Just beat the game [spoiler:1wfx1h5x]and saw the special cameos on the 2nd to last mission. Is there a list of cameos i can go through, i think i missed all of them, i actually missed the 2nd to last mission one until i wiki wing commander 3 and put them together. between playing the game and going to wing commander 3 wiki, i'm starting to build the story back together. is there a timeline i can do a quick reference, like this mission is suppose to be at this point of the story in wing commander 3.[/spoiler:1wfx1h5x]
its really awesome you guys intertwined the story so well, i kinda actually like jumping back here and wing commander 3 wiki to try to figure it out, but i know i'm still missing putting alot of the material together..
The ending to WC3 was actually like four short missions strung together. Read the Saga manual for a general timeline of the whole story, but yes, the last two missions in Saga are generally taking place as Blair is making the approach to, and then the run on Kilrah.
Good Old Games (gog.com) has WC 3 and 4 for $6 each, DRM free. The WC4 version is the DVD video version, the best one, and WC3 has been auto-configured under DOSBox to run on almost everything Windows. At that price, they're worth checking out. There really is no substitute for playing the original game.
Mission 48 of Darkest Dawn (the Victory mission) is actually directly seen in WC3. Remember the cutscene right before your last briefing with Eisen? The Victory joining the Freya fleet? That's mission M48. Blair pretty much launches about half an hour after you land on the Hermes.