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.
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.
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:
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:
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: