ZOmegaZ's project to recreate Armada which made a sudden appearance last month seems to have made huge improvements since the original release. A new version 0.6 is now available from Sourceforge, and includes features such as vastly improved graphics, and the sector map now lists system names making navigation a whole lot easier.
Separate fighter screen eliminated: It really was pointless to have a screen just for telling what fighters were in the system, when the carrier screen did that anyway. Now it's just a carrier screen with a few buttons missing.
There is a readme.txt file included in the download package with more details. This definitely looks like a project to keep an eye on.
Sector level facility buttons added: There are now icons on the sector screen identifying what faciltiies are in a system and allowing access to their detail screens.
Most graphics replaced: Thanks to PeteyG doing some collecting for us, nearly all the graphics in the game have now been updated with things that actually look decent! We also now have ship portraits on the shipyard screen. Still looking for replacements for the last few temporary graphics.
Kilrathi-specifics: The Kilrathi now fly and build their own ships.
You only have two weeks left to register for DragonCon 2005 for the low, low price of $50 before the prices go up to $60. The price gradually increases as the year progresses until it reaches to full $85, so if you book now you're getting a good deal. In case you've forgotten, DragonCon takes place in Atlanta, Georgia on September 2-5, and is where our annual convention takes place. In previous years we've met Tom Wilson (Maniac), John Rhys Davies (Paladin), Aaron Allston (Claw Marks author) and other WC celebrities. Playing Prophecy Advance (multiplayer!), the CCG, and watching the movie and WCA cartoon are among our many group activities. Today is also the first day that you can book our hotel of choice, the Marriott Marquis, for the event. If you have any questions, we have a forum just for the event.
If you're planning to go see Tom Wilson at tonight's Back to the Future encore presentation, tonight is the night. Sadly if you haven't booked a ticket yet you're probably too late but you still may be able to grab an autograph. Bonus points if you ask him something Wing Commander related during the Q&A session.