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Michael Paul Cottam

Space Marshal
This was one of the blue screen shots I did for Privateer 2 the Darkening. Clive talking to his doctor. With compositing, depth of field and animation this turned out well.

Filmed at Pinewood studios near London.

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Whistler

Commodore
I just rewatched that scene after landing on Crius again for the first time lol. Pleasure seeing a "behind-the-scences" shot just after I saw the in-game movie.
 

AD

Finder of things, Doer of stuff
This was one of the blue screen shots I did for Privateer 2 the Darkening. Clive talking to his doctor. With compositing, depth of field and animation this turned out well.

Filmed at Pinewood studios near London.

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I had to rewatch this scene. I'm not sure I really noticed the ship taking off before. I love this kind of behind the scenes stuff! Also, the videos in the P2 game are pretty low res. I'd love to get ahold of the original tapes you guys mastered this stuff on... Then we could make a high res P2 patch.
 

Michael Paul Cottam

Space Marshal
I had to rewatch this scene. I'm not sure I really noticed the ship taking off before. I love this kind of behind the scenes stuff! Also, the videos in the P2 game are pretty low res. I'd love to get ahold of the original tapes you guys mastered this stuff on... Then we could make a high res P2 patch.
The Devil is in the detail AD.

I've never seen that stuff either.

I don't think I have any other old stuff to show. I only had art I worked on at home. Work I did to catch up with deadlines. I worked 24 / 7 back then.

Soon you guys will see my new stuff! Then you will be talking. Watch this space.
 

capi3101

Rear Admiral
Here's a question: the opening sequence of P2 (the one where the Canera crashes into the spaceport on Crius), you wouldn't happen to have a digital version of that laying around anywhere, would you (or perhaps you know somebody who does)?
 

Michael Paul Cottam

Space Marshal
Here's a question: the opening sequence of P2 (the one where the Canera crashes into the spaceport on Crius), you wouldn't happen to have a digital version of that laying around anywhere, would you (or perhaps you know somebody who does)?
Sorry, most of the stuff I posted on this forum was found on the web. I only had a few images of work I did at home. I have nothing else to show of the good old days.

That said, there is something wonderful coming next. You guys will love it.
 

Tanith

Spaceman
We need more details on this top secret project!
Not even a hint?
I really loved the original WC, big fan of games back in those days.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
We need more details on this top secret project!
Not even a hint?
I really loved the original WC, big fan of games back in those days.
Welcome to the CIC :) You might be pleased to know you can legally download and replay the original WC from this very site.

Sorry, most of the stuff I posted on this forum was found on the web. I only had a few images of work I did at home. I have nothing else to show of the good old days.

That said, there is something wonderful coming next. You guys will love it.
Most intriguing, do keep us in the loop.
 
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Tanith

Spaceman
I would buy another WC type game, all I've found close are a couple of free-to-play games available on Steam.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
I would buy another WC type game, all I've found close are a couple of free-to-play games available on Steam.
Me too, it's a shame no similar games can give the same experience. The ones on steam just don't do it for me.
You guys are aware of the forthcoming behemoth of a game from Chris Roberts right? :) Probably a stupid question, but soon, you'll want for a Wing Commander style game no more!
 

Michael Paul Cottam

Space Marshal
You guys are aware of the forthcoming behemoth of a game from Chris Roberts right? :) Probably a stupid question, but soon, you'll want for a Wing Commander style game no more!
I remember making Privateer 2 the Darkening around the same time as Wing Commander 3 and the Wing Commander movie was being made. Was that a mistake and did we fail? This has no relation to the "Top Secret Project", but worth a thought.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
I remember making Privateer 2 the Darkening around the same time as Wing Commander 3 and the Wing Commander movie was being made. Was that a mistake and did we fail? This has no relation to the "Top Secret Project", but worth a thought.
You certainly didn't fail, I can't comment on whether or not it was a mistake to release the title around the same time as WC3 as I don't know anything about P2's sales figures. What I will say is that it's a terrific game and a worthy addition to the series (even if not a Wing Commander game by title) - some of us were perhaps disappointed that Privateer 2 wasn't a follow-on to events in the Gemini sector in P1 (and generally didn't have much to do with the Wing Commander Universe) - but it wasn't a failure, I think what the guys above are saying is that they want a brand new Wing Commander style game.
 
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