Wing Commander editor extraordinaire HCl has struck again with an amazing upgrade to Prophecy. It has been tested with Direct3D and Glide in 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024, but should work at most resolutions in theory. You can download the Prophecy High-Res Patch (only 730 k) and view some screenshots here. He also has other neat tools such as the WC Movie Viewer and Secret Ops High-Res patch. What will he think of next? (actually he's working on a WC1 high res patch) HCl's editing site at wcrevival.de is one of several cool places to be for cutting edge tools and tweaks in the WC editing community. If you've developed something that you'd like to share, let us know! I can't wait to introduce high res WCP to my Wing Commander students.
Time to play through the game again!
On the subject of really cool patches, Jonathan Scobbie has been up to some fine work as well. Back in January a patch for fixing the speed issues with Privateer 2 Deluxe was also posted on HCl's website. From the readme file:
This patches the windows version of Privateer 2 to make it playable on modern computers. Just copy the EXE to the P2 install folder and run it in a DOS box (so you can see the output)
Currently the UI and space combat is patched. A few parts are still fast, but only the audio is affected, its 100% playable now! Check Mario's site for updates.
The patch can be downloaded here (2.2KB, scroll to bottom).
Just thinking about this picture makes me motion sick for some reason. I'm not quite sure if Hawk is about to pull out his knife and kill that girl or bow and ask her to dance.