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    Aug

    odvs_enhanced5t.jpgWe've posted a number of fancy video packages this year that feature the enhanced cutscenes ODVS has managed to create. We're careful to not refer to it as just "upscaling" since actual bits of new data are being added to create detail where none existed before. How is this accomplished and what are the limits? What do we mean by saying it's run through an AI routine? ODVS explains all this and more in a new article. You can learn about modern computerized neural networks and all the work ODVS does to manually pre-process the footage before he can turn the crank here.

    GIGO – QUALITY IS KING

    In my case, I use a Neural Net-trained application called Topaz Labs Video Enhance AI. The application has been loaded with several AI models that can be applied to source materials of various quality with varying results.

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    Almost as a case-in-point of why “Artificial Intelligence” is a misleading term, the
  • 07

    Aug

    Christian Klein posted some cool pictures of a Wing Commander box, and I thought this one was definitely worth sharing. There are many variants of the original "black box" Wing Commander, and most fans are familiar with the Deluxe Edition (with expansions) that come in a blue box. This particular copy, however, is the Software Toolworks Deluxe Edition that comes in a black box on CD! I added a copy of the blue floppy version for comparison. Most of the internal contents will be pretty familiar, but the CD holder itself is a pretty cool artifact! It's by no means the only version of the original game on CD, but many of those are part of other exotic compilations or OEM releases. Check out more of Christian's finds on Twitter.

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  • 06

    Aug

    Hi-Yo, Centurion!

    Here's a fun sketch from Simon James on Instagram. It features a bounty hunter behind the green screen of a comm VDU. It almost looks like he's artistically chosen to jazz up the eyewear as a Lone Ranger-style mask. I always figured they were just sunglasses, but either way, they're definitely there to convey a certain look! If you like this one, you can find more of his art here.

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    A quick one... portrait of a bounty hunter that'd appear in your comms in Wing Commander: Privateer - my first space game.
  • 04

    Aug

    CONSOLE Summer Event: The Annual Lohlunat Festival returns with all your favorite activities! Command the Risian Weather Control Vessel! Participating in any of the Summer Events will Grant progress towards the all new Risian Weather Control Vessel [T6] ship! Earning a total of 20 Daily Progress will allow players to claim a Risian Weather Control Vessel [T6] Once this starship is obtained by any character on your account, all of the characters on your account will be able to claim the Risian Weather Control Vessel [T6] from the Account Claim tab within the Event Store (in the Event Tab of the Mission Journal). For more information, please visit the “Command the Risian Weather Control Vessel!” blog at: Command the Risian Weather Control Vessel! | Star Trek Online The Summer Event Store has been updated with all new prizes to earn. All of the following new store

  • 04

    Aug

    It's been quite a while since Klavs has shown off a new Sabre, but he's back in the cockpit and taking another crack at it now. At this point the design is still in the pre-texture phase, but the spaceframe is already quite solid and the fighter is looking well equiped with its particle cannons, neutron guns and healthy complement of missiles. The nifty version with landing gear deployed also reveals several internal bays for additional ordnance!

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    Re-kajiggering a lot of the old models, to optimize things and maybe make them a bit more realistic by relying more on texturing than all the overly-chunkified modeling I did to make them look better as 3d printed models. In many cases I'm having to re-model them from scratch, but thems are the breaks. Pretty happy with the Sabre's overall configuration, and she can even carry 6 torpedoes!

    Klavs doesn't just make Wing Commander ships either. He recently put

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