It's not very often that we hear from people who worked on Privateer 2 (at least people credited for it), but Jan Brockmann sent us this note:
I wish I could put up a thumbnail but Acrobat Reader has some kind of screenshot protection thing. If I figure out a way around it, I'll put one up later. But for now you can grab the PDF here. You need Acrobat Reader 5 to view the file. It's quite a bulky file, so we'll see if we can shrink it down soon.
I found something that be may be of interest for you. While working for EA Germany (from 1995-2001), I've spend nearly 3 month (in late '96) in Manchester working on the German localization of Privateer 2 - The Darkening. On my very last day in the office I was able to get my hands on a large page containing 4 pieces of conceptional artwork and every team member signed it for me. I thought I lost this page years ago, but I was wrong.
I scanned it yesterday and compiled it in pdf format.
It weights 17 megs, is in full color and has a resolution of 450 dpi.
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One Month To Party Time!
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French Promotional Booklet Beautifully Highlights Wing Commander
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