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Over the past several months, Sizer, our lead model and texture artist has been VERY hard at work recreating our Mon Calamari Shipyards and he's created a masterpiece. You'll also find our release date in this article, too!

Posted by FW:ToW_Sushi on Jun 29th, 2011

By: Sizer


Way back in the fall of 2010, when I was still reveling in the new-found glory of being a member of the FW:ToW team, Sushi approached me and asked me if I'd be interested in re-working Kuat Drive Yards and Mon Calamari Shipyards. I sort of soiled my pants a bit and ignored that request for a month or two (sorry Sush... stuff's downright terrifying). Eventually, I got comfortable enough to actually start working on them. You've all seen the models for both KDY and MCSY. I did them, and I was relieved.

Kuat Drive Yards
Kuat Drive Yards

Mon Calamari Shipyards
Mon Calamari Shipyard WIP


But then time went on and they weren't getting used... because there were no textures. And our team at the time was horribly short on texture artists (We still are by the way, if you're interested, drop me a line). It was around this time I decided to man up and teach myself how to texture. You've all seen the results of that.

T-Wing:
T-Wing Interceptor

Corellian Patrol Boat:
Corellian Patrol Ship

Strike Cruiser:
New Strike Cruiser


All the while, I was VERY aware of the monumental task that awaited me - the two shipyard sets I'd designed months prior. Eventually, I just gave up and started working on MCSY. Over the month or so I've been working on it, the most common word to come out of my mouth has been

"LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINES"

Because, well, lines. Lines and lines and lines and lines. Straight lines, angular lines, lines that make your head go WUT. All hand drawn. But in the end it's been worth it, because I've been able to bring you all THIS -

The new Mon Calamri Shipyards
The new Mon Calamri Shipyards
The new Mon Calamri Shipyards
The new Mon Calamri Shipyards

For those of you that were looking for our new confirmed release date it is:

December 15th 2011

As always any comments, suggestions or questions are always welcomed!
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ChadaFACE
ChadaFACE Jun 29 2011, 9:00pm says:

You all ruined my summer

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EAFSAgamemnon
EAFSAgamemnon Jun 29 2011, 9:02pm replied:

hay put it this way. GO OUT SIDE AND PLAY!! then when it winter you can play all you want.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:16pm replied:

Agreed!

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:16pm replied:

We're hoping for an open beta in, roughly, 4 months. Full release on December 15th. Sorry about ruining your summer :(

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Boozman
Boozman Jun 29 2011, 9:06pm says:

Looking forward to the release :)

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:16pm replied:

Thank you!

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alenoguerol
alenoguerol Jun 29 2011, 9:20pm says:

December 15th 2011?
omg so much months to wait D;

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:16pm replied:

Open Beta in roughly 4 months. So not /that/ bad!

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Lutherian90
Lutherian90 Jun 29 2011, 10:02pm says:

I've been waiting for this mod for years. I think I can wait until December.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:16pm replied:

Thank ya!

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Bouma
Bouma Jun 29 2011, 10:04pm says:

December 15th, on the last day of SWG.
Actually, EA contacted us to ask not to release the game before, as SWTOR should be out, and didn't want us to be a competition. Especially that the Space Combat in SWTOR will be quite boring.


Of course i'm joking.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 29 2011, 11:17pm replied:

Hehehe >:D

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Melik
Melik Jun 30 2011, 3:20am says:

**** yeah
Thats my birthday
Best present ever ^^ thx

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 8:53am replied:

Woot. That's awesome. :D

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alphaflight83
alphaflight83 Jun 30 2011, 3:47am says:

I'm really looking forward to December 15th.
(Hopefully i will have found my Freelancer disc till then ;)
Btw: great work on the shipyards.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 8:53am replied:

If you can't find it, follow this link to see where you can get it: The-starport.net

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Dnst
Dnst Jun 30 2011, 7:05am says:

I think I am the only one that thought this game would not come out before 2012. All the work that has been done in the past months is really above the ordinary, development seems to being accelerated, and even if you won't hit this deadline (you wouldn't be the first game-project) nobody could blame you. Thanks for your dedication to your work.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 8:54am replied:

Thanks for the kudos!

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Jun 30 2011, 7:33am says:

Great news and great textures. Btw at least try and release it December 1st, its my bday :P

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 8:54am replied:

Hehehe. We're going for open beta in 4 months then full release. So you may get your wish.

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romanius24
romanius24 Jun 30 2011, 8:49am says:

the best freelancer mod is right here :)

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 8:55am replied:

There are many good Freelancer mods. We strive to be the best Star Wars Freelancer mod, though ;)

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Elementalist
Elementalist Jun 30 2011, 11:10am says:

Wait, so... Am I the only one whose going to point out that, for a fairly recently self-taught texturer, that is INCREDI-TASTIC WORK??

Amazing job on the shipyards. Clearly the Force is strong with this one. Were you able to turn off your targeting computer for that one? :P

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 12:12pm replied:

Ya, Sizer is an integral component to the team.

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Aragost
Aragost Jun 30 2011, 11:18am says:

omg can't wait!

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 12:12pm replied:

Good! :D Neither can we

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jun 30 2011, 12:19pm says:

Heh Sizer, I feel your pain, I avoided doing texture work for the longest time, especially with our mod using the BF2 engine which is infamously fiddly to work with for texturing, but like you, I had to man up and get some texture work in to fill the gap in the dev skill set.

You've done some cracking work here, and that textured Mon Cal shipyard looks fantastic. Nice job.

Also great news on the release date. I look forward to it.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jun 30 2011, 12:21pm replied:

Many thanks, Talon!

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Boomer101
Boomer101 Jul 1 2011, 3:03am says:

Awesome... now, where did I left this Freelancer-CD ? :D

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u-raptor
u-raptor Jul 3 2011, 6:08am says:

Cool, cant wait for all the LIIIIIIIIINNNNEEEESSSSS! lol

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FW:ToW_Currican
FW:ToW_Currican Jul 6 2011, 4:50pm replied:

Sizer dreams in linear format XD

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Sizer
Sizer Jul 6 2011, 5:28pm replied:

There's quite a sad amount of truth to that statement.

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Natasmai
Natasmai Jul 20 2011, 12:56pm says:

This mod looks amazing guys! I Haven't played Freelancer is forever, looks like that is going to soon change =)

I was a long-time member of the ToW community back in the day, and was wondering whether the fighter flight style was like that in ToW, or will it continue to use Freeworlds?

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi Jul 20 2011, 6:34pm says:

Much more similar to ToW

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