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No love for Wing Commander Saga[edit]

Wing Commander Saga is a stand alone game that is a modification of the pseudo open source FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project. I haven't played any of them but I think fans will like to investigate and make a reference. http://www.wcsaga.com/content/view/12/31/ --Peer-LAN (talk) 20:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

WC Wiki Reorg: Major Edits[edit]

  • Losing mission: I don't know where the "fight off a destroyer" bit comes from; it's certainly not in the game.
  • Confederate vs. Confederation: both are correct, but Confederation is used far more and has become defacto standard. I have changed this to reflect it.
  • re: "silent protagonist"; Blair has lines (during briefings, debriefings), he just doesn't say much.
  • Angel is Belgian, per Claw Marks.
  • Maniac is a 2nd Lt., ibid.
  • Paladin a major
  • Knight's second home town comes from the SNES port of WCI. For some reason (lingering bad feelings over apartheid's legacy?), Khumalo's place of birth was changed.
  • Halcyon is the Wing Commander, not the CAG (who is unknown).
  • Fighter designations come from WC Bible and are non-canonical.
  • Rapier (II, per KS Manual) entered service in 2654, not 55 (which was the Sivar-Eshrad).
  • Scimitar date is wrong. Unsure of origin - Fleet Tactics?

Also rewrote article to flow better ... as a final note, dislinked many articles in prep for deletion.


Bob,

  • Iceman's history: taken directly from Prima Games' Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy (ISBN 0761512071). Virtually identical to Hawk's, yeah, but, it's what Origin says.
  • Hell's Kitchen mission: I stalled at Gimle or something and never kept playing, so getting data from WCNews's Game Guides. Quoting Halcyon's briefing: "The Tiger's Claw is currently here. There's a Kilrathi destroyer -- a Ralari -- near Nav 1, here, and closing. The Tiger's Claw is headed for her jump point here, at Nav 2. There are dozens of enemy fighters in the area. I need someone to head off the Ralari, and detain or destroy her while the Claw prepares for her jump." Is this wrong? (http://www.wcnews.com/guides/wc1hellskitchen.shtml)
  • Scimitar date, fighter designations: yes, Fleet Tactics.
  • re all others: Oops, my bad. Thanks for covering my six. =)

Marblespire 05:27, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Howdy,

  • The issue with the Iceman entry was, specifically, the "proton-bombed by the Kilrathi" portion. That's specific to Hawk. Origin's Official Guide to Wing Commander Prophecy says (of Iceman) that "... his wife and 15-month-old daughter had been killed in a Kilrathi terror raid...". Since a second daughter, Julia, was taken as a slave (SM2), it stands to reason that this was probably *not* a simple proton bombing. The planet, per Wing Commander I, was Vega VII.
  • The issue with Hell's Kitchen mention was the 'without him'. The last mission does involve holding off a Ralari, but the player is allowed to return to the Tiger's Claw at the end and is given a 'life goes on' ending cutscene. In fact, this is one of the more unusual features of the game (which is contrary to how it was originally described in this article): you *can* continue the storyline whether you win or lose the Vega Campaign (although later games do confirm that 'historically' you fought your way through Venice).
  • The only 'canon' fighter designations for the 'WC1' era ships are: CF-105 Scimitar (TCH), F-44 Rapier II (WC2), KF-100 Dralthi (TCH), KF-227 Salthi (TCH) and KF-402 Krant (TCH).
  • The Scimitar service date is unknown, but it is significantly older than Blair... by over a century. From the Terran Confederation Handbook: "... development on the Rapier (I) began in 2527 ... The Rapier has now largely supplanted the earlier CF-105 Scimitar...".

LOAF 21:13, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

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Question re Game structure[edit]

Could someone please explain the mulit-player mode in Wing Commander: Armada? How did this work? Were the two players at the same computer? If not, how did they polay together? Was it via the internet? At that time, the internet was just starting to take root. so I wanted to clarify this. Thanks.

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Hunter the best pilot on the Claw? I don't think so[edit]

The article currently states "He lacked Maniac's utter self-absorption, however, and flies on the player's wing during the final missions of the game, suggesting that he is, in fact, the best pilot on the Claw.".

I don't believe this statement is true, (sounds POV actually) and if nobody is opposed I'm going to remove it. Iceman is regarded as the best pilot on the carrier in the game, in fact Shotglass says he's the best the Claw has before one of the missions (Gimle I think). The hardcore icon the sandman 21:09, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

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Wingleader[edit]

Someone with some good cites should add something to the article about how the game was originally going to be titled Wingleader (it even appeared in some Origin catalogs with that name) but had to be changed to Wing Commander for trademark reasons. 76.226.131.142 (talk) 23:15, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Console versions?[edit]

Is it possible for someone to flesh out the details on the various console/16-bit computer ports? Just saying the game was ported (and a list of systems) seems a little pointless (and not very encylopedic).

I've done some online searching for the SNES version, but there's no info out there..... So updating and expanding this page would be very useful. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.124.188.20 (talk) 23:55, 26 March 2012 (UTC)