Lars has continued to refine his unified Bengal design. After having incorporated Wing Commander Academy's side hangar bays, he has begun to detail the 40 missile and torpedo tubes shown in the Wing Commander movie. Inset defense turrets, various maintenance access hatches and stabilization thrusters are now also visible. More work on the turrets is coming soon. You can find the original batch of shots for this neat idea here.
I finally found some time to work on the model again and so I added the torpedo tubes at the front. I have set a torpedo to a length of about 4.5m and 0.2m radius. Taking that size I could place 8 tubes at each side which makes 16 tubes in the front arc. The rest of the 40 tubes will be placed along the sides of the ship about the placement as in the movie.
The lauchers are normaly protected by blast doors. The pic shows the "open fire" position.
Right in front of the torpedos is a little window, airlock and some maintance doors for quicker access to the tubes and thrusters if repairs are needed.
The home of the WC4 DVD Dxmci Patch has moved. Since the DVD version of Wing Commander 4 was built around the Creative Labs encore kit, fans with the game, but not the special decoder board, must use this patch to play the game. It can get a little bit tricky since there are two builds of the product and each user's system can affect how things run. The latest version of the patch includes various compatibility modes to work around different computers' particular settings. The new site also answers common questions that users may have. Gulikoza has also posted some experimental versions of DOSBox to work around issues you might have with older games. You can find his page at its new location here.