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  1. Bob McDob

    Tri-System on the real Galactic map where could they have been?

    I'm pretty sure we have no idea.
  2. Bob McDob

    Privateer 2 Previews Present Mystery Ships (May 7, 2023)

    Isn't that the same ship that appeared in ads?
  3. Bob McDob

    A New Old Look Behind the Scenes of Privateer (May 3, 2023)

    By the way, if you want to read the Privateer section in text format (and without pictures) you can do so here:
  4. Bob McDob

    Happy Birthday Chris! (March 17, 2023)

    Happy 142nd birthday!
  5. Bob McDob

    Comparing Privateer to Its Earlier Builds (March 13, 2023)

    I remember when I was working on the old Reckoning mod for Freelancer (which turned 20 years old this month!) I modded the cruise engines to go twice as fast, like how in the novels the ships would shut their hydrogen scoops off and accelerate Newtonianly. Not quite 14000 KPS though. It would...
  6. Bob McDob

    Iconic Privateer Intro on the Retro Miyoo Mini (March 9, 2023)

    Yeah, it seems like the kind of thing that's more interesting technically than practically. There comes a point where something is so tiny that it really isn't usable. Something I'd really like to see run is the clockworkPi uConsole. This thing has a 74-key keypad and a mini-trackball so...
  7. Bob McDob

    Superb Titles From the WC Movie (February 24, 2023)

    These are really nice. We never got to see the underside and back in the film, wish that we had. Do you know if the other ships of the fleet in the final cut were Concordia models?
  8. Bob McDob

    3D printable models

    I wouldn't recommend it, they're not designed for it. This was at the very beginning of 3D design and they were intended for very small prerendered images. I don't think it's even technically possible, a lot of them are essentially collections of basic shapes rather than single meshes.
  9. Bob McDob

    Polish Wing Commander Includes Unique Blueprints (February 6, 2023)

    Interesting, do we know when it was released?
  10. Bob McDob

    New 3D Thread

    What's your process for creating textures? I could never grasp the artistic side of it, with the greebles and details. The really hard ones for me were capital ships, since they weren't based on aircraft with panel lines but big ship hull sections and I could never figure out how to make it look...
  11. Bob McDob

    In-flight combat gameplay of Privateer 2

    Yeah, P2 has the best mouse control of the series. Playing it with a mouse felt close enough to Freelancer that playing it after I would instinctively use my scroll wheel to adjust throttle before remembering that I was in the wrong game. I don't know if the Freelancer team ever talked about it...
  12. Bob McDob

    All of WC4’s Flight Deck Damage Models in One Place (January 19, 2023)

    Actually looking at the images I noticed something else - the yellow hangar tubes (fuel lines?) on the Intrepid are arranged slightly differently. That doesn't strictly seem necessary; they probably could have rendered it with the hangar and then overlaid the ships on top, and even if they did...
  13. Bob McDob

    Privateer 2 Wingman Bio Purpoisefully Changed at the Last Minute (January 25, 2023)

    I'm guessing that they never finished the porpoise art on time. Too bad, a Duress would have stayed useful the whole game.
  14. Bob McDob

    All of WC4’s Flight Deck Damage Models in One Place (January 19, 2023)

    Or is it a case of "we did this up to the spec of the others because we didn't know how often we'd be using it"?
  15. Bob McDob

    A Pro Stick Paired With an Action Hit (January 11, 2023)

    Hey, I had that! That was actually how I got into Wing Commander, and also my first joystick, though for some reason I was never able to actually get it to work with the game. I think there was a bundle that came with the first game? At least that's what I remember. It might also have been a...
  16. Bob McDob

    Tractors for the Memories (March 8, 2022)

    Was the car post ever made?
  17. Bob McDob

    BREAKING NEWS: Wing Commander LP Inbound (December 29, 2022)

    As much as I like his Kickstarter work my favorite Oldziey composition is still the arrangements he did for the original game music. It's too bad he hasn't been able to go back to that, but at least we have the Swedish orchestras to fill the gap. Has there ever been a post tracking down all the...
  18. Bob McDob

    Happy New Year! (January 1, 2023)

    The Skull is absolutely the scariest ship, not because it's amazingly good but because unless you have Stream Mk. IIs / missiles you will never be able to shoot it down and be trapped at the nav point forever.
  19. Bob McDob

    WC4 Set Revelation Comes to Light (December 16, 2022)

    Looks like lighting. If anything production didn't do that enough ― didn't they build a full-scale shuttle that appears only in one scene? I mean, Axius is a Confed starbase so it makes sense that they would look the same inside.