The Standoff Team has created a super wallpaper to help us usher in the new year. It's available in resolutions up to 1600x1200, but it's not based around your typical high polygon model. The image features a stylish green Sabre shadowing a white background. Standoff Episode 3 will be kicking 2006 off with a bang on January 8.
The CIC staff would also like to thank the thousands and thousands of dedicated Wing Commander fans who made 2005 so fantastic. If you're not going out at midnight tonight, feel free to drop by #Wingnut.
Just dropping by to wish everyone a happy new year! The upcoming release of Ep 3 is surely a good start to the Wing Commander happenings of 2006, so let's welcome the year properly. I've added a wallpaper to the downloads section to celebrate the occasion... it's available in four different resolutions, ranging from the one that fits my desktop to a few others that fit monitors which I'll never be able to afford. :-P
I faked a cartoon shader by using some falloff maps in MAX and then adding a duplicate of the original model (with inverted normals, colored solid black, and made "fatter" by the Push modifier) to get the external outlines. Tried to bring back even more of that WC2 feeling than usual. This is the model which showed up in our Ep 3 release announcement a few days ago and which will be used in our splash screens and such.
This should make up for those low res graphics I've put out in the past. Go check it out, and again, have a happy new year!