There's already another neat addition to the high definition movie packs that ODVS released last week. While he was originally able to significantly upgrade the DVD quality movies for Wing Commander 4 and Prophecy, fans pointed out that there was also a small batch of clips excluded from the Prophecy DVD edition. This means that the source material we have for these few is only the lower CD quality, but Owen did his best to spruce it up anyways to make as complete a package as possible. In addition to higher resolution, the frame rate has been sync'd up with the rest of the game and brightness/contrast adjusted. If you previously downloaded the large Prophecy video packs, the extra clips can be added separately below. Everything has also been bundled into a "version 2.1" zip that has both last week's movies as well as these new clips. You can find instructions on how to patch WCP to the DVD version here. Visit the CIC Forums if you have any questions or comments to add. Here's an example of the CD videos upgraded from 160p to 1080p. They're not bad!
- Wing Commander Prophecy: Version 3.0, English (2.2 gig zip) (Replaced by version 3.0 on 6/16/20)
- Wing Commander Prophecy: Version 3.0, German (2.1 gig zip) (Replaced by version 3.0 on 6/16/20)
To clarify, these aren't meant to be a proper HD remaster or anything - they're just meant to be a step up from the CD-ROM footage that the game defaults to since these ones are missing from the DVD pack. They're pretty ropey looking, but they do upscale the footage somewhat and bring the frame rate up to 30FPS, rather than the horribly choppy 15FPS used in the CD-ROM video. I've also tried to clean up the the brightness/contrast, since the CD-ROM videos look terribly washed out. Just drop them in your WCP movie folder and they should play when required :^)And here's a sample of the awesome DVD to 1080p upscales in case you missed them earlier. The enhanced WC4 videos can be found here.