Recent content by -danr-

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    A Near Miss! (August 28, 2020)

    If you want to see it fly and fight, you can use the Wing Commander 3 Mission creator written some years ago by @HCl to set up a battle involving any of the craft in WC3, including the Frigate! I could well be remembering this incorrectly but I have a feeling it fires lots of missiles in combat.
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    Meet the WC2 Characters... as of 1990! (April 15, 2020)

    Speaking of background heads, I wonder if this one was designed with Iceman in mind before it was decided he wouldn't be in the game:
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    Wow, I had no idea it could be that costly.
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    The budget did cross my mind; but I was wondering that since all of the original gameplay assets and units had been re-done, how much extra work it would have been to do the cutscenes as well? You'd certainly know better than I would though, and I'll concede it doesn't look too bad all things...
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    Space Sim First Look: Elite Dangerous Odyssey (June 4, 2020)

    I seldom get to game any more, but when I do, it's pretty much always Elite: Dangerous. It's an excellent choice for astronomy enthusiasts and science buffs. After 600 hours I still never tire of the deep space exploration. It's not the swashbuckling space action adventure of Privateer, nor...
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    I actually think instead of trying to upscale the original C&C FMV cutscenes, they should have replaced it completely with CGI. It could have been done very faithfully - including all of the original voice recordings, and the end product would surely have looked better.
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    Wing Commander tool

    Good question, I will have to look into that. You could always download the Wing Commander 1 intro from YouTube and use that for a screen saver in the mean time :)
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    Wing Commander tool

    I don't know of the specific tool you speak of although I do recall an episode of All Wings Considered where @Bandit LOAF showcased an old After Dark set of screensavers with Origin title themes. That said, these days it's rather straight forward to make a screen saver from any video of your...
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    ship editing?

    Heh, thanks for getting back to me! I'd forgotten ever writing the above guide. Good to hear it worked all these years later!
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    Yes, I never considered that various chat apps can swap backgrounds now. In fact, I do something similar with still images in GIMP almost daily with 'swap colour for transparency' commands. In my head, the ability to do this with video seemed much more complicated, but as you point out, simple...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I think a lot of Wingnuts would be willing to donate to that. I wonder how difficult it would be to insert new high resolution backgrounds to the green screen footage. I'd assume this would require some studio-level hardware and expertise. Sorry to have derailed your thread @ODVS
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    Nice. Thank you for these. It's a pity there's nothing that can be done for WC3 - as that is the game that would benefit from something like this the most. I suppose unless the original raw footage is somehow obtained, such ventures would be impossible.
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    Meet the WC2 Characters... as of 1990! (April 15, 2020)

    This is great! Iceman in WC2 would have been interesting. Most likely an extra ally for Bluehair amid all the hostility. I wonder which pilot slot he'd have replaced if any - and would he have been the best pilot on the Concordia instead of Jazz? But he couldn't replace Jazz outright because...
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    Stay safe, wingnuts

    That's terrifying. Prayers are with them.
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