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In this section of the Wing Commander Saga webpage, you can find historical details about development of Wing Commander Saga.

Relive the Glory Days with New Autopilot Feature

DATE: 2007.01.03

The Wing Commander Saga team is happy to announce a breakthrough. We have finally found a way to implement Wing Commander-style autopilot sequences in Saga. Gone are the days of long, time-accelerated trips. Now, Saga has the ability to offer the flyby sequences that were a central part of the Wing Commander ethos, offering a much shorter wait time between nav points and also a cinematic flair that has always been a trademark of Wing Commander.

We have decided to make something special to showcase this new feature. We have created a loose remake of the first two missions in Wing Commander 3. Our demo package features the original voice-overs of Mark Hamil, Jason Bernard, and the other classic WC3 actors who were highlighted in the first two missions. Briefing and launch sequences are also included. You can grab the package here.

To install the WC 3 Autopilot Tech demo, unrar the file into the Prologue folder. Then, from within the game, go to the campaign select screen, select Autopilot Tech Demo, and then start the campaign by hitting the continue button.

We have also put together a video clip showcasing the new flyby sequence. You can get it here.


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Saga Mission Editor Released!

DATE: 2007.23.02

Several people have expressed an interest in a mission editor for Wing Commander Saga. As a response to that interest, we encourage those who want to create misisons to download both the mission editor and the original FS2 FRED tutorial to help any who are interested in learning how to use it. You can get them here and here.

We would be happy to host any fully-functioning custom missions that anyone creates for Saga to be shared with the whole community, so unleash your creativity and let us see what you can make!

- Tolwyn

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Labels, Press, and Progress

DATE: 2007.19.02

For our update this week, we have several things we would like to share with you. First, we are happy to provide you with a DVD case cover that we have created for the WC Saga prologue. We know that for many people having a customized case add to the experience of having a game, so we have made this with you in mind. We will also release a CD label in short order. You can pick the DVD cover up here.

Second, we wanted to share the news that Wing Commander Saga’s Prologue was included on the CD that is a part of the February 2007 issue of Mac World. The editors of Mac World seem to be pretty excited about Saga, and their description of the Prologue was enthusiastic and generous.

Third, we wanted to let you know that we are hard at work on the full campaign. There are a few exciting developments in the works that we will share with you as they come to fruition. In the mean time, we are putting our voice actors to work. We are still open to the possibility of new voice actors joining our efforts, so if you are a voice actor who wants to take part in our project and you haven’t contacted us recently, we would be glad to hear from you.


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Linux, new screenshots, and visual setting recommendations!

DATE: 2007.06.02

OK, that's a fairly ecletic list of things to address, but here it is nonetheless.

Recently, we have received several e-mails asking when a Linux version of the Wing Commander Saga Prologue will be released. A few bugs that have slipped into the SCP version 3.6.9 have been causing some annoying issues for the Linux version, and we are delaying the Linux release until those can be resolved and we can run a quick round of testing to make sure they have truly been worked out. The reasons we have been able to release the Windows prologue is because it uses a slightly different version code that doesn't have the bug. In addition, since the OSX version together with the Linux version are based on a newer code than the Windows version, we will be releasing an updated OSX version once the bugs have been resolved.

In the mean time, we would like to share a few new screenshots with you. The first six are action shots from one of our simulator missions in which the player is desperately trying to save the carrier Ticonderoga from an intense Kat assault. In the next three screenshots (run through an ATI post process filter), some of our nebulae provide a backdrop for a conflict between Confed and Kilrathi capital ships. Confed comes out on top… this time. You can find these new screenshots at our website . The wallpaper section of our website has also been updated.

Also, we have had several people ask us for which settings we think Saga looks best in. Tolwn recommends the following:

-fov 0.65 -spec_exp 7.0 -spec_tube 5.0 -spec_point 8.6 -spec_static 3.0 -ambient_factor 75

Just paste these into the "flags" section of the launcher and see what you think.


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Wing Commander Saga now hiring!

DATE: 2007.15.01 

Hello folks,

We have come a long way since the beginning, and with the time we enhanced the project more and more, not only due to the possibilites the SCP-Project give us, but also through the experience we become during our work. Currently we have finished our prologue campaign, beginning of an epic storyline set in the WC3 timeline which will be continued in the release of the main game, which is however still far in the future.

In order to finish off our project, we could use the additional help of the following staffers:

  • 2D artists / texturer, who are capable of drawing maps at same quality level of the other project artwork.
  • CGI artists
  • mission designers
  • voice actors
  • modelers and unwrappers
Candidates have to be able to work well with other people and be able to keep a secret.

Here is your chance to prove to the rest of the world that the Wing Commander Community is still more thanalive. You can post here, or send me an email, it is up to you. Tell us your qualifications and why we should take you on. If possible we would appreciate it if you can show us a sample of your work.

So take your chance to become a team-member of the Wing Commander Saga Team. We are looking forward to hear from you soon.

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Prologue Download Mirrors

DATE: 2007.05.01

Wing Commander Saga: Prologue is distributed on several download servers on the Internet. Using a nearby server will probably speed up your download, and also reduce the load on our server and on the Internet as a whole.

If you run a mirror and would like to have it listed here, please send us a note.

Windows:  |  |  | |  | | | | |

Mac: |


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Prologue for Mac OS X Released!

DATE: 2007.02.01

There it is: Mac OS X version of the Wing Commander Saga Prologue is now available for download! If you experience any problems, please notify us immediately.

It should be noted that we have moved our resources to a new high speed server. Our domain will be transfered to our new host shortly. Normally it will take up to 24 hours for the change to come into effect. Most registrars update the root DNS servers once per day.

After the root servers are updated it may take another 24 to 48 hours for the change to propagate across the rest of the Internet. During this period traffic for wcsaga domain may or may not reach our server.

At any rate, I hope all of you enjoy Prologue as much as I do, and I hope all of you stick around for "The Darkest Dawn". It's going to be a wild ride.

(Mac OS X Installer, 274 MB)


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