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Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com

GOG.com announces they now offer Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger, the third installment in the Wing Commander series of space combat games. This comes with a wide array of bonus materials, which are outlined on Wing Commander CIC. This is the first of the FMV Wing Commander games, here's a bit:

You are Luke--er--I mean Col. Christopher "Maverick" Blair (played by Mark Hamill). After the destruction of Concordia, you are transferred to an old space ship carrier the TCS Victory, by the order of Admiral Tolwyn. Your mission is to destroy the catlike Kilrathi for good and ensure the survival of humanity. Without delving into spoilers, you are up for yet another episode of this epic struggle between two star nations battling for dominance--and survival. Enter into the life of Maverick, talk to your wingmen on the ship and in outer space, or pursue a romantic relationship with a fellow pilot dancing on the razorís edge.

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38. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 17, 2011, 01:18 KilrathiAce
 
mag wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 05:42:
KilrathiAce wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 01:43:
Please bring wing commander 1+2 and all special missions, WC3 is good but its below wc1/2 by light years.

Miss this from a couple of weeks ago?

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/wing_commander_1_2

Except special missions 1 and 2 are missing, plus one of these days they should convert the wc1 animations, music and stuff off the 3d0 version of super wing commander, as that was the best wing commander 1 version ever it even included special missions 1 along with extra mission pack.
 
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37. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 14, 2011, 20:06 ^Drag0n^
 
Alpha Geist wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 19:43:
Ahh yes! You're right, it was a Matrox Mystique. Sheesh, much time has passed since then. The Mystique was an upgrade to an old Diamond video card with 512k vram. I can't recall at the moment the exact Diamond model that card was though.

The Diamond Speedstar. Awesome card.

^D^
 
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36. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 14, 2011, 05:42 mag
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 01:43:
Please bring wing commander 1+2 and all special missions, WC3 is good but its below wc1/2 by light years.

Miss this from a couple of weeks ago?

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/wing_commander_1_2
 
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35. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 14, 2011, 01:43 KilrathiAce
 
Please bring wing commander 1+2 and all special missions, WC3 is good but its below wc1/2 by light years.  
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34. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 19:43 Alpha Geist
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 19:02:
Alpha Geist wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:14:
Oh boy do I remember the Matrox Millenium. Mine came with Destruction Derby, which I loved...but the box in which the video card came in had this freaky looking clown face on it.

If the box had a clown face then you had a Matrox Mystique and not a Millennium, you n00b!
The Millennium came out first and it was always the "professional" 2D card with basic 3D functionality while the Mystique was the gamer variant.
A couple years after WC3, a lot of people in the mid 90s had a Millennium for 2D (Windows/Office) plus a 3Dfx Voodoo for gaming. The Mystique became completely useless once the Voodoo and other better 3D cards came out because Voodoo > TNT > ATI Rage 3D Pro > Mystique.


Ahh yes! You're right, it was a Matrox Mystique. Sheesh, much time has passed since then. The Mystique was an upgrade to an old Diamond video card with 512k vram. I can't recall at the moment the exact Diamond model that card was though. I do recall replacing that Mystique for a Diamond v770 AGP TNT 2 just to play SHOGO: MAD.

*reminisces*

You are right about the Millennium proliferating our school office computers. Twas a nice card when it came out!

I enjoyed WC: Privateer more so than WC3. Never tried WC4 though. Maybe after it hits GOG I'll pick that one up.

Don't ever mention My Buddy (and me)...what's with clowns and dolls.
 
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33. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 19:32 jdreyer
 
I replayed this a few years ago, and it holds up well. Fun gameplay, and the cut scenes/inbtw stuff is fun. I recommend.  
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32. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 19:02 CJ_Parker
 
Alpha Geist wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:14:
Oh boy do I remember the Matrox Millenium. Mine came with Destruction Derby, which I loved...but the box in which the video card came in had this freaky looking clown face on it.

If the box had a clown face then you had a Matrox Mystique and not a Millennium, you n00b!
The Millennium came out first and it was always the "professional" 2D card with basic 3D functionality while the Mystique was the gamer variant.
A couple years after WC3, a lot of people in the mid 90s had a Millennium for 2D (Windows/Office) plus a 3Dfx Voodoo for gaming. The Mystique became completely useless once the Voodoo and other better 3D cards came out because Voodoo > TNT > ATI Rage 3D Pro > Mystique.

 
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31. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 18:40 Creston
 
Alpha Geist wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:14:
Oh boy do I remember the Matrox Millenium. Mine came with Destruction Derby, which I loved...but the box in which the video card came in had this freaky looking clown face on it.

Please stop the nightmares...they never go away...ever.

Ooooh, I remember the scary clown face! It made me think "What the hell does this have to do with a videocard?"

Strange days.

Creston
 
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30. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 18:29 DarkCntry
 
Ruffiana wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 13:11:
Also remember my dad wandering in once and commenting, "Hey, that's Ginger Lynn!"
"Who's Ginger Lynn?"
"Uh...nothing."
I had a similar experience, except this was with a buddy of mine..

