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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    I've found some fun things just tinkering with the toolbox. A lot of WC3's ingame audio is able to be read in Audacity as raw audio in unsigned PCM 8-bit Mono 11025hz format. I've been able to extract all the sound effects for in space, as well as the speech audio. There also appears to be text...
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    BREAKING NEWS: Restored Privateer 2 Footage Available (May 20, 2020)

    We should be able to use HCL's .dll hijack method to hack Privateer2's windows .exe file to run an external video player. The same should be possible for the other WC games' Windows versions to get remasters done.
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    100% the toolbox already runs on Linux. I don't have any windows PCs anymore. I am extremely interested in an MVE encoder. The two resolutions it will need to support are: 320x165 - For cutscenes from movies.tre / cdXmovie.tre (Assuming someone wanted to make a WC3 engine mod/new game with a new...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I've hacked a copy of Wing Commander 3: Kilrathi Saga using a hex editor so it now only looks for data files from the hard drive (wc3.can instead of wc3.con). I'm investigating hijacking the Xanlib.dll file to support other video codecs. One other thing I think we should look at with the AI...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    Getting modern video codecs into WC3 is simple enough to do with the Kilrathi Saga version of the game. HCL put up a document that explains howto hijack a windows executable and run your own code. WC3 to Win9X patch for changing DOS editions to Win9x requires four wc3music.tre files (the bar...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I've got a 40/20 internet link here. Getting the file out will be fine, the harder thing is getting a readable file. I've already extracted the .BUN from the 3DO cd but I have no way to unpack that and get out the individual files. if HCL could jump in, we could get this solved pretty quickly...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I'll see what else I can dig up in terms of game footage. I also have access to the 3DO copy of the game. Might be able to get another source of video to cross reference with the PSX clips.
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    This is one of the promo shots. I can only assume the entire game was originally rendered in this resolution and then compressed down. I know there's more pictures out there. These are from IMDB. But I've seen others. There's a promo catalog that's on the Privateer CD that has more...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    Can you enhance the AI algorithm by inserting keyframes? E.g say you were to photoshop some of the images to provide a higher-resolution source material. Can the algorithm blend those enhancements into the video? (from the Youtube clip one of the obvious things is the glyphs on the Emperor's...
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    Wing Commander 1 (KS/WCDX) Loader & Voice Over Mod

    Do you want the Super Wing Commander Macintosh speech files? IIRC those are in RIFF format and are easy as pie to dump as wav. No conversion artifacts either.
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    WC1 Speech Mod Marches Through Vega Sector (April 9, 2020)

    Has he tried the Super Wing Commander Macintosh audio files? They're pretty easy to extract. Happy to provide them if they want to test.
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    What's great about these is they really help bridge the gap from Wing Commander 2's art style to Wing Commander 3. It looks like Wing 3 started out by extending WC2's visual style and then they've made a decision to turn down the lighting and make the ship look darker. I also like how the Hangar...
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    HD Landing Clips Offer a Thrilling Look at the Tri-System (November 11, 2019)

    This is why I've always wanted access to the Wing Commander 3 original art files. I actually have a working SGI O2 machine at home with Power Animator...
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    WC Uprez Unity3d Doodle! (Heavy GIF Use, Mobile Users Beware!)

    That wasn't on a game console, that was a PSVR headset running on a Linux desktop PC (razer laptop with eGPU). Offically Godot supports Xbone, but hasn't got support for PS4 unless you go through one of the commercial Godot ports.
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    WC Uprez Unity3d Doodle! (Heavy GIF Use, Mobile Users Beware!)

    On Godot I'd add, that in about 30 seconds I had a VR compatible game scene running (on a PSVR headset no less) and in about 20 minutes I had a Concordia model, a cockpit that you could look around in VR, a flyable ship, and some space ship models imported and working.
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