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    WC4 Remake

    It's also a case of hardware finally getting up to speed with decoding video fast enough. h265 is pretty essential in making it possible to stream 4k because it keeps the data sizes below the limits of the average person's bandwidth. The tradeoff though is that it's more CPU/GPU intensive than...
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    History of Privateer 3

    Paul Hughes once told me that the engine that eventually became Starlancer started off intended for use on a Privateer 3. I have no idea what version that would have been, and even if it was a P3 project I imagine it would have been so early in development that it really wouldn't count. If...
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    Wing Commander 3 as Seen From the 21st Century (February 22, 2021)

    I wasn't originally interested but after a year of free gamepass ultimate I've been able to try a ton of games I wouldn't have bothered with otherwise. Some are fairly basic indie games that are great for 10 - 15 minute gaming sessions. Others are ones I didn't want to pay full price for but...
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    How can I download all Wing Commander cutscenes?

    From which games?
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    Wing Commander Prophecy: Secret Ops Model Update Pack

    I don't remember specifically how the WCP patch handles subtitles but they aren't actually handled by the DVD video player since the subs aren't in the actual DVD files. They game has to read the subs from the gamefiles themselves. There's some kind of passthrough happening for the subs to...
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    WC3 Win95 Patch

    Wasn't the patch almost literally just replacing the dos EXE with the KS one anyway?
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    The only thing that really smoothed out the playback of the Prophecy dvd footage in my intial tests was to double the frame rate when doing the initial deinterlacing basically unfolding the fields side by side (which is basically the default for QTGMC anyway). . You do end up with duplicated...
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    DATA.DAT is the disk image(s). You should be able to open/extract files from it relatively easily. You can even straight up change the DAT extension to ISO and open it in windows explorer or a different disk image reader
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    Check This, Mate (November 25, 2020)

    Rosie technically only says "check." Maniac chimes in with a joke at Hunter's expense near as I can tell, though it's not clear if he actually thinks it's a checkmate. Regardless, Polanski might still have recognized that it was hopeless to continue the game for him and just conceded. (you...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    There's a few issues with using that as source on top of trying to counteract the softness of almost all of the P2 videos. It has youtube compression (bad) as well as it wasn't deinterlaced correctly (bad). Botched Deinterlacing artifacts and combing also seem to make edge detection really...
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    Epic Find: 35mm Wing Commander (October 9, 2020)

    a "reel" actually refers to how much film is on a standard reel (1000ft) though in more modern parlance "reels" are actually double reels of about 2000ft and the average movie uses about 5 double reels. (you get about 11 min of footage per single reel). The WC movie is about 100 minutes...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    WC3 was tape IIRC (probably a Beta format of some sort) though they experimented with film a bit IIRC. The way they filmed though, the SGI machines were pumping the backgrounds directly into the feed so the director and actors could look on the monitors and see them on the sets as they filmed...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    There's pretty much none of the alternate choices included in the set so pretty much every chunk of conversation is going to be missing something... I'd definitely like to compare and see just how much is missing overall. Between the actual good quality footage and the "not very good" VHS...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I took a look at the "source" videos that I could pull off the server and It looks like the original capture/conversion was just kind of bad. I did come up with some decent bandaids for it and hopefully we can improve them at least a little. It's just unfortunate that the original interlacing...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    It's a promising start but it does seem to be having a really hard time on the fine details there. Some day we'll get there, but it woulkd be nice if you could tell the AI to compare 3 different sources for the same scene and interpret what it should be from that. There are ways to frame by...