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Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears

Gnome's Lair offers details on Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn, a continuation of the Wing Commander series being created by fans of the space combat series using the Freespace 2 engine. Word on Eurogamer is this has the approval from EA, and it will be released in a few days. In the meantime, this trailer shows off the game. Thanks Joao.

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20. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 18, 2012, 03:28 Rigs
 
I just want that 4-pound burrito! *drool*


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19. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 18, 2012, 03:07 Kastagir
 
Plagiarism (of a film, no less) is a pretty tacky substitute for writing.

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18. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 16:16 nin
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 12:42:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 04:27:
1. I played both WC and FS, and there really wasn't much difference between them, as far as I recall. They were very similar: fly ships where you could choose your ship and customize loadout, fly missions that varied from CAP, to escort, to protection, etc. I think I liked FS flight mechanics and dogfighting better, but liked the WC story better. Is there something I'm missing here?
Not sure which had a better story, but I definitely liked the FS flight mechanics better. I think the FS missions were generally more interesting too, and I loved the huge capital ships.

Yeah, when I think of WC, I think of the story, and when I think of FS, I think of the huge cap ship battles and lasers zinging across the screen.

 
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17. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 12:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 04:27:
1. I played both WC and FS, and there really wasn't much difference between them, as far as I recall. They were very similar: fly ships where you could choose your ship and customize loadout, fly missions that varied from CAP, to escort, to protection, etc. I think I liked FS flight mechanics and dogfighting better, but liked the WC story better. Is there something I'm missing here?
Not sure which had a better story, but I definitely liked the FS flight mechanics better. I think the FS missions were generally more interesting too, and I loved the huge capital ships.
 
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16. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 11:05 Dmitri_M
 
Dev wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 09:08:
Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 03:41:
What are you talking about? That's an ordinary Tuesday for EA.
What do they do instead of wild tie day?

The hunt the mailboy down in the company garage with a crossbow.

Apparently he gave to a kickstarter.
 
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15. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 09:08 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 03:41:
What are you talking about? That's an ordinary Tuesday for EA.
What do they do instead of wild tie day?
 
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14. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 05:43 Julio
 
This looks great! I'd also love to see EA release WC4 and 5 on GOG. I still have my copy of 5, but lost 4 many years ago.  
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13. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 04:27 jdreyer
 
1. I played both WC and FS, and there really wasn't much difference between them, as far as I recall. They were very similar: fly ships where you could choose your ship and customize loadout, fly missions that varied from CAP, to escort, to protection, etc. I think I liked FS flight mechanics and dogfighting better, but liked the WC story better. Is there something I'm missing here?

2. Kudos to EA for doing something right for a change. Even if they had a WC game in the works (and I've not heard that they do), allowing this project creates good will and would serve to spark interest for anything they were working on.
 
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12. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 03:41 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 01:25:
Wow, it has approval from EA?? Someone must be asleep at the wheel there. To make up for it, tomorrow will be "slaughter puppies and kittens day" in their corporate HQ.

Creston

What are you talking about? That's an ordinary Tuesday for EA.
 
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11. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 01:25 Creston
 
Wow, it has approval from EA?? Someone must be asleep at the wheel there. To make up for it, tomorrow will be "slaughter puppies and kittens day" in their corporate HQ.

Creston

 
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10. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 00:56 eunichron
 
You guys are clearly insane. FS was obviously the better series. I mean, how can you even begin to think that WC came close? Guffaw, at least FS was so good that Hollywood didn't feel the need to make a shitty movie about it starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard.

I mean, look, FS was so much better than Wing Commander that they're using the modified FS2 engine to make a Wing Commander game. If that doesn't convince you I don't know what will.

Of course I'm only poking fun.
But seriously, Freespace > Wing Commander

Looks nice! While obviously not cutting edge by today's standards, the freespace engine still holds up well.
Ever since the source code for FS2's engine was released there have been a lot of updates to it. Some of the newer mods have full post-processing effect support and advanced lighting. Just search around Youtube for what the Blue Planet guys are working on, it looks almost as good as some current tech.

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9. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 00:26 nin
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 00:09:
Hold on! Didn't we already defeat the Kilrathi and are instead fighting the insect-like Nephilim? The Kilrathi joined the fight against the bugs who represent their version of the apocalypse. That was in Wing Commander Prophecy.

What the hell is this about then?


This takes place between WC 2 and 3, I believe.

But bonus points for Prophecy. I loved that one, and it was oh so pretty in glide.


 
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8. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 17, 2012, 00:09 Slashman
 
Hold on! Didn't we already defeat the Kilrathi and are instead fighting the insect-like Nephilim? The Kilrathi joined the fight against the bugs who represent their version of the apocalypse. That was in Wing Commander Prophecy.

What the hell is this about then?
 
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7. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 22:46 Dev
 
Learning wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 22:31:
Taxes arn't such a sure thing.
Thats what wesley snipes thought.
 
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6. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 22:37 venomhed
 
Stupid series, always thought this was way "gayer" than Star Trek.

Why didn't they go into a real game like Freespace 2, now that was friggin kick ass!
 
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5. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 22:31 Learning
 
Taxes arn't such a sure thing.  
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4. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 22:16 Cutter
 
There's never been ANY debate, much less doubt, that Wing Commander has always been the superior game. It's not even a matter of personal preference or taste. It's a simple fact like death and taxes.

 
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3. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 22:10 nin
 

Looks nice! While obviously not cutting edge by today's standards, the freespace engine still holds up well.

 
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2. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 21:59 Trevellian
 
Gimme  
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1. Re: Fan Created Wing Commander Saga Nears Mar 16, 2012, 21:48 Parias
 
Ha. There's always been this debate on Freespace -vs- Wing Commander, and now this cool-looking release is coming out under the overhauled-to-hell FS2 engine.

In the end, everyone wins. Looking forward to this; I had no idea they had put this amount of effort into it.
 
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