As exciting as high quality models can be, occasionally eager Wing Commander modders need relatively low quality objects to make their games run smoothly. Cyberion has helped with this a bit by creating a low poly Razor light fighter. The model is available in this compact 150 k zip in both 3DS and LWO formats. Models with and without guns are also included. If this sounds familiar, that's good (you've been following the news!). This is actually a new design that's distinct from Cyberion's old Razor or the new high quality one in work.
Recently I was working on a high poly version of Razor. When some mod developers saw it, I was asked again to produce low poly one. So I did. Didn't have time or will to work on the textures, so it's up to the mod devs to texture this baby. The model with guns has 1496 polies, the model without guns has 1096 polies. As you can see: 400 polies difference. I doubt that with the modern technologies it will make much difference, however I just got used to offering options.
The year is coming to a close, and Origin is headed to a new building! This issue of Point of Origin continues to report on the EA purchase and now on plans to move to the building most people remember as Origin HQ. It's also now clear that four products are shooting for the Christmas deadline: Strike Commander, ORIGIN FX, Ultima Underworld 2 and Serpent Isle. Will they make it?
A very special thanks to Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum for making this resource available and to Electronic Arts for sending them to him in the first place!
- In Print has all the latest from the media. First is the results of last issue's European PR event: "Jennie says that they were all particularly impressed with Privateer and ORIGIN FX Screen Saver." Then there's good news from the December issue of Games Magazine: "Underworld and Wing 2 both make the famous 'Games 100' list. Last year, Wing 1 won Best New Action/Arcade Game and U6 also made the list. 'WCII is edge-of-the-seat, role-playing, space battle action,' the editors write." And finally -- wing Commander 2, Big in Slovenia: "Wing Commander I & II Deluxe Editions get nice mentions in PC entertainment in an article on CD games. Thomas McDonald says, 'The quality and reputation of ORIGIN's Wing Commander games are beyond reproach.' Maybe that's why Wing 2 is still #13 on the Slovenian Entertainment Chart. (Absolutely true.)"
- More From the Road... has more stories from Origin's traveling salesmen. At Walden Software, "Store managers said they're eagerly awaiting Privateer's arrival next year." There's also good news from Josha, a major distributor: "Anita says they were curious about Underworld 2 and think Privateer will be a good seller."
- Misc... reports on Origin FX spam - anyone have one of these? "Info on Strike, UW2, Serpent and ORIGIN FX will be going out to 100,000 EA PC users and 75,000 ORIGIN PC users (culled from our respective registration card databases)."
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 27 - November 6, 1992
Big Changes in the Library
Bio: Mike Sims
News from the Human Resources
More from the Road...
Dear Point Man
Comings and Goings