've said before that I love the bright '90s aesthetic of this era, and the WC2 color scheme just adds to this. Tilt gave the game 19 out of 20...
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    Very Nice WC Collection Gets Even Bigger (September 7, 2021)

    It's been a month since we last checked in on Dennis Mull's latest Wing Commander finds, and he's been busy adding to the collection all the while. Up first, he's gotten ahold of a European edition of the Prophecy/Alpha Centauri/Red Alert bundle. I love the white box and colorful blended...
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    BWS Intrepid Recreated in Space Engineers (September 8, 2021)

    Sarekh dropped us a line to share an awesome creation he's been building in Space Engineers. He's carefully constructed a life size replica of the BWS Intrepid from Wing Commander 4. There are a handful of liberties taken to fill in all of the unknowns, but the results look great so far. A...
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    Dive Back in to Prophecy Advance (September 6, 2021)

    We see so few clips of modern YouTubers and streamers trying their hand at Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance, so I'm always eager to share the ones that I run across. Here's a mission from fastrun14. It doesn't really sound like they enjoyed the experience - the game controls take some...
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    Happy Birthday Wing Commander 2! (September 4, 2021)

    Today marks a whopping thirty years since Wing Commander 2 first shipped to stores! WC2 was the first game I played on a brand new shiny 486 back in the day. I learned how to install a sound card just so I could hear the glorious full speech intro, and that opening theme music still gives me...
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    Prophecy Simulator Provides Additional Gameplay (September 2, 2021)

    We recently talked about the Prophecy Demo and how it adds several additional missions to the game's official plot. Today I wanted to briefly plug Prophecy's training simulator and the ten missions included there. Over the years we've heard from a number of folks who just never did any of the...
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    Watch the WC Series Evolve Before Your Eyes (August 31, 2021)

    Eryx Channel has posted a video about the "Evolution of Wing Commander Games." It's a simple clip with edits of the games as they appeared in the franchise, but a few things caught my eye. Games like Academy, Armada, Righteous Fire, Super Wing Commander, Kilrathi Saga and Arena are included...
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    LGR Unboxes a Creative/Origin 1995 Time Capsule (September 1, 2021)

    We've got a lot of YouTube in this week's news slate! Today's video is a huge nostalgia trip by Lazy Game Reviews. LGR managed to get ahold of a brand new sealed Creative Labs bundle with a Sound Blaster, double speed CD-ROM, speakers and tons of awesome games. While quad speed drives were...
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    Retro Alcove Restores Pentium for WC3 Glory (August 30, 2021)

    Thanks for the tip - I saw in this video that she was talking about doing a future WC4 edition, but this one's been in my notes for several weeks and I didn't check to see if that had materialized yet. We'll get it in a future update!
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    Retro Alcove Restores Pentium for WC3 Glory (August 30, 2021)

    Maiden Ariana has posted a fun video about her journey to getting Wing Commander 3 running on a vintage computer. There have been similar videos in the past that have emphasized things like the config.sys and autoexec.bat type configuration, but she goes on an entire quest that ends up...