XWAU: 20th Anniversary!

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XWAU: 20th Anniversary!

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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:43 pm


Happy Anniversary to the X-Wing Alliance Upgrade!!
On this date 20 years ago the XWAU released it's first big update. It was called The Rebel Fighter Patch.
The actual website was around for a little longer but this was the first XWAU milestone you could say.
Many talented people have contributed to the XWAU over the years and 20 years on we are still here!
Because this anniversary seemed too good to pass up the team put together this week of celebration. :D
All of the previews and more I have posted this week are now live and in the Downloads page for you to enjoy.

XWAUP: Crew Quarters Upgrade v1.1
Taking on feedback from the first release I've updated this fun Upgrade with some minor changes.

Ace Azzameen (no relation) has done a little redecorating.
He discovered Olin Garn was playing a prank on him and had reprogrammed Emkay to help!
So he's now replaced the fake Dueling swords with the proper ones that were being hidden by the cheeky pair :D
Ace also obtained a new printer from Fleet Supplies. So he printed out new digital copies of the photographs of Lady Blue and Aeron.
Also he has given the Family Crest a clean and buff to give it a bit of a shine. Plus he hung it straight on the wall this time as it was a little crooked.

New room.jpg

You can see more pictures and discuss this release on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 7&start=70

The Imperial Star Destroyer II v2. Created by General Trageton and Driftwood.
Apart from the standard FG colours is also comes with an amazing custom Errant Venture flightgroup colour!


You can see more pictures in the Showcase section and discuss this release on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 34&t=12857

Effects V.1.1.4. From Blue Max


The latest full stable release from Blue Max with more of his Virtual Reality improvements and wondrous effects.
Some of the new features in this release are:

* Fully-metric and distortion-free SteamVR mode.
* SteamVR Performance Improvements.
* Head Tracking in the Hangar and Concourse.
* Cockpit Shadows/Shadow Mapping.
* Reticle placement in VR.
* SteamVR Mirror Window.
* Wireframe targeting computer mode.
* POV Offsets.

You can see discuss this release on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... &start=210

The Victory II-class Star Destroyer v2. Created by General Trageton
The VSD2, like the VSD1 is a complete remake with a highly detailed model and completely revamped HD textures.


You can see more pictures in the Showcase section and discuss this release on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 34&t=12854

Shipyard from Warb Null
Warb Null created the perfect Starship assembly line.


You can see more pictures in the Showcase section and discuss this release on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 34&t=12849

New Team Member
I want to take this 20th Anniversary as the time for an unplanned announcement.
We welcome Rogue518 to the XWAU team as an honorary member and tester!
Rogue518 has stuck with us for 20 years. The full 20 years!

You can congratulate him on the Forum here.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 34&t=12725

XWAU: 20 Years of Memories
Share with us your favourite memories of 20 years of the XWAU.
Please visit the forum topic here here to join in.
https://www.xwaupgrade.com/phpBB3/viewt ... 15&t=12853

Lastly the team wants to thank all of you. The gamers that keep visiting our little piece of Star Wars history.
Without your constant support and interest and encouragement then this project could have died long ago.
We have now a total of 4360 members. Obviously they aren't all active :lachtot: but we value every single one.
Thank you also to all the XWAU team members past and present that have helped our goal.
We have some great things in the pipeline still to come for you to enjoy in 2020!
Hopefully we will complete our goal before another 20 years have gone past. ;)
May The Force Be With You All!
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Post by JeremyaFr » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:18 pm

Good work to all involved people :2thumbs: :applaus:

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Post by Metathrom » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:41 am

Awesome releases! Thank you guys, for everything! :D

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Post by WildstarBlue9 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:49 am

General Trageton and/or Driftwood, if you want to tackle some CompuServe Alliance lore, Blue Squadron was, at one time, based on the Happy Jack, which was the ISD Octavian captured by Matt "Blackjack" Krenzel and the banshee Rory, noted here. The Happy Jack site is a very old site (pre-dates this one), but it was recently reconstructed, and the main page has maybe the only reference image in existence of the ASD Happy Jack:


As you'll note, the distinguishing feature is the yellow smiley face painted on the dorsal hull.

LMK if you're willing to tackle this one. :)

EDIT: Upon further review, the Happy Jack makes better sense as a flight group option for the ISD1 rather than ISD2.
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Post by Jaeven » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:56 am

Outstanding work by the people that worked on it all of these. Great job!

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Post by blue_max » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:58 am

20 years! That's an impressive achievement! Good job guys!

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Post by rogue518 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:44 pm

Excellent work guys........ :2thumbs:

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Post by MagnumFR » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:44 pm

Exellent job guys !! I see one guy on yt try with ai to upscale the cinematic maybe take a look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdXfJeHcjaA

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Post by Old_Jedi » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:43 pm

A Very Well Done guys - here's to the next 20 years....!


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Post by Marcos_Edson » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:54 am

20 years... It's not hard to believe the Project is still up and running but it seems hard to believe so much time has passed... Does that make sense?
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Post by keiranhalcyon7 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:11 am

:silvester_mrgreen: :silvester_eek: :margarita:

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Post by kr1z » Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:05 am

Congrats! :)

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