Aaron Thomas has begun work to revamp a number of key models in the WC4 Homeworld 2 mod. His first design is a cleaner take on the Concordia class carrier. These shots reveal the improved body wither sharper textures and better lighting. Newer engines, weapons and subsystems are not yet visible. The interiors look particularly good already, and it's possible the Aaron will be further improving the main hull textures as Homeworld modding technology improves.
After I played the Mod the other day after almost 6 months, it pissed me off how shabby the ships looked. To me Wing Commander was always a game that broke ground, and a very important part of that was the graphics. With the HW2 engine being beefed up like avathar mentioned, I thought I'd take a whack at some high-res stuff in game.
The bridge and main engine block are still grayed-out, and the turrets are going to be completely redone. The rest is running smooth. The carrier will be hollow like in the pictures below, and the Hellcat and Thunderbolts will add to the detail only once you build medium fighter bays and heavy fighter bays respectively. This way you can visually tell the carrier's threat level.
Here's a big document for the obsessive fan to check through: a twenty page chart listing every one of Wing Commander Prophecy's comm messages. An internal file name and a short description are provided for each -- are they all in the game? "WHY WON'T ANYBODY HELP US!!! THE BRIDGE IS ON FIRE!!!!! YYAAAAAAAAA!!!"
Whole Comms List
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Project: Wing Commander Prophecy
Donated By: Billy Cain