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    Updated WC3 Excalibur Cinematic Model Print

    Not just yet, been partly busy with other projects and some vacation time, and still need to build up the detail panels. I might not print them myself, but I want to fix them so they're a part of the model, rather than the current blank spots. I did manage to print a stand for it in the...
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    Updated WC3 Excalibur Cinematic Model Print

    The 3D model is currently a mess of assembly structures and supports, but drawings I can absolutely do. :D Fully orthogonal, instead of those odd perspective renders we've had for so long. The second side view has the near tail and missile bay moved and flipped around to show their...
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    Updated WC3 Excalibur Cinematic Model Print

    Oh, the Shapeways one was just an earlier version of this same model that I uploaded almost ten years ago now. That one had no panel lines, and really rough details for the engines and guns, so those are all new. The model itself is a project going on about twenty years for me at this point...
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    Updated WC3 Excalibur Cinematic Model Print

    Hey folks, I figured I'd drop an update on this project after all this time. The pandemic gave me a lot of time to work from home, so it was a big opportunity to let my printer operate in the background. I didn't want to necro any old print threads, or derail someone else's, but if any mods...
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    3D Printed Starfighters

    Apologies for the super-necro, I thought I'd check in to see how things are progressing lately. I only vaguely follow the changes going on with Shapeways, so I don't know if there had been any amazing breakthroughs or breakdowns with regards to the existing models. I did want to post an update...
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    3D Printed Starfighters

    The model was actually built straight from the planform views in the WC3 documentation. They're not true plans, but they worked well enough. I upped the polygon count significantly for this model, but it's small enough that it might not have mattered. Finish is actually not terribly rough...
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    3D Printed Starfighters

    So, a friend of mine linked me here due to a project I started fiddling with. I just decided to dig into the possibilities with Shapeways recently, and figured I'd try something easy to start with and see how the materials work. Cue me digging through old game models I had, and I found my old...
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    Wing Commander Games and Windows XP - A Summary

    Really.. hm. Well, I've gotten WC1 and WC2 to work with a few tweaks, I'm just mainly thinking of the KS version of WC3. Were there any stories of freezing due to movie sequences in Win95/98? There is one thing that caught my attention once when the KS WC3 froze.. the cd drive seemed to be...
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    Wing Commander Games and Windows XP - A Summary

    Hmm.. I keep dreaming that EA will realize the cash cow they have on their hands, and release a complete WC compilation, with at least the 5 main WC titles. Not likely, but a nice dream. :) I guess the big thing to try now would be patching the KS exe's to get them working in XP, but with...
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    Wing Commander Games and Windows XP - A Summary

    It does work, but it's very awkward to do unfortunately, since you will roll and change speed as long as you hold the button down.. ie, you can't maneuver and afterburn at the same time as long as you stay in mouse flight mode. In WC1, I remember using the mouse in one hand, and having the...
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    Wing Commander Games and Windows XP - A Summary

    Yep, I've done that before, unfortunately it didn't have any effect on whether the game crashes or not. I just thought it was interesting to note that the KS WCIII will run with the old disks from the dos version, and that the interlacing was not part of the movies to begin with. It just seems...
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