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  1. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes Shares Background Concepts (October 17, 2021)

    Yes, I made the top Right and bottom Left. A long time ago. Done in 3DS Studio.
  2. Michael Paul Cottam

    Very Nice WC Collection Gets Even Bigger (September 7, 2021)

    WOW, Dennis, your a star! You can put me in your collection.
  3. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    This was taken the very same time. This is Jasper, he was always with me.
  4. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    A cat was my cat, he was called Jasper. He came to the office quite often.
  5. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    Yes, that is how Privateer 2 THE DARKENING started. Listening to that every 30 min.
  6. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    There has been another story going around for 25 years. The one when I was said to throw my monitor down the stairs of that 3-bedroom house. It was not quite like that. Most weekends I took the computer and monitor to my home or to Cardiff where my wife to be lived. I worked during the night...
  7. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    Shit, I can still remember the lines.....
  8. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    So, you’re hungry, I could have told you that!
  9. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    We started making that game in a very, very small room inside a graphic studio that belonged to another company. Just three or four of us at first. Nick and Phil played a Robin Hood TV show constantly; I can still remember the music intro. We made the first trailer to sell the game idea to...
  10. Michael Paul Cottam

    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    After drinking a bottle of whisky that Erin Roberts gave me I went to see my wife (to be) parents the next morning; it did not go well. I'm still telling stories of that party night. I remember Phil beating me up in the blow-up boxing ring for way too long, he enjoyed that... Running through...
  11. Michael Paul Cottam

    Too old for Birthdays - Has been wingman.

    My birthday today (57), but the WC CIC system on this site forgot. Haha. That's what you get for saving you guys in so many space battles over so many years. I know I'm an expensive wingman but having to buy my own birthday cake is low.
  12. Michael Paul Cottam

    Just Joined Your Site

    My agent called and said "Do you want to be an Art Director in India"? yes, ok. They knew Paul from doing work with his company.
  13. Michael Paul Cottam

    Just Joined Your Site

    Went the same way as many other starters. Haha.
  14. Michael Paul Cottam

    New face Icon!

    Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!
  15. Michael Paul Cottam

    New face Icon!

    I found an image of me in Privateer II the Darkening, it is now my face icon! Are people still picking me for my pilot skills?
  16. Michael Paul Cottam

    26th Anniversary - WC and Privateer Work

    It is now 26 years since I visited Origin in Texas and helped Paul Steed make Wing Commander 3 space ship models using the Origin EOR modeler. Soon after I went back to the UK and started making models for Privateer II the Darkening. EOR was hard and later we used 3D Studio and Animator Pro to...
  17. Michael Paul Cottam

    Starlancer

    26 years since I visited Origin in Texas and helped Paul Steed make Wing Commander 3 space ship models using the Origin EOR modeler. Soon after that I went back to the UK and started making models for Privateer the Darkening. EOR was hard and later we used 3D Studio and Animator Pro to make...
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