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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. praxis22

    praxis22 Geek

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    I'm old enough to remember when Wing Commander had two reviews, one (60% ish) if you were running a 486DX the other (90% ish) if you were using one of those new-fangled pentiums.

    Add to that a soundblaster AWE32, a "3D" card and a Gravis Joystick and evenings and weekends could dissapear for weeks on end. Mark Hamil & the temblor bomb, good times! :)
     
  3. GFC

    GFC New Member

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    Am I the only one who gets only the training level? I thought it might've been my cookies, but even enabling them (even on different browser) it still doesn't let me progress more after the first training mission.
     
  4. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    Wings of Prey is pretty good actually :)
     
  5. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Awesome. I have to redo a level if I get less than three or four stars.
     
  6. brave758

    brave758 New Member

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    Wing commander Ahh. :)
     
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    nepenthes New Member

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  8. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    That sounds like Wing Commander 3 - I'm old enough to remember upgrading my 286 to a 386 in order to try and play Wing Commander 1 smoothly :)
     
  9. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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  10. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    fsim x isnt really a consumer product due to the requirements it needs to run
     
  11. pbryanw

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    Was Wing Commander the one you could buy an optional Voice Pack for, or was that Strike Commander (ah, fond memories)?
     
  12. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Wing Commander and Strike Commander had an optional Voice Pack and a couple of Mission Packs too.

    Like all Origin games though you needed a faster CPU than Intel had yet released, so I only got to enjoy Strike Commander was when it was re-released a few years later on CD (rather than FDD) with all the expansion packs included.
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Wow, cost me two hours yesterday, great little game ;-)

    Thanks!
     
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