WC Ship Pack For FS2 Available (May 14, 2006)

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Most of our Freespace news lately has related to the WC Saga mod, but Scooby Doo has also recently created a standalone model pack. It includes the Raptor, Excalibur, Ecantona, Kamekh, Goran, Vampire and Piranha. The files are available as .VPs. Scooby refers to these as "finished," but cautions that a few ships may have glitches that keep them from working properly. You can grab the pack here and find more information about how it works at the HLP Forums. Scooby's Piranha has been getting the most attention lately. Here it is in high detail and running in FS2 itself.







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Original update published on May 14, 2006
 
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ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
WOW I made it to CIC :)

Each model is in it's own package (along side a additional package containing common data) The pirhana, crossbow and vampire are the authentic ones, the rest are basically post-prophecy designs/retrofits, a mixture of WC1/2 & 3 and prohecy. The stats are mostly balanced against shivan rather than nepilim (i needed something to playtest with so i just used the existing missions).
I've already got about a half dozen done for the next pack and several in the works. (as of right now I just finished my 21st one the other night)


The package includes:
Ajax - built using the WC3 destroyer http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/ajax1a.jpg

Athena - Started from B5's Artemis http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/athena-5.jpg

Athena http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/aurora-2.jpg

Kamrask - started surprisingly enough from the Voktoth http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/vette.jpg

Excalibur Mk 2 - based off the original http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/Excalibur.jpg

Raptor Mk 2 - based off i think Homeworlds Mod raptor http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/Raptor3.jpg

Vampire - I tried to remain as original as possible, including textures. I wish thrust vectoring was available http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/vampire3a.jpg

Encantona - (misspelled i know, but too late) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/encantona3.jpg

Goran - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/goran.jpg

Bloodfang - based on the wc2 bloodfang http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/bloodfang-2.jpg

bearcat mk2 - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/bearcat2.jpg

Pirhana

Crossbow - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/crossbow-10.jpg

Rapier mk 3 - http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/rapier5.jpg
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
I debated whether or not to add a "1" to the end of the file name when we mirrored the pack. It's very very nice to see lesser-seen ships like the Ecantona or Goran simulated in packs like these. I'm not usually too into original designs personally, but I like your Vampire, Crossbow and so on. When you have the next pack ready, let us know and we can host it here if you'd rather skip rapidshare.
 

Edfilho

Cry some more!
Great work! I liked the Sabre/Herc hybrid :) The Rapier is very pretty, too.
Two little things: Shouldn't the pilots be a tad bigger? I can be wrong, though.
and it's PiraNHa :)

Keep up the good work!
 

ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
Thanks :)

Btw, except for the Vampire and possibly the Pirahna (I think your the first person to catch that :blushes: ), all the pilots are scaled to about 6' tall. Scaling in WC is way off, especially the earlier stuff.... some ships are way too big (the Venture's cockpit for example). In fact you could compete in which humans are bigger, WC or Homeworlds :p


Edfilho, which one are you referring to? The only one I can see a sabre in is the Black Widow (symetric version of CIS Heretic)
 

ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
For those who don't check hardlight, heres a collection of whats to come, these are done and in-game. (BTW, please ignore the framerate, this machine is well outdated)

Thunderbolt Mk 6 Black Op version


Falcon (next gen supriority)[the only time i like a hellcat :-P)


jrathek (i wanted a teardrop cockpit similar to the Wasp, Nial and Starfury)


Demon


Pakriss (Might be suprised this came from the wc3 Bloodfang)


Hornet (no releation with the real Hornet)
using a Phantom as a base


Cobras (based on P2's Tembler) [Essex carrier in the background] (Yes I know it's too bright, but not going to spend another two hours re-rendering it :-P )
 

ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
Heres whats coming in the works.... (Also posting this at hardlight)

Course the Black Widow (aka a symetric CIS Heretic) [it's UVed and ready for texturing as soon as I'm done with my current Saga model)


Just for a change of pace... not really sure I like the results or not..
Could someone find a good "vorlon like" organic texture?


Kriska (yup that was a HHriss) As you can tell, my Kilrathi fighters are aiming for both WC1/2 and 3/4/5, symertic, rounded yet sharp claw like.


Talon Mk2 (something about the lack of main stabilizing wings make it look more like a unsafe dart :p ) [also uv'ed]


Gothhek (still getting detailed) (a Gorthi Grikath stepchild :p )


Unnamed, Suggestions? This one's based off of
. Still needs small stuff (cockpit, guns, engines) , shouldn't take long.


SWACS Seagull (Like seahawk)

(It's only 20m longer than the Venture, and yes that is a correctly scaled cockpit, in fact the entire cockpit area is enough space to house the living quaters of a corvette.)

And finally (so far....)
the Flak Frigate Gilgamesh
 
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ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
After a nights work...

Vindicator Mk 2, less jack-of-all-trades and more specific than the original. I removed the cockpit hull, first attempted to create a new mesh based on the Vampires, but couldn't get lofting to work(don't understand it well enough), so I just used my Excalibur 2's hull and modified it. I removed the upper wing, but it lost it's uniqueness, so I added a new one.
 

ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
A few of updates.

Nimitz is finally in-game, poor things been in niglect for ages.




Black Widow is mostly painted


Formidable Torp destroyer and her unnamed sister ship (started out as the CIS Salvia, not much left though ~~~)


and for some size comparisions
 

Death

gh0d (Administrator)
Minor nitpicks on an otherwise sweet design, Scoob, but a) why the Confed star on the vertical stabilizers, and b) the Kilrathi insignia on the wings should be pointing the other way as if reaching out to impale the unfortunate soul who's attracted the pilot's attention, since the insignia is a set of stylized claws.
 

ScoobyDoo

Rear Admiral
To me it seems if i flip the insignia around it looks like its upside down, not sure why. Maybe it's the way I first saw it and got stuck in my head.

As for the dual logos, most of my non-canon stuff is placed post-Prophecy by at least a decade. I really need a post-Prophecy joint team logo (Confed+Kil+BW). Something along this line http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v356/Shodan_AI/logo.jpg Most of the ships are designed to be reconfigured to handle human or kilrathi pilot (mainly cause I don't have a Kilrathi pilot model :D )
 
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