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    WC3 Neutron Gun stats and possible errors

    Thp made an extractor for P2 relatively recently but it doesn't seem to pull out any info on where or how the game stores gun values https://www.wcnews.com/chatzone/threads/privateer-2-editing-and-extracting.25122/page-5 . The tools there let you extract images, sprites, sound files, text data...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    The DVD has both versions.... But for whatever reason defaults the the "censored" European edit. You can get the other version to play by swapping the file names.
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    WC2 Cinematics reverse-engineering thread

    Because of the way Dosbox works, it just doesn't end up producing the most ideal playing experience. Slowing the game appropriately for the cutscenes often makes the game itself too slow or janky. Also not everyone is adept at figuring out dosbox and GOG's prepackaged games aren't always...
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    WC3 Neutron Gun stats and possible errors

    A lot of these stats have no relation to each other. They should just be listed as whatever the source says they are. Internal stats are pretty much just arbitrary units and are only useful in comparing how each gun or missile compares within that particular game. There's a lot of impulse...
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    Which commodities are available in Privateer 1?

    https://www.wcnews.com/wcpedia/Privateer_Commodity_Prices
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    See How WC2 Concept Cockpits Stack Up (March 20, 2021)

    I can't say with any certainty that it's the reason, but mirroring the hand for a double gripped control probably meant doubling the hand assets. I don't know it that would warrant completely removing both, but it's possible if they were that hard up for disk space.
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    WC3, 4, and Prophecy (including the US releases) all have German and French text in the games. All the UI info and other text including subtitles should be able to be switched to French and this should include the movies. For Prophecy specifically, you would go to the game directory and then...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    The numbering of the videos should still line up but there's a totally different way that the PC version indexes the videos vs the PSX version. The MVE files in the PC version include all alternate parts of the video vs the PSX version that has every video portion a separate file. Where the...
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    WC4 Remake

    It's also a case of hardware finally getting up to speed with decoding video fast enough. h265 is pretty essential in making it possible to stream 4k because it keeps the data sizes below the limits of the average person's bandwidth. The tradeoff though is that it's more CPU/GPU intensive than...
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    History of Privateer 3

    Paul Hughes once told me that the engine that eventually became Starlancer started off intended for use on a Privateer 3. I have no idea what version that would have been, and even if it was a P3 project I imagine it would have been so early in development that it really wouldn't count. If...
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    Wing Commander 3 as Seen From the 21st Century (February 22, 2021)

    I wasn't originally interested but after a year of free gamepass ultimate I've been able to try a ton of games I wouldn't have bothered with otherwise. Some are fairly basic indie games that are great for 10 - 15 minute gaming sessions. Others are ones I didn't want to pay full price for but...
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    How can I download all Wing Commander cutscenes?

    From which games? https://www.wcnews.com/holovids/
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    Wing Commander Prophecy: Secret Ops Model Update Pack

    I don't remember specifically how the WCP patch handles subtitles but they aren't actually handled by the DVD video player since the subs aren't in the actual DVD files. They game has to read the subs from the gamefiles themselves. There's some kind of passthrough happening for the subs to...
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    WC3 Win95 Patch

    Wasn't the patch almost literally just replacing the dos EXE with the KS one anyway?
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    The only thing that really smoothed out the playback of the Prophecy dvd footage in my intial tests was to double the frame rate when doing the initial deinterlacing basically unfolding the fields side by side (which is basically the default for QTGMC anyway). . You do end up with duplicated...
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    Wing Commander Toolbox

    DATA.DAT is the disk image(s). You should be able to open/extract files from it relatively easily. You can even straight up change the DAT extension to ISO and open it in windows explorer or a different disk image reader
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    Check This, Mate (November 25, 2020)

    Rosie technically only says "check." Maniac chimes in with a joke at Hunter's expense near as I can tell, though it's not clear if he actually thinks it's a checkmate. Regardless, Polanski might still have recognized that it was hopeless to continue the game for him and just conceded. (you...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    There's a few issues with using that as source on top of trying to counteract the softness of almost all of the P2 videos. It has youtube compression (bad) as well as it wasn't deinterlaced correctly (bad). Botched Deinterlacing artifacts and combing also seem to make edge detection really...
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    Epic Find: 35mm Wing Commander (October 9, 2020)

    a "reel" actually refers to how much film is on a standard reel (1000ft) though in more modern parlance "reels" are actually double reels of about 2000ft and the average movie uses about 5 double reels. (you get about 11 min of footage per single reel). The WC movie is about 100 minutes...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    WC3 was tape IIRC (probably a Beta format of some sort) though they experimented with film a bit IIRC. The way they filmed though, the SGI machines were pumping the backgrounds directly into the feed so the director and actors could look on the monitors and see them on the sets as they filmed...
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