"Hey cool, is that a new Sci-Fi porn movie?"
"Uh what?"
"Isn't that Ginger Lynn?"
"Oh shit...."
"What the hell, Luke Skywalker??"
 
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29. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 18:20 Soylent Bob
 
I don't know how any of you could like that pseudo movie full motion video crap and terminally ugly single digit polygon ship models better than WC1/2/Privateer.  
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28. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 17:36 ^Drag0n^
 
Ruffiana wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 13:11:
Bought my first computer (486 DX2-50) largely to play this game and Ultima VII. Only had 2mb of ram in it, so it took half an hour of HD paging to load into each mission. I spent all that time eagerly watching the loading bar.

Also remember my dad wandering in once and commenting, "Hey, that's Ginger Lynn!"
"Who's Ginger Lynn?"
"Uh...nothing."

Was that before or after your mom punched him?

On a sidenote: I still have my WC3 Collectors Edition and everything that came with it. What an awesome game. I agree, WC4 was probably the best in the series, but I upgraded just to play this one...AMD 486DX2-100. Seems so slow by today's standards...

^D^
 
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27. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 17:25 nin
 
Blue wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 17:21:
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 17:07:
JeffD wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:34:
I didnt play this game until it was on 3d0... so major spoiledness I was. The video was almost dvd quality with high quality audio. And the in cockpit videos were also in color.

I want to say I had the PlayStation port of this one. I found some bug that caused the game to freeze, and EA's response was basically "yeah, don't do that".

So I go to the Doctor, and I say, "Doc, It hurts when I do this." So he says: "Don't do that."
Drummer
Thank you!

Good night everybody... Try the veal.


It's even better when I read that with the Alan Alda/MASH voice.


 
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26. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 17:21  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 17:07:
JeffD wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:34:
I didnt play this game until it was on 3d0... so major spoiledness I was. The video was almost dvd quality with high quality audio. And the in cockpit videos were also in color.

I want to say I had the PlayStation port of this one. I found some bug that caused the game to freeze, and EA's response was basically "yeah, don't do that".

So I go to the Doctor, and I say, "Doc, It hurts when I do this." So he says: "Don't do that."
Drummer
Thank you!

Good night everybody... Try the veal.
 
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25. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 17:07 nin
 
JeffD wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 16:34:
I didnt play this game until it was on 3d0... so major spoiledness I was. The video was almost dvd quality with high quality audio. And the in cockpit videos were also in color.

I want to say I had the PlayStation port of this one. I found some bug that caused the game to freeze, and EA's response was basically "yeah, don't do that".

 
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24. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 16:34 JeffD
 
I didnt play this game until it was on 3d0... so major spoiledness I was. The video was almost dvd quality with high quality audio. And the in cockpit videos were also in color.  
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23. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 16:14 Alpha Geist
 
Oh boy do I remember the Matrox Millenium. Mine came with Destruction Derby, which I loved...but the box in which the video card came in had this freaky looking clown face on it.

Please stop the nightmares...they never go away...ever.
 
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22. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 15:54 Creston
 
Jonny wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 14:54:

I remember the pilot being way more hot than the mechanic though.

Hahahahahaha. If only you knew...

Creston
 
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21. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 15:53 Creston
 
Ruffiana wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 13:11:
Bought my first computer (486 DX2-50) largely to play this game and Ultima VII. Only had 2mb of ram in it, so it took half an hour of HD paging to load into each mission. I spent all that time eagerly watching the loading bar.

Also remember my dad wandering in once and commenting, "Hey, that's Ginger Lynn!"
"Who's Ginger Lynn?"
"Uh...nothing."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That's awesome.

I bought my very first graphics card upgrade for WC3. I went to a Matrox Millenium, and it absolutely blew my mind how fast the game ran afterwards.

Creston
 
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20. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 15:03 Wolfen
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 12:23:
Wolfen wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 11:44:
Wow! I loved the WC Series. Wasnt sure if they would have it or not. It was like 3 or 4 cd's. Sucker barely ran on my machine. Had to upgrade to a 486dx2 I think it was.

As far as I can remember I had a 486DX2-40 at the time and that was not enough to run the game. You needed at least a DX2-66 but the real fun started at Pentium P5-60/66+ upwards.


Probably what I got. It was so long ago man lol. I hadn't even joined the army yet. 94/95
 
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19. Re: Wing Commander 3 on GOG.com Sep 13, 2011, 14:54 Jonny
 
peteham wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 12:22:
pursue a romantic relationship with a fellow pilot dancing on the razorís edge.
Oh man, this whole ordeal left an impact-crater on this young man's soul back then

I remember the first time I finished it I ended up on the shuttle home all by my lonesome. At 14 I was far more interested in blowing an entire planet up than I was in listening to either of them flirt with Luke Skywalker. Earmuffs

I remember the pilot being way more hot than the mechanic though.
 
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