Thomas Perl was kind enough to send us a instructions on how to properly execute our Wing Commander 4 Win95 to WinXP patch posted earlier this week. You can follow these directions to create an autostarting Windows XP compatible WC4 install disc.
Take the WC4 Win95 Installer files, extract them into a dir.
Very cool. We'll have more patches to modernize other Wing Commander games soon.
Copy complete WC4 CD 1 to same folder.
Extract all of the WC4 Win95 Patch files into the same folder.
Rename wc4w.exe to wc4w.ex_.
Rename xanlib.dll to xanlib.dl_.
Install the game OR:
Create autorun.inf with this content:
Burn the contents of this folder on a cd => voila, you have a
autostarting, fine WC4 Win95 CD-ROM. :)
August is a busy month, but if you happen to be in Las Vegas on August 9 & 10, the sixth annual Classic Gaming Expo is being held. We wanted to remind anyone in the area that The Fatman & Team Fat will be performing on Sunday at the event in Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel & Casino. George Sanger, aka The Fatman, has composed music for games since 1983, including the soundtracks for a variety of Wing Commander games. We're currently hoping he still plans to release a compilation disc with WC music eventually. If you happen to make it to the convention, perhaps you can ask him about it. Don't forget that his performance day is also the CIC Fifth Birthday.
There are a few DragonCon related things to catch up on. They've updated their site and highlighted a bit of news.
Note: one day passes will only be available if attendance numbers allow. Because of dramatic increases in present advance memberships, we are unsure if any one day passes will be available. We will make an announcement within 30 days of the event.
I actually talked to one of the convention organizers this week and it sounds like they're getting swamped with advance registrations for the event. If you're interested in coming, you have until July 15 to buy a four-day pass for $60. After next Tuesday the price will rise to $75, and there may be ticketing limitations at the door. You can order tickets here. You can discuss the annual Wing Commander Fan Gathering in the D*C Forum here.
Speaking of the Wing Commander Fan Gathering, why not another Memories From Dragon*Con picture? This one's a group shot. We staked out this great mini conference area and played a whole lot of Advance Wars while waiting for everyone to register and arrive. Until they kicked us out. I can't believe it's almost been a year.
Byydo: I want an After Dark screensaver shirt :(
TyeDyeBoy: Check it out, I'm camoflauged. And by "I'm camoflauged" I mean to say "Your camera sucks."
LOAF: Holy crap, the amount of fish increases as you go down? I never noticed that before. (Also, that would pass for 'erotic' on Star Trek: The Next Generation).
ChrisReid: This was also a nice table until we got kicked off. We played some good Advance Wars here though.
Joe: Austin Powers 4-dress rehersal-The 'Legion of Evil' scene....starring Hades as "Mini-Me".
Hades: Joe isn't here because he objected to being cast in the role of Fat Bastard.