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Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn — Fan-Made Goodness Reborn 83

MojoKid writes "Last week marked the launch of Wing Commander Saga: Darkest Dawn, a fan-built companion to Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger that's been in the making for the past ten years. It's a real labor of love. Now that the game is available, the question is, how good is it? "The game dropped on Thursday, I started playing Friday, and as of this writing (Sunday afternoon), my weekend chore list is gathering dust on the fridge. I've been too busy cursing my decision to chuck my Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 to notice. 'If I'd kept it just one more year I wouldn't have this problem,' I mutter, fingers splayed over the keyboard in a vain attempt to convince my Hellcat to bank like something other than a Centaurian Mud Pig. Wing Commander Saga is a fan-made game that's good enough to be worth paying for. Not only is it better than a lot of schlock companies expect you to pay for, it pays homage to its source material while improving on Wing Commander's classic gameplay and graphics."
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Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn — Fan-Made Goodness Reborn

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  • by Moheeheeko ( 1682914 ) on Monday March 26, 2012 @05:30PM (#39478817)
    There is a small ray of hope, lucasarts was recently hiring for "flight sim" game devs, im desperatly hoping for a new X-Wing VS TIE Fighter.
  • INFO (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 26, 2012 @06:27PM (#39479281)

    from the FAQ

    Q: When will the game be released?

    A: When it's done.

    Q: Will the game be continuously updated with new content?

    A: Yes. A dedicated team will work on creating new content and make patches to the game after itâ(TM)s been released.

    Q: What will Wing Commander Saga cost?

    A: Nothing.

    Q: Will there be a Linux or Macintosh version?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Is Wing Commander Saga moddable?

    A: Yes. Using the SCP version of FRED 2, you can create your own missions and campaigns.

    Q: What are the hardware requirements?

    A: Minimum specifications are:
    Windows XP
    1 GHz processor
    2 GB RAM
    128 MB 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible card
    Windows XP-compatible sound card
      Windows compatible mouse and keyboard
    6 GB free HD space

    prescient captcha: godsend

    Now I really do have to sort Linux drivers for my pre-USB HOTAS.

  • by TheRedDuke ( 1734262 ) on Monday March 26, 2012 @06:32PM (#39479311)
    Wing Commander: Standoff has been available for some time now, and it's pretty great - unlike Saga, it uses WC: Prophecy's engine (and consequently needs Prophecy: Secret Ops to run - just need to download that too). Check it out - []
  • by decora ( 1710862 ) on Monday March 26, 2012 @07:11PM (#39479651) Journal

    for the thing, then the developers could afford their own server and wouldn't have to put it on bizarre file websites.

  • by black3d ( 1648913 ) on Monday March 26, 2012 @11:09PM (#39481101)

    Don't wait! It works great in DosBox and is still extremely playable. :) Also, WC4 CD edition works in DosBox as well, though not the DVD version (at least, I didn't get it working).

!07/11 PDP a ni deppart m'I !pleH