It turned out that Command & Conquer had all this great prerendered footage of GDI and NOD combat sequences before and after every mission.Didn't WC have cinematics before and after every mission back in 1990?
The Fleet Action Modification Team has just released five new Wing Commander fighters for use in the game Homeworld. This new release coincides with an address change for the projects official site. The new Fleet Action site can be found at http://www.strategyplanet.com/homeworld/fleetaction/. The list of already completed ships includes the following. Newly released ships indicated with a (+):They're planning to work on replacing the game's motherships with the Perry Naval Base from Privateer, and the WC3 Kilrathi Dreadnought. Other conversions in progress include the WC2 Concordia and the Kilrathi Hakaga.
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GC: StarLancer is obviously out. And it kind of got a mixed reception...
C. R.: You guys hated it. [Gamecenter rated the game a 5 out of 10.]
GC: Yes, we've heard about that.
C. R.: The way I would look at StarLancer is that if you like the Wing Commander-style of game, it's a good implementation but it's not going to give you anything revolutionary or new...
...in the end the sequel's great storyline, fantastic gameplay, and cool speech pack option made this the best of the series. After Wing II, Origin started using real actors and FMV for their cutscenes, losing a little part of what made the first two titles so incredibly absorbing.They also list the games that were influenced by Wing Commander (II), which is pretty damn long.
Twister sent us two sound themes for ICQ. These will replace the standard sounds you hear when there's an incoming message, a file transfer request, etc. with bits of Wing Commander sounds. There is a WC Secret Ops one, and another one consisting mainly of samples from the Privateer 2 radio ad. Both are approximately 1MB in size. Installation instructions:
Download the file(s) to your ICQ/Sounds directory
Click the big ICQ button
Choose Preferences and Security
Go to 'Events' and click the 'Configure' button
Click 'Import' and select the theme of your choice.
In years past we've reported about other super weird German guide covers that feature 20th Century fighters and so on. Kris dug up two more oddly designed ones. At least these look far more Wing Commanderific than previous finds. The prominent use of Arrows (and is that a Gladius on the WC3 cover?) reminds me of Wing Commander Armada designs. Sorry, we don't have any larger pics than what is below.
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And here's a quote from that website, regarding the status of Pilgrim Truth, the third and final movie novel.
Still in limbo: Wing Commander: Pilgrim Truth. Peter finished the third novel in the series, but when HarperCollins merged with Avon, Peter's editor (along with many other folks), moved on to other opportunities; thus, the enthusiasm for WC fizzled. The book might be published somewhere else.