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    Prophecy Cutscene can only see part of image

    Can you walk us through what you did to get the game running in the first place? Did you have the various upgrade packs working correctly with the DVD videos before trying to swap to the upscaled ones? Which patches did you use and in which order did you install them? EDIT: I should ask, is...
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    anyone interested in "no cockpit" version of Privateer 1?

    Cool! Are you using Kilrathi Saga as a base to basically port this feature over to Privateer? Either way this is a neat acheivement. I'm partial to cockpits myself but Privateer does have what feels like some of the most limited visibility (at least in the tarsus).
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    I don't want to dismiss video quality improvements yet either, but the audio is something we definitely would love to have. I did some digging and the previous sample I posted was actually from the 3DO demo and not from the game itself. The demo seems to use the PCs compression where the...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    Replying to a bit of an old post here.... I dug up an update from a long time ago that confirms some of what we knew about the 3DO files. The color depth is definitely slightly less than the PSX version, however that may not be where the 3DO videos would be of the most interest...
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    What do you HATE (or at least dislike) in each Wing Commander game?

    A lot of this is more grown-up us revisiting something we're overly familiar with. The problem with Tolwyn, even back when it came out, was that the marketing for the game completely spoils the fact that He's a traitor. However the game is toying with a much more conventional storytelling...
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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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