Freeworlds: Tides of War is a fan built Star Wars total conversion mod for Digital Anvil's Freelancer game that was released several years ago. When fans began to make mods for Freelancer, one of the many things people were keen on seeing was a Freelancer mod based on the Star Wars universe developed by George Lucas. Freeworlds and Tides of War were the answer to this outcry. The development team of both mods have now joined forces to create an epic new Star Wars TC, Freeworlds: Tides of War.

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The graphic design team has been incredibly busy over the past few weeks providing the finishing touches to many of our models

Posted by FW:ToW_Sushi on Oct 4th, 2010


We have been extremely lucky of late to have an influx of such high quality modellers/texturists on the team.  With such talent, we decided to make another look at our shiplist and revamp some of the models we thought needed some love.  If you've been following this mod in the past few months, you've seen the incredible contributions from Kalo, Dr. Knickers and Lord X.  This news piece showcases the brilliant pieces of art completed by Sizer.

The first ship up to be redone was our I7 Howlrunner.  The model we originally had fit the schematic seen below completely


That being said, we felt as a development team that the model itself was a little bland.  Similarly to what we did with the E-Wing, we let Sizer used some of his artistic creativity and make the model much more pleasing to the eye.

New Models

 

New Models

 

As you can see the little bit of detailing and altering to the model really put it in line with some of our more stunning ships.

After seeing this fabulous work of art, I asked Sizer to take a look at our T-Wing.  It was in the same boat as the I7 Howlrunner; canon model but bland. 


Given the same artistic freedom he used with the I7, Sizer created this:
 

New Models
New Models

 

The Corellians have Sizer to thank for the wonderful remodelling of their core fighters!

And, saving the best for last, Sizer also went to work on our Escort Carrier.  I was so pleased with the results!
Using this boring schematic:


Sizer created this:

New Models

 

New Models

 

As you can see, the graphic design team is absolutely top notch and we all are lucky to have them devote their time and efforts on this mod.

The last thing that I wanted to show our loyal fans was regarding a new infocard system. For those of you unfamiliar with Freelancer, infocards contain statistics about the vessel as well as background information regarding the development and purpose of the ship.  Currian, our lead infocard writer, has really gone above and beyond my expectations with the creation of some of the most informative and interesting infocards I've seen in Freelancer.  As well, with Adoxa's hack, he's created a very user friendly system which divides the information into background and technical specifications.  Below is a video demonstration of the new infocard system:


As always any comments, suggestions or questions are always welcomed!
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Waffleking
Waffleking Oct 4 2010, 2:23am says:

this looks really good, as always :-)

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Oct 4 2010, 5:06am says:

OMFG T-WING!!! Love the detail on those ships.

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micky123
micky123 Oct 4 2010, 5:08am says:

They look awesome... god job (Y) :D

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cygna
cygna Oct 4 2010, 5:58am says:

Great ships, but can anyone do the Defiant out of DS9, would love to fly that ship. cheers

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Akaga
Akaga Oct 4 2010, 8:58am replied:

Fuuuuuuuuu, Star Trek queers xD

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Oct 4 2010, 12:55pm replied:

This is a Star Wars mod so you won't see that here, lol. But thanks for the kind words.

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first299
first299 Oct 4 2010, 6:15am says:

can you land fighters on the esquort Carrier because it is a Carrier

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Oct 4 2010, 12:55pm replied:

yes, you will be able to

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Oct 4 2010, 8:18am says:

Pure Awesomeness !!!

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Akaga
Akaga Oct 4 2010, 8:54am says:

Escort Carriers for the win x)
Love those thingys^^
Always built them in SW:Rebellion

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FW:ToW_Currican
FW:ToW_Currican Oct 4 2010, 8:54am says:

@cygna Though I really love that ship, soz cuzz. This is a Star Wars themed mod and we're trying to stick to canon as much as we can with the shiplist.

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TWZCatinHat
TWZCatinHat Oct 4 2010, 1:59pm says:

The models look Great :D

Anyone else think the Escort Carrier looks like a catfish? Does the Escort Carrier bite :p

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Oct 4 2010, 2:13pm replied:

I thought more whale, but I totally see the catfish!

And it might nom on other ships...nom nom nom

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TWZCatinHat
TWZCatinHat Oct 4 2010, 5:17pm replied:

How large is the Escort carrier to the corellian corvette? Would love to see a side by side photo of them :D (maybe next time you do a major update hehe ;) )

also is there any plans or talks in adding in the Corellian Buccaneer or maybe even the FarStar type (extensively modified with a large hangar bay) that maybe could be used as a small carrier?

Love the work your guys are doing, keep it up :)

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Kazinsal
Kazinsal Oct 4 2010, 2:27pm says:

Great to see such wonderful stuff being built for FW:ToW. Can't wait to play it!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 4 2010, 3:35pm says:

Some interesting takes on those fighters, I always feel that with EU material you can take it with a pinch of salt as far as canon details are concerned, and if you can improve on while still keeping the essence of the design? Well why the hell not? If there was ever a ship in need of a bit of redesign love it is the T-Wing and you've done a great job of that, makes it actually look like an interesting ship now. Get on the K-Wing next if that is in your mod because that thing is just Ug-Leee!

Loving your take on the Escort Carrier too, always has looked very uninteresting from schematics in EU source books so it is good to see some new life breathed into the old girl.

Keep this great work coming.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Oct 4 2010, 4:13pm replied:

Thanks, Talon. Your comments and critiques are always welcome here! I'll see if Sizer is willing to try his hand at redoing the K-Wing :)

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generalsol
generalsol Oct 5 2010, 1:47am says:

This is looking great. Hope my computer can handle this mod. Will christmas come early this year!???

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Sienar
Sienar Oct 5 2010, 2:32am says:

I think this as most of all your other updates is amazing. I'm a bit worried that they will be a bit too artistic though, to me I think some of them might have lost part of their original SW feel.

For example, to me the T-wing feels a bit like something between a helicopter and a jet plane. It looks really cool, but I would for example think that maybe making the exhaust ports rounder would be a good idea, similar to a lot of other SW ships. I personally like this pic for reference: Starwars.wikia.com Maybe same for Howlrunner, a bit more strict lines when it comes to the front maybe. Can't really be seen from this angle though.

Know that they will all be completely different once textured so don't take this critisism too seriously. Just wanted to add some viewpoints. ^^ They do really look awesome after all!

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TSP-FriendlyFire
TSP-FriendlyFire Oct 5 2010, 1:40pm replied:

If "original SW feel" means butt-ugly, dated designs, then sign me up for the refreshed look.

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Sienar
Sienar Oct 5 2010, 7:23pm replied:

I was thinking more of a balance of the two. But still, point taken. ^^

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ZeronTR
ZeronTR Oct 5 2010, 5:57pm says:

I like the I7, it looks really good.

The T-Wing however..looks more like a speeder than a fighter. I don't know why you got rid of the wings for the most part, but it really needs them. More circular engines would be nice as well. And the whole back being much smaller than the front really is something completely different than how most SW fighters/ships are.

The Escort Carrier..well, the boxes on the outside don't do much to disguise the plainness of the model, and in fact just highlight it even more.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Oct 5 2010, 6:09pm says:

Interesting, the I7 is the model I like the least out of these redesigns and the T-Wing and Escort Carrier are the takes that I think are more successful, different strokes for different folks I guess.

I see where you're coming from with the T-Wing, the much larger cockpit area does give it a little bit of a speeder feel about it, but I like what they've done there, works for me.

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Tyrranus
Tyrranus Oct 6 2010, 6:09am says:

Amazing modeller!! Can I clone him? :D

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56er
56er Oct 7 2010, 2:46am says:

Wings of the T-wing looks to small....

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Coldfist
Coldfist Nov 16 2010, 5:03am says:

Speaking as someone who as flown Ties for the last 2 years in the old freeworlds, I could totally see myself flying that T-wing.

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