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Old 23rd March 2012, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wing Commander Saga - Free Game

Remember Wing Commander? Of course you do!! (If you dont, you know where the door is!! )

Well these guys have remade Wing Commander 3 using the Freespace 2 engine:

The Darkest Dawn is Cleared for Launch - Wing Commander Saga

Go get it! (I'm downloading as I type... nearly 4GB!!)
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Old 24th March 2012, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just grabbing it now.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 24th March 2012, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've been playing it for a bit now.

The good:
- Updated visuals
- Plotline closely follows the continuity established in the original games, and even some nods to the extended universe
- Great variety of missions
- It's the first new WC game in how long?

The bad:
- Be prepared for a long download (3.3GB)
- Who messed with my tried-and-true control scheme?
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Old 25th March 2012, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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People who do this sort of things are gods to me. The games of yesterday for a lot for a lot of us, where our best memories of gaming come from. I am happily downloading now. I still remember the first WC game - it blew my mind

Thanks for the link DM!
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Old 27th March 2012, 08:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you want a faster down Internode are now hosting this

Games On Net File Library :: Wing Commander Saga: The Darkest Dawn [Free Game] - darkest-dawn-setup.zip

I've only played the first training mission and it looks pretty good.
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Old 1st April 2012, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Very cool, thx for the info and links guys
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ahh Wing Commander...how I have missed thee
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Downloading now. Retro madness is my cuppa T.
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Old 9th May 2012, 11:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow thanks for the link.

Have downloaded and started playing. They have really done a great job putting this together.

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Old 3rd June 2012, 12:57 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Its good - they've taken the best of Freespace 2 and mashed it with the best of WC3 and 4. Woot.
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