It's been a year now since WC Saga was released, and a steady trickle of fans are still stumbling upon this major fan project. Since the game uses a non-WC spaceflight engine, some Wingnuts may be unfamiliar with the best ways to pilot a fighter. Imbacore has put together a handy walkthrough of important controls and hotkeys to help with this. Check it out here!
I've been playing it for several weeks now and while I've gotten the hang of the game, others new to the series and/or the genre might find the numerous controls daunting. I've made up a guide on what I think to be the core Wing Commander controls and hotkeys. If you want to have an easier time with the game memorize and utilize the list found in this article.
Q – Equalizes shields. All craft have six separate shields. If you find a bogey has successfully positioned himself on your six and has worn down your rear shield to zero, pressing Q redistributes your craft’s overall shield energy to all its areas. You might get weaker front and side shields temporarily but at least you’ll have shield power restored to the area that has been rendered vulnerable